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Jul 25

Play! Pokémon 2015 TCG Season Format Rotation

Posted by Sunain | July 25th 2014 at 01:01 AM EDT
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The official Pokémon website has announced the Play! Pokémon 2015 Season TCG Format Rotation. The rotation rules go into effect on September 3, 2014 but the 2015 season started on July 14, 2014. Additional expansions become legal three weeks after they are released in the United States.

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Standard Format 2015

The Standard format for the 2015 season will consist of the following expansions:
Black & White Boundaries Crossed, Black and White Plasma Storm, Black and White Plasma Freeze, Black and White Plasma Blast, Black and White Legendary Treasures, XY Kalos Starter Set, XY, XY Flashfire, XY Furious Fists, McDonald’s Collection, Black Star Promo Cards: BW55 and higher, XY01 and higher.

The New Expanded Format for 2015

Starting on September 3, the new Expanded format will be joining the familiar Standard format as a legal option for sanctioned Pokémon TCG events of all sizes. This new format will allow players to use all expansions from Black and White on, so players will have even more options when designing a winning deck! Players should double-check what format is being used before deciding which deck to bring to their local events.

The Expanded format for the 2015 season will consist of the following expansions:
Black and White, Black and White Emerging Powers, Black and White Noble Victories, Black and White Next Destinies, Black and White Dark Explorers, Black and White Dragon Vault, Black and White Dragons Exalted, Black and White Boundaries Crossed, Black and White Plasma Storm, Black and White Plasma Freeze, Black and White Plasma Blast, Black and White Legendary Treasures, XY Kalos Starter Set, XY, XY Flashfire, XY Furious Fists, McDonald’s Collection, Black Star Promo Cards: BW01 and higher, XY01 and higher.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/play-pokemon-2015-season-format-rotation/

Article edited on 2014-07-25 01:02:39 by Sunain
Jul 11

Great Pikachu Outbreak! at Yokohama Minato Mirai

Posted by Sunain | July 11th 2014 at 04:57 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Pokémon Tretta, Event Pokémon
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The Great Pikachu Outbreak! at Yokohama Minato Mirai (ピカチュウ大量発生チュウ! at 横浜みなとみらい) was announced on the official Japanese Pokémon website. The will take place from August 9th, 2014 until August 17th, 2014 at Yokohama Minato Mirai. Various festivities will take place at the event which focuses on Pikachu. A Pikachu will be distributed at different locations and its OT is different depending on where it is received.

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Pikachu Event Distribution Locations


A blue Rookie Pikachu Tretta and a promo Pikachu XY TCG cards will also be given out. There are different card designs but they will be announced in the future.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pthc/

Article edited on 2014-07-11 05:38:57 by Sunain
Jul 04

Movie 17 Commemorative TCG Packages

Posted by Sunain | July 4th 2014 at 12:45 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Movie
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The official Japanese Pokémon Trading Card website has revealed this years Commemorative TCG Packages for the 17th movie. Four separate packages will be available for purchase. The Xerneas and Yveltal packages will sell for 900yen plus tax each and feature 6 booster packs, a special promo card and 1 Buyer limited campaign application postcard.

The first Diancie cards have also been revealed and there will be two separate packages featuring Diancie bonus cards. The Diancie packages will sell for 600yen plus tax each and feature 4 booster packs, a special promo card and 1 Buyer limited campaign application postcard.

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The application postcard can be used to enter a special lottery where 1000 people will receive a package of Pokémon Trading Card goods. The campaign goes from July 19th, 2014 until September 1st, 2014.

Source: http://www.pokemon-card.com/products/xy/movie2014.html

Article edited on 2014-07-04 12:46:56 by Sunain
Jul 02

Furious Fists Officially Revealed

Posted by Sunain | July 2nd 2014 at 05:54 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release
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The third XY Pokémon Trading Card Game Furious Fists was officially announced to the public today and two Lucario cards were revealed. Details about the set were revealed last month to distributors.


Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists is the latest expansion to the Pokémon Trading Card Game franchise

Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists is the latest expansion to the Pokémon Trading Card Game franchise. Booster packs and theme decks—Dark Hammer and Enchanted Echo—will be available in stores on August 13, 2014, bringing more than 110 new cards to collect and play.

Key Features of the Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists Expansion:
  • Two new Mega Evolution Pokémon— The expansion features the incredibly powerful Mega Lucario-EX and Mega Heracross-EX.
  • Five new Pokémon-EX cards and four new full-art Pokémon-EX rare Ultra cards—New Pokémon-EX cards include Hawlucha-EX, Lucario-EX, Seismitoad-EX, Heracross-EX, and Dragonite-EX.
  • New Fossil Pokémon from the Kalos region—Fossil Pokémon from the Kalos region like Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Amaura, and Aurorus make their Pokémon TCG debut.
  • 18 new Trainer Cards, including three new full-art rare Ultra Trainer cards— New Trainer cards like Korrina (a Gym Leader in the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games), Focus Sash, and more bring increased depth and player strategy to competitive battles.
  • Booster packs—Packs of 10 additional cards selected from the expansion will be available.
  • Two new theme decks—60-card preconstructed decks are designed to introduce players to the Pokémon TCG by enabling them to play right away.

