Published on November 23rd, 2015 | by Ninjette Natasha


Pokemon TCG: XY Breakthrough

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Pokémon XY Breakthrough excited myself and Action Ash a lot more than the Ancient Origins expansion, but why? I hear you ask. These are literally our perfect decks! Night Striker, dark and psychic, with a shiny Noivern on the front. Action Ash has defeated me many a time with this 100HP dragon bat of darkness, it is very cute though…but so deadly! Burning Spark, lightening and fire, I have my fair share of Charizards and a couple of Mega Charizard Xs but I don’t have any equally as strong lightening Pokémon to balance my deck, and this is where Burning Spark comes in, it even has a shiny Raichu, I don’t even have a regular one so this is definitely a good addition.


There are over 160 new cards, 8 new Pokémon EX cards which includes 4 new media evolution Pokémon, and 20 trainer cards which is handy to help build your perfect deck, this includes 2 full-art rare Ultra Trainer cards.

A new mechanic has also been added to this expansion which is very interesting and should really shake up the gameplay, this is called BREAK.


This was a beautiful new BREAK card I found in one of my booster packs. The cards are stunning full art cards

To explain a little about Pokémon BREAK, here is a paragraph taken from the Pokémon website;

“Pokémon BREAK Evolution opens a new path to power that builds on a Pokémon’s existing strengths and creates all-new battling options! These new Pokémon BREAK come from twin worlds, home to Zoroark BREAK, Mega Mewtwo X, and Mega Mewtwo Y. One world of technology, one world of nature, and all the wonders of BREAK Evolution are yours to explore in the Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKthroughexpansion!”

It already sounds pretty cool, and the cards are beautiful. They are landscape, full art, and have a really nice foil pattern, I do love a good looking card. When you evolve your Pokémon into a Pokémon BREAK it gets a HP boost, which is great especially if you’re in a bit of a tight spot, and you also gain a new attack or ability and keep your existing attacks. In this expansion you can collect 6 new Pokémon BREAK cards.

I am really enjoying playing with these cards and I’m very excited to begin building decks that include them.

Pokémon TCG XY Breakthrough is out now!


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