Pokémon players and collectors often ask the question ‘what is the cheapest Pokemon Booster Box’ and my answer is that it changes every few months. Prices jump up and down after a Pokémon set is released and often you’ll see the same up and down changes on box prices.
When a new Pokémon set is released by The Pokémon Company, Booster Box prices will normally remain around the same price for weeks and/or months. During this time, if the set is a popular one, booster boxes are steadily ripped open and absorbed into the market and supply starts to dwindle. If the set is unpopular, booster box inventories remain high and prices start to decrease. It’s the old supply and demand stuff.
That all being said, what everyone wants to know is WHAT IS THE CHEAPEST POKEMON BOOSTER BOX right now?? Ok, before I tell you what I found I wanted to set some simple ground rules. My research only looked at the regular 36-pack booster boxes. I didn’t include any Elite Trainer Boxes, Premium or Any Collection Boxes, Booster Bundle Boxes, Anniversary Boxes or anything outside of a normal Booster Box. Also, we’re strictly talking about English versions.
That being said, let’s dive in and I’ll tell you what I’m seeing in the market.
Cheap Box #1: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Paldea Evolved Booster Box
- The Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet—Paldea Evolved Booster Display Box includes 36 Booster Packs from this expansion.
- With 36 Booster Packs you can try and collect the more than 15 brand-new Pokémon ex: a new take on a returning game mechanic.
- You can also try and find the Tera Pokémon ex with a crystalline appearance.
Currently, one of the cheapest Pokémon Booster Boxes is the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet PALDEA EVOLVED Booster Box. This set is expected to hit shelves in early June 2023 and presales for this product are quite cheap right now.
Prices have been fluctuating lately between $100-110 and you can still find some sellers on eBay that are pre=selling for this price. I’ve also seen a few sell for under $105 lately so if you’re in the right place at the right time, you could snag a deal!
Amazon has been pretty steady at around $115 for this particular box and that is still a pretty good deal. Most booster boxes are tough to find these days under $105-110 so if you can find them on eBay, it’s definitely one of the cheaper options. But for Amazon and Free Prime Shipping, anything around $115 is definitely not a bad deal. Remember, these boxes won’t ship until around Monday June 12, 2023 so if you can wait, it’s a great deal to get in early.
Cheap Box #2: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Booster Box
- The Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet Booster Display Box contains 36 booster packs from the New Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet expansion
- The new Scarlet and Violet expansion brings back a new take on a returning game mechanic and the introduction of Tera Pokémon ex with a crystalline appearance.
- The Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet Booster Display Box is a great way to get into the new expansion and to try and collect the more than 10 brand-new Pokémon ex.
If you’re into the new Tera Pokémon scene, the next cheap booster box will be the one you want. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Booster Boxes are pretty cheap these days hovering around the $115 mark on Amazon, and that’s with FREE SHIPPING too!
This set is one of my favorites right now. I enjoyed the fact that you get THREE holo cards in EVERY PACK, with at least one of the holos being Rare or higher and the other two being reverse holos.
I know pack prices went up a bit when this product hit shelves, but Pokémon upped the ante by ensuring players and collectors get those awesome holos in every pack. Opening a pack and getting a holo is always fun and exciting so I think that’s why this box is definitely worth looking into.
Cheap Box #3: Pokémon Sword & Shield Battle Styles Booster Box
- GIVE YOUR COLLECTION A BOOST: Includes 36 Sword & Shield Battle Styles booster packs containing 10 cards each to advance your collection to a new level.
- YOUR BEST ODDS FOR RARE CARDS: This booster box is factory sealed to prevent packs from being weighed or mapped. No more fear of valuable insert cards being removed.
- BECOME THE GREATEST TRAINER: Will you find Mimikyu V, Tyranitar V, Empoleon V, or Gigantamax Urshifu?
Pokémon Sword & Shield Battle Styles was the first mainline expansion set from back in 2021 and is super popular amongst collectors. The return of the unique Alternate Art cards was a big hit and the boxes are really fun to open (especially when they’re cheap!)
I think most consider Battle Styles a great set and it comes in probably just below Vivid Voltage as the best Sword & Shield mainline expansion. The V and VMAX cards are super fun to find in packs and the card list is excellent with some favorites including Empoleon V and Tyranitar V to name a few. And who doesn’t like ripping a pack and finding a Rainbow foil! Just a really fun box to open.
