Generations (TCG)

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Cards in set English: 115
Japanese: 77
Set number English: —
Japanese: —
Release date English: February 22, 2016
Japanese: February 27, 2016
Golduck BREAK + Palkia-EX Combo Deck
Starter Pack
Zygarde-EX Perfect Battle Deck

Pokémon TCG: Generations (Japanese: スターターパック Starter Pack) is a special expansion of cards from the XY BREAK Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It was released as a Starter Deck in the XY BREAK Era of the Pokémon Card Game in Japan.


Train On with Pokémon TCG: Generations!

Celebrate 20 years of Pokémon with the Pokémon TCG: Generations expansion, covering every stage of a Trainer's journey, from the choice of a first partner Pokémon to the most Elite of Trainer battles. Featuring Pikachu, Snorlax, Ninetales-EX, and Jolteon-EX, plus Mega Charizard-EX, Mega Blastoise-EX, and Mega Venusaur-EX, the Generations expansion is a power to be reckoned with! Train On.™


Generations is a special expansion of the XY BREAK Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as Starter Pack, a Starter Deck in the Pokémon Card Game XY BREAK Era.

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the franchise, the Generations expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game featured a large number of Pokémon from Generation I, consisting of cards from the Japanese Starter Pack, as well as a number of Japanese XY-P Promotional cards. It also included a second Radiant Collection subset (the cards were separately numbered with the prefix RC), the first of which appeared as part of the Legendary Treasures expansion. It originated from a Japanese Concept Pack, the PokéKyun Collection, released only a month before.

Unlike regular expansions, Generations booster packs could not be purchased individually from booster boxes. Instead, they were only made available in special 20th Anniversary-related items of merchandise, which included Mythical Pokémon Collections and Red & Blue Collections. Each Mythical Pokémon Collection comes packaged with 2 Generations packs, in addition to a special Full Art promotional card and collector's pin featuring 1 of the 11 Mythical Pokémon available as part of the 20th Anniversary distributions during 2016. The Mythical Pokémon Collection—Mew was the first of these products available from February 22, 2016, concluding with the Mythical Pokémon Collection—Meloetta in December 2016, mirroring the distributions. Each of the 4 Red & Blue Collection boxes available throughout 2016 contain 4 Generations packs in addition to either a sculpted figure or Jumbo card of the focal Pokémon, depending on which country the product was made for sale. Two other Generations products were made available later in 2016: the Generations Elite Trainer Box was released in July and the Super Premium Collection: Mew & Mewtwo was released in September. Each booster pack contained 10 cards, which comprised of 8 cards from the core Generations set and 2 from the Radiant Collection subset.

The Starter Pack was released on February 27, 2016 in Japan. It emulated the original both in terms of design and the random nature of the cards included. While the cards contained in each deck can vary, they were grouped based on evolutionary family and type. The deck can be broken down into two sections, which are packaged separately. The first section will always contain one of two Mega Pokémon, either M Venusaur-EX or M Charizard-EX, in addition to a fixed selection of Pokémon and Energy cards relative to its type, plus multiples of Trainer cards for a total of 27 cards. The second section contains 3 different groups of Pokémon containing an evolutionary family of 1 type, plus 1 other Pokémon of the same type, matching Energy cards, and a selection of single Trainer cards for a total of 33 cards. None of the cards available as part of the pack have rarity symbols. A special Blastoise version of the Starter Pack (Japanese: スターターパック カメックスver.) was later made available, initially exclusive to venues hosting the Kamex Mega Battle in Japan during May 2016, followed by a more general release from the Pokémon Center Online store in June 2016. This version substituted the Grass or Fire-type cards available in the first section of the regular version with Water-type cards. These cards appeared in the core Generations set, but are classed as secret cards in the Starter Pack. The Starter Pack also came with an exclusive Chansey coin.

