Beginning Set (TCG)

はじめてセット/
はじめてセット forガール
BeginningSet.jpg
Beginning Set box art
Release date October 29, 2010 (Standard versions)
November 20, 2010 (DX versions)
August 5, 2011 (Plus version)
November 18, 2011 (Pikachu version)
Coin HS Silver Unova Starters Coin.png/HS Pink Unova Starters Coin.png/50px
HS DX Pink Unova Starters Coin.png/HSPlus Silver Unova Starters Coin.png/HSP Silver Unova Starters Coin.jpg

The Beginning Set (Japanese: はじめてセット) and the Beginning Set for Girls (Japanese: はじめてセット forガール) are the second Japanese-exclusive release in the BW era of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Information

For the first time in the TCG, two Deck Kits were released simultaneously, marketed at a specific gender. The contents of the two sets are largely similar; both have three Half Decks based on the Generation V starters Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott; both also contain the same assortment of game essentials. The major difference is in the design of the products and items themselves, the girls set advertised as "cuter" when compared to the standard Beginning Set; for instance, the standard set contains a Silver Non Holo coin featuring the Unova starters, while the girls set's coin is Pink Non Holo. Each set also has a small number of exclusive cards, but both share a collective numbering system and set symbol. The Half Decks are further identified by featuring colored silhouettes of the appropriate starter Pokémon, and the cards exclusive to the Beginning Set for Girls also have a pink collection number. The Holofoil cards in both sets use a Bubble Holofoil pattern, which has since been used on cards in other Japanese card collections.

In addition to the Half Decks, each set contains damage counters, a custom coin, and playmat, as well as how to play DVDs and manuals. Similarly to the Entry Pack '08 released in the DP era, Deluxe (DX) versions of each set were later released on November 20, 2010. The DX versions contain largely the same contents as their regular counterparts, with the coins switched for Silver Star-Imprint Holo and Pink Cracked Ice Holo coins of the Unova starters, respectively. In addition are a themed deck case, card sleeves, sticker sheet, notebook, and all items are presented in a metal case. Unlike the Entry Pack '08 DX, no additional cards were included.

An enhanced version of the standard Beginning Set was released on August 5, 2011 as the Beginning Set + (Plus). The contents of this version are similar to the original release, but include differently constructed Half Decks with a new collection number and set symbol and a Silver Pixel Holo Unova starters coin. The Nintendo DS game Pokémon Card Game: How to Play DS is also packaged with the set. A Pikachu-themed version of the Beginning Set DX was released on November 18, 2011. This version contains all items that can be found in the regular set, with the addition of a damage counter case and another new coin: a Silver Crosshatch Holo Unova starters coin. All items feature a Pikachu-themed design. The Half Decks included in the Pikachu version are constructed in the same way as the Beginning Set +, albeit with a different set symbol. The set also comes with a Pikachu promotional card, which uses the same Bubble Holo pattern as the other Holofoil cards in the set.

Deck lists

Beginning Set

Snivy Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
001/037 Snivy  
002/037 Servine  
003/037 Serperior  
005/037 Maractus  
014/037 Panpour  
023/037 Timburr  
024/037 Sandile  
025/037 Krokorok  
026/037 Patrat  
033/037 Potion I
034/037 Super Scoop Up I
035/037 Switch I
036/037 Pokédex I
037/037 Poké Ball I
Grass Energy   E
Fighting Energy   E

Tepig Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
004/037 Pansage  
006/037 Tepig  
007/037 Pignite  
008/037 Emboar  
010/037 Darumaka  
017/037 Blitzle  
018/037 Zebstrika  
019/037 Joltik  
030/037 Bouffalant  
031/037 Energy Retrieval I
033/037 Potion I
035/037 Switch I
036/037 Pokédex I
037/037 Poké Ball I
Fire Energy   E
Lightning Energy   E

Oshawott Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
009/037 Pansear  
011/037 Oshawott  
012/037 Dewott  
013/037 Samurott  
015/037 Basculin  
020/037 Woobat  
021/037 Venipede  
022/037 Whirlipede  
027/037 Lillipup  
032/037 Energy Switch I
033/037 Potion I
035/037 Switch I
036/037 Pokédex I
037/037 Poké Ball I
Water Energy   E
Psychic Energy   E


