Brilliant Stars Build & Battle Box (TCG)

Brilliant Stars Build & Battle Box
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Box art
Expansion Brilliant Stars
Types used FireFightingDarknessColorless

The Brilliant Stars Build & Battle Box was a special product given to participants at the start of Prerelease Tournaments for the Brilliant Stars expansion. Each box contained a random selection of predetermined cards designed to enhance the experience of the Limited format events in which they were initially distributed. Unofficial Prereleases were typically held on the weekends of Februaury 12-13 and 19-20, 2022; select stores were permitted to sell the boxes starting Februaury 12. Two boxes were also included in each copy of the Brilliant Stars Build & Battle Stadium, which was released on March 11, 2022.

Build & Battle Boxes were updated beginning with this expansion—17 basic Energy cards were added to the previous 23-card Evolution pack, resulting in a ready-to-play 40-card deck. Altough players could begin using the deck straight away, they were encouraged to modify the deck using cards from the four packaged Brilliant Stars booster packs. Each box also came with a deck-building tip sheet, and a Pokémon TCG Live code card. Decks included one of four specially stamped Prerelease cards for the expansion: Moltres, Lucario, Liepard, and Bibarel.

Boxes could also provide exclusive Non Holofoil versions of cards only available as Holofoil in Brilliant Stars booster packs: Torterra, Moltres, Infernape, Lucario, Bibarel, and Professor's Research.

Box structure

Section 1

Each box included two of the following four different groups of Pokémon cards, with one group always coinciding with the Prerelease promo.

Moltres group
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
024/172 F Chimchar  
025/172 F Monferno  
026/172 F Infernape  
021/172 F Moltres  
144/172 F Magma Basin St

Lucario group
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
078/172 F Riolu  
079/172 F Lucario  
116/172 F Castform  
124/163 E Energy Recycler I
150/172 F Ultra Ball I

Liepard group
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
090/172 F Purrloin  
091/172 F Liepard  
009/172 F Burmy  
011/172 F Mothim  
140/172 F Friends in Galar Su

Bibarel group
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
120/172 F Bidoof  
121/172 F Bibarel  
006/172 F Turtwig  
007/172 F Grotle  
008/172 F Torterra  
141/172 F Gloria Su

Section 2

Each box also included six random Supporter cards from the following, with no more than two copies of a particular card.

Supporter cards
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
121/163 E Bruno Su 0-2×
128/163 E Korrina's Focus Su 0-2×
143/203 E Copycat Su 0-2×
130/172 F Barry Su 0-2×
138/172 F Cynthia's Ambition Su 0-2×
147/172 F Professor's Research Su 0-2×

  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions and releases
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