Plasma Storm (TCG)

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BW8 redirects here, due to a series identifier mismatch between Japanese and English set releases, if you were looking for the Japanese set with this series identifier see Plasma Freeze (TCG).
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Plasma Storm
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Cards in set English: 138
Japanese: 79
Set number English: 55
Japanese: 50
Release date English: February 6, 2013
Japanese: September 14, 2012
Theme Decks

Plasma Claw (FireWaterDragon)
Plasma Shadow (PsychicGrass)

Freeze Bolt • Cold Flare
Plasma Gale
Spiral Force • Thunder Knuckle

Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Plasma Storm (Japanese: プラズマゲイル Plasma Gale) is the name given to the eighth main expansion of cards from the Black & White Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It is the seventh main expansion from the BW Era of the Pokémon Card Game in Japan. The set continues to feature Generation V Pokémon, Pokémon-EX, and ACE SPEC in the card game.


There Can Be No Calm Before This Storm!

Clouds gather, Energy crackles, and when you play the Pokémon TCG: Black & White—Plasma Storm expansion, a new force will be felt as the tempestuous Team Plasma makes its debut! All must make ready for a new battlefield, featuring electrifying Team Plasma Pokémon, game-changing Trainer cards, and Team Plasma Pokémon-EX such as Articuno-EX, Zapdos-EX, and Lugia-EX. And, as all-new, powerful ACE SPEC cards blast the balance of power and even more amazing Pokémon-EX race into battle, a question must be asked: Trainers, are you ready? Prepare for the Plasma Storm!


Plasma Gale logo

Plasma Storm is the name given to the eighth main expansion of the Black & White Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as Plasma Gale, the seventh expansion in the Pokémon Card Game BW Era. It is based on Pokémon Black and White, featuring Generation V Pokémon and Team Plasma. The English expansion was released on February 6, 2013, while the Japanese expansion was released on September 14, 2012.

The card design was visually enhanced for Team Plasma cards. The card border and artwork window were blue and the Stage strip, Evolution circle, the curvy strips, the border of the Pokémon's data, and the Pokédex entry border were blue and silver. A Team Plasma bar was located below the HP and type symbol. The Team Plasma logo was featured in the attack box and description box of Trainer cards. Full Art prints of Team Plasma Pokémon-EX have the Team Plasma logo in the artwork. Team Plasma Pokémon have a blue aura surrounding the Pokémon.

Whismur, Loudred and Exploud, and Lugia-EX were misplaced in the card order. Whismur (#293), Loudred (#294), and Exploud (#295) were placed before Lugia (#249).

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
14/135   Moltres    Sheen Holo Moltres Legendary Battle Deck exclusive
17/135   Infernape   Non Holo Plasma Claw Theme Deck exclusive
25/135   Articuno    Sheen Holo Articuno Legendary Battle Deck exclusive
46/135   Magnezone   Non Holo Zapdos Legendary Battle Deck exclusive
48/135   Zapdos    Sheen Holo Zapdos Legendary Battle Deck exclusive
58/135   Weezing   Non Holo Plasma Shadow Theme Deck exclusive
61/135   Gallade   Cosmos Holo XY Three Pack Blisters exclusive
62/135   Giratina   Cracked Ice Holo Plasma Shadow Theme Deck exclusive
94/135   Druddigon   Cracked Ice Holo Plasma Claw Theme Deck exclusive
95/135   Black Kyurem    Sheen Holo Battle Arena Decks: Black Kyurem vs. White Kyurem exclusive
96/135   White Kyurem    Sheen Holo Battle Arena Decks: Black Kyurem vs. White Kyurem exclusive
118/135   Colress Su Crosshatch Holo 2012-2013 Player Rewards (Tier 2)
120/135   Escape Rope I Mirror Holo Pokémon League Yveltal Season (April 2014)
123/135   Hypnotoxic Laser I Crosshatch Holo 2012-2013 Player Rewards (Tier 3)

Corrected error cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
135/135   Colress Su Some prints were printed without the special etching treatment

