Pokémon X & Y: CCG Release Updates & Media Tie-Ins
Wednesday September 11, 2013
The Pokémon Company and Nintendo will be launching the Nintendo 3DS video games Pokémon X and Pokémon Y simultaneously worldwide on October 12th, and in conjunction, Cartoon Network will be hosting a Pokémon animation event on Saturday, October 19th, which includes the premiere of Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakend. In a CCG tie-in, the Red Genesect Collection will be released September 25th.
The trailer for Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, features not only the new Red Genesect (which will make its CCG debut on September 25th in the Red Genesect Collection- see below), but also the new Mega MewTwo, which is relevant because of the new ‘Mega-Evolved’ forms of other Pokémon that feature heavily in gameplay for both the video game and new CCG set.
The on-air event will include a sneak peek of the newest upcoming season of the Pokémon animated series, Pokémon the Series: XY, which is set in the world introduced in the video game Pokémon X and Pokémon Y and will feature the animation debut of new Pokémon including Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. Several other X & Y Pokémon characters: Alexa, Gogoat, Helioptile, and Noivern, will also make their debut on Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond on the October 12th episode on Cartoon Network.
A new TCG product, the Red Genesect Collection, will be released Sept. 25, 2013. The box will include the Japanese Promotional Genesect from the 16th movie, an exclusive all Holofoil 60-card Theme Deck featuring Genesect, an exclusive Genesect pin, coin, two Black & White series booster packs, damage counters and a strategy sheet.