“Platinum” Player’s Strategy Guide

A strategy guide for Platinum and Rising Rivals is set to be released on May 20th when Rising Rivals hits store shelves. It is 140 pages, costs $9.99, and comes with a holographic Toxicroak G promo card.

Toxicroak G is the same promo card that was released with Japan’s Galactic’s Conquest visual book, which is Japan’s equivalent of our Platinum set. Toxicroak’s text and Japanese card image are below. Information on the guide is also below.

Toxicroak G Promo

Toxicroak G Lv.45 – HP 90
Basic Pokemon (SP)

Poke-Power: Leap Away
Once during your turn (before you attack), you may use this power if Toxicroak G is your Active Pokemon. Flip a coin. If heads, return Toxicroak G and all cards attached to it to your hand. This Power can’t be used if Toxicroak G is affected by a Special Condition.

[P][C] Poison Revenge: 20 damage. If any of your Pokemon were Knocked Out by damage from an attack during your opponent’s last turn, this attack does an additional 40 damage and the Defending Pokemon is now Poisoned.

Weakness: Psychic x2
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

For the first time, strategies of the Pokémon TCG: Platinum and Platinum – Rising Rivals expansions are at your fingertips in the Pokémon TCG: Platinum Player’s Guide! From Giratina to Shaymin, from five forms of Rotom to over a dozen Pokémon LV.X, and from the best cards to the even better cards, you’ll learn the ins and outs of two of the greatest expansions of the Pokémon TCG ever! Plus, to start or expand your collection of Platinum Series cards, you’ll get an awesome Toxicroak card with your Player’s Guide, and a complete deck list loaded with strategy tips to show you just how to get the most out of Toxicroak! Each guide includes:

  • Full-color pictures of over 250 Pokémon TCG: Platinum and Platinum – Rising Rivals cards!
  • A special Toxicroak G card, along with instructions to build a powerful deck designed especially for it!
  • Strategic insights into all four Platinum and Platinum – Rising Rivals theme decks that show how to play them even better!
  • Strategies, play tips, and secrets about each and every card you can collect, trade and play!