Local Leagues to Distribute Play! Pokemon Prize Packs

Pokemon has announced new Prize Packs that will replace the old, stamped League Promo cards. Similar to POP! Series packs from the past, each Play! Pokémon Prize Pack will contain six cards from a pool of roughly 200 cards legal in the Standard format. New Prize packs will release approximately every six months. Among the available cards in the first set of Prize packs include stamped versions of Rayquaza VMAX, Charizard VMAX, and Pikachu VMAX!

Players can earn these packs by participating in local events, including League, League Challenges, and League Cups, as supplies last.

The text below comes from the official reveal of the new packs!

In-store events are making their return, and we’re excited to introduce Prize Packs to Play! Pokémon retail locations worldwide. Qualified Play! Pokémon retailers have begun receiving promotional Prize Packs to support in-store Play! Pokémon events such as Leagues, League Challenges, League Cups, and more while supplies last. These brand-new Prize Packs will replace the Play! Pokémon promos that were previously distributed by local game stores at Play! Pokémon events, giving Trainers much more to enjoy than ever before.

Each Prize Pack contains six cards taken from a pool of about 200—all of which are legal in the Standard format, including everything from popular Pokémon to exclusive foil upgrades of tournament mainstays, all featuring the special Play! Pokémon logo. Here’s just some of what you can expect to find in Series One:

  • Fan-favorite Pokémon like Charizard VMAX, Rayquaza VMAX, and Pikachu VMAX
  • Exclusive foil versions of tournament-defining cards like Scoop Up Net and Path to the Peak
  • Exclusive non-foil versions of powerhouse Pokémon like Oranguru and Snorlax
  • Both foil and non-foil basic Energy cards

Prize Pack Series One will have a limited duration to catch up with our recent break from in-store events, with a new series dropping every six months starting in February. You can expect Series Two in February 2023, Series Three in August 2023, Series Four in February 2024, and so on.

For competitive and casual Trainers alike, the Prize Packs offer an exclusive way to build your collection while having fun at Play! Pokémon events at your local game store. How Prize Packs are distributed will vary from location to location, depending on what works best for your store. The more active your events are, the more Prize Packs will be available, so spread the word and bring a friend to support your local community!