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Dark Explorers
ダークラッシュ
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Cards in set English: 111
Japanese: 76
Set number English: 52
Japanese: 47
Release date English: May 9, 2012
Japanese: December 16, 2011
Theme Decks Shadows (DarknessWater)
Raiders (PsychicDarkness)
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Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Dark Explorers (Japanese: ダークラッシュ Dark Rush) is the name given to the fifth main expansion of cards from the Black & White Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It is the fourth main expansion from the BW Era of the Pokémon Card Game in Japan. The set continues to feature Generation V Pokémon and Pokémon-EX in the card game.

Blurb

Brace Yourself to Explore the Darkness...

What's out there in the darkness, waiting to be discovered? Play the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Black & White—Dark Explorers expansion and find them all! In addition to more Pokémon-EX like Tornadus-EX, Raikou-EX, and Groudon-EX, the shadows are filled with other exceptional surprises, like Darkrai-EX and a host of Trainer cards that will knock your opponent's lights out! When you play Black & White—Dark Explorers, you'll not only explore the darkness, you'll rule it!

Information

 
Dark Rush logo

Dark Explorers is the name given to the fifth main expansion of the Black & White Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as Dark Rush, the fourth expansion in the Pokémon Card Game BW Era. It is based on Pokémon Black and White, featuring Generation V Pokémon. The English expansion was released on May 9, 2012, while the Japanese expansion was released on December 16, 2011.

Starting from this expansion, Secret cards could feature Item cards. These cards have a Holofoil Poké Ball in the middle of the attack box.

Vanillite and Vanillish, and Ducklett and Swanna were misplaced in the card order. Vanillite (#582) and Vanillish (#583) were placed before Ducklett (#580) and Swanna (#581).

Dark Explorers was the first English expansion whose Prerelease promo was a Black Star Promo, specifically the BW Black Star Promos, instead of a card from the expansion.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
1/108   Bulbasaur   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Build-A-Bear Workshop stamp promo
3/108   Venusaur   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cosmos Holo XY Two Pack Blisters, XY Knock Out Collection, and XY Kanto Two Pack Blisters exclusive
4/108   Scyther   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] 1st Place Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Chespin/Fennekin Season League Challenge promo
4/108   Scyther   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] 2nd Place Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Chespin/Fennekin Season League Challenge promo
4/108   Scyther   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] 3rd Place Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Chespin/Fennekin Season League Challenge promo
4/108   Scyther   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] 4th Place Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Chespin/Fennekin Season League Challenge promo
12/108   Flareon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Winter Regional Championships 2012-2013 promo
12/108   Flareon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Staff Crosshatch Holo Winter Regional Championships 2012-2013 promo
17/108   Blaziken   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cosmos Holo Plasma Blast Single Pack Blisters exclusive
25/108   Vaporeon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo European Spring Regional Championships 2012-2013 promo
25/108   Vaporeon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Staff Crosshatch Holo European Spring Regional Championships 2012-2013 promo
25/108   Vaporeon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo North American State•Province•Territory Championships 2012-2013 promo
25/108   Vaporeon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Staff Crosshatch Holo North American State•Province•Territory Championships 2012-2013 promo
29/108   Empoleon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Non Holo Shadows Theme Deck exclusive
37/108   Jolteon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Autumn Regional Championships 2012-2013 promo
37/108   Jolteon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Staff Crosshatch Holo Autumn Regional Championships 2012-2013 promo
48/108   Espeon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo National Championships 2012-2013 promo
48/108   Espeon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Staff Crosshatch Holo National Championships 2012-2013 promo
52/108   Cofagrigus   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Raiders Theme Deck exclusive (Tinsel Holo in Brazilian Portuguese)
60/108   Umbreon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Spring Regional Championships 2012-2013 promo
60/108   Umbreon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Staff Crosshatch Holo Spring Regional Championships 2012-2013 promo
63/108   Darkrai    [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Sheen Holo Battle Arena Decks: Mewtwo vs Darkrai exclusive
66/108   Krookodile   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cosmos Holo Plasma Blast Single Pack Blisters exclusive
66/108   Krookodile   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Non Holo Raiders Theme Deck exclusive
67/108   Scraggy   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Mirror Reverse Holo Black & White Variety Blisters exclusive
71/108   Zoroark   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Shadows Theme Deck exclusive (Tinsel Holo in Brazilian Portuguese)
82/108   Blissey   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Non Holo Lugia Legendary Battle Deck exclusive
84/108   Eevee   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo City Championships 2012-2013 promo
84/108   Eevee   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Staff Crosshatch Holo City Championships 2012-2013 promo
94/108   Enhanced Hammer I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Mirror Holo Pokémon League Xerneas Season (February 2014)
98/108   Professor Juniper Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Professor Program stamp promo (January 2013)
 


