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Ultra Prism (TCG)

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'''Ultra Prism''' is the name given to the fifth main expansion of the ''Sun & Moon Series'' of the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]]. In Japan, it was released as the '''Ultra Sun · Ultra Moon''' dual sets that make up the fifth expansion block in the Pokémon Card Game Sun & Moon Era. It is the first expansion to be centered around [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon]], which was released about one month beforehand. The expansion introduces {{TCG|Prism Star}} cards to the Trading Card Game. Prism Star cards are more powerful Basic Pokémon, Supporter cards, and Energy cards that a player can only play one copy of in each deck. Additionally, the [[Lost Zone]] is reintroduced, with Prism Star cards going to the Lost Zone when discarded. The English expansion was released on February 2, 2018, while the Japanese subsets were released on December 8, 2017.
 
The expansion introduces and reintroduces several elements to the Trading Card Game. {{TCG|Prism Star}} cards are a brand new classification of cards and consist of more powerful Basic Pokémon, Trainer cards, and Energy cards that a player can only play one copy of in each deck. Additionally, the [[Lost Zone]] returns, with Prism Star cards going to the Lost Zone when discarded. This set also brings [[Fossil]] Pokémon into the Sun & Moon Series, having returned to the original mechanic of Evolving Fossil Pokémon from a shared Trainer card (this time known as {{TCG|Unidentified Fossil}}) which can be played as a Basic Pokémon. The Japanese Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon sets also began two trends which would be followed by the next several main expansions in Japan: basing the cards on a mix of [[Generation VII]] and an older generation, and featuring two separate cards for every Basic Pokémon which evolves twice (typically one has greater utility at the cost of lower HP).
 
 
Ultra Prism contains 173 cards, including 10 new {{TCG|Pokémon-GX}}, 6 new Prism Star cards, and several Pokémon native to the [[Alola]] and [[Sinnoh]] regions. The Japanese equivalent Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon each feature 78 cards (excluding {{TCG|Secret card}}s), with Ultra Sun featuring Dusk Mane {{p|Necrozma}} and Ultra Moon featuring Dawn Wings Necrozma. The English expansion brought together the release of the two Japanese subsets and the {{TCG|GX Battle Boost}} subset.
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