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スターターパック
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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
Theme Decks None
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Pokémon TCG: Generations (Japanese: スターターパック Starter Pack) is a special expansion released during the English XY BREAK Series and Japanese XY BREAK Era of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It primarily contains reprints of cards from the XY Series and features mainly Generation I Pokémon in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the franchise.

Description

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.

Information

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the franchise, the Generations expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game was first available in English from February 22, 2016. The Starter Pack, its Japanese equivalent, was released on February 27, 2016. The core English set features 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. The English release also includes a second Radiant Collection subset, the first of which appeared as part of the Legendary Treasures expansion. Like the first, this Radiant Collection originates from a Japanese Concept Pack, the PokéKyun Collection, released only a month before.

Generations features 16 Pokémon-EX, 4 of which are Mega Evolution Pokémon. The full set includes the 83 regular cards plus the Radiant Collection 32 card subset (separately numbered with the prefix RC), bringing the English total of cards available to 115. Each pack contains 10 random cards, which comprise 8 cards from the core Generations set and 2 from the Radiant Collection subset.

Unlike regular expansions, Generations booster packs could not be purchased individually from booster boxes. Instead, they were only 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.

The Japanese Starter Pack emulates 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 are 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 substitutes the Grass or Fire-type cards available in the first section of the regular version with Water-type cards. These cards appear in the core Generations set, but are classed as secret cards in the Starter Pack. The Starter Pack also comes 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

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


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

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

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

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
  European Spanish Generaciones




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