Chansey coin

A number of special Holofoil variants of cards from the Generations expansion were subsequently distributed as part of 20th Anniversary events in several countries.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
8/83   Tangela   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo "Toys "R" Us" stamp promo (Canada)
8/83   Tangela   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo 20th Anniversary stamp promo (UK)
14/83   Ponyta   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo "Toys "R" Us" stamp promo (Canada)
14/83   Ponyta   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo 20th Anniversary stamp promo (UK)
22/83   Magikarp   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo "Toys "R" Us" stamp promo (USA and Canada)
22/83   Magikarp   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo 20th Anniversary stamp promo (UK and France)
26/83   Pikachu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo "Toys "R" Us" stamp promo (USA and Canada)
26/83   Pikachu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo 20th Anniversary stamp promo (UK, France, Australia)
28a/83   Jolteon    [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Yellow A Alternate art Mega Powers Collection exclusive
32/83   Slowpoke   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo "Toys "R" Us" stamp promo (Canada)
32/83   Slowpoke   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo 20th Anniversary stamp promo (UK)
43/83   Geodude   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo "Toys "R" Us" stamp promo (Canada)
43/83   Geodude   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo 20th Anniversary stamp promo (UK)
50/83   Clefairy   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo "Toys "R" Us" stamp promo (USA and Canada)
50/83   Clefairy   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo 20th Anniversary stamp promo (UK)
53/83   Meowth   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo "Toys "R" Us" stamp promo (USA and Canada)
53/83   Meowth   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Holo 20th Anniversary stamp promo (UK and Australia)
73a/83   Team Flare Grunt Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Yellow A Alternate art Premium Trainer's XY Collection exclusive

Set lists

No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/83   Venusaur      Promotion
2/83    Venusaur      Promotion
3/83   Caterpie     Promotion
4/83   Metapod     Promotion
5/83   Butterfree     Promotion
6/83   Paras     Promotion
7/83   Parasect     Promotion
8/83   Tangela     Promotion
9/83   Pinsir     Promotion
10/83   Leafeon      Promotion
11/83   Charizard      Promotion
12/83    Charizard      Promotion
13/83   Ninetales      Promotion
14/83   Ponyta     Promotion
15/83   Rapidash     Promotion
16/83   Magmar     Promotion
17/83   Blastoise      Promotion
18/83    Blastoise      Promotion
19/83   Shellder     Promotion
20/83   Cloyster     Promotion
21/83   Krabby     Promotion
22/83   Magikarp     Promotion
23/83   Gyarados     Promotion
24/83   Vaporeon      Promotion
25/83   Articuno     Promotion
26/83   Pikachu     Promotion
27/83   Raichu     Promotion
28/83   Jolteon      Promotion
29/83   Zapdos     Promotion
30/83   Zubat     Promotion
31/83   Golbat     Promotion
32/83   Slowpoke     Promotion
33/83   Gastly     Promotion
34/83   Haunter     Promotion
35/83   Gengar     Promotion
36/83   Jynx     Promotion
37/83   Meowstic      Promotion
38/83   Diglett     Promotion
39/83   Dugtrio     Promotion
40/83   Machop     Promotion
41/83   Machoke     Promotion
42/83   Machamp     Promotion
43/83   Geodude     Promotion
44/83   Graveler     Promotion
45/83   Golem     Promotion
46/83   Golem      Promotion
47/83   Hitmonlee     Promotion
48/83   Hitmonchan     Promotion
49/83   Rhyhorn     Promotion
50/83   Clefairy     Promotion
51/83   Clefable     Promotion
52/83   Mr. Mime     Promotion
53/83   Meowth     Promotion
54/83   Persian     Promotion
55/83   Doduo     Promotion
56/83   Dodrio     Promotion
57/83   Tauros     Promotion
58/83   Snorlax     Promotion
59/83   Clemont Su   Promotion
60/83   Crushing Hammer I   Promotion
61/83   Energy Switch I   Promotion
62/83   Evosoda I   Promotion
63/83   Imakuni? Su   Promotion
64/83   Maintenance I   Promotion
65/83   Max Revive I   Promotion
66/83   Olympia Su   Promotion
67/83   Poké Ball I   Promotion
68/83   Pokémon Center Lady Su   Promotion
69/83   Pokémon Fan Club Su   Promotion
70/83   Revitalizer I   Promotion
71/83   Red Card I   Promotion
72/83   Shauna Su   Promotion
73/83   Team Flare Grunt Su   Promotion
74/83   Double Colorless Energy   E   Promotion
75/83   Grass Energy   E   Promotion
76/83   Fire Energy   E   Promotion
77/83   Water Energy   E   Promotion
78/83   Lightning Energy   E   Promotion
79/83   Psychic Energy   E   Promotion
80/83   Fighting Energy   E   Promotion
81/83   Darkness Energy   E   Promotion
82/83   Metal Energy   E   Promotion
83/83   Fairy Energy   E   Promotion

