Why? Simple. The first Pokémon packs went on sale in Japan back in October 1996. So, yes, it’s to celebrate this encroaching 20th anniversary of the cards.
The re-released packs will be sold for 1,300 yen ($10.80) and will contain a deck of 60 cards, one Pokémon coin, and a manual.
Alongside the cards, the original card shields will be resold at 715 yen ($5.94), as well as the play mat at 5,000 yen ($41.50).