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'''Black & White — Dragons Exalted''' (Japanese: '''リューズブラスト・リューノブレード''' ''Dragon Blast · Dragon Blade'') is the name given to the sixth main expansion of cards from the English ''Black & White'' Series of the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]]. The Japanese release is the fifth of the BW era.
 
==Description==
''The Timemight of dragons is yours to control in a way that can change your game forever—as a brand-new Energy type! Rayquaza. Giratina. Hydreigon. Few Pokémon inspire awe and wonder like Dragon-type Pokémon, and in the Dragons IsExalted Nowexpansion, they come ready to rule the game! CanAnd Youwith Commanda Them?grand mix of all-new Pokémon-EX and a horde of Dragon-type Pokémon to take to the skies and take the battlefield by storm, plus new Trainer cards and new Special Energy cards, you'll be ready for the roar of dragons and the glory of battle!''
 
The might of dragons is yours to control in a way that can change your game forever—as a brand-new Energy type! Rayquaza. Giratina. Hydreigon. Few Pokémon inspire awe and wonder like Dragon-type Pokémon, and in the Dragons Exalted expansion, they come ready to rule the game! And with a grand mix of all-new Pokémon-EX and a horde of Dragon-type Pokémon to take to the skies and take the battlefield by storm, plus new Trainer cards and new Special Energy cards, you’ll be ready for the roar of dragons and the glory of battle!
 
==Information==
'''Dragons Exalted''' is the first set to feature the {{ct|Dragon}} in English, including 2 Dragon-type {{TCG|Pokémon-EX}} cards, {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Rayquaza-EX|85}} and {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Giratina-EX|92}}. In addition to these two Pokémon-EX, four others were released: {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Ho-Oh-EX|22}}, {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Mew-EX|46}}, {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Terrakion-EX|71}}, and {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Registeel-EX|81}}. The set only includes all the cards from the Japanese {{TCG|Dragon Blast}} and {{TCG|Dragon Blade}} expansions, and their two accompanying half decks, the {{TCG|Garchomp Half Deck}} and the {{TCG|Hydreigon Half Deck}}, whose featured cards {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Garchomp|91}} and {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Hydreigon|98}} were later the focus of the English {{TCG|Theme Deck}}s {{TCG|DragonSpeed}} and {{TCG|DragonSnarl}}.
 
Dragons Exalted includes 128 different cards: 4 of which are {{TCG|Secret card}}s. The Ultra Rare Secret cards are Shiny Pokémon: a reprint of {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Serperior|125}} from {{TCG|Black & White}} ({{TCG|White Collection}} in Japan), a reprint ofand {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Reuniclus|126}} from {{TCG|Black & White}} ({{TCG|White Collection}} in Japan), a reprint of {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Krookodile|127}} from {{TCG|Dark Explorers}} ({{TCG|Dark Rush}} in Japan), and a card without an English release of the normal print before it, {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Rayquaza|128}}. Rayquaza's normal print was included in the Japanese {{TCG|Dragon Selection}} sub-set, which had not been released in English by the time the Shiny print was released in Dragons Exalted.
 
This set features many Pokémon whose {{TCG|Ability|Abilities}} activate when thethey come into play to evolve a player's Pokémon, such as {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Roserade|15}}, {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Ninetales|19}}, and {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Aggron|80}}. To further enhance these Abilities, {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Devolution Spray|113}} from {{TCG|Base Set}} was reprinted with the same effect of {{TCG|Neo Discovery}}'s {{TCG ID|Neo Discovery|Hyper Devolution Spray|73}}'s effect. Related to this, {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Golurk|59}} has an attack that can [[Devolution|devolve]] the Defending Pokémon.
 
Like every set since {{TCG|Next Destinies}}, the expansion features locations around [[Unova]], focusing on [[N's Castle]] and the Unova {{un|Pokémon League}}. This is most evident through the set's artwork; for example, {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Houndour|74}} can be found in [[N's Castle]] and {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Gyarados|24}} is depicted outside the Pokémon League. These aren't the only locations featured throughout the set as {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Hoppip|1}} is outside [[Dragonspiral Tower]] and {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Aipom|99}} is in N's Playroom.
 
The {{TCG|Prerelease cards|Prerelease promo}} is {{TCG ID|BW Promo|Altaria|48}} from the {{TCG|BW Black Star Promos}}. This card erroneously credits the illustrator as [[HiRON]] when the actual illustrator for this print is [[5ban Graphics]]. {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Magmortar|21}} is printed with an alternate artwork than the one released in the Japanese Dragon Blade. Additionally, {{TCG ID|Dragons Exalted|Hoppip|1}} was erroneously printed with Skiploom's {{game|Black and White|s}} [[Pokédex]] entry. The Hoppip error was corrected by the time of the {{merch|Black & White|Keldeo Box}} was released in October 2012.
 
Officially, the English release of the set contains 124 cards. Between alternate holofoils, promotional stamps, reverse holofoils, and Secret cards, the set contains 248 cards (not including [[error cards]]). A list of the non standard cards can be seen below.
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