The short-lived DPt Era of the Japanese Pokémon Trading Card Game lasted from October 2008 until July 2009. Only containing four expansions worth of products, the DPt Era merchandise is limited to decks, blister packs, and a few gift sets. Below is a chronological list of all the items released during the Japanese DPt Era of the Trading Card Game.
Entry Pack DPt
As with the DP era, the DPt era begins with the release of another Entry Pack. The Entry Pack DPt (Japanese: エントリーパック) was made available on October 10, 2008 and includes three half deck based on the SinnohCreation trioDialga, Palkia, and Giratina. The half decks principally focus on two types each, with the Giratina half deck including and Pokémon, the Dialga half deck including and Pokémon, and the Palkia half deck including and Pokémon. As with previous Entry Packs, a how-to-play guide and practice play mat are included, as well as damage counters, status counters, and a coin.
The Gift Box DPt (Japanese: ギフトボックス) was released on November 20, 2008 and is very similar in terms of content to the Entry Pack '08 DX released during the DP era. Both feature four half decks with the same central Pokémon: Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, and Pikachu, and both include a similar assortment of items presented in a trunk case. These items include a set of acrylic damage counters, a set of status counters, a how-to-play guide, a practice play mat, a dice, a coin, a sticker sheet, and a damage counter case. The half decks have varying levels of play strategy, allowing beginners to start with an easier deck and acclimatize themselves before using the more advanced half decks.
Three special 12-card packs were released on April 18, 2009 containing previously rare promotional cards. One of these was the Regigigas LV.X Collection Pack (Japanese: コレクションパック レジギガスLV．X), which features an alternate art print of Regigigas LV.X, plus 11 other cards sourced from the DP-P and PPP Promotional card collections. Six of the cards are Holofoil, including Regigigas.
Another of the Collection Packs was the Mewtwo LV.X Collection Pack (Japanese: コレクションパック ミュウツーLV．X), which includes twelve reprinted promotional cards. Six of these are Holofoil, including an alternate art print of Mewtwo LV.X, plus the previously difficult to obtain Time-Space DistortionTrainer card.
The Shaymin LV.X Collection Pack (Japanese: コレクションパック シェイミLV．X) was the third of the three Collection Packs available to purchase from April 18, 2009. As with the others, it includes twelve reprinted promotional cards originally from the DP-P and PPP Promotional card collections, with particular focus on the alternate art print of Shaymin LV.X.
The Arceus LV.X Deck: Grass & Fire (Japanese: 構築スタンダードデッキ アルセウスLV.X 草&炎) was one of two 60-card decks released with the Advent of Arceus expansion on July 8, 2009. The deck features an assortment of , , and Pokémon, and includes three versions of the Alpha Pokémon Arceus: one in its Grass-type form, one in its Fire-type form, and a LV.V variant of its Colorless-type form, which requires a Grass and Fire Energy for its attack. The deck also comes with a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, and a coin.
The Arceus LV.X Deck: Lightning & Psychic (Japanese: 構築スタンダードデッキ アルセウスLV.X 雷&超) also accompanied the Advent of Arceus expansion, released on July 8, 2009. Like the other deck, three types of Pokémon are included: , , and , with the Alpha Pokémon Arceus appearing as both Lightning and Psychic-type cards. A third LV.V variant of its Colorless-type form is also included, which requires a Lightning and Psychic Energy for its attack. The deck comes with a rulebook, a coin, and a set of damage and status counters.
A special set called Melee! Pokémon Scramble × Pokémon Card Game (Japanese: 乱戦！ポケモンスクランブル×ポケモンカードゲーム) was released on July 10, 2009 and combines the play styles of Pokémon Rumble and the Pokémon Trading Card Game by featuring a play area for up to seven players. The set includes sixteen cards that depict Pokémon as they appear in Pokémon Rumble and an array of accompanying items: a battle mat, a die plate, player markers, damage counters, four Energy die, a Target dice, and a rulebook.
The Pokémon Battle Tour 09 Challenge Deck (Japanese: ポケモンバトルツアー09 チャレンジデッキ) is a special half deck that could only be purchased at locations hosting the Pokémon Battle Tour 09, which ran from July 11 until September 6, 2009. The half deck predominantly features Fire-type Pokémon, with many of the cards sourced from a variety of DP era expansions and DPt era decks. It also contains a promotional Heatran card, which can only be found in the deck. Unlike the majority of other half decks available, the Pokémon Battle Tour 09 Challenge Deck does not include damage counters, rulebooks, or a coin.