Japanese Pokemon Card Sets S8 Fusion Arts & S8a 25th Anniversary Collection First Info Revealed

Published on 15 June 2021 at 19:29

Some exciting cards coming later during the 25th Anniversary of the Pokémon Trading Card Game!

Mew VMAX and a 25th Anniversary set is coming!

The previously trademarked Fusion Arts name will be coming as a set named S8 Fusion Arts on September 24, 2021.

Also a month later on October 22, 2021, S8a 25th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION has been revealed. A commemorative set for the fans to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Pokémon TCG. Dummy pack artwork of both sets including set information for these sets have been revealed.


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S8 Fusion Arts

  • This set will contain 100 cards + ??? (SR cards or better)
  • This set will release on September 24, 2021
  • Price for 1 Booster box: 4950 yen
  • 1 Booster box includes:

    • 30 packs
    • 1 pack includes 5 cards

A new battle style named 'FUSION' will debut in this set after we have seen Single Strike & Rapid Strike before. 

Set Description

(Translated by ToineLay, thank you very much!)


FUSION is a new battle style, comparable to ICHIGEKI (Single Strike) and RENGEKI (Rapid Strike).
Made of Pokémon with various powers, it will expand the strategic options and make for several meta-impacting decks that players will enjoy.

Mew VMAX will be the poster ‘mon for the Fusion style. It will be able to fight in a large variety of ways, worthy of the Pokémon that can use every single move in the video games. Mew VMAX decks should have an impact on the meta comparable to that of Rayquaza and Duraludon.

The Fusion Arts set will include plenty of cards to help build a Fusion deck. New players starting this summer should have no trouble making a deck.


  • This set will contain 28 cards + ??? (SR cards or better)
  • This set will release on October 22, 2021
  • Price for 1 Booster box: 4752 yen
  • 1 Booster box includes:
  • 16 packs
  • 1 pack includes 5 cards
  • 1 pack contains 5 Holo cards (including 1 basic energy card)

This 25th Anniversary set will contain 28 cards and includes artwork that will contain 'conceptual artworks calling back to their respective eras’ atmosphere' All the cards in the set are holo cards. On the sell sheet, we can already see Legendary Pokémon Palkia, Dialga, Zacian & Zamazenta alongside Pikachu, which is also on the Dummy Pack artwork. These Pokémon might appear in the set.


There is also a promotion pack that can be obtained in a promotion campaign, cards from the past are making a comeback in these packs. Since the cards included in the promo packs are not legal in the Standard format, it could be straight reprints of old/classic cards. But this is yet unconfirmed.

Set Description

(Translated by ToineLay, thank you very much!)

25th Anniversary Collection

Looking back on 25 years of Pokémon TCG history,
A commemorative product that fans can’t miss!


① Gorgeous cards worthy of representing 25 years of history

Emblematic Pokémon from each block’s first set, with conceptual artworks calling back to their respective eras’ atmosphere. All cards in this set are holographic.


② An easy to complete, newcomer-friendly 28-cards set

With 28 cards to collect, this set is a good opportunity for casual fans to start enjoying collecting.


③ Combine with promo cards for a double collection experience

Cards from the past make a comeback in Promo Packs distributed through a promotion campaign. With this set and these promos, enjoy a double collection experience!


  • One promo pack (including 1 card) for each purchase of four 25th Anniversary Collection packs. Four promo packs for each purchase of 1 Box (16 packs).
  • Starting October 22 while supplies last.
  • Cards included in the Promo packs are not legal for play in the Standard format.
  • Promo packs will also be included in other product.

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3 years ago

Pretty lack luster for a 25th anniversary.
I think we ere all hoping for a vintage reprint similar to the Evolutions set.
For a collector like me these jumbo packs and mini packs are just not my thing.

precious beef
3 years ago

the lack of any mention of v-union whatsoever on the sell sheets for both sets has me hopeful that the mechanic will remain exclusive to promos and i dont have to ever worry about pulling mewtwos left foot out of a booster pack