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Gym Heroes (TCG)

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Gym Heroes
ジム拡張第1弾 リーダーズスタジアム
SetSymbolGym Heroes.png
GymHeroesLogo.jpg
Cards in set English: 132
Japanese: 96
Set number English: 6
Japanese: 5
Release date English: August 14, 2000
Japanese: October 24, 1998
Theme Decks Brock (Fighting)
Misty (Water)
Lt. Surge (Lightning)
Erika (Grass)
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Japanese:
Gym Booster 1: Leaders' Stadium
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Gym Heroes (Japanese: ジム拡張第1弾 リーダーズスタジアム Gym Booster 1: Leaders' Stadium) is the name given to an expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It is based on the first four Kanto Gym Leaders.

Information

  • There is a significant difference between the English and Japanese releases, namely the cards released in those sets. Gym 1 focused solely on the first four Kanto Gym Leaders (Brock, Misty, Lt. Surge, and Erika). Because of this, there were no Psychic-type Pokémon in the set, and very few Fire-type Pokémon. Wizards of the Coast, when releasing the English translations, mixed in some cards from Gym 2 to increase the type coverage.
  • Several of the Pokémon belonging to the Gym Leaders were based on the Pokémon they owned in the anime, most specifically Brock and Misty.
  • A number of cards were exclusive to Theme Decks in Japan. These "fixed" cards are inherently rarer than those released through the main set due to the lack of a rarity symbol. With the release of the English set, Wizards decided to give a number of them a Rare rarity. However, many players felt that a number of these cards, such as Misty's Tentacool, Misty's Goldeen and Brock's Zubat, were not given appropriate rarities, considering the simplistic abilities those cards had. These "common rares" created quite a stir in the Pokémon TCG community. By Gym Challenge however, Wizards decided to base the rarity of fixed cards on their game play abilities over their "fixed rarity" properties.
  • Wizards of the Coast released a strategy guide for this expansion: Gym Heroes Strategy Guide.

Card list

Gym Heroes
SetSymbolGym Heroes.png
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blaine's Moltres Fire Rare Holo
2/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Rhydon Fighting Rare Holo
3/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Clefable Colorless Rare Holo
4/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Dragonair Colorless Rare Holo
5/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Vileplume Grass Rare Holo
6/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Electabuzz Lightning Rare Holo
7/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Fearow Colorless Rare Holo
8/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Magneton Lightning Rare Holo
9/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Seadra Water Rare Holo
10/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Tentacruel Water Rare Holo
11/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rocket's Hitmonchan Fighting Rare Holo
12/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rocket's Moltres Fire Rare Holo
13/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rocket's Scyther Grass Rare Holo
14/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's Gengar Psychic Rare Holo
15/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock T Rare Holo
16/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika T Rare Holo
17/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge T Rare Holo
18/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty T Rare Holo
19/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png The Rocket's Trap T Rare Holo
20/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Golem Fighting Rare
21/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Onix Fighting Rare
22/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Rhyhorn Fighting Rare
23/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Sandslash Fighting Rare
24/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Zubat Grass Rare
25/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Clefairy Colorless Rare
26/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Victreebel Grass Rare
27/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Electabuzz Lightning Rare
28/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Raichu Lightning Rare
29/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Cloyster Water Rare
30/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Goldeen Water Rare
31/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Poliwrath Water Rare
32/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Tentacool Water Rare
33/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rocket's Snorlax Colorless Rare
34/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's Venomoth Grass Rare
35/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blaine's Growlithe Fire Uncommon
36/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blaine's Kangaskhan Colorless Uncommon
37/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blaine's Magmar Fire Uncommon
38/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Geodude Fighting Uncommon
39/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Golbat Grass Uncommon
40/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Graveler Fighting Uncommon
41/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Lickitung Colorless Uncommon
42/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Dratini Colorless Uncommon
43/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Exeggcute Grass Uncommon
44/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Exeggutor Grass Uncommon
45/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Gloom Grass Uncommon
46/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Gloom Grass Uncommon
47/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Oddish Grass Uncommon
48/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Weepinbell Grass Uncommon
49/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Weepinbell Grass Uncommon
50/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Magnemite Lightning Uncommon
51/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Raticate Colorless Uncommon
52/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Spearow Colorless Uncommon
53/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Poliwhirl Water Uncommon
54/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Psyduck Water Uncommon
55/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Seaking Water Uncommon
56/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Starmie Water Uncommon
57/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Tentacool Water Uncommon
58/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's Haunter Psychic Uncommon
59/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's Jynx Psychic Uncommon
60/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's Slowbro Psychic Uncommon
61/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blaine's Charmander Fire Common
62/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blaine's Growlithe Fire Common
63/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blaine's Ponyta Fire Common
64/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blaine's Tauros Colorless Common
65/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blaine's Vulpix Fire Common
66/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Geodude Fighting Common
67/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Mankey Fighting Common
68/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Mankey Fighting Common
69/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Onix Fighting Common
70/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Rhyhorn Fighting Common
71/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Sandshrew Fighting Common
72/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Sandshrew Fighting Common
73/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Vulpix Fire Common
74/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Zubat Grass Common
75/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Bellsprout Grass Common
76/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Bellsprout Grass Common
77/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Exeggcute Grass Common
78/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Oddish Grass Common
79/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Tangela Grass Common
80/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Magnemite Lightning Common
81/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Pikachu Lightning Common
82/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Rattata Colorless Common
83/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Spearow Colorless Common
84/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Voltorb Lightning Common
85/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Goldeen Water Common
86/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Horsea Water Common
87/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Poliwag Water Common
88/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Seel Water Common
89/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Shellder Water Common
90/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Staryu Water Common
91/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's Abra Psychic Common
92/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's Drowzee Psychic Common
93/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's Gastly Psychic Common
94/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's Mr. Mime Psychic Common
95/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's Slowpoke Psychic Common
96/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's Venonat Grass Common
97/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blaine's Quiz #1 T Rare
98/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock T Rare
99/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Charity T Rare
100/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika T Rare
101/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge T Rare
102/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty T Rare
103/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png No Removal Gym T [St] Rare
104/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png The Rocket's Training Gym T [St] Rare
105/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blaine's Last Resort T Uncommon
106/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Training Method T Uncommon
107/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Celadon City Gym T [St] Uncommon
108/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cerulean City Gym T [St] Uncommon
109/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Maids T Uncommon
110/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Perfume T Uncommon
111/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Good Manners T Uncommon
112/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Treaty T Uncommon
113/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Minion of Team Rocket T Uncommon
114/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Wrath T Uncommon
115/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pewter City Gym T [St] Uncommon
116/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Recall T Uncommon
117/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's ESP T Uncommon
118/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Secret Mission T Uncommon
119/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tickling Machine T [R] Uncommon
120/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Vermilion City Gym T [St] Uncommon
121/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blaine's Gamble T Common
122/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Energy Flow T Common
123/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Duel T Common
124/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Narrow Gym T [St] Common
125/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sabrina's Gaze T Common
126/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Trash Exchange T Common
127/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Fighting Energy Fighting E
128/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Fire Energy Fire E
129/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Grass Energy Grass E
130/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lightning Energy Lightning E
131/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Psychic Energy Psychic E
132/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Water Energy Water E
 

