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Forbidden Light Build & Battle Box (TCG)

Forbidden Light Build & Battle Box
ForbiddenLightPrereleaseBox.jpg
Box art
Expansion Forbidden Light
Types used GrassLightningPsychicFighting

The Forbidden Light Build & Battle Box is a special product given to participants at the start of Prerelease Tournaments for the Forbidden Light expansion. Prerelease Tournaments for the Forbidden Light expansion were held on the two weekends prior to the release of the expansion, on April 21–22, and 28-29, 2018. The boxes were later made available to purchase at retail stores on June 15, 2018, which reflects why they are no longer called "Prerelease Kits" as they were in prior expansions. Each box contains a random set of predetermined cards designed to enhance the experience of the Limited format tournament that follows.

Included in each Build & Battle Box 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 Forbidden Light expansion are Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Malamar, and Lycanroc, with each containing a group of Pokémon cards that are focused around their respective types: Grass-type, Lightning-type, Psychic-type, and Fighting-type.

The Forbidden Light Build & Battle Boxes provided an exclusive Non Holofoil of a card which was only released as Holofoil in Forbidden Light booster packs: Magnezone.

Evolution Build & Battle Box structure

Section 1

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

Pheromosa Group
No. Card Type Quantity
5/131 Scatterbug Grass
7/131 Spewpa Grass
8/131 Vivillon Grass
99/131 Furfrou Colorless
123/149 Nest Ball I


Xurkitree Group
No. Card Type Quantity
34/131 Magnemite Lightning
35/131 Magneton Lightning
36/131 Magnezone Lightning
99/131 Furfrou Colorless
119/149 Great Ball I
134/149 Timer Ball I

Malamar Group
No. Card Type Quantity
41/131 Uxie Psychic
42/131 Mesprit Psychic
50/131 Inkay Psychic
51/131 Malamar Psychic
113/131 Mysterious Treasure I
123/149 Nest Ball I


Lycanroc Group
No. Card Type Quantity
63/131 Croagunk Fighting
64/131 Toxicroak Fighting
75/131 Rockruff Fighting
76/131 Lycanroc Fighting
108/131 Judge Su 0-1×
134/149 Timer Ball I

  • Judge is not guaranteed in the Lycanroc Group and may instead contain an extra Supporter in Section 2 below.

Section 2

Each Build & Battle Box also included an additional random group of 4 of the following Supporter cards (with no more than 2 copies of a particular Supporter), or 5 if Judge was not obtained with the Lycanroc Group present.

Supporter cards
No. Card Type Quantity
120/149 Hau Su 0-2×
125/156 Lillie Su 0-2×
126/156 Looker Su 0-2×
128/149 Professor Kukui Su 0-2×
123/147 Sophocles Su 0-2×



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