How Good Is Sun and Moon Base Set Actually? (2023)


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Sun and moon base set released February 3rd, 2017 featuring The, First, Generation 7, Pokemon, Rowlett, Litton and popplio being the starters, the Sun and Moon legendary Pokemon are solgaleo the mascot of Pokemon sun and lunala.

The mascot of Pokemon, Moon, Sun and Moon base set has 149 cards and 14, secret rares sun and moon base set marked the first time Japanese booster boxes did not have a first edition.

Print run only having the unlimited collection sun and collection Moon booster boxes, the Sun and Moon era introduced rainbow.


Secret rare cards.

My very first rainbow rare card was a gumshoes card out of a Dollar Tree.

One dollar pack Sun and Moon Bay set had five different Packards.

Normally there's only four, but with sun and moon base set.

We got the three starters decidueye and cineroar Prime Arena and the legendary Pokemon as the pack Arts.

The main product line for sun and moon base set consisted of Booster, Box, Elite, Trainer boxes and theme decks.

There was a lot of other products, single pack blisters, three pack blisters.

The three card mini packs from the dollar store.

But today we're going to be focusing on the main product line, and the top 10 cards from sun and moon base set.

This is the free use sun and moon base set spreadsheet that I have put together for the community.

You guys can access this spreadsheet down in the description of this video, or you can check it out in the community Discord I'll have the link there for it as well.

Each of the products that we talk about do have a hyperlink.

All you have to do is click on the hyperlink for the item.

And it will take you to to look at more of the price and sales history.

Let's, go ahead and let's talk about the sealed products and then we'll talk about the top 10 cards here.

The first thing we're going to talk about is the sealed product sealed, product is King for me, personally, I always buy into sealed, product and I limit, my exposure to single cards to mainly my Personal Collection.

The first thing we're going to talk about today is the sun and moon base set booster box as you can see here.

The current value, you of a sun and moon booster box is right around 230 dollars last year.

This time a booster box would set you back right around 199 dollars, which means that there's been about a 31 dollar growth over the last 12 months, which is a 15 increase, the lowest listed Booster Box on TCG player.

Right now.

Let's, go ahead and pull that up the lowest listed unopened booster box of sun and moon base.

Set is 264 dollars.

This booster box right here is not an actual booster box.

It's just 36.

Loose packs.

You want to avoid these loose pack listings there's.

They just do not hold the same value as a sealed booster box.

So with the lowest listing being 264 dollars, you can expect a lot of growth with the sun and moon base set booster box in the upcoming months.

The next thing we have here are the two Elite Trainer boxes for sun and moon base set.

The current value of these is between 65 and 70 dollars the value for these last year was actually MSRP, because there was a massive restock of these.

You could pick these up at Walmart and other box stores for MSRP for numerous months, I, picked up as many of these as I could with how old the product was.

Once these disappeared, the price was just going to go right back up.

And it did the price increased by between 56 and 66 percent.

Since those items stopped being restocked.

The lowest listed price of these is right around 68.63, which is more than what the current value or market price is as you can see here, the lunala Elite Trainer Box.

The lowest listed price is 67.95.

So you can actually expect a little bit of growth with the elite trainer boxes along with the booster boxes.

Just based off of the market prices looking at the price history on TCGplayer.

You can see where that restock hit these just went way way down.

They never really got down to MSRP on TCGplayer between January and may there's been a massive amount of growth for the elite trainer boxes for Sun and Moon, the lunala.

And the solgaleo Box are basically the same percentage-wise and price wise there's, not one that's really sought after more than the other next we're going to talk about the single booster pack price, the single booster pack for sun and moon base set is almost seven dollars this time last year, MSRP 3.99 because of that, massive restock, if you go in here and you look at TCGplayer, you can see the massive Spike happening right as all of those Elite Trainer, Box disappeared from the market sun and moon base set was printed in everything similar to how XY Evolutions was in every single collection box, mini 10 and just every product.

You can think of for many many years sun and moon base set was similar.

It had a massive print run similar to the end of the XY era.

And it was just readily available all the way up, really until 2022 where you can see the massive spike in price starting to happen.

The top 10 cards from sun and moon base set have extremely limited market value, just because of the massive print run.

And just how many of these were available for a long period of time, the Lily full art has a current value of 64 4.50.

Last year.

This time, the value was basically three times less there's been a massive buyout on female full art.

