EX Dragon (TCG)

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EX Dragon
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Cards in set English: 100
Japanese: 54
Set number English: 18
Japanese: 20
Release date English: November 24, 2003
Japanese: June 25, 2003
Theme Decks

FireFang (FireWater)
WindBlast (GrassLightning)

Miracle of the Desert
Rulers of the Heavens
Undone Seal

Pokémon-e TCG: EX Dragon (Japanese: 天空の覇者 Rulers of the Heavens) is the name given to the third main expansion of cards from the EX Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (the ADV Era in Japan). The set continues to feature Generation III Pokémon and Pokémon-ex in the card game.


Take your game to new heights!

Rise above the competition with powerful EX Dragon Pokémon! They take flight for the first time in the Pokémon-e trading card game, introducing all-new game and deck building strategies. Capture and train them, then swoop in for victory!


EX Dragon is the name given to the third main expansion of the EX Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as Rulers of the Heavens, the third expansion in the Pokémon Card Game ADV Era. It is based on Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, featuring Generation III Pokémon. The English expansion was released on November 24, 2003, while the Japanese expansion was released on June 25, 2003.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
15/97   Flygon   Cosmos Holo e-League (April 2004)
15/97   Flygon   Winner Cosmos Holo e-League (April 2004)
19/97   Salamence   Cosmos Holo e-League (May 2004)
19/97   Salamence   Winner Cosmos Holo e-League (May 2004)
32/97   Gyarados   "Prerelease" stamp Prerelease promo
50/97   Bagon   Black Star Promo
50/97   Bagon   Scrye Magazine promo
50/97   Bagon   GenCon 2004 promo
50/97   Bagon   InQuest Magazine promo
98/97   Charmander   City Championships 2004
99/97   Charmeleon   State Championships 2004
100/97   Charizard   National Championships 2004

Set lists

EX Dragon
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/97   Absol     Promotion
2/97   Altaria     Promotion
3/97   Crawdaunt     Promotion
4/97   Flygon     Promotion
5/97   Golem     Promotion
6/97   Grumpig     Promotion
7/97   Minun     Promotion
8/97   Plusle     Promotion
9/97   Roselia     Promotion
10/97   Salamence     Promotion
11/97   Shedinja     Promotion
12/97   Torkoal     Promotion
13/97   Crawdaunt     Promotion
14/97   Dragonair     Promotion
15/97   Flygon     Promotion
16/97   Girafarig     Promotion
17/97   Magneton     Promotion
18/97   Ninjask     Promotion
19/97   Salamence     Promotion
20/97   Shelgon     Promotion
21/97   Skarmory     Promotion
22/97   Vibrava     Promotion
23/97   Bagon     Promotion
24/97   Camerupt     Promotion
25/97   Combusken     Promotion
26/97   Dratini     Promotion
27/97   Flaaffy     Promotion
28/97   Forretress     Promotion
29/97   Graveler     Promotion
30/97   Graveler     Promotion
31/97   Grovyle     Promotion
32/97   Gyarados     Promotion
33/97   Horsea     Promotion
34/97   Houndoom     Promotion
35/97   Magneton     Promotion
36/97   Marshtomp     Promotion
37/97   Meditite     Promotion
38/97   Ninjask     Promotion
39/97   Seadra     Promotion
40/97   Seadra     Promotion
41/97   Shelgon     Promotion
42/97   Shelgon     Promotion
43/97   Shuppet     Promotion
44/97   Snorunt     Promotion
45/97   Swellow     Promotion
46/97   Vibrava     Promotion
47/97   Vibrava     Promotion
48/97   Whiscash     Promotion
49/97   Bagon     Promotion
50/97   Bagon     Promotion
51/97   Barboach     Promotion
52/97   Corphish     Promotion
53/97   Corphish     Promotion
54/97   Corphish     Promotion
55/97   Geodude     Promotion
56/97   Geodude     Promotion
57/97   Grimer     Promotion
58/97   Horsea     Promotion
59/97   Houndour     Promotion
60/97   Magikarp     Promotion
61/97   Magnemite     Promotion
62/97   Magnemite     Promotion
63/97   Magnemite     Promotion
64/97   Mareep     Promotion
65/97   Mudkip     Promotion
66/97   Nincada     Promotion
67/97   Nincada     Promotion
68/97   Nincada     Promotion
69/97   Numel     Promotion
70/97   Numel     Promotion
71/97   Pineco     Promotion
72/97   Slugma     Promotion
73/97   Spoink     Promotion
74/97   Spoink     Promotion
75/97   Swablu     Promotion
76/97   Taillow     Promotion
77/97   Torchic     Promotion
78/97   Trapinch     Promotion
79/97   Trapinch     Promotion
80/97   Treecko     Promotion
81/97   Wurmple     Promotion
82/97   Balloon Berry T [PT]   Promotion
83/97   Buffer Piece T [PT]   Promotion
84/97   Energy Recycle System T   Promotion
85/97   High Pressure System T [St]   Promotion
86/97   Low Pressure System T [St]   Promotion
87/97   Mr. Briney's Compassion T [Su]   Promotion
88/97   TV Reporter T [Su]   Promotion
89/97   Ampharos ex     Promotion
90/97   Dragonite ex     Promotion
91/97   Golem ex     Promotion
92/97   Kingdra ex     Promotion
93/97   Latias ex     Promotion
94/97   Latios ex     Promotion
95/97   Magcargo ex     Promotion
96/97   Muk ex     Promotion
97/97   Rayquaza ex     Promotion
98/97   Charmander     Promotion
99/97   Charmeleon     Promotion
100/97   Charizard     Promotion

