To celebrate Pokémon’s 25th anniversary, The Pokémon Company is releasing a special run of Pokémon cards called the ‘Celebrations’ set. You can find out the best places to pre-order Pokémon TCG Celebrations cards and more information on the cards that are included in this 25th anniversary set below.
What cards are in the Pokémon TCG Celebrations Set?
The Pokémon TCG Celebrations set is one of the most highly anticipated Pokémon card drops in year, featuring reprints of rare and iconic cards such as the Base Set Charizard and Tapu Lele GX alongside new promo, VMAX and even metal cards.
The Pokémon Company hasn’t given an official count on the total number of cards in the set yet, but we know there are over 45 cards in total – 25 of which are reprints of classic cards – and they’ll be spread across nine different Pokémon products.
Similar to other special sets such as Hidden Fates and Shining Fates, you can’t buy the booster packs from the Pokémon Celebrations set separately. And as the set is so small, booster packs will only contain four cards rather than the standard 11 – but some sets do include extra boosters. As an example, the ETB has five additional booster packs bringing the total number of boosters you’ll receive to 13, rather than the standard eight.
Here’s a full list of all the products in the Pokémon TCG Celebrations set along with their release dates.
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Collection—Dragapult Prime (available on Oct. 8, 2021)
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Collections—Lance’s Charizard V and Dark Sylveon V (available on Oct. 8, 2021)
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection (available on Oct. 8, 2021)
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Elite Trainer Box (available on Oct. 8, 2021)
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Mini Tins (available on Oct. 8, 2021)
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Special Collection—Pikachu V-UNION (available on Oct. 8, 2021)
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Premium Figure Collection—Pikachu VMAX (available on Oct. 22, 2021)
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Ultra-Premium Collection (available on Oct. 22, 2021)
- Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Collector Chest (available in October 2021)
Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Pre-orders
If you thought the Hidden Fates, Champion’s Path and Shining Fates sets flew out quickly on their initial release dates, just wait until Celebrations releases… The massive demand for Pokemon cards combined with global shipping constraints led to The Pokemon Company releasing an update on Pokémon Card shortages back in February.
Thankfully, a lot of the issues with stock have now been addressed thanks to reprints, meaning Shining Fates and Champion’s Path, which were initially two of the hardest sets to get hold of, are now in stock at most retailers.
The official statement has also been recently updated, with The Pokémon Company saying “For new Pokémon TCG expansions launching in the future, we are maximizing production to increase product availability upon release, and we will continue to reprint the products to replenish stock at retailers as soon as possible.”
Hopefully, that should mean the Pokémon TCG Celebrations products are a little easier to get hold of at launch, but there’s still going to be a large number of scalpers aiming to get the products on day one to sell them at an inflated price – especially with the Base Set Charizard showing its face again.
All of the stock available from independent retailers for pre-order has now been allocated, but as there are still three months left until the set officially launches, we’re expecting more to pop up.
For now, here’s a list of the places where we’re expecting stock to hit in the US and the UK.
Pre-order Pokémon Celebrations cards in the US
There are no pre-orders live at the time of writing, but if you can’t wait to get your hands on any of the products from the Pokémon Celebrations set, make sure you bookmark this page as we’ll be adding individual listings below as soon as they get announced.
That said, some retailers such as GameStop have Pokémon 25th anniversary TCG merchandise such as card folders still in stock, as well as various other sets. You can check what’s currently available using the links above.
Also, a word of advice: make sure you check the name of the seller if you’re buying from Amazon. Fake Pokemon cards still exist, and there are plenty of third-party sellers trying to capitalise on the demand for Pokémon Cards by selling cheaply produced, fake sets. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Pre-order Pokémon Celebrations cards in the UK
Similar to the US, the first wave of the Pokémon TCG Celebrations pre-orders has been allocated, with only a very limited number of products available. It’s worth noting that all of the pre-orders that have gone live so far have been from independent retailers who are probably trying to weigh up demand so they can order in accordingly.
We’re expecting prices to vary significantly from retailer to retailer, so make sure you bookmark this page and keep checking back as we’ll be updating it with live pre-orders and listings as soon as they’re announced.
Alternatively, if you’re still trying to pull the Rainbow or Shining Charizards from the Champion’s Path and Shining Fates collections, you can grab the sought-after ETBs from the links below while they’re still in stock. Magic Madhouse currently has Shining Fates ETbs for the best price – just £39.99 with free postage.
- Pokémon Shining Fates ETB from Magic Madhouse for £39.99
- Pokémon Shining Fates ETB from Zatu for £39.99
- Pokemon Champion’s Path ETB from Zatu for £70.29
- Pokémon Champion’s Path ETB from Amazon for £73.99
- Pokémon Champion’s Path ETB from eBay (Unicorn Cards) for £66.19 + £2.90 postage
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