Ancient Origins (TCG)

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Ancient Origins
SetSymbolAncient Origins.png
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Cards in set English: 100
Japanese: 97
Set number English: 65
Japanese: 59
Release date English: August 12, 2015
Japanese: June 20, 2015
Theme Decks

Iron Tide (WaterMetal)
Stone Heart (GrassFighting)

Emerald Break
Bandit Ring
Blue Shock • Red Flash

Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins (Japanese: バンデットリング Bandit Ring) is the name given to the seventh main expansion of cards from the XY Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (the XY Era in Japan). The set continues to feature Generation VI Pokémon, Pokémon-EX, M Pokémon-EX, and Ancient Traits in the card game.


Power of the Ancient Days!

Ready for some new tricks? Hoopa-EX brings new Mythical power to the Pokémon world, along with fierce new challengers like Mega Tyranitar-EX, Mega Ampharos-EX, and Mega Sceptile-EX! The Pokémon TCG: XY—Ancient Origins expansion transforms ancient secrets into modern battling techniques, with all-new Special Energy cards, new Ancient Traits, and Shiny versions of Primal Kyogre-EX, Primal Groudon-EX, and Mega Rayquaza-EX! The power of the ancients is unbound!


Bandit Ring logo

Ancient Origins is the name given to the seventh main expansion of the XY Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as Bandit Ring, the seventh and final expansion in the Pokémon Card Game XY Era. It is based on Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, featuring Generation VI Pokémon and the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa in its Hoopa Unbound form. The English expansion was released on August 12, 2015, while the Japanese expansion was released on June 20, 2015.

Shiny Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, and Mega Rayquaza were included as Secret cards.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
4/98   Bellossom   Cosmos Holo Legacy Evolution Pin Collection exclusive
12/98   Virizion   Non Holo Stone Heart Theme Deck exclusive
13/98   Flareon   Cosmos Holo Triple Effect Tins exclusive
14/98   Entei   Cosmos Holo Sun & Moon Guardians Rising Blisters exclusive
20/98   Gyarados   Cosmos Holo Pokémon Champions Tins exclusive
21/98   Gyarados   Cosmos Holo Mega Gyarados Collection exclusive
21/98   Gyarados   Non Holo Iron Tide Theme Deck exclusive
22/98   Vaporeon   Cosmos Holo Triple Effect Tins exclusive
26/98   Jolteon   Cosmos Holo Triple Effect Tins exclusive
40/98   Regirock   Cracked Ice Holo Stone Heart Theme Deck exclusive
49/98   Metagross   Cracked Ice Holo Iron Tide Theme Deck exclusive
54/98   Gardevoir   Cosmos Holo XY Premium Checklane Blisters exclusive
63/98   Eevee   Build-A-Bear Workshop stamp promo
68/98   Lugia    Sheen Holo Lugia Legendary Battle Deck exclusive
69/98   Ace Trainer Su Mirror Holo Autumn Regional Championships 2015-2016 promo
69/98   Ace Trainer Su Staff Mirror Holo Autumn Regional Championships 2015-2016 promo
69/98   Ace Trainer Su Mirror Holo International Challenge 2015-2016 promo
69/98   Ace Trainer Su Staff Mirror Holo International Challenge 2015-2016 promo
75a/98   Hex Maniac Su Yellow A Alternate art Premium Trainer's XY Collection exclusive

