Dark Explorers (Pokemon TCG)

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Cards in set English: 111 | Japanese: 76
Set number English: 52 | Japanese: 49
Release date English: May 9, 2012 | Japanese: Dec. 16, 2011

Black & White — Dark Explorers (Japanese: Dark Rush) is the name given to the fifth main expansion of cards from the English Black & White Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The Japanese release is the fourth of the BW era.

Dark Explorers features Darkness-type Pokémon. Many of the Trainer cards benefit Darkness-type Pokémon. The set continues releasing Pokémon-EX cards with six included: Entei-EX, Kyogre-EX, Raikou-EX, Groudon-EX, Darkrai-EX, and Tornadus-EX.

Dark Rush, the Japanese equivalent to the set, contains 76 cards, making it the largest Japanese expansion released during the BW era. The Japanese Dark Rush expansion contains two cards that were first released in English. Swoobat and Mandibuzz were pulled from this set and released in the English Emerging Powers expansion in August 2011 in order to complete their Pokémon families.

Vanillite and Vanillish, and Ducklett and Swanna are numbered incorrectly. As of the Black & White expansion, Pokémon have been numbered first by type, then by National Pokédex number within type. The official numbering misplaces Vanillite (number 582) and Vanillish (number 583) before Ducklett (number 580) and Swanna (number 581).

Dark Explorers is the first expansion whose Prerelease promo was a Black Star Promo, specifically the BW Black Star Promos, instead of a card actually in the set. The Prerelease promo is Volcarona.

Officially, the English release of the set contains 108 cards. Between alternate holofoils, promotional stamps, reverse holofoils, and Secret cards, the set contains 236 cards.

What's out there in the darkness, waiting to be discovered? Play the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Black & White—Dark Explorers expansion and find them all! In addition to more Pokémon-EX like Tornadus-EX, Raikou-EX, and Groudon-EX, the shadows are filled with other exceptional surprises, like Darkrai-EX and a host of Trainer cards that will knock your opponent's lights out! When you play Black & White—Dark Explorers, you'll not only explore the darkness, you'll rule it!

