Hello everyone! The final set of the season always has a special allure to it, and Unbroken Bonds has already lived up to the hype.
I think now is a good time to reflect on all of the sets we’ve gotten this competitive year and how incredible each has been. It is impossible to avoid having “stronger” and “weaker” sets, but this is the first full year in a long time where all four sets have been phenomenal. Let’s take a look at their size alone:
- Celestial Storm: 183 cards
- Lost Thunder: 236
- Team Up: 196
- Unbroken Bonds: 234
For those of you keeping track at home, these are the four biggest sets the Pokémon Trading Card Game has ever seen except for Aquapolis in 2003, which narrowly beats out Celestial Storm in size with 186 cards. It cannot be understated how incredible it is to see four massive sets—with a ton of playable cards—in a row. It seems that the days of filler sets are behind us, and we can expect multiple viable archetypes, powerful new Supporters, and interesting techs with each new release. Considering the influx of playable cards, it is no surprise that we’ve seen major format shifts with every set so far.
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