Rulers of the Heavens
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
001/054   Grimer     Promotion
002/054   Muk ex     Promotion
003/054   Wurmple     Promotion
004/054   Nincada     Promotion
005/054   Ninjask     Promotion
006/054   Shedinja     Promotion
007/054   Roselia     Promotion
008/054   Slugma     Promotion
009/054   Magcargo ex     Promotion
010/054   Torkoal     Promotion
011/054   Horsea     Promotion
012/054   Seadra     Promotion
013/054   Magikarp     Promotion
014/054   Gyarados     Promotion
015/054   Kingdra ex     Promotion
016/054   Barboach     Promotion
017/054   Whiscash     Promotion
018/054   Corphish     Promotion
019/054   Crawdaunt     Promotion
020/054   Snorunt     Promotion
021/054   Magnemite     Promotion
022/054   Magneton     Promotion
023/054   Mareep     Promotion
024/054   Flaaffy     Promotion
025/054   Ampharos ex     Promotion
026/054   Plusle     Promotion
027/054   Minun     Promotion
028/054   Girafarig     Promotion
029/054   Spoink     Promotion
030/054   Grumpig     Promotion
031/054   Shuppet     Promotion
032/054   Geodude     Promotion
033/054   Graveler     Promotion
034/054   Golem     Promotion
035/054   Meditite     Promotion
036/054   Dratini     Promotion
037/054   Dragonair     Promotion
038/054   Dragonite ex     Promotion
039/054   Taillow     Promotion
040/054   Vibrava     Promotion
041/054   Flygon     Promotion
042/054   Swablu     Promotion
043/054   Altaria     Promotion
044/054   Bagon     Promotion
045/054   Shelgon     Promotion
046/054   Salamence     Promotion
047/054   Rayquaza ex     Promotion
048/054   Absol     Promotion
049/054   Skarmory     Promotion
050/054   Energy Recycle System T   Promotion
051/054   TV Reporter T [Su]   Promotion
052/054   Mr. Briney's Compassion T [Su]   Promotion
053/054   Balloon Berry T [PT]   Promotion
054/054   Buffer Piece T [PT]   Promotion


English Absol pack
English Latias pack
English Latios pack
English Rayquaza pack
Japanese Rulers of the
Heavens pack
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Languages this set is released in

The Rulers of the Heavens set is only released in Japanese, in both 1st and unlimited edition. The EX Dragon set is released in English, French, German, and Italian, with cards also available as Reverse Holos. The non-holo Uncommons in the Japanese, English, French, German, and Italian sets are available with two different codes at the bottom-left; the non-holo Commons in the Japanese set are available with four different codes at the bottom-left; and the non-Holo Commons in the English, French, German, and Italian sets have three different codes available. The purpose of these different codes is still unknown, but occurred throughout the first halve of the EX era.

In other languages

Language Title
  French EX Dragon
  German EX Drache
  Italian EX Drago

External links

  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.
EX Series
Nintendo Black Star Promos
EX Ruby & Sapphire: RubySapphireTreecko Picture BookTorchic Picture BookMudkip Picture BookRalts Picture Book
EX Sandstorm: CaravanOasis
EX Dragon: FireFangWindBlast
EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua: Team MagmaTeam Aqua
EX Hidden Legends: Forest GuardianWish Maker
EX Trainer KitPoké Card Creator Pack
EX FireRed & LeafGreen: FireRedLeafGreen
POP Series 1EX Battle Stadium
EX Team Rocket Returns: JessieJames
EX Deoxys: StarchargeJetstream
EX Emerald: HydrobloomWildfire
POP Series 2
EX Unseen Forces: Golden SkySilvery Ocean
EX Delta Species: BreakthroughSteeplechase
EX Legend Maker: GroundbreakerShadowquake
Exploud Picture BookRayquaza Picture BookEX Trainer Kit 2POP Series 3
EX Holon Phantoms: FireMistFloodRush
Ho-Oh Picture BookLugia Picture BookPOP Series 4
EX Crystal Guardians: Green CycloneStorm SurgeEarth Shower
EX Dragon Frontiers: Shadow BlazePower Wave
EX Power Keepers: Dark BlastMind Game
POP Series 5Golem Picture BookOmastar Picture BookMachamp Picture BookGengar Picture Book
ADV-P Promotional cardsPLAY Promotional cards
Expansion Pack: Treecko Constructed Starter DeckTorchic Constructed Starter DeckMudkip Constructed Starter Deck
Miracle of the Desert
Rulers of the Heavens: Flygon Constructed Starter DeckSalamence Constructed Starter Deck
Movie Commemoration VS PackMagma VS Aqua: Two AmbitionsMagma Deck KitAqua Deck KitGift Box
Undone Seal: Metagross Constructed Starter Deck
PCG-P Promotional cards
Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random Constructed Starter Decks
Flight of Legends
Clash of the Blue Sky: Deoxys Constructed Starter DeckRayquaza Constructed Starter Deck
Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sky-Splitting Deoxys
Rocket Gang Strikes Back: Black Deck KitSilver Deck Kit
Gift Box EmeraldQuick Construction PacksMeganium Constructed Starter DeckTyphlosion Constructed Starter DeckFeraligatr Constructed Starter DeckPokéPark Premium Files
Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean
Mirage Forest: Mirage's Mew Constructed Starter Deck
Master KitMovie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's LucarioHolon Research Tower Fire Quarter DeckHolon Research Tower Water Quarter DeckHolon Research Tower Lightning Quarter Deck
Holon Research Tower
Gift Box Mew • Lucario
Holon Phantom
Miracle Crystal: Earth's Groudon ex Constructed Starter DeckOcean's Kyogre ex Constructed Starter Deck
Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends: Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard DeckImprison! Gardevoir ex Constructed Standard Deck
Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy
World Champions Pack