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Jun 08

Pokémon TCG: XY Steam Siege

Posted by Sunain | June 8th 2016 at 03:39 PM EDT
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The Pokémon TCG: XY Steam Siege expansion set was announced by the Pokémon Company and it will be released on August 3rd, 2016. Images from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

Press Release - Pokémon Volcanion and Magearna make their Steam Seige Trading Card Game debut Pokémon Trading Card Game

The Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) is a collectible and competitive trading card game. In the competitive Pokémon TCG, each player constructs a deck of 60 cards and uses it to battle against other players in fast-paced, strategy-oriented play. Since the debut of the Pokémon TCG in 1996, more than 21.5 billion cards have been shipped to 74 countries around the world.

Pokémon TCG: XY Steam Siege

Pokémon TCG: XY Steam Siege is the latest expansion to the Pokémon Trading Card Game franchise, featuring the powerful BREAK Evolution mechanic, giving evolved Pokémon even more power during battle! When Shiny Mega Gardevoir-EX and a host of greedy forces lay siege to the mighty Gear Palace, the Mythical Steam Pokémon Volcanion must wield the dual powers of fire and water to stop them! As the battle rages, Xerneas BREAK and Yveltal BREAK face off in this exciting new expansion. Booster packs and two theme decks—Gears of Fire and Ring of Lightning—will be available in stores on August 3, 2016, introducing more than 115 new cards to collect and play.

Key Features of the Pokémon TCG: XY—Steam Siege expansion

● Xerneas BREAK and Yveltal BREAK debut— The popular Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal appear as Pokémon BREAK, giving players added strength in battle.

● Seven new Pokémon BREAK— Five additional Pokémon BREAK join Xerneas BREAK and Yveltal BREAK. These new cards, featuring landscape orientation, a unique foil pattern, and “gold-plated” art rendering, include Yanmega BREAK, Talonflame BREAK, Pyroar BREAK, Clawitzer BREAK, and Hydreigon BREAK. These cards give the evolved Pokémon more power, adding an HP boost and an extra attack or Ability to the Pokémon’s existing attacks (similar to the LV. X mechanic from the Diamond & Pearl Series).

● Volcanion and Magearna make their TCG debut— For the first time, the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion and Magearna make an appearance in the Pokémon TCG, and do so in a very big way. The expansion features Volcanion as both a regular card and a dual-type Pokémon-EX, while Magearna-EX makes its impactful debut.

● Dual-type Pokémon return— For the first time since the Pokémon TCG: HeartGold & SoulSilver Series, dual-type Pokémon make an appearance in XY—Steam Siege. Dual-type Pokémon give more options to players in deck building, and the new expansion includes three dual-type Pokémon -EX, including two Mega Evolution Pokémon, to add to your deck.

● More Mega Evolution Pokémon and Pokémon-EX— Mega Steelix-EX makes its Pokémon TCG debut, and a new Shiny Mega Gardevoir-EX is also featured in the new expansion. These incredibly powerful cards are joined by four more new Pokémon-EX: Steelix-EX, Magearna-EX, Gardevoir-EX, and Volcanion-EX.

● Booster packs—Packs of 10 additional cards selected from the expansion.

● Two new theme decks—These 60-card preconstructed decks are designed to introduce players to the Pokémon TCG by enabling them to play right away.

XY—Steam Siege theme decks and booster packs include an in-pack code card that unlocks virtual cards from the XY—Steam Siege expansion for play in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online at http://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-tcg/play-online/ . The Pokémon TCG Online is also available for iPad via the App Store and Android tablets via Google Play.

Article edited on 2016-06-08 03:45:52 by Sunain
May 11

Pokémon Fans Can Now Hone Their Trading Card Game Strategies on Android Tablet

Posted by Sunain | May 11th 2016 at 12:16 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Android
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The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is now publically available for Android tablet users. Screenshots from the press release have been added to an imageboard thread.

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Pokémon Fans Can Now Hone Their Trading Card Game Strategies on Android Tablet

London, 11th May, 2016. Android tablet owners can now enjoy the fun of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online. Players can compete against friends and opponents from around the world, learning from the in-game tutorial, building decks from their digital card collection, entering online tournaments, and much more!

The digital experience begins by downloading the app at no cost from the Pokémon page on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pokemon.pokemontcg. Players can then progress from more casual play—competing against 12 computer-controlled opponents—to the full, player-versus-player challenge of the physical Pokémon Trading Card Game. Not only that, but they can also compete using every recent expansion of the Pokémon TCG, from HeartGold & SoulSilver to the most recent release, XY—Fates Collide.

All new Pokémon TCG Online players receive four free digital decks so they can get started right away. They can then go on to earn additional cards through both player-versus-computer and player-versus-player battles. Fans who purchase physical theme decks, booster packs and other Pokémon TCG products will receive a code card that unlocks digital cards for their Pokémon TCG Online game. These digital cards can then be included in decks, used to enhance individual collections, or even traded with other players online.

