Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games launch worldwide October 12, 2013, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, and soon after, fans of the Pokémon Trading Card Game will experience the excitement of the next generation of Pokémon—Pokémon TCG: XY. Coming to stores on November 8, 2013, Pokémon TCG: XY—Kalos Starter Set gives players and collectors a choice of three 60-card decks, each one featuring a brand-new Pokémon: Chespin, Fennekin, or Froakie. Fans will discover other new Pokémon from the Kalos region in the three XY—Kalos Starter Set decks. A deluxe version of the set will also include one Pokémon TCG: Black & White Series booster pack.
XY—Kalos Starter Set introduces Fairy-type Pokémon and Basic Fairy Energy! Fairy, the eleventh Pokémon type in the Pokémon TCG, is the first new type since the Dragon type was added in 2012. There are still many mysteries about the new Fairy type, such as which Pokémon will be Fairy type and how matchups will be affected by Fairy-type Pokémon. In order to attack with Fairy-type Pokémon, players will need to use Basic Fairy Energy, the ninth Energy type in the Pokémon TCG.
Following the launch of Pokémon TCG: XY—Kalos Starter Set, the Pokémon TCG: XY expansion, featuring 10-card booster packs, arrives at retail in North America on February 5, 2014. Fans can expect powerful new Pokémon, Trainer cards, and more when the new series kicks off. Each XY—Kalos Starter Set deck and XY booster pack will include a code card that unlocks virtual cards for the Pokémon TCG Online.