Pokémon TCG battles are always intense, whether playing against friends or taking on top competitors. Players get fired up no matter what level they’re at as it’s a contest to be the best and everyone wants to win. Luckily, we got to take a look at a new product that could help burn down the competition. Pokémon Company supplied us with the Charizard-GX Premium Collection which features one of the biggest Pokémon ever!
Charizard has been a popular Pokémon ever since the video games first released. It has a starring role as the cover mascot for Pokémon Red and has since made numerous appearance. Charizard was Ash’s strongest team member in the anime series, and also a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. and Pokkén Tournament games. Its very first trading card is highly sought after and regarded as one of the rarest and most valuable. So, because of all these highlights, Charizard receiving its very own collectible card set is nothing out of the ordinary.
Picking up the box gets you a number of fun goodies that fans can enjoy. Three cards are already displayed front and center: Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard are shown to let you know exactly what is coming. Each one looks pretty useful with great HP for Charmander and average attacks on Charmeleon. Then the Charizard-GX card has a huge surge meant for taking down your opponents in a massive way as it has an enormous 250 HP, which makes it pretty much built like a tank. Three energies of any kind allows it to use Wing Attack and inflict 70 damage, that’s enough to take out almost all Pokémon in one to three hits! Then comes Crimson Storm which deals a whopping 300 damage! You have to discard three Fire-type energy from Charizard but it will end up becoming a deciding factor during any battle. The GX attack is sure to be helpful if you’re being strategic. Raging Out allows you to discard the top ten cards of your enemy’s deck. That makes it great to have up your sleeve if a match has been dragging along and can knock them out by reducing their deck to zero. Less cards means an advantage in your favor! Charizard-GX packs a lot into not only obliterating Pokémon but dismantling any rival’s morals all in a single crushing turn that they’ll have a hard time recovering from!
Along with those powerful cards comes some fun things as well. You receive a huge, much larger version of the Charizard-GX. It can’t be used in legit competitions but makes for a nice collectible to be displayed. There are six booster packs from different sets. You will find cards from Guardians Rising and Burning Shadows expansions. A coin is included featuring Charizard. Use it during matches for certain attacks and other occurrences. Finally, show off a Charizard badge however you wish! It is fully colored and finely detailed. Place it on backpacks, clothing, purses and more to let everyone know your favorite Pokémon. These alone make the entire Charizard-GX Premium Collection well worth the price.
We were also lucky enough to checkout some plush toys that are usually only available in a very specific manner. Those who pre-order Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are given one of three plush key chains of the Alolan starters: Litten, Popplio and Rowlet, each of which is so adorable. They are made of soft fabric and very detailed with all markings and features present, and are very high quality, coming directly from the Pokémon Center. Plastic hooks in matching colors are attached to each one. Use them to clip onto various belongings such as purses, car keys, curtain rods or backpacks just to name a few. For those who plan on getting Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the pre-order bonus isn’t a bad deal at all, and hopefully you will be able to get the one you favor the most!
Our haul turned out to be a fantastic pick-up for Pokémon fans. Any card collector will need to get the Charizard-GX Premium Collection, and gamers shouldn’t pass up the opportunity for plushies either! The cards can be purchased starting September 24 at Target stores but other locations in October. Pre-order Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon before its November 17 release to get the plush key chains. Catch them all, collect them all and enjoy them all!