We have obtained information given by sources that obtained it from a distributor, showing release dates for upcoming late 2021 products and sets. We got some important data to share.
Before you read: The information seen on this page is heavily subject to change without notice and are only placeholder names. 'Evolutions 2' is not an official name and just a guess, only info is that a Pokémon 25th anniversary set will come. We do not know what this set will contain or be called.
Potential Pokémon TCG 25th Anniversary Set
In October 2020, we were told by a source that Sword & Shield 4.5 would release on February 19, 2021, and that another Special Set would release in late 2021 on October 20, 2021.
We had been told by the same source that this specific October 2021 Special set, would be the real 25th anniversary set and specifically would celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (not the videogames). This was of course heavily subject to change at the time and we took it with a pinch of salt until more was known about Sword & Shield 4.5, what now is Shining Fates.
Now a distributor listed products with 'Pokémon 25th' as a placeholder name and it all is starting to come together now. The Shining Fates Special set description never mentioned '25th anniversary' in today's official reveal.
Update 13-1-2021: Distributors mention October 8, 2021 instead of October 13. This was probably a typo from the distributor. Added more products.
We think a new throwback style set similar to XY - Evolutions could potentially release on that day, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon TCG. The first Japanese set that Base Set was based on called 'Pokémon Card Game 1st Expansion Pack' released on October 20, 1996. Since it's a Special set, these packs are not found in Booster boxes (Evolutions was a regular set) but in speciality products.
Many fans are waiting for a new 'Evolutions 2' set and XY - Evolutions was a very popular set nearly 5 years ago and is still to this day a popular set among fans. Evolutions heavily spiked up in price in October, 1 booster pack of evolutions is as of now worth around $15.
The only issue we've encountered, is that the listed 25th anniversary products have a placeholder date of October 13, 2021, one week off October 20, 2021.
We think this story makes alot of sense and time will tell what will be true and false. Please check out the product listings to see for yourself. Please know that the mentioned data is real, however these are very early listings and information might change.
Sword & Shield 7 & Sword & Shield 8 Release Dates
Sword & Shield 7 is (if we may believe the information) going to be a August 27, 2021 release. Sword & Shield 6 has a placeholder date for June 18, 2020.
Sword & Shield 8 is (if we may believe the information) going to be a November 12, 2021 release.
There is little info on both Sword & Shield 7/8 and are very basic placeholders. But the dates are interesting to share.
Please Note: The information seen on this page is heavily subject to change without notice and are only placeholder names.
Pokémon TCG 25th Anniversary Set (October Set):
- October 25th anniversary set Mini Tin - 8-10-2021
- October 25th anniversary set Figure Box - 8-10-2021
- October 25th anniversary set Collection - 8-10-2021
- October 25th anniversary set Premium Collection - 8-10-2021
- October 25th anniversary set Elite Trainer Box - 8-10-2021
- October 25th anniversary set Collector's Chest - 8-10-2021
- October 25th anniversary set Premium V Box - 18-10-2021
- October 25th anniversary set Pin Box - 18-10-2021
SWSH 7 (August set):
- Booster Box - 27-08-2021
- Elite Trainer Box - 27-08-2021
- 3-Pack Blister - 27-08-2021
SWSH 8 (November set):
- Booster Box - 12-11-2021
- Elite Trainer Box - 12-11-2021
- 3-Pack Blister - 12-11-2021
- Pokémon Summer 2021 Starter Kit - 26-05-2021
- V Box August 2021 - 27-08-2021
- Pokébox September 2021 - 29-09-2021
- Pokémon - 3 Pack Blister - 13-10-2021
- Pokémon - Tin Cube - 22-10-2021
- Pokémon Starter Kit October 2021 - 28-10-2021
- V Box November 2021 - 12-11-2021