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==Information==
'''Next Destinies''' introducesis the fourth expansion of the Black & White Series of the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]], and is the first to include {{TCG|Pokémon-EX}},. Pokémon-EX is a throwbackvariant of Pokémon similar to a similardifferent mechanicvariant introduced during the EX Series of the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]]: {{TCG|Pokémon-ex}}. TheThey setshare willsimilar containgameplay sixeffects, Pokémon-EXbut are different in both name and style.
 
Next Destinies includes six Pokémon-EX: {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Shaymin-EX|5}}, {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Reshiram-EX|22}}, {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Kyurem-EX|38}}, {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Zekrom-EX|51}}, {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Mewtwo-EX|54}}, and {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Regigigas-EX|82}}. All six were given two different prints, one regular version, and one {{TCG|Full Art card|Full Art}} version each. Shaymin-EX and Mewtwo-EX come from the Japanese '''Psycho Drive''' expansion, while Kyurem-EX and Regigigas-EX come from the Japanese '''Hail Blizzard''' expansion. Reshiam-EX and Zekrom-EX come from the {{TCG|Reshiram EX Battle Strength Deck}} and the {{TCG|Zekrom EX Battle Strength Deck}}, respectively. Psycho Drive's {{TCG ID|Psycho Drive|Kyogre-EX|15}} and Hail Blizzard's {{TCG ID|Hail Blizzard|Groudon-EX|32}} were not included in the English release for the set, and were instead saved for the subsequent set, {{TCG|Dark Explorers}}.
 
Included in the set are Pokémon from outside the [[Unova]] [[region]]. Almost 40 Pokémon from before [[Generation V]] are included in the expansion. Because of the mainstream inclusion of Pokémon not native to the Unova region, the {{TCG|Secret card}}s changed. Previously, Secret cards in the {{TCG|Black & White}} and {{TCG|Noble Victories}} expansions were of popular Pokémon that were extremely rare to Unova, specifically, {{p|Pikachu}} and {{p|Meowth}}. Starting with the Next Destinies expansion, the Secret cards depicted [[Shiny Pokémon]]. These Shiny Pokémon were reprints of popular cards released previously during the Black & White Series. The included cards were {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Emboar|100}} from {{TCG|Black & White}} ({{TCG|Black Collection}} in Japan), {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Chandelure|101}} from {{TCG|Noble Victories}} ({{TCG|Red Collection}} in Japan), {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Zoroark|102}} from {{TCG|Black & White}} ({{TCG|White Collection}} in Japan), and {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Hydreigon|103}} from {{TCG|Noble Victories}} ({{TCG|Red Collection}} in Japan).
 
Because Pokémon-EX are all {{TCG|Basic Pokémon|Basic}} Legendary Pokémon, some of the {{TCG|Trainer card}}s are designed to benefit only Basics. {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Skyarrow Bridge|91}} lessens each Basic Pokémon's Retreat by {{e}}, and {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Prism Energy|93}} provides every type of Energy when attached to a Basic. Also included was a reprint of {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Double Colorless Energy|92}}, which many of the Pokémon in Next Destinies can utilize. A significant amount of Pokémon, such as {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Pinsir|1}}, {{TCG ID|Noble Victories|Reuniclus|52}} (which originated from Psycho Drive), and {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Cinccino|85}}, have 90 HP or less in order to utilize {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Level Ball|89}}. The same can be said for {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Heavy Ball|88}}, which can be utilized by {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Cubchoo|36}}, {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Darmanitan|60}}, and {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Hippowdon|66}}. {{TCG|Emerging Powers}} {{TCG ID|Emerging Powers|Ferrothorn|73}}, which originated from {{TCG|Psycho Drive}}, is one of a few Pokémon that can utilize both.
 
The expansion focuses on [[Castelia City]] and the surrounding area. As such, much of the artwork features places around the city, such as {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Vanillite|31}} depicted at the {{DL|Castelia City|Casteliacone}} ice cream stand, and {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Meowth|80}} on the docks. Some, such as {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Grimer|52}} in [[Castelia Sewers]], foreshadowed locations that would later become accessible in {{game|Black 2 and White 2|s}}.
 
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The {{TCG|Prerelease cards|Prerelease promo}} for this set is {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Arcanine|12}}. This set contains one error card: {{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Zoroark|102}}. The graphic border near the HP is the graphic used for Stage 2 Pokémon, though Zoroark is a Stage 1. The error was eventually corrected in later print runs.
 
Officially, the English release of the set contains 99 cards. Between alternate holofoils, promotional stamps, reverse holofoils, and Secret cards, the set contains 204 cards (not including [[error cards]]). A list of the non standard cards can be seen below.
 
The expansion focuses on [[Castelia City]] and the surrounding area. As such, much of the artwork features places around the city, such as {{TCG IDSetlist/header|Hailtitle=<span Blizzard|Vanillite|16}}style="color:#FFFFFF">Additional depicted at the {{DLcards</span>|Castelia Citytablecol=E6383E|Casteliacone}} ice cream stand, and {{TCG IDbordercol=444444|Psycho Drivecellcol=C3C3C3|Meowthpromo=yes|45symbol=no}} on the docks.
{{Setlist/entry|12/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Arcanine|12}}|Fire|||"Next Destinies" stamp {{TCG|Prerelease cards|Prerelease promo}}}}
{{Setlist/entry|12/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Arcanine|12}}|Fire|||Staff "Next Destinies" stamp {{TCG|Prerelease cards|Prerelease promo}}}}
{{Setlist/entry|18/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Litwick|18}}|Fire|||Cracked Ice Holo {{merch|Black & White|Dragons Exalted Blisters}} exclusive}}
{{Setlist/entry|19/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Lampent|19}}|Fire|||Cracked Ice Holo {{merch|Black & White|Dragons Exalted Blisters}} exclusive}}
{{Setlist/entry|20/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Chandelure|20}}|Fire|||Cracked Ice Holo {{merch|Black & White|Dragons Exalted Blisters}} exclusive}}
{{Setlist/entry|20/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Chandelure|20}}|Fire|||Non Holo {{TCG|Explosive Edge}} theme deck exclusive}}
{{Setlist/entry|21/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Reshiram|21}}|Fire|||Tinsel Holo {{TCG|Explosive Edge}} theme deck exclusive}}
{{Setlist/entry|43/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Shinx|43}}|Lightning|||Cracked Ice Holo {{merch|Black & White|Dark Explorers Blisters}} exclusive}}
{{Setlist/entry|46/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Luxray|46}}|Lightning|||Cracked Ice Holo {{merch|Black & White|Dark Explorers Blisters}} exclusive}}
{{Setlist/entry|46/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Luxray|46}}|Lightning|||Non Holo {{TCG|Voltage Vortex}} theme deck exclusive}}
{{Setlist/entry|50/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Zekrom|50}}|Lightning|||Tinsel Holo {{TCG|Voltage Vortex}} theme deck exclusive}}
{{Setlist/entry|64/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Lucario|64}}|Fighting|||Cosmos Holo {{merch|Black & White|Dark Explorers Blisters}} exclusive}}
{{Setlist/entry|74/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Scrafty|74}}|Darkness|||Non Holo {{TCG|Voltage Vortex}} theme deck exclusive}}
{{Setlist/entry|43/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Persian|81}}|Colorless|||Cosmos Holo {{merch|Black & White|Dark Explorers Blisters}} exclusive}}
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==Card lists==