Changes have been announced for Pokémon TCG pre-release tournaments aiming to make the tournaments more competitive and fun! Pokémon TCG pre-release events are events which take place roughly two weeks before the release of a new TCG expansion.
For future expansions, the format of pre-release tournaments will be different. Rather then just building a deck out of the booster packs you were given, each player now receives a special ‘pre-release box’. The box contains a 22-card pre-release pack, plus four 10-card booster packs as well as an exclusive foil promo card. Players will be able to use the cards from their pre-release box, plus basic Energy cards to build a 40-card deck. When playing in pre-release events, players will start with only 4 Prize cards, due to the smaller deck count.
Nothing is known yet as to what the 22-card pre-release pack will provide, so keep checking back for details!
Disclaimer: It is still unknown whether Australia will implementing these changes.