Pokémon TCG Crimson Invasion is the fourth set in the trading card game’s Sun & Moon expansion, and officially launches 3rd November next month. But, this weekend, many locations will be running pre-release tournaments for fans to get hold of some of the cards early.
Details of where pre-launch events for Crimson Invasion will be hosted can be found here.
Here’s how the events will work:
At the events, each participant receives a Pre-release box containing a 22-card Evolution pack, four 10-card booster packs, and an exclusive foil promo card. The Evolution pack provides a solid foundation which, along with the booster packs and Energy provided by the Tournament Organizer, is used to construct a 40-card deck. Evolution packs and booster packs are available while supplies last.
Pre-release tournaments are a good opportunity for fans of trading card games to ease themselves into a new set on the same level ground as other players. They’re a really unique point in time where nobody really has a huge understanding of the new cards yet, and everyone is getting their hands on the new cards at the exact same time.
Pokémon TCG Crimson Invasion is a combination of the two Japanese sets, Awakended Heroes and Ultradimensional Beasts — as is often the way they release sets for the west. But, there are more cards than just those. In total, the Crimson Invasion set features over 111 cards.
Like previous Sun & Moon sets, Crimson Invasion retains a focus on Gen VII Pokémon and Alolan Pokémon variants, as well as Pokémon GX. “Ultra beasts” also play a big role this time around.
Pre-launch events are taking place nationwide this week. After that, Pokémon TCG Crimson Invasion will release 3rd November 2017.