Darkness Ablaze Build & Battle Box (TCG)

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Darkness Ablaze Build & Battle Box
DarknessAblazeBuildBattleBox.jpg
Box art
Expansion Darkness Ablaze
Types used GrassLightningDarknessWaterColorless

The Darkness Ablaze Build & Battle Box is a special product given to participants at the start of Prerelease Tournaments for the Darkness Ablaze expansion. These tournaments were set to be held on the two weekends prior to the release of the expansion: August 1-2, and August 8-9, 2020, but due the COVID-19 pandemic all events were cancelled. Select retailers still received the boxes and were allowed to begin selling them August, 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 Darkness Ablaze expansion are Decidueye, Arctozolt, Hydreigon, and Kangaskhan, with each containing a group of Pokémon cards that are focused around the following types respectively: Grass-type, Lightning-type, Darkness-type, Water-type, and Colorless-type.

The Build & Battle Box included exclusive Non Holofoil versions of Holofoil cards from the Darkness Ablaze expansion: Tapu Koko and Darkrai. Kangaskhan is unique but was later made available in the Galarian Darmanitan Theme 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.

Decidueye group
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
11/189 D Rowlet Grass
12/189 D Dartrix Grass
148/189 D Ducklett Colorless
149/189 D Swanna Colorless
179/202 D Quick Ball I
159/189 D Bird Keeper Su


Arctozolt group
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
65/189 D Dracozolt Lightning
61/189 D Tapu Koko Lightning
167/189 D Rare Fossil I
163/202 D Evolution Incense I
163/189 D Kabu Su

Kangaskhan group
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
133/189 D Kangaskhan Colorless
45/189 D Vanillite Water
46/189 D Vanillish Water
47/189 D Vanilluxe Water
166/189 D Pokémon Breeder's Nurturing Su


Hydreigon group
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
108/189 D Deino Darkness
109/189 D Zweilous Darkness
110/189 D Hydreigon Darkness
105/189 D Darkrai Darkness
165/189 D Piers Su


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. Mark Card Type Quantity
165/202 D Hop Su 0-2×
178/202 D Professor's Research Su 0-2×
158/192 D Dan Su 0-2×
161/192 D Milo Su 0-2×
167/192 D Sonia Su 0-2×



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