Trainer cards, that's been happening lately, which has caused the growth of the wheelie full art to go up by almost 200 percent in the last 12 months, the lowest listed copy of the Lily full art is 85 right now on TCGplayer.

So there is a lot of room for more growth for this Willy full art from the sun and moon base set.

The PSA 10 value is 340 more than double what the value was this time.

Last year.

The current population in the PSA 10 is 169.

I do have hyperlinks to with each one of the PSA 10 prices.

It does show psa9 PSA, 8 all of the PSA prices.

It shows the last sold on the graph down here.

You can actually click on these little dots, and you can remove certain grades and only see the PSA tens if you would like, or you can look and see just the PSA nines versus the psa-8s.

This website has a lot of good information.

If you scroll down a little bit more it'll show you the last sold copies, the date the grade the price and the eBay listing where you can actually check out the eBay listing just by clicking on the link here.

And you can see who it was sold by just a really good overall useful website that I like to use to keep track of PSA cards.

I do not keep track of any of the item cards where the value is basically all from people who play the game.

The gold Nest ball is the second most valuable card from sun and moon base set last year.

The price of this card was right around 10.66 when the standard format rotated They removed quick ball and added nestball as the main search option, which made this card spike in price by almost 300 percent.

Grading item cards, even the gold versions is just not advisable.

All of the value from the item cards is based on the player base wanting to add these to their deck.

The third most valuable card from sun and moon base set is the rainbow, rare Umbreon GX.

The value of this card has stayed about the same over the last 12 months.

The PSA 10 price has actually come down quite a bit because the population has increased pretty dramatically over the last 12 months.

You can pick up a PSA 10 copy of the rainbow rare Umbreon for right around 156 dollars.

The Espeon GX is right below it it's.

One of the very few cards that has increased in value inside of the sun and moon base set the Espeon GX along with the Umbreon honestly has a lot of upside.

If I were to buy into cards from the sun and moon base set I would be looking at the rainbow, rare Umbreon and the full art Umbreon along with the rainbow, rare Espeon.

You can see the lowest listed copy of this card is still right around 30, which lines up with the other sales and market pricing, Ultra Ball switch and the psychic energy.

All of these cards are based off of the current player base.

These cards are used in just about every single deck.

Ultra Ball has had numerous reprints dating all the way back to the black and white era where they had the first a gold, Ultra Ball, all the way up to brilliant Stars where they had the most recent gold, Ultra Ball, which has really limited the price of this causing it to crash down by about 40 percent over the last 12 months switch.

Another item card.

You don't want to mess with grading item cards as you can see I just left these completely blank I don't, even gather the data because it's just not even worth knowing outside of if the card is playable or not the psychic energy is being used in a lot of decks Gardevoir lost box right now, which just seen a massive spike in price.

The market price says, it's around 17.65 cents on TCG player.

But the lowest listed copy is 34.99.

So you can expect a big jump in price for this card.

Once people start buying them at this higher price.

We have the rainbow rare solgaleo coming in at number eight.

We have the full art Umbreon at number nine and the rainbow rare lunala at number 10., not a lot of upside with these The Umbreon GX does have considerable value and is profitable to grade.

If you get it in a PSA 10, even with the PSA 10 price coming down from over a hundred dollars to around 76 dollars if you could pick up a 10 Umbreon GX, spend fifteen dollars to greater than a 10.

you're looking at doubling your money on that card, but that's, if it comes back into PSA, 10.

sun and moon cards are pretty notorious for their bad quality control, uh, their centering isn't, always the best.

And honestly people selling on TCGplayer.

Normally don't put their mint copies of cards on this website.

They normally grade them themselves.

What set would you like me to cover next? Let me know down in the comments and I'll see you in the next one.


Is Sun and Moon Base a good set? ›

Final Rating. Overall, Sun & Moon kicked its era of the Pokémon TCG off with a fairly strong set. It won't go down as a hugely beloved set, but it laid the foundation for all-time classic expansions including Team Up, Cosmic Eclipse, and Hidden Fates. 6.5/10.

Is Pokemon sun and moon too easy? ›

For someone who played the previous generation games and know how to build their team all around, it should be quite easy. If you are new to Pokemon main game series, this game could be a little bit challenging compared to the last generation (XY and ORAS). What are the best Pokemon to Nuzlocke Pokemon Sun / Moon?

