Twin Worlds (TCG)

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Twin Worlds
ParallelCityBREAKthrough145.jpg
The worlds as seen in the Parallel City card.

The Twin Worlds (as named in booster pack descriptions) are a set of regions introduced and explored exclusively in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the XY BREAK Series.

Backstory

A crowd cheers Mega Alakazam.

Not much is known about these regions, 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. 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. 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.

Geography

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 architeture, 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 the "nature" world's island, while a group of skyscrappers 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.

Cards

This listing is of Stadium cards featuring the twin worlds.

Twin 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.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Parallel City St BREAKthrough Uncommon 145/162 Blue Shock U 058/059
      The Best of XY   159/171
Reverse Valley St BREAKpoint Uncommon 110/122 Rage of the Broken Heavens U 079/080
      The Best of XY   161/171
Chaos Tower St Fates Collide Uncommon 94/124 Awakening Psychic King U 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.

Gallery

TW Noctowl.jpg

TW Panpour.jpg

TW Staraptor.jpg

TW Marowak.jpg

Aerial view of the "nature" world Close view at the "nature" world's buildings Aerial view of the "technology" world Marowak witnesses a clash betwen Pokémon

TW BREAKpoint.jpg

TW Aerodactyl.jpg

TW Omastar.jpg

TW Fates Collide.jpg

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

Trivia


Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoenn
SinnohUnovaKalosAlolaGalar
Side series Orre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon Island
Mintale TownRyme CityPasioRanseiFerrum
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube Island
TCG Southern IslandsHolon
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Pokémon nationRanger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota


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