Pokémon TCG: Platinum (Japanese: ギンガの覇道Galactic's Conquest) is the name given to the first main expansion of cards from the Platinum Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (the DPt Era in Japan). The set continues to feature Generation IV Pokémon and Pokémon LV.X in the card game.
The Pokémon TCG: Platinum expansion puts you in the middle of the action when you face challenges no Trainer has ever encountered before! From incredible Pokémon LV.X like Giratina to the mysterious new Lost Zone, from the newly discovered Pokémon Shaymin to the villainous Team Galactic, you'll discover worlds you never knew existed and fight battles you never knew were possible. The Pokémon TCG: Platinum is your first step into the next great Pokémon TCG adventure!
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Platinum is the name given to the first main expansion of the Platinum Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as Galactic's Conquest, the first expansion in the Pokémon Card Game DPt Era. It is based on Pokémon Platinum, featuring Generation IV Pokémon, Team Galactic, and Giratina and Shaymin in both of their Formes. The English expansion was released on February 11, 2009, while the Japanese expansion was released on October 10, 2008.
Platinum introduced Pokémon SP, a type of Pokémon. All Pokémon SP are Basic Pokémon, had a yellow and gray card border, a SP symbol on the bottom left and a headshot of their owner on the bottom right corner of the artwork. The first variant of Pokémon SP introduced was the Pokémon , Pokémon that were owned by Team Galactic. It also introduced the Lost Zone, an area where discarded Pokémon could not be brought back into play.
The Galactic's Conquest set is only released in Japanese, in both 1st and unlimited edition. The Platinum set is released in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Cards in the English, German, French, and Italian sets were also available as Reverse Holos. The Spanish version of this set lacked any Reverse Holos.