Sword & Shield Build & Battle Box (TCG)

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Sword & Shield Build & Battle Box
SWSH1 Build Battle Box.jpg
Box art
Expansion Sword & Shield
Types used GrassWaterMetalDarknessColorless

The Sword & Shield Build & Battle Box was 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 contained a random set of predetermined cards designed to enhance the experience of the Limited format events in which they were initially distributed.

Each Build & Battle Box included a 23-card Evolution pack that featured one of four specially stamped Prerelease cards for the expansion, as well as four Sword & Shield booster packs. The Prerelease cards could be Rillaboom, Frosmoth, Galarian Perrserker, or Cinccino; each card accompanied a group of Pokémon cards that focused on the following types respectively: Grass-type, Water-type, Metal-type, and Darkness-type.

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 and Professor's Research would later become available in various other products; Inteleon was subsequently available in the Inteleon V League Battle Deck.

Box structure

Section 1

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

Rillaboom group
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
011/202 D Grookey Grass
013/202 D Thwackey Grass
014/202 D Rillaboom Grass
140/202 D Snorlax Colorless
163/202 D Evolution Incense I
167/202 D Lucky Egg I

Frosmoth group
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
055/202 D Sobble Water
057/202 D Drizzile Water
058/202 D Inteleon Water
063/202 D Snom Water
163/202 D Evolution Incense I
164/202 D Great Ball I

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

Cinccino group
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
145/202 D Minccino Colorless
117/202 D Galarian Zigzagoon Darkness
118/202 D Galarian Linoone Darkness
119/202 D Galarian Obstagoon Darkness
179/202 D Quick Ball I

Section 2

Each box also included four random Supporter cards from the following, with no more than two copies of a particular card.

Supporter cards
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
165/202 D Hop Su 0-2×
169/202 D Marnie Su 0-2×
173/202 D Poké Kid Su 0-2×
178/202 D Professor's Research Su 0-2×

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Sword & Shield Series
SWSH Black Star Promos
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Rebel Clash: Rebel Clash Build & Battle BoxZacian Theme DeckZamazenta Theme Deck
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Shining Fates
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Evolving Skies: Evolving Skies Build & Battle Box
CelebrationsV Battle Deck—Rayquaza vs. Noivern
Fusion Strike: Fusion Strike Build & Battle Box
Single Strike Urshifu VMAX League Battle DeckRapid Strike Urshifu VMAX League Battle Deck
Brilliant Stars: Brilliant Stars Build & Battle BoxV Battle Deck—Lycanroc vs. Corviknight
Battle Academy 2022
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Pokémon GO: Pokémon GO V Battle Deck—Mewtwo vs. Melmetal
Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX League Battle DeckShadow Rider Calyrex VMAX League Battle Deck
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Lost Origin: Lost Origin Build & Battle Box
V Battle Deck—Zeraora vs. DeoxysPlay! Pokémon Prize Pack Series One
Silver Tempest: Silver Tempest Build & Battle BoxMew VMAX League Battle Deck
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Sword & Shield Era
S-P Promotional cards
V Starter Sets
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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
V-UNION Special Card Sets
Fusion Arts
25th Anniversary CollectionPromo Card Pack 25th Anniversary Edition
Zacian & Zamazenta vs Eternatus Special Deck Set
VMAX ClimaxStart Deck 10025th Anniversary Golden Box
Star BirthVSTAR Premium Trainer Box
Battle RegionVSTAR Starter SetsStart Deck 100 CoroCoro Comic Version
Time GazerSpace Juggler
Dark PhantasmaPokémon GO
Lost Abyss: VSTAR & VMAX High-Class Decks
VSTAR Special SetIncandescent Arcana
Paradigm Trigger
Charizard VSTAR vs Rayquaza VMAX Special Deck Set
VSTAR Universe