Full English Reveals of ‘Celebrations’ Products Reveals New Cards!

Pokemon has revealed complete images of our Celebrations products! Previously, the promo cards were hidden.

We can see Dark Sylveon V, Lance’s Charizard V, Dragapult V (previously revealed), Zacian LV.X (previously revealed), Pikachu V-UNION, Pikachu V, and Pikachu VMAX.

Here’s a closer look at the cards. Dragapult Prime says “This card cannot be used at official tournaments,” confirming our speculation that the “remake” cards of old mechanics will not be legal for tournament play. This of course shouldn’t apply to Pokemon V like Dark Sylveon and Lance’s Charizard V.

Turns out the lost SWSH062 promo is Pikachu VMAX!

As posted before, Celebrations products will include promo cards that combine newer Pokemon with popular game mechanics from the past 25 years. This includes Dark and Light Pokemon, Delta Species (δ) Pokemon, and Pokemon Star. Some examples include Dark Sylveon V, Light Toxtricity, Greninja ☆, Mimikyu δ, Dragapult Prime, and Zacian LV.X.

The main set will contain over 45 cards, including four Pokemon V and two Pokemon VMAX. It will feature Legendary, Mythical, and other beloved Pokemon. This includes Mew, Ho-Oh, Zamazenta, Flying Pikachu, and Surfing Pikachu. Professor Oak will also make an appearance. The main set will be Standard legal according to Pokemon.com.

Even more exciting, Celebrations will feature a special subset of 25 cards containing “close remakes” of iconic cards from the past. It will be called “Classic Collections” and include Base Set Charizard, Umbreon ☆, Tapu Lele-GX, and more. Base Set Pikachu is also mentioned. Unlike Evolutions these cards will be exact reprints of the original cards but with a 25th anniversary stamp and modified copyright information.

Each booster pack will contain four holo cards. Each card will feature a 25th anniversary stamp. These Celebrations booster packs can only be found within special Celebrations products, which will begin to release in October.

The set will be based on Japan’s 25th Anniversary Collection and its associated products.

Card Images

Official product images from Brazil revealed the promos of Dragapult Prime, Mimikyu δ, Light Toxtricity, Hydreigon C, and Zacian LV.X.

They use the same card templates and art style as their eras, as if the cards were created back then.

We can also see the holofoil paper the set will use on Zacian LV.X. Pokemon will probably print all the cards on the same holofoil paper.

These cards probably won’t be legal for tournament play. They don’t have legality markers. Below the copyrights there’s some kind of note that’s hard to read — it might say something like “Not legal for tournament play.” Zacian LV.X also has the old Poke-Body mechanic, which would be incompatible with today’s cards.

Dragapult – Psychic – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Drakloak

[P] Mach Turn: 60 damage. You may switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

[P][P][C] Diving Sweep: 150 damage. Discard 1 random card from your opponent’s hand.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 0

(Pokemon Prime are from the HeartGold & SoulSilver era. In terms of gameplay they were no different from other Pokemon of the time. It’s purely aesthetic — they had spikes around their card image and all Pokemon Prime had “close-up” artwork of the Pokemon’s face.)


Mimikyu δ – Water – HP70
Basic Pokemon (Delta Species)

[W] Steal: Draw 2 cards.

[W][C] Wet Claw: 40 damage. Return 1 Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon to their hand.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

(Delta Species Pokemon are from late in Generation III. They featured each Pokemon as an unusual type due to a mutation. There were also cards that supported them, like with the current Single Strike and Rapid Strike Pokemon.)


Light Toxtricity – Lightning – HP120
Stage 1 (Light Pokemon) – Evolves from Toxel

[C] Slow Ballad: Heal 30 damage from both Active Pokemon.

[L][L][C] Smashing Spanking: 160 damage. During your next turn, this Pokemon can’t use Smashing Spanking.

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

(Light Pokemon were from the Neo Destiny. They’re obviously the reverse of Dark Pokemon. Their card templates are a bit different. In terms of gameplay they were known for healing and greater HP.)


Hydreigon C – Darkness – HP110
Basic Pokemon (Pokemon SP)

[C][C] Bite: 30 damage.

[D][D][C] Possessed Blade: 100 damage. This attack does 20 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

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

(Pokemon SP were another “label mechanic” like Delta Species Pokemon, Rapid Strike Pokemon, Plasma Pokemon, etc. They were each owned by someone. In this case the “C” stands for Champion, which is why Champion Iris is depicted on this card. Of course neither Iris or Hydriegon existed back then, but these cards are pretending as if they were made then!)


