All cards listed are the same as their original versions, the only differences is the “Play! Pokémon” stamp as seen on the below images, and some have an additional full-holo variant (ones ticked with “Holo?” on the spreadsheet). You get six cards (and a PTCGO code card) in each pack, with two of the six cards being holo. There is roughly a one in five chance to get a V/VMAX in your pack, with a small chance for both holos to be a V/VMAX.
Series One booster packs were first distributed to sanctioned Play! Pokémon Leagues in November, 2022, with each store getting a box of around 180 of these booster packs. These packs are NOT FOR SALE separately anywhere (stores could get sanctioning taken away if they sold them), and the Pokémon Leagues decided themselves how they were given out (League attendance, extra tournament prizing etc).
Series One contains cards and promo cards released from expansions between SWSH Base Set and Evolving Skies. A new Series of packs (Series Two, Series Three etc) is due to be released every six months from February 2023 onwards.
I guess Vmax cards do exist. Not mine but when I saw someone talking about it I had to ask for a photo. Didnt see it on confirmed on the master list yet and I havent gotten an answer if its textured or not but it looks like it is.
I know basically nothing about what’s playable and what’s not, are all the cards from the list cards that actually saw some play use or are there some that pokemon just thinks were good? Just wondering what the future cards included might be and if we can already narrow down future set listsn(and ofc thinking if grimer and muk from brilliant stars are possibly included, don’t know if they were playable or not)
Very unlikely that Muk will be included as I’ve never seen it played in any deck.
THANK YOU all for your contributions. Currently sitting at 214 total cards (including holos). Craziest thing is that there are currently 53 different V/VMAX Pokemon confirmed (stilling waiting to see Pikachu V and Umbreon VMAX are included).
With the low pull rates (one V/VMAX every 5 packs on average), it’s going to be VERY tough to get a master set of these. Have to bare in mind that most players (majority of people receiving these packs) aren’t used to selling their cards quickly (or at all in some cases), and some of the more popular Pokemon will appear only sporadically on eBay and such.