‘Battle Styles’ Build & Battle Boxes Will Be Available Early!

According to TPCi, the release date for the Battle Styles Build & Battle Boxes will be March 5th, which is a day earlier than usual. The set itself releases on March 19th. Be sure to call your local hobby store ahead of time to see if you can preorder them now.

Each box contains four booster packs and a 23-card Evolution pack that includes one of four promo cards. The promos haven’t been revealed yet, but we know they’ll be alternate art versions of Cherrim, Octillery, Houndoom, and Bronzong from the set:

Cherrim – Grass – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Cherubi

Ability: Spring Bloom
As often as you like during your turn, you may attach a [G] Energy card from your hand to 1 of your Pokemon (except Pokemon with a Rule Box).

[G][C][C] Seed Bomb: 70 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Bronzong – Metal – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Bronzor

Ability: Metal Trans
As often as you like during your turn, you may move a [M] Energy from 1 of your Pokemon to another.1 of your Pokemon.

[M][C][C] Zen Headbutt: 70 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Grass (-30)
Retreat: 3


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  1. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    My LGS sold out of them weeks ago before the promos were even revealed
     
  2. Ilexon Aspiring Trainer
    Ilexon

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    The way the hobby shop I go to is stopping scalpers is quite smart but pretty funny, each build and battle box cost £4000 but on the product page there is a code that can only be used once per customer that gives you £3975 off! If you try buying more than one at a time you'll end up paying, literally!
     
  3. still cheaper than buying from scalpers
     
    Coolpilot likes this.
  4. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
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    Smart but annoying for those who usually buy 2 or 3 so they can open more packs early.
     
    Coolpilot likes this.
  5. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
    bunnybird12

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    Hopefully I can get my hands on one or two.
     
  6. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
    The Binder Guy

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    Oh now that’s smart. ReedPop did a similar thing when they were selling some NYCC-exclusive Funko Pops, only the codes were given out via a lottery (due to the items being a numbered limited edition) and the price without codes was a whopping $10,000,000 USD each.
     
  7. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
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    This is for local game stores? So basically what was already going to happen with stores that ran Prereleases?
     
    JaxuTCG likes this.
  8. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    I wish my local store was this cool. My local store is basically pre-scalping by selling all Pokemon product at like 200+% the MSRP.

    If you can't beat em, join em? :(
     
  9. Clam Almost decent
    Clam

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    I do like getting getting those build and battle boxes as they are quite fun to get all the goodies inside but lately its been very difficult if not impossible to get my hands on one of them
     
  10. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
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    Their distributor is probably upping the price of Pokémon TCG products, I’ve been hearing rumors that some stores are boosting their own prices because of it.
     
    Matt Killion likes this.
  11. Matt Killion Drummermattk TCG
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    Hopefully my local store gets the 4 he ordered. Owner knows im heavily interested in a whole box of them. Investing a lot of money here recently in recent sets to rip and collect.:cool:
     
  12. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
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  13. Hydroi-gon Casual Player
    Hydroi-gon

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    Urshifu Octillery Strike Style
     
    bidoof&company, JaxuTCG and The Fish like this.
  14. The Fish 0.o
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    Cherrim is baby
     
  15. Mistwalker Master of Martial Arts
    Mistwalker

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    I need that Octillary in my life
     
  16. Fox808 Aspiring Trainer
    Fox808

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    Pokemon corrected their page. Battle Styles Prereleases are on March 6th.
     
  17. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
    Number51x

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    That'll be $80.
     
    Skeleton Liar and The Fish like this.
  18. mrpnut03 Aspiring Trainer
    mrpnut03

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    Ladies and gentlemen, give it up one time for the artwork, please!
     
  19. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

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    The best art is probably Octillery.
    Houndoom looks creepy af.
     
  20. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer
    zzzeraora

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    Part of me wishes they'd take pre-release promos one step further and also include them in sets as golden border secret rares..

    The other part of me realizes they aren't charizard so they won't do that. Example: Champion's Path.