ex Starter Sets (TCG)

スターターセットex
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Collective box art
Release date Japanese: January 20, 2023
Traditional Chinese: February 3, 2023
Thai: February 24, 2023
Korean: February 28, 2023
Indonesian: March 3, 2023
Coin SVAM Green Sprigatito Coin.png/SVAL Red Fuecoco Coin.png/SVAW Blue Quaxly Coin.png

The ex Starter Sets (Japanese: スターターセットex Starter Set ex) are a collection of three Standard Decks for the Pokémon Trading Card Game released in Japan on January 20, 2023, in Taiwan and Hong Kong on February 3, 2023, in Thailand on February 24, 2023, in South Korea on February 28, 2023, and in Indonesia on March 3, 2023. Together with Scarlet ex and Violet ex, they are the first card releases of the Scarlet & Violet Era.

Information

Following the worldwide release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, three 60-card pre-constructed starter sets were released focusing on the Paldean first partner Pokémon.

These sets include:

ex Starter Set Sprigatito & Lucario ex (Japanese: スターターセットex ニャオハ&ルカリオex)
ex Starter Set Fuecoco & Ampharos ex (Japanese: スターターセットex ホゲータ&デンリュウex)
ex Starter Set Quaxly & Mimikyu ex (Japanese: スターターセットex クワッス&ミミッキュex)

Each starter set premiers one Pokémon ex for each of the secondary types featured in the deck. The decks include a number of basic Trainer cards to start out the new Generation of the Trading Card Game, plus basic Energy cards. Each set comes packaged with a sheet containing 44 damage counters and 2 status markers, a player's guide, a coin, and a two-player playmat. In Indonesia and Thailand, the ex Starter Sets were released as Starter Deck ex which differ from the ex Starter Set releases in that they do not include a promotional card pack, coin and playmat.

Deck lists

ex Starter Set Sprigatito & Lucario ex
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
001/023   Shroomish  
002/023   Breloom  
003/023   Tropius  
004/023   Sprigatito  
005/023   Floragato  
006/023   Meowscarada  
007/023   Tarountula  
008/023   Riolu  
009/023   Lucario   
010/023   Stonjourner  
011/023   Lechonk  
012/023   Energy Switch I
013/023   Energy Search I
014/023   Potion I
015/023   Nest Ball I
016/023   Ultra Ball I
017/023   Pokégear 3.0 I
018/023   Switch I
019/023   Pokémon Catcher I
020/023   Judge Su
021/023   Youngster Su
022/023   Nemona Su
023/023   Professor's Research [Professor Sada] Su
Basic Grass Energy   E
Basic Fighting Energy   E

ex Starter Set Fuecoco & Ampharos ex
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
001/021   Growlithe  
002/021   Fuecoco  
003/021   Crocalor  
004/021   Skeledirge  
005/021   Mareep  
006/021   Flaaffy  
007/021   Ampharos   
008/021   Rotom  
009/021   Lechonk  
010/021   Flamigo  
011/021   Energy Search I
012/021   Nest Ball I
013/021   Ultra Ball I
014/021   Rare Candy I
015/021   Pokégear 3.0 I
016/021   Switch I
017/021   Jacq Su
018/021   Judge Su
019/021   Youngster Su
020/021   Nemona Su
021/021   Professor's Research [Professor Turo] Su
Basic Fire Energy   E
Basic Lightning Energy   E

ex Starter Set Quaxly & Mimikyu ex
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
001/023   Alomomola  
002/023   Quaxly  
003/023   Quaxwell  
004/023   Quaquaval  
005/023   Dedenne  
006/023   Mimikyu   
007/023   Flittle  
008/023   Zangoose  
009/023   Lechonk  
010/023   Cyclizar  
011/023   Energy Retrieval I
012/023   Energy Search I
013/023   Crushing Hammer I
014/023   Nest Ball I
015/023   Ultra Ball I
016/023   Pokégear 3.0 I
017/023   Switch I
018/023   Pokémon Catcher I
019/023   Vitality Band PT
020/023   Judge Su
021/023   Youngster Su
022/023   Nemona Su
023/023   Professor's Research [Professor Sada] Su
Basic Water Energy   E
Basic Psychic Energy   E

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In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 起始組合ex 新葉喵&路卡利歐 ex
起始組合ex 呆火鱷&電龍 ex
起始組合ex 潤水鴨&謎擬Q ex
Mandarin 起始組合ex 新葉喵&路卡利歐 ex
起始組合ex 呆火鱷&電龍 ex
起始組合ex 潤水鴨&謎擬Q ex
  Indonesian Starter Deck ex Sprigatito & Lucario ex
Starter Deck ex Fuecoco & Ampharos ex
Starter Deck ex Quaxly & Mimikyu ex
  Korean 스타터 세트 ex 「나오하&루카리오 ex」
스타터 세트 ex 「뜨아거&전룡 ex」
스타터 세트 ex 「꾸왁스&따라큐 ex」
  Thai Starter Deck ex เนียวฮะ & ลูคาริโอ ex
Starter Deck ex โฮเกเตอร์ & เด็นริว ex
Starter Deck ex แคว็กซ์ & มิมิคคิว ex


  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.


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Bold indicates a main expansion. Italics indicate a special set. Releases that are entirely composed of prints from other releases are small.
Scarlet & Violet Series
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ex Battle Decks—Ampharos & Lucario
Paldea Evolved: Paldea Evolved Build & Battle Box
ex Battle Decks—Chien-Pao & TinkatonMcDonald's Collection 2023Play! Pokémon Prize Pack Series Three
Obsidian Flames: Obsidian Flames Build & Battle Box
Deluxe Battle Decks—Meowscarada ex & Quaquaval exTrick or Trade 2023
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Paradox Rift: Paradox Rift Build & Battle Box
Miraidon ex League Battle DeckPokémon Trading Card Game Classic
Paldean FatesPlay! Pokémon Prize Pack Series Four
Temporal Forces: Temporal Forces Build & Battle BoxDeluxe Battle Decks—Ninetales ex & Zapdos ex
ex Battle Decks—Houndoom & MelmetalGardevoir ex League Battle Deck
Twilight Masquerade: Twilight Masquerade Build & Battle Box
Battle Academy 2024
Scarlet & Violet Era
SV-P Promotional cards
Scarlet exViolet ex: ex Starter SetsPremium Trainer Box ex
Triplet Beatex Starter Set Pikachu ex & Pawmot
Snow HazardClay Burst
ex Special SetPokémon Card 151ex Start Decks
Ruler of the Black Flame: Ruler of the Black Flame Deck Build Box2023 World Championships Yokohama Deck: Pikachu
Raging SurfTerastal Starter Sets
Ancient RoarFuture Flash
Pokémon Card Game ClassicVenusaur & Charizard & Blastoise Special Deck Set exShiny Treasure ex
Wild ForceCyber Judge: Starter Deck & Build Sets
Battle AcademyCrimson Haze
Transformation Mask
Battle Master Decks