Black & White Trainer Kit (TCG)

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Black & White Trainer Kit
Package art
Release date September 12, 2011
Types used FightingDarkness
Coin BWTK Silver Symbols Coin.png

The Black & White Trainer Kit is a special Trainer Kit for the Pokémon Trading Card Game and features the Pokémon Excadrill and Zoroark. It was released in English and European languages only. In the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online's Trainer Challenge, the two Half Decks are combined into a Theme Deck called Night Hunter, obtainable by redeeming the code from this kit.


When you play the Pokémon TCG: Night Hunter theme deck, your opponents become the hunted! While Zoroark uses its Fury Swipes attack to stalk its next target, Excadrill zeroes in on the Defending Pokémon with its predatory Drill Run attack. Your opponents will learn to dread the night when you unleash the Night Hunter theme deck!


The Trainer Kit was supposed to be released on August 3, 2011, and be legal for the 2011 World Championships, but it was delayed for unknown reasons. It was eventually released in September that year.

All of the cards found within the two Half Decks are reprints from Black & White and Emerging Powers. The cards Excadrill and Zoroark (both Holofoil and non-Holofoil versions) have alternate artwork to their Emerging Powers counterparts. Also, the Energy cards from the Half Decks do not have the checkerboard additions their Black & White counterparts feature.

None of the cards have Rarity symbols and they each feature a collection number and set symbol exclusive to the Trainer Kit. The collection numbers are the order of the cards in the two Half Decks for the example battle allowing for easy reset if the decks are accidentally shuffled prior to use for example battle.

In addition to the Half Decks, the Black & White Trainer Kit also includes a Booster pack (Black & White), a deck box featuring Excadrill and Zoroark, a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, a custom coin with Energy symbols, and playmat. The kit also includes a Trainer Kit Guide, which takes players from Set Up through to their 8th turn of an example battle. There is one guide for each of the Half Decks included.

Deck lists

Excadrill Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
1/30 Lillipup  
2/30 Fighting Energy   E
3/30 Fighting Energy   E
4/30 Energy Switch I
5/30 Fighting Energy   E
6/30 Fighting Energy   E
7/30 Fighting Energy   E
8/30 Fighting Energy   E
9/30 Fighting Energy   E
10/30 Fighting Energy   E
11/30 Timburr  
12/30 Audino  
13/30 Drilbur  
14/30 Gurdurr  
15/30 Potion I
16/30 PlusPower I
17/30 Excadrill  
18/30 Audino  
19/30 Herdier  
20/30 Fighting Energy   E
21/30 Energy Search I
22/30 Fighting Energy   E
23/30 Potion I
24/30 Pokémon Communication I
25/30 Drilbur  
26/30 Fighting Energy   E
27/30 Lillipup  
28/30 Fighting Energy   E
29/30 Timburr  
30/30 Excadrill  

Zoroark Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
1/30 Purrloin  
2/30 Watchog  
3/30 Darkness Energy   E
4/30 Minccino  
5/30 Darkness Energy   E
6/30 Darkness Energy   E
7/30 Darkness Energy   E
8/30 Darkness Energy   E
9/30 Darkness Energy   E
10/30 Darkness Energy   E
11/30 PlusPower I
12/30 Patrat  
13/30 Zorua  
14/30 Pidove  
15/30 Tranquill  
16/30 Energy Retrieval I
17/30 Zoroark  
18/30 Pokémon Communication I
19/30 Minccino  
20/30 Darkness Energy   E
21/30 Pidove  
22/30 Darkness Energy   E
23/30 Zorua  
24/30 Darkness Energy   E
25/30 Purrloin  
26/30 Darkness Energy   E
27/30 Energy Search I
28/30 Darkness Energy   E
29/30 Patrat  
30/30 Zoroark  

Languages this set is released in

The Black & White Trainer Kits are released in English, German, French, and Italian.

  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

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