Emerging Powers (TCG)

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Emerging Powers SetSymbolEmerging Powers.png
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Cards in set 98
Set number 49
Release date August 31, 2011
Theme Decks

Power Play (FightingWater)
Toxic Tricks (PsychicFire)

Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Emerging Powers is the name given to the second main expansion of cards from the Black & White Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It does not have a main expansion as a Japanese equivalent. The set continues to feature Generation V Pokémon in the card game.


Forces Unveiled, Strengths Revealed... Powers Emerged!

The secrets of the Unova region are now yours to command! In the Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Emerging Powers expansion, astonishing new Pokémon are available for the very first time, including the rare and powerful Legendary Pokémon Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Thundurus, and Tornadus! With brand-new Item cards to revitalize your deck, the Black & White—Emerging Powers expansion offers Trainers all of the amazing new strategies of Unova!


Emerging Powers is the name given to the second main expansion of the Black & White Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It does not have a main expansion as a Japanese equivalent. It is based on Pokémon Black and White, featuring Generation V Pokémon and the Legendary Pokémon Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, Tornadus, and Thundurus. It was released on August 31, 2011.

A new type of Reverse Holofoil was introduced, replacing the plain Mirror Holofoil pattern. The new Reverse Holofoil featured the card's Energy symbols (for Pokémon) or Poké Ball (for Trainer cards) on the entire card excluding the artwork.

Beginning with this expansion, all Theme Decks and booster packs came with a QR code card to redeem digital versions of them in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
30/98   Beartic   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Next Destinies Stage 1 Blisters exclusive
30/98   Beartic   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cosmos Holo Water Gym Collector Pack exclusive
40/98   Scolipede   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Toxic Tricks Theme Deck exclusive
49/98   Roggenrola   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Next Destinies Stage 2 Blisters exclusive
51/98   Boldore   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Next Destinies Stage 2 Blisters exclusive
53/98   Gigalith   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] "Emerging Powers" stamp Prerelease promo
53/98   Gigalith   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Staff "Emerging Powers" stamp Prerelease promo
53/98   Gigalith   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Next Destinies Stage 2 Blisters exclusive
56/98   Excadrill   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cosmos Holo Dragons Exalted Stage 1 Blisters exclusive
62/98   Krookodile   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Power Play Theme Deck exclusive
82/98   Unfezant   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo Pokémon League Jet Season (April 2012)
95/98   Pokémon Catcher I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crosshatch Holo 2012 Player Rewards (Tier 3)

Set list

Emerging Powers
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/98   Pansage     Promotion
2/98   Simisage     Promotion
3/98   Sewaddle     Promotion
4/98   Sewaddle     Promotion
5/98   Swadloon     Promotion
6/98   Swadloon     Promotion
7/98   Leavanny     Promotion
8/98   Leavanny     Promotion
9/98   Cottonee     Promotion
10/98   Cottonee     Promotion
11/98   Whimsicott     Promotion
12/98   Whimsicott     Promotion
13/98   Petilil     Promotion
14/98   Lilligant     Promotion
15/98   Deerling     Promotion
16/98   Sawsbuck     Promotion
17/98   Virizion     Promotion
18/98   Pansear     Promotion
19/98   Simisear     Promotion
20/98   Darumaka     Promotion
21/98   Darmanitan     Promotion
22/98   Panpour     Promotion
23/98   Simipour     Promotion
24/98   Basculin     Promotion
25/98   Basculin     Promotion
26/98   Ducklett     Promotion
27/98   Swanna     Promotion
28/98   Cubchoo     Promotion
29/98   Cubchoo     Promotion
30/98   Beartic     Promotion
31/98   Beartic     Promotion
32/98   Emolga     Promotion
33/98   Joltik     Promotion
34/98   Galvantula     Promotion
35/98   Thundurus     Promotion
36/98   Woobat     Promotion
37/98   Swoobat     Promotion
38/98   Venipede     Promotion
39/98   Whirlipede     Promotion
40/98   Scolipede     Promotion
41/98   Sigilyph     Promotion
42/98   Sigilyph     Promotion
43/98   Gothita     Promotion
44/98   Gothita     Promotion
45/98   Gothorita     Promotion
46/98   Gothorita     Promotion
47/98   Gothitelle     Promotion
48/98   Gothitelle     Promotion
49/98   Roggenrola     Promotion
50/98   Roggenrola     Promotion
51/98   Boldore     Promotion
52/98   Boldore     Promotion
53/98   Gigalith     Promotion
54/98   Drilbur     Promotion
55/98   Drilbur     Promotion
56/98   Excadrill     Promotion
57/98   Excadrill     Promotion
58/98   Throh     Promotion
59/98   Sawk     Promotion
60/98   Sandile     Promotion
61/98   Krokorok     Promotion
62/98   Krookodile     Promotion
63/98   Terrakion     Promotion
64/98   Purrloin     Promotion
65/98   Liepard     Promotion
66/98   Zorua     Promotion
67/98   Zoroark     Promotion
68/98   Vullaby     Promotion
69/98   Mandibuzz     Promotion
70/98   Ferroseed     Promotion
71/98   Ferroseed     Promotion
72/98   Ferrothorn     Promotion
73/98   Ferrothorn     Promotion
74/98   Klink     Promotion
75/98   Klang     Promotion
76/98   Klinklang     Promotion
77/98   Cobalion     Promotion
78/98   Patrat     Promotion
79/98   Watchog     Promotion
80/98   Pidove     Promotion
81/98   Tranquill     Promotion
82/98   Unfezant     Promotion
83/98   Audino     Promotion
84/98   Minccino     Promotion
85/98   Cinccino     Promotion
86/98   Rufflet     Promotion
87/98   Rufflet     Promotion
88/98   Braviary     Promotion
89/98   Tornadus     Promotion
90/98   Bianca Su   Promotion
91/98   Cheren Su   Promotion
92/98   Crushing Hammer I   Promotion
93/98   Great Ball I   Promotion
94/98   Max Potion I   Promotion
95/98   Pokémon Catcher I   Promotion
96/98   Recycle I   Promotion
97/98   Thundurus     Promotion
98/98   Tornadus     Promotion


English Darmanitan pack
English Braviary pack
English Cobalion pack
English Tornadus pack
Sampling Pack
The Sneak-Peek Tins
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 Emerging Powers set is released in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, with cards also available as Reverse Holos (with the exception of the Portuguese set).

In other languages

Language Title
  French Pouvoirs Émergents
  German Aufstreben der Mächtigen
  Italian Nuove Forze
  Brazilian Portuguese Poderes Emergentes
  Russian Возникновение Энергии Vozniknoveniye Energii
  Spanish Fuerzas Emergentes

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