Tactical Evolution is the fifth set of OCG Series 5 Booster Packs after Force of the Breaker. It is followed by Gladiator's Assault.
Packs of the TCG set were also printed in the Tactical Evolution: Special Edition.
Tactical Evolution introduces a new category of monster in the same league as Toon Monsters, Union monsters and Spirit monsters: Gemini monsters.
The ratio of Ultra Rare cards gets increased, a new rarity above Ultimate Rare is introduced, called "Holographic Rare" in the OCG and "Ghost Rare" in the TCG.
It also releases Jesse Anderson's best monster: "Rainbow Dragon". The "Venom" cards used by Thelonious Viper make an appearance in this set, and there is more "Cyberdark", "Elemental Hero" and "Neo-Spacian" support. This set also features improvements to the long-neglected Reptile-Type, with the aforementioned "Venom" cards and new "Alien" support.
The TCG version has 10 more cards (TAEV-EN000 and 081-089) than the OCG. These cards include many powerful Fish, thus bolstering another once-weak Type.
All 18 Rares from the Unlimited Edition of this set reprinted in the Collectible Tins 2007 have been misprinted with the title name printed in Secret Rare lettering foil.
In the Japanese version there are 5 cards per pack and 30 packs per box.
The OCG set includes 80 cards or 86 in the Master Set. This is comprised of:
In the TCG there are 9 cards per pack and 24 packs per box. The set contains 90 cards, comprised of: