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Emerging Powers (TCG)

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Emerging Powers SetSymbolEmerging Powers.png
Emerging Powers logo.png
Cards in set 98
Set number 49
Release date August 31, 2011
Theme Decks Power Play (FightingWater)
Toxic Tricks (PsychicFire)

Black & White — Emerging Powers is the name given to the second main expansion of cards from the English Black & White Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It does not have a main expansion as a Japanese equivalent.

Description

The secrets of the Unova region are now yours to command! In the Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Emerging Powers expansion, astonishing new Pokémon are available for the very first time, including the rare and powerful Legendary Pokémon Cobalion, Virizion, Terrakion, Thundurus, and Tornadus! With brand-new Item cards to revitalize your deck, the Black & White—Emerging Powers expansion offers Trainers all of the amazing new strategies of Unova!

Information

Emerging Powers is the second expansion of the Black & White Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It contains 26 new Pokémon from the Unova region, and 70 different Pokémon overall. The expansion continues featuring Legendary Pokémon with both regular prints and Full Art prints, and it also features both of the rival characters, Cheren and Bianca, in Pokémon Black and White.

Emerging Powers was created to bridge the gap caused by the Japanese Black & White Collections and Red Collection. These sets were released almost seven months apart from each other in Japan, and as English sets are normally released every three months, cards were withheld from the Beginning Set, Black Collection, and White Collection, and were brought together with the Battle Strength Decks and various BW-P Promotional cards in order to make a set of suitable size for an English release. However, this still wasn't enough cards, so 1 card from Psycho Drive, 4 cards from Hail Blizzard, and 2 cards from Dark Rush were pulled forward from their respective sets and released in this one, bringing this set's total to 98. Despite this, it is still the smallest set in the Black & White Series. Also included are 2 reprints originating from the BW-P Promotional cards. Patrat is a reprint from Black & White and Pidove is a reprint from the BW Black Star Promos, originally handed out in the Black & White booster two-packs.

Because of the variety of Japanese origins for these card, 22 cards were released in English before they were released in Japanese. There were 6 cards released in the September 2011 Gym Challenge pack, 9 cards released as part of Bandai's Pokémon Kids Special toy promotion, 1 card from Psycho Drive, 4 from Hail Blizzard, and 2 from Dark Rush. With the exception of Hail Blizzard's Deerling and Sawsbuck, the 5 remaining cards from expansions were pulled from their evolutionary families, leaving a lone Ferroseed and Pidove in Next Destinies and a lone Woobat and Vullaby in Dark Explorers. On a related note, this is the only Black & White Series expansion to have all complete Pokémon evolutionary lines.

This expansion features two Theme Decks, which are named Toxic Tricks and Power Play. These two Theme Decks feature the Pokémon Scolipede and Krookodile, respectively, whose cards were 2 of the 6 from the aforementioned September 2011 Gym Challenge pack. Much like with Black & White, the theme decks were released earlier than the main expansion: being released on August 17th, 2011.

Included in all of the Theme Decks and booster packs were code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, a new online TCG simulator on the official site. Starting with the Emerging Powers expansion, these code cards became a staple included in just about every piece of Pokémon Trading Card Game merchandise.

Also included in this expansion was a brand new type of Reverse Holofoil, replacing the Mirror Holofoil cards included from the Diamond & Pearl expansion through the Black & White expansion. This new Reverse Holofoil features the Energy symbols throughout the entire card.

Emerging Powers is the only Black & White Series expansion not to include a Secret card. The Prerelease promo for this set is Gigalith. Officially, the English release of the set contains 98 cards. Between alternate holofoils, promotional stamps, and Reverse Holofoils, the set contains 206 cards. A list of the non standard cards can be seen below.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
30/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Beartic Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Next Destinies Stage 1 Blisters exclusive
30/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Beartic Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cosmos Holo Water Gym Collector Pack exclusive
40/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Scolipede Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Toxic Tricks theme deck exclusive
49/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Roggenrola Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Next Destinies Stage 2 Blisters exclusive
51/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Boldore Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Next Destinies Stage 2 Blisters exclusive
53/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gigalith Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] "Emerging Powers" stamp Prerelease promo
53/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gigalith Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Staff "Emerging Powers" stamp Prerelease promo
53/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gigalith Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Next Destinies Stage 2 Blisters exclusive
56/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Excadrill Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cosmos Holo Dragons Exalted Stage 1 Blisters exclusive
62/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Krookodile Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Power Play theme deck exclusive
82/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Unfezant Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Jet Season (April 2012)
95/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pokémon Catcher I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo 2012 Player Rewards (Tier 3)
 

Card list

Emerging Powers
SetSymbolEmerging Powers.png
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pansage Grass Common
2/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Simisage Grass Rare
3/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sewaddle Grass Common
4/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sewaddle Grass Common
5/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Swadloon Grass Uncommon
6/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Swadloon Grass Uncommon
7/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Leavanny Grass Rare
8/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Leavanny Grass Rare
9/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cottonee Grass Common
10/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cottonee Grass Common
11/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Whimsicott Grass Uncommon
12/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Whimsicott Grass Rare
13/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Petilil Grass Common
14/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lilligant Grass Uncommon
15/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Deerling Grass Common
16/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sawsbuck Grass Rare
17/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Virizion Grass Rare Holo
18/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pansear Fire Common
19/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Simisear Fire Rare
20/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Darumaka Fire Common
21/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Darmanitan Fire Rare
22/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Panpour Water Common
23/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Simipour Water Rare
24/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Basculin Water Common
25/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Basculin Water Uncommon
26/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ducklett Water Common
27/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Swanna Water Rare
28/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cubchoo Water Common
29/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cubchoo Water Common
30/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Beartic Water Rare Holo
31/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Beartic Water Rare
32/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Emolga Lightning Common
33/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Joltik Lightning Common
34/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Galvantula Lightning Uncommon
35/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Thundurus Lightning Rare Holo
36/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Woobat Psychic Common
37/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Swoobat Psychic Rare
38/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Venipede Psychic Common
39/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Whirlipede Psychic Uncommon
40/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Scolipede Psychic Rare
41/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sigilyph Psychic Uncommon
42/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sigilyph Psychic Uncommon
43/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gothita Psychic Common
44/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gothita Psychic Common
45/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gothorita Psychic Uncommon
46/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gothorita Psychic Uncommon
47/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gothitelle Psychic Rare Holo
48/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gothitelle Psychic Rare
49/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Roggenrola Fighting Common
50/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Roggenrola Fighting Common
51/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Boldore Fighting Uncommon
52/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Boldore Fighting Uncommon
53/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gigalith Fighting Rare
54/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Drilbur Fighting Uncommon
55/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Drilbur Fighting Common
56/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Excadrill Fighting Rare Holo
57/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Excadrill Fighting Rare
58/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Throh Fighting Uncommon
59/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sawk Fighting Uncommon
60/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sandile Fighting Common
61/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Krokorok Fighting Uncommon
62/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Krookodile Fighting Rare
63/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Terrakion Fighting Rare Holo
64/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Purrloin Darkness Common
65/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Liepard Darkness Rare
66/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zorua Darkness Uncommon
67/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zoroark Darkness Rare Holo
68/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Vullaby Darkness Common
69/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mandibuzz Darkness Rare
70/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ferroseed Metal Common
71/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ferroseed Metal Common
72/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ferrothorn Metal Rare
73/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ferrothorn Metal Uncommon
74/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Klink Metal Common
75/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Klang Metal Uncommon
76/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Klinklang Metal Rare
77/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cobalion Metal Rare Holo
78/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Patrat Colorless Common
79/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Watchog Colorless Uncommon
80/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pidove Colorless Common
81/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tranquill Colorless Uncommon
82/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Unfezant Colorless Rare
83/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Audino Colorless Uncommon
84/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Minccino Colorless Common
85/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cinccino Colorless Uncommon
86/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rufflet Colorless Common
87/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rufflet Colorless Common
88/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Braviary Colorless Rare Holo
89/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tornadus Colorless Rare Holo
90/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Bianca Su Uncommon
91/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cheren Su Uncommon
92/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Crushing Hammer I Uncommon
93/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Great Ball I Uncommon
94/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Max Potion I Uncommon
95/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pokémon Catcher I Uncommon
96/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Recycle I Uncommon
97/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Thundurus Lightning SuperRare Holo
98/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tornadus Colorless SuperRare Holo
 

Pack Artwork

Emerging Powers booster 1.jpg
Braviary Pack
Emerging Powers booster 2.jpg
Cobalion Pack
Emerging Powers booster 3.jpg
Darmanitan Pack
Spring 2011 Sneak Peek tins.jpg
The Sneak-Peek Tins
Emerging Powers booster 4.jpg
Tornadus Pack
BW2 Booster Sampling.jpg
Sampling Pack
Spring 2011 Sneak Peek tins.jpg
The Sneak-Peek Tins
Spring 2011 Sneak Peek tins.jpg
The Sneak-Peek Tins
Spring 2011 Sneak Peek tins.jpg
The Sneak-Peek Tins
Spring 2011 Sneak Peek tins.jpg
The Sneak-Peek Tins
Spring 2011 Sneak Peek tins.jpg
The Sneak-Peek Tins
Spring 2011 Sneak Peek tins.jpg
The Sneak-Peek Tins


Trivia

  • This is the first, and, so far only set since Legendary Collection to only contain Pokémon from only one generation.



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Green TornadoRed FrenzyBlue Assault
Black & White
McDonald's CollectionBlack & White Trainer Kit
Power PlayToxic Tricks
Emerging Powers
Fast DazeFurious Knights
Noble Victories
Next Destinies
Explosive EdgeVoltage Vortex
Dark Explorers
RaidersShadows
McDonald's Collection 2012
Dragons Exalted
DragonSnarlDragonSpeed
Dragon Vault
Boundaries Crossed
Ice ShockCold Fire
Plasma Storm
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Plasma Blast
Mind WipeSolar Strike
Red Genesect Collection
McDonald's Collection 2013
Legendary Treasures
BW era
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Black CollectionWhite Collection
Battle Strength DecksBattle Theme Deck: Victini
Red Collection
Psycho DriveHail Blizzard
Reshiram-EX Battle Strength DeckZekrom-EX Battle Strength Deck
Battle Gift Set: Thundurus vs Tornadus
Dark Rush
Dragon Selection
Dragon BlastDragon Blade
Hydreigon Half DeckGarchomp Half Deck
Keldeo Battle Strength DeckNational Beginning Set
Freeze BoltCold Flare
Plasma Gale
Team Plasma's Powered Half DeckMaster Deck Build Box EX
Black Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck
White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck
Team Plasma Battle Gift SetEveryone's Exciting Battle
Spiral ForceThunder Knuckle
Shiny Collection
Megalo Cannon
Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck
EX Battle Boost
Mewtwo vs Genesect Deck Kit