The Pokémon TCG Online, also available as a downloadable game client for PC and Mac® and as an app for iPad and iPad mini devices, allows fans with an Internet connection to play the game whenever they like, wherever Wi-Fi access is available or by using the device’s data plan. The Android app requires an operating system of Android 4.0 or later. The game is available in 12 languages, and this broad accessibility is enhanced by the fact that players using the Android version can battle against others regardless of their chosen platform.

Article edited on 2016-05-27 12:44:36 by Sunain
Apr 20

Pokémon at Origins Game Fair 2016 - June 15th to June 19th, 2016

Posted by Sunain | April 20th 2016 at 03:55 PM EDT
Tags: Video Games, TCG, Press Release
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The official English Pokémon website has announced that an official Pokémon area will be setup at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio from June 15th until June 19th, 2016. Attendees will be able to play in official Video Game and TCG tournaments and can earn Championship Points in some of the competitions.

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Press Release - Play Pokémon at Origins!

Compete for a trip to San Francisco at the Origins Game Fair in Ohio this June!

Pokémon returns to Origins in Columbus, OH, from June 15–19, 2016, with exciting Pokémon TCG and video game competitions throughout the event! The Origins Game Fair is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and is open to players of all ages with paid admission.

With seven Pokémon TCG formats and six Pokémon video game formats being played, there will certainly be a tournament that suits you. There are even fun beginner events for players new to Pokémon competitive play! Prizes will be awarded to top players, including Championship Points for some of the competitions.

Be sure to compete in the featured Pokémon TCG and Pokémon video game Win-a-Trip tournaments at Origins, where the top prize in all three age divisions is a trip to San Francisco during the weekend of the Pokémon World Championships in August! The Pokémon TCG event will be played using the Standard format, and the Pokémon video game event will use the 2016 Video Game Championships format. Entry requires one tournament ticket, available at Origins.

A minimum of six players is required to hold a tournament, and only Win-a-Trip tournaments with 30 or more players can award a trip. Any Win-a-Trip tournament that doesn't meet this attendance threshold will instead award two boxes of Pokémon TCG booster packs from the latest expansion to the winner.

Good luck to everyone competing in Pokémon TCG and video game competitions at Origins this June!

Sources: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/play-pokemon-at-origins/ and http://originsgamefair.com/

Article edited on 2016-04-20 03:56:04 by Sunain
Mar 29

XY Fates Collide

Posted by Sunain | March 29th 2016 at 01:08 PM EDT
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The official Pokémon website has announced a new TCG expansion set XY Fates Collide which will be released on May 2nd, 2016 and will feature over 120 cards.

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XY Fates Collide

Reality shifts and is remade in the Pokémon TCG: XY—Fates Collide expansion! Mega Alakazam-EX sees the future—and shapes it to unify two worlds! The Legendary Pokémon Zygarde arrives in many different Formes to bring order, together with Lugia BREAK, Mega Altaria-EX, and Umbreon-EX. Fates are sealed, and two Pokémon worlds join together!

The Pokémon TCG: XY—Fates Collide expansion includes:

  • Over 120 cards
  • 5 new Pokémon BREAK featuring a recently introduced game mechanic
  • 13 new Pokémon-EX, including 3 Mega Evolution Pokémon

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/xy-fates-collide/explore-and-watch/

Article edited on 2016-03-29 01:09:46 by Sunain
Mar 24

XY11 - The Heatburst Warrior / The Cold-Hearted Traitor

Posted by Sunain | March 24th 2016 at 12:47 PM EDT
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The sell sheets for the 11th XY TCG expansion set in Japan have been released to retailers and it is called Pokémon Card Game - XY BREAK - The Heatburst Warrior / The Cold-Hearted Traitor (ポケモンカードゲームXY BREAK 爆熱の闘士 冷酷の反逆者). The set will be released in Japan on June 17th, 2016 and will contain at least 54 card per subset. This will be the Fourth XY BREAK set in Japan. The booster packs will feature Volcanion and alternate-colored Mega Sirknight artwork and will cost 150yen + tax for 5 cards.

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The Mythical / Legendary Dream Holo Collection (幻・伝説 ドリームキラコレクション) set will be released on July 16th, 2016 to coincide with the release of the 19th Pocket Monsters Movie. The set will contain at least 36 holo cards, booster packs will contain 4 card and will sell for 186 yen + tax each.

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A Special Pack Zygarde Special Set (スペシャルパック ジガルデ スペシャルセット) will also be released on July 16th, 2016 for 600 yen plus tax. The pack comes with a Mythical / Legendary Dream Holo Collection booster, a The Heatburst Warrior and a The Cold-Hearted Traitor as well as two promo cards, a Zygarde 10% and a Zygarde 50%.

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Article edited on 2016-03-26 12:55:52 by Sunain
Mar 03

Pokémon Center - TCG Original Deck Shields

Posted by Sunain | March 3rd 2016 at 09:19 AM EST
Tags: TCG, Pokémon Center
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Starting on March 18th, 2016, 4 different styles of Original Deck Shields for the Pokémon Card Game will go on sale at the Pokémon Centers. Each design will cost 362 yen each.

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Doble and Ho-oh / Blackie and Glacia

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Abyssal Hand / Occult Maniac


Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2016/03/160303_p03.html

Article edited on 2016-03-03 09:22:37 by Sunain
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