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*The English set was released ''before'' [[EX Legend Maker (TCG)|Eidolon Forest]] (Eidolon Forest was before Research Tower of [[Holon]] in Japan), as there was a mix-up with translations. This once again threw the English sets out of sequence with the Japanese sets. Because of this, the English set was only a few days behind the release of the Japanese set. However, the Prereleases were held before the commercial release of the Japanese set, making this the first set in history to be revealed for the first time outside Japan.
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*The English set was released ''before'' [[EX Legend Maker (TCG)|Mirage Forest]] (Mirage Forest was before Research Tower of [[Holon]] in Japan), as there was a mix-up with translations. This once again threw the English sets out of sequence with the Japanese sets. Because of this, the English set was only a few days behind the release of the Japanese set. However, the Prereleases were held before the commercial release of the Japanese set, making this the first set in history to be revealed for the first time outside Japan.
*The set reveals the Holon Research Tower, located in the middle of [[Eidolon Forest]] (already introduced in Japan; introduced in the next English set); it is the home of scientists who conduct research on Mew and strange new Pokémon. These Pokémon have been altered by a wave of electromagnetic radiation produced by an experiment gone awry at Holon labs. The result - δ Delta Species.
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*The set reveals the Holon Research Tower, located in the middle of the [[Mirage Forest]] (already introduced in Japan; introduced in the next English set); it is the home of scientists who conduct research on Mew and strange new Pokémon. These Pokémon have been altered by a wave of electromagnetic radiation produced by an experiment gone awry at Holon labs. The result - δ Delta Species.
 
*These new Pokémon possess types different from their original and some, in their fully evolved forms, are partially [[Metal (TCG)|Metal]]-types. They could be considered as the counterpart to [[Dark Pokémon (TCG)|Dark Pokémon]] in the EX series.
 
*These new Pokémon possess types different from their original and some, in their fully evolved forms, are partially [[Metal (TCG)|Metal]]-types. They could be considered as the counterpart to [[Dark Pokémon (TCG)|Dark Pokémon]] in the EX series.
 
*EX Delta Species also introduces Holon's Pokémon, which are unique as they can double as Special Energy cards, and new Trainer cards which centralise themselves around the Holon Tower community.
 
*EX Delta Species also introduces Holon's Pokémon, which are unique as they can double as Special Energy cards, and new Trainer cards which centralise themselves around the Holon Tower community.

Revision as of 14:32, 22 November 2007

EX Delta Species (Japanese: Research Tower of Holon) is the name given to an Expansion of cards and Theme Decks for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It is the first Expansion to feature δ Delta Species.

File:Exdeltaspecies.gif
EX Delta Species set logo.

Set size

  • 114 cards in English release
  • 86 cards in Japanese release
File:EX11-Symbol.gif
The symbol for EX Delta Species is the Holon Research Tower.

Sequence

  • 26th English Expansion
  • 28th Japanese Expansion

Release dates

  • 7th October 2005 - Japanese Half Decks
  • 28th October 2005 - Japanese Expansion
  • 31st October 2005 - English Expansion

Prereleases were held on the weekends of 22nd/23rd and 29th/30th October 2005.

