Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 @ 6 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The Worlds 2012 website is now live! It appears the visual theme for this year will be tikis. The website reveals that the guests of honor will be Tsunekazu Ishihara (President and CEO of The Pokemon Company), Junichi Masuda (Director of Game Freak), and Shigeki Morimoto (Game Director at Game Freak). Their autograph sessions will take place on Sunday, August 12th, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. As usual, there will also be a Pokemon distribution, though it has not been revealed yet what Pokemon will be given out. Worlds takes place next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Worlds 2012 Website
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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 @ 10 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Nintendo sent out a press release today revealing that Pokedex 3D Pro, the updated Pokedex 3D Nintendo 3DS app, will be released in North America on November 8th. The game allows you to view information on all currently revealed Pokemon. The original Pokedex 3D, which was released in North America on June 6th last year, will be removed from the 3DS eShop on October 1st. While the original app was free, the new one will likely cost $15 like the Japanese release.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 @ 8 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A new "Keldeo Figure Box" is set for release this October and will come with a Keldeo figurine, a holo Keldeo promo, a jumbo version of it, and three Black and White series booster packs. The box will cost $15.99. You can check out its product description below.

Since TPCi is advertising Keldeo at the end of this year with the release of this box, it's likely that we're also going to see the fifteenth movie air on Cartoon Network around the same time along with the November release of BW6 Cold Flare / Freeze Bolt. Both the movie and TCG set advertise Black Kyurem, White Kyurem, and Keldeo (and BW5 also has Terrakion in it).

Bring Legendary Strength to Every Battle with the Pokémon TCG: Keldeo Box!

One of the most recently discovered Pokémon is ready to take the battlefield with a talented Trainer—is it you? In the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Keldeo Box, you’ll find the Colt Pokémon Keldeo as an impressive collectible figure and as TWO cool promo cards—a regular foil card AND an awesome oversized one! Plus, you get three booster packs from the Pokémon TCG: Black & White Series expansions to help you charge into battle!

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Monday, July 30th, 2012 @ 7 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

We now have the card lists for Dragons Exalted's DragonSpeed and DragonSnarl theme decks. Each deck comes with 60 cards, a green Rayquaza coin, a playmat, damage counters, a pamphlet explaining the new Dragon-type, and a TCGO code card. To see all scans in Dragons Exalted, be sure to check out this news story!

DragonSpeed Theme Decks from Dragons Exalted

DragonSpeed

DragonSnarl Theme Decks from Dragons Exalted

DragonSnarl

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 @ 11 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The World Championship Last Chance Qualifier document has been updated and now states that each round of this year's LCQ will be 60 minutes plus three turns (best two-out-of-three). Last year, each round was 45 minutes plus three turns (best two-out-of-three), and in previous years, they were simply Swiss rounds. Worlds takes place from August 10th to 12th in Waikalola, Hawaii and to participate in the LCQ you will need 10 Play! Points.

The tournament is run using the Modified Format and Single Elimination pairings. Each Single Elimination match will be a best‐of‐three format, with the first player to win 2 games winning the match. Winning players advance to the next round; losing players are eliminated from the event. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for additional information about the Modified and Single Elimination formats. The number of rounds run will depend on total attendance at the event. The time limit for the Pokémon Trading Card Game LCQ will be 60 minutes plus 3 turns per round.

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 5 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update (3:30 PM, Sunday) - We now have all of the Dragons Exalted scans thanks to Torterra Chips, Charlie H., Matt, Bob The Magical Penguin, Shadowshocker, Andrew P., Ariana C., Agent Spectre, and Joel! Thanks everyone! Also, if anyone has the theme deck lists for the set, please e-mail them to wpm@pokebeach.com. Thank you!

We now have over 100 scans of Dragons Exalted! 100% of the cards in our set come from Japan's BW5 Dragon Blade / Dragon Blast and their theme decks. Click the thumbnails below to enlarge the scans and use your left and right arrow keys to scroll through them like a slideshow.