Set lists

Plasma Storm
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/135   Turtwig     Promotion
2/135   Grotle     Promotion
3/135   Torterra     Promotion
4/135   Combee     Promotion
5/135   Vespiquen     Promotion
6/135   Cherubi     Promotion
7/135   Cherrim     Promotion
8/135   Sewaddle     Promotion
9/135   Swadloon     Promotion
10/135   Leavanny     Promotion
11/135   Maractus     Promotion
12/135   Foongus     Promotion
13/135   Amoonguss     Promotion
14/135   Moltres      Promotion
15/135   Chimchar     Promotion
16/135   Monferno     Promotion
17/135   Infernape     Promotion
18/135   Victini      Promotion
19/135   Pansear     Promotion
20/135   Simisear     Promotion
21/135   Litwick     Promotion
22/135   Lampent     Promotion
23/135   Heatmor     Promotion
24/135   Squirtle     Promotion
25/135   Articuno      Promotion
26/135   Swinub     Promotion
27/135   Piloswine     Promotion
28/135   Mamoswine     Promotion
29/135   Lotad     Promotion
30/135   Lombre     Promotion
31/135   Ludicolo     Promotion
32/135   Carvanha     Promotion
33/135   Sharpedo     Promotion
34/135   Manaphy     Promotion
35/135   Vanillite     Promotion
36/135   Vanillish     Promotion
37/135   Vanilluxe     Promotion
38/135   Frillish     Promotion
39/135   Jellicent     Promotion
40/135   Cubchoo     Promotion
41/135   Beartic     Promotion
42/135   Magnemite     Promotion
43/135   Magnemite     Promotion
44/135   Magneton     Promotion
45/135   Magneton     Promotion
46/135   Magnezone     Promotion
47/135   Magnezone     Promotion
48/135   Zapdos      Promotion
49/135   Rotom     Promotion
50/135   Joltik     Promotion
51/135   Galvantula     Promotion
52/135   Zubat     Promotion
53/135   Zubat     Promotion
54/135   Golbat     Promotion
55/135   Crobat     Promotion
56/135   Koffing     Promotion
57/135   Koffing     Promotion
58/135   Weezing     Promotion
59/135   Ralts     Promotion
60/135   Kirlia     Promotion
61/135   Gallade     Promotion
62/135   Giratina     Promotion
63/135   Trubbish     Promotion
64/135   Trubbish     Promotion
65/135   Trubbish     Promotion
66/135   Garbodor     Promotion
67/135   Garbodor     Promotion
68/135   Elgyem     Promotion
69/135   Elgyem     Promotion
70/135   Beheeyem     Promotion
71/135   Phanpy     Promotion
72/135   Donphan     Promotion
73/135   Lunatone     Promotion
74/135   Solrock     Promotion
75/135   Riolu     Promotion
76/135   Riolu     Promotion
77/135   Lucario     Promotion
78/135   Lucario     Promotion
79/135   Timburr     Promotion
80/135   Gurdurr     Promotion
81/135   Conkeldurr     Promotion
82/135   Purrloin     Promotion
83/135   Purrloin     Promotion
84/135   Liepard     Promotion
85/135   Scraggy     Promotion
86/135   Scrafty     Promotion
87/135   Skarmory     Promotion
88/135   Klink     Promotion
89/135   Klang     Promotion
90/135   Klinklang     Promotion
91/135   Durant     Promotion
92/135   Durant     Promotion
93/135   Cobalion      Promotion
94/135   Druddigon     Promotion
95/135   Black Kyurem      Promotion
96/135   White Kyurem      Promotion
97/135   Clefairy     Promotion
98/135   Clefable     Promotion
99/135   Doduo     Promotion
100/135   Dodrio     Promotion
101/135   Snorlax     Promotion
102/135   Togepi     Promotion
103/135   Togetic     Promotion
104/135   Togekiss     Promotion
105/135   Whismur     Promotion
106/135   Loudred     Promotion
107/135   Exploud     Promotion
108/135   Lugia      Promotion
109/135   Skitty     Promotion
110/135   Patrat     Promotion
111/135   Patrat     Promotion
112/135   Watchog     Promotion
113/135   Watchog     Promotion
114/135   Bouffalant     Promotion
115/135   Rufflet     Promotion
116/135   Braviary     Promotion
117/135   Bicycle I   Promotion
118/135   Colress Su   Promotion
119/135   Colress Machine I   Promotion
120/135   Escape Rope I   Promotion
121/135   Ether I   Promotion
122/135   Eviolite I   Promotion
123/135   Hypnotoxic Laser I   Promotion
124/135   Plasma Frigate St   Promotion
125/135   Team Plasma Grunt Su   Promotion
126/135   Virbank City Gym St   Promotion
127/135   Plasma Energy   E   Promotion
128/135   Dowsing Machine I   Promotion
129/135   Scramble Switch I   Promotion
130/135   Victory Piece I   Promotion
131/135   Victini      Promotion
132/135   Articuno      Promotion
133/135   Cobalion      Promotion
134/135   Lugia      Promotion
135/135   Colress Su   Promotion
136/135   Charizard     Promotion
137/135   Blastoise     Promotion
138/135   Random Receiver I   Promotion

