Out of the Desert, into the Sandstorm!
The EX Sandstorm expansion features dozens of new Pokémon, including exciting Pokémon-ex evolution cards like Raichu ex! Combine the power of two Pokémon with new link attacks! Harness the power of the Sandstorm and blow away the competition!
The brand new Pokémon-e TCG: EX Sandstorm unleashes a flurry of exciting new cards for Pokémon trainers to master! New Pokémon-ex evolution cards allow your already powerful Pokémon to evolve into even more powerful Pokémon-ex! New attacks allow you to harness the Poké-Powers of two Pokémon into one powerful blast! Unleash the power of EX Sandstorm on your opponents, before they turn the power of the storm on you!
EX Sandstorm is the name given to the second main expansion of the EX Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as Miracle of the Desert, the second expansion in the Pokémon Card Game ADV Era. It is based on Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, featuring Generation III Pokémon. The English expansion was released on September 18, 2003, while the Japanese expansion was released on April 18, 2003.
EX Sandstorm was the first Pokémon USA expansion to have an affiliated Prerelease promo card. Under the supervision of a revamped Play! Pokémon, sanctioned Prerelease events became an integral part of the yearly calendar, and have been held before the release of every expansion since.
The Miracle of the Desert set is only released in Japanese, in both 1st and unlimited edition. The EX Sandstorm set is released in English, French, German, and Italian, with cards also available as Reverse Holos. The non-holo Uncommons in the Japanese, English, French, German, and Italian sets are available with two different codes at the bottom-left; the non-holo Commons in the Japanese set are available with four different codes at the bottom-left; and the non-Holo Commons in the English, French, German, and Italian sets have three different codes available. The purpose of these different codes is still unknown, but occurred throughout the first halve of the EX era.