Sword & Shield Build & Battle Box (TCG)

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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. Marnie & Professor's Research would later become more available in various preconstructed Theme Decks, League Battle Decks and Trainer Toolkits. Inteleon would later become available in the Inteleon V League Battle 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.

Rillaboom group
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
11/202 Grookey Grass
13/202 Thwackey Grass
14/202 Rillaboom Grass
140/202 Snorlax Colorless
163/202 Evolution Incense Item
167/202 Lucky Egg Item


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

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


Cinccino group
No. Mark 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 Item


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 Hop Supporter
169/202 Marnie Supporter
173/202 Poké Kid Supporter
178/202 Professor's Research Supporter



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Sword & Shield Series
SWSH Black Star Promos
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Pokémon Futsal CollectionChampion's Path
Vivid Voltage: Vivid Voltage Build & Battle BoxCharizard Theme DeckDrednaw Theme Deck
Zacian V League Battle DeckV Battle Deck—Venusaur vs BlastoiseMcDonald's Collection 2021
Shining Fates
Battle Styles: Battle Styles Build & Battle Box
V Battle Deck—Victini vs GardevoirInteleon VMAX League Battle Deck
Chilling Reign: Chilling Reign Build & Battle Box
Evolving Skies: Evolving Skies Build & Battle Box
CelebrationsV Battle Deck—Rayquaza vs Noivern
Fusion Strike
Sword & Shield Era
S-P Promotional cards
V Starter Sets
SwordShield: Sword & Shield Premium Trainer Box
Zacian + Zamazenta BoxVMAX Rising
Rebellion Crash
Charizard & Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter SetsExplosive Walker
Infinity Zone
Legendary HeartbeatV Starter Decks
Amazing Volt Tackle
VMAX Special SetShiny Star V
Venusaur & Blastoise VMAX Starter Sets
Single Strike MasterRapid Strike Master: Single Strike & Rapid Strike Premium Trainer Boxes
Peerless Fighters
Silver LanceJet-Black Spirit: Silver Lance & Jet-Black Spirit Jumbo Pack Set
Eevee HeroesEevee Heroes VMAX Special SetHigh-Class Decks
Skyscraping PerfectionBlue Sky Stream: Sword & Shield Family Pokémon Card Game
Fusion Arts
25th Anniversary CollectionPromo Card Pack 25th Anniversary Edition25th Anniversary Golden Box
VMAX Climax