Diving from the edge of space, Mega Rayquaza-EX makes its magnificent debut while Mega Latios-EX and a horde of Dragon types bellow their challenge! With high-flying superstars like Deoxys, Dragonite, Zekrom, Hydreigon-EX, and Thundurus-EX, the Pokémon TCG: XY—Roaring Skies expansion calls you to battle higher, faster, stronger—and with all-new boosts like Mega Turbo and Double Dragon Energy cards, the sky’s the limit! Ascend to the clouds and soar to victory!
Roaring Skies and the Japanese release Emerald Break are the sixth expansions of the English XY Series and the Japanese XY Era, respectively. The set continues to feature Mega Evolution as powerful Pokémon-EX and centers around the Sky High Pokémon Rayquaza. It was released in Japan on March 14, 2015, and on May 6, 2015 in English. Roaring Skies contains 110 cards, pulling together Emerald Break's 91 cards and the Japanese M Rayquaza-EX Mega Battle Deck.
The expansion features 11 Pokémon-EX, 4 of which are Mega Pokémon-EX. The English booster packs feature artwork by Ryota Murayama of Mega Gallade, Mega Rayquaza, Mega Latios, and Deoxys, with the TOKIYATheme Deck illustrations featuring Articuno and Zapdos. Much like the Japanese Wild Blaze expansion one year before, Emerald Break sets off a series of tournaments by the name of the Rayquaza Mega Battle, providing fans with numerous new merchandise opportunities.
The set introduces representations of in-game Flying-type Pokémon that never utilized their Colorless-type status before, such as Shaymin and Skarmory. After being previewed in the XY-P Promotional Gym Challenge Pack for the months of February 2015-April 2015, the set flourishes the Δ series of Ancient Traits.
The prerelease card for this set is Altaria with its Ancient Trait.