Black & White: Emerging Powers expansion announced

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  • Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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Update Yahoo! Kids has posted images of the Full Art Legends—Thundurus and Tornadus. Images can be seen below: 

TPCi has announced the next TCG set, Black & White: Emerging Powers. The press release can be viewed below.

Press release

It's the dawn of a new age for fans of the Pokémon Trading Card Game with the release of Pokémon TCG: Black & White-Emerging Powers. Coming in August, this landmark expansion will be the first to give Pokémon TCG players full access to theme decks and booster packs in the new player-versus-player Pokémon Trading Card Game Online!

Pokémon TCG players who log into will have the freedom to battle anytime, anywhere against players from around the globe. The competition intensifies when players purchase Pokémon TCG: Black & White-Emerging Powers theme decks and booster packs. These products will allow players to build customized decks for online battle with virtual cards unlocked with special in-pack codes!

The new Pokémon TCG: Black & White-Emerging Powers expansion, featuring only Unova region Pokémon, comes ready for battle, whether playing in the real world or online, with more than 90 cards and brand-new Item cards to revitalize each deck. As players explore the secrets of the Unova region, they’ll discover a legion of 25 astonishing, never-before-seen Pokémon, including the debut of the Legendary Trio of Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion!

Two Pokémon TCG: Black & White-Emerging Powers theme decks arrive at major retail stores nationwide on August 17. Each theme deck-Power Play and Toxic Tricks-will feature a special foil card! The four booster pack designs, debuting in stores August 31, feature fierce new Pokémon-Tornadus, Cobalion, Braviary, and Darmanitan-with each booster pack including one guaranteed foil card!

Key features of the new Pokémon TCG: Black & White-Emerging Powers expansion:

  • Free codes to unlock similar virtual cards for the player-versus-player Pokémon TCG Online
  • Over 25 new Pokémon from the Unova region
  • Debut of the Legendary Trio of Unova
  • Two new theme decks, Power Play and Toxic Tricks, built around powerful Pokémon Krookodile and Scolipede
  • Full-card art cards of the Legendary Pokémon Tornadus and Thundurus
  • Contains more than 90 cards