Leaders' Stadium
SetSymbolGym Booster.png
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Bulbasaur Grass Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Zubat Grass Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Golbat Grass Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Oddish Grass Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Oddish Grass Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Gloom Grass Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Vileplume Grass Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Paras Grass Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Bellsprout Grass Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Bellsprout Grass Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Weepinbell Grass Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Victreebel Grass Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Exeggcute Grass Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Exeggutor Grass Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Tangela Grass Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rocket's Scyther Grass Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Vulpix Fire Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Vulpix Fire Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Ninetales Fire Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rocket's Moltres Fire Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Psyduck Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Golduck Water Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Poliwag Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Poliwhirl Water Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Tentacool Water Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Tentacruel Water Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Seel Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Dewgong Water Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Horsea Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Horsea Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Seadra Water Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Goldeen Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Staryu Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Magikarp Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Gyarados Water Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Pikachu Lightning Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Magnemite Lightning Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Magnemite Lightning Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Magneton Lightning Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Voltorb Lightning Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Electabuzz Lightning Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Jolteon Lightning Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Sandshrew Fighting Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Sandslash Fighting Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Diglett Fighting Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Mankey Fighting Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Primeape Fighting Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Geodude Fighting Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Geodude Fighting Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Graveler Fighting Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Golem Fighting Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Onix Fighting Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rocket's Hitmonchan Fighting Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Rhyhorn Fighting Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Rhydon Fighting Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Rattata Colorless Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Raticate Colorless Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Spearow Colorless Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Fearow Colorless Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Jigglypuff Colorless Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Clefairy Colorless Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Clefable Colorless Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Lickitung Colorless Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Eevee Colorless Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Dratini Colorless Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Dragonair Colorless Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Energy Flow T Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Duel T Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Tears T Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Narrow Gym T [St] Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Recall T Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Maids T Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Perfume T Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Charity T Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Wrath T Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Vermilion City Gym T [St] Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Training Method T Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Celadon City Gym T [St] Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pewter City Gym T [St] Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cerulean City Gym T [St] Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Treaty T Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Good Manners T Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika T Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Erika's Kindness T Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty T Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Wish T Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Chaos Gym T [St] Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Secret Mission T Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock T Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Brock's Protection T Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Resistance Gym T [St] Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge T Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lt. Surge's Secret Plan T Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png No Removal Gym T [St] Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png The Rocket's Training Gym T [St] Rare
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png The Rocket's Trap T Rare Holo
 

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Japanese

English

Trivia

  • As the set symbol for Gym 1 and 2 in Japan were the same, new symbols were created for Gym Heroes and the next set Gym Challenge, allowing players and collectors to distinguish between the two. This was the first example of English cards featuring completely different Expansion symbols from their Japanese counterparts, rather than a sized-up version.
  • Gym 1 was the first expansion in Japan to feature pre-constructed Theme Decks.
  • Blaine's Moltres, the first card that required 5 Energy cards for an attack, debuted in Gym Heroes (Gym 2 in Japan).
  • This was the first Expansion released since Base Set that was not a reprint and contained the six basic Energy cards.

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