Today the Pokémon Company has announced that new Play! Series One Prize Packs are arriving to players and will feature exclusive cards and promos.
The new promotion acts as an incentive to get Trainers to play at qualified Play! Pokémon card retailers and game stores.
Pokémon Company Announces Series One Play! Prize Packs
Today the Pokémon Company has announced that in-store events are making a return to the Pokémon TCG. Qualified Play! Pokémon retailers will now have special Play! Pokémon Prize Packs during official events. These events include Leagues, League Challenges, League cups and more. Additionally, the new Play! Prize Packs replace the old Prize Packs given out at qualified retailers.
The new Play! Pokémon Prize Packs will feature six cards that were taken from “a pool of about 200”. The company also announced that the cards will be legal in standard format, and will include “everything from popular Pokémon to exclusive foil upgrades to tournament mainstays, all featuring the special Play! Pokémon Logo”.
According to Pokémon, Series One of the Play! Pokemon Prize Packs will feature:
- 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 Packs Series One will see a limited run due a recent break for in-store events. However, a new series will launch every six months starting in February.
The current schedule is as follows:
- Series Two: Feb. 2023
- Season Three: Aug. 2023
- Season Four: Feb. 2024
The Pokémon Company also notes that availability will depend on popularity at your local game store. It will also be up to the stores when it comes to how the packs will see distribution.
This is a great way to get new and veteran Trainers to play, and the some of the cards find within this series are sure to grown into a collector’s item. Additionally, don’t forget that Sword and Shield is going to have another set, known as Crown Zenith, before the base set for Scarlet and Violet arrive.
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