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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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 will be released February 7, 2020. It’s the 1st expansion set in the new Sword & Shield series, ending the Sun & Moon series. Currently, we know the set contains 202 cards in the base set, but likely dozens more secret rare cards will be released to push this number way beyond 202.
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 3 prize cards!
As far as the most valuable cards in the Sword & Shield set… look for the Pokemon V and Pokemon VMAX, and secret rare cards… they’re the most valuable cards in the set.
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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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Complete list of cards in the Pokemon Hidden Fates base set and Shiny Vault subset. Click on the card to see how much they’re worth.
The Sun & Moon Hidden Fates expansion set was released on August September 23, 2019. This set is unique in that it contains a Shiny Vault subset containing all Shiny Pokemon cards. There are only 69 cards in the Hidden Fates set… 68 in the base set plus 1 secret “Rare Rainbow” card. Unlike cards in the Shiny Vault subset, cards from the Hidden Fates base set have their own set symbol.
The Shiny Vault subset contains 94 cards, all of which are Shiny Pokemon, Shiny Pokemon GX, Ultra Rare, or Secret Rare cards that are reprints from previous sets. Cards from the Shiny Vault set do not have their own set symbol, but rather the symbol from their original expansion set. The way you identify Shiny Vault cards is by their numbering… they’ll have a number like “SV44”. All the cards in the Shiny Vault expansion set have a yellow alternate “A” symbol which designates that the card is a reprint from a previous expansion set.
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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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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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