Today the Pokémon Company International was excited to announce the latest expansion in the Pokémon Trading Card Game franchise. This expansion, known as Roaring Skies will be arriving on May 6, 2015, featuring more than 100 new cards. Here are the key features for the newest set, as taken from the official fact sheet:
- 7 NewEX Cards— New Pokémon-EX cards include Mega Rayquaza-EX, Thundurus-EX, Mega Latios-EX, Hydreigon-EX, and more.
- Mega EX Cards Bring New TCG Strategy—The new Mega Evolution rule requires Trainers to end their turn once they evolve a Pokémon-EX into a Mega Pokémon-EX unless a specific Spirit Link card is used.
- Ancient Traits Granted to Certain Pokémon—Ancient Traits, which give various advantages in battle, appear in XY:Roaring Skies. Their functions are similar to Abilities, but Ancient Traits come from a pre-set pool.
- Half Art Cards—Some Pokémon with Ancient Traits will have half art cards, where the art extends into and behind the text box.
- 18 New Trainer Cards—New Trainer cards, including two full-art Trainers and one Special Energy, add new depth and tactics to Pokémon TCG.
- Booster packs—Packs of 10 additional cards selected from the expansion will sell for $3.99.
- Two New Theme Decks—These 60-card pre-constructed decks are designed to introduce players to the Pokémon TCG by enabling them to play right away. Theme decks will sell for $12.99 each.
What are your thoughts on the new expansion?