That being said, what’s the price you say? Not too bad really as 36-pack boxes are currently selling in the $110-115 range. That puts the average pack price just over $3.00 which is really affordable. Considering individual packs sell for like $4.99 each in stores, buying by the box is a spectacular deal and is why it’s on our cheapest Pokémon Booster Box list!
For around $110, you’re also getting a box that could be loaded with valuable cards as there are at least (5) cards in the set that bring over $30 each, if you can find them. Those include Level Ball Holo ($37), Empoleon V Alternate Full Art Holo ($40), Urshifu VMAX (Alternate Art Secret) Holo ($45), Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX (Alternate Art Secret) Holo ($70) and the most sought after Tyranitar V (Alternate Full Art) Holo ($130.) Couple that with the load of $10-20 cards and you have a great box!
Cheap Box #4: Pokémon Sword & Shield Lost Origin Booster Box
- The Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Lost Origin Booster Display Box contains 36 booster packs from the Sword & Shield --Lost Origin Expansion.
- Within the Sword & Shield --Lost Origin expansion you can try and find the 3 brand-new Radiant Pokémon, 6 awesome Pokémon VSTAR, 14 powerful Pokémon V and 1 enormous Pokémon VMAX, and 30 cards with special art in the Trainer Gallery subset.
- This is a great option to try and collect them all.
One of the final sets in the Sword & Shield series, LOST ORIGIN, came out in September 2022 and has been hot from the very beginning. And although it’s not the cheapest box on our list at around $135 for a 36-pack box, the price is not too bad….especially for what you can find in it!
So why do I like Lost Origin? Well, where else can you find one of the coolest and most expensive Pokémon cards to hit the market in some time….Giratina V! This card is easily one of the most spectacular Alternate Art cards you can find in all of Pokémon and you’ve got a chance at finding one in a Lost Origin Booster Box. If you’re so lucky to find the Full Holo version, expect it to fetch nearly $350 alone for this one card. That’s over twice the price of the box!
And guess what? If you don’t find Giratina V you’ve got a shot at Giratina VStar Secret Holo ($22), Perrserker V Alternate Full Art Holo ($38), Rotom V Alternate Full Art Holo ($45) or Aerodactyl V Alternate Full Art Holo ($138)! Not too shabby.
I think over time this is another set that will grow in value. Outside of the soon-to-be legendary Giratina V Alternate Full Art Holofoil card, there are probably (15) cards in the $7-10 range and at least (30) or more cards that are in the $2-5 range. Not to mention it’s a fun set all around and, for what I consider a cheap price for the potential value inside, I definitely recommend it.
Cheap Box #5 (3-WAY TIE): Pokémon Sword & Shield Brilliant Stars, Chilling Reign and Silver Tempest
Because Pokémon is so incredibly popular across the world, you’ll hardly ever see box prices drift under $100 (unless right around when they’re first released.) Over time, prices work they’re way up from the low $100’s to the $150’s and beyond.
So for these three sets that are tied for 5th place on our cheapest Pokémon Booster Box list, they have all started to make the climb to that next level. BUT, I still think they’re affordable and YES, CHEAP!
If these boxes prices are in your budget, they’re definitely worth a look. All of them can be had for around $140 right now and I think that’s extremely inexpensive for the value of the cards potentially inside.
Who wouldn’t like to find a $250 Blaziken VMAX Alternate Art Secret Holo in Chilling Reign! Or how about a $200 Lugia V Alternate Full Art Holo in Silver Tempest? Maybe the $170 Charizard V Alternate Full Art Holo in Brilliant Stars is what you’re after. I’d love to pull any one of these.
That’s one of the reasons why I think these three Pokémon booster boxes are cheap right now and why I think they will soon come off this cheap list. And these are just three of the best cards in these sets. There are loads of other cards (too many to mention) that are valued anywhere from $20 on up to $100 too!
Prices have continued to stay pretty stable on Amazon in the $150-170 range, but I think you’ll find better deals on eBay. I can pick up each of these for around $145 but I can tell supplies are not as plentiful as they used to be. For a few sets that are now a bit older and loaded with desirable cards, that’s amazing to me.
I think all three sets are great and forgotten to a degree….but they will eventually get their due. Take advantage of the box prices now because I think in another year or so, all three of these will approach the $150-200 price tag and awaken like a Charizard with Explosive Fire!
So those are currently the cheapest Pokémon Boxes at the time of this post. I’m sure over time things will change and adjust and we’ll update the site with a new post once the landscape changes again. For now, grab ‘em like they’re hot! But where can you find these deals?
