‘Battle Styles’ Prerelease Promos Listed, All Highly Playable

An update to the Pokémon TCG Promo Card Legality Status page on Pokemon.com has revealed the prerelease promos for Sword & Shield—Battle Styles: Cherrim, Octillery, Houndoom, and Bronzong.

These cards will feature alternate art from their prints in Battle Styles and will become part of the Battle Styles Build & Battle Box. Each box contains a 23-card evolution kit that randomly includes 1 of these 4 promo cards.

The official art for these promos has yet to be revealed—stay tuned for more info! Battle Styles releases March 19th.


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. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

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    I love the choices of promos here. I'd be happy with any of them, but I think Cherrim would be the one I'd want to get the most.
     
  2. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
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    I really hope the Cherrim features the Overcast Cherrim! We've only ever gotten 1 card with that form, and it's adorable ;-;
     
  3. TokenDuelist YGO TCG is Cheaper. Fight me.
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    Highly playable, and highly unobtainable.
     
  4. flariados Aspiring Trainer
    flariados

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    I think you mean Flareon EX (delta species) and Ariados (unseen forces)

    see: my username
     
  5. Victory Victini Securing the win
    Victory Victini

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    Bruh these promos are stacked
     
  6. Sparkeagle Aspiring Trainer
    Sparkeagle

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    Good thing no collectible promo Pokemon like a Charizard popular kind. Glad this is more for the players considering how Vivid Voltage increased their costs of kits
     
  7. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
    bunnybird12

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    Already wanted to get a few Build & Battle boxes, but these make me want them even more!
     
  8. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  9. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

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    My LGS sold out of them weeks ago before the promos were even revealed
     
  10. 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!
     
  11. still cheaper than buying from scalpers
     
    Coolpilot likes this.
  12. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
    Kaizaac

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    Smart but annoying for those who usually buy 2 or 3 so they can open more packs early.
     
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  13. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
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    Hopefully I can get my hands on one or two.
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. Asrialys Aspiring Trainer
    Asrialys

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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.
  16. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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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? :(
     
  17. 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
     
  18. 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.
  19. 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:
     
  20. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

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