The newest Pokémon TCG expansion has been released in North America and it has a new feature. You might even call it a breakthrough in trading card technology. Ok, ok, I’ll stop. The new feature being added to the card game is the “BREAK” ability, which essentially gives Pokémon more HP and an extra attack. These powerful modifiers are somewhat reminiscent of Mega Evolutions, which also exist within the TCG, but are more of a steroid injections versus full-on transformation. Most striking is the way they’re played: you lay the card down horizontally over the top half of the Pokémon being modified. Looks cool!

Pokémon TCG Online, playable both from your computer and iOS, has also been updated to support the new mechanic and also sports some new graphical improvements to make playing that much better. If you haven’t updated it, make sure to!

Read this far and ready to hear about that free Zoroark?! It’s available to download for North Americans from today until the 20th of November. You’ll need one of the Gen VI games (XY/ORAS), but that probably doesn’t come as a surprise. For those in the United Kingdom, GAME will be giving out codes from the 6th to 26th. Other European countries have yet to have an event announced, but it is expected.

<3 PJ

 

  • EarthenWarrior

    Boring

  • DefensiveSharpedo

    If it were a gold in game Zoroark that’d be cool. Or some exclusive moves. But it’s unlikely. GF is slacking on hype.

    • Fernando Spin

      He Knows Sludge Bomb 🙂

      • DefensiveSharpedo

        Meh.

  • MenacingCascoon

    Me likey
    Sludge bomb is niiice im getting this

  • Ultron

    GIVE US MEW, DAMMIT.

  • I just want a shiny Shaymin but ok…

  • Meh. I don’t play TCG. I honestly feel like it’s a big waste of money. It stacks up overtime as you buy more packs and cards. Nothing against the people who like it tho. I’ve just never gotten into the concept!

    • DefensiveSharpedo

      I got back into collecting with the announcement of the XY booster packs the second half of my freshman year of college. Why? Because if I need money, I can hock my secret rare Mega Charizard X for $40-$80 from a $4 booster pack.

  • HandymanOfTheApocolypse

    I was interested in TGC a few years ago, but it never worked on my computer.

  • HandymanOfTheApocolypse

    Ok. Dudes. My friend’s B-day sleepover is tomorrow and I need to get him a gift…. Pls help me think.
    Notable things- He likes Camerupt.
    Also I want it to be like I can just drive to a store and get it and not have to order it on Amazon or anything. (My budget’s 25-30 bucks)

    • Ultron

      Do you live near a target? If you want it to be pokemon related, you could get him pokemon art academy (which is cheap now), some pokemon manga (it’s pretty good!) or that collectors set of the pokemon movies if he doesn’t already have them. Idk, I’m bad at giving gifts

      • HandymanOfTheApocolypse

        Thanks man, but he doesn’t want art academy and he hates all the Pokémon movies except for the first one and Destiny deoxys. I’ll see if he likes manga tho.

        • Armaggedon16

          The adventure manga is amazing.
          A must read for any pokemon fan

          • HandymanOfTheApocolypse

            I got him Shovel Knight Wii U physical copy.

    • DefensiveSharpedo

      If there was a Mega Sharpedo and a Mega Camerupt Plush available I would say get the Camerupt plush. But oh wait! The two cutest megas aren’t available!

      • HandymanOfTheApocolypse

        Yeah. I would’ve gotten him a mega camerupt plush.

  • MenacingCascoon

    Sign ups for Scrappy Skirmish has started!
    Lol is anyone joining?

    • DefensiveSharpedo

      I would if I had better internet and I weren’t so busy. Three reports, two finals and two music performances in the next two weeks, plus I’m “supposed” to start a job at Toys R Us soon, add my music juries in December to prepare for and student teaching and I don’t have time.

  • TheOmegaMonster6893

    So the summary for next week’s Pokenchi says it’s about Masuda talking about music development……… Prolly no announcement unfortunately…….

    • Shady

      it’s strange how u wrote this……I am already thinking about music development for pokemon game.

      • TheOmegaMonster6893

        Sorry didn’t mean to confuse. Lol

    • thekingbrad

      I swear GameFreak stay trolling us with this mess. JUST RELEAVE THE F****NG GAME ALREADY.

      • TheOmegaMonster6893

        I kno they’re really sticking it to us this time hahaha

  • Spetsnaz

    So I just battled my favorite character from r/s/e and oras…anybody have any guesses who it is?

    • DefensiveSharpedo

      Archie? Probably Steven though. Everyone likes him for some reason.

      • Spetsnaz

        Actually, it’s aroma lady rose, the one right outside of mauville, on roue 118. I have no idea why, but she was always one of my favorite characters in the games

        • DefensiveSharpedo

          NEVER would have guessed that. But yeah. She stands out for some odd reason.

          • Spetsnaz

            Maybe it’s her battles then and now can be glitched. Back then you could stand above a ledge and she would walk over it to battle. Now, I battled her but she was facing away when the “!” Appeared, and was still facing away after the battle

        • MenacingCascoon

          Hm is it weird I knew exactly where she was when you said her name she does stick out for me

  • Spetsnaz

    Any other scans from the supposed gen 7 leaks?

  • Shady

    Nintendo Direct this Thursday http://i.4cdn.org/vp/1447167999088.jpg

  • Armaggedon16

    New Nintendo Direct on November 12!!!

    What do you guys think will get announced?

    Smash ballot results and TPHD are highly likely, and I’m not going to get my hopes up for a pokemon announcement

  • Finally. The Nintendo Direct returns. I’m hype to see what’s going to be announced. I want to know if those Twilight Princess HD rumors are real!

  • CoolGlaceon

    They have to announce Z at the direct, right? Unless they want to pull off the January 8 Pokemon Direct thing again

  • EarthenWarrior

    Corocoro leaked

  • EarthenWarrior

    http://www.serebii.net/corocoro12152.jpg
    Red and Blue cores
    obviously Red for Yveltal and Blue for Xerneas

    • TheNintendoChip

      The plot thickens!

    • Shady

      this the first time people expect a thing and come true ….maybe GF would announce 2 games, not one.

    • belmad

      It’s reminds me the Kyurem fusion thing in BW. Not exactly like that, but sort of.

    • sheld999

      could be more than 2. look at zygrade final form their 5 colors on his chest 3 of those colors make up the dex color blue red white

  • TheOmegaMonster6893

    Whelp that just about does it for me! I don’t c them doing the reveal in December so I’ll b seeing everyone of ya in 2016!!! lol

  • CoolGlaceon

    So… A Zygarde core with a blue pentagon. Hinting towards Zygarde 75% forms, perhaps? A Life (Xerneas) 75% from and a Death (Yveltal) 75% form? This whole Zygarde thing is so mysterious

  • Armaggedon16

    2 zygarde cores is nothing new,it was confirmed that there are two in the XYZ premier episode.
    But that fact that one of them is red,corresponding to Y,and of them is blue,corresponding to X could mean that we might get 2 games rather than 1

    • sheld999

      or there could be more than one the dex resembles three colors red blue and white. but one can argue and say their could be one for each color on zygrade final form chest, orange,red,white,purple,blue