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Discover the cards in the Pokemon Expansion!

Visit this interactive site over at Pokemon.com for the inside scoop at the new cards in your expansions!

Cause Chaos in Kalos!

The mysterious Kalos region has revealed incredible secrets, introduced new and amazing Pokémon, and brought a whole new Energy type to the Pokémon world, but more, much more, awaits! Here, in the Pokémon TCG: Xerneas or Yveltal Collection, these awesome powers of Kalos—the Life Pokémon Xerneas or the Destruction Pokémon Yveltal—are found in all their glory as a fantastic figureand a special foil promo card! And, with 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs to add to your collection also included, your foes will be confounded!

The Pokémon TCG: Xerneas or Yveltal Collection includes

  • Xerneas or Yveltal as a fantastic figure!
  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • A special foil promo card featuring Xerneas or Yveltal to add to your collection!

Prepare for battle!

Take a look at all the cards in the upcoming expansion!

Head on over to our friends at Pokemon.com to see them all!


Life and Destruction Collide with the Pokémon TCG: Legends of Kalos Tin!

Two powerful new Pokémon roar their challenges as battle begins! Who will you choose: the magnificent Life Pokémon Xerneas or the terrifying Destruction Pokémon Yveltal? The choice is yours in the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Legends of Kalos Tin! Each of these excellent tins contains Xerneas-EX or Yveltal-EX as a special foil card, 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs, AND a BONUS code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

In this tin, you’ll find:

  • 1 of 2 special foil cards—Xerneas-EX or Yveltal-EX!
  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • A BONUS online code card for unlocking an item in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online!

Look for the Pokémon TCG: Legends of Kalos Tin in stores now!


Taken from Pokémon.com. Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter allow you to safely store and manage up to 3,000 of your Pokémon in the cloud, away from your physical game. (Learn more about it here.) Using these two applications is fairly straightforward—but there are some things you should know.

The Green Arrow

The arrow cursor is red when you launch Pokémon Bank. But you can change the color and function of the arrow—and knowing what the different colors do will save you lots of time!

Press START to change the color of the cursor.

Red cursor: This is the default color, used to select Pokémon. When you select a Pokémon with this cursor, a menu of options and actions you can take appears, such as moving the Pokémon or viewing its summary.

Blue cursor: Use this color to swap the position of individual Pokémon. When you select a Pokémon with this cursor, you do not have to make any further selections to move your Pokémon. Just move the cursor and your Pokémon is pulled along for the ride.

Green cursor: This is the secret weapon cursor in Pokémon Bank, serving the same function as it does in Pokémon X andPokémon Y. Switch to the green cursor, press A to start drawing a box, and use the Control Pad on your Nintendo 3DS system to move the green cursor to enclose two or more Pokémon within that box.

Press A again to complete your box, and all the Pokémon will be selected and ready to move to an empty area in that Box or another Box. This will save you lots of time—you never have to move Pokémon individually between Boxes!

Note: You can also use the L Button and R Button to switch between Boxes.

Item Caution

Held items such as battle items and Berries may not be saved in Pokémon Bank. If your Pokémon is holding an item—any item—and enters Pokémon Bank, the item is left behind. It isn’t lost forever, but it is automatically placed back in your Bag in the game the Pokémon comes from. If your Bag is already full, the item is deleted.

In other words, you cannot transfer items between games using Pokémon Bank. However, you can continue to trade individual Pokémon that are holding items, without using Pokémon Bank.

One-Way Street

Pokémon from Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon WhiteVersion 2, and Pokémon Black Version 2 can be put into Pokémon Bank usingPoké Transporter—but it’s a one-way street. Pokémon can leave, but they can never return to those older games.

Instead, you can take the Pokémon you’ve caught in those games and play with them in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Once Pokémon are stored in Pokémon Bank, you may transfer them between Pokémon Bank, and different copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y as much as you want.

Black and White to Bank

Transferring Pokémon from Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version 2, and Pokémon Black Version 2 to Pokémon Bank may seem a bit tricky at first, so here’s a brief how-to. First you must downloadPokémon Bank from the Nintendo eShop, and you then download Poké Transporter from within Pokémon Bank.

1. Launch your copy of Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version 2, or Pokémon Black Version 2. Go to a Pokémon Center and use the PC to put the Pokémon you wish to transfer to Pokémon Bank into the first Box (Box 1). Only Pokémon in the first box can be transferred. Rename the Box to distinguish it from others, like Bank Box, then save and quit your game.

