Black & White Trainer Kit (TCG)

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Black & White Trainer Kit
Package art
Release date September 12, 2011
Types used FightingDarkness
Coin BWTK Silver Symbols Coin.png

The Black & White Trainer Kit is a special Trainer Kit for the Pokémon Trading Card Game and features the Pokémon Excadrill and Zoroark. It was released in English and European languages only. In the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online's Trainer Challenge, the two Half Decks are combined into a Theme Deck called Night Hunter, obtainable by redeeming the code from this kit.


When you play the Pokémon TCG: Night Hunter theme deck, your opponents become the hunted! While Zoroark uses its Fury Swipes attack to stalk its next target, Excadrill zeroes in on the Defending Pokémon with its predatory Drill Run attack. Your opponents will learn to dread the night when you unleash the Night Hunter theme deck!


The Trainer Kit was supposed to be released on August 3, 2011, and be legal for the 2011 World Championships, but it was delayed for unknown reasons. It was eventually released in September that year.

All of the cards found within the two Half Decks are reprints from Black & White and Emerging Powers. The cards Excadrill and Zoroark (both Holofoil and non-Holofoil versions) have alternate artwork to their Emerging Powers counterparts. Also, the Energy cards from the Half Decks do not have the checkerboard additions their Black & White counterparts feature.

None of the cards have Rarity symbols and they each feature a collection number and set symbol exclusive to the Trainer Kit. The collection numbers are the order of the cards in the two Half Decks for the example battle allowing for easy reset if the decks are accidentally shuffled prior to use for example battle.

In addition to the Half Decks, the Black & White Trainer Kit also includes a Booster pack (Black & White), a deck box featuring Excadrill and Zoroark, a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, a custom coin with Energy symbols, and playmat. The kit also includes a Trainer Kit Guide, which takes players from Set Up through to their 8th turn of an example battle. There is one guide for each of the Half Decks included.

Deck lists

Excadrill Half Deck
SetSymbolExcadrill Half Deck.png
No. Card Type Quantity
1/30 Lillipup Colorless
2/30 Fighting Energy Fighting E
3/30 Fighting Energy Fighting E
4/30 Energy Switch I
5/30 Fighting Energy Fighting E
6/30 Fighting Energy Fighting E
7/30 Fighting Energy Fighting E
8/30 Fighting Energy Fighting E
9/30 Fighting Energy Fighting E
10/30 Fighting Energy Fighting E
11/30 Timburr Fighting
12/30 Audino Colorless
13/30 Drilbur Fighting
14/30 Gurdurr Fighting
15/30 Potion I
16/30 PlusPower I
17/30 Excadrill Fighting
18/30 Audino Colorless
19/30 Herdier Colorless
20/30 Fighting Energy Fighting E
21/30 Energy Search I
22/30 Fighting Energy Fighting E
23/30 Potion I
24/30 Pokémon Communication I
25/30 Drilbur Fighting
26/30 Fighting Energy Fighting E
27/30 Lillipup Colorless
28/30 Fighting Energy Fighting E
29/30 Timburr Fighting
30/30 Excadrill Fighting

Zoroark Half Deck
SetSymbolZoroark Half Deck.png
No. Card Type Quantity
1/30 Purrloin Darkness
2/30 Watchog Colorless
3/30 Darkness Energy Darkness E
4/30 Minccino Colorless
5/30 Darkness Energy Darkness E
6/30 Darkness Energy Darkness E
7/30 Darkness Energy Darkness E
8/30 Darkness Energy Darkness E
9/30 Darkness Energy Darkness E
10/30 Darkness Energy Darkness E
11/30 PlusPower I
12/30 Patrat Colorless
13/30 Zorua Darkness
14/30 Pidove Colorless
15/30 Tranquill Colorless
16/30 Energy Retrieval I
17/30 Zoroark Darkness
18/30 Pokémon Communication I
19/30 Minccino Colorless
20/30 Darkness Energy Darkness E
21/30 Pidove Colorless
22/30 Darkness Energy Darkness E
23/30 Zorua Darkness
24/30 Darkness Energy Darkness E
25/30 Purrloin Darkness
26/30 Darkness Energy Darkness E
27/30 Energy Search I
28/30 Darkness Energy Darkness E
29/30 Patrat Colorless
30/30 Zoroark Darkness

Languages this set is released in

The Black & White Trainer Kits are released in English, German, French, and Italian.

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Noble Victories: Fast DazeFurious Knights
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Plasma Blast: Mind WipeSolar Strike
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Legendary Treasures
BW Era
BW-P Promotional cards
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Black CollectionWhite Collection
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Red Collection
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Dragon Selection
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Shiny Collection
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