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'''Next Destinies''' is 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 variant of Pokémon similar to a different variant introduced during the EX Series: {{TCG|Pokémon-ex}}. They share similar gameplay effects, but are different in both name and style. Pokémon-EX are more powerful versions of Pokémon, giving Trainers great rewards when used effectively, however, Trainers also suffer heavier losses when they are defeated.
 
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. ReshiamReshiram-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 this 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 this 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).
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