Remember the Pokemon TCG? For our readers in their late 20s, like myself, the Pokemon Trading Card Game might bring back memories of trading cards at recess and after school. The latest expansion, the last in the X&Y line, celebrates the base set from 1999 but with a few new twists.
With over 100 cards based upon those found in the original set Trainers can collect EX versions of Blastoise, Charizard and Venusaur. These EX versions of gen 1 classic include 5 expansion specific mega evolution cards as well.
In all honesty I haven’t played this game in about 16 years, but boy is Charizard’s card artwork instantly recognizable. Here’s what the new base set Charizard inspired looks like:
Cards from X&Y Evolution will also be available through Pokemon TCG Online for those who don’t want to keep binders full of cards.
Here’s some official copy from Nintendo outlining the specifics of this expansion:
“The Pokémon legacy evolves with the Pokémon TCG: XY—Evolutions expansion! All Trainers and Pokémon grow and evolve—and this expansion restores the very first Pokémon trading cards to glory. With the exhilarating power of Mega Venusaur-EX, Mega Charizard-EX, and Mega Blastoise-EX, plus some wild surprises like Dragonite-EX, Ninetales BREAK, Machamp BREAK, and Mega Slowbro-EX, the classic hard-battling Pokémon and old-school Trainers are reinvented for a new generation. Ask Professor Oak to get you started, and reach new heights with the Pokémon TCG: XY—Evolutions expansion!
The Pokémon TCG: XY—Evolutions expansion includes:
Over 100 cards
12 new Pokémon-EX, including 5 Mega Evolution Pokémon
4 new Pokémon BREAK
A reinvention of the very first Pokémon trading cards”