Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins out now

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Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins out now

Extra-special promotion with Smyths Toys Superstores kicks off August 24 and features fan-favourite Pokémon, Shiny Rayquaza… and Pikachu!

London, United Kingdom, August 12, 2015 Calling all Pokémon Trading Card Game fans! The latest expansion, Pokémon TCG:  XY—Ancient Origins, hits shops today, bringing over 90 new cards to collect and play.

The new expansion offers 14 all-new full-art Pokémon-EX cards, including three new Mega Evolution Pokémon—Mega Tyranitar-EX, Mega Ampharos-EX, and Mega Sceptile-EX— and never-before-seen Shiny versions of Primal Kyogre-EX, Primal Groudon-EX, and Mega Rayquaza-EX.

New Trainer cards have also been added, including a full-art Trainer card and two new Special Energy cards. Many of the Pokémon in this expansion have new Ancient Traits that add new depth and tactics for those who want to boost their team.

The expansion includes two different theme decks, Stone Heart and Iron Tide. These preconstructed 60-card decks enable budding players to jump into the Pokémon TCG straight away. Booster packs include ten cards from the expansion along with an in-pack code card that unlocks virtual cards from XY—Ancient Origins for play in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

For more information on Pokémon TCG:   XY—Ancient Origins, download the launch assets here: http://pokemon.gamespress.com/releases/1806/get-ready-to-build-your-winning-deck-with-the-latest-pokmon-trading-ca

Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu can be discovered at Smyths Toys Superstores from August 24!

The Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza, featured in the XY—Ancient Origins expansion, will be the star of an exciting promotion planned with Smyths Toys Superstores kicking off on August 24 and running for four weeks.

The promotion supports the launch of XY — Ancient Origins, as well as the acclaimedPokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games, and includes specially selected toys from the Tomy range. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire launched in November 2014 and have sold a staggering 10 million units globally to date*.

Pokémon TCG fans can find a never-before-seen foil promo card featuring Shiny Rayquaza-EX as part of a beautifully designed package exclusive to Smyths Toys Superstores in the UK for a limited period only between August 24 and September 20. The package also contains:

·         A special oversize card featuring Shiny Mega Rayquaza-EX
·         4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
·         A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

Fans can request a free serial code from staff in store at Smyths Toys Superstores, which they can enter into their Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphiregame** to receive a special Shiny Rayquaza. This Shiny Rayquaza is not only rare, it is also amazingly powerful. Shiny Rayquaza knows the Dragon Ascent move, which allows it to Mega Evolve in battle and dominate its opponents!

For those who prefer cute Pokémon to powerful ones, some lucky fans will get the chance to meet the famous Pikachu, scheduled to make very special guest appearances in selected branches of Smyths Toys Superstores throughout the late summer.

For more information about Pikachu’s in-store appearances, see SmythsToys.com for details.

*Nintendo, June 2015.
**Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system required to receive Shiny Rayquaza. One redemption only per code and in-store collection only for a limited period between August 24 and September 20.

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