Pokemon Card Set Symbols

Use this handy guide to look up Pokemon card set symbols, set names, and set years.

Pokemon card set symbols

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:

TIP: Enter the copyright year to narrow down the list, then match the symbols to find the set name.

Set NameYearSymbol
Dragon Majesty2018Dragon Majesty Pokemon Set Symbol
Celestial Storm2018Sun and Moon Celestial Storm Pokemon card set symbol
Forbidden Light2018Sun and Moon Forbidden Light Pokemon card set symbol
Ultra Prism2018Sun and Moon Ultra Prism Pokemon card set symbol
Crimson Invasion2017Sun and Moon Crimson Invasion Pokemon card set symbol
Shining Legends2017Shining Legends Pokemon card set symbol
Burning Shadows2017Sun and Moon Burning Shadows Pokemon card set symbol
Guardians Rising2017Sun and Moon Guardians Rising Pokemon card set symbol
Sun & Moon2017Sun and Moon Pokemon card set symbol
Sun & Moon Promos2016XY Promo Pokemon card set symbol
Evolutions2016XY Evolutions Pokemon card set symbol
Steam Siege2016XY Steam Siege Pokemon card set symbol
Fates Collide2016XY Fates Collide Pokemon card set symbol
Generations2016Generations Pokemon card set symbol
BREAKpoint2016XY BREAKpoint Pokemon card set symbol
BREAKthrough2015XY BREAKthrough Pokemon card set symbol
Ancient Origins2015XY Ancient Origins Pokemon card set symbol
Roaring Skies2015XY Roaring Skies Pokemon card set symbol
Double Crisis2015XY Double Crisis Pokemon card set symbol
Primal Clash2015XY Primal Clash Pokemon card set symbol
Phantom Forces2014XY Phantom Forces Pokemon card set symbol
Furious Fists2014XY Furious Fists Pokemon card set symbol
Flashfire2014XY Flashfire Pokemon card set symbol
XY2014XY Pokemon card set symbol
Kalos Starter Set2013XY Kalos Starter Set Pokemon card set symbol
XY - Promos2013XY Promo Pokemon card set symbol
Legendary Treasures2013Black and White Legendary Treasures Pokemon card set symbol
Plasma Blast2013Black and White Plasma Blast Pokemon card set symbol
Plasma Freeze2013Black and White Plasma Freeze Pokemon card set symbol
Plasma Storm2013Black and White Plasma Storm Pokemon card set symbol
Boundaries Crossed2012Black and White Boundaries Crossed Pokemon card set symbol
Dragon Vault2012Black and White Dragon Vault Pokemon card set symbol
Dragons Exalted2012Black and White Dragons Exalted Pokemon card set symbol
Dark Explorers2012Black and White Dark Explorers Pokemon card set symbol
Next Destinies2012Black and White Next Destinies Pokemon card set symbol
Noble Victories2011Black and White Noble Victories Pokemon card set symbol
Emerging Powers2011Black and White Emerging Powers Pokemon card set symbol
Black and White Base Set2011Black and White Base Set Pokemon card set symbol
Call of Legends2011Call of Legends Pokemon card set symbol
Triumphant2010HeartGold and SoulSilver Triumphant Pokemon card set symbol
Undaunted2010HeartGold and SoulSilver Undaunted Pokemon card set symbol
Unleashed2010HeartGold and SoulSilver Unleashed Pokemon card set symbol
HeartGold and SoulSilver2010HeartGold and SoulSilver Base Set Pokemon card set symbol
HeartGold and SoulSilver Promos2010HeartGold SoulSilver Promos Pokemon Set Symbol
Arceus2009Arceus Pokemon card set symbol
Supreme Victors2009Supreme Victors Pokemon card set symbol
Rising Rivals2009Rising Rivals Pokemon card set symbol
Platinum Base Set2009Platinum Base Set Pokemon card set symbol
Stormfront2008Stormfront Pokemon card set symbol
Legends Awakened2008Legends Awakened Pokemon card set symbol
Majestic Dawn2008Majestic Dawn Pokemon card set symbol
Great Encounters2008Great Encounters Pokemon card set symbol
Secret Wonders2007Secret Wonders Pokemon card set symbol
Mysterious Treasures2007Mysterious Treasures Pokemon card set symbol
Diamond & Pearl2007EX Diamond and Pearl Pokemon card set symbol
Diamond & Pearl Promos2007Diamond and Pearl Promos Pokemon Set Symbol
Power Keepers2007EX Power Keepers Pokemon card set symbol
Dragon Frontiers2006EX Dragon Frontiers Pokemon card set symbol
Crystal Guardians2006EX Crystal Guardians Pokemon card set symbol
Holon Phantoms2006EX Holon Phantoms Pokemon card set symbol
Legend Maker2006EX Legend Maker Pokemon card set symbol
Delta Species2005EX Delta Species Pokemon card set symbol
Unseen Forces2005EX Unseen Forces Pokemon card set symbol
Emerald2005EX Emerald Pokemon card set symbol
Deoxys2005EX Deoxys Pokemon card set symbol
Team Rocket Returns2004EX Team Rocket Returns Pokemon card set symbol
Fire Red and Leaf Green2004EX Fire Red and Leaf Green Pokemon card set symbol
Hidden Legends2004EX Hidden Legends Pokemon card set symbol
Team Magma vs Team Aqua2004EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua Pokemon card set symbol
Dragon2003EX Dragon Pokemon card set symbol
Sandstorm2003EX Sandstorm Pokemon card set symbol
Ruby and Sapphire2003EX Ruby and Sapphire Pokemon card set symbol
Skyridge2003Skyridge Pokemon card set symbol
Aquapolis2003Aquapolis Pokemon card set symbol
Expedition Base Set2002Expedition Base Set Pokemon card set symbol
Legendary Collection2002Legendary Collection Pokemon card set symbol
Neo Destiny2002Neo Destiny Pokemon card set symbol
Neo Revelation2001Neo Revelation Pokemon card set symbol
Neo Discovery2001Neo Discovery Pokemon card set symbol
Neo Genesis2000Neo Genesis Pokemon card set symbol
Gym Challenge2000Gym Challenge Pokemon card set symbol
Gym Heroes2000Gym Heroes Pokemon card set symbol
Team Rocket2000Team Rocket Pokemon card set symbol
Base Set 22000Base Set 2 Pokemon card set symbol
Fossil1999Fossil Pokemon card set symbol
Jungle1999Jungle Pokemon set symbol
Base Set1999no symbol, no logo

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10 thoughts on “Pokemon Card Set Symbols”

  1. Good info. This helped me narrow down that a misprint card I have is fake. But it worries me that all my cards have always come from booster packs. So a lot of my cards could be fake. Damn shady comic book stores.

    1. If the cards came from real booster packs then the cards should be genuine… unless it was a fake pack of Pokemon cards… I’ve never seen that before. I’ve just seen reprints of high dollar cards sold online (usually, but not always, marked as “reprint”). All the cards I’ve collected have come from booster packs… I don’t buy individual cards because I’m not that serious about collecting/playing specific cards. I make due with what I get from the packs.

  2. Any chance of updating this through to forbidden light? It’s one of the most concise references to set symbols around and it would be great if it could be updated for the laat 5 or so sets!

    1. I added a bunch of new set symbols for the 2018 sets… I’ll try to keep it up to date. Thanks for the heads up Mal!

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