Beginning Set for Girls

Snivy Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
001/037 Snivy   2*×
002/037 Servine  
003/037 Serperior  
005/037 Maractus  
014/037 Panpour  
024/037 Sandile  
025/037 Krokorok  
026/037 Patrat  
029/037 Minccino  
033/037 Potion I
034/037 Super Scoop Up I
035/037 Switch I
036/037 Pokédex I
037/037 Poké Ball I
Grass Energy   E
Fighting Energy   E

Tepig Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
004/037 Pansage  
006/037 Tepig   2*×
007/037 Pignite  
008/037 Emboar  
010/037 Darumaka  
017/037 Blitzle  
018/037 Zebstrika  
019/037 Joltik  
028/037 Audino  
031/037 Energy Retrieval I
033/037 Potion I
035/037 Switch I
036/037 Pokédex I
037/037 Poké Ball I
Fire Energy   E
Lightning Energy   E

Oshawott Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
009/037 Pansear  
011/037 Oshawott   2*×
012/037 Dewott  
013/037 Samurott  
016/037 Alomomola  
020/037 Woobat  
021/037 Venipede  
022/037 Whirlipede  
027/037 Lillipup  
032/037 Energy Switch I
033/037 Potion I
035/037 Switch I
036/037 Pokédex I
037/037 Poké Ball I
Water Energy   E
Psychic Energy   E


Beginning Set +

Snivy Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
001/034 Snivy  
002/034 Servine  
003/034 Serperior  
005/034 Maractus  
014/034 Panpour  
022/034 Timburr  
023/034 Sandile  
024/034 Krokorok  
025/034 Patrat  
030/034 Potion I
031/034 Super Scoop Up I
032/034 Switch I
033/034 Pokédex I
034/034 Poké Ball I
Grass Energy   E
Fighting Energy   E

Tepig Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
004/034 Pansage  
006/034 Tepig  
007/034 Pignite  
008/034 Emboar  
010/034 Darumaka  
016/034 Blitzle  
017/034 Zebstrika  
018/034 Joltik  
027/034 Bouffalant  
028/034 Energy Retrieval I
030/034 Potion I
032/034 Switch I
033/034 Pokédex I
034/034 Poké Ball I
Fire Energy   E
Lightning Energy   E

Oshawott Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
009/034 Pansear  
011/034 Oshawott  
012/034 Dewott  
013/034 Samurott  
015/034 Basculin  
019/034 Woobat  
020/034 Venipede  
021/034 Whirlipede  
026/034 Lillipup  
029/034 Energy Switch I
030/034 Potion I
032/034 Switch I
033/034 Pokédex I
034/034 Poké Ball I
Water Energy   E
Psychic Energy   E


Beginning Set Pikachu Version

Snivy Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
001/034 Snivy  
002/034 Servine  
003/034 Serperior  
005/034 Maractus  
014/034 Panpour  
022/034 Timburr  
023/034 Sandile  
024/034 Krokorok  
025/034 Patrat  
030/034 Potion I
031/034 Super Scoop Up I
032/034 Switch I
033/034 Pokédex I
034/034 Poké Ball I
Grass Energy   E
Fighting Energy   E

Tepig Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
004/034 Pansage  
006/034 Tepig  
007/034 Pignite  
008/034 Emboar  
010/034 Darumaka  
016/034 Blitzle  
017/034 Zebstrika  
018/034 Joltik  
027/034 Bouffalant  
028/034 Energy Retrieval I
030/034 Potion I
032/034 Switch I
033/034 Pokédex I
034/034 Poké Ball I
Fire Energy   E
Lightning Energy   E

Oshawott Half Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
009/034 Pansear  
011/034 Oshawott  
012/034 Dewott  
013/034 Samurott  
015/034 Basculin  
019/034 Woobat  
020/034 Venipede  
021/034 Whirlipede  
026/034 Lillipup  
029/034 Energy Switch I
030/034 Potion I
032/034 Switch I
033/034 Pokédex I
034/034 Poké Ball I
Water Energy   E
Psychic Energy   E


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