Pokemon Card Set Symbols

Use this handy guide to look up Pokemon card set symbols, set names, and set years.

The most common way to organize Pokemon cards is by set. To identify the set, look for a little symbol at the bottom of the card, next to the card number. There are a bunch of these set symbols… 5-6 sets are released every year, each with a different set symbol, and they’ve been printing cards since 1999!

The following table is a complete list of Pokemon card sets, sorted by date… the newest sets are at the top… the oldest are at the bottom. If I missed something, let me know if the comments! I want this to be THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR POKEMON CARD SETS!

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Sword & Shield Set List

Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Sword & Shield set. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.

The Sword & Shield expansion was released February 7, 2020. It’s the 1st expansion set in the new Sword & Shield series, ending the Sun & Moon series. The set contains 216 cards… 202 cards in the base set and 14 secret rare cards.

Sword & Shield is the first expansion set to feature Pokemon V and Pokemon VMAX cards. These cards have higher HP (Hit Points), better attacks, and just like Pokemon EX, your opponent gets two prize cards when they’re knocked out. Pokemon VMAX make their first appearance in the Sword & Shield set. The VMAX cards have the highest HP out of any Pokemon cards ever printed… and when they’re knocked out, your opponent gets three prize cards!

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As far as the most valuable cards in the Sword & Shield set… look for the Pokemon V and Pokemon VMAX, and the 14 secret rare cards… they’re usually worth the most.

The table below contains all the cards in the Sword & Shield expansion set.

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Pokemon Card Rarity

How to determine the rarity of your Pokemon cards. Learn about the three rarity symbols and the many variations of Ultra and Secret Rare cards.

This article tells you how to determine a Pokemon card’s rarity, and therefor value. We’ll cover the 3 rarity symbols and how to identify the many variations of Ultra and Secret Rare cards.

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How to Spot Fake Pokemon Cards

This article will show you how to spot fake Pokemon cards. We’ll show you some simple tests you can perform to determine if your Pokemon card is genuine or a counterfeit.

We get a lot of comments from people asking us to identify cards that they can’t find on Cardmavin. If you search mavin.io for your card and don’t find any results… it could be a fake. Or maybe you have a valuable Pokemon card but it just seems “off” in some way. It could be a counterfeit card. This guide will help you identify fake Pokemon cards.

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Cosmic Eclipse Set List

Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Cosmic Eclipse set. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.

The Cosmic Eclipse expansion set was released on November 1st, 2019. It’s the 12th and final expansion set in the Sun & Moon series. This set is huge… 236 in the base set, plus 35 secret rare cards, for a total of 271 cards!

As far as the most valuable cards in the Cosmic Eclipse set… look for the Pokemon GX and Tag Team GX cards, they tend to be the worth the most money.

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McDonald’s Collection 2019

Complete list of cards in the Pokemon McDonald’s Collection 2019 set. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.

These cards were released by U.S. McDonald’s in October 2019… included in happy meals or sold seperately. The set contains only 12 cards, all reprints from other Sun & Moon sets. McDonald’s cards can be identified by their set symbol, the lack of rarity symbols, and a McDonald’s only confetti holofoil effect.

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