Pokémon TCG: XY (Japanese: コレクションXCollection X and コレクションYCollection Y) is the name given to the first main expansion of cards from the XY series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The Japanese release is the first of the XY era. The set is the first to feature Fairy-type Pokémon, Mega Evolution Pokémon, and Generation VI Pokémon in the card game.
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XY is the name given to the first expansion of the XY series of the Pokémon TCG. Collection X and Collection Y are the names given to the two subsets that make up the first expansion block in the Pokémon Card Game XY era and is based on Pokémon X and Y. Both releases are the first main expansions to feature the Fairy type and the incorporation of Mega Pokémon. The English booster packs continue to contain 10 cards and 1 code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online; the Japanese packs for this era remain at 5 cards per pack at a cost of ¥158 per pack. Collection X features Xerneas, while Collection Y features Yveltal. Each of the two Collections features 60 cards, in addition to secret cards. Between the two subsets, there are 11 Fairy-type cards featured. It was released on December 13, 2013 in Japan and on February 5, 2014 in English.
The English XY expansion contains 6 Pokémon-EX, including Collection X's Venusaur-EX and Xerneas-EX, and Collection Y's Blastoise-EX and Yveltal-EX. The set also debuts 2 Mega Evolution cards, introducing Mega versions of Venusaur-EX and Blastoise-EX. Mega Pokémon can only be evolved from Pokémon-EX, and Mega Evolution ends the player's turn.
The XY series marked a shift in English Pokémon TCG release times. While the median release time of previous English, Nintendo-era Pokémon TCG sets was about 143 days after the Japanese release, the English XY series sets were generally released 53-54 days from the original Japanese releases. Only Furious Fists (which was released 60 days after) and BREAKthrough (which was released 39 days after) did not follow this release schedule.