Which version is better sun or moon? ›

Each version has a number of exclusive Pokemon, most notably the game's headline legendary Pokemon, Solgaleo (Sun) and Lunala (Moon). Sun may get the elegant Alolan Ninetails, but Moon gets Psychic orang-utan Oranguru, so Moon is obviously better.

Will Pokemon card value go up? ›

Since the Pokémon company introduced Pokémon trading cards in 1996, prices for first-edition cards have appreciated by over 10,000%. Despite that, few know what makes some Pokemon cards excellent investments. The best cards are worth more than you'd think—true collectibles are guaranteed to increase in value.

Is Sun and Moon worth buying? ›

We enjoyed our time with the game, but it didn't completely blow us away. The Verdict -- Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon provide a good time, and if you're a Pokémon fan, you'll definitely want to pick one up. Just know that the core experience is on the easy side, and don't expect any earth-shattering changes.

What is the most expensive card in the sun and moon base set? ›

Latias & Latios-GX well earns its place as the most expensive card from the Sun & Moon Series. The vibrant colors in this special edition make it a collection-worthy piece of art.

What is the hardest Pokemon to catch in sun moon? ›

Here are the hardest Pokémon in Alola to catch.
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  • 4 Minior Colors. ...
  • 5 Passimian and Oranguru. ...
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  • 7 SOS Salamence. ...
  • 8 Feebas. ...
  • 9 Jangmo-o. ...
  • 10 Zygarde. Zygarde, a Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI, isn't the most difficult to catch in a conventional sense. ...
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Why was Pokémon Sun and Moon so good? ›

Sun and Moon introduced Poke Rides, which let players call upon a Pokemon not on their team to help them instead. This eliminated an old frustration of the games, one in which players would often dedicate a single Pokemon to using HM moves and never use them for anything else.

Should I play Sun and Moon before ultra? ›

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon is basically an upgraded version of Sun/Moon, with different features. If you've played Sun/Moon, a lot of the events will be recognisable in Ultra Sun/Moon. However, you don't have to have played one to play the other, and it probably won't lessen your enjoyment significantly.

How long does Sun and Moon take to beat? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Pokémon Sun and Moon is about 33 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 138 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Did Pokemon sun or moon sell better? ›

Additional information from the sales tracker reveals that Sun sold 808,000 copies while Moon was at 783,000 units. If you count the Double Pack which also sold 151,000 units (containing two games in each), the overall total is 1.893 million.

What Pokémon packs should I buy to make money? ›

The Best Pokémon Card Packs to Buy in 2023
  • My Top Pick. 2016 Pokemon Evolutions Booster Packs. Score: 4.8333333333333. Check Prices on eBay.
  • So Fun To Open. 2019 Pokemon Hidden Fates Booster Packs. Score: 4.8333333333333. ...
  • Vintage Holos Inside. 1996 Japanese Jungle, Fossil & Team Rocket Booster Packs. Score: 4.6666666666667.
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Should I invest in Pokémon cards? ›

The likely answer to this question yes, but it's important to keep in mind that not every Pokemon card is super valuable – some hold their value better than others. Cards that are rare or out of print are more likely to increase in value than common cards.

Should I open my Pokémon packs? ›

Opening packs from the same box makes it more likely to get a variety of cards. Out of your 36 rares, it is normal to get at least 20 different rare cards in an individual box. You are also likely to end up with 1-2 of every uncommon card and 2-3 of most common cards in the set!

Is a moon base a good idea? ›

A lunar base station could also serve as a great site for astronomical observation. As the rotation of the moon around its axis is slow, observations in the sunlight would last for several (Earth) days.

Why a moon base is a good idea? ›

The resolution and clarity of telescope observations from the Moon would be far better than any achievable on Earth. From a lunar base, astronauts could search for evidence of ancient astrophysical events that have been imprinted into the lunar rock record over billions of years.

Which sun and moon starter is the best? ›

Litten Is Pokémon Sun & Moon's Best Starter

That said, Litten's later evolved forms Torracat and Incineroar even out to make Litten one of the strongest Pokémon starters in the series, and the definitive best in Sun and Moon.

What are the pros of a moon base? ›

Why should we have a moon base? One proposed benefit if a moonbase would be to serve as a launch point for longer/furthee space missions. Sending equipment, fuel, and the crew there and then start going to mars or whatever. Since moons gravity is low a bigger ship/payload can be launched from its surface.

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