Where to Find the Cheapest Pokemon Booster Box
So there are a few places where I would look for cheap booster boxes and I’ll list them below. Remember to shop around as I’m finding box prices are way different depending on where you live.
Usually the first place I look when it comes to Booster Boxes (or really ANYTHING these days) is Amazon. Not only is it super convenient to shop on Amazon and have them ship stuff to your front door, their prices tend to be fairly competitive even on very popular Pokémon items.
I always mention this but our Amazon links above are affiliate links so we do get a small commission from Amazon for anything you might purchase once you click the link. It helps the website for sure and allows (I’m hoping) for us to grow and bring you better and better content. But I will say this. If you’re a Prime member, you can’t beat their free 2-day shipping and that definitely helps when it comes to buying Pokémon Booster Boxes. I’d look there first.
One other thing I’ll mention is AUTHENTICITY of the boxes. There’s been so much going on out there about fake boxes and I wanted to assure you that any link I provide is going directly to Amazon. I like buying from them because if there are issues, you can always return the product. Easy peasy, no questions asked.
- 1x 40-card ready-to-play deck, including 1 of 4 unique foil promo cards
- 4x Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet—Paradox Rift booster packs
- 1x code card for Pokémon TCG Live
- 【 Perfect For Any Player】55 PCS Rare Gold Cards Packs Including Rare Gold Foil Cards(15 Vmax Cards, 14 V Series Cards, 11 GX Rare, 1 DX Cards, 2 EX Rare, 1 Mystery Cards & 11 Common Cards-No Duplicates), 55 PCS rare cards will build a new deck or get back into the game, and expand your collection.
- 【Interesting and informative games】Rare gold cards have different combinations of monsters and fighting styles. They are very rare and can fully stimulate the imagination and creativity of children, satisfy their curiosity and improve their logical thinking.
- 【Optimal Dimensions】 - Measuring 3.5 x 2.5 inches / 9 x 6 cm and weighing 0.3lb per deck (approximately), these cards are designed to provide the perfect balance of size and weight for effortless gameplay or easy collection.
- Contains booster packs from the Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet-Paradox Rift series
- Additional cards, energy, and deck-building guide for customization
- Unleash the power of the Paradox Rift and master the art of deck building.
Another no brainer option is to check eBay, but I would make sure I’m only buying from a reliable seller. I have a few sellers that I follow on eBay when it comes to Magic, MetaZoo and Pokémon unopened boxes and those are the ones I normally purchase from. I chose them because they get decent inventories, have great feedback, are close enough to me that shipping is quick and their prices are always SUPER competitive.
Search for sellers that have (or had) multiple boxes for sale. They’re normally online sellers with large stores or they might even be a brick and mortar local game store. Make sure they have good feedback and have been on eBay for a while. I know everyone starts somewhere, but if I’m going to spend $100 on a cheap Pokémon Booster box or even $150 or more on an expensive older Booster Box, I want to make sure I’m buying from a reliable source. Do your homework (or just buy from Amazon.)
Local Game Store (LGS)
I push this one all the time. Support your local game stores if you can. Their prices might be a bit higher on some stuff, but they’re usually pretty competitive when it comes to box pricing.
Not all LGS’ are that way as some have higher overhead due to owning a store and having to pay rents, mortgages, salaries, etc. In those cases prices might be higher. But I would still suggest that you look at your LGS first and then decide if you want to purchase online if the deal is that much better.
There are so many other places you could try to shop for the cheapest Pokémon Booster boxes and that includes Facebook Groups, online auction sites like Whatnot, Craigslist, local comic and card shows, and even big regional conventions. Those can be hit or miss but worth looking into.
However, I like the convenience of Amazon, eBay and local game stores and I think for the most part, you’ll be able to find just about any booster box you might want (cheap or expensive) at one of these locations.
So there you have it. Keep checking back for updates as we’ll continue to update you as box prices fluctuate. As always, if you have any questions or would like some more advice about cheap Pokémon booster boxes, I’m here to help. Just hit me up on the contact page or over at Twitter or Instagram. Best of luck and if you haven’t already, start investing in Pokémon, Magic and other TCG’s today!
Brian CooperBrian Cooper is the founder of Magic Card Investor and has been in the trading card industry since the 1980's and Magic The Gathering since 1994. Since then, his mission is to bring the nostalgia and joy of collecting trading cards to everyone and to help people learn about (and maybe even profit from) this fun and rewarding pastime.
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