Surprise Pokémon Promos Added to Twilight Masquerade Prerelease!

Iron Thorns EX artwork from Twilight Masquerade
Credit: Pokémon Company

Iron Thorns EX artwork from Twilight Masquerade
Credit: Pokémon Company

Prerelease events are one of the most anticipated ones for any trading card game. Everyone wants to get their hands on a new release as soon as possible, and prereleases give players the opportunity to sit down and get a taste of what’s to come.

In addition to receiving an opportunity to dive into new content as soon as possible, exclusive promotional items are commonly held at prerelease events. If you’re an avid collector, these promos can potentially be incredibly lucrative thanks to their scarcity. As if all that wasn't enough, it's possible for prerelease events to even have multiple promos to amp up the excitement. That’s exactly what’s happening for Twilight Masquerade.

Twilight Masquerade Promotional Cards

To begin, four new promotional cards have been revealed for the Twilight Masquerade prerelease. According to Pokebeach, these cards all show up in Crimson Haze and Mask of Change, two Japanese sets that house many of the cards showing up in the Twilight Masquerade set.

The main point of difference, however, is that these cards have new artwork that we’ve never seen before. They could show up in Japan at a later date but, for now, the premier for these artworks is the Twilight Masquerade prerelease promotional cards.

Infernape Twilight Masquerade Prerelease card
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The most impressive of these prerelease cards is Infernape. While the impressively powerful Scorching Fire attack has a devastating downside, this is heavily aided by Infernape’s ability, which allows you to hypercharge your Energy onto your Pokémon as long as you’re using Fighting and Fire Energy.

Next up, we have Thwacky, the secondary evolution to the starter Pokémon Grookey. There isn’t much going on here outside of a tutor effect if you have a Pokémon with the Festival Lead ability. As a result, this card is incredibly feast or famine. If you can trigger its ability, this card is quite powerful. If not, move on.

Froslass offers a bizarre controlling effect that provides chip damage on any Pokémon with an ability other than itself. This could be an interesting effect to apply if there’s an existing strategy that utilizes a ton of ability Pokémon. That said, the applications of this card are rather fickle, and may not be worth the investment.

Tatsugiri offers an interesting ability that can help you find powerful Supporter cards. That’s about where this little guy’s usefulness ends, but this could be quite powerful if your strategy revolves around finding certain Support.

Additional Regional Promos

If you’re playing Twilight Masquerade Prereleases in Southeast Asia, you may be in for even more promotional cards!

For the first time, English cards are receiving Gym stamps, but these cards are otherwise just reprints. According to Pokebeach, Pidgeot EX, Arven and Luminous Energy will be included here, and more could come.

If these Prerelease promotional cards interest you, consider getting yourself out to a Twilight Masquerade Prerelease.

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