Dragon Blade/Dragon Blast to be Japan's fifth BW TCG expansion

Dragon type to be featured; sets, theme decks to be released Mar. 16
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  • Monday, December 19, 2011

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Update: Pack and box art for the March releases have been revealed, thus confirming the inclusion of Hydreigon, Garchomp, Giratina, Rayquaza, Roserade, Foongus, Drifloon, Houndoom, Manectric, Minccino, and Gyarados. The Hydreigon Half Deck will have artwork based around N's Castle, and the Garchomp Half Deck will have artwork based around the Pokémon League. There will be three holographic cards per half deck

Dragon Blade/Dragon Blast pack art
Hydreigon Half Deck box art
Garchomp Half Deck box art

Japan's fifth BW era TCG expansion has been announced. The set, much like the third Black & White set: Psycho Drive/Hail Blizzard, will be split into two subsets, named Dragon Blade and Dragon Blast, that, as the names suggest, will feature the new Dragon TCG type. The sets will release Mar. 16, and will contain fifty cards plus secret rares each. The two subsets will be accompanied by two half decks that feature Hydreigon and Garchomp. Both will contain thirty cards each, and can be bought for ¥780. The promotional text confirms Dragon type Pokémon-EX cards.

April will also be featuring its fair share of TCG products in Japan. Two currently unnamed Battle Strength Decks will be releasing on the 20th for ¥780. In addition to the Battle Strength Decks, a new "Beginning Set" will be released the same day. The promotional text for the Beginning Set says it will be an "All Region Pokédex Version," and "Cards and Designs renewal! Let's start the PTCG from here!"