The first products of the PCG era were the Random Constructed Starter Decks, released on March 19, 2004, just before the first main PCG era expansion Flight of Legends. One of these was the Venusaur Random Constructed Starter Deck (Japanese: ランダム構築スターター フシギバナ★草), which includes the Seed Pokémon Venusaur as a Pokémon-ex card and the rest of its evolutionary family as fixed cards. Three random evolutionary families from a selection of cards exclusive across all three half decks, plus a selection of Trainer and Energy cards make up the remainder of the half deck. It also comes with a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, and a coin.
The second of the random half decks was the Charizard Random Constructed Starter Deck (Japanese: ランダム構築スターター リザードン★炎), which featured the Flame Pokémon Charizard and its evolutionary family as fixed cards. The remaining cards included in the deck comprise three random evolutionary families, a block of four that can be found in two of the random half decks, a block of three that can be in all three, a block of two Colorless-type families exclusive to the Charizard half deck, seven random Trainer cards, and eleven Energy cards. The half deck also comes with a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, and a coin.
The third of the three random half decks released on March 19, 2004 was the Blastoise Random Constructed Starter Deck (Japanese: ランダム構築スターター カメックス★水). The Shellfish Pokémon Blastoise and its prior evolutions are featured as fixed cards, with Blastoise appearing as a Pokémon-ex card. The rest of the half deck is composed in the same way as the other random half decks, with three random evolutionary families, including a block of two Colorless-type families exclusive to the Blastoise half deck, a random selection of Trainer cards, and some Energy cards. A set of damage and status counters, a rulebook, and a coin are also included.
The Deoxys Constructed Starter Deck (Japanese: 構築済みスターター デオキシスデッキ) was one of two half decks to be released on July 1, 2004 alongside the Clash of the Blue Sky expansion. Like the main expansion, the half deck revolves around the DNA Pokémon Deoxys, which is featured as a Pokémon-ex card in its Normal Forme, and when combined with those from Clash of the Blue Sky, cover all three of Deoxys' currently revealed formes. The half deck focuses on Grass, Psychic, and Fighting Pokémon, and includes a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, and a coin.
The Rayquaza Constructed Starter Deck (Japanese: 構築済みスターター レックウザデッキ), together with the Deoxys Constructed Starter Deck, was released alongside the Clash of the Blue Sky expansion on July 1, 2004. The pairing of Deoxys and Rayquaza as the half deck's focal Pokémon are likely a reference to their appearance in the upcoming movie Destiny Deoxys. Rayquaza is featured as a Pokémon-ex card, with the remainder of the half deck comprising Fire, Water, and Lightning Pokémon. The half deck also comes with a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, and a coin.
Celebrating the release of Destiny Deoxys in cinemas, the Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sky-Splitting Deoxys (Japanese: 映画公開記念VSパック 裂空のデオキシス) was made available first on July 17, 2004 exclusively in Pokémon Centers, followed by a more general release on August 14, 2004. Prominent Pokémon include Sky-Splitting Deoxys, featured in two of its formes and Sky's Rayquaza. Other cards include Pokémon native to the movie's primary setting LaRousse City, as well as Pokémon belonging to characters appearing in the movie. The half deck also comes with a special lenticular image card depicting the formes of Sky-Splitting Deoxys, a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, and a coin.
Much like the Magma and Aqua Deck Kits released during the ADV era, two Team Rocket-inspired deck kits were made available upon the release of the Rocket Gang Strikes Back expansion on October 15, 2004. The first is the Black Deck Kit (Japanese: 構築済みデッキ ロケット団ハーフデッキW -black-), which includes predominantly , , and Pokémon, a handful of which are Dark Pokémon. All Dark Pokémon are dual-typed with . The deck kit contains two half decks, plus a rulebook and coin.
The second Team Rocket-themed deck kit made available on October 15, 2004 was the Silver Deck Kit (Japanese: 構築済みデッキ ロケット団ハーフデッキW -silver-). Much like the Black Deck Kit, it contains two half decks allowing varying levels of play, focusing primarily on , , and Pokémon. All Dark Pokémon included in the kit are dual-typed with , while the Pokémon-ex card Rocket's Articuno ex is purely Darkness-type. The kit also comes with a rulebook and a coin.
Following the release of Pokémon Emerald, the Gift Box Emerald (Japanese: ギフトボックス エメラルドver.) was made available on November 19, 2004. The gift box includes two half decks: one featuring the DNA Pokémon Deoxys, the other featuring the Sky High Pokémon Rayquaza. Both are also featured as Pokémon-ex in their respective half decks, with Deoxys immortalized in both its Normal Forme and newly revealed Speed Forme. The gift box comes with everything required for two players to enjoy the game: a rulebook, a set of damage and status counters, a coin, and two individual play mats. All of the items are presented in a metal carry case.
A collection of six 15-card quarter decks were released on January 16, 2005, each one focusing on a specific type in the TCG. The Grass Quick Construction Pack (Japanese: クイック•コンストラクション•パック タイプユニット:草) includes only Grass-type Pokémon and features the Scarecrow Pokémon Cacturne as a Pokémon-ex card. The pack also includes a rulebook and a coin.
