Our November Pokémon TCG set has been confirmed! Cosmic Eclipse will be the last main Sun & Moon set and will feature over 230 cards including NINE new Tag Team Pokémon, and much more aside!
With the sun setting on the Sun & Moon series, the logo for Cosmic Eclipse features a very fitting similar style to the Sun & Moon base set we got almost three years ago.
Cosmic Eclipse is scheduled to release on November 1st 2019 and like with recent Sun & Moon series releases, it will be our largest Pokémon TCG set of all time, currently weighing in at 230 cards, plus secret rares.
Aside from the Gen 1 trio Tag Teams we talked about previously (Venusaur & Snivy-GX, Braixen & Charizard-GX, Blastoise & Piplup-GX), the latest product descriptions reveal information about a new Tag Team trio card of Dialga & Palkia & Arceus-GX.
There has been a lot of love for Dialga and Palkia in the TCG recently, but it is a slight surprise to see Arceus included alongside these two due to his Normal typing. Traditionally on Tag Team GX cards the two (or three in the case of Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX) Pokémon share the same typing.
Many fans are predicting though that the designers will get around this minor hurdle by having Arceus appear alongside the other two Dragon-type Pokémon by using his awesome green/purple form he obtains by holding the Draco Plate item in the video game series. I am also personally hoping for another beautiful stained glass alternate art card to go alongside the Legendary Birds trio one!
Also announced in the product description is the inclusion of seven additional GX Pokémon alongside the nine Tag Team GX's. The only one we are certain of so far is Remix Bout's Alolan Persian-GX, but we can get some clues to potentially what else might be included from another upcoming Japanese set.
The box art for Japan's August set, Dream League, features N at the top. So there is potentially more Zekrom and Reshiram GX cards on the way. The image on the side of the box includes artwork for Clefairy and Magneton, so Clefable-GX and Magnezone-GX could also be inclusions.
Most notably however is the large images of Solgaleo and Lunala. Recently it was confirmed in Japan's CoroCoro magazine that these two iconic Sun & Moon legendaries would be getting a fitting send-off in the form of their own Tag Team card, Solgaleo & Lunala-GX (translation at the bottom).
I love the “regular” GX artwork for this card, I can't wait to see what the full art and alternate art versions look like! Notably also for a first time on a Tag Team-GX card, the extra effect of the GX attack is triggered by using a new supporter card “Lillie's Best Effort” instead of attaching additional energies.
Perhaps we will see more of these double supporter cards, with other Tag Team Pokémon cards in upcoming sets that feature their human trainers/partners on the art of the card?
Speaking of trainers, the final big new thing we know about Cosmic Eclipse is the inclusion of our first Tag Team supporter card (Tate & Liza aside!), featuring everyone's favourite original video game protagonists, Red & Blue.
According to Pokebeach, “The Supporter will work like a Tag Team’s GX attack where you have a regular effect and then a stronger secondary effect if additional conditions are met.” I look forward to seeing the full art version of this card and what the special, secondary effect does!
Comic Eclipse will be released in English on November 1st 2019, and will feature a combination of cards from Japan's Remix Bout, Dream League, and September's Alter Genesis set.
Alongside the inclusion of the new Dialga & Palkia & Arceus-GX triple Tag Team, the Gen 1 starter trio Tag Team (more hyper rare Charizard HYPE!), 20+ trainer cards, and other new cool cards, Cosmic Eclipse is looking to be the perfect final Sun & Moon set for collectors and players alike, before we get our first Sword & Shield set in February 2020.
Stephen Kent – Ludkins Pro Player
Solgaleo & Lunala-GX – Psychic – HP270
Basic Pokemon (TAG TEAM)
[P][P][P][C] Cosmic Burn: 230 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Cosmic Burn during your next turn.
[P][P][C]+ Light of the Goddess: 200 damage. If you played “Lillie’s Best Effort” from your hand during this turn, during your opponent’s next turn, prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to each of your Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)