@Acura_Max: Oh sweet, I've always thought it would be perfect for tablets. Hopefully it'll make it's way to Android too, since it's a free-to-play game.
I've been meaning to post in this thread for ages but I've been completely absorbed in buying and selling Pokémon cards on ebay. I've gotten pretty good at it now, I'm making higher profits each week while stockpiling more cards at the same time (and keeping some for myself because perks). Shouldn't be long before I have my own ebay shop and some time after that, a proper registered business.
Anyway, the online game has improved a lot! The matchmaking is much faster (usually almost instant for me), it's much less buggy and it actually has battle music now. Though I sometimes play the battle tracks from the original Pokémon anime soundtracks instead, for a little variety. The tournaments are really cool too, you can earn a lot of free (unlocked/tradable!) booster packs for competing. You also get a spin on a prize wheel after every match. You usually get bonus tokens (I've had anywhere between 1 and 25 at a time) but you can get single cards, coins, and other stuff too.
XY Furious Fists (Rising Fist in Japan) is the new expansion after XY Flashfire. It came out just a few days ago. Here's a badass Japanese ad for it:
I'll have to take some photos of some of my new cards and post them here. I've started collecting original Japanese cards now, I have Charizard and Venusaur, so I really need a Blastoise!