The Deck Kits, much like the original Entry Pack released alongside Space-Time Creation, consist of Half Decks based on the Generation IV starters and their evolutions: Torterra, Infernape, and Empoleon. The Entry Pack '08 DX also contains an additional Raichu Half Deck. Unlike the original however, all 30 Pokémon cards available in the Half Decks were brand-new. A new Supporter card, Mom's Kindness, also debuted as part of the kits. All but twelve of the cards (six Trainer cards and the six basic Energy cards) were eventually released in Majestic Dawn, alongside the remaining cards from Moonlit Pursuit and Dawn Dash (those which were not released in Secret Wonders or Great Encounters).
Like other Half Decks, both Entry Packs also include a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, and a custom coin. Both versions also come with a playmat and demonstrative DVD. The standard Entry Pack '08 also comes with a compact how-to guide; the Entry Pack '08 DX comes with a more detailed beginner's guide, stickers, and box for storing additional counters.