A new trademark was discovered on April 9, of 2019:
"タッグオールスターズ" "Tag All Stars"
It's almost certain this is meant for Pokémon TCG.
And it's almost certain this is a reprint set similar to GX Ultra Shiny, GX Battle Boost, Best of XY etc.
When would this reprint set appear? And what could/should we expect in this set?
"Tag All Stars" trademark image
What we know so far
We know that we should have 1 main set + subsets after SM11, after SM11a Remix Bout and SM11b Dream League.
This could be the possible release schedule for 2019:
- SM11 Miracle Twin - May 31, 2019
- SM11a Remix Bout- July 5, 2019
- SM11b Dream League - August 2, 2019
- SM12 September set (TBA)
- SM12a October set (TBA)
- SM12b November set (TBA)
- SWSH1(?) December set (TBA)
With Sword and Shield releasing, we are nearing the end of Generation 7. While we don't have a release date yet(only Late 2019 confirmed) for Sword and Shield, it's expected to release during holidays(November/December).
The upcoming sets for this summer: SM11a Remix Bout and SM11b Dream League
Tag All Stars in November
There is a good chance we could see Tag All Stars as our final goodbye set in SM12b before heading into Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield.
The reason why November could be the month Tag All Stars would release on, is because SM8b GX Ultra Shiny was released in November 2, 2019. And the set before SM4+ GX Battle Boost was released on October 20, 2017.
What sets could Tag All Stars contain?
We know SM8b GX Ultra Shiny contained various reprints of sets between:
SM1S Collection Sun / SM1M Collection Moon to SM7 Sky-Splitting Charisma
Tag All Stars could contain the following sets that GX Ultra Shiny has not included in later sets: SM7a Thunderclap Spark to SM12a (TBA)
Tag Team GX
This would also be the first reprint set to include Tag Team GX cards. I think they left in the 3DCG cards in these sets along with Special Arts, to easily recolor these cards into shiny Tag Team GX cards. I doubt they would re-color the non 3DCG cards.
Maybe they could change it up into a different thing instead of shiny cards. We do not know what they will do and what they have planned for November 2019. We must not forget Gold & Silver will have it's 20th anniversary too in November 2019.
GX Ultra Shiny was a huge success in Japan and it's also a very popular set outside of Japan. Just look at this moment I captured in November 2018 during launch day. It was very busy and people were waiting outside for hours, and if you were lucky you could come in to get a box of GX Ultra Shiny.
I am sure they would include shiny GX cards again. It's personally for me one of the best sets released in the last 10 years. This set has everything.
What do you think of the last Sun & Moon TCG sets? Are you excited for Sword & Shield TCG? Let me know!
A mock-up of a Lugia GX SSR card that could potentially release in Tag All Stars. Do you like it?
We want to emphasize that this article is based on the opinion of this author and that everyone can take a different view.