Dang, this update took me SIX HOURS to work on (I have no life anymore). There has been a ton (yes, 2000 pounds) of information between today and yesterday regarding both EX Delta Species and The Researching Tower of Horon. I have put them into sections below, and you can also find all of the information below on our [EX Delta Species] and [Researching Tower of Horon] pages, AS WELL as new scans and pictures for both pages, which are not in the below update. All exclusive information, being the first four sections below, may not be used on any other website without permission (I have to say this now, unfortunately, since several websites in the past two weeks have been stealing from here and giving credit to themselves. I know it sounds stupid to say it, but it seems that when I say for them not to steal it, they don’t, or they at least take it down when I catch them).
Remember the other day when Vincent sent me information on there being six different Ditto, and that they would be able to transform into Charmander and Pikachu? Well, not only do we now know that there will be six different Ditto (one for every basic energy type), but I have now discovered that each Ditto will have a picture of another Pokemon! For example, lightning type Ditto will have a picture of Pikachu (but it will still be Ditto), water type Ditto will have a picture of Squirtle, fire type Ditto will have Charmander, and we can assume that grass Ditto will have a Bulbasaur picture (Psychic and Fighting Ditto are unknown at the moment). Ditto seems to be the most unique Pokemon of these sets, and when we have more information on the two other Ditto, I will post it here!
The Story of Delta Species Pokemon
Vincent has discovered some facts to the story of Delta Species Pokemon and the Researching Tower of Horon, which I have put into a story below. All of it is fact, but written by me. :p
In the center of Eidolon Forest there is a mysterious place called Holon. In Holon there is a secret researching tower, where experiments, done by Holon scientists, take place (one of their experiments was to look for Mew as well). One day, an experiment went wrong, and an energy wave escaped from the tower and surrounded the Eidolon Forest. Then they appeared, the Delta Species Pokemon, with new dual types, which they were not naturally born with. The Delta Species Pokemon are the fourth type of species of Pokemon. Delta means four, and first there were Normal Pokemon, then there were Dark Pokemon, then Ex’s were created, and now, the fourth type of Pokemon, or Delta, have been created, hence their name.
I wonder, now, if Delta Pokemon will be a new mechanic to the TCG, or if they will be like Dark Pokemon and visit the TCG every once in a while. Only time will tell us…
Delta Species Pokemon in the TCG
You know how I have been calling Delta Pokemon, such as Mewtwo, Mewtwo d (with d being the delta symbol)? Well, that naming of Mewtwo and the other Delta Pokemon is wrong. All Delta Pokemon who have two weird types will only be named the name of their Pokemon, and will not have the delta symbol in their name. These Pokemon will have the text “ Delta Species” centered between their name and HP, but it will not be part of their name. They also will have an evolution box on their cards, with the delta symbol under the box. Therefore, unless a new ruling is associated with the set that we do not know about, Delta Species Pokemon will be compatible with all other Pokemon.
Three New Exclusive Spoilers
All of these spoilers can be found on the Researching Tower of Horon page, along with their pictures.
Metang – 80 HP [L]
[CC] Claw – 20+
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 20 damage plus 10 more.
[LCC] Magnet Blast – 50
Retreat Cost: Unknown
Salamence – 110 HP [RM]
[??] Fire Dance – 30
Attach 1 Fire Energy card from your discard pile to one of your Pokemon.
[???] Delta Blast – 100
Discard an energy (either from Salamence, one of your Pokemon, or one of your opponent’s Pokemon – we are not sure which).
Retreat Cost: Unknown
Starmie – 70 HP [WM]
[W] Surf – 30
[CCC] Swift – 50
This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Weakness, Resistance, Poke-Powers, Poke-Bodies, or any other effects on the Defending Pokemon.
Retreat Cost: Unknown
Now for the unexclusive, commercial news…
Three New EX Delta Species Scans
[PS-Games], the Dutch distributor site, has “secretly” had the below images on their site for some time. It was only until yesterday that they were discovered. Click the thumbnails for larger pictures.
POP Press Release on EX Delta Species
Pokemon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in the trading card game industry, today announced the upcoming Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) EX Delta Species Prerelease tournaments. EX Delta Species Prerelease tournaments provide players the opportunity to preview and play with unreleased cards from the upcoming EX Delta Species expansion.
The Pokemon TCG Prerelease tournaments are held during the weekends of October 22nd and 23rd and October 29th and 30th. The official release date for the EX Delta Species expansion is October 31. Players are divided into three age categories: 10 and younger, 11 to 14, and 15 and older. An admission fee of $20 per player is charged for entry and includes six booster packs of the Pokemon TCG EX Delta Species, from which each player will build his or her deck. All participants will receive a Pokemon TCG EX Delta Species Prerelease Promo card and an EX Delta Species pin, while supplies last. As a participation prize for completing the tournament, players will also receive four Pokemon TCG EX Delta Species booster packs and two POP Series Two 2-card booster packs. Pokemon Organized Play (POP) provides players the opportunity to succeed at an intellectual sport and build their Pokemon TCG skills, strategy, and creativity.
The official Pokemon TCG Website has been updated with the pre-release locator for EX Delta Species! You definitely want to go to at least one of these tournaments, as we will be getting the set before the Japanese, as I said the other day. To access the pre-release locator, you can [click here].