2. Launch Poké Transfer and follow the prompts to transfer your Pokémon. After your changes are saved, quit Poké Transfer.

3. Insert your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game card.

4. Launch Pokémon Bank.

5. Transfer the Pokémon you put in the Transporter Box from Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version 2, and Pokémon Black Version 2 using Poké Transporter into the various Boxes of your choice inPokémon Bank.

Repeat these steps for however many Pokémon you would like to transfer. Note that this may require launching Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version 2, and Pokémon Black Version 2 multiple times to move Pokémon into the first Box to make them available for transferring through Poké Transporter—at least if you have a lot of Pokémon you would like to save inPokémon Bank.

But Wait…

You may be tempted to move most of your Pokémon from Pokémon X andPokémon Y into Pokémon Bank to have one central place where you can manage all your Pokémon at once. Before you do, though, remember that this will affect your chances of winning the lottery in Lumiose City! The fewer Pokémon you have in your game, the less of a chance you have of matching the day’s numbers.


Don’t worry about losing your Internet connection while using Pokémon Bank. If the connection drops, the Pokémon won’t be deleted, though they may not transfer to the Boxes you intended. You may have to repeat some steps, but all your Pokémon will still be there.

Likewise, Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter do not support the Sleep function of the Nintendo 3DS. Do your transferring before setting your Nintendo 3DS System to sleep!



State/Province/Territory Championships tournaments are another high-value Championship Points event that can help players earn that coveted invitation to the Pokémon World Championships! As with other Championship Series events, players can also earn Pokémon TCG booster packs and cool Pokémon merchandise.

The Pokémon TCG State and Provincial (SPT) Championships are held in more than 50 states and provinces across North America. Each SPT Championships event is part of a title event series where players compete for the title of State or Provincial Champion!

Results of the SPT Championships can give a serious boost to a player’s Championship Points and chances of getting into the 2014 World Championships in Washington, DC.

Get up close!




When tapped, this Pokémon will pull in its head, but its tail will still stick out a little bit.

Meet the new mythical Pokemon

Meet Diancie!


Time is running out to get your Discount Coupon, an in-game item that will help you afford some of those pricey clothes in the Kalos region boutiques. The Discount Coupon will give you 50% off the cost of any one transaction in a boutique. It can be used only once, so choose your purchase wisely. Note that you can purchase multiple items in one transaction by putting your outfit together in a boutique’s fitting room.

You have only until 2:59 p.m. EST / 7:59 p.m. GMT on March 3rd, 2014, to visit the PokéMileage Club at the Pokémon Global Link and receive the coupon! The Discount Coupon isn’t available via normal gameplay, so don’t wait! Claim yours today


Pokémon Battle Trozei is a Nintendo 3DS game where players battle Pokémon to capture them through fast-paced puzzles. When you catch a wild Pokémon, it is called a Trozei. Your goal in this game is to Trozei every last Pokémon.

In Pokémon Battle Trozei, you must make matches of the same Pokémon from among all the many Pokémon that fill your Trozei Box—the large field of Pokémon on the lower screen. The Pokémon that appears on the top screen is the wild Pokémon that you are facing in battle. Line up three Pokémon in a row to clear your Pokémon from the box, and to attack and reduce the HP of the wild Pokémon that you face. When its HP reaches zero, you will be able to Trozei that Pokémon!

As time passes, the wild Pokémon will also lash out to attack you in return. When you’re attacked by a wild Pokémon, the Trozei Box will lose some of its energy. The wild Pokémon you face may even try to get in your way! If the Trozei Box’s energy reaches zero, it’s game over.

Pokémon Battle Trozei features all 718 Pokémon discovered to date, including those that just debuted in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. And all of the Pokémon appearing in Pokémon Battle Trozei have a new look with cool and cute icons.

Pokémon Battle Trozei is compatible with your Nintendo 3DS system’s StreetPass function. When you pass by another person who is playing Pokémon Battle Trozei, you will be able to exchange play data with each other. If you have set Favorite Pokémon, they will also be shared with others, and any Pokémon you receive from others in this way will become one of your allies!

Pokémon Battle Trozei is coming March 20, 2014, to the Nintendo eShop!