Platinum: Rising Rivals
Cards in set
English: 120 Japanese: 90
English: 40 Japanese: 40
English: May 20, 2009 Japanese: December 26, 2008
Drill Point ( ) Cutting Edge ( )
Pokémon TCG: (Japanese: Platinum — Rising Rivals 時の果ての絆 Bonds to the End of Time) is the name given to the second expansion of cards of the Platinum series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
is the second expansion in the Rising Rivals Platinum series and the second set based on Pokémon Platinum and, more specifically, its redesigned Gym Leader and Elite Four lineups.
The Pokémon featured in the set, unlike in the game, are based on Pokémon owned by Sinnoh's Gym Leaders and Elite Four members. The set and its deck kit also introduce two new types of
Pokémon SP: Pokémon GL represented with a at the end of a Pokémon's name and Pokémon 4 represented with a at the end of a Pokémon's name. Pokémon GL are classified as Gym Leader 's Pokémon and Pokémon 4 are classified as Elite Four 's Pokémon and are all Pokémon that are seen as part of Gym Leader and Elite Four lineups in Pokémon Platinum.
Other expansions before this to feature Gym Leader's Pokémon are
, Gym Heroes and Gym Challenge , but only Pokémon VS Pokémon VS and previously featured Pokémon of the Elite Four.
EX Power Keepers
Set lists Gallery
English Rotom Pack
English Houndoom Pack
English Scizor Pack
English Leafeon Pack
Japanese Bonds to the End of Time Pack
, this set includes more than any other English set. Pokémon LV.X While sets have included the
special Metal Energy and special Darkness Energy despite the introduction of their basic forms, the Japanese version of the set is the first expansion that includes both the basic and special variations. This set's prerelease sleeve is
Rotom and its 5 forms. As with , one artist illustrated all of the cards for each Gym Leader's Pokémon, excepting Pokémon VS LV.X cards: Suwama Chiaki (Roark), Kanako Eo (Gardenia), Kagemaru Himeno (Maylene and Bertha), Midori Harada (Crasher Wake), Naoyo Kimura (Fantina), Hajime Kusajima (Byron), Atsuko Nishida (Candice), Kouki Saitou (Volkner and Aaron), Masakazu Fukuda (Flint) and Mitsuhiro Arita (Lucian). In other languages