NameSetNumberTypeCard TypeHPRarity
BulbasaurDark Explorers1GrassBasic60Common
IvysaurDark Explorers2GrassStage 190Uncommon
VenusaurDark Explorers3GrassStage 2140Rare Holo
ScytherDark Explorers4GrassBasic80Uncommon
CarnivineDark Explorers5GrassBasic90Rare
LeafeonDark Explorers6GrassStage 190Rare
DwebbleDark Explorers7GrassBasic60Common
CrustleDark Explorers8GrassStage 1110Uncommon
KarrablastDark Explorers9GrassBasic60Common
ShelmetDark Explorers10GrassBasic60Common
AccelgorDark Explorers11GrassStage 190Rare
FlareonDark Explorers12FireStage 190Uncommon
Entei-EXDark Explorers13FireBasic (EX)180Rare Holo ex
TorchicDark Explorers14FireBasic50Common
TorchicDark Explorers15FireBasic60Common
CombuskenDark Explorers16FireStage 180Uncommon
BlazikenDark Explorers17FireStage 2140Rare Holo
TorkoalDark Explorers18FireBasic90Uncommon
HeatmorDark Explorers19FireBasic90Rare
LarvestaDark Explorers20FireBasic80Common
LarvestaDark Explorers21FireBasic60Common
VolcaronaDark Explorers22FireStage 1110Rare Holo
SlowpokeDark Explorers23WaterBasic70Common
SlowbroDark Explorers24WaterStage 1100Uncommon
VaporeonDark Explorers25WaterStage 1110Uncommon
Kyogre-EXDark Explorers26WaterBasic (EX)170Rare Holo ex
PiplupDark Explorers27WaterBasic60Common
PrinplupDark Explorers28WaterStage 180Uncommon
EmpoleonDark Explorers29WaterStage 2140Rare Holo
GlaceonDark Explorers30WaterStage 190Rare
TympoleDark Explorers31WaterBasic60Common
PalpitoadDark Explorers32WaterStage 180Uncommon
VanilliteDark Explorers33WaterBasic50Common
VanillishDark Explorers34WaterStage 170Uncommon
DucklettDark Explorers35WaterBasic60Common
SwannaDark Explorers36WaterStage 190Rare
JolteonDark Explorers37LightningStage 190Uncommon
Raikou-EXDark Explorers38LightningBasic (EX)170Rare Holo ex
PlusleDark Explorers39LightningBasic60Common
MinunDark Explorers40LightningBasic60Common
JoltikDark Explorers41LightningBasic30Common
JoltikDark Explorers42LightningBasic30Common
GalvantulaDark Explorers43LightningStage 180Rare
TynamoDark Explorers44LightningBasic40Common
TynamoDark Explorers45LightningBasic40Common
EelektrikDark Explorers46LightningStage 190Uncommon
EelektrossDark Explorers47LightningStage 2140Rare Holo
EspeonDark Explorers48PsychicStage 190Rare
SlowkingDark Explorers49PsychicStage 190Rare
WoobatDark Explorers50PsychicBasic50Common
YamaskDark Explorers51PsychicBasic60Uncommon
CofagrigusDark Explorers52PsychicStage 1100Rare
AerodactylDark Explorers53FightingRestored90Rare
Groudon-EXDark Explorers54FightingBasic (EX)180Rare Holo ex
DrilburDark Explorers55FightingBasic70Common
ExcadrillDark Explorers56FightingStage 1120Rare
ExcadrillDark Explorers57FightingStage 1120Rare
TimburrDark Explorers58FightingBasic60Common
GurdurrDark Explorers59FightingStage 180Uncommon
UmbreonDark Explorers60DarknessStage 1100Uncommon
UmbreonDark Explorers61DarknessStage 1100Uncommon
SableyeDark Explorers62DarknessBasic70Uncommon
Darkrai-EXDark Explorers63DarknessBasic (EX)180Rare Holo ex
SandileDark Explorers64DarknessBasic70Common
KrokorokDark Explorers65DarknessStage 190Uncommon
KrookodileDark Explorers66DarknessStage 2150Rare Holo
ScraggyDark Explorers67DarknessBasic60Common
ScraftyDark Explorers68DarknessStage 1100Rare
ZoruaDark Explorers69DarknessBasic50Common
ZoruaDark Explorers70DarknessBasic50Common
ZoroarkDark Explorers71DarknessStage 1100Rare
BisharpDark Explorers72DarknessStage 190Rare
VullabyDark Explorers73DarknessBasic60Uncommon
EscavalierDark Explorers74MetalStage 190Rare
KlinkDark Explorers75MetalBasic60Common
KlangDark Explorers76MetalStage 180Uncommon
KlinklangDark Explorers77MetalStage 2140Rare Holo
PawniardDark Explorers78MetalBasic60Common
BisharpDark Explorers79MetalStage 1100Rare
ChanseyDark Explorers80ColorlessBasic100Common
ChanseyDark Explorers81ColorlessBasic100Common
BlisseyDark Explorers82ColorlessStage 1130Rare Holo
EeveeDark Explorers83ColorlessBasic60Common
EeveeDark Explorers84ColorlessBasic50Common
ChatotDark Explorers85ColorlessBasic70Uncommon
LillipupDark Explorers86ColorlessBasic50Common
HerdierDark Explorers87ColorlessStage 180Uncommon
StoutlandDark Explorers88ColorlessStage 2130Rare
HaxorusDark Explorers89ColorlessStage 2140Rare Holo
Tornadus-EXDark Explorers90ColorlessBasic (EX)170Rare Holo ex
CherenDark Explorers91Supporter0Uncommon
Dark ClawDark Explorers92Item – Pokemon Tool0Uncommon
Dark PatchDark Explorers93Item0Uncommon
Enhanced HammerDark Explorers94Item0Uncommon
Hooligans Jim & CasDark Explorers95Supporter0Uncommon
NDark Explorers96Supporter0Uncommon
Old Amber AerodactylDark Explorers97Item0Uncommon
Professor JuniperDark Explorers98Supporter0Uncommon
Random ReceiverDark Explorers99Item0Uncommon
Rare CandyDark Explorers100Item0Uncommon
Twist MountainDark Explorers101Stadium0Uncommon
Ultra BallDark Explorers102Item0Uncommon
Entei-EXDark Explorers103FireBasic (EX)180Super Rare Holo
Kyogre-EXDark Explorers104WaterBasic (EX)170Super Rare Holo
Raikou-EXDark Explorers105LightningBasic (EX)170Super Rare Holo
Groudon-EXDark Explorers106FightingBasic (EX)180Super Rare Holo
Darkrai-EXDark Explorers107DarknessBasic (EX)180Super Rare Holo
Tornadus-EXDark Explorers108ColorlessBasic (EX)170Super Rare Holo
GardevoirDark Explorers109PsychicStage 2110Secret Rare
ArcheopsDark Explorers110FightingStage 1130Secret Rare
Pokemon CatcherDark Explorers111Item0Secret Rare