Pokémon Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection

What is the Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection?

Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection

The Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection is one of a number of products being released in October 2021 to mark the 25th Anniversary of Pokémon.

The pin collection is slated for release on 8th October 2021. The box measurements have not yet been released but pin collection boxes are typically smaller than regular collection boxes. The Shining Fates pin collection boxes measured 17.9 cm (7 inches) by 19.7 (7.75 inches). 

The artwork for the box features a blue background with a white flash and a black band near the bottom. The Pokémon character Zacian features on the left side of the box while the 25th anniversary logo features on the right. 

At present it is unclear whether there are two different designs for this product or just one. (see below)

 

What is in the Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection?

The contents of the Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection have been released:

4 Celebrations Booster Packs (each will contain 4 holo cards)
2 Regular Booster Packs (possibly Chilling Reign and one other)
A Promo Card featuring Zacian Lv.X (see more details below)
A pin badge featuring Flying and Surfing Pikachu 

4 Celebrations Booster Packs

 

Why is the number of box designs unclear ?

Surfing Pikachu enamel badgeThe officially released description of the contents of the box states that it contains an enamel pin badge of Flying and Surfing Pikachu. 

Last week, images of a number of Celebrations products were updated to reveal more of the products inside. The box design at the top of the page is the only one released so far. 

The pin badge shown on the front of the box depicts Surfing Pikachu. 

It could be that there is a single box design but two different pin badge designs or it could be that Pokémon have decided to just issue the Surfing Pikachu badge and have not updated the content description accordingly.

 

Zacian Promo Card

Zacian Promo Card

The updated image of the front of the Celebrations Deluxe Pin Collection shows a Zacian LV.X as the Promo Card for the box. 

Zacian is a Generation VIII Pokémon introduced in Sword and Shield 2019. Zacian has featured on a number of Sword and Shield promo cards as well as in the Sword and Shield Base set, Rebel Clash and Vivid Voltage expansion sets. 

What is interesting with this card is that it has been given Level-Up status. The Level-Up, or LV.X was introduced with the Diamond and Pearl expansion (2007) and retired at the end of the Platinum Series (2009).

From the outset Pokémon have specified that the Celebrations set would feature  ‘close remakes’ of old favourites. However, it would seem that they are also going to introduce a mix of old and new styles. 

Due to the fact that LV.X is no longer legal in tournaments it is unlikely that this card will be able to be used in tournaments. But it is certain to appeal to collectors and fans of the character Zacian.