BusterTheFox asked a question about the upcoming set of Pokemon trading cards. I know nothing about ANY of the trading card game stuff (except for seeing a VHS of this video which curiously has Ernie Hudson in it) and seeing Japanese cards for sale on American shopping channels on TV back in the day, but hopefully I can still help:
The new set of pokemon TCG cards (XY) is coming out next week. Pre-release images have started coming out, and as I plan to restart my collection when the set comes out, I had been looking through the cards when I found this little anomaly:
Clearly the image has untranslated Japanese it in, even though the rest of the card has been translated. I’m willing to bet it probably says something like “Mega Blastoise”, but just in case it’s more interesting than that, I figured I’d send this in!
It took me a second to even find the Japanese text in there, there’s so much going on 😯
Anyway, the Japanese text in the center says ハイドロボンバード, which means “Hydro Bombard”. Which seems to make perfect sense, as that’s the text in English on the bottom half of the card. Hopefully that clears up that little mystery!
You know, I’m curious to see how the final English version of this card looks – when it’s finally out, someone should post a pic in the comments or something for all to see 😀