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Parallel Worlds (TCG)
The Parallel Worlds (as named in booster pack descriptions) are a pair of worlds introduced and explored exclusively in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the XY Series.
Not much is known about these worlds, besides at some point several rifts in space revealed the existence of the opposing worlds to eachother: the "nature" and "technology" worlds as seen in the BREAKthrough, BREAKpoint and Fates Collide expansions. However, from many artworks featured in the cards, we can guess the story. These worlds were not only at a close view but also at the brink of merging against eachother, creating a struggle between Pokémon from both sides. This is most likely Giovanni's fault, as his card, Giovanni's Scheme, shows the two colour schemes of the Mewtwo Y and X cards, thus him likely being the one causing the two Mewtwos to fight, as shown in the Flabebe and Marowak cards. In Fates Collide however, the struggle is replaced with themes of unification through Mega Alakazam's future vision widsom and the enforcement of order along with other Pokémon.
From various pieces of information and artwork from TCG products, it can be determined that the cities featured in most art were once identical lands. While one side's lifestyle focused on ruralism and rustic architecture, the other focused in urbanism and the foundation of modern buildings, even expanding to previously arid lands. These cities are on the shore of an ocean, and both have an island portion connected to the mainland by a series of bridges. A giant tree exists in the "nature" world's island, while a group of skyscrapers is in its place on the "urban" counterpart.
After the rifts, some areas of these worlds featured portals which could be crossed through, the regions artistically seen on the Stadium cards as being upside down from the opposing world's point of view. The Chaos Tower in Fates Collide appears to be the fallout of the merged areas: a single world/city where buildings and nature blended on eachother, creating a mix of the two worlds' styles.
This listing is of Stadium cards featuring the parallel worlds.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Parallel City||St||BREAKthrough||145/162||Blue Shock||058/059|
|The Best of XY||159/171|
|Reverse Valley||St||BREAKpoint||110/122||Rage of the Broken Heavens||079/080|
|The Best of XY||161/171|
|Chaos Tower||St||Fates Collide||94/124||Awakening Psychic King||078/078|
These locations were also featured on the artwork of many Pokémon released along with these cards: Blue Shock focused on Pokémon from the "nature" world and Red Flash focused on Pokémon from the "technology world". Rage of the Broken Heavens focused on both worlds outside of the urban areas, and Awakening Psychic King featured Pokémon in the merged worlds. Two Mewtwo promo cards with artwork from each opposing world were also printed.
|Aerial view of the "nature" world||Close view at the "nature" world's buildings||Aerial view of the "technology" world||Marowak witnesses a clash between Mewtwo|
|A portal between the twin worlds||Aerial view of the merged worlds||A river that has been merged with a roadway||Artwork for Awakening Psychic King|
- The concept of a modern and a rustic city from different worlds slightly resembles Black City and White Forest from the Generation V games.
|Regions in the Pokémon world|
|This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.|
|This article is part of Project Locations, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every location in the Pokémon world.|