Diving from the edge of space, Mega Rayquaza-EX makes its magnificent debut while Mega Latios-EX and a horde of Dragon types bellow their challenge! With high-flying superstars like Deoxys, Dragonite, Zekrom, Hydreigon-EX, and Thundurus-EX, the Pokémon TCG: XY—Roaring Skies expansion calls you to battle higher, faster, stronger—and with all-new boosts like Mega Turbo and Double Dragon Energy cards, the sky’s the limit! Ascend to the clouds and soar to victory!
The Basics: Roaring Skies is the newest Set in the Pokemon TCG Line which was released in Japan on March 14th 2015 and is due to be released in England in May 1th 2015. It is known as the 6th Set to be released under the XY title. unlike Primal Clash which was released February 4th 2015 where Primal Groudon and Kyogre were the iconic Pokemon, Roaring Skies features Primal Rayquaza. In this new Set there are 2 Decks as usual, first being Storm Rider which features a Zapdos Promo and then there is Aurora Blast which features an Articuno Promo. My Thoughts: I am really excited about the new Double Dragon Energy as this will really open the horizon to more and more Dragon Decks. but my thoughts also go towards will this make Dragon Decks more common? and won't it make the value of an actual Dragon Deck fall? Also included in this new Set is the brand new Thundurus EX. I have always had at least one Thundurus in my Electric Decks, When i looked at its new moves which is Voltage Rush, it does 150 Damage with 3 Energy which to me is outrageously cool. but then it does 50 Damage to itself. Normally damage to itself moves are usually off the table when i think about Decks, but because it has 170HP i might consider adding it to my Deck is i get it. In this set the are a large variety of new Pokemon, one which i'm excited about is the return of Togepi, Togetic and Togekiss. Togekiss now has both a normal card and a Half-Art which features the Serene Grace Ability, this is an amazing Ability, if you read it on the Wiki then you will that it allows you to take as many energy you want from the top 8 cards off your deck and then put it on your Pokemon in any order! BRILLIANT. As a last thought for this post, i think it is brilliant that the Card Makers have brought back some of the original Legendaries from the original games, for example Zapdos the Electric Legendary is one one of my favorite Legendaries from the original Games! and then there is the Articuno Legendary. this Pokemon is actually not one of my favorites but then again it is Water so it will be going in my Water Deck regardless.