The Fire Quick Construction Pack (Japanese: クイック•コンストラクション•パック タイプユニット:炎) is one of the six Quick Construction Packs and focuses on primarily Fire-type Pokémon, with the Eruption Pokémon Camerupt as a Pokémon-ex card. In addition to the cards, the pack also comes with a rulebook and a coin.
As one of the Quick Construction Packs, the Lightning Quick Construction Pack (Japanese: クイック•コンストラクション•パック タイプユニット:雷) predominantly features only one type of Pokémon: Lightning. Among these are the Mouse Pokémon Raichu, which appears as a Pokémon-ex. The pack includes a rulebook and a coin as well.
Released as one of the six Quick Construction Packs, the Psychic Quick Construction Pack (Japanese: クイック•コンストラクション•パック タイプユニット:超) includes a selection of purely Psychic-type Pokémon, with the Beckon Pokémon Dusclops featured as the staple Pokémon-ex card. A rulebook and a coin are also included.
Released during January 2005 was a special version of the Black Deck Kit called the Black Team Rocket Special Box (Japanese: ロケット団スペシャルボックス -black-). This box features the Atrocious Pokémon Gyarados on the front and comes packaged with a full Black Deck Kit, two Rocket Gang Strikes Back booster packs, and one Holofoil promotional card.
Available alongside the Black Rocket Gang Special Box was the Silver Team Rocket Special Box (Japanese: ロケット団スペシャルボックス -silver-), which includes similar contents to its counterpart. The box, which features the Armor Pokémon Tyranitar on the front, includes one Silver Deck Kit, two Rocket Gang Strikes Back booster packs, and a Cosmos Holofoil promotional card featuring Raikou.
Celebrating the opening of the first PokéPark theme park in Japan on March 18, 2005, two special card sheets were made available in limited quantities of 1000 to visitors. The PokéPark Premium File Blue Sheet (Japanese: ポケパークプレミアムファイル ブルーシート) contains nine cards, all of which are illustrated by Kouki Saitou and primarily feature Legendary Pokémon.
The PokéPark Premium File Forest Sheet (Japanese: ポケパークプレミアムファイル フォレストシート) was made available alongside the PokéPark Premium File Blue Sheet and includes nine cards, all illustrated by Kanako Eo. Unlike the Blue Sheet, all of the cards from the Forest Sheet belong to PokéPark, and were subsequently not translated into any other language.
The Master Kit (Japanese: マスターキット) was released on July 15, 2005 and features the new Generation IV Pokémon Lucario on the box art. The kit contains two 15-card quarter decks, as well as a 12-card side deck that allows players to develop various play strategies. The Sky High Pokémon Rayquaza and Aura Pokémon Lucario are both included as Pokémon-ex cards, but arguably the kit's most interesting inclusion is the CD-ROM that features a listing of nearly every card released from Expansion Pack to Mirage Forest. The kit also comes with a large rulebook, damage counters, status counters, a play mat, and a coin.
The Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's Lucario (Japanese: 映画公開記念VSパック 波導のルカリオ) was made available first on July 16, 2005 in Pokémon Centers and celebrates the release of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew in cinemas. A more general release of the half deck followed on August 5, 2005. The half deck features primarily Pokémon belonging to characters portrayed in the movie, with a couple native to the movie's setting Rota. The half deck also comes with damage counters, status counters, and a coin.
The Holon Research Tower Fire Quarter Deck (Japanese: ホロンの研究塔ハーフデッキ1/2炎EX) was one of three 15-card decks to be released following the Holon Research Tower expansion. The deck was initially released exclusively in Pokémon Centers on September 30, 2005, but made more widely available on October 7, 2005. The deck primarily includes Fire-type Pokémon, with Flareon ex as the focal card. Two of the newly created δ Delta Species Pokémon are also included, as is a rulebook.
The Gift Box Mew • Lucario (Japanese: ギフトボックス ミュウ•ルカリオver.) was released on November 16, 2005 and features the New Species Pokémon Mew and the Aura Pokémon Lucario following their appearances in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew in two of the four packaged quarter decks. The other two quarter decks feature the Rogue Pokémon Crawdaunt and the Bite Pokémon Mightyena. All featured Pokémon appear as Pokémon-ex in their respective decks. The gift box also includes two special Pokémon cards: Pikachu and Mewtwo, as well as a rulebook, a set of damage and status counters, a play mat, and a coin.
The last item of PCG era merchandise was the Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy (Japanese: 映画公開記念VSパック 蒼海のマナフィ), first released on July 15, 2006 in Pokémon Centers to celebrate the release of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea in cinemas. The half deck subsequently became more widely available on August 4, 2006. It features Pokémon belonging to characters from the movie, a handful native to Samiya Temple, plus the Legendary Seafaring Pokémon Manaphy. The half deck also comes with damage counters, status counters, and a coin.