BELLEVUE, Wash.-January 16th, 2007-Pokémon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in the trading card game industry, today announced its upcoming Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) EX Power Keepers Prerelease tournaments. Prerelease tournaments provide players the opportunity to preview and play with unreleased cards from the upcoming EX Power Keepers expansion. The Pokémon TCG: EX Power Keepers Prerelease tournaments will be held during the weekends of February 3rd and 4th and February 10th and 11th.

Players are divided into three divisions: Junior Division (born in 1996 or later); Senior Division (born in 1992, 1993, 1994 or 1995); and Masters Division (born in 1991 or earlier). An admission fee is charged at the door and varies depending on event location. The entry fee includes six booster packs of the Pokémon TCG: EX Power Keepers, from which each player will build his or her deck. Players are free to take the cards home at the end of the event. All participants will receive a Pokémon TCG: EX Power Keepers Prerelease promo card and an EX Power Keepers notebook, while supplies last. Players who complete the tournament will also receive two additional booster packs of EX Power Keepers cards.

WHO: Pokémon TCG players and the public

WHAT: Pokémon TCG: EX Power Keepers Prerelease tournament

WHEN: February 3rd and 4th and February 10th and 11th

WHERE: Cities across North America

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