New Pokémon TCG are coming: BLACK & WHITE — DARK EXPLORERS! Eeeps!

I have three boys. Ergo, I know ALL about Pokémon. It seems you can’t have one, and not the other.

But actually – I have a bit of a soft spot for Pokémon. It’s a well-branded series, it is highly moral in it’s storylines, the games are absorbing and never-ending (LOADS of play value) and the Trading Card Games take them off screen and into really good interactive games with each other. Really – what’s not to love?

So, you can imagine the excitement when I announced I’d had a press release about the new Black & White Trading card game about to hit the stores in May – calling something ‘Dark Explorers’ is just going to have small collectors everywhere spontaneously combusting with excitement.

So here’s the lowdown on the new set (yes, it’s all very very tedious. Unless you’re 9, in which case you will lap up every word, I promise):


In stores May 9th 2012 | Theme Decks RRP: £9.99 | Booster Packs RRP: £3.49

As you explore the darkness, the Pokémon TCG: Black & White — Dark Explorers expansion ushers in the return of the immensely powerful Darkrai-EX and a lineup of Darkness-type Pokémon, like Zoroark, Umbreon, and Sableye, to knock your opponent’s lights out! Playing with Trainer cards like Dark Patch, included in the expansion to help give Darkness-type decks an edge you’ll not only navigate the darkness, you’ll rule it!

The fifth Pokémon TCG: Black & White expansion also continues an impressive run of featuring Unova  and non-Unova region Pokémon-EX cards, more powerful Pokémon that deliver devastating attacks  to your opponents. Darkrai-EX is joined by Tornadus-EX, Kyogre-EX, Raikou-EX, and Groudon-EX, all featured as Pokémon-EX cards and rare Ultra full-art Pokémon-EX cards!

Key features of the new Pokémon TCG: Black & White — Dark Explorers expansion includes:

• Six more Pokémon-EX from the Unova region and beyond
• New strategies for Darkness-type Pokémon
• More than 100 cards, including three Shiny Secret rare cards
• More Restored Pokémon options
• First Eevee cards since the Pokémon TCG: HS — Undaunted
• Parallel foil card guaranteed in each booster pack

Each new theme deck and booster pack includes an in-pack code card that unlocks virtual cards for play in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online. Expand your personal deck and battle against others from around the world! Battles are taking place now at

For more information about the Pokémon TCG: Black & White — Dark Explorers expansion and Pokémon TCG Online, please visit

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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