Tuesday – September 7th, 2004

     .::  Tuesday – September 7th, 2004
The Next EX Set – EX Team Rocket Returns
We have some very cool news tonight. The next set that everyone thought would be released in America that was based on Deoxys and Rayquaza will NOT be the next TCG set. Instead, America will be getting an EX set based off of Team Rocket, called “EX Team Rocket Returns.” (the set logo is on the right) But there’s more! This set will be released at the same time in Japan, meaning that no one will know of any spoilers in the set until it is released! Sounds like a pretty cool plan from Nintendo. Below is the description of the set:

Pokemon card game players remember the power of Team Rocket and Dark Pokémon. EX Team Rocket Returns brings great new gameplay and tremendous excitement to the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Look for the EX series debut of Mewtwo ex, Snorlax ex, Gyarados, Ampharos, Dual Energy Dark Pokémon, a new holographic parallel set, a box topper in each booster display box, and much, much more!

As you can see, Team Rocket will be using both Kanto and Johto Pokemon, but no Hoenn Pokemon since Team Rocket is not affiliated with the region (and it is already taken by Team Aqua and Team Magma). I find it odd how they are releasing another Mewtwo ex, but I am thinking that it and all of the other cards in the set will be based off their Team Rocket, Gym Heroes, and Gym Challenge counterparts, such as with EX FireRed and LeafGreen being based off of the original sets.

As for the Deoxys set, I am guessing it will probably be released when the Deoxys movie comes to America, or that it will never be released and the cards in the set will be thrown in to a variety of different sets.

Remember, the pre-release for the set will be the last weekend of October and the first weekend of November, which is what we reported a while ago except that we thought the pre-releases would be for the Deoxys set.

We will be your #1 source for EX Team Rocket Returns, so be sure to check back here every once in a while for any new news on it! Also, when the pre-releases role around, you can be sure PokeBeach will be the first to have the scans of the set!

       .::  By: [Water Pokémon Master]