Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins (Japanese: バンデッドリングBandit Ring) is the name given to the seventh main expansion of cards from the International XY Series and the Japanese XY Era of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The set features Mega Evolution, and the Djinn Pokémon, Hoopa.
Power of the Ancient Days!
Ready for some new tricks? Hoopa-EX brings new Mythical power to the Pokémon world, along with fierce new challengers like Mega Tyranitar-EX, Mega Ampharos-EX, and Mega Sceptile-EX! The Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins expansion transforms ancient secrets into modern battling techniques, with all-new Special Energy cards, new Ancient Traits, and Shiny versions of Primal Kyogre-EX, Primal Groudon-EX, and Mega Rayquaza-EX! The power of the ancients is unbound!
Ancient Origins and the Japanese release Bandit Ring are the seventh expansions of the English XY Series and the Japanese XY Era, respectively. The set continues to feature Mega Evolution as powerful Pokémon-EX and centers around the Djinn Pokémon Hoopa. It was released in Japan on July 20, 2015 and on August 12, 2015 in English. Ancient Origins contains 100 cards, while Bandit Ring contains 97 cards. The Korean release is formatted similar to the Japanese set, with the same name (밴디트링 Bandit Ring), set size, and set icon, and was released on July 2, 2015.
The expansion features 11 new Pokémon-EX, 3 of which are Mega Pokémon-EX. After being previewed in the XY-P Promotional Gym Challenge Pack for the months of May 2015-July 2015, the set introduces θ to the Ancient Traits.