Trivia

  • The English set was released before Mirage Forest (Mirage Forest was before Research Tower of Holon in Japan), as there was a mix-up with translations. This once again threw the English sets out of sequence with the Japanese sets. Because of this, the English set was only a few days behind the release of the Japanese set. However, the Prereleases were held before the commercial release of the Japanese set, making this the first set in history to be revealed for the first time outside Japan.
  • The set reveals the Holon Research Tower, located in the middle of the Mirage Forest (already introduced in Japan; introduced in the next English set); it is the home of scientists who conduct research on Mew and strange new Pokémon. These Pokémon have been altered by a wave of electromagnetic radiation produced by an experiment gone awry at Holon labs. The result - δ Delta Species.
  • These new Pokémon possess types different from their original and some, in their fully evolved forms, are partially Metal-types. They could be considered as the counterpart to Dark Pokémon in the EX series.
  • EX Delta Species also introduces Holon's Pokémon, which are unique as they can double as Special Energy cards, and new Trainer cards which centralise themselves around the Holon Tower community.
  • Similar to cards belonging to Team Magma, Team Aqua and Team Rocket, the card layout was visually enhanced for δ Delta Species Pokémon: -
    • δ Delta Species Pokémon have a character window with a "double helix" effect.
    • They have "δ Delta Species" next to the character name.
    • They sport a "δ" symbol where the evolution stage is situated, with the evolution window being part of the "δ" in Stage 1 and Stage 2 Pokémon.
  • This set contains only 3 Pokémon ex, a record low for any set in the EX series.
  • The holographic rare design changed exclusively for δ Delta Species Pokémon, with the card border and Pokémon itself featuring a plain holographic treatment.
  • The reverse-holographic design for this set is similar to that of the new holographic rare treatment, with same foil used but only on the background image. In addition to the background, name text and rarity symbol, the reverse-holographic versions of the holographic rares now have a holographic border and HP text. All reverse-holographics feature the EX Delta Species set logo.
  • The secret box-topper card for this set is Azumarill.
  • The Prerelease card for this set is Metang δ.

