The holiday season is inching ever closer, and with that comes several companies making a push to make sure their product is what ends up on wishlists everywhere. For Pokémon Trading Card Game, that big item is the Premium Trainer’s XY Collection, which releases on October 20 in select hobby stores, and then early November at retail chains.
We were sent one to check out and were impressed by the quality of the items included. Not only do you get more than a dozen full-art holographic cards including rare and legendary Pokémon, as well as trainer cards, but you also get a bunch of extras. Included in this pack are 130 card sleeves featuring the legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal from the X/Y games, a double deck box featuring those two creatures, two sets of tournament dice, and a metal coin featuring Pikachu wrapped up in a high-quality kickstand box.
It’s an impressive bundle that is guaranteed to deliver some beautiful, powerful cards, but it only includes two booster packs from the XY series of cards. That means that if you or the person you’re gifting it to enjoys the thrill of opening booster packs, you probably want to look elsewhere. Check out our gallery of the Premium Trainer’s XY Collection below and if you want to see more of the recent expansions from Pokémon TCG, check out our gallery from the Sun & Moon – Burning Shadows expansion. For our favorite cards that we pulled from
the base Sun & Moon expansion, head here. For the best from the Sun & Moon – Guardians Rising expansion, head here. For our gallery of our favorites from the retro-facing Generations and XY Evolutions expansions, head to this gallery.
We apologize for the glare in some of these photos. These cards and many of the items are pretty shiny.