Pokemon: Guardians Rising Pre-Release
Pokemon: Guardians Rising Pre-release
Come check out the latest set of Pokemon, S&M Guardians Rising, before it goes on sale. Win cool prizes at our S&M Guardians Rising Pre-Release*! Pokemon S&M Guardians Rising goes on sale May 5th, 2017.
* Registration for the April 30th event will open after the S&M Guardians Rising Pre-Release scheduled on April 29th concludes. Space available will be determined at this time.
What is the Format?
The Format is Sealed, with three (3), twenty-five (25) minute rounds of Swiss pairings. Players will receive packs at the start of the event. See below for more comprehensive information on Sealed Events.
What is the Entry Fee?
The entry fee is $30. You can register online, by completing the form above.*
Early Bird: Save $5 if you register before close of buisness Monday April 17th!
What Do I Need to Bring?
You will need your POP ID and a filled out registration sheet. You should also bring dice or paper for keeping score. Everything else will be provided at the start of the tournament.
Don't have a POP ID? Ask one of our employees and we can set you up with one!
What are the Prizes?
Each player will receive 3 S&M Guardians Rising Booster Packs for participating in the tournament. Additional prizes (amounts dependant on event attendance) will be awarded to the top players based on standings after the final round.
What do I Get Here?
Each player will receive 1 Prerelease Deck to use for building your tournament deck. Each Prerelease Deck contians 4 booster packs of S&M Guardians Rising as well as an Evolution Pack containg 22 key cards from previous sets. Every player also gets 3 boosters prices pack at the end of the tournament.*
What is Pokemon?
In the Pokemon Trading Card Game, players build decks around their favorite Pokemon and then play against each other, sending their Pokemon into battle to prove who the best Pokemon Trainer is. Players can begin with theme decks, pre-constructed decks designed to cover the basics of the game. Then, they can augment their card collections with booster packs that provide more cards, letting players develop more diverse decks. With thousands of cards to choose from, the game is never the same twice. The Pokemon Company International releases four sets of cards, called "expansions," each year, so the game continues to evolve and expand for both players and collectors.
In the video games, the player takes on the role of a young Trainer, whose journey involves traveling from town to town catching and training Pokemon, and battling against other Trainers' teams of Pokemon on a quest to become the Pokemon League Champion. An additional goal is to catch and catalog all of the many Pokemon within the game's world. All Pokemon have one or two innate element types that reflect the Pokemon's strengths or weaknesses. For example, Water-type Pokemon have a natural advantage over Fire-type Pokemon, who in turn have an advantage over Grass-type Pokemon, and so on. Despite this battling aspect of the games, the Pokemon games avoid explicit violence; Pokemon never die during the course of the game. Trainers are invited to take part in many peripheral activities when playing, including talent and beauty contests, tournaments, and fishing (for Pokemon, of course!).
What is a TCG?
A trading card game (TCG) is a game played using specially designed sets of playing cards. While trading cards have been around for longer, TCGs combine the appeal of collecting with strategic gameplay.
What is the Sealed Deck Format?
The Sealed Deck format allows players to use Pokemon booster packs to play games in a tournament setting. Players simply open six booster packs and build a deck from the cards they opened. Guidelines require a minimum deck size of 40 cards. If you're looking for a fun way to increase the size of your Pokemon collection and play the game at the same time, the Sealed Deck format is for you!
*Please note, due to the high demand for this event, if you've pre-purchased an event ticket and are not present during the start of the event your seat may be released to another player. You will be refunded the paid amount. If there are no players to purchase your seat then your packs will be on hold for you to pick up after the end of the Pre-releases.