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Sword & Shield Build & Battle Box (TCG)

Sword & Shield Build & Battle Box
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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. Professor's Research would later become more available in various preconstructed Theme Decks.

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 Grass
13/202 Thwackey Grass
14/202 Rillaboom Grass
140/202 Snorlax Colorless
163/202 Evolution Incense I
167/202 Lucky Egg I


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

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


Cinccino group
No. Card Type Quantity
145/202 Minccino Colorless
117/202 Galarian Zigzagoon Darkness
118/202 Galarian Linoone Darkness
119/202 Galarian Obstagoon Darkness
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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