The Cooler Danchou
A new story has just been posted to PokéBeach's front page:
So the real question is how are we going to get this set? With Generations coming out all the way through December there's not a lot of room for it to be a special side set.
Ok so we won't get full art for slowbor,it's strange for collectors that not all MEGA can have full art cards
I don't see why we don't get Mega Pidgeot and Pinsir in this set too
So does that mean we can expect this 20th anniversary set to be part of (or all of )
M. Sharpedo EX: Not released, should have done this in Primal Clash
M. Camerupt EX: Not released, should have done this in Primal Clash
That ship long sailed there my friend. We have no mega full arts for anything from XY to Phantom Forces, instead getting secret rare gold bordered versions of the original M EX's. We didn't start getting full art megas until Primal Clash. To say nothing about the last four collections that had megas in them with no full arts or the three megas in Generations that also lack full arts.
In all fairness we don't know the content of this set yet. We might very well get Mega Pidgeot and Mega Pinsir here.
To add those two Mega Evolutions into Primal Clash would have made it a set with SIX Pokémon-EX you're both right in saying that they would have fit better into Double Crisis.Yeah I don't see why they didn't or at least make those two the other Megas in Primal Clash.
ah. I seeHere's what I think: This is our last XY set. Despite being advertised as a concept pack in Japan, the thing is, unlike Premium Champion Pack (which was released 1 month after Awakening Psychic King - our Fates Collide), this is being released in September, following the pattern of Japanese sets being release every three months (Blue Shock/Red Flash were released in September too, for example).
From what I understand from the news post, the set will have secret rares, mimicking regular japanese sets in that way too. While they may be reprints, I doubt they'll be exact reprints like Premium Champion Pack. But I think they are indeed new cards (and hopefully we'll get Mega Pidgeot and Pinsir since this set focus on Gen 1).
So, after this the next japanese set is supposed to be released in December, after Sun & Moon already came out, meaning the next japanese set will most likely be the first Sun&Moon set.
How does this translate to us in the west? Simple, weather this is a set of reprints w/ new artwork or new cards, we need something for our November release so my guess is TPCi will treat this as a regular expansion and make this our last XY set.
Sun & Moon are released in that month but we get our Sun&Moon set in February as usual, with maybe a starter set a bit earlier to bridge the gap, in the same way they did it at the beginning of XY...
I think we should've gotten those in the Team Magma/Team Aqua set
If they had made those in Double Crisis they would have likely been owner Pokémon and I wouldn't want that. Glad they weren't in that mini set. But maybe some kind of premium set would have worked for them too.
Oh and note the package cover says dummy on it, meaning it's not the official packaging for it at all.