Set lists

Dark Explorers
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/108   Bulbasaur     Promotion
2/108   Ivysaur     Promotion
3/108   Venusaur     Promotion
4/108   Scyther     Promotion
5/108   Carnivine     Promotion
6/108   Leafeon     Promotion
7/108   Dwebble     Promotion
8/108   Crustle     Promotion
9/108   Karrablast     Promotion
10/108   Shelmet     Promotion
11/108   Accelgor     Promotion
12/108   Flareon     Promotion
13/108   Entei      Promotion
14/108   Torchic     Promotion
15/108   Torchic     Promotion
16/108   Combusken     Promotion
17/108   Blaziken     Promotion
18/108   Torkoal     Promotion
19/108   Heatmor     Promotion
20/108   Larvesta     Promotion
21/108   Larvesta     Promotion
22/108   Volcarona     Promotion
23/108   Slowpoke     Promotion
24/108   Slowbro     Promotion
25/108   Vaporeon     Promotion
26/108   Kyogre      Promotion
27/108   Piplup     Promotion
28/108   Prinplup     Promotion
29/108   Empoleon     Promotion
30/108   Glaceon     Promotion
31/108   Tympole     Promotion
32/108   Palpitoad     Promotion
33/108   Vanillite     Promotion
34/108   Vanillish     Promotion
35/108   Ducklett     Promotion
36/108   Swanna     Promotion
37/108   Jolteon     Promotion
38/108   Raikou      Promotion
39/108   Plusle     Promotion
40/108   Minun     Promotion
41/108   Joltik     Promotion
42/108   Joltik     Promotion
43/108   Galvantula     Promotion
44/108   Tynamo     Promotion
45/108   Tynamo     Promotion
46/108   Eelektrik     Promotion
47/108   Eelektross     Promotion
48/108   Espeon     Promotion
49/108   Slowking     Promotion
50/108   Woobat     Promotion
51/108   Yamask     Promotion
52/108   Cofagrigus     Promotion
53/108   Aerodactyl     Promotion
54/108   Groudon      Promotion
55/108   Drilbur     Promotion
56/108   Excadrill     Promotion
57/108   Excadrill     Promotion
58/108   Timburr     Promotion
59/108   Gurdurr     Promotion
60/108   Umbreon     Promotion
61/108   Umbreon     Promotion
62/108   Sableye     Promotion
63/108   Darkrai      Promotion
64/108   Sandile     Promotion
65/108   Krokorok     Promotion
66/108   Krookodile     Promotion
67/108   Scraggy     Promotion
68/108   Scrafty     Promotion
69/108   Zorua     Promotion
70/108   Zorua     Promotion
71/108   Zoroark     Promotion
72/108   Bisharp     Promotion
73/108   Vullaby     Promotion
74/108   Escavalier     Promotion
75/108   Klink     Promotion
76/108   Klang     Promotion
77/108   Klinklang     Promotion
78/108   Pawniard     Promotion
79/108   Bisharp     Promotion
80/108   Chansey     Promotion
81/108   Chansey     Promotion
82/108   Blissey     Promotion
83/108   Eevee     Promotion
84/108   Eevee     Promotion
85/108   Chatot     Promotion
86/108   Lillipup     Promotion
87/108   Herdier     Promotion
88/108   Stoutland     Promotion
89/108   Haxorus     Promotion
90/108   Tornadus      Promotion
91/108   Cheren Su   Promotion
92/108   Dark Claw I   Promotion
93/108   Dark Patch I   Promotion
94/108   Enhanced Hammer I   Promotion
95/108   Hooligans Jim & Cas Su   Promotion
96/108   N Su   Promotion
97/108   Old Amber Aerodactyl I   Promotion
98/108   Professor Juniper Su   Promotion
99/108   Random Receiver I   Promotion
100/108   Rare Candy I   Promotion
101/108   Twist Mountain St   Promotion
102/108   Ultra Ball I   Promotion
103/108   Entei      Promotion
104/108   Kyogre      Promotion
105/108   Raikou      Promotion
106/108   Groudon      Promotion
107/108   Darkrai      Promotion
108/108   Tornadus      Promotion
109/108   Gardevoir     Promotion
110/108   Archeops     Promotion
111/108   Pokémon Catcher I   Promotion
 

