Pokémon TCG: Celebrations expansion will remake iconic cards like Base Set Charizard

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Celebrations TCG expansion release date October 8, 2021 Pokémon Company Pokemon

The 25th anniversary of the Pokémon franchise has brought many wonders and delights, ranging from a Katy Perry music video to the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl later this year. Next up for the 25th anniversary, The Pokémon Company has announced Pokémon Trading Card Game: Celebrations, a TCG expansion with a release date of Oct. 8, 2021. The Celebrations expansion will showcase artwork and game mechanics spanning the whole life of the TCG, and it will include remakes of 25 iconic Pokémon cards, such as Base Set Charizard, Umbreon – Star, and Tapu Lele-GX. More generally, each booster pack will contain “four uniquely designed cards—all with foil treatments and a 25th anniversary logo.”

In total, Pokémon TCG: Celebrations will entail the nine following products, many of them including promo cards that “combine recently-discovered Pokémon with popular forms from previous Pokémon TCG sets”:

  • Collection—Dragapult Prime (available on Oct. 8, 2021)
  • Collections—Lance’s Charizard V and Dark Sylveon V (available on Oct. 8, 2021)
  • Deluxe Pin Collection (available on Oct. 8, 2021)
  • Elite Trainer Box (available on Oct. 8, 2021)
  • Mini Tins (available on Oct. 8, 2021)
  • Special Collection—Pikachu V-UNION (available on Oct. 8, 2021)
  • Collector Chest (available in October 2021)
  • Premium Figure Collection—Pikachu VMAX (available on Oct. 22, 2021)
  • Ultra-Premium Collection (available on Oct. 22, 2021)

So yes, if that list did not hammer it home several times over, it is worth repeating that Pokémon TCG: Celebrations has a release date of Oct. 8, 2021. You have plenty of time to mentally prepare for trying to obtain these items. For huge, high-res images of the nine items numbered above, check out the official Pokémon website.

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!