Sword & Shield Build & Battle Box (TCG)

Sword & Shield Build & Battle Box
Box art
Expansion Sword & Shield
Types used GrassWaterMetalDarknessColorless

The Sword & Shield Build & Battle Box is a special product given to participants at the start of Prerelease Tournaments for the Sword & Shield expansion. These tournaments were held on the two weekends prior to the release of the expansion: January 25-26, and February 1-2, 2020. The boxes were later made available to purchase at retail stores on February 21, 2020. 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 Sword & Shield expansion are Rillaboom, Frosmoth, Galarian Perrserker, and Cinccino, with each containing a group of Pokémon cards that are focused around the following types respectively: Grass-type, Water-type, Metal-type, and Darkness-type.

The Sword & Shield Build & Battle Boxes provided exclusive Non Holofoil versions of cards only available as Holofoil in Sword & Shield booster packs: Rillaboom, Inteleon, Galarian Obstagoon, Marnie, and Professor's Research. Marnie & Professor's Research would later become more available in various preconstructed Theme Decks, League Battle Decks and Trainer Toolkits. Inteleon would later become available in the Inteleon V League Battle Deck.

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.

Rillaboom group
No. Card Type Quantity
11/202 Grookey  
13/202 Thwackey  
14/202 Rillaboom  
140/202 Snorlax  
163/202 Evolution Incense I
167/202 Lucky Egg I

Frosmoth group
No. Card Type Quantity
55/202 Sobble  
57/202 Drizzile  
58/202 Inteleon  
63/202 Snom  
163/202 Evolution Incense I
164/202 Great Ball I

Galarian Perrserker group
No. Card Type Quantity
127/202 Galarian Meowth  
133/202 Pawniard  
134/202 Bisharp  
179/202 Quick Ball I
181/202 Rotom Bike I

Cinccino group
No. Card Type Quantity
145/202 Minccino  
117/202 Galarian Zigzagoon  
118/202 Galarian Linoone  
119/202 Galarian Obstagoon  
179/202 Quick Ball I

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.

Supporter cards
No. Card Type Quantity
165/202 Hop Su 0-2×
169/202 Marnie Su 0-2×
173/202 Poké Kid Su 0-2×
178/202 Professor's Research Su 0-2×

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Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions and releases
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Sword & Shield Series
SWSH Black Star Promos
Sword & Shield: Sword & Shield Build & Battle BoxRillaboom Theme DeckCinderace Theme DeckInteleon Theme Deck
Rebel Clash: Rebel Clash Build & Battle BoxZacian Theme DeckZamazenta Theme Deck
Pikachu & Zekrom-GX League Battle DeckReshiram & Charizard-GX League Battle DeckBattle Academy
Darkness Ablaze: Darkness Ablaze Build & Battle BoxGalarian Darmanitan Theme DeckGalarian Sirfetch'd Theme Deck
Pokémon Futsal CollectionChampion's Path
Vivid Voltage: Vivid Voltage Build & Battle BoxCharizard Theme DeckDrednaw Theme Deck
Zacian V League Battle DeckV Battle Deck—Venusaur vs BlastoiseMcDonald's Collection 2021
Shining Fates
Battle Styles: Battle Styles Build & Battle Box
V Battle Deck—Victini vs Gardevoir
Chilling Reign
Sword & Shield Era
S-P Promotional cards
V Starter Sets
SwordShield: Sword & Shield Premium Trainer Box
Zacian + Zamazenta BoxVMAX Rising
Rebellion Crash
Charizard & Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter SetsExplosive Walker
Infinity Zone
Legendary HeartbeatV Starter Decks
Amazing Volt Tackle
VMAX Special SetShiny Star V
Venusaur & Blastoise VMAX Starter Sets
Single Strike MasterRapid Strike Master: Single Strike & Rapid Strike Premium Trainer Boxes
Peerless Fighters
Silver LanceJet-Black Spirit: Silver Lance & Jet-Black Spirit Jumbo Pack Set
Eevee HeroesEevee Heroes VMAX Special SetHigh-Class Decks
Towering PerfectionSky Stream: Sword & Shield Family Pokémon Card Game