Zacian LV.X – Metal – HP160
Level-Up – Put onto Zacian

Poke-Body: Bladed Armament
Damage from this Pokemon’s attacks isn’t affected by any effects on your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[M][M][C] Brave Blade: 240 damage. During your next turn, this Pokemon can’t attack.

Put this card onto your Active Zacian. Zacian LV.X can use any attack, Poke-Power, or Poke-Body from its previous Level.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Grass (-30)
Retreat: 2

(Pokemon LV.X are from Generation IV. You play them on top of an existing Pokemon to upgrade them with additional attacks as well as Poke-Powers and Poke-Bodies, which were the precursor to Abilities.)

Pokémon TCG: Celebrations CollectionDragapult Prime

Product Contents: One foil promo card and one foil oversize card featuring Dragapult Prime, two Celebrations fourcard booster packs, one additional Pokemon TCG booster pack, a fourpocket binder to hold your cards, and one anniversarythemed coin

Release Date: Oct. 8, 2021

Price: $14.99 USD

Pokémon TCG: Celebrations CollectionsLance’s Charizard V and Dark Sylveon V

Product Contents: One foil promo card and one foil oversize card featuring Lance’s Charizard V or Dark Sylveon V, four Celebrations fourcard booster packs, and two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs.

Release Date: Oct. 8, 2021

Price: $19.99 USD

Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection

Product Contents: One foil promo card featuring Zacian LV.X, an enamel pin featuring Flying and Surfing Pikachu, four Celebrations fourcard booster packs, and two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs.

Release Date: Oct. 8, 2021

Price: $19.99 USD

Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Elite Trainer Box

Product Contents: 10 Celebrations fourcard booster packs, five additional Pokémon TCG booster packs, one special foil card featuring Greninja , 65 anniversarythemed card sleeves, 45 Energy cards, a player’s guide to the Celebrations expansion, a Pokémon TCG rulebook, six damagecounter dice, one competitionlegal coinflip die, and two acrylic condition markers.

Release Date: Oct. 8, 2021

Price: $49.99 USD

Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Elite Trainer Box (Pokemon Center Version)

No product details revealed yet.

Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Mini Tins

Product Contents: Two Celebrations fourcard booster packs, one additional Pokémon TCG booster pack, one anniversarythemed coin, and one Pokémon art card showing the art from the Mini Tin (collect and combine all eight versions)

Release Date: Oct. 8, 2021

Price: $8.99 USD

Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Special CollectionPikachu VUNION

Product Contents: Four foil promo cards that make up a single Pikachu VUNION, one oversize card featuring Pikachu VUNION, one Supporter card featuring Professor Burnet, four Celebrations fourcard boosters, and two additional Pokémon TCG boosters.

Release Date: Oct. 8, 2021

Price: $29.99 USD

Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Premium Figure CollectionPikachu VMAX

Product Contents: One etched foil promo card featuring Pikachu VMAX, one foil promo card featuring Pikachu V, a supersize figure of Gigantamax Pikachu, eight Celebrations fourcard booster packs, and three additional Pokémon TCG booster packs.

Release Date: Oct. 22, 2021

Price: $49.99 USD

Pokémon TCG: Celebrations UltraPremium Collection

Product Contents: Two commemorative metal cards featuring Base Set Pikachu and Base Set Charizard, one special gold version of Pikachu V, one special gold version of Poké Ball, a Charizard and Pikachu enamel pin, one anniversarythemed metal coin, 17 Celebrations fourcard booster packs, eight additional Pokémon TCG booster packs, and player’s guide.

Release Date: Oct. 22, 2021

Price: $119.99 USD

Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Collector Chest

Product Contents: Six Celebrations fourcard booster packs, two additional Pokémon TCG booster packs, three foil promo cards featuring Mimikyu δ (Delta Species), Light Toxtricity, and Hydreigon C; four colorful sticker sheets, a mini portfolio to store cards, a Pokémon coin, and a Pokémon notepad.

Release Date: October 2021

Price: $24.99 USD

Zeeman

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Text is still too small to see if these will be tournament legal. Darn. It's so close on the Dragapult
 

FossilJockeyMG

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If I'm able to find these, my wallet is going to suffer. I really need all of these promos. I think bringing back these old mechanics (even if they aren't tournament legal) is the coolest way to celebrate the history of the card game.

