Hello PokeBeachers, my name's PineDog with some Theorymon about our next English set: XY: Evolutions. I've been following the news about cards for the set, and have come up with this: what I believe the cards we have confirmed or I think are extremely likely. I will try to update this list as much as new cards are released. First of all, I think we have most of the Lightning-type Pokemon confirmed, even though we only have two confirmed for release, those being Pikachu and Zapdos, which coincidentally happen to be the first and last Lightning Pokemon from the original Base Set in terms of PokeDex number. There happens to be six spaces between these two cards, which are exactly enough to fit in the leftover Lightning-type Pokemon from Base Set. Based on that, I think it's very likely we'll be getting these six cards in the set. If we have Charizard, we have to have Charmander and Charmeleon, so I'm extremely confident those will be in the set. I'm pretty sure that the Venusaur & Blastoise line will be in this set. While we can fit the Venusaur line into the list with them being the Pokemon at the beginning, we can't fit in Blastoise because we don't know how many Fire type Pokemon will be in this set. As such, it's been confirmed that Mega's of the original Starters will be in the set, and even though we know where they likely will be, I'm still not confident that's exactly where they will be. Plus we don't even know where M Blastoise will be. Along with that, there are cards which are fairly likely to be in this set based off the Japanese artwork for the pack, being Farfetch'd, Clefairy, Rattata, Nidoking, and Tangela. Based off this we can infer that Nidoran ♂, Nidorino, and Ratticate. We also have cards that were confirmed in the English blurb for the set, being: Dragonite-EX, Ninetales BREAK, and Machamp BREAK, which infer Vulpix, Ninetales, Machop, Machoke, and Machamp will be in the set. While I should also mention this here, the 20th Anniversary Concept Pack packart also shows us Starmie, suggesting that that card and Starmie will be in the set. While these won't be in the Japanese set, because they released as promos there, we can confirm M Slowbro-EX, Slowbro-EX, and Slowbro Spirit Link into the set, while it's likely that we'll be getting the classic Energy reprints in this set, and this is more of a stretch here, but I think the Surfing Pikachu and Flying Pikachu promos may be promos here for the Blisters or something like that. We also have the elephant in the room, Arcanine BREAK, which honestly I don't have an answer for, it could be in the set, but it may not, while it does confirm basically that Growlithe, and Arcanine will be in the set, I don't know if it will be in the set, or in another BREAK Evolution Box wih Crobat BREAK and Mandibuzz BREAK. Those are all the cards which we have some sort of reference to believably say will be in the set, which totals up to 38 cards in the Japanese set, plus three more added to that in English with M Slowbro, but I do think we will get Spirit Links for Venusar-EX, Blastoise-EX, and Charizard-EX, which puts us up to 44 plus the six cards confirmed for the set. Here's the list of the ones that I believe have some sort of confirmation. With the release of more info on the set, we have more info. about the set. I won't explain it a lot, AS @Metalizard already explained it well earlier, but I'll add more. Basically, we have confirmation that Mewtwo-EX will be in the set, as there's space between Mewtwo and Mew, and only Mewtwo of some form can fit in that, and we basically know that BREAK's are for Pokemon that don't have Mega's, however it is also possible we could get the other Mew Promo in this set, which at the moment I'm leaning towards. We also have some good new for @crystal_pidgeot as it's very likely were getting some form of the Pidgeot line, hopefully, M Pidgeot-EX! However, before we can confirm that, we need to know if this set is having any Dragon (other than maybe Dragonite-EX, if it's not colorless,) or Fairy types, and if that's where it's being placed. By for now! 31 cards we don't know! Were getting close to a full set! If you haven't seen the leaks, go see them! Of them Ultra Rare's we know this: EX's (12 including 4 Mega's) Venusaur-EX M Venusaur-EX Charizard-EX M Charizard-EX Blastoise-EX M Blastoise-EX Slowbro-EX (Not in Japanese set) M Slowbro-EX (Not in Japanese set) Mewtwo-EX Pidgeot-EX M Pidgeot-EX Dragonite-EX BREAK's (4) Ninetales BREAK Starmie BREAK Nidoking BREAK Machamp BREAK So, other than FA's, we know all the Ultra Rares. Calling it that the Secret Rare's are going to be: Pikachu (Promo from the Trading situation) 