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Catch the Latest Pokémon!
03.03.05
A new Pokémon - Deoxys - has come from space! It's not like anything we have seen before. Before you try to catch this space visitor, you may want to learn more about it. Lucky for you, you've got help from people who know about things that are out of this world -- NASA!

This is a picture of the newest Pokemon, Deoxys
The latest Pokémon Trading Card Game: EX Deoxys is in stores now so you have your chance to catch Deoxys! Plus, the Pokémon Trading Card Game and NASA's Langley Center for Distance Learning have teamed up to bring an inside look at the science behind Deoxys.

Image to right: Deoxys is a new Pokémon character in the Trading Card Game, and there is real science behind its story!

But what is Deoxys? Deoxys is a space virus that is out of this world. It came from space and turned into a Pokémon when it was hit by a laser beam. Deoxys' name comes from "deoxyribonucleic acid" (or DNA). DNA is the genetic material of living organisms. Even some viruses have DNA! There are many things about viruses that are unknown, and it's true of Deoxys too!

Deoxys is a new Pokémon character in the Trading Card Game, and there is real science behind its story! NASA has set up a special Pokémon Web site where you can learn about viruses, extraterrestrials, meteorites, DNA and the ozone layer. These are all important parts of the story of Deoxys. You can learn more about Deoxys by visiting NASA's site.

But why leave the fun at home? Ask your teacher about bringing the Pokémon Trading Card Game into your school! NASA has put together special activities that your teacher can use in your classroom. These fun activities let teachers use the Pokémon Trading Card Game in their lessons.

For more information on the NASA and Pokémon Trading Card Game collaboration, visit:
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For more information on NASA Langley Center for Distance Learning programs, visit:
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For more information on the NASA Press Release, visit:
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Pokémon Trading Card Game and NASA Langley Center for Distance Learning have partnered to bring you these resources designed to use kids' hobbies to teach real world science. NASA does not endorse the Pokémon Trading Card Game, movie, characters, or related items. © 2005 Pokémon. © 1995-2005 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc. ™ and ® are trademarks of Nintendo.

NASA Education Technology Services (NETS) team written in cooperation with NASA's Kids Science News Network (KSNN™).