Battle for the excitement, for the challenge...and for the victory! In the Pokémon Trading Card Game: HS—Triumphant expansion, you'll find what you need to put triumph within your reach. Palkia and Dialga combine as an incredible Pokémon LEGEND. Machamp, Gengar, and a half-dozen other powerful Pokémon appear for the first time as Pokémon Prime. New Trainer, Supporter, and Stadium cards—plus a new Special Energy card—give you new strategies and deck ideas. The only thing missing is a Trainer who battles to win...and that's you!
Triumphant is the fourth and final main expansion of cards in the HeartGold & SoulSilver Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It focuses on Generation IV Pokémon, as well as Pokémon—most notably Celebi—from the thirteenth movie, Zoroark: Master of Illusions, which debuted in theaters two days after the Japanese set, Clash at the Summit, was released. It is the last set to feature Pokémon Prime and Pokémon LEGEND. As with each of the HeartGold & SoulSilver Series sets, it features artwork from around the Johto region.
Cards from this English expansion originate from only two Japanese sources: the Japanese main expansion Clash at the Summit, and the Japanese subset Lost Link. In order to end the HeartGold & SoulSilver Series, all of the remaining Pokémon Prime and Pokémon LEGEND were released in Triumphant. However, many of the Lost Zone oriented cards (most notably Lost World) were saved for the English Call of Legends expansion as The Pokémon Company International was not prepared to introduce Generation V into the card game.
The expansion doubles focus by featuring both the fourth Generation and the thirteenth movie. The four booster pack designs are Dialga and Palkia, the two titular Pokémon for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and Magmortar and Electivire, two Pokémon introduced in Generation IV that were also shown in the movie. The two Theme Decks—Verdant Frost and Royal Guard—feature Mamoswine and Nidoking, also two movie Pokémon. The two coins released with the decks were of Dialga and Palkia. Celebi, one of the main Pokémon in the movie, was featured as both a regular card and a Pokémon Prime card (taking on both of its Grass-type and Psychic-type type properties), as well as this sets' Prerelease sleeves.
Triumphant is the final expansion to include both Pokémon Prime and Pokémon LEGEND. Although the Japanese expansion includes three Pokémon LEGEND (Kyogre & Groudon LEGEND, Rayquaza & Deoxys LEGEND and Palkia & Dialga LEGEND) only Palkia & Dialga LEGEND was released in the English expansion, alongside Lost Link's Darkrai & Cresselia LEGEND. The other two were released prior in the Undaunted expansion. The eight Pokémon Prime originate evenly from Clash at the Summit and Lost Link. As Triumphant was designed to be the end of the HeartGold & SoulSilver Series, the amount of Pokémon Prime released in a set was increased from 6 to 8 in order to include every Ultra Rare that had been released in Japan by the time of the English release.
The Lost Zone, which hadn't been featured since the Platinum Series, returns in this set, being featured on half the Pokémon Prime and LEGEND cards, as well as Banette. The set also contains the fewest amount of Trainer cards or Energy cards of the four HeartGold & SoulSilver Series expansions; however, each Trainer was brand new and not a reprint of a previously released card. Triumphant includes the fourth and final Secret Alph Lithograph. Additionally, it was the last set to feature Prerelease sleeves, which for this set were Celebi.
The set contains two error cards, both of which remain uncorrected. Both Psyduck and Weepinbell have the word "Flip" misspelled as "Filp" in their attacks.
The Prerelease promo for this set is Electivire. Officially, the English release of the set contains 102 cards. Between alternate holofoils, promotional stamps, reverse holofoils, and Secret cards, the set contains 204 cards. A list of the non standard cards can be seen below.