In this article, we will take a deep dive into the lore of Pokémon ‘God Packs’, their historical context, the excitement they generate among collectors, and what they mean for the overall dynamics of Pokémon card collecting. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a newcomer to the world of Pokémon, prepare to journey into one of the most captivating and elusive aspects of this ever-popular hobby.
What is a Pokemon God Pack?
A ‘God Pack’ is the trading card equivalent of striking gold or unearthing a precious gem, where every card inside is an Ultra Rare or higher rarity. The chance of opening a ‘God Pack’ is astronomically low; normally in 1:250 chance and sometimes even 1:600 for some sets.
‘God Packs’ only exist in Japanese sets; they are not available in the English TCG regardless of what influencers and fans may claim.
The phenomenon originated from Magic the Gathering, where in their Greek mythology themed set, Journey into Nyx, players had a small chance of opening a pack with 15 Gods.
Which Japanese Pokemon Sets Have God Packs?
Pokemon ‘God Packs’ first appeared in 2019 in the set TAG All Stars and have been including in modern sets to this day. In fact, the newest Japanese Pokémon set – Pokemon 151 – is confirmed to have God Packs!
Some sets also have exclusive cards that can only be found inside God Packs. An example of this is the Alternate Art Pikachu #205 from VSTAR Universe.
Can Pokemon God Packs be Weighed?
Yes. Because the pack is filled with Ultra Rares and Secret Rares, the weight of the pack is unnaturally higher than the average Pokemon pack. Please note that it is frowned upon by the Pokemon community to weigh packs.
In conclusion, the enigmatic allure of Pokémon ‘God Packs’ is undeniably one of the most thrilling aspects of Pokémon card collecting. These packs embody the heart and soul of the hobby, encapsulating the thrill of the hunt, the allure of rarity, and the sheer joy of discovery.
While their odds are staggeringly low, the mere existence of these ‘God Packs’ elevates the collecting experience to new heights, imbuing every single pack opening with an undercurrent of potential grandeur.