Box Topper (TCG)

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 × 90.0 mm, compared with Regular cards measuring 87.0 × 63.0 mm and Jumbo cards at 205.5 × 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.

Size comparison of a Box Topper Venusaur (right) with a regular card.

Card lists

Oversized cards

Box Toppers (Legendary Collection)
No. Image Card name Type
S1/S4   Charizard   Promotion
S2/S4   Dark Blastoise   Promotion
S3/S4   Dark Raichu   Promotion
S4/S4   Mewtwo   Promotion

Box Toppers (e-Card series)
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
01/12   Alakazam   Expedition Base Set booster box
02/12   Feraligatr   Expedition Base Set booster box
03/12   Tyranitar   Expedition Base Set booster box
04/12   Venusaur   Expedition Base Set booster box
05/12   Entei   Aquapolis booster box
06/12   Espeon   Aquapolis booster box
07/12   Scizor   Aquapolis booster box
08/12   Suicune   Aquapolis booster box
09/12   Charizard   Skyridge booster box
10/12   Crobat   Skyridge booster box
11/12   Ho-Oh   Skyridge booster box
12/12   Kabutops   Skyridge booster box

Regular cards

EX Series
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
96/95   Absol   EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua booster box
102/101   Groudon   EX Hidden Legends booster box
113/112   Charmander   EX FireRed & LeafGreen booster box
110/109   Charmeleon   EX Team Rocket Returns booster box
108/107   Rocket's Raikou ex   EX Deoxys booster box
107/106   Farfetch'd   EX Emerald booster box
116/115   Rocket's Persian ex   EX Unseen Forces booster box
114/113   Azumarill   EX Delta Species booster box
93/92   Pikachu δ   EX Legend Maker booster box
111/110   Mew   EX Holon Phantoms booster box


See also

  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.
Miscellaneous releases
Unreleased Wizards sets: CrosstrainerLegendary Collection 2Jamboree
Miscellaneous Promotional cards: Prerelease cardsW Promotional cardsWinner cardsBox TopperJumbo cardsMetal cardsToys "R" Us Promotional cardsYellow A Alternate cards