Set lists

Ancient Origins
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/98   Oddish     Promotion
2/98   Gloom     Promotion
3/98   Vileplume     Promotion
4/98   Bellossom     Promotion
5/98   Spinarak     Promotion
6/98   Ariados     Promotion
7/98   Sceptile      Promotion
8/98    Sceptile      Promotion
9/98   Combee     Promotion
10/98   Vespiquen     Promotion
11/98   Vespiquen     Promotion
12/98   Virizion     Promotion
13/98   Flareon     Promotion
14/98   Entei     Promotion
15/98   Entei     Promotion
16/98   Larvesta     Promotion
17/98   Volcarona     Promotion
18/98   Volcarona     Promotion
19/98   Magikarp     Promotion
20/98   Gyarados     Promotion
21/98   Gyarados     Promotion
22/98   Vaporeon     Promotion
23/98   Relicanth     Promotion
24/98   Regice     Promotion
25/98   Kyurem      Promotion
26/98   Jolteon     Promotion
27/98   Ampharos      Promotion
28/98    Ampharos      Promotion
29/98   Rotom     Promotion
30/98   Unown     Promotion
31/98   Baltoy     Promotion
32/98   Baltoy     Promotion
33/98   Claydol     Promotion
34/98   Golett     Promotion
35/98   Golurk     Promotion
36/98   Hoopa      Promotion
37/98   Machamp      Promotion
38/98   Wooper     Promotion
39/98   Quagsire     Promotion
40/98   Regirock     Promotion
41/98   Golurk     Promotion
42/98   Tyranitar      Promotion
43/98    Tyranitar      Promotion
44/98   Sableye     Promotion
45/98   Inkay     Promotion
46/98   Malamar     Promotion
47/98   Beldum     Promotion
48/98   Metang     Promotion
49/98   Metagross     Promotion
50/98   Metagross     Promotion
51/98   Registeel     Promotion
52/98   Ralts     Promotion
53/98   Kirlia     Promotion
54/98   Gardevoir     Promotion
55/98   Cottonee     Promotion
56/98   Whimsicott     Promotion
57/98   Giratina      Promotion
58/98   Goomy     Promotion
59/98   Sliggoo     Promotion
60/98   Goodra     Promotion
61/98   Meowth     Promotion
62/98   Persian     Promotion
63/98   Eevee     Promotion
64/98   Porygon     Promotion
65/98   Porygon2     Promotion
66/98   Porygon-Z     Promotion
67/98   Porygon-Z     Promotion
68/98   Lugia      Promotion
69/98   Ace Trainer Su   Promotion
70/98   Ampharos Spirit Link I   Promotion
71/98   Eco Arm I   Promotion
72/98   Energy Recycler I   Promotion
73/98   Faded Town St   Promotion
74/98   Forest of Giant Plants St   Promotion
75/98   Hex Maniac Su   Promotion
76/98   Level Ball I   Promotion
77/98   Lucky Helmet I   Promotion
78/98   Lysandre Su   Promotion
79/98   Paint Roller I   Promotion
80/98   Sceptile Spirit Link I   Promotion
81/98   Tyranitar Spirit Link I   Promotion
82/98   Dangerous Energy   E   Promotion
83/98   Flash Energy   E   Promotion
84/98   Sceptile      Promotion
85/98    Sceptile      Promotion
86/98   Kyurem      Promotion
87/98   Ampharos      Promotion
88/98    Ampharos      Promotion
89/98   Hoopa      Promotion
90/98   Machamp      Promotion
91/98   Tyranitar      Promotion
92/98    Tyranitar      Promotion
93/98   Giratina      Promotion
94/98   Lugia      Promotion
95/98   Steven Su   Promotion
96/98   Primal Kyogre      Promotion
97/98   Primal Groudon      Promotion
98/98    Rayquaza      Promotion
99/98   Energy Retrieval I   Promotion
100/98   Trainers' Mail I   Promotion

Bandit Ring
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
001/081   Oddish     Promotion
002/081   Gloom     Promotion
003/081   Vileplume     Promotion
004/081   Bellossom     Promotion
005/081   Spinarak     Promotion
006/081   Ariados     Promotion
007/081   Sceptile      Promotion
008/081    Sceptile      Promotion
009/081   Combee     Promotion
010/081   Vespiquen     Promotion
011/081   Vespiquen     Promotion
012/081   Virizion     Promotion
013/081   Flareon     Promotion
014/081   Entei     Promotion
015/081   Entei     Promotion
016/081   Larvesta     Promotion
017/081   Volcarona     Promotion
018/081   Volcarona     Promotion
019/081   Magikarp     Promotion
020/081   Gyarados     Promotion
021/081   Gyarados     Promotion
022/081   Vaporeon     Promotion
023/081   Relicanth     Promotion
024/081   Regice     Promotion
025/081   Kyurem      Promotion
026/081   Jolteon     Promotion
027/081   Ampharos      Promotion
028/081    Ampharos      Promotion
029/081   Rotom     Promotion
030/081   Unown     Promotion
031/081   Baltoy     Promotion
032/081   Baltoy     Promotion
033/081   Claydol     Promotion
034/081   Golett     Promotion
035/081   Golurk     Promotion
036/081   Hoopa      Promotion
037/081   Machamp      Promotion
038/081   Wooper     Promotion
039/081   Quagsire     Promotion
040/081   Regirock     Promotion
041/081   Golurk     Promotion
042/081   Tyranitar      Promotion
043/081    Tyranitar      Promotion
044/081   Sableye     Promotion
045/081   Inkay     Promotion
046/081   Malamar     Promotion
047/081   Beldum     Promotion
048/081   Metang     Promotion
049/081   Metagross     Promotion
050/081   Metagross     Promotion
051/081   Registeel     Promotion
052/081   Ralts     Promotion
053/081   Kirlia     Promotion
054/081   Gardevoir     Promotion
055/081   Cottonee     Promotion
056/081   Whimsicott     Promotion
057/081   Giratina      Promotion
058/081   Goomy     Promotion
059/081   Sliggoo     Promotion
060/081   Goodra     Promotion
061/081   Meowth     Promotion
062/081   Persian     Promotion
063/081   Eevee     Promotion
064/081   Porygon     Promotion
065/081   Porygon2     Promotion
066/081   Porygon-Z     Promotion
067/081   Porygon-Z     Promotion
068/081   Lugia      Promotion
069/081   Eco Arm I   Promotion
070/081   Paint Roller I   Promotion
071/081   Level Ball I   Promotion
072/081   Lucky Helmet I   Promotion
073/081   Sceptile Spirit Link I   Promotion
074/081   Ampharos Spirit Link I   Promotion
075/081   Tyranitar Spirit Link I   Promotion
076/081   Ace Trainer Su   Promotion
077/081   Hex Maniac Su   Promotion
078/081   Faded Town St   Promotion
079/081   Forest of Giant Plants St   Promotion
080/081   Flash Energy   E   Promotion
081/081   Dangerous Energy   E   Promotion
082/081   Sceptile      Promotion
083/081    Sceptile      Promotion
084/081   Kyurem      Promotion
085/081   Ampharos      Promotion
086/081    Ampharos      Promotion
087/081   Hoopa      Promotion
088/081   Machamp      Promotion
089/081   Tyranitar      Promotion
090/081    Tyranitar      Promotion
091/081   Giratina      Promotion
092/081   Lugia      Promotion
093/081   Primal Kyogre      Promotion
094/081   Primal Groudon      Promotion
095/081    Rayquaza      Promotion
096/081   Energy Retrieval I   Promotion
097/081   Trainers' Mail I   Promotion


