ex Starter Sets (TCG)

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Collective box art
Release date Japanese: January 20, 2023
Traditional Chinese: February 3, 2023
Thailand: February 24, 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, 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.


Following the worldwide release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet two months prior were three 60-card pre-constructed starter sets focusing on the three 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 and contains a fixed selection of cards. The decks include a number of basic Trainer cards to start out the new Generation of the Trading Card Game, plus supporting basic Energy cards. Every set also comes packaged with a sheet containing 44 damage counters and 2 status markers, a play guide, a coin, and a playmat. (Sets released in Thailand and Indonesia do not come with coins and playmats.)

Deck lists

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

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

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

  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.
Scarlet & Violet Series
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Scarlet & Violet: Scarlet & Violet Build & Battle Box
Ampharos ex Battle DeckLucario ex Battle Deck
Paldea Evolved
Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic
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
Pokémon Card Game Classic