‘Evolving Skies’ Build & Battle Stadium Box Revealed — Plus the Prerelease Promos!

We finally know what the Battle Stadium product is!

Evolving Skies will see the release of a two-player “Build & Battle Stadium” box, which will feature two Evolving Skies Build & Battle Boxes! It will also come with a variety of extra goodies, including four extra booster packs, dice, and Energy cards. It seems the product wants you to battle against a friend and introduce both of you to the latest set — like a personal prerelease experience.

The prerelease promos have also been revealed early thanks to this product: they are Flaaffy, Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. The Flaaffy will come from Sky Stream and will likely be an alternate art version (it’s probably an upcoming Gym promo in Japan). No regular Galarian Articuno, Zapdos, or Moltres have been revealed yet. We will probably see them in Sky Stream.

The box will release on September 10th for $59.99. This is two weeks after the set’s August 27th release date.

Here’s the full product description:

Enter the Pokémon Stadium—Ready for Battle!

Build a deck from a powerful set of components—and then play right away, with this two-player Build & Battle Stadium set! Each Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies Build & Battle Stadium contains a massive set of cards, including two awesome Build & Battle Boxes, one for you and one for a friend! Open the Build & Battle Boxes to start building. Each one holds four booster packs and a 23-card Evolution pack, which includes an exclusive foil card. The selection of cards gives you a strong foundation for building a new deck to play against your friends. So get ready to face your opponents with the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies Build & Battle Stadium!

The high-powered Build & Battle Stadium includes everything you need for two players to prepare and battle. Inside this box you’ll find:

  • 2 individual Build & Battle Boxes, each containing a 23-card Evolution pack to build your decks
  • Evolution packs contain 1 of 4 unique foil promo cards: Flaaffy, Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, or Galarian Moltres
  • 4 additional Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies booster packs, so you get 12 in all
  • 121 Pokémon TCG Energy cards
  • 6 damage-counter dice
  • 1 competition-legal coin-flip die
  • 2 acrylic condition markers
  • A collector’s box to hold everything
  • A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

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  1. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

    News Staff Member

    This is a REALLY cool product.
     
  2. JaxuTCG i love swinub
    JaxuTCG

    Member

    FLAAFFY PRERELEASE PROMO
    Take my money.
     
    Charmaster:) and professsorpoke like this.
  3. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!
    bunnybird12

    Member

    Ooh, I like this. And having Flaffy as a promo is awesome
     
    JayMankey and JaxuTCG like this.
  4. Mimikeon Aspiring Trainer
    Mimikeon

    Member

    That's gonna be the most expensive Flaaffy ever. And baby birds huh? Hope they're good. Eternatus needs a new free retreater, and Shadow Rider needs a non-V attacker.
     
    The Fish likes this.
  5. JayMankey Optimistic Trainer/Collector
    JayMankey

    Member

    12 boosters, essential supplies, two prerelease promos, and everything in between? Sign me up!
     
  6. Porigon Aspiring Trainer
    Porigon

    Member

    How is this so exciting? Isn't 3 Build and Battle boxes better than this? For the same price you are getting dice and markets over an extra promo card and Evolution pack ‍♂️
     
    Ilexon likes this.
  7. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    I'd like to point out this is selling Build & Battle boxes to consumers after prerelease, which before were limited to just stock left over after the Prerelease is over. We'll have to wait to actually see how numerous these will be in stock, but they might potentially tank the long-term value of B&B boxes and promos. Imagine if they sold Jirachi or Charizard B&B boxes after release date - they wouldn't be nearly as chased.
    Is this good? I'm not sure - part of the Prerelease hype was getting a unique card, which is not going to be the case anymore. While some B&B were chased (especially with prereleases gone), they couldn't legally be sold separately before release date, meaning you were guaranteed to get some by just attending a prerelease, putting more players at the tables at their LGSes.
     
  8. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
    Charmaster:)

    Member

    Best product since the Trainers Toolkit.
    A two player prerelease? What a genius idea! And if it makes prerelease promos more affordable, then all the better!
    It also shows that TPCI is willing to invest in upgrading their drafting format and the line of products supporting it. You know how sometimes the first step towards any goal is sometimes one of the hardest? Well, now they’ve made that first step!
     
    JayMankey likes this.
  9. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
    don()shinobi

    Member

    Flaaffy? Flashback to late RSE era prerelease promos that were just stage 1s.
     
  10. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
    Charmaster:)

    Member

    Also, when’s the last time that evolving Pokémon have appeared as modern prerelease promos?
    Emphasis on modern; anything that didn’t have a stamp and a different piece of artwork and three siblings doesn’t count. (In other words, BreakThrough onward.). The answer, to the best of my knowledge, is never. Well, they couldn’t have picked a better time to break tradition!
    Also, when’s the last time that all three members of a legendary trio have appeared in a single prerelease promo set... let alone with an evolving stage 1? Wait, does THAT mean...
    (Adding Flaaffy to the list of pseudo-legendaries along with Ultra Beasts, Arcanine, and every Stage 2 Pokémon with a base stat total of 600.
    P.S. I would like to say that Ultra Beast are legendary Pokémon proper, but I can’t think of any official content that has confirmed that to be the case. If anyone thinks of any, please let me know.
    P.S.S. I know that these footnotes are becoming progressively less relevant and more off-topic, but does anyone have any idea what Water Pokémon Master’s dream meant?
     
  11. professsorpoke yes 3 S's is not a typo
    professsorpoke

    Member

    Ima have to get my playset of reverse Mareeps now and then my playset of Promo Flaaffys later
     
  12. Nintenfreak Aspiring Trainer
    Nintenfreak

    Member

    121 energy seems odd since there are only 9 basic energy types, so since 121 is 11², so some of those cards are probably gonna be Special Energy Cards.
     
  13. ChocoboGuy Aspiring Trainer
    ChocoboGuy

    Member

    Pour one out for the last appearance of fairy energy!
     
  14. Matthew the Fairy Lover The Lover of everything Fairy
    Matthew the Fairy Lover

    Member

    And since Fairy Energy was my first ever competitive Deck ever, which was Brilliant Arrow Mega Gardevoir-EX. I shall pour two. Thanks Gardevoir and Fairy Energy. You helped me win my first ever tournament.
     
  15. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
    Charmaster:)

    Member

    As a collector with a very tight budget I’m probably biased, but in my opinion it’s always better to make a card less of a collectors item rather than more, because then more people can get that card. I would also like to remind you that part of the hype is the DRAFTING experience, which now can be experienced by more people who can buy this box after the event is over and play it with a friend or family member... or three, or five, or seven, or more, depending on how many boxes you get and whether or not you have more than one real-life friend. The third hype factor is being able to see and use these cards before anyone else (ignore the fact that most of the cards have been revealed on Pokébeach by then, most people won’t be following Pokébeach.) and being able to USE those cards for the first time, and I can’t see that this disrupts that hype factor.