The Pokemon Company is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and we’ve had a lot of new and crazy announcements so far. We just recently got news about the highly-anticipated Pokemon 25th Anniversary Set. The set will be called "Celebrations". Take this as a brief warning; you'll go nuts reading this information, many Pokéfans are hyped about this and you will be too once you get to know what all the fuzz is about.
Since last year, players have been speculating over this 25th Anniversary set. Many thought the company would put out some old gimmicks like Evolutions, but no, they outdid themselves this year. We will now be getting some of the most iconic mechanics from over the last 25 years back!
For example, we will now have Dark and Light Pokemon, Delta Species (δ) Pokemon and Pokemon Star cards like Dark Sylveon V, Light Toxtricity, Mimikyu δ, Dragapult Prime, and Zacian LV.X. We will also have some Gold Star cards which are one of the rarest cards in Pokémon TCG.
The main 25th Anniversary Celebrations set will consist of:
- 45 cards
- 4 Pokemon V cards
- 2 Pokemon VMAX cards
- 25 classic Pokemon cards including remakes of Base Set Charizard, Umbreon and Tapu Lele-GX
Expect some Legendary and Mythical Pokemon as well.
The most exciting part is the 25 card subset which will include some of the classic cards. So in a way, these will be a Blast from the Past. This set will be called the classics collection and contain reprints of some of the most iconic and famous Pokemon cards of all time. All these cards will have a 25th-anniversary stamp on them.
The following 25th Anniversary products will be released on October 8:
- Celebrations Dragapult Prime
- Celebrations Lance's Charizard V
- Celebrations Dark Sylveon V
- Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection
- Celebrations Elite Trainer Box
- Celebrations Mini Tins
- Celebrations Pikachu V Union Box
The following 25th Anniversary products will be released on October 22:
- Celebrations Pikachu VMAX Premium Figure Collection
- Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection
25th Anniversary products date to be confirmed:
- Celebrations Collector Chest
- Celebrations Elite Trainer Box Pokémon Center Version
Now that we have all the information from the press release, let’s dive deeper into each product.
Pokemon 25th Anniversary Celebrations: Dragapult Prime
At first sight, we see the great Dragapult as the main theme of the collection box, and to be honest, it looks fantastic. The product will have one foil promo card and one oversize foil card featuring the one and only Dragapult Prime in all its glory. Each Dragapult Prime collection box will also contain two Celebrations four-card booster packs. Apart from this, the product will also contain one additional Pokemon TCG booster pack, a four-pocket binder to hold your cards, and one anniversary-themed coin.
Buy the Dragapult Prime Collection Box here.
Pokemon 25th Anniversary Celebrations: Lance's Charizard V & Dark Sylveon V
This collection box features Lance’s Charizard V or Dark Sylveon V. The product contains one foil promo card and one oversize foil card featuring Lance’s Charizard V or Dark Sylveon V. It will also have four celebrations booster packs and two additional TCG booster packs.
Buy the Charizard V Box here.
Pokemon 25th Anniversary Celebrations: Deluxe Pin Collection
This product will contain one foil promo card featuring Zacian LV.X, an enamel pin featuring flying and surfing Pikachu, four Celebration booster packs and two additional Pokemon TCG Booster Packs.
Buy the Deluxe Pin Collection here.
Pokemon 25th Anniversary Celebrations: Elite Trainer Box
As usual, the demand for the elite trainer box will be very high as with every set release. The product will contain 10 Celebrations four-card booster packs, five additional Pokemon TCG Booster Packs, one special foil card featuring Greninja, 25th anniversary-themed card sleeves, 45 energy cards, a players guide to the expansion set, a TCG rulebook, six damage counter dice, one competition legal coin-flip die and two condition markers. That's a whole lot of amazing stuff in one product!
Buy the Elite Trainer Box here.
Pokemon 25th Anniversary Celebrations: Elite Trainer Box Pokémon Center Version
The contents of this product are currently unknown.
Pokemon 25th Anniversary Celebrations: Mini Tins
These mini tins look adorable, to say the least; these tins will contain two Celebration four-card booster packs, one Pokemon TCG booster pack, an anniversary-themed coin and one Pokemon art card having the same graphics as the tin!
Buy the Mini Tins here.
Pokemon 25th Anniversary Celebrations: Pikachu V Union Box
This product contains four foil promo cards, one oversized card featuring Pikachu V-union, one Supporter card featuring Professor Burnet, four Celebrations booster packs, and two additional Pokémon TCG boosters.
Buy the Pikachu V Union Box here.
Pokemon 25th Anniversary Celebrations: Pikachu VMAX Premium Figure Collection
The Pikachu VMAX Premium Figure Collection is one of the best products as it comes with an oversized Gigantamax Pikachu figurine, one etched foil promo card featuring Pikachu VMAX, one foil promo card featuring Pikachu V, eight Celebrations four-card booster packs and three additional Pokémon TCG booster packs.
Pokemon 25th Anniversary Celebrations: Ultra Premium Collection
This is one juicy product; it contains many products that will surely thrill any Pokemon fan. The Ultra Premium Collection will have two commemorative metal cards featuring Base Set Pikachu and Base Set Charizard, one special gold version of Pikachu V, one special gold version of a PokéBall, a Charizard and Pikachu enamel pin, one anniversary-themed metal coin, 17 Celebrations four-card booster packs, eight additional Pokémon TCG booster packs and a player’s guide.
Buy the Ultra Premium Collection Box here.
Pokemon 25th Anniversary Celebrations: Collector Chest
The Celebrations Collector Chest is the final product we have legitimate information about; it will contain six Celebrations booster packs and two Pokemon TCG booster packs. Besides that, it will include three foil promotional cards featuring Mimikyu δ (Delta Species), Light Toxtricity, and Hydreigon C; four sticker sheets, a mini portfolio for storing cards, a pokemon coin and a notepad!
Buy the Collector Chest here.