Pokémon are the heart and soul of any great Pokémon Trainer, and now is your chance to catch some of the greatest Pokémon of all time with the all-new Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG): HeartGold & SoulSilver! New kinds of cards will change the way you play—like Pokémon Prime and the astonishing Pokémon legends Ho-Oh and Lugia—plus you'll find lots of Trainer cards that will accelerate your game and select Energy cards with a brand-new look. The HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion will get you started on your journey to greatness!
With more than 120 cards in all, the brand-new Pokémon TCG: HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion will arrive in stores nationwide on February 10, 2010.
Features of the new Pokémon TCG: HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion:
All-new card designs that give the set a unique look
Introducing 2 dual-card Pokémon LEGENDs (Ho-Oh and Lugia)
Discover 6 amazing Pokémon Prime (Ampharos, Blissey, Donphan, Feraligatr, Meganium, and Typhlosion)
New LEGENDs Are Born
The Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh and Lugia make their star appearance in the HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion as Pokémon LEGENDs, each with entirely new gameplay features that will change the way you play! Each Pokémon is represented across two cards, both of which have to be played at the same time in order to bring out that Pokémon. This added challenge is offset by the incredible power these Pokémon have! For example, Lugia LEGEND's Elemental Blast attack does a whopping 200 damage—that'll blast most any other Pokémon in the game's entire history! You'll recognize the LEGEND cards quickly by their breathtaking artwork, as well as by the alignment of the attack text: turn the cards sideways to read what these powerful Pokémon are capable of! Make room in your deck for Ho-Oh LEGEND and Lugia LEGEND now!
Art of the Deal
Amid all the interest in the attacks and abilities of the new cards, one aspect might get overlooked: the amazing new artwork! Certainly the beautiful watercolor designs of Ho-Oh LEGEND and Lugia LEGEND will grab plenty of attention, as you might expect of some new, powerful cards. But there are plenty of other cards that will have you deciding whether to add them to your deck or frame them to hang on your wall. In particular, the new basic Energy cards look more stylish than ever before, and the lustrous Prime cards such as Meganium Prime and Ampharos Prime will surely get your deck noticed. Plus, here's something special to look for: Pokémon that evolve using special items in the video games are shown with those items in their images! Exeggutor is shown with a Leaf Stone, for example, the very item it needs to evolve from Exeggcute. Have fun finding them all!
Back in Action!
Longing for cards that have been retired from circulation for a while? The HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion just might have you covered! One of the most exciting cards in the expansion is Double Colorless Energy, a special Energy card that hasn't been seen since the Pokémon Trading Card Game originally debuted! And there are plenty of other cherished Supporter cards that make their way back into HeartGold & SoulSilver, including Copycat, which lets you shuffle your hand into your deck and draw the same number of cards as your opponent, and Fisherman, which lets you search your discard pile for 4 basic Energy cards and put them into your hand. Veteran TCG players will love to see the return of their favorite cards, and new players will get the chance to use the cards to employ awesome new strategies!
Don't miss the fun of the Pokémon TCG: HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion, available today at your local store. And be sure to check out the new Ember Spark, Mind Flood, and Growth Clash theme decks while you're there!