This set is meant to commemorate Pokémon’s 25th anniversary and, in addition to the set itself containing numerous “pairs” of legendary Pokémon across all of the Generations—with Pikachu and Mew representing Generation 1, and with Cosmog and Cosmoem both present in Generation 7—it also contains the Classic Collection subset within, which features special Pokémon 25 stamped reprints of iconic, classic cards throughout the series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, including many cards that left an impact either for competitive players or for old-school collectors.
Additionally, two new V Battle Decks have been released today—the Rayquaza V and the Noivern V Battle Decks. These each contain a full 60-card prebuilt deck that is ready to play right out of the box and are a good starting point for new players looking to get into the game. Pictures of these can be found down below.
Pokémon has been on a roll lately with announcing new Pokémon TCG sets in advance, and the newest to add to this growing list is a special set called Celebrations that brings back some nostalgic cards and gameplay mechanics across the entire Pokémon TCG series, along with introducing special new cards that incorporate some of these past mechanics.
Some of the gameplay mechanics returning are Dark and Light Pokémon(introduced in Team Rocket and Neo Destiny respectively), Pokémon Prime(introduced in HeartGold & SoulSilver), Pokémon Star (☆)(from the Ruby & Sapphire era), Delta Species (δ) Pokémon(from the late third Generation era), Pokémon LV.X(from the Diamond & Pearl era), and Pokémon SP(from the Platinum era), as well as Pokémon-GX from the more recent Sun & Moon era of cards.
As this is a special set, akin to sets like Hidden Fates and Shining Fates, it won’t have standalone booster packs or booster packs like standard sets; instead, a range of products—each with various promos for the special set—will contain special 4-card Celebrations booster packs, in addition to the other contents of the products, which will include other Pokémon TCG packs, promo cards, and more, depending on what you buy.
These products will begin to become available throughout the month of October, with the first products launching October 8, 2021 and with more launching later in the month. You can keep reading to take a look at some of the upcoming products in the Celebrations line.