Pokémon TCG: Black & White
Pokémon TCG: Black & White
- SERIES Black & White Series and Dragon Vault
- RELEASE DATE 25 Apr, 2011
- NUMBER OF CARDS 114
- MODIFIED LEGAL DECK? Yes
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 are at major retail stores across the country. 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 are now available in major retail stores nationwide. 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
- 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
Ability to Win
Some Pokémon have all-new special skills called Abilities, and cards with these Abilities are extra valuable. Abilities have a wide range of uses, so you can take advantage of them in almost any deck.
For instance, you’ll get a huge advantage with Serperior's Royal Heal Ability, which heals 10 damage from each of your Pokémon between turns. Or use Klinklang's Shift Gear Ability to move Metal Energy from one of your Pokémon to another during your turn. These benefits definitely make Abilities worth seeking out and adding to your next deck!
All in the Numbers
The Pokémon TCG: Black & White expansion introduces a new approach to card numbering that helps you find exactly the card you're looking for. Under the new system, the cards are organized by type first—so all the Grass-type Pokémon are grouped together, for example. Then, the cards are arranged in Pokédex order. This means you’ll always find Lillipup, Herdier, and Stoutland next to each other in the numbering order. With your cards sorted and easier to find, building your next winning deck will be even easier!
Non-Pokémon cards such as Trainer, Supporter, and Stadium cards used to be hard to classify, but the Black & White expansion makes it simpler. Now all of these cards are called Trainer cards, and they’re divided into three types—Supporter cards, Stadium cards, and Item cards (the new name for the old Trainer cards, such as Poké Ball and PlusPower). Since all three groups are part of the Trainer class of cards, it’s much easier for you to talk about these cards with other players!
Download the rulebook for the Pokémon TCG: Black & White expansion.