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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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is the first expansion set in the new series. It contains 258+ cards, some of which are valuable! Check out the checklist!
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is the first expansion set in the Scarlet & Violet series. It contains 258+ cards, some of which are valuable and worth collecting. Like other Pokemon series, some new changes were introduced. One major change is that set symbols will be standardized. Instead of uniquely designed symbols for each set, new sets will simply contain the expansion code followed by the language code. For example, a English (EN) Pokemon cards from the Scarlet & Violet (SVI) expansion set will have a symbol like:
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The Astral Radiance set contains 246 total cards: 189 in the base set, 27 secret rare, and 30 Trainer Gallery cards. Check out the complete set list!
Pokemon Astral Radiance is the 10th expansion set in the Sword & Shield Series. The set contains 246 cards: 189 in the base set, 27 secret rare cards, and 30 Trainer Gallery cards. Astral Radiance continues the VSTAR mechanic introduced in the previous set – Brilliant Stars… but adds yet another mechanic with the introduction of Radiant Pokemon. Radiant Pokemon are basic Pokemon with powerful attacks and abilities. Because of this, players are only allowed 1 Radiant Pokemon in their deck.
This set also includes a 30 card Trainer Gallery subset, similar to the Brilliant Stars set. The cards are numbered starting with TG, for example, TG01/TG30, TG02/TG30, etc. There are no secret rare cards in the Trainer Gallery subset. All the cards in the Trainer Gallery depict a trainer and a Pokemon in their full art glory. Continue reading “Astral Radiance Set List”
The Brilliant Stars set contains 216 total cards: 172 in the base set, 14 secret rare, and 30 Trainer Gallery cards. Check out the complete set list!
Pokemon Brilliant Stars is the 9th expansion set in the Sword & Shield Series. The set contains 216 cards: 172 in the base set, 14 secret rare cards, and 30 Trainer Gallery cards. Brilliant Stars is the first set to introduce the VSTAR mechanic to the game… giving Pokemon special VSTAR powers.
The Trainer Gallery is a subset of the Brilliant Stars set. It contains 30 cards that are numbered starting with TG, for example, TG01/TG30, TG02/TG30, etc. There are no secret rare cards in the Trainer Gallery subset. Each full art card in this subset contains a Pokemon with their Trainer, similar to cards in the Cosmic Eclipse expansion set. Continue reading “Brilliant Stars Set List”
This article shows you the most valuable Pokemon cards in the world; cards that come from packs and prize cards from special events.
It’s not just the 1st Edition Base set cards that are worth big money. Valuable Pokemon cards are released every year. There could be cards hiding in your collections that are worth thousands of dollars!
Pack rippers like me (people buying and ripping open packs of Pokemmon cards) know the chance of getting a common or uncommon card is much greater than getting a full art Pokemon GX card… so the GX cards are worth more, fewer were printed.
Another factor to consider is the Pokemon itself… some characters are more popular with collectors and in demand. For example, Charizard cards always seem to fetch a higher price.
And then there are trophy or prize cards given out at tournaments and events. These cards are the most valuable because there are so few in existance.
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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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