Theme decks

Half decks

Card list

English expansion

No. Card Name Type Rarity
1 Beedrill δ GrassMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
2 Crobat δ GrassMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
3 Dragonite δ LightningMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
4 Espeon δ PsychicMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
5 Flareon δ FireMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
6 Gardevoir δ PsychicMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
7 Jolteon δ LightningMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
8 Latias δ LightningMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
9 Latios δ LightningMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
10 Marowak δ FightingMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
11 Metagross δ LightningMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
12 Mewtwo δ FireMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
13 Rayquaza δ LightningMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
14 Salamence δ FireMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
15 Starmie δ WaterMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
16 Tyranitar δ FireMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
17 Umbreon δ DarknessMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
18 Vaporeon δ WaterMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
19 Azumarill δ WaterMetal File:Rare rare.gif
20 Azurill Colorless File:Rare rare.gif
21 Holon's Electrode Lightning File:Rare rare.gif
22 Holon's Magneton Metal File:Rare rare.gif
23 Hypno Psychic File:Rare rare.gif
24 Mightyena δ DarknessMetal File:Rare rare.gif
25 Porygon2 Colorless File:Rare rare.gif
26 Rain Castform Water File:Rare rare.gif
27 Sandslash δ FightingMetal File:Rare rare.gif
28 Slowking Water File:Rare rare.gif
29 Snow-Cloud Castform Water File:Rare rare.gif
30 Starmie δ WaterMetal File:Rare rare.gif
31 Sunny Castform Fire File:Rare rare.gif
32 Swellow Colorless File:Rare rare.gif
33 Weezing Grass File:Rare rare.gif
34 Castform Colorless File:Rare uncom.gif
35 Ditto Colorless File:Rare uncom.gif
36 Ditto [Bulbasaur] Grass File:Rare uncom.gif
37 Ditto [Charmander] Fire File:Rare uncom.gif
38 Ditto [Mr. Mime] Psychic File:Rare uncom.gif
39 Ditto [Pikachu] Lightning File:Rare uncom.gif
40 Ditto [Squirtle] Water File:Rare uncom.gif
41 Dragonair δ Lightning File:Rare uncom.gif
42 Dragonair ō Lightning File:Rare uncom.gif
43 Golbat Grass File:Rare uncom.gif
44 Hariyama Fighting File:Rare uncom.gif
45 Illumise Grass File:Rare uncom.gif
46 Kakuna Grass File:Rare uncom.gif
47 Kirlia Psychic File:Rare uncom.gif
48 Magneton Lightning File:Rare uncom.gif
49 Metang δ Lightning File:Rare uncom.gif
50 Persian Colorless File:Rare uncom.gif
51 Pupitar δ Fire File:Rare uncom.gif
52 Rapidash Fire File:Rare uncom.gif
53 Shelgon δ Fire File:Rare uncom.gif
54 Shelgon δ Fire File:Rare uncom.gif
55 Skarmory Metal File:Rare uncom.gif
56 Volbeat Grass File:Rare uncom.gif
57 Bagon δ Fire File:Rare com.gif
58 Bagon δ Fire File:Rare com.gif
59 Beldum δ Lightning File:Rare com.gif
60 Cubone Fighting File:Rare com.gif
61 Ditto [Charmander] Fire File:Rare com.gif
62 Ditto [Geodude] Fighting File:Rare com.gif
63 Ditto [Pikachu] Lightning File:Rare com.gif
64 Ditto [Squirtle] Water File:Rare com.gif
65 Dratini δ Lightning File:Rare com.gif
66 Dratini δ Lightning File:Rare com.gif
67 Drowzee Psychic File:Rare com.gif
68 Eevee δ Metal File:Rare com.gif
69 Eevee Colorless File:Rare com.gif
70 Holon's Magnemite Metal File:Rare com.gif
71 Holon's Voltorb Lightning File:Rare com.gif
72 Koffing Grass File:Rare com.gif
73 Larvitar δ Fire File:Rare com.gif
74 Magnemite Lightning File:Rare com.gif
75 Makuhita Fighting File:Rare com.gif
76 Marill Water File:Rare com.gif
77 Meowth Colorless File:Rare com.gif
78 Ponyta Fire File:Rare com.gif
79 Poochyena Darkness File:Rare com.gif
80 Porygon Colorless File:Rare com.gif
81 Ralts Psychic File:Rare com.gif
82 Sandshrew Fighting File:Rare com.gif
83 Slowpoke Water File:Rare com.gif
84 Staryu Water File:Rare com.gif
85 Staryu Water File:Rare com.gif
86 Taillow Colorless File:Rare com.gif
87 Weedle Grass File:Rare com.gif
88 Zubat Grass File:Rare com.gif
89 Dual Ball T File:Rare uncom.gif
90 Great Ball T File:Rare uncom.gif
91 Holon Farmer T File:Rare uncom.gif
92 Holon Lass T File:Rare uncom.gif
93 Holon Mentor T File:Rare uncom.gif
94 Holon Research Tower T File:Rare uncom.gif
95 Holon Researcher T File:Rare uncom.gif
96 Holon Ruins T File:Rare uncom.gif
97 Holon Scientist T File:Rare uncom.gif
98 Holon Transceiver T File:Rare uncom.gif
99 Master Ball T File:Rare uncom.gif
100 Super Scoop Up T File:Rare uncom.gif
101 Potion T File:Rare com.gif
102 Switch T File:Rare com.gif
103 Darkness Energy E File:Rare rare.gif
104 Holon Energy FF E File:Rare rare.gif
105 Holon Energy GL E File:Rare rare.gif
106 Holon Energy WP E File:Rare rare.gif
107 Metal Energy E File:Rare rare.gif
108 Flareon ex Fire File:Rare rare.gifex
109 Jolteon ex Lightning File:Rare rare.gifex
110 Vaporeon ex Water File:Rare rare.gifex
111 Groudon File:Shiningsymbol.gif Fighting File:Rare ssrare.gifH
112 Kyogre File:Shiningsymbol.gif Water File:Rare ssrare.gifH
113 Metagross File:Shiningsymbol.gif Metal File:Rare ssrare.gifH
114 Azumarill Water File:Rare rare.gifH

