Pokémon Trading Card Game Reveals Secret Legend In Great Encounters Expansion

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  1. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator


    Here is the official press release along with the preview card images.
    Pack and deck images follow below.

    Latest Card Release Reveal More Diamond & Pearl Pokémon to Seek, Find, and Catch!

    BELLEVUE, Wash.—January 9th, 2008Pokémon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in the trading card game industry, today announced the latest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Diamond & Pearl—Great Encounters, will be released on February 13th. The expansion features more than 100 cards, including more brand-new Pokémon cards for players to collect and three legendary Pokémon with powerful new attacks.

    In Great Encounters, many incredible Pokémon come together to battle in an epic confrontation that will be a triumph for Trainers everywhere. Who will stand victorious? Dialga? Palkia? Or a new Legendary Pokémon who rises up from the darkness? With more brand-new Pokémon cards, more Pokémon LV.X, and a titanic clash of some of the most powerful Pokémon ever, Great Encounters is every player?s chance to encounter greatness.

    The Pokémon TCG: Diamond & Pearl—Great Encounters expansion will be available in three 60-card theme decks—Eternal Time, Endless Night, and Infinite Space—as well as in booster packs. Theme decks, priced at $11.99, include a unique coin, an updated rulebook, card list, one-player playmat, and damage counters. Each booster pack, priced at $3.79, features 10 randomly inserted game cards. For information, visit www.go-pokemon.com.

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  2. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Here are some of the pack and deck images. Note that there will be 3 preconstructed decks for this set.

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  3. Will they have basic metal or basic dark energy this time around at the prerelease?
  4. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member


  5. LucarioLvlX

    LucarioLvlX New Member

    Bring your own! :thumb:
  6. meganium45

    meganium45 Active Member

    If the numbering is consistant with past sets, and the Precons are also consistant, we could very well see Palkia, Diagla and Darkrai as rares in the regular set, and as special holos in the precon decks!

  7. KazamBolt

    KazamBolt Active Member

    What they do at my prerelease: They let you use an energy that you don't use in your deck and you treat it as Basic Metal/dark.
  8. Lordofflareons

    Lordofflareons New Member

    wow.... we havent seen anything yet.....garbage right there =(
  9. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    That is like what my TO does. She just takes regular energy and marks them with a marker to identify them as Basic Metal/Darkness. It is convenient since I usually take advantage of that offer! I may just use my own basic Darkness energy this time since I now have some, but I'm still way too short on the Basic Metal Energy.

    Yeah, I see nothing spectacular either :frown:. Felicity's Drawing could see some success with the right cards that can make use of discarded stuff. But at least the artwork on the starter decks, cards, and boosters is great! :thumb:
  10. Let Fire Fall

    Let Fire Fall New Member

    you could just bring special dark and metals and count them as basic ones
  11. Sorry Pop asking. I was just wondering if they had been printed yet or not for prerelease. Not looking for a solution. Got the answer here so if all can enjoy what has been revealed in the preview we could probable delete all the other stuff if you want. Thanks again and looking forward to GE. Like the old commercial slogan" GE they bring good things to life".
  12. Master_Whiscash_77

    Master_Whiscash_77 New Member

    Interesting. It seems to me that Palkia looks cooler than Dialga on the reprints! usually, Palkia looks stupid and Dialga looks awesome.
  13. Lawman

    Lawman Active Member

    No, you cannot bring your own special or basic metal/dark energy to use at a PR. You must use what the PTO provides, which are the proxies they have created.

  14. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    I wouldn't read any more into 'mom's "no" than just what it was, an answer to the question.

    I know that we TOs would love to be able to order Basic Dark and Metal ourselves.
    We'll all just have to wait a while for it...
  15. Jim Ferrell

    Jim Ferrell New Member

    I dunno, I don't think Togekiss is garbage...

  16. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.
    Get some fast energy placement without ending your turn...
  17. Can't wait to call my new deck the Garbage Collector.
  18. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    It is not total garbage. It could definitely see play. It reminds me of Holon Lass where you not only take the energy, but attach them.
  19. Darkwalker

    Darkwalker New Member

    Togekiss played late game right after Delcatty Ex did a big Upstream could be a game ending move.

    I'm glad that Dialga and Palkia are in the set, so you can possibly play the Lvl X cards if you are lucky enough to open them. I am dissapointed that they are reprints with different artwork, though.
  20. Man, the pics here are bigger and more clear than those on PokeBeach.

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