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Catch the Latest Pokémon!
03.03.05
A new Pokémon has come from space, and it's not like anything we've ever seen! Before you try to catch this space visitor, you will want to learn more about it. Fortunately, you've got help from the best people to tell you what you need to know about something so 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 with extraordinary origins. It came from space and mutated into a Pokémon when hit by a laser beam. Deoxys' name comes from "deoxyribonucleic acid" (or DNA), the genetic material of most living organisms, including some viruses. 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's real world science behind its story! NASA has set up a special Web site. There, you can learn about viruses, extraterrestrials, meteorites, DNA and the ozone layer. These are all important parts of the story of Deoxys. Visiting NASA's site will help you learn more about Deoxys' background.

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 for teachers to use in their classrooms. These fun activities let teachers use Pokémon 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™).