All ‘Celebrations’ Cards, Promos, Products Revealed — Full Set Details!

Pokemon has updated PTCGO with all the cards from Celebrations! These are digital images and do not fully represent how the cards look when printed on Pokemon’s holofoil paper. They are “non-holo” images.

The set’s products will officially hit store shelves on October 8th. As posted before, each Celebrations booster pack contains four holo cards. Celebrations booster packs can only be found within Celebrations products.

‘Celebrations’ Main Set

The main set contains 25 brand new cards featuring Legendary Pokemon, Pikachu, and Professor Oak. The Legendary Pokemon represent every generation.

The regular holos are printed on a holofoil paper that doesn’t have any kind of pattern or effect to the foil — there’s no galaxies, bubbles, swirls, or lines. The foil is simply reflective (see Mew below). This is the same holofoil paper that was used for the Generations Radiant Collection.

The Pokemon V and full art cards use the same texture and holofoil as regular sets.

The Pikachu cards are what I would call “remakes.” They’re inspired by classic cards, but they’re updated with modern stats and effects, which means they’re considered new cards. This is similar to what Evolutions did with Base Set. However, these cards go one step further because they have new artwork paying homage to the originals (which the TCG has done before, like with Charizard from Stormfront). The VMAX Pikachu are also new cards that pay homage to the originals.

All 25 cards are tournament-legal because they’re new and have “E” regulation marks.

Classic Collections

The “Classic Collections” sub-set contains 25 reprinted cards from the TCG’s history. Each card was once loved by collectors (like Charizard), was extremely popular in decks of its era (like Claydol), or both (like Blastoise).

Like all reprints, the cards have some differences to distinguish them from the originals. In this case they feature a 25th anniversary stamp, an etching over the cards like modern secret rares, they’re printed on the holofoil paper used for the McDonalds promos, and the Wizards of the Coast copyright has been removed from the Gen 1 cards.

Otherwise, they use the same text, templates, set numbers, and everything else as the originals. TPCi obviously opened the original files and just slapped the 25th anniversary stamp over them.

None of the 25 cards are tournament-legal for Standard because they don’t have a regulation mark. This is by design. Many of them feature old mechanics that aren’t compatible with modern cards. Some of them would also be broken in modern decks. A trading card game can change a lot in 20 years, and these reprints sure show it!

However, Reshiram through Tapu Lele-GX are legal in Expanded because their original prints are still legal in that format.

Update: It looks like the fonts on some of the older cards are slightly different, perhaps due to changes in software rendering over the years. It probably wasn’t on purpose and likely wasn’t noticed.

‘Celebrations’ Promos

Several of the promos associated with this set mix old mechanics with new Pokemon, like Light Toxtricity. They’re what I might call “anachronisms.” The Pokemon didn’t exist at the time the mechanics they represent were used. It’s as if these cards could have existed during those eras. Each card uses the same art style, templates, and attack effects as a card might have at the time.

This is also why they have a note on the bottom that says they’re not modern for tournament-play. Technically they don’t need that note since they don’t have regulation marks, but they’re “new” cards with SWSH promo numbering, so TPCi wants to make you double-sure you can’t use them in tournaments.

‘Celebrations’ Products Releasing Nationwide

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)

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

Store-Exclusive ‘Celebrations’ Products

Will add later, but you can check our news stories for these.

Joshua198989

Aspiring Trainer
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Scalping is already rife with the Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Ultra–Premium Collection; however, I honestly believe the Ultra Premium collection will get reprinted. I know they haven’t done this previously for HF for example but the TPCi is showing signs that it is bucking a lot of trends (ie releasing the Japanese tag team and comp winner eevee cards). They have previously announced recognition of the shortage of some products and said that they will keep printing to demand. There is nothing to suggest this is an early exclusive only product either. I generally believe this will be released again in a future wave so don’t going buying scalper prices on eBay! *I have one of these boxes preordered; will most likely keep it sealed!

 

Minccino_Man

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Not going to complain about this set like everyone else is. I hyped for it and glad with what we get cuz it's better than nothing. However it seems like a missed opportunity to have more newer Pokemon in old styles of cards. It's super cool.