109/108 Flying Pikachu 110/108 Surfing Pikachu 111/108 (Which is confirmed as that place) I don't know what the Japanese Secret Rares are going to be, but they could be out Charizard-EX/Blastoise-EX/Venusaur-EX/Pikachu-EX Box promos, which would explain why the starter EX cards are reprinted, which would also make the English Secret Rares of Japanese Promos, and the Japanese Secret Rares of English Promos. It just works. Now, the leaks also confirmed we will be having an extra 21 cards in the English set, so I'll try to make an educated guess at what those will be. Slowbro-EX M Slowbro-EX Slowbro Spirit Link Surfing Pikachu (It's a scret rare, so 22 now) Flying Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu Growlithe Arcanine (Likely this is going to be a promo in Japan) Snorlax Trade Please Grass Energy Fire Energy Water Energy Lightning Energy Psychic Energy Fighting Energy Darkness Energy Steel Energy Fairy Energy Charizard (I actually think that this Charizard, along with the other CD Reprints will be our Prerelease promos, but I don't know, also has potenial for a M Charizard-EX box) Currently we don't know the place of one Pokemon, being space 61, inbetween Hitmonchan (most likely,) and Pidgeot-EX. Which could be Aerodactyl, but since it's a promo, I'm not entirely confident. If that applies, we also could get Dratini, Dragonair, and the Dragonite promo, but I severely doubt it. We also have confirmation that Venusaur line will not be in the set, along with potenially Blastoise, which is a scary thought, but proves even more that TCPi thinks printing more Charizard's is a good idea, while I hope we at least get them in some form, there not in Evolutions. If we remove these 6 cards, it gives us more options, first of all we get space for Caterpie, Metapod, and Tangela, leaving Koffing as the only grass Pokemon form Base Set not to be released in some form, and Growlithe, Arcanine, and Ponyta in Blastoise's Line space, which even though I hate to say iy, it looks like were not getting those two, hopefully we can get them maybe in the Articuno-EX/Moltres-EX/Zapdos-EX decks, maybe? We have pictures of Weedle, Beedrill, Poliwag, Staryu, Voltorb, Electrode, and Electabuzz, which were all theorized, but now we have photos of. Unfortunatley, it looks like were getting some cards that don't evolve, and a few other cards that we haven't heard of before, those include: Gastly, Haunter, Drowzee, Dugtrio, and Porygon. We also have confirmation on trainers those being: Pidgeot Spirit Link, Blastoise Spirit Link, Misty's Determination, Energy Retrieval, Full Heal, and Maintenance. I can't put any of this on the list, along with the FA's, as we have no context of their Japanese numbering. That's about it! This leaves Koffing, Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Farfetch'd, and maybe Dratini/Dragonair as the only Base Set Pokemon that won't be in the set. And to be honest, other than Alakazam (which we probally will never get again due to legal issues,) none of them are that big of a deal. They could be released in the Articuno-EX/Moltres-EX/Zapdos-EX Battle Decks, which also could include some Jungle/Fossil reprints if it's continuing the retro look, but for all I know it's just cards from Evolutions. Venusaur-EX M Venusaur-EX Weedle Kakuna Beedrill Caterpie Metapod Tangela Charmander Charmeleon Charizard Charizard-EX M Charizard-EX Vulpix Ninetales Ninetales BREAK Magmar Squirtle/Growlithe Wartortle/Arcanine Blastoise/Ponyta Blastoise-EX M Blastoise-EX Poliwag Poliwhirl Poliwrath Seel Dewgong Staryu Starmie Starmie BREAK Magikarp Gyarados Pikachu Raichu Magnemite Magneton Voltorb Electrode Electabuzz Zapdos Nidoran Nidorino Nidoking Nidoking BREAK Gastly Haunter Drowzee Jynx Mewtwo Mewtwo-EX Mew Sandshrew Diglett Dugtrio Machop Machoke Machamp Machamp BREAK Onix Hitmonchan ? Pidgeot-EX M Pidgeot-EX (Not sure about the placement) Rattata Raticate Doduo Clefairy Chansey Porygon Dragonite-EX ? ? ? ? ? Pokedex Switch ? ? ? ? ? ? Professor Oak's Hint ? ? Double Colorless Energy Key: Bold: Confirmed/Normal: Extremly Confident/Italicized: Not so Confident Cards Confirmed for Japanese Release because of Leaks but Can't put on List because the English set has an extra 21 cards that we can't reliably put those in place: Dragonite-EX FA Mewtwo-EX FA Pidgeot-EX FA Pidgeot Spirit Link Blastoise Spirit Link Misty's Determination Energy Retrieval Full Heal Maintenance This leaves us at 8 (7ish with the Aerodactyl,) spots we don't have any info on. Most being trainers more likely than not. Edit - Materious17: Cleaned up the list and thread title to conform with list discussions we have had in the past.