Are V-UNION Pokemon going to be hard to pull because their individual pieces will be scattered throughout different booster packs?
Fans have just started opening the booster packs from Japan’s 25th Anniversary Collection, which features Pikachu V-UNION. And all four pieces of Pikachu V-UNION are always grouped together in the same booster pack! This will likely be the case for the English TCG.
It makes sense, too. If a little kid pulls a card like Greninja’s leg, what’s she going to think? Whereas if you pull all four together, you immediately understand the concept of putting them together. You can start playing the card right away. So far we’ve only received our V-UNION Pokemon in special collections. But it’s likely future sets will include them.
It’s also been revealed Japan’s set features special reverse holos. Each one features a 3D square overlay. Early reports indicate there are between three to five in each booster box — or about one out of every three to five booster packs. We obviously did not receive this type of holo in our Celebrations set.
Their regular holos are exactly like ours. They’re simply “shiny” with no other effect. The only difference is the Japanese cards have a holo silver border and a different 25th anniversary stamp.
Also revealed is that the only secret rares in 25th Anniversary Collection are Professor’s Research (Professor Oak) and Mew, as expected.
Japan’s promo cards are similar to ours too. The only real differences are the borders and stamps. Japan also labels each promo card with a new set stamp and card number, whereas ours are only presented with their original set symbols and numbering. In both languages the cards feature confetti holofoil paper and textures.
As posted before, you will receive a promo booster pack if you purchase four booster packs of 25th Anniversary Collection from Pokemon Center stores. Each promo pack contains one of 25 classic cards. All of them were included in our Celebrations set.
The only mystery remaining is how Japan will distribute some of the promo cards we received in America, like Light Toxtricity, Dragapult Prime, and Mimikyu Delta. Absolutely no information has been released yet.