English Mega Tyranitar pack
English Primal Groudon pack
English Mega Rayquaza pack
English Hoopa Unbound pack
Japanese Bandit Ring pack
English Ancient Origins
booster box
Japanese Bandit Ring
booster box
Korean Bandit Ring pack
The Sneak-Peek Tins
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Languages this set is released in

The Bandit Ring set is released in Japanese and Korean. The Japanese set is available in both 1st and unlimited edition, and the Korean set is only available in unlimited edition. The Ancient Origins set is released in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. Cards in the English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian sets were also available as Reverse Holos. The Portuguese version of this set lacked any Reverse Holos.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Origines Antiques
  German Ewiger Anfang
  Italian Antiche Origini
  Korean 밴디트링 Bandit Ring
  Brazilian Portuguese Origens Ancestrais
  Russian Древние Истоки Drevnie Istoki
  Spanish Antiguos Orígenes

External links

  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions and releases
Bold indicates a main expansion. Italics indicate a special set. Releases that are entirely composed of prints from other releases are small.
XY Series
XY Black Star Promos
Kalos Starter Set: Chespin DeckFennekin DeckFroakie Deck
XY: Resilient LifeDestruction Rush
XY Trainer Kit
Flashfire: Mystic TyphoonBrilliant Thunder
McDonald's Collection 2014
Furious Fists: Dark HammerEnchanted Echo
Battle Arena Decks: Xerneas vs. Yveltal
Phantom Forces: Burning WindsBolt Twister
XY Trainer Kit: Bisharp & Wigglytuff
Primal Clash: Earth's PulseOcean's Core
Double CrisisXY Trainer Kit: Latias & Latios
Roaring Skies: Aurora BlastStorm Rider
Ancient Origins: Iron TideStone Heart
Battle Arena Decks: Mewtwo vs. Darkrai
BREAKthrough: Burning SparkNight Striker
McDonald's Collection 2015
BREAKpoint: Wave SlasherElectric Eye
GenerationsXY Trainer Kit: Pikachu Libre & Suicune
Fates Collide: Fates Collide Prerelease KitSky GuardianBattle Ruler
Steam Siege: Steam Siege Prerelease KitGears of FireRing of Lightning
McDonald's Collection 2016Battle Arena Decks: Rayquaza vs. Keldeo
Articuno Legendary Battle DeckZapdos Legendary Battle DeckMoltres Legendary Battle Deck

Evolutions: Evolutions Prerelease KitMewtwo MayhemPikachu Power
XY Era
XY-P Promotional cards
XY Beginning Set
Collection XCollection Y
Xerneas Half DeckYveltal Half Deck
Wild Blaze: M Charizard-EX Mega Battle Deck
Rising Fist
Phantom Gate: Hyper Metal Chain Deck
Super Legend Set: Xerneas-EX & Yveltal-EX
Gaia VolcanoTidal Storm
Magma Gang VS Aqua Gang: Double Crisis
Emerald Break: M Rayquaza-EX Mega Battle Deck
Bandit Ring
Legendary Shine CollectionEmboar-EX vs Togekiss-EX Deck KitM Master Deck Build Box Power StyleM Master Deck Build Box Speed Style
Blue ShockRed Flash: Raichu BREAK Evolution PackNoivern BREAK Evolution Pack
Golduck BREAK + Palkia-EX Combo Deck
Rage of the Broken Heavens
Grass/Fighting Battle Strength SetFire/Lightning Battle Strength SetWater/Psychic Battle Strength SetPokéKyun CollectionBREAK Starter Pack
Awakening Psychic King: Zygarde-EX Perfect Battle DeckM Audino-EX Mega Battle Deck
Premium Champion Pack
Fever-Burst FighterCruel Traitor
Mythical & Legendary Dream Shine CollectionExpansion Pack 20th AnniversaryThe Best of XY