Pokémon BREAKthrough with New Evolution!

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Pokémon BREAKthrough with New Evolution!

BREAK Evolution now available in the newest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, XY—BREAKthrough and Level 50 Zoroark distribution at GAME from November 6

London, United Kingdom — November 4, 2015 — The Pokémon Company International welcomes its latest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion to the franchise as well as a new BREAK Evolution game mechanic, in Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKthrough, now available in UK stores.

Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKthrough introduces the new BREAK Evolution game mechanic which features an HP boost and a new attack or Ability when a Pokémon evolves, and also retains its existing attacks. Pokémon BREAK cards are distinctive with a landscape design, unique foil pattern, and uniquely rendered art. Six new Pokémon BREAK cards are available in the expansion including Chesnaught BREAK and Zoroark BREAK.

Alongside the launch of Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKthrough, the crafty Pokémon Zoroark will be available as a Level 50 special character distribution, only at GAME, in the UK during a promotional period starting Friday, November 6 and ending Thursday, November 26. Taking Zoroark’s Illusion Ability to the next level, Zoroark will leave opponents mystified with moves common to other popular competitive Pokémon. Zoroark maintains the subterfuge as the Pokémon itself comes in an Ultra Ball instead of a Cherish Ball.

The Level 50 Zoroark can be obtained for free from the serial code printed on receipts in GAME stores, no purchase necessary. Players can then redeem and utilise Zoroark’s Sucker Punch, Sludge Bomb, Flamethrower, and Dark Pulse moves inPokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, in addition to the Pokémon X orPokémon Y video games . *

Zoroark is also featured as the star Pokémon on an exciting blister pack containing three Pokémon TCG boosters and special Zoroark pin. This package can be found only at GAME in the United Kingdom during this promotional period and will be available at other retailers subsequently.

Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKthrough brings eight new Pokémon-EX including four new Mega Evolution Pokémon, plus 20 Trainer cards, complete with two full-art rare Ultra Trainer cards. Also, two new theme decks with 60 new cards, including one foil card, as well booster packs with 10 new cards in each pack, will provide the ability to increase the size and strength of your deck.

Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKthrough theme decks and booster packs each include one in-pack code card that unlocks a virtual deck or 10 virtual cards from the  XY—BREAKthrough expansion in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online at www.pokemon.co.uk/tcgo . The Pokémon TCG Online is also now available on iPad via the App Store.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) is a collectible and competitive trading card game. In the competitive Pokémon TCG, each player constructs a deck of 60 cards and uses it to battle against other players in fast-paced, strategy-oriented play. Since the debut of the Pokémon TCG in 1996, more than 21.5 billion cards have been shipped to 74 countries around the world.

* There is no purchase necessary to collect the special gift, but players do need to have a copy of Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, as well as a system in the Nintendo 3DS family to obtain Zoroark in their game .

About Pokémon

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit: www.pokemon.co.uk

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