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The original “Pokemon ex” mechanic is returning to the Pokemon TCG! The first Scarlet & Violet cards were just revealed at Worlds:
The new cards include Koraidon ex, Miraidon ex, Mimikyu ex, Lucario ex, and Magnezone ex. The cards are incomplete to disguise any new mechanics and spoilers — they are missing their types, HP, stages, attack costs, and some words. This was also the case for previous reveals at Worlds.
These “Pokemon ex” work like the original Pokemon ex mechanic from 2003’s EX Ruby & Sapphire. They evolve from their regular unevolved forms, like Raichu ex evolving from Pikachu. This means there will be Pokemon ex for Basic, Stage 1, and Stage 2 Pokemon (like Basic Mimikyu ex, Stage 1...