Box Topper (TCG)

Comparison of a box topper (right) with a regular card

A Box Topper is a special card included inside sealed booster boxes as an incentive for buying an entire box of booster packs. They were first introduced in the Legendary Collection, where they were oversized, reverse-holographic versions of a card from within the set. The first Box Toppers measured 126.5 x 90.0 mm, compared with Regular cards measuring 87.0 x 63.0 mm and Jumbo cards at 205.5 x 145.5 mm. Starting in EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua, Box Toppers became Regular sized cards with a design unique to the set. These Regular size Toppers (along with the secret insert cards, such as Celebi ex in EX Unseen Forces) have a set number which exceeds the size of the set (e.g. "98/97") and always have a Rare Holo rarity. The inclusion of Box Toppers ceased after the release of EX Holon Phantoms, with some of the booster pack boxes containing a figurine of a Pokémon instead.

Cards with Box Topper variants

Box toppers
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Charizard   Legendary Collection   S1/S4      
Dark Blastoise   Legendary Collection   S2/S4      
Dark Raichu   Legendary Collection   S3/S4      
Mewtwo   Legendary Collection   S4/S4      
Alakazam   Expedition   01/12      
Feraligatr   Expedition   02/12      
Tyranitar   Expedition   03/12      
Venusaur   Expedition   04/12      
Entei   Aquapolis   05/12      
Espeon   Aquapolis   06/12      
Scizor   Aquapolis   07/12      
Suicune   Aquapolis   08/12      
Charizard   Skyridge   09/12      
Crobat   Skyridge   10/12      
Ho-Oh   Skyridge   11/12      
Kabutops   Skyridge   12/12      
Absol   EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua   96/95      
Groudon   EX Hidden Legends   102/101      
Charmander   EX FireRed & LeafGreen   113/112      
Charmeleon   EX Team Rocket Returns   110/109      
Rocket's Raikou ex   EX Deoxys   108/107      
Farfetch'd   EX Emerald   107/106      
Rocket's Persian ex   EX Unseen Forces   116/115      
Azumarill   EX Delta Species   114/113      
Pikachu δ   EX Legend Maker   93/92      
Mew   EX Holon Phantoms   111/110      

See also

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