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… The Pokemon Company is releasing 5-6 sets per year, each with a different set symbol, and they’ve been printing cards since 1999!

To identify the set your Pokemon card came from, use the following table:

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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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Unbroken Bonds Set List

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

The Sun & Moon Unbroken Bonds expansion was released on May 3, 2019. It’s the tenth expansion set in the Sun & Moon series and contains a whopping 234 cards (214 in the base set plus 20 secret rare cards). The Japanese version of this set is called “Double Blaze” and only contains 116 cards.

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Detective Pikachu Set List

Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Detective Pikachu set. Click on the cards to see how much they’re worth.

The Sun & Moon Detective Pikachu set was released on March 29, 2019. It’s a sub-set released a few months ahead of the upcoming 3D movie of the same name “Detective Pikachu”. As a sub-set it only contains 18 cards and no secret rares. Detective Pikachu cards will be sold in various “Case File” sets containing promo cards, coins, and booster packs… I don’t think you can even buy individual booster packs. The booster packs we got only contained 4 cards!!! The cards are cool though… check out the end of the article where we unbox a Detective Pikachu “Collector Treasure Chest”…aka Lunch Box.

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POP Series 1

Complete list of cards in the Pokemon POP Series 1 set. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.

This is the first POP Series set released at organized Pokemon league events. The cards were released in 2 card packs for a limited time only… making collecting the entire set somewhat difficult. Some cards have two versions… a non-holo and holographic version.

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