XY—Furious Fists theme decks and booster packs include an in-pack code card that unlocks virtual cards from the XY—Furious Fists expansion for play in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online at www.pokemon.co.uk/tcgo.
Jun 28

Korean Pokémon Day Festivities / Mega Distribution

Posted by Sunain | June 28th 2014 at 03:28 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Pokémon X and Y, Pokémon World Championships, Event Pokémon
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The official Korean Pokémon website has announced the details for another Pokémon World Championship 2014 Qualification Tournament (포켓몬 월드챔피언십2014 대한민국 대표 선발전) which takes place as part of the Pokémon Day (포켓몬데이) festivities on July 5th, and 6th, 2014. The previous Pokémon Town events were postponed in Korea due to the ferry incident, so this will be one of the last times players in Korea will be able to qualify for the 2014 Pokémon World Championships. The festivities and tournament will take place on the 10th floor of the Yeongdeungpo Lotte Department Store (롯데백화점 영등포점) in Seoul, South Korea. Five major events will take place during the Pokémon Day festivities and the details of each are listed below.

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Event 1 - Tournaments

Pokémon 2014 World Championship Second Qualifying Round, Elimination Rounds and Finals
Pokémon Card Game: July 5th 11:00 to 18:00
Pokémon Video Games: July 6th 11:00 to 18:00

Event 2 - Pokémon Stamp Rally

Dates: July 5th to July 6th 11:00 to 18:00
Location: 11th floor roof of the Yeongdeungpo Lotte Department Store
The event is hosted on a first-come-first-served basis and raffle prizes will be distributed when the event ends. People may only participate in the Stamp Rally once and rain may cause a change of venue.

Event 3 - Learn the Basics of the Pokémon Card Game

Dates: July 5th: 12:00 to 18:00 and July 6th: 13:00 to 18:00
Location: 10th floor of Yeongdeungpo Lotte Department Store - Cultural Hall

Event 4 - Nintendo 3DS Pocket Monster X and Y Pokémon Event Gift Distribution

Dates: July 5th to July 6th: 12:00 to 18:00
Location: 10th floor of Yeongdeungpo Lotte Department Store - Cultural Hall
Players require a Nintendo 3DS with a Korean copy of Pocket Monster X or Y

Event 5 - Pokémon Picture Taking

Attendees can take pictures together with Pokémon and friends.

Mega Distribution Details

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Picture Pokémon Details
thumbnail 썬더볼트 Pokémon: Sseondeobolteu (썬더볼트)
Level: 50
Ability: Lightning Rod
Moves: Overheat, Thunderbolt, Volt Switch and Protect
Item: Manectite
Game: Pokémon X
Distribution Date: July 5th, 2014
 	마기라스 Pokémon: Magiraseu (마기라스)
Level: 50
Ability: Sand Stream
Moves: Rock Slide, Earthquake, Crunch and Stone Edge
Item: Tyranitarite
Game: Pokémon X
Distribution Date: July 5th, 2014
쁘사이저 Pokémon: Ppeusaijeo (쁘사이저 )
Level: 50
Ability: Moxie
Moves: Earthquake, Swords Dance, Feint and Quick Attack
Item: Pinsirite
Game: Pokémon Y
Distribution Date: July 5th, 2014
헤라크로스 Pokémon: Herakeuroseu (헤라크로스)
Level: 50
Ability: Guts
Moves: Pin Missile, Bullet Seed, Earthquake and Rock Blast
Item: Heracronite
Game: Pokémon X
Distribution Date: July 6th, 2014
헬가 Pokémon: Helga (헬가)
Level: 50
Ability: Flash Fire
Moves: Flamethrower, Dark Pulse, Solar Beam and Sludge Bomb
Item: Houndoominite
Game: Pokémon Y
Distribution Date: July 6th, 2014
보스로라 Pokémon: Boseurora (보스로라)
Level: 50
Ability: Rock Head
Moves: Iron Head, Earthquake, Rock Slide and Head Smash
Item: Aggronite
Game: Pokémon Y
Distribution Date: July 6th, 2014

Sources: http://pokemonkorea.co.kr/?inc=news-news_view&IDX=10235. http://pokemonkorea.co.kr/?inc=news-news_view&IDX=10236 and http://pokemonkorea.co.kr/?inc=event-wcs2014gift-wcs2014_page

Article edited on 2014-06-28 04:09:12 by Sunain
Jun 23

Phantom Gate (ファントムゲート) - TCG XY4 Expansion

Posted by Sunain | June 23rd 2014 at 04:01 PM EDT
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Japanese retails have posted the sell sheets for the 4th XY Pokémon Trading Card expansions. Phantom Gate (ファントムゲート) will be released on September 13th, 2014 and will have 88 cards plus an unannounced number of secret rare cards. The booster packs will contain 5 cards and will sell for 150yen plus tax.

The Hyper Metal Chain Deck Dialga EX + Gillgard EX (ハイパーメタルチェーンデッキ60 ディアルガEX + ギルガルドEX) will also be released on the same day for 1000yen plus tax. Deck boxes and card sleeves featuring Mega Gengar will also 362yen plus tax.

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Article edited on 2014-06-23 05:36:17 by Sunain
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