Leafeon vs. Metagross Expert Deck, Battle Starter Decks, Raichu Promo Translations

Don’t forget that Arceus and the Jewel of Life airs today on Cartoon Network at 5:30 PM. Prepare for JUSTICE!!

The official Japanese card site has updated with images of all the cards in Expert Deck Leafeon vs. Metagross and the four Battle Starter Decks. A huge thank-you goes to Bangiras, who spent hours translating all of the cards and information. You can view her translations on the linked pages above.

As for the TCG simulator program included in the Expert Deck Leafeon vs Metagross gift box, it will offer several different modes of play: matchmaking, where players are matched with random players of the same skill level; friend battles, where players battle people from their friends list; and an offline mode where players battle the computer. The game ranks a person according to their win record and grants in-game rewards such as medals. Players can also join teams, which are ranked collectively, and can communicate with each other during their games by using various set phrases; this is similar to the way communication was handled in Super Smash Bros Brawl. In December, Pokemon Card Laboratory (PCL) will also be hosting an online tournament, though few details are known about it at this time. PCL has promised to support the game through August 31st, 2010, but it is unknown whether the servers will be maintained after that date.

The site also revealed a new Raichu promo, which is a Great Pokemon (or “Pokemon Prime” for the English cards, as we just found out yesterday). It can be obtained through the PCG points system, which is similar to our Pokemon League rewards – it is the Hyper Rank prize. Previous prizes were the Japanese versions of the DP51 an DP52 Cresselia and Darkrai promos we posted last week.

Raichu Promo

Raichu – Lightning – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Pikachu

Poke-Power: Voltage Up
You can use this power any number of times during your turn. Move 1 Lightning Energy attached to one of your Pokemon to this Pokemon. This Power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

[L][L][C] Mega Thunderbolt: 120 damage. Discard all Energy attached to Raichu.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Steel (-20)
Retreat: 1