Japanese expansion

No. Card Name Type Rarity
1 Weedle Grass File:Rare com.gif
2 Kakuna Grass File:Rare com.gif
3 Zubat Grass File:Rare com.gif
4 Golbat Grass File:Rare com.gif
5 Koffing Grass File:Rare com.gif
6 Weezing Grass File:Rare rare.gif
7 Ditto Grass File:Rare rare.gif
8 Volbeat Grass File:Rare rare.gif
9 Illumise Grass File:Rare rare.gif
10 Beedrill δ GrassMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
11 Crobat δ GrassMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
12 Ditto [Charmander] Fire File:Rare rare.gif
13 Larvitar δ Fire File:Rare com.gif
14 Pupitar δ Fire File:Rare uncom.gif
15 Bagon δ Fire File:Rare com.gif
16 Shelgon δ Fire File:Rare uncom.gif
17 Sunny Castform Fire File:Rare rare.gif
18 Flareon δ FireMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
19 Mewtwo δ FireMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
20 Salamence δ FireMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
21 Tyranitar δ FireMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
22 Slowpoke Water File:Rare com.gif
23 Staryu Water File:Rare com.gif
24 Ditto [Squirtle] Water File:Rare rare.gif
25 Slowking Water File:Rare rare.gif
26 Rain Castform Water File:Rare rare.gif
27 Snow-Cloud Castform Water File:Rare rare.gif
28 Kyogre File:Shiningsymbol.gif Water File:Rare ssrare.gifH
29 Starmie δ WaterMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
30 Vaporeon δ WaterMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
31 Holon's Voltorb Lightning File:Rare uncom.gif
32 Holon's Electrode Lightning File:Rare rare.gif
33 Ditto [Pikachu] Lightning File:Rare rare.gif
34 Dratini δ Lightning File:Rare com.gif
35 Dragonair ō Lightning File:Rare uncom.gif
36 Beldum δ Lightning File:Rare com.gif
37 Metang δ Lightning File:Rare uncom.gif
38 Jolteon δ LightningMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
39 Dragonite δ LightningMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
40 Metagross δ LightningMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
41 Latias δ LightningMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
42 Latios δ LightningMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
43 Rayquaza δ LightningMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
44 Drowzee Psychic File:Rare com.gif
45 Hypno Psychic File:Rare rare.gif
46 Ditto [Mr. Mime] Psychic File:Rare rare.gif
47 Ralts Psychic File:Rare com.gif
48 Kirlia Psychic File:Rare com.gif
49 Espeon δ PsychicMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
50 Gardevoir δ PsychicMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
51 Sandshrew Fighting File:Rare com.gif
52 Cubone Fighting File:Rare com.gif
53 Ditto [Geodude] Fighting File:Rare rare.gif
54 Makuhita Fighting File:Rare com.gif
55 Hariyama Fighting File:Rare rare.gif
56 Groudon File:Shiningsymbol.gif Fighting File:Rare ssrare.gifH
57 Sandslash δ FightingMetal File:Rare rare.gif
58 Marowak δ FightingMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
59 Meowth Colorless File:Rare com.gif
60 Persian Colorless File:Rare rare.gif
61 Ditto Colorless File:Rare rare.gif
62 Porygon Colorless File:Rare com.gif
63 Porygon2 Colorless File:Rare rare.gif
64 Taillow Colorless File:Rare com.gif
65 Swellow Colorless File:Rare rare.gif
66 Azurill Colorless File:Rare uncom.gif
67 Castform Colorless File:Rare rare.gif
68 Poochyena Darkness File:Rare com.gif
69 Umbreon δ DarknessMetal File:Rare rare.gifH
70 Mightyena δ DarknessMetal File:Rare rare.gif
71 Holon's Magnemite Metal File:Rare uncom.gif
72 Holon's Magneton Metal File:Rare rare.gif
73 Eevee δ Metal File:Rare com.gif
74 Skarmory Metal File:Rare uncom.gif
75 Metagross File:Shiningsymbol.gif Metal File:Rare ssrare.gifH
76 Holon Transceiver T File:Rare uncom.gif
77 Holon Scientist T File:Rare uncom.gif
78 Holon Research Tower T File:Rare uncom.gif
79 Holon Mentor T File:Rare uncom.gif
80 Holon Farmer T File:Rare uncom.gif
81 Holon Lass T File:Rare uncom.gif
82 Holon Researcher T File:Rare uncom.gif
83 Holon Ruins T File:Rare uncom.gif
84 Holon Energy GL E File:Rare uncom.gif
85 Holon Energy FF E File:Rare uncom.gif
86 Holon Energy WP E File:Rare uncom.gif


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