Crimson Invasion Prerelease Kit (TCG)

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Crimson Invasion Prerelease Kit
Expansion Crimson Invasion
Types used GrassPsychicFightingMetal

The Crimson Invasion Prerelease Kit is a special product given to participants at the start of Prerelease Tournaments for the Crimson Invasion expansion. Prerelease Tournaments for the Crimson Invasion expansion were held on the two weekends prior to the release of the expansion, on October 21–22, and 28-29, 2017. Each Kit contains a random set of predetermined cards designed to enhance the experience of the Limited format tournament that follows.

Included in each Prerelease Kit 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 Crimson Invasion expansion are Alolan Raichu, Salazzle, Regirock, and Registeel, with each containing a group of Pokémon cards that are focused around a particular type respectively: Grass-type, Psychic-type, Fighting-type, and Metal-type.

The Crimson Invasion Prerelease Kits provided a number of exclusive Non Holofoils of cards which were only released as Holofoils in Crimson Invasion booster packs: Alolan Raichu, Gengar and Bewear. Alolan Raichu would later be made obtainable in the Clanging Thunder Theme Deck.

Evolution Prerelease Kit structure

Section 1

Each Prerelease Kit included two of the following four different groups of Pokémon cards, with one group always coinciding with the included Prerelease promo.

Alolan Raichu Group
No. Card Type Quantity
5/111 Cacnea Grass
6/111 Cacturne Grass
30/111 Pikachu Lightning
31/111 Alolan Raichu Lightning


Salazzle Group
No. Card Type Quantity
36/111 Gastly Psychic
37/111 Haunter Psychic
38/111 Gengar Psychic
46/111 Salandit Psychic

Regirock Group
No. Card Type Quantity
29/111 Shellos Water
53/111 Regirock Fighting
54/111 Gastrodon Fighting
55/111 Stufful Fighting
56/111 Bewear Fighting


Registeel Group
No. Card Type Quantity
7/111 Karrablast Grass
64/111 Mawile Metal
68/111 Registeel Metal
69/111 Escavalier Metal

Section 2

Each Prerelease Kit also included an additional random group of predetermined Trainer cards. A total of 8 Trainer cards are included with 4 in any combination of the Supporter cards (but no more than 2 copies of a particular Supporter) and 4 Item cards were included (one of each Item card plus one additional copy of either Nest Ball or Timer Ball).

Supporter cards
No. Card Type Quantity
120/149 Hau Su 0-2×
122/149 Lillie Su 0-2×
128/149 Professor Kukui Su 0-2×
123/147 Sophocles Su 0-2×


Item cards
No. Card Type Quantity
119/149 Great Ball I
123/149 Nest Ball I 1-2×
134/149 Timer Ball I 1-2×



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