Pokémon TCG – Evolutions: Pikachu, Charizard and Professor Oak Reprints
Today, we find the very first cards that should be appearing in the last XY expansion in the Pokémon TCG: Evolutions. Prepare for nostalgia hits!The very first cards from Evolutions may have surfaced. On PokéBeach, we find Pikachu, Charizard and the new Professor Oak cards reprinted with new elements to compete with today’s TCG standards. Charizard and Pikachu have seen their HP changed and some attacks have been altered as well. The Oak card is now named “Professor Oak’s Hint” and it features the exact same art as the original Base Set card.
To compare them, see the different between the original Base Set versions and the Evolutions reprints. Here they are:
Charizard has seen an HP boost to 150 and his attack has doubled its damage.
Pikachu got a boost of HP too, but its attack damage remains the same.
The new Professor Oak’s Hint (right) now mentions that it is a Support Card and it features the following effect:
If you use this card, your turn ends.
Draw cards until you have 7 cards in your hand.
The Pokémon Company has also released a new website to celebrate the 20th anniversary year in Japan. This shows cards from the Base Set, Jungle, Fossil, Team Rocket, Gym Heroes and Gym Challenge sets. They also feature cards from the Vending sets which never made it here in the West. Indeed, this website is made to celebrate the original release of the Base Set in Japan which was on October 20th.