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Additional Black & White TCG information revealed

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  • Saturday, February 26, 2011

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The Pokémon Company International has sent out a press release with information on the first expansion of the Black & White TCG series. The set will include over 110 cards, with at least 70 of these being Pokémon cards. Other revealed information was an image of the set's theme decks. The theme deck image and the press release confirm two rumored Pokémon names: Zebstrika and Samurott. The Black & White theme decks will be released with the TCG Online: Trainer Challenge on April 6, with a full set release on April 25.

Press release

An exciting new Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion has arrived! With the Pokémon TCG: Black & White expansion, you can discover a legion of over 70 never-before-seen Pokémon from the newly explored Unova region, including new starter Pokémon Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott, as well as powerful new Pokémon like Zoroark, Galvantula, Reuniclus, plus many more! The new Pokémon TCG: Black & White expansion comes battle-ready with over 110 cards, including the Legendary Reshiram and Zekrom, both featuring never-before-seen art that covers the entire card! Best of all, only Pokémon from the Unova region appear in the expansion! Enter a bigger Pokémon world with Pokémon TCG: Black & White!

Three Pokémon TCG: Black & White theme decks arrive at major retail stores nationwide April 6. Each theme deck - Green Tornado, Red Frenzy, and Blue Assault - will include a special code to unlock an identical digital deck for play in the recently announced Pokémon TCGO: Trainer Challenge online game! Use any of the three brand-new Pokémon TCG: Black & White theme decks to battle against fourteen virtual TCG players in three exciting Leagues. Pokémon TCGO: Trainer Challenge launches in April at www.pokemontcg.com.

The Pokémon TCG: Black & White expansion 10-card booster packs arrive at major retail stores nationwide April 25. The four boosters feature brand-new Pokémon on their packaging - Reshiram, Zekrom, Zoroark, and Zebstrika - with each booster pack including one guaranteed parallel foil card!

Features of the new Pokémon TCG: Black & White expansion:

  • Over 70 never-before-seen Pokémon from the brand-new Unova region
  • New card frame expands the image of the Pokémon on each card
  • Reshiram and Zekrom cards feature a unique foil, and for the first time are given a "full art" treatment covering the entire card
  • Three new theme decks - Green Tornado, Red Frenzy, and Blue Assault - include a special code to unlock an identical digital deck ready for battle in Pokémon TCGO: Trainer Challenge online game

For more information about the Pokémon TCG: Black & White expansion, please visit www.pokemon.com.

For more information about Pokémon TCGO: Trainer Challenge, please visit www.pokemontcg.com.