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Pokemon TCG Set "Team Up" Coming February 1

Pokemon fans have plenty to look forward to in 2018. But, that doesn't mean that The Pokemon Company can't be looking to the future as well. Those Tag Team cards teased at Worlds are officially coming to the new TCG set, Team Up.

Every year, the Pokemon Trading Card Game continues to bring new features, never slowing down. Coming in November 2018 is Lost Thunder, which is the last North American launch for the year. But, February 1, 2019 brings the first set of the year: Team Up.

Team up is comprised of cards from three Japanese sets all from this year, Dark Order, GX Ultra Shiny, and Tag Bolt. While the exact card count is still up in the air, there’s definitely at least 181 cards in the set, not counting secret rares.

How do we know this? During the Pokemon World Championships, Pikachu & Zekrom-GX Tag Team card was officially shown and teased. Not only did the copyright date say 2019, but the Tag Team card is #33/181.

Source: The Pokemon Company
Source: The Pokemon Company

Alongside Pikachu & Zekrom-GX, Pokebeach reports that there will be a total of six Tag Team cards, including the possibility of Gengar & Mimikyu-GX. Six more cards will be normal GX, including Hoopa-GX, Cobalion-GX, and Lycanroc-GX, and there’s set to be four prism cards this time around. A whopping 25 trainer cards are likely to be included too. The Lycanroc-GX is likely to be coming from the Japanese GX Ultra Shiny set, which means the visuals will likely be “Shiny” for the card.

The Lycanroc can be seen on the Japanese booster pack art. Source: PokeBeach
The Lycanroc can be seen on the Japanese booster pack art. Source: PokeBeach

Considering that 2018 is going out with a bang, Lost Thunder is going to have 214 cards (excluding secret rares), making these both pretty hefty sets to complete in addition to the sub-set Dragon Majesty that recently released.

Fans are excited to see how Tag Team cards play into the meta for the game, considering they are higher stakes to use than a normal GX card. Knocking out a normal GX card merits two prize cards, whereas Tag Team GX cards merit three, but the risk is worth the possible reward on the cards with the amount of power they offer.

If you play the Pokemon TCG, you’re likely to also play Pokemon Go. Did you happen to see that Gen 4 is coming to the mobile game?

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