Although not Friday, the official Pokemon website deigned to offer up some TCG related news today.
First up, new card sleeves! Sleeve day can be far to exciting or far too boring depending on the designs; with Substitute included in this batch, I have a feeling this release day will be tilted more toward far too exciting.
Mega Mewotwo X / Y sleeves will be available everywhere. Mega Absol, Pixel Pikachu, Substitute Plush, and Pikachu Tail (Brown Version) are all Pokemon Center exclusives. Zoroark Break sleeves are also Pokemon Center exclusive, but will be available at a couple electronics stores as well (Edion, Joshin Denki, Bic Camera, 100 Man Bolt, Yamada Denki, and Yodobashi Camera).
Release Date: September 26th
September 26th is also the release date for two new expansion packs: Blue Shock and Red Flash featuring Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Mewtwo Y. These two packs are also the first to introduce the new Break Evolution technique. With “Break Evolution”, you can evolve non-evolution Pokemon (like Zoroark) to a gold state where they become more powerful.
The illustration styles for the two packs are slightly different: Blue Shock’s theme is “city full of nature” with Red Flash featuring a “city of the future” theme.
As incentive to buy full boxes of the new expansion packs, Pokemon Center customers will receive 1 Premium Skyla card for purchasing 2 boxes of Blue Impact or Red Flash.
Also coming out on September 26th are these two Break Evolution Packs: Raichu Break and Noivern Break. Both packs evolution lines for Raichu and Noivern, as well as their Break Evolution card.
Last but not least, these two play mats will go on sale in Pokemon Card Game certified stores, including the Pokemon Center, on October 1st.