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    • Premium materials with metal pieces!
    • Incredibly playable promo cards
    • More packs than in a normal ETB

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    • Rebel Clash is a weaker set than the others
    • May not find use for everything inside
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    Pokemon Sword And Shield: Elite Trainer Box Plus Review

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    The Elite Trainer Box has long been a popular option for starting a new Pokemon collection. They’re packed full of goodies, ranging from special art cards for collectors, to sleeves and counters for players. And, of course, the packs. So what does the Elite Trainer Box Plus do different?

    Apart from being in an incredibly fancy box (I mean, gold and black always look good together), the Elite Trainer Box Plus packs some punches. The box contains one of two actually fantastic promotional cards. Zacian V and Zamazenta V are both highly-used and contested cards in both Standard and Unlimited Pokemon. Zacian as an offensive attacker and Zamazenta to shut down your opponents Pokemon VMAXes!

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    Instead of the normal 8 packs you get in a traditional ETB, the Elite Trainer Box Plus has 12! This is made up of various amounts from Sword and Shield Base Set, Darkness Rising, Rebel Clash and Vivid Voltage. The sleeves feature either Zacian and Zamazenta, and have a holographic gold inside to accentuate your rarest cards. The box also has brand new metal counters, dice and coins! These weight pieces are gold and black, like the box, and the coin has either Zacian or Zamazenta engraved into it!

    Onto the decks themselves, starting with the first to be released. Sword and Shield Base Set remains a powerful set in Standard, and will likely still be legal during the next rotation. This set contains some of the best full-art trainers in any set, including Marnie, Bede, and two Team Yell Grunts. You can also get more copies of Zacian V or Zamazenta V for a full playset!

    Digging for Gold

    Next up in the Elite Trainer Box Plus, Rebel Clash. This set contains some great Pokemon Vs and VMAXes! Cards like Cinderace V, Sandaconda V and Falinks V all make an appearance in this set. Obviously, there are also some great trainers in the set. Oleana, Boss’s Orders, Sonia and Milo are all still very powerful cards! Their full art versions also look fantastic, as is tradition.

    Darkness Ablaze is where things ramp up, big time. Charizard V, Salamence V and Vikavolt V make an appearance, as well as some fantastic alt arts for Turbo Patch and Big Parasol. This deck also features a huge amount of cards used in standard, like Bird Keeper, Rose and the fantastic Crobat V. This card is still used in almost every deck thanks to its fantastic card draw ability, Dark Asset, which lets you draw up to 6 cards. 

    Finally, the newest set in the box. Vivid Voltage introduces the new Amazing Rare rarity, with Zamazenta, Zacian, Jirachi, Rayquaza, Raikou and Celebi! These cards burst out of their border with a rainbow explosion, and look great on the table.The set also has the ultra-rare Gigantamax Pikachu VMAX, in all his chubby glory!

    All together, the Elite Trainer Box Plus is great. Not only playable promo cards, but top tier ones. 12 packs that include some great chase cards and play cards. Very nice feeling metal dice and coins to play the game just add to it, as well as the overall presentation. A fantastic purchase!

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    • Premium materials with metal pieces!
    • Incredibly playable promo cards
    • More packs than in a normal ETB

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    • Rebel Clash is a weaker set than the others
    • May not find use for everything inside

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    I recently placed my third order with Zatu. They have a great range at reasonable prices and are so efficient. I especially appreciate the order updates and the gift wrap option, especially since the recipient of my recent gift order commented on the neatness of the wrapping!

    I recently placed my third order with Zatu. They have a great range at reasonable prices and are so efficient. I especially appreciate the order updates and the gift wrap option, especially since the recipient of my recent gift order commented on the neatness of the wrapping!

    Ordered on Saturday night and was dispatched on Sunday morning. Actually impressed with that. All in all very happy with the service and I would order again.

    Ordered on Saturday night and was dispatched on Sunday morning. Actually impressed with that. All in all very happy with the service and I would order again.

    A great selection of games, great value for money and very quick delivery

    A great selection of games, great value for money and very quick delivery

    Great service - games received very swiftly and well packaged.

    Great service - games received very swiftly and well packaged.

    Huge range, quick delivery and well priced!

    Huge range, quick delivery and well priced!

    Great website,loads of variety and like their game charts and editors choice. Good customer service competetive prices.Highly recommend Zatu Games.

    Great website,loads of variety and like their game charts and editors choice. Good customer service competetive prices.Highly recommend Zatu Games.

    Such fast and amazing service, great prices and my yugioh cards came in perfect condition and so quickly. Definietly worth purchasing here for a good deal and fast shipping

    Such fast and amazing service, great prices and my yugioh cards came in perfect condition and so quickly. Definietly worth purchasing here for a good deal and fast shipping

    Had to wait 10 months for carcassone big box instead of expected 2 months but well worth the wait due to price. All the family play and enjoy the different expansions

    Had to wait 10 months for carcassone big box instead of expected 2 months but well worth the wait due to price. All the family play and enjoy the different expansions

    Zatu games provide competitively priced games, delivered to your door in excellent time. I ordered my game last minute before a holiday, and not only was Zatu the cheapest, but they were the quickest to deliver, too.

    Zatu games provide competitively priced games, delivered to your door in excellent time. I ordered my game last minute before a holiday, and not only was Zatu the cheapest, but they were the quickest to deliver, too.

    Fantastic service once again and speedy delivery. Great product - love the dungeon layouts. Innovative products.

    Fantastic service once again and speedy delivery. Great product - love the dungeon layouts. Innovative products.

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