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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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