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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Unified Minds Set List

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

The Sun & Moon Unified Minds expansion was released on August 2, 2019. It’s the eleventh expansion set in the Sun & Moon series and contains an incredible 258 cards… 236 in the base set and 22 secret rare cards. The set includes a bunch of Pokemon GX, Tag Team GX cards, and secret rares… the most valuable cards in the Unified Mind set.

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July 2019 Yugioh Banlist

The official TCG Yu-Gi-Oh Banlist was updated in July 2019. The following is a complete list of cards that are banned.

Periodically Konami updates the Yugioh banlist to shake things up and force players to re-make their decks. Some cards become more restricted while others less so. Check out the latest Yugioh ban list!

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Sun & Moon Trainer Kit – Alolan Sandslash and Alolan Ninetales

Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Sun & Moon Trainer Kit with Alolan Sandslash and Alolan Ninetales decks. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.

The Pokemon Sun & Moon Trainer Kit with Alolan Sandslash and Alolan Ninetales was released in June 2018. The set contains 60 cards total… 30 in the Alolan Sandslash half deck and 30 in the Alolan Ninetales half deck.

Unlike previous Trainer Kits that had their own set symbols, the Alolan Sandslash and Alolan Ninetales decks are direct reprints from previous sets… including their original set symbol, number, and rarity. However, the cards have a number 1 through 30. Cards in the Sandslash deck will have a number inside a purple circle. Cards from the Ninetales deck will have a number inside a blue circle. The kit comes with the standard gear… a rule book, a guide, a playmat, damage and status counters, a coin, and a deck box, and a coin featuring Rotom Dex.

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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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