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Burning Shadows Prerelease Kit (TCG)

Burning Shadows Prerelease Kit
Expansion Burning Shadows
Types used GrassPsychicFightingDarkness

The Burning Shadows Prerelease Kit is a special product given to participants at the start of Prerelease Tournaments for the Burning Shadows expansion. Prerelease Tournaments for the Burning Shadows expansion were held on the two weekends prior to the release of the expansion, on July 22–23, and 29-30, 2017. Each Kit contains a random set of predetermined cards designed to enhance the experience of the Limited format tournament that follows.

Included in each Prerelease Kit is a 23-card Evolution pack that includes one of four specially stamped Prerelease cards for the expansion, as well as four booster packs. The Prerelease cards for the Burning Shadows expansion are Bewear, Seviper, Crabominable, and Zygarde, with each containing a group of Pokémon cards that are focused around a particular type respectively: Grass-type, Psychic-type, Fighting-type, and Darkness-type.

The Burning Shadows Prerelease Kits provided two exclusive Non Holofoils of cards which were only released as Holofoils in Burning Shadow booster packs: Vileplume and Rhyperior. Rhyperior would later be made obtainable in the Rock Steady Theme Deck.

Evolution Prerelease Kit structure

Section 1

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

Bewear Group
No. Card Type Quantity
4/147 Oddish Grass
5/147 Gloom Grass
6/147 Vileplume Grass
110/147 Stufful Colorless


Seviper Group
No. Card Type Quantity
54/147 Croagunk Psychic
55/147 Toxicroak Psychic
59/147 Espurr Psychic
60/147 Meowstic Psychic

Crabominable Group
No. Card Type Quantity
65/147 Rhyhorn Fighting
66/147 Rhydon Fighting
67/147 Rhyperior Fighting
73/147 Crabrawler Fighting
114/147 Escape Rope I


Zygarde Group
No. Card Type Quantity
81/147 Alolan Rattata Darkness
82/147 Alolan Raticate Darkness
106/147 Hoothoot Colorless
107/147 Noctowl Colorless
126/147 Weakness Policy I

Section 2

Each Prerelease Kit also included an additional random group of predetermined Trainer cards. A total of 6 Trainer cards are included (or 7 if the Bewear Group is present) with 4 in any combination of the Supporter cards and 2-3 in any combination of Item cards were included (but no more than 1 Great Ball or 2 copies of any other Trainer card). These figures do not include the Escape Rope or Weakness Policy Item cards that are provided by the Crabominable and Zygarde group respectively.

Supporter cards
No. Card Type Quantity
120/149 Hau Su 0-2×
122/149 Lillie Su 0-2×
128/149 Professor Kukui Su 0-2×


Item cards
No. Card Type Quantity
119/149 Great Ball I 0-1×
123/149 Nest Ball I 0-2×
134/149 Timer Ball I 0-2×



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Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions and releases
Bold indicates a main expansion. Italics indicate a special set. Releases that are entirely composed of prints from other releases are small.
Sun & Moon Series
SM Black Star Promos
Sun & Moon: Forest ShadowRoaring HeatBright TideSun & Moon Prerelease Kit
Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu
Guardians Rising: Guardians Rising Prerelease KitSteel SunHidden Moon
Lugia Legendary Battle DeckHo-Oh Legendary Battle DeckBattle Arena Decks: Black Kyurem vs White Kyurem
Burning Shadows: Burning Shadows Prerelease KitRock SteadyLuminous Frost
McDonald's Collection 2017
Shining Legends
Crimson Invasion: Crimson Invasion Prerelease KitDestruction FangClanging Thunder
Ultra Prism: Ultra Prism Prerelease KitMach StrikeImperial Command
Forbidden Light: Forbidden Light Build & Battle BoxTropical TakedownTwilight Rogue
Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Alolan Sandslash & Alolan NinetalesMcDonald's Collection 2018
Celestial Storm: Celestial Storm Build & Battle BoxLeaf ChargeHydro Fury
Battle Arena Decks: Mega Charizard X vs Mega Blastoise
Dragon Majesty
Lost Thunder: Lost Thunder Build & Battle BoxBlazing VolcanoStorm Caller
Team Up: Team Up Build & Battle BoxRelentless FlameTorrential Cannon
Detective Pikachu
Unbroken Bonds: Unbroken Bonds Build & Battle BoxBattle MindLightning Loop
Let's Play, Pikachu!Let's Play, Eevee!
Unified Minds: Unified Minds Build & Battle BoxSoaring StormLaser Focus
Hidden Fates
McDonald's Collection 2019Battle Arena Decks: Rayquaza vs Ultra Necrozma
Cosmic Eclipse: Cosmic Eclipse Build & Battle BoxUnseen DepthsTowering Heights
Sun & Moon Era
SM-P Promotional cards
Pikachu's New Friends
Collection SunCollection Moon: Sun & Moon Starter SetPremium Trainer Box
Rockruff Full Power DeckTogedemaru DeckTurtonator DeckStrength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon
Islands Await YouAlolan Moonlight: Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set
Facing a New TrialThe Best of XYAsh vs Team Rocket Deck Kit
To Have Seen the Battle RainbowDarkness that Consumes Light
Shining Legends
Awakened HeroesUltradimensional Beasts
GX Battle BoostSolgaleo-GX & Lunala-GX Legendary Starter Set
Ultra SunUltra Moon: Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Premium Trainer Box
Ultra ForceUltra Sun & Ultra Moon Deck Build Boxes
Forbidden Light
Dragon StormChampion Road
Sky-Splitting Charisma
Thunderclap SparkGX Starter DecksFairy Rise
Super-Burst Impact
Dark OrderGX Ultra ShinyEevee-GX Starter Sets
Tag Bolt: Tag Team GX Premium Trainer Box
Night UnisonTrainer Battle DecksFull Metal Wall
Double Blaze: Tag Team GX Deck Build Box
Family Pokémon Card GameGG EndSky LegendGreat Detective Pikachu
Miracle Twin: Tag Team GX Starter Sets
Remix BoutDream League
Alter Genesis
Tag All StarsExtra Regulation Box