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Plasma Blast Player’s Guide




August 14, 2013


The Pokémon Company International


Wolfgang Baur

The Plasma Blast Player’s Guide is a booklet included within the Plasma Blast Elite Trainer Box detailing the Plasma Blast expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The booklet is written by Wolfgang Baur and was published by The Pokémon Company International in August 14, 2013. The content features strategy for the new cards introduced within the Plasma Blast expansion as well as a complete checklist for the expansion.


1 Contents

1.1 The Big Freeze Reaches Boiling Point!
1.2 Plasma Blast: Top Card Highlights

1.2.1 Ancient Days
1.2.2 Pokémon-EX
1.2.3 Down with Team Plasma!
1.2.4 ACE SPEC and Power Cards

1.3 Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Plasma Blast Checklist
1.4 Credits

1.4.1 Original Japanese Game
1.4.2 English-Language Version

1.5 Pokémon TCG Black & White — Plasma Blast Showcase

The Big Freeze Reaches Boiling Point!
The first section gives a brief introduction of the Plasma Blast expansion including new Team Plasma supporter cards and ACE SPEC cards.

Plasma Blast: Top Card Highlights
Every set has its shining stars, but the Black & White — Plasma Blast expansion for the Pokémon TCG has a whole galaxy worth. Yes, this set is loaded with great new Pokémon that are prepped and ready to take down Team Plasma, from the super-chomper Houndoom (056/101) to Sawk’s (52/101), quintuple-power Kick of Righteousness, plus a full roster of crucial Pokémon-EX! It also boasts some strong Item cards like the Silver Mirror كل الالعاب كل الالعاب (89/101), three Pokémon Fossils, and a little help from the Elite Four!
There’s a lot to explore in Plasma Blast Let’s take a look!

Ancient Days
Let’s start in the ancient times of the Pokémon world, with Pokémon Fossils, Resorted Pokémon, and the cards that love them! Black & White — Plasma Blast includes Lileep (3/101) and the awesome Cradily (4/101) as well as Archen (53/101), Archeops (54/101), Tirtouga (27/101), and Carracosta (28/101). Cradily is the one to aim for, though, as its Lifesplosion attack for allows you to search for multiple Stage 2 Pokémon from your deck and put them onto your Bench, yes that’s right: skip directly to Stage 2.
All three Restored Pokémon feature the Prehistoric Call Ability, which moves them from the discard pile to the bottom of your deck. Combine that with the new Supporter card Caitlin (78/101) to put any number of cards from your hand to the bottom of your deck in any order. Then, use Root Fossil Lileep (87/101), Plume Fossil (82/101), or Cover Fossil (79/101) to get your Pokémon into play fast!

Some of the greatest legends of the Pokémon world are the Pokémon-EX, and Plasma Blast brings the newest additions out in force, Check out the Energy-gathering Emerald Slash attack from Virizion-EX (9/101 and 96/101), marvel at the way Genesect-EX (11/101 and 97/101) manipulates your opponent’s Bench, and enjoy the sheer mayhem of delivering 150 damage with Kyurem-EX (30/101). These are the new stars for a reason!
You’ll salso find three Pokémon-EX with a longer history, including the Supporter-card-fetching Jirachi-EX (60/101 and 98/101) and the massive new Dragon-type versions of Dialga-EX (65/101 and 99/101) and Palkia-EX (66/101 and 100/101). Always good to have options like these!
As befits a set with «Plasma» in the title, half of these Pokémon-EX fight for Team Plasma. Dialga-EX, Palkia-EX, and Genesect-EX are all Team Plasma Pokémon, with powers that trigger when you attach Plasma Energy.
Chose your side—either way you’ll find some Pokémon-EX to make your deck shine. Oh, and the best example of that? Give Genesect-EX one of the ACE SPEC cards like G Booster (92/101) or G Scope (93/101) and watch your opponent really start to worry!

Down with Team Plasma!
You can make a lot of big, bold moves against Team Plasma Pokémon with the anti-Plasma cards in this set. Haxorus (69/101) has Strike of the Champion, a attack that Knocks Out any Defending Team Plasma Pokémon. And Golurk (46/101) offers a good incentive not to play sides: its Iron Fist of Justice does 60 damage for just —but only if you have no Team Plasma Pokémon in play!
Silver Mirror prevents al effects of attacks from your opponent’s Team Plasma Pokémon to the Pokémon it’s attached to—and if you would rather play offense than defense, Sawk drops the Kick of Righteousness attack for and does 10 damage—or 50 damage against Team Plasma Pokémon! That’s a game-changing attack for a Basic Pokémon that you can find in your opening hand!