Dark Rush
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
001/069   Bulbasaur     Promotion
002/069   Ivysaur     Promotion
003/069   Venusaur     Promotion
004/069   Carnivine     Promotion
005/069   Karrablast     Promotion
006/069   Shelmet     Promotion
007/069   Accelgor     Promotion
008/069   Flareon     Promotion
009/069   Entei      Promotion
010/069   Torchic     Promotion
011/069   Combusken     Promotion
012/069   Blaziken     Promotion
013/069   Heatmor     Promotion
014/069   Larvesta     Promotion
015/069   Volcarona     Promotion
016/069   Slowpoke     Promotion
017/069   Slowbro     Promotion
018/069   Vaporeon     Promotion
019/069   Piplup     Promotion
020/069   Prinplup     Promotion
021/069   Empoleon     Promotion
022/069   Ducklett     Promotion
023/069   Swanna     Promotion
024/069   Jolteon     Promotion
025/069   Raikou      Promotion
026/069   Plusle     Promotion
027/069   Minun     Promotion
028/069   Joltik     Promotion
029/069   Galvantula     Promotion
030/069   Tynamo     Promotion
031/069   Eelektrik     Promotion
032/069   Eelektross     Promotion
033/069   Espeon     Promotion
034/069   Slowking     Promotion
035/069   Woobat     Promotion
036/069   Swoobat     Promotion
037/069   Yamask     Promotion
038/069   Cofagrigus     Promotion
039/069   Aerodactyl     Promotion
040/069   Drilbur     Promotion
041/069   Excadrill     Promotion
042/069   Umbreon     Promotion
043/069   Sableye     Promotion
044/069   Darkrai      Promotion
045/069   Sandile     Promotion
046/069   Krokorok     Promotion
047/069   Krookodile     Promotion
048/069   Zorua     Promotion
049/069   Zoroark     Promotion
050/069   Vullaby     Promotion
051/069   Mandibuzz     Promotion
052/069   Escavalier     Promotion
053/069   Klink     Promotion
054/069   Klang     Promotion
055/069   Klinklang     Promotion
056/069   Chansey     Promotion
057/069   Blissey     Promotion
058/069   Eevee     Promotion
059/069   Lillipup     Promotion
060/069   Herdier     Promotion
061/069   Stoutland     Promotion
062/069   Tornadus      Promotion
063/069   Enhanced Hammer I   Promotion
064/069   Dark Patch I   Promotion
065/069   Rare Candy I   Promotion
066/069   Old Amber Aerodactyl I   Promotion
067/069   Dark Claw I   Promotion
068/069   Hooligans Jim & Cas Su   Promotion
069/069   Twist Mountain St   Promotion
070/069   Entei      Promotion
071/069   Raikou      Promotion
072/069   Darkrai      Promotion
073/069   Tornadus      Promotion
074/069   Gardevoir     Promotion
075/069   Archeops     Promotion
076/069   Pokémon Catcher I   Promotion
 

Gallery

English Venusaur pack
English Darkrai pack
English Excadrill pack
English Scrafty pack
Japanese Dark Rush pack
Japanese Dark Rush
booster box
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins


Languages this set is released in

The Dark Rush set is released in Japanese and Korean. The Japanese set is only available in 1st edition, and the Korean set is only available in unlimited edition. The Dark Explorers set is released in English, German, French, and Italian, with cards also available as Reverse Holos.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Explorateurs Obscurs
  German Erforscher der Finsternis
  Italian Esploratori delle Tenebre
  Korean 다크러시 Dark Rush
  Brazilian Portuguese Exploradores da Escuridão
  Russian Тёмные Исследователи Tyomnyye Issledovateli
  Spanish Oscuros Exploradores *



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Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions and releases
Bold indicates a main expansion. Italics indicate a special set. Releases that are entirely composed of prints from other releases are small.
Black & White Series
BW Black Star Promos
Black & White: Green TornadoRed FrenzyBlue Assault
McDonald's CollectionBlack & White Trainer Kit
Emerging Powers: Power PlayToxic Tricks
Noble Victories: Fast DazeFurious Knights
Next Destinies: Explosive EdgeVoltage Vortex
Dark Explorers: ShadowsRaiders
McDonald's Collection 2012
Dragons Exalted: DragonSpeedDragonSnarl
Dragon Vault
Boundaries Crossed: Ice ShockCold Fire
Plasma Storm: Plasma ClawPlasma Shadow
Plasma Freeze: Frost RayPsy Crusher
Plasma Blast: Mind WipeSolar Strike
Red Genesect CollectionMcDonald's Collection 2013
Legendary Treasures
BW Era
BW-P Promotional cards
Journey PartnersBeginning Set
Black CollectionWhite Collection
Battle Strength DecksBattle Theme Deck: Victini
Red Collection
Psycho DriveHail Blizzard
Reshiram-EX Battle Strength DeckZekrom-EX Battle Strength DeckBattle Gift Set: Thundurus vs Tornadus
Dark Rush
Dragon Selection
Dragon BlastDragon Blade: Hydreigon Half DeckGarchomp Half Deck
Keldeo Battle Strength DeckNational Beginning Set
Freeze BoltCold Flare
Plasma Gale: Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck
Master Deck Build Box EXBlack Kyurem-EX Battle Strength DeckWhite Kyurem-EX Battle Strength DeckTeam Plasma Battle Gift SetEveryone's Exciting Battle
Spiral ForceThunder Knuckle
Shiny Collection
Megalo Cannon: Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck
EX Battle BoostMewtwo vs Genesect Deck Kit