Dragons Exalted prereleases take place this weekend and next. To find one near you, click here, fill out your information, and then select "Dragons Exalted Prerelease" next to "Premier Event Series." Attending a prereleases costs $25, you get six booster packs of the set before it's released (and two more after you finish all the rounds), and you get a holographic Altaria promo and Dragons Exalted deck box. Prereleases are the perfect entry-level event for new players because the tournaments are not meant to be competitive. There's no prizes, and everyone builds 40-card decks from the booster packs they open to battle other players. The tournaments generally take between three to five hours to complete, including deck building time. For more tips and information about prereleases, you can read over this article on our forums!

Oddly, the artwork used on the Magmortar card below does not match the artwork that was used on the original Japanese card. The English artwork has not been released in Japan either, making it exclusive to us, though it is by the same artist as the original. Maybe it's because the original artwork depicts Magmortar pointing a "gun" at you? If this is the case (this is just speculation right now), Magmortar may be the first censored card in over a decade.

To discuss this set, check out this discussion thread on our forums!

Hoppip from Dragons Exalted Skiploom from Dragons Exalted Jumpluff from Dragons Exalted Yanma from Dragons Exalted Yanmega from Dragons Exalted Wurmple from Dragons Exalted Silcoon from Dragons Exalted Beautifly from Dragons Exalted Cascoon from Dragons Exalted Nincada from Dragons Exalted Ninjask from Dragons Exalted Roselia from Dragons Exalted Roselia from Dragons Exalted Roserade from Dragons Exalted Roserade from Dragons Exalted Maractus from Dragons Exalted Foongus from Dragons Exalted Vulpix from Dragons Exalted Ninetales from Dragons Exalted Magmar from Dragons Exalted Magmortar from Dragons Exalted Ho oh EX from Dragons Exalted Magikarp from Dragons Exalted Gyarados from Dragons Exalted Wailmer from Dragons Exalted Wailord from Dragons Exalted Feebas from Dragons Exalted Milotic from Dragons Exalted Spheal from Dragons Exalted Sealeo from Dragons Exalted Walrein from Dragons Exalted Buizel from Dragons Exalted Floatzel from Dragons Exalted Tympole from Dragons Exalted Palpitoad from Dragons Exalted Seismitoad from Dragons Exalted Alomomola from Dragons Exalted Mareep from Dragons Exalted Flaaffy from Dragons Exalted Ampharos from Dragons Exalted Electrike from Dragons Exalted Electrike from Dragons Exalted Manectric from Dragons Exalted Manectric from Dragons Exalted Emolga from Dragons Exalted Mew EX from Dragons Exalted Dustox from Dragons Exalted Shedinja from Dragons Exalted Drifloon from Dragons Exalted Drifloon from Dragons Exalted Drifblim from Dragons Exalted Sigilyph from Dragons Exalted Trubbish from Dragons Exalted Garbodor from Dragons Exalted Gothita from Dragons Exalted Gothorita from Dragons Exalted Gothitelle from Dragons Exalted Golett from Dragons Exalted Golurk from Dragons Exalted Cubone from Dragons Exalted Marowak from Dragons Exalted Nosepass from Dragons Exalted Baltoy from Dragons Exalted Claydol from Dragons Exalted Roggenrola from Dragons Exalted Boldore from Dragons Exalted Gigalith from Dragons Exalted Throh from Dragons Exalted Sawk from Dragons Exalted Stunfisk from Dragons Exalted Terrakion EX from Dragons Exalted Murkrow from Dragons Exalted Honchkrow from Dragons Exalted Houndour from Dragons Exalted Houndoom from Dragons Exalted Stunky from Dragons Exalted Skuntank from Dragons Exalted Aron from Dragons Exalted Lairon from Dragons Exalted Aggron from Dragons Exalted Registeel EX from Dragons Exalted Probopass from Dragons Exalted Durant from Dragons Exalted Altaria from Dragons Exalted Rayquaza EX from Dragons Exalted Gible from Dragons Exalted Gible from Dragons Exalted Gabite from Dragons Exalted Gabite from Dragons Exalted Garchomp from Dragons Exalted Garchomp from Dragons Exalted Giratina EX from Dragons Exalted Deino from Dragons Exalted Deino from Dragons Exalted Zweilous from Dragons Exalted Zweilous from Dragons Exalted Hydreigon from Dragons Exalted Hydreigon from Dragons Exalted Aipom from Dragons Exalted Ambipom from Dragons Exalted Slakoth from Dragons Exalted Vigoroth from Dragons Exalted Slaking from Dragons Exalted Swablu from Dragons Exalted Swablu from Dragons Exalted Bidoof from Dragons Exalted Bibarel from Dragons Exalted Audino from Dragons Exalted Minccino from Dragons Exalted Bouffalant from Dragons Exalted Rufflet from Dragons Exalted Braviary from Dragons Exalted Devolution Spray from Dragons Exalted Giant Cape from Dragons Exalted Rescue Scarf from Dragons Exalted Tool Scrapper from Dragons Exalted Blend Energy GFPD from Dragons Exalted Blend Energy WLFMM from Dragons Exalted Ho-Oh EX from Dragons Exalted Mew EX from Dragons Exalted Terrakion EX from Dragons Exalted Registeel EX from Dragons Exalted Rayquaza EX from Dragons Exalted Giratina EX from Dragons Exalted Serperior from Dragons Exalted Reuniclus from Dragons Exalted Krookodile from Dragons Exalted Rayquaza from Dragons Exalted Altaria Black and White Promo (BW48)
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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 @ 4 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

