Official update boasts over 20 new XY cards

Numerous promos, Collection X, Collection Y cards revealed
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  • Friday, November 8, 2013

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Very tiny preview of M Blastoise-EX

The official Pokémon card website has finished their Generation 6 renovation, and with it came over 20 new cards interspersed between rule documents, event promotions, and normal site updates. Generation VI Pokémon Gogoat, Helioptile, Noibat, Noivern had their first cards announced, while familiar faces Venusaur, Pikachu, Raichu, Diglett, Venipede, and more are gaining another card. Trainer cards Energy Switch, Energy Retrieval, Super Scoop Up, and Full Heal are reprinted, while the Muscle Band and Pal Pad game items make their TCG debut. This update contained a massive amount of information, all of which is laid out below.

First off, the first booster box images of Collection X and Collection Y been revealed. The booster box for Collection X sports the artwork for Bisharp and Fennekin, while the Collection Y booster box features Pumpkaboo and Skitty. Also revealed for these two expansions were Pawniard, Pikachu, Swellow, Swirlix, and a new Pokémon Tool card Muscle Band for Collection X, while Collection Y receives Diglett, Venipede, and Double Colorless Energy. A clearer image of the M Venusaur-EX revealed by the Rule insert of the XY Beginning Set was also included in the update, as well as a tiny teaser of Collection Y's M Blastoise-EX (see above image).

Promotional card-wise, a vast amount of promotional cards were revealed, most in conjunction with the upcoming Battle Festa tournament happening in Japan. At the Battle Festa event, players who participate will receive a commemorative Helioptile promotional card. Those who place well enough in the event will receive a special Muscle Band promotional reprint. At the event, attendees may participate in the Play Corner side events to earn points based on how well they do. Players who earn 3 points will receive a new Gogoat promotional card, while 10 points will earn a Tierno Holofoil reprint. Additional promotional cards to be handed out the event by a currently unknown method include promotional Holofoil reprints of Energy Retrieval, Energy Switch, Super Scoop Up, and Full Heal, in addition to a brand new card Pal Pad. Victory Ring promotional cards will be awarded to top finishers. Additional promotional cards include a Pikachu and Raichu pair to be handed out at upcoming Pokémon Card Game Classroom deck building learning events. Furthermore, also revealed were the booster box promo cards for this expansion: those who purchase a booster box for this set will receive both a Noibat and Noivern promotional card.

Translations and images of most everything mentioned above can be seen below. Unfortunately, the new M Blastoise-EX and Swirlix preview are much too obscure and small to make any details out. Additionally, the three Victory Ring cards have their text obscured by the stamp, and are too difficult to make out at this time.

Collection X Booster Box
Collection Y Booster Box
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Collection X Swirlix preview
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Victory Ring (First Place)
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Victory Ring (Second Place)
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Victory Ring (Third Place)
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Translations

M Venusaur-EX

M Venusaur-EX  
MフシギバナEX MFushigibanaEX
 
 
Hit Points: 230
    
Crisis Vine
クライシスバイン
120
Your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Poisoned and Paralyzed.
This Pokémon is both    type
 
When a Pokémon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.
weakness
 ×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
  
  


Pikachu

Pikachu  
ピカチュウ Pikachu
 
 
Hit Points: 60
 
Nuzzle
ほっぺすりすり
Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
  
Quick Attack
でんこうせっか
20+
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 10 more damage.
weakness
 ×2
resistance
 -20
retreat cost
 


Pawniard

Pawniard  
コマタナ Komatana
 
 
Hit Points: 60
 
Cut Down
きりおとす
Flip a coin. If heads, discard an Energy attached to your opponent's Active Pokémon.
  
Metal Claw
メタルクロー
30
weakness
 ×2
resistance
 -20
retreat cost
 


Swellow

Swellow  
オオスバメ Ohsubame
 
 
Hit Points: 90
 
Drive Off
おいはらう
 
 
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokémon is your Active Pokémon, you may have your opponent switch his or her Active Pokémon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokémon.
   
Wing Attack
つばさでうつ
60
weakness
 ×2
resistance
 -20
retreat cost
 


Venipede

Venipede  
フシデ Fushide
 
 
Hit Points: 70
  
Poison Sting
どくばり
20
Your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Poisoned.
weakness
 ×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
   


Diglett

Diglett  
ディグダ Digda
 
 
Hit Points: 50
 
Mountain Carve
やまほり
Look at the top card of your opponent's deck. Then, you may shuffle his or her deck.
  
Mud-Slap
どるかけ
20
weakness
 ×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 


Pikachu

Pikachu  
ピカチュウ Pikachu
 
 
Hit Points: 60
  
Thunder Shock
でんきショック
20
Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
weakness
 ×2
resistance
 -20
retreat cost
 


Raichu

Raichu  
ライチュウ Raichu
 
 
Hit Points: 90
  
Thunder Shock
でんきショック
30
Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
   
Electro Ball
エレキボール
80
weakness
 ×2
resistance
 -20
retreat cost
 


Helioptile

Helioptile  
エリキテル Erikiteru
 
 
Hit Points: 50
 
Quick Attack
でんこうせっか
10+
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 10 more damage.
   
Static Shock
バチバチ
30
weakness
 ×2
resistance
 -20
retreat cost
 


Gogoat

Gogoat  
ゴーゴート Gōgōto
 
 
Hit Points: 110
  
Push Down
つきとばす
30
Your opponent switches his or her Active Pokémon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokémon.
   
Forest Press
フォレストプレス
60+
Flip a coin for each   Energy attached to this Pokémon. This attack does 30 more damage for each heads.
weakness
 ×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
   


Noibat

Noibat  
オンバット Onbatto
 
 
Hit Points: 60
 
Supersonic
ちょうおんぱ
Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Confused.
   
Wing Attack
つばさでうつ
30
weakness
 ×2
resistance
 -20
retreat cost
 


Noivern

Noivern  
オンバーン Onvern
 
 
Hit Points: 110
  
Second Bite
きずにかみつく
20+
Does 10 more damage for each damage counter on your opponent's Active Pokémon.
   
Sonic Bazooka
ソニックバズーカ
60+
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 30 more damage and your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Confused.
weakness
 ×2
resistance
None
retreat cost
 


Muscle Band

 
Muscle Band
All prints
  You can only have 1 Ace Spec Trainer card in your deck.
Attach a Pokémon Tool to 1 of your Pokémon that doesn't already have a Pokémon Tool attached to it.
Each of the attacks of the Pokémon this card is attached to does 20 more damage to your opponent's Active Pokémon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).



Energy Retrieval

 
Energy Retrieval
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  You can only have 1 Ace Spec Trainer card in your deck.
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Put 2 basic Energy cards from your discard pile into your hand.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).



Energy Switch

 
Energy Switch
All prints
  You can only have 1 Ace Spec Trainer card in your deck.
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Move a basic Energy from 1 of your Pokémon to another of your Pokémon.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).



Super Scoop Up

 
Super Scoop Up
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  You can only have 1 Ace Spec Trainer card in your deck.
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Flip a coin. If heads, return 1 of your Pokémon and all cards attached to it to your hand.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).



Full Heal

 
Full Heal
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  You can only have 1 Ace Spec Trainer card in your deck.
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Remove all Special Conditions from your Active Pokémon.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).



Pal Pad

 
Pal Pad
All prints
  You can only have 1 Ace Spec Trainer card in your deck.
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Shuffle 2 Supporter cards from your discard pile back into your deck.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).



Double Colorless Energy

 
Double Colorless Energy
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  You can only have 1 Ace Spec Trainer card in your deck.
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This card provides    Energy.