Also I really with reprints of retro cards wasn't such a special thing limited to an anniversary set. I think if they did mass retro reprint sets like other TCGs it would be a win/win.
 

Yaginku

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Wait, the regular set is tournament-legal? Some of these cards don't look bad, especially Mew being a soft-Jirachi. If it turns out to be playable, we might have a meta card that costs hundreds due to scalping.
 

Nicholas Chang

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Wait, the regular set is tournament-legal? Some of these cards don't look bad, especially Mew being a soft-Jirachi. If it turns out to be playable, we might have a meta card that costs hundreds due to scalping.
You may have missed the normal holo mew that's in the set that i'm betting will not cost more than a couple dollars.
 

Yaginku

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You may have missed the normal holo mew that's in the set that i'm betting will not cost more than a couple dollars.
No, I mean the regular holo Mew. I don't see myself getting my hands on any of that product, unless it's really overprinted. The hype is unreal, the bubble is essentially already here before it's even released, it would take a ton of product to burst through it and devalue these cards.
 

Lambda901354

Aspiring Trainer
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None of the 25 cards are tournament-legal because they don’t have a regulation mark.
Uh, shouldn't the BW-on reprints still be legal in expanded? From the official website:
The Celebrations expansion includes a subset called the Classic Collection, which features cards from the entire history of the Pokémon TCG—all the way back to the Base Set. These cards are considered reprints of the original cards, meaning that they're only legal in formats where the original cards would be legal.
 

Chrswrites

Aspiring Trainer
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Love all the cards. But I miss in the reprint section: cards from Jungle en Fossil, Gym leader cards, e-cards, SL-cards from Col, Shiny Pokemon from DPPt and BW, maybe an Arceus and Rotom card, don’t forget a cards from de LTR/Gen subset and Tag Team Pokemon. But I love already everything we get!
 

bbb888

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How many scalpers do I have to kill just to get my hands on just one pack??
 

N's Rhyperior

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Wait, the regular set is tournament-legal? Some of these cards don't look bad, especially Mew being a soft-Jirachi. If it turns out to be playable, we might have a meta card that costs hundreds due to scalping.
I told ya before. Lol
 

NicoNoo

Meta/budget player
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Psychic Zacian V is gonna help Shadow Rider a good deal. It gives you a strong turn 1 play (2 energy attached) while 150-180 is threatening enough for 2HKOs without requiring you to leave your Shadow Riders vulnerable. Deck will probably still play the Alcremie line for high burst damage, but this moves Shadow Rider from attacker to more of a supporter role.

Mew (as I have been saying since its reveal in May) is welcome consistency in a format invaded by Shady Dealings. As long as the card is not hard to get on TCG Live, I will consider myself satisfied. It has Scoop Up Net, Switch and Air Balloon, so basically all the tools that Stellar Wish used to have at the height of its usage.
 

PokeDan23

Pokemon Fan Since 1999
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Good luck getting this stuff. Ultra Premium Collection is being sold for $400 at card/hobby stores so I can only imagine what the prices will be like on places like ebay...
 

PartTimeTCGCollector

Aspiring Trainer
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Any they end up with that ugly, uncreative pikachu logo. Is that the best they could do? At least they should have shrink the logo and not overlap it with the images. As for the logo, I would recommend a gold pokeball with 25 on it. That logo would be holofoiled of course, or at least something similar to it. The images should be cosmic holo, and rather using the logo of the set replace it with a new logo. They had plenty of time thinking it over. The only plus side is they remove wizards since they literally screwed up the pokemon TCG, especially the gym sets which were my favorite.
 
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ArceusTrainer

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Didn't get a chance to pre-order. I hope I will be able to get my stuff at release at MSRP or else this is the nail in the coffin for me.
 

WillyCharizard

Aspiring Trainer
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As long as the card is not hard to get on TCG Live, I will consider myself satisfied.

I hope special sets become avaible for everyone unlike PTCGO which never get special sets on store, cause without tradig could be very hard to get cards from special sets