Radiant Collection
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
RC1/RC32   Chikorita     Promotion
RC2/RC32   Shroomish     Promotion
RC3/RC32   Charmander     Promotion
RC4/RC32   Charmeleon     Promotion
RC5/RC32   Charizard     Promotion
RC6/RC32   Flareon      Promotion
RC7/RC32   Snorunt     Promotion
RC8/RC32   Froslass     Promotion
RC9/RC32   Raichu     Promotion
RC10/RC32   Dedenne     Promotion
RC11/RC32   Wobbuffet     Promotion
RC12/RC32   Gulpin     Promotion
RC13/RC32   Jirachi     Promotion
RC14/RC32   Espurr     Promotion
RC15/RC32   Meowstic     Promotion
RC16/RC32   Yveltal     Promotion
RC17/RC32   Flabébé     Promotion
RC18/RC32   Floette     Promotion
RC19/RC32   Swirlix     Promotion
RC20/RC32   Slurpuff     Promotion
RC21/RC32   Sylveon      Promotion
RC22/RC32   Diancie     Promotion
RC23/RC32   Swablu     Promotion
RC24/RC32   Altaria     Promotion
RC25/RC32   Fletchling     Promotion
RC26/RC32   Floral Crown I   Promotion
RC27/RC32   Wally Su   Promotion
RC28/RC32   Flareon      Promotion
RC29/RC32   Pikachu     Promotion
RC30/RC32   Gardevoir      Promotion
RC31/RC32    Gardevoir      Promotion
RC32/RC32   Sylveon      Promotion

Starter Pack
No. Image Card name Type
001/072   Venusaur    [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
002/072    Venusaur    [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
003/072   Caterpie   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
004/072   Metapod   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
005/072   Butterfree   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
006/072   Paras   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
007/072   Parasect   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
008/072   Tangela   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
009/072   Pinsir   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
010/072   Charizard    [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
011/072    Charizard    [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
012/072   Ponyta   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
013/072   Rapidash   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
014/072   Magmar   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
015/072   Magikarp   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
016/072   Gyarados   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
017/072   Articuno   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
018/072   Pikachu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
019/072   Raichu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
020/072   Zapdos   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
021/072   Zubat   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
022/072   Golbat   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
023/072   Slowpoke   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
024/072   Gastly   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
025/072   Haunter   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
026/072   Gengar   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
027/072   Jynx   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
028/072   Diglett   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
029/072   Dugtrio   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
030/072   Machop   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
031/072   Machoke   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
032/072   Machamp   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
033/072   Geodude   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
034/072   Graveler   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
035/072   Golem   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
036/072   Hitmonlee   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
037/072   Hitmonchan   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
038/072   Rhyhorn   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
039/072   Clefairy   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
040/072   Clefable   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
041/072   Mr. Mime   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
042/072   Meowth   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
043/072   Persian   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
044/072   Doduo   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
045/072   Dodrio   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
046/072   Tauros   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
047/072   Snorlax   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
048/072   Energy Retrieval I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
049/072   Energy Switch I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
050/072   Potion I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
051/072   Crushing Hammer I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
052/072   Max Revive I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
053/072   Evosoda I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
054/072   Super Rod I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
055/072   Ultra Ball I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
056/072   Professor's Letter I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
057/072   Rare Candy I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
058/072   Switch I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
059/072   Pokémon Catcher I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
060/072   Maintenance I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
061/072   Poké Ball I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
062/072   Red Card I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
063/072   Imakuni? Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
064/072   Shauna Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
065/072   Judge Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
066/072   Tierno Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
067/072   Professor Sycamore Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
068/072   Lysandre Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
069/072   Team Flare Grunt Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
070/072   Pokémon Center Lady Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
071/072   Pokémon Fan Club Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
072/072   Double Colorless Energy   E [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
073/072   Blastoise    [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
074/072    Blastoise    [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
075/072   Shellder   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
076/072   Cloyster   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
077/072   Krabby   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion

