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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Fusion Strike Set List

The Fusion Strike set contains 284 cards; including many new Fusion Strike, Pokemon V, VMAX, and secret rare cards. Check out the complete set list!

Pokemon Fusion Strike is the 8th expansion set in the Sword & Shield Series. There are 284 cards in the set… 264 cards in the base set, plus 20 secret rare cards. This set introduces “Fusion Strike” cards, identified by the graphical label overtop the card art. This new game mechanic allows players to combine cards to create powerful new attacks. In addition to the new Fusion Strike cards, this set contains the new Single Strike and Rapid Strike cards, powerful V and VMAX, and many cool trainer and secret rare cards.

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Evolving Skies Set List

The Pokemon Evolving Skies set contains 237 cards, including many valuable V, VMAX, and secret rare holo cards. Check out the complete Evolving Skies set list!

Pokemon Evolving Skies is the 7th expansion set in the Sword & Shield Series. This set contains 203 cards in the base set, and 34 secret rare cards, for a total of 237. There are some very collectible cards in this set… loads of V, VMAX, and Dragon Type Pokemon… many of which are valuable!

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Battle Styles Set List

The Pokemon Battle Styles contains 183 cards; 163 in the base set and 20 secret rare cards… some of them are extremely valuable!

The Battle Styles set was released on March 19, 2021. It’s the fifth expansion set in the Sword & Shield Series and contains 163 cards in the base set, plus 20 secret rare cards… the most valuable cards being V, VMAX, ultra, and secret cards. The Battle Styles set introduces Single Strike and Rapid Strike Pokemon… new powerful attacks to use against your enemies!

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Shining Fates Set List

The Pokemon Shining Fates set is unique… it contains 73 base set cards, plus a Shiny Vault subset containing 122 Shiny Pokemon.

The Shining Fates set was released on February 19, 2021. The fourth subset in the Sword & Shield Series is comprised of two part; a base set containing 73 cards and a Shiny Vault set containing 122 cards. All the cards in the Shiny Vault subset are Shiny Pokemon.

Cards from this set are sold in booster packs. Packs will contain a reverse holofoil OR a Shiny Pokemon from the Shiny Vault subset. You’ll also find scores of Pokemon V, VMAX, Amazing Rare, Shiny Rare, Shiny Rare V, and Shiny Rare VMAX… these cards tend to be the most valuable cards in the Shining Fates set.

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