Plasma Gale
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
001/070   Turtwig     Promotion
002/070   Grotle     Promotion
003/070   Torterra     Promotion
004/070   Cherubi     Promotion
005/070   Cherrim     Promotion
006/070   Maractus     Promotion
007/070   Foongus     Promotion
008/070   Amoonguss     Promotion
009/070   Chimchar     Promotion
010/070   Monferno     Promotion
011/070   Infernape     Promotion
012/070   Victini      Promotion
013/070   Pansear     Promotion
014/070   Simisear     Promotion
015/070   Heatmor     Promotion
016/070   Articuno      Promotion
017/070   Lotad     Promotion
018/070   Lombre     Promotion
019/070   Ludicolo     Promotion
020/070   Manaphy     Promotion
021/070   Cubchoo     Promotion
022/070   Beartic     Promotion
023/070   Magnemite     Promotion
024/070   Magneton     Promotion
025/070   Magnezone     Promotion
026/070   Rotom     Promotion
027/070   Zubat     Promotion
028/070   Golbat     Promotion
029/070   Crobat     Promotion
030/070   Koffing     Promotion
031/070   Weezing     Promotion
032/070   Ralts     Promotion
033/070   Kirlia     Promotion
034/070   Gallade     Promotion
035/070   Giratina     Promotion
036/070   Trubbish     Promotion
037/070   Garbodor     Promotion
038/070   Elgyem     Promotion
039/070   Beheeyem     Promotion
040/070   Phanpy     Promotion
041/070   Donphan     Promotion
042/070   Riolu     Promotion
043/070   Lucario     Promotion
044/070   Purrloin     Promotion
045/070   Liepard     Promotion
046/070   Scraggy     Promotion
047/070   Scrafty     Promotion
048/070   Durant     Promotion
049/070   Cobalion      Promotion
050/070   Druddigon     Promotion
051/070   Clefairy     Promotion
052/070   Clefable     Promotion
053/070   Doduo     Promotion
054/070   Dodrio     Promotion
055/070   Snorlax     Promotion
056/070   Togepi     Promotion
057/070   Togetic     Promotion
058/070   Togekiss     Promotion
059/070   Lugia      Promotion
060/070   Patrat     Promotion
061/070   Watchog     Promotion
062/070   Colress Machine I   Promotion
063/070   Hypnotoxic Laser I   Promotion
064/070   Colress Su   Promotion
065/070   Team Plasma Grunt Su   Promotion
066/070   Plasma Frigate St   Promotion
067/070   Plasma Energy   E   Promotion
068/070   Scramble Switch I   Promotion
069/070   Dowsing Machine I   Promotion
070/070   Victory Piece I   Promotion
071/070   Victini      Promotion
072/070   Articuno      Promotion
073/070   Cobalion      Promotion
074/070   Lugia      Promotion
075/070   Colress Su   Promotion
076/070   Skyla Su   Promotion
077/070   Charizard     Promotion
078/070   Blastoise     Promotion
079/070   Random Receiver I   Promotion


English Articuno pack
English Lugia pack
English Infernape pack
English Liepard pack
Japanese Plasma Gale pack
Japanese Plasma Gale
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Languages this set is released in

The Plasma Gale set is released in Japanese and Korean. The Japanese set is available in both 1st and unlimited edition, and the Korean set is only available in unlimited edition. The Plasma Storm set is released in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. The Portuguese set lacked any Reverse Holos, which were available in the other mentioned languages.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Tempête Plasma
  German Plasma-Sturm
  Italian Uragano Plasma
  Korean 플라스마게일 Plasma Gale
  Brazilian Portuguese Tempestade de Plasma
  Russian Шторм Плазмы Shtorm Plazmy
  Spanish Tormenta Plasma

External links

  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

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