Starter Pack structure

Section 1
No. Card Type Quantity
Any 1 group with Grass or Fire-type Pokémon*
001/072 Venusaur   
002/072  Venusaur   
006/072 Paras  
007/072 Parasect  
008/072 Tangela  
Grass Energy   E
010/072 Charizard   
011/072  Charizard   
012/072 Ponyta  
013/072 Rapidash  
014/072 Magmar  
Fire Energy   E
1 group with Water-type Pokémon*
073/072 Blastoise   
074/072  Blastoise   
075/072 Shellder  
076/072 Cloyster  
077/072 Krabby  
Water Energy   E
14 fixed cards
058/072 Switch I
059/072 Pokémon Catcher I
061/072 Poké Ball I
064/072 Shauna Su
066/072 Tierno Su
067/072 Professor Sycamore Su
072/072 Double Colorless Energy   E

Section 2
No. Card Type Quantity
Any 1 group with a 3-stage evolutionary family
003/072 Caterpie  
004/072 Metapod  
005/072 Butterfree  
009/072 Pinsir  
Grass Energy   E
024/072 Gastly  
025/072 Haunter  
026/072 Gengar  
027/072 Jynx  
Psychic Energy   E
030/072 Machop  
031/072 Machoke  
032/072 Machamp  
036/072 Hitmonlee  
Fighting Energy   E
033/072 Geodude  
034/072 Graveler  
035/072 Golem  
037/072 Hitmonchan  
Fighting Energy   E
Any 1 group with a 2-stage evolutionary family
015/072 Magikarp  
016/072 Gyarados  
017/072 Articuno  
Water Energy   E
018/072 Pikachu  
019/072 Raichu  
020/072 Zapdos  
Lightning Energy   E
021/072 Zubat  
022/072 Golbat  
023/072 Slowpoke  
Psychic Energy   E
028/072 Diglett  
029/072 Dugtrio  
038/072 Rhyhorn  
Fighting Energy   E
039/072 Clefairy  
040/072 Clefable  
041/072 Mr. Mime  
Fairy Energy   E
Any 1 group of Colorless-type Pokémon
042/072 Meowth  
043/072 Persian  
046/072 Tauros  
044/072 Doduo  
045/072 Dodrio  
047/072 Snorlax  
Combination of 8 Trainer cards
048/072 Energy Retrieval I
049/072 Energy Switch I
050/072 Potion I
051/072 Crushing Hammer I
052/072 Max Revive I
053/072 Evosoda I
054/072 Super Rod I
055/072 Ultra Ball I
056/072 Professor's Letter I
057/072 Rare Candy I
060/072 Maintenance I
062/072 Red Card I
063/072 Imakuni? Su
065/072 Judge Su
068/072 Lysandre Su
069/072 Team Flare Grunt Su
070/072 Pokémon Center Lady Su
071/072 Pokémon Fan Club Su


English Venusaur pack
English Charizard pack
English Blastoise pack
English Pikachu pack
Japanese Starter Pack
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Languages this set is released in

The 20th Anniversary Starter Pack is released in Japanese and Korean, both only available in unlimited edition. The Generations set is released in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Cards in the English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish sets were also available as Reverse Holos. The Portuguese version of this set lacked any Reverse Holos.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Générations
  German Generationen
  Italian Generazioni
  Brazilian Portuguese Gerações
  Russian Поколения Pokoleniya
  Spanish Generaciones

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