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Next Destinies (TCG)

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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}}. This set also features the work of four illustrators new to the TCG: [[James Turner]], [[Maiko Fujiwara]], [[Tomohiro Kitakaze]], and [[Megumi Mizutani]]. These four illustrators are all listed under "Pokémon design" on the [[Staff of Pokémon Black and White|credits of Pokémon Black and White]].
[[File:Psycho Drive Hail Blizzard logo.png|thumb|left|Psycho Drive · Hail Blizzard, the logo for the Japanese counterparts]]