Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack Promo Cards Revealed, Features 25 Starters From All Past Generations

Published on 13 January 2021 at 15:22

Last Friday, we spotted the following products at distributors named Pokémon First Partner Pack (Galar) and the Pokémon First Partner Collector’s Binder. Turns out that these products were part of the Pokémon 25th Anniversary products! 

These are 8 special First Partner Packs (Oversized packs) released across 9 months (with the collector's binder included) and you can collect 25 oversized promo's which release monthly from February 26, 2021 until October 8, 2021. 8 packs starting from the Galar Region all the way up to the Kanto Region can be obtained. Each pack contains 3 oversized promo's featuring Starters of their respective Generation they were introduced in. Lastly these packs contain two regular Pokémon TCG boosters.

 

Also a Pokémon TCG: First Partner Collector’s Binder can be obtained to store these oversized cards in. Includes 1 oversize binder and one oversize promo card featuring Pikachu.

 

What is interesting, is that they re-used cards from when the Pokémon TCG was under Wizards of the Coast up until the Pokémon-e: Skyridge set. At the time they had the license to release Pokémon TCG. The WOTC-era cards are nearly identical (except the 25th Anniversary logo of course), except they removed Wizards from the copyright notice. Still has the same years for copyright though.

 

These products will be available at participating retailers and hobby shops around the world, as
well as Pokémon Center in the US (PokemonCenter.com) and Canada (PokemonCenter.ca).



Speculation

 

What is interesting, is that it is a release countdown to October 8, 2021 and it's ending at the Kanto region.

Last month, we discovered that the real 25th Anniversary Special set would release on October 8, 2021. We think this is not a coincidence. It would work perfectly as a countdown to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon TCG. It will be 25 years old on October 20, 2021.


Product description

 

In 2021, The Pokémon Company International will invite fans to celebrate 25 years of
Pokémon by reliving their journeys through each of the regions in the Pokémon world in a
yearlong program, beginning with the most recently discovered Galar region from the
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games and ending with the classic Kanto region
from the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue titles.
In the same spirit, The Pokémon Company International will release the First Partner
Collector’s Binder and First Partner Packs for the globally popular Pokémon Trading Card
Game (TCG). Throughout 2021, fans will be able to collect and trade First Partner Packs,
which include oversize cards featuring the first partner Pokémon of the various regions in the
Pokémon world, and store them in the First Partner Collector’s Binder.


Release Dates

 

  • Feb. 26, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Collector’s Binder
  • March 5, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Galar)
  • April 2, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Alola)
  • May 7, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Kalos)
  • June 4, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Unova)
  • July 9, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Sinnoh)
  • Aug. 6, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Hoenn)
  • Sept. 3, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Johto)
  • Oct. 8, 2021 Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Kanto)


Product Line-Up


Pokémon TCG: First Partner Collector’s Binder
Product Contents: One oversize binder and one oversize promo card featuring Pikachu
Release Date: Feb. 26, 2021
Price: $9.99 USD


Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Galar)
Product Contents: Three oversize promo cards featuring the first partner Pokémon of the
Galar region—Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble—plus two regular Pokémon TCG boosters
Release Date: March 5, 2021
Price: $9.99 USD

Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Alola)
Product Contents: Three oversize promo cards featuring the first partner Pokémon of the Alola
region—Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio—plus two regular Pokémon TCG boosters
Release Date: April 2, 2021
Price: $9.99 USD


Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Kalos)
Product Contents: Three oversize promo cards featuring the first partner Pokémon of the
Kalos region—Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie—plus two regular Pokémon TCG boosters
Release Date: May 7, 2021
Price: $9.99 USD


Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Unova)
Product Contents: Three oversize promo cards featuring the first partner Pokémon of the
Unova region—Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott—plus two regular Pokémon TCG boosters
Release Date: June 4, 2021
Price: $9.99 USD


Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Sinnoh)
Product Contents: Three oversize promo cards featuring the first partner Pokémon of the
Sinnoh region—Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup—plus two regular Pokémon TCG boosters
Release Date: July 9, 2021
Price: $9.99 USD


Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Hoenn)
Product Contents: Three oversize promo cards featuring the first partner Pokémon of the
Hoenn region—Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip—plus two regular Pokémon TCG boosters
Release Date: Aug. 6, 2021
Price: $9.99 USD


Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Johto)
Product Contents: Three oversize promo cards featuring the first partner Pokémon of the
Johto region—Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile—plus two regular Pokémon TCG boosters
Release Date: Sept. 3, 2021
Price: $9.99 USD


Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Kanto)
Product Contents: Three oversize promo cards featuring the first partner Pokémon of the
Kanto region—Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle—plus two regular Pokémon TCG boosters
Release Date: Oct. 8, 2021
Price: $9.99 USD


We have updated our Pokémon TCG Winter 2020/2021 Products Release Guide. Please have a look if you want to see a summary of upcoming Pokémon TCG products.


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Latios381
7 days ago

This idea is really awesome but the fact that they are oversized cards makes me not really want to buy it. I wanted that 25 Snivy card in normal size.

Jared Miclea
6 days ago

This is the beginning of the reprint cards I was talking about earlier!

henry chavez
6 days ago

I had the exact same thought. I really don't want the clutter of oversized promos

drmulmberg
6 days ago

What cards will be included in the booster packs that come with the first partner packs?

acasale25
5 days ago

Not confirmed yet

Dan
5 days ago

Where are they going to be made available? Brick and mortars, online?

Boumi
3 days ago

Hey guys, I'm pretty new to pkm tcg, do you have good website to buy (uk) if us, is there tax when ordering ? Thanks 👍