The Pokémon TCG surprises just keep on coming. Earlier this month, the 2021 version of the Trainer's Toolkit surprised collectors and players alike by including two SM (Sun & Moon) Black Star Promos. This is odd, as we have now been in the SWSH (Sword & Shield) era for almost two full years. It seems as if the Sun & Moon-era content will keep edging its way into the current product line-up, as Australian retailers have now revealed solicitations and pictures for a new product: the Tag Team Pikachu & Zekrom-GX Premium Collection which contains a shocker of a card.
It takes a little backstory to understand how strange this is. The Japanese Pokémon TCG closed out the Sun & Moon era with a high-class set called Tag Team All-Stars that included many cards that were never adapted into English. This included popular Full Art Trainers such as Sightseer as well as a larger selection of Secret Rare Gold Tag Team GX cards.
Now, with a huge span of time having passed, the Pokémon TCG is finally rolling out these cards in English it seems, long after Pokémon-V has replaced GX as the current Ultra Rare style of card. It has since been confirmed that a Resiram & Charizard-GX Premium Collection will follow this Pikachu & Zekrom-GX Premium Collection.
Could this mean that we'll see a Premium Collection for every Gold Card from that era? Here is a list of the Gold cards from Tag Team All-Stars that haven't been adapted in English… yet.
- Reshiram & Charizard-GX
- Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
- Mewtwo & Mew-GX
- Greninja & Zororark-GX
- Lucario & Melmetal-GX
- Garchomp & Giratina-GX
- Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX
That isn't even mentioning the Full Art Trainers, Rainbow Rares, and Full Art Pokémon-GX that never made it over to the States. These would all certainly make hugely popular gifts for the holiday season, as these boxes will include a Gold Card, an oversized Gold Card, and a whopping ten packs.