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EX Delta Species (TCG)

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'''EX Delta Species''' (Japanese: '''ホロンの研究塔''' ''Holon Research Tower'') is the name given to an Expansion of cards and [[Theme Deck]]s for the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]]. It is the first Expansion to feature [[δ Delta Species]].{{TCGExpansionInfobox
| setname = EX Delta Species
| jasetname = ホロンの研究塔
| transsetname = Holon Research Tower
| setlogo = EX11-Logo.png
| encards = 114
| ensetnum = 26
| enrelease = October 31, 2005
| jacards = 86
| jasetnum = 28
| jarelease = October 28, 2005
| deck1 = {{TCG|Breakthrough}}
| deck1type = {{ene|Grass}}{{ene|Lightning}}
| deck2 = {{TCG|Steeplechase}}
| deck2type = {{ene|Fire}}
| alt = Delta Species
}}
 
[[Image:Exdeltaspecies.gif|frame|'''EX Delta Species''' (Japanese: '''ホロンの研究塔''' ''Holon Research Tower'') is the name given to the first expansion of cards of the Delta Species era of the Trading Card Game. It is also the eleventh EX setSeries logoexpansion.]]
 
=Set size=Information==
*114In cardsJapan, Holon Research Tower was released after {{TCG|EX Legend Maker|Mirage Forest}}; however, due to a translation issue, the sets' releases were switched in English-language territories, causing the set to be released in North America and the United Kingdom just three days after its release in Japan. However, due to Pokémon Organized Play's prereleases, for the first time in the history of the TCG, the entire set was available in English before in Japanese.
*86 cards in Japanese release
 
[[Image:EX11The set introduces the Holon Research Tower, located in the middle of the Mirage Forest (which was introduced in {{TCG|EX Legend Maker}}, hence why it was to be released before Delta Species); it is the home of scientists who conduct research on Mew and strange new Pokémon. These Pokémon have been altered by a wave of electromagnetic radiation produced by an experiment gone awry at Holon labs. The result is a new species of Pokémon called the Delta Species, symbolized by the lower-Symbolcase delta (δ).gif These new Pokémon possess types different from their original and some, in their fully evolved forms, are partially {{TCG|frameMetal}}-types. They could be considered a counterpart to {{TCG|TheDark symbolPokémon}} forin the EX series. EX Delta Species isalso theintroduces Holon's ResearchPokémon, which are unique as they can double as Special Energy cards, and new Trainer cards which centralise themselves around the Holon Tower community.]]
 
=Sequence=Similar to cards belonging to [[Team Magma]], [[Team Aqua]] and [[Team Rocket]], the card layout was visually enhanced for δ Delta Species Pokémon: -
*26thδ EnglishDelta ExpansionSpecies Pokémon have a character window with a "double helix" effect.
*28thThey Japanesehave Expansion"δ Delta Species" next to the character name.
*They sport a "δ" symbol where the evolution stage is situated, with the evolution window being part of the "δ" in Stage 1 and Stage 2 Pokémon.
=Release dates==Trivia===
*7thThis Octoberset 2005contains -only Japanese3 Half{{TCG|Pokémon Decksex}}, a record low for any set in the EX series.
*28th October 2005 - Japanese Expansion
*31st October 2005 - English Expansion
 
Prereleases were held on the weekends of 22nd/23rd and 29th/30th October 2005.
 
=Trivia=
*The English set was released ''before'' [[EX Legend Maker (TCG)|Mirage Forest]] (Mirage Forest was before Research Tower of [[Holon]] in Japan), as there was a mix-up with translations. This once again threw the English sets out of sequence with the Japanese sets. Because of this, the English set was only a few days behind the release of the Japanese set. However, the Prereleases were held before the commercial release of the Japanese set, making this the first set in history to be revealed for the first time outside Japan.
*The set reveals the Holon Research Tower, located in the middle of the [[Mirage Forest]] (already introduced in Japan; introduced in the next English set); it is the home of scientists who conduct research on Mew and strange new Pokémon. These Pokémon have been altered by a wave of electromagnetic radiation produced by an experiment gone awry at Holon labs. The result - δ Delta Species.
*These new Pokémon possess types different from their original and some, in their fully evolved forms, are partially [[Metal (TCG)|Metal]]-types. They could be considered as the counterpart to [[Dark Pokémon (TCG)|Dark Pokémon]] in the EX series.
*EX Delta Species also introduces Holon's Pokémon, which are unique as they can double as Special Energy cards, and new Trainer cards which centralise themselves around the Holon Tower community.
*Similar to cards belonging to [[Team Magma]], [[Team Aqua]] and [[Team Rocket]], the card layout was visually enhanced for δ Delta Species Pokémon: -
**δ Delta Species Pokémon have a character window with a "double helix" effect.
**They have "δ Delta Species" next to the character name.
**They sport a "δ" symbol where the evolution stage is situated, with the evolution window being part of the "δ" in Stage 1 and Stage 2 Pokémon.
*This set contains only 3 [[Pokémon ex (TCG)|Pokémon ex]], a record low for any set in the EX series.
*The holographic rare design changed exclusively for δ Delta Species Pokémon, with the card border and Pokémon itself featuring a plain holographic treatment.
*The reverse-holographic design for this set is similar to that of the new holographic rare treatment, with same foil used but only on the background image. In addition to the background, name text and rarity symbol, the reverse-holographic versions of the holographic rares now have a holographic border and HP text. All reverse-holographics feature the EX Delta Species set logo.
*The secret box-topper card for this set is Azumarill.
*The Prereleaseprerelease card for this set is Metang δ.
 
=Theme decks=
*[[Breakthrough (TCG)|Breakthrough]]
*[[Steeplechase (TCG)|Steeplechase]]
 
=Half=Theme decks==
*[[Vaporeon===English Half Deck (TCG)|Vaporeon]]Theme Decks===
*[[Jolteon Half Deck ({{TCG)|Jolteon]]Breakthrough}}
*[[Flareon Half Deck ({{TCG)|Flareon]]Steeplechase}}
===Japanese Half Decks===
*{{TCG|Vaporeon Half Deck}}
*{{TCG|Jolteon Half Deck}}
*{{TCG|Flareon Half Deck}}
 
==Card listlists==
{| cellspacing="0" cellpadding=English"0" expansionclass="{{{class|}}} multicol" style="background:{{{bgColor|transparent}}}; width:{{{width|100%}}};"
{{Col-2}}
===English expansion===
{| {{graytable}}
|- style="background: #eaeaea;"
| 114 || {{TCG ID|EX Delta Species|Azumarill|114}} || {{e|Water}} || [[Image:Rarity Rare.png|Rare Holographic]]H
|}
{{Col-2}}
==Japanese expansion==
{| {{graytable}}
| 86 || [[Holon Energy WP (TCG)|Holon Energy WP]] || E || {{rar|Uncommon}}
|}
|}
 
{{TCG Expansions}}
 
[[Category:TCG expansion sets|Delta Species]]
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