New Pokemon-EX Revealed for ‘Ancient Origins’

New details for Ancient Origins have been revealed! (AKA Bandit Ring in Japan.)

In addition to Hoopa-EX, Machamp-EX, Lugia-EX, and Kyurem-EX, the set will also feature M Ampharos-EX, M Tyranitar-EX, and M Sceptile-EX! Shiny versions of Primal Kyogre-EX, Primal Groudon-EX, and M Rayquaza-EX will also be in the set because of their shiny appearances in the Hoopa movie.

The set will “transform ancient secrets into modern battling techniques,” with all-new Special Energy cards and new Ancient Traits. Could the ancient theme of this set be like EX Hidden Legends?

As usual the set will come with an Elite Trainer Box (featuring Hoopa sleeves), two collector’s pin blisters with either Mega Tyranitar or Shiny Mega Rayquaza pins, mini-binders, etc.

We should receive booster pack image and theme deck images within the next few weeks, so be sure to check back!

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  1. TheStrictNein Has tried turning it off and on again
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    HO. LY. SHIT.

    GOLDEN PRIMALS AND RAYRAY

    Oh yeah, and some pretty baller sounding megas. But whatever
     
  2. I shudder a bit at how much I expect the shiny primals and shiny m. Rayquaza's to be. Guess that box with the shiny Rayquaza EX makes more sense now.

    So we have three mega Pokemon now without an extra deck as the reasoning (Charizard Y EX). Wonder what type m. Ampharos and m. Sceptile will be? My guess is not dragon for at least one of them unfortunately. Is the m. Sceptile EX in this set different from the promo one I expect to follow the already revealed promo m. Blaziken and m. Swampert?
     
  3. Impossible100 Aspiring Trainer
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    Hope so.
     
  4. TheStrictNein Has tried turning it off and on again
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    So far, we haven't got a Promo M Sceptile EX. As such, this'll probably the first M Sceptile we get and we'll get either the June Promo Sceptile EX with different art or a different Sceptile EX.

    And yeah, my PGroudon and Mrayray decks just got a whole lot more expensive for the bling blang.
     
  5. Vaultboy91 Aspiring Trainer
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    Nice, M Tyranitar-EX! I wonder if its gonna be Dark or Fighting and if its Dark, hopefully one of the new Special Energies is for Dark type.
     
  6. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
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    Two of my favorite Megas (Ampharos and Sceptile) AND the true return of Shiny Pokemon? omg this set finally has my attention <3
     
  7. Gengar master shiny pkmn bait
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    I strongly feel this set should contain the Regis!
     
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  8. TheStrictNein Has tried turning it off and on again
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    Let's hope they are BCR-PLB style Shiny Pokemon, not the FLF-PHF style.
     
  9. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
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    I personally wouldn't mind either one, I just wasn't a fan of the Gold Megas BECAUSE they weren't Shiny and easily could've been lol
     
  10. TheStrictNein Has tried turning it off and on again
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    The BCR-PLB Shinies were actually new artwork and a differently designed card. The XY series SR Pokemon bar Dialga are all just exactly the same card, with a photoshop tool replacing one background colour with gold.
     
  11. NintendoAlian Frontier Brain
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    Finally, a M Sceptile and M Ampharos, two of my favorite megas.
     
  12. Pokemans Trainer That one trainer from that one episode
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    Come on, I need Mega Blaziken in a pack. I know it's like a tournament promo or whatever but I just wanna be able to pull my own M Blaziken
     
  13. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
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    Okay yeah you have a point there., new artwork would be nice
     
  14. Athena Envoy of Mediation
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    Mega Ampharos and the return of Shiny Pokémon! \o/ This is the best news for the set so far. :3

    Is it too much to hope for that the Shiny Megas to also be FAs? >_> <_<
     
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  15. Serpens Aspiring Trainer
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    That would be just too good to be real, but I hope so...
     
  16. TheUltimateAbsol Truth or Ideals? It's all Black and White to me
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    Okay, hopefully now we are going to get a new castform card. It hasn't been in since dppt!
     
  17. Pangoro#1999 Fear the bear
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    Finally M Tyranitar. will it be dark or rock, I hope it's rock and M ampharos to be dragon. I geuss M sceptile might not be included in bandit ring.
     
  18. Maserati777 Aspiring Trainer
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    Wow, this set looks awesome ex wise. Machamp, Sceptile, Ampharos and Tyranitar Full Arts. After being really disappointed with Roaring Skies I cannot wait for this set to be released.
     
  19. Have to wait and see what happens with the Sceptile thing. We haven't seen the promo Sceptile EX either but we know we're getting it in June. Though certainly not impossible I doubt we'd get promos of m. Blaziken and m. Swampert and not m. Sceptile. Still we could easily get two m. Sceptile cards (promo and set) and they could still be grass types. I think it likely we'll have two different ones as we did with Gallade EX.

    I do wonder which m. Rayquaza EX we'll get. I would bet on the colorless one myself.
     
  20. TheFearsomeFroakie Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm not sure if anyone's mentioned this, but the symbol on Celebi's card is Theta. Do you think this has anything to do with the future Pokemon games? It is a plane angle in Geometry, so maybe it could be related to X and Y, or possibly something to do with the circular nature of the rings, suggesting that Hoopa may possibly play a large role in upcoming events, maybe a Theta version, or a Theta Z..?
    I'm probably overthinking this, though. Too much.
    ...
    Oh, right. The cards.
    Yes, new cards.
    This is a thread about TCG.
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    They look pretty awesome, love the design, and that Machamp... Its Crazy Hammer sounds intense... That is, to a TCG noob like myself, haha.