ACE SPEC and Power Cards
The Plasma Blast power leve is set to maximum, and it includes power card reprints like Ultra Ball (90/101) and Rare Candy (85/101), among others.
But you find some new favorites here as well: Volcarona (13/101) gives you the Team Plasma card draw of Solar Transporter, but also the Leech Life attack, for delivers and heals 50 damage at once. Suicune (20/101) is flat-out immune to attacks done by Pokémon-EX. And the ACE SPEC Master Ball (94/101) lets you get one Pokémon you want from your deck—with no restrictions.
And then there’s the wild new Sigilyph (41/101), with the new Toolbox Ability that lets it attach up to four Pokémon Tool cards at once. That opens up some crazy possibilities: imagine attaching Eviolite (Black & White—Plasma Storm, 122/135), Rocky Helmet (Black & White—Boundaries Crossed, 133/149), and Giant Cape (Black & White—Dragons Exalted, 114/124) all at once!
Or deck Sigilyph out for a full set of awesome silver bling: Silver Bangle (88/101) and Silver Mirror at the same time—so it can tear down opposing Pokémon-EX that can’t touch it! Or combine two or three Silver Bangles on the same Sigilyph! The odds are good that this Pokémon is going into some championship decks.
With cards like that and a full blast of awesome art, the Plasma Blast set is ready to roll!

Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Plasma Blast Checklist
This section lists out the 101 cards of the Black & White—Plasma Blast expansion, and their rarities.

Original Japanese Game

Original Game Design
Game Development
Art Direction
Graphic Design
Special Thanks to

Tsunekazu Ishihara
Tsunekazu Ishihara, Kouichi Ooyama, and Takumi Akabane
Creatures Inc.
Milky Isobe
Satoshi Tajiri, Ken Sugimori, GAME FREAK inc.

English-Language Version
The Pokémon Company International

Director of Production
Director of Product Development
Production Coordination
Project Coordination
Booklet Author
Design Direction
Card Typesetting
Black & White — Plasma Blast logo

Kenji Okubo
Richard Simpson
Yasuhiro Usui
Russ Foster, Traci Thomson, and Jay Moon
Dylan «ExoByte» Mayo and Satomi Honda
Tim Hove
Eoin Sanders
Eric Medalle
Kumi Okada, Kevin Lalli and Kyle Goodwin
Carrie Oltendorf
Kevin Lalli

Pokémon TCG Black & White — Plasma Blast Showcase
This final section details the two Plasma Blast Theme Decks: Solar Strike and Mind Wipe.

Publications relating to the Pokémon Trading Card Game

Strategy guides:

Pokémon Trading Card Game Strategy Guide • The Official Pokémon Trading Card Game GuidePokémon Trading Card Game Player’s Guide • Pokémon Trading Card Game Fossil Expansion Player’s Guide Pokémon Trading Card Game Volume 3: Team Rocket • Pokémon Made Simple! • Let’s Play Pokémon Team Rocket Strategy Guide • Gym Heroes Strategy Guide • Gym Challenge Strategy Guide Platinum Player’s Guide • Plasma Storm Player’s Guide • Plasma Blast Player’s Guide • XY Player’s Guide Quick Guide to Fire-Type Pokémon • Furious Fists Player’s Guide • Phantom Forces Player’s Guide • Primal Clash Player’s Guide Roaring Skies Player’s Guide • Ancient Origins Player’s Guide • BREAKthrough Player’s Guide • BREAKpoint Player’s Guide Fates Collide Player’s Guide • Generations Player’s Guide • Steam Siege Player’s Guide • Evolutions Player’s GuideSun & Moon Player’s Guide • Guardians Rising Player’s Guide • Burning Shadows Player’s Guide • The Making of Shining Legends Crimson Invasion Player’s Guide • Ultra Prism Player’s Guide • Forbidden Light Player’s Guide • Celestial Storm Player’s Guide Dragon Majesty Player’s Guide • Dragon Majesty: Dragons Then and Now • Lost Thunder Player’s Guide

Collectors’ guides:

Beckett Unofficial Guide to Pokémon: 2008 Price Guide • Beckett Unofficial Guide To Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Collecting Pokémon: An Unauthorized Handbook and Price Guide • Pokémon Collector’s Value Guide Pokémon Unofficial Card Collector’s Guide • Unofficial Beckett Pokémon Collector Price Guide


Beckett Pokémon Unofficial Collector • Monthly Coin Toss: Pokémon Card Magazine • Pokémon Official MagazinePoJo’s Unofficial Pokémon News & Price Guide Monthly • Pokémon Card Fan Club


Aim to Be a Card Master!! • Exciting Victory! Pokémon Card Game!! • Himemaru: Pokémon Card Explorer How I Became a Pokémon Card • Let’s Play the Pokémon Card Game XY! • Let’s Play the Pokémon Card Game! Sun and Moon Arc Pokémon Card Game Battle Comic • Pokémon Card GB The Comix

Video game guides:

Official Pokémon TCG Perfect Guide • Pokémon Card GB Final Tactical Book • Pokémon Card GB Official Guidebook Pokémon Card GB2 Official Guidebook • Pokémon TCG: Official Nintendo Player’s Guide Pokémon TCG: Prima’s Official Strategy Guide


Pokémon Card Official Book 2000 • Pokémon Card Game BW National Illustrated Encyclopedia • Pokémon Card Game BW Workbook

This article is part of both Project TCG and Project Merchandise, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Trading Card Game merchandise.

Source :’s_Guide_(TCG)

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