Battle Starter Decks (TCG)

Collective box art
Release date November 20, 2009

The Battle Starter Decks (Japanese: バトルスタートデッキ Battle Start Deck) are four Japanese-exclusive Half Decks released for the Pokémon Trading Card Game.


The Battle Starter Decks were released simultaneously to the Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck. The four Half Decks are Torterra, Magmortar, Blastoise, and Raichu and are each themed around a specific Pokémon stat: Defense, Offense, Skill, and Speed, respectively. Each of the decks also contain a Holofoil version of the titular Pokémon and a "How to Play Quick Guide".

Deck lists

Torterra Battle Starter Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
001/010 Tropius  
002/010 Turtwig  
003/010 Grotle  
004/010 Torterra   2×
005/010 Cherubi  
006/010 Cherrim  
007/010 Dual Ball I
008/010 Life Herb I
009/010 Poké Ball I
010/010 Emcee's Chatter Su
Grass Energy   E 11×

Magmortar Battle Starter Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
001/009 Vulpix  
002/009 Ninetales  
003/009 Magmar  
004/009 Magmortar   2×
005/009 Numel  
006/009 Energy Returner I
007/009 Dual Ball I
008/009 Poké Ball I
009/009 Engineer's Adjustments Su
Fire Energy   E 14×

Blastoise Battle Starter Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
001/010 Squirtle  
002/010 Wartortle  
003/010 Blastoise   2×
004/010 Buizel  
005/010 Floatzel  
006/010 Manaphy  
007/010 Dual Ball I
008/010 Poké Ball I
009/010 Professor Elm's Training Method Su
010/010 Emcee's Chatter Su
Water Energy   E 12×

Raichu Battle Starter Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
001/011 Pikachu  
002/011 Raichu   2×
003/011 Plusle  
004/011 Minun  
005/011 Riolu  
006/011 Lucario  
007/011 PlusPower I
008/011 Pokémon Reversal I
009/011 Poké Ball I
010/011 Emcee's Chatter Su
011/011 Judge Su
Lightning Energy   E
Fighting Energy   E

  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.
HeartGold & SoulSilver Series
HGSS Black Star Promos
HeartGold & SoulSilver: Growth ClashEmber SparkMind Flood
HS Trainer Kit
Unleashed: Chaos ControlSteel Sentinel
Undaunted: NightfallDaybreak
Triumphant: Royal GuardVerdant Frost
Pikachu World Collection 2010
Call of Legends Series
Call of Legends: ReconRetort
L-P Promotional cards
HeartGold CollectionSoulSilver Collection: Random Basic Pack
Battle Starter DecksLeafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck
Reviving Legends: Steelix Constructed Standard DeckTyranitar Constructed Standard Deck
Lost LinkPikachu World Collection 2010
Clash at the Summit