Pokemon Launches Most Powerful Deck Yet


EX Power Keepers Expansion Unleashes Potent Forces

BELLEVUE, Wash.—November 27th, 2006—Pokémon USA Inc., a worldwide leader in the trading card game industry, today announced the latest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, EX Power Keepers, to be released on February 14th, 2007. The expansion features over 100 cards, including powerful Stadium cards that will lead players to build amazing new decks.

In EX Power Keepers, players will discover great powers that will challenge them to learn the secrets of the most elite Trainers ever. In addition to a wide variety of all-time favorite Pokémon, the release will also introduce new game strategies through four new Stadium cards that will have even the most experienced players testing new combos and revealing new winning tactics!

The Pokémon TCG: EX Power Keepers expansion will be available in two 60-card theme decks, Mind Game and Dark Blast, and in booster packs. Theme decks and booster packs go on sale in stores on February 14th, priced at $10.99 for the theme decks and $3.49 for the booster packs. Each booster pack features nine randomly inserted game cards. Theme decks include a unique coin, an updated rulebook, card list, a one-player playmat, and damage counters.

For more information, visit www.pokemon-tcg.com.

About Pokémon USA

Pokémon USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan , publishes the Pokémon Trading Card Game outside of Japan and manages the property outside of Asia which includes licensing, marketing and publishing activities, an animated TV series, movies, the official Pokémon website and the online retail site www.pokemoncenter.com. Celebrating its 10th worldwide anniversary in 2006, Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 for play on Nintendo's Game Boy® and has since evolved into a global cultural phenomenon. Pokémon was introduced in North America in September 1998 and today is one of the most popular toy and entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

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