I just noticed the Dark Sylveon isn't dual type. A little bit of a bummer, but otherwise interesting.
 

Charmaster:)

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OVERPRINT THESE PLEASE :(
Its not just THIS set that will be overprinted. TPCI will probably be reprinting virtually every SWSH era Pokémon TCG product for months. I mean, a large percentage of all Pokémon TCG products are in the hands of scalpers, so everyone will be eager to buy whatever reprint runs TPCI is able to release, with the result that TPCI will probably flood the market with all the products that have been scalped during the pandemic. Then scalpers will be forced to liquidate their stashes of scalped products, which will flood the market again. This will most likely cause the floor to drop out underneath the prices of individual cards, and the results will be ideal for both those who open sealed product and collect individual cards.
It will probably take a while, but, after all, TPCI is a business, and the primary objective of any business (this goes without saying) is to MAKE A PROFIT. With the demand for, say, Shining Fates still being about as high as it was when the set first released, there is no reason for TPCI to NOT reprint large quantities of Shining Fates. TPCI WILL do everything in its power to create the supply needed to satisfy the demand.
 

Zeeman

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I dont see why it wouldn't be as they look to be sword and shield era black star promos
Could you imagine trying to explain like 10 new (returning) card mechanics to casual players all released in the same set? Would be a nightmare. I wish hope they will be legal, but I strongly doubt it.
 

Skeleton Liar

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Glad to finally have images of Dark Sylveon and Lance's Charizard! TPCi does seem to be doing better with printing the past two sets... Things still aren't normal (and there's an overabundance of Battle Academy boxes at my Target), but I can only hope that they're printing this and Evolving Skies like crazy.

Also, although it's is a bit late saying this and it's off topic, I'm glad to see Pokebeach up and running again. Thank you, @Water Pokémon Master and everyone who helps with Pokebeach! I've been around for nearly 10 years now. One thing stuck out to me about the post regarding the hack. I'm sure it's not mentioned very often, but I actually have used Pokebeach as a sort of history/archive website, and I'm sure others have too. It's been a wealth of information over the years, and I know it will continue to be in the future!
 

FossilJockeyMG

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I think there's a good chance none of the promos are going to be tournament legal. The only reason I say that is because "Prime" isn't really a mechanic per sé. Because of that, there isn't a real reason why Dragapult would be banned from tournament play outside of "just because." Play-wise, there is no functional difference between a Dragapult Prime and any other Dragapult.

Granted, since Dark Sylveon V and Lance's Charizard V are V's... maybe that will allow them to skirt by? Odd since "Dark" and "Trainer's" pokémon ARE old mechanics not present in the current run of the TCG... Would they ban Light Toxtricity but keep Dark Sylveon V? It's weird.
 

Mimikeon

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I think there's a good chance none of the promos are going to be tournament legal. The only reason I say that is because "Prime" isn't really a mechanic per sé. Because of that, there isn't a real reason why Dragapult would be banned from tournament play outside of "just because." Play-wise, there is no functional difference between a Dragapult Prime and any other Dragapult.

Granted, since Dark Sylveon V and Lance's Charizard V are V's... maybe that will allow them to skirt by? Odd since "Dark" and "Trainer's" pokémon ARE old mechanics not present in the current run of the TCG... Would they ban Light Toxtricity but keep Dark Sylveon V? It's weird.
The fact that Pikachu V-UNION is a promo makes it less likely that every card will be illegal (well, technically it makes it impossible since that card is legal but you know what I mean). I think it's only the cards styled like old cards that won't be legal.
 

Orias

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Text is still too small to see if these will be tournament legal. Darn. It's so close on the Dragapult
It's visible now with the newest picture. It says on the bottom border ''this card cannot be used at official tournaments''
 

Ilexon

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I'm guessing that Pikachu VMAX was initially planned to release in that Pikachu v shining fates box considering the promo number in comparison
 

Raigetsu

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I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed Lance's Charizard is not the VS Series Lance's Charizard
 

PartTimeTCGCollector

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So are we going to have the pikachu 25 logo as oppose to the 25th anniversary stamp like in Japan? Please tell me that is not the case. If it is, then I am not interested. When I saw the Japanese Venusaur base set, that was exactly what I want. Logically, it would be better if the pikachu logo be as a set logo rather than on the artwork.