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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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
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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
Astral Radiance: Astral Radiance Build & Battle Box
Pokémon GO: Pokémon GO V Battle Deck—Mewtwo vs. Melmetal
Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX League Battle DeckShadow Rider Calyrex VMAX League Battle Deck
McDonald's Collection 2022
Lost Origin: Lost Origin Build & Battle Box
V Battle Deck—Zeraora vs. Deoxys
Silver Tempest: Silver Tempest Build & Battle BoxMew VMAX League Battle Deck
Crown Zenith
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
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 Birth
Battle RegionVSTAR Starter Sets
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