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Forbidden Light Build & Battle Box (TCG)

Forbidden Light Build & Battle Box
ForbiddenLightBuildBattleBox.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. These tournaments were held on the two weekends prior to the release of the expansion: April 21-22, and 28-29, 2018. The boxes were later made available to purchase at retail stores on June 15, 2018, hence the name change from "Prerelease Kits" in previous expansions. Each box contains a random set of predetermined cards designed to enhance the experience of the Limited format events in which they were initially distributed.

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 version of Magnezone, which was only available as a Holofoil card in Forbidden Light booster packs.

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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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