‘EX Battle Boost’ leaks have begun – Excadrill-EX and more!

Update #2: Added a new photo and some new info.

New cards from EX Battle Boost have been revealed thanks to twitter user Mizuno, including a normally Stage 1 Pokémon as a brand new EX card making for two known new EX cards for the set at present, and a handful of new exclusive cards for the set.

The revealed cards are: Charmeleon (#10), Empoleon, Phione, Kyurem (#35), Trubbish (#53), Gothita (#55), Gothorita (#56), Excadrill-EX (#66), Swablu, Druddigon (#90), Juniper’s Dad (#93), Shadow Triad and two Pokémon Smash special cards called Pokémon Enterprise. Empoleon, Phione, Excadrill-EX, and all trainer cards except for Shadow Triad are brand new, and all of the reprints feature new artwork.

Now that we’ve got a better look overall at a variety of cards for the set, it’s clear that there is no rarity system in this concept pack at all. Mizuno also confirmed that there are 7 secret cards all up, bringing the set grand total up to 100 neat, which is a rather fitting way to cap off the end of the BW-era as we know it for the Japanese side of the TCG. It’s also nice to see that we’re getting a lot of storytelling in the artwork across the whole set, such as Trubbish being dumped by a garbage truck, only to befriend a Phione who then takes Trubbish to go play with Empoleon… or Charmeleon accidentally burning Swablu’s wing. It’s a nice touch!

Update (5:50pm PDT): Other campaign winners who received boxes early have started to post photos and pull rates. So far it looks like there are 5 EX cards, 2 Supporters, 1 ‘SR/UR’, and 3 reverse holos per box. One of the full art variants this time is a totally gold Zekrom! You can check it out below.

We will likely have scans from Toho auctions in the coming days so stay tuned for when the whole set hits.

Thanks to Mandalayon for assisting with translations!

Charmeleon and Swalbu from EX Battle Boost
Empoleon and Phione from EX Battle Boost
Excadrill-EX from EX Battle Boost
Dark Trinity, Juniper's Dad, and Pokémon Enterprise(s) from EX Battle Boost
Pokémon Enterprise from EX Battle Boost
Box Gets from EX Battle Boost
Kyurem, Trubbish, and Druddigon from EX Battle Boost Gothita and Gothorita from EX Battle Boost

Empoleon – Water – HP140
Stage 2 Pokémon

[W][C] Surf: 50 Damage.
[W][W][C] Emperor’s Blow: 70+ Damage. Unknown effect.

Weakness: Unknown
Resistance: Unknown
Retreat: Unknown

Phione – Water – HP70
Basic Pokémon

[C] Pull Out: Put a card from your discard pile on top of your deck.
[W] Aqua Boomerang: Unknown.

Weakness: Electric (x2)
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1

Excadrill-EX – Fighting – HP180
Basic Pokémon

[C][C] Dig Out: 40 Damage. Discard the top card of your deck. If it is a basic energy, attach it to one of your Pokémon.
[F][F][C][C] Break Ground: 120 Damage. Does 10 damage to each of your Benched Pokémon.

(Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

When Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: Electric (-20)
Retreat: 3

Juniper’s Dad – Trainer

Take a Pokémon card from your hand and place it face down. Tell your opponent the name of the card. Then, they have to respond with that Pokémon’s height. If the answer is correct, your opponent draws 3 cards. If the answer is wrong, you draw 3 cards.

(You may not choose a card that has no height printed on it.)

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

Pokémon Enterprise – Trainer

Flip a coin. If heads, heal 30 damages from one of your Pokémon, if tails, draw 3 cards.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).