New BREAK Evolution mechanic introduced in Pokémon TCG: XY – BREAKthrough


The Pokémon Company has revealed that the Pokémon TCG: XY – BREAKthrough expansion will release later this year.

That notably introduces the new ‘BREAK Evolution’ game mechanic, where a Pokémon can evolve into a Pokémon BREAK – the result being that it is provided with an HP boost and a new attack or Ability, although it will keep its existing attacks.

The first Pokémon BREAK cards will include Chesnaught BREAK and Zoroark BREAK, with four more promised in the expansion. There will also be eight new Pokémon-EX (including four new Mega Evolution Pokémon), and 20 Trainer cards (with two full-art rare Ultra Trainer cards).

Booster packs will return, while the two opposing theme decks will be Burning Spark and Night Striker.

The Pokémon TCG: XY – BREAKthrough expansion will release at retail on November 4th, and will introduce more than 160 new cards to the franchise.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.