The prerelease promo for Dragons Exalted will be Altaria, as you can see below. The card originates from BW5 Dragon Blade / Dragon Blast, though we'll luckily be getting the alternate artwork promo version that was released in Japan. It appears to be numbered BW40-something.

Dragons Exalted Prerelease Promo Altaria
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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 @ 7 AM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Update (2:45 PM) - The other one-pack blister will apparently feature Petilil and Lilligant from Noble Victories, as you can see below. However, we have been told the card images used are in fact placeholders and might not be the Petilil and Lilligant that are actually released. There is an unreleased Japanese promo Lilligant, so it's possible we may see that in the pack instead. Thanks goes to the Card Team for sending us these images!

The second Dragons Exalted three-pack blister will feature Scolipede from Emerging Powers. As revealed previously, the set's other three-pack blister features Chandelure while the one-pack blister features Excadrill. All three cards are reprints that will likely be given the promo holo treatment.

Dragons Exalted Blister Pack featuring Scolipede Dragons Exalted Blister Pack featuring Petilil and Lillgant
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Friday, July 20th, 2012 @ 3 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

A 30-card "Team Plasma Gift Set" will be released in Japan on November 16th, featuring the first Ghestis card in the TCG, Darkrai, Giratina, Bisharp, and Cofagrigus. It is unclear if the Pokemon cards used in the product image below are placeholders or not since they do not carry the "Dummy" label over them. The gift set will also come with a Plasma deck box, 32 card sleeves, a coin, a playmat, and a tip booklet. The entire package will cost 3,150 yen.

Team Plasma Gift Set

On the same day, eight new 15-card decks called "Exciting Battles for Everyone" will be released. Virizion, Victini, Keldeo, Pikachu, Meloetta, Terrakion, Zoroark, and Cobalion will each have their own deck, representing all of the TCG's elemental types spare Dragon and Colorless. It is unclear if the cards will be new or reprints. The eight 15-card decks will come in one package costing 3,500 yen along with a deck box, 32 card sleeves, two coins, two playmats, a how to play booklet, and a guide for using the decks.

Exciting Battles for Everyone Decks
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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 @ 3 PM PST -  By: Water Pokémon Master

Milotic (#28), Registeel-EX (#81), and Altaria (#84) from BW5 Dragon Blade / Dragon Blast will be in America's Dragons Exalted set. With the revealing of these cards, it doesn't seem like Japan's Dragon Selection mini-set is going to fit into our set. Dragons Exalted will be released in stores August 15th, with prereleases taking place next weekend and the one after. As usual, we'll have early scans of the set next week, so be sure to check back!

Milotic (#28) from Dragons Exalted Registeel-EX (#81) from Dragons Exalted Altaria (#84) from Dragons Exalted
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