Great Encounters (TCG)

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Cards in set 106
Set number 35
Release date February 13, 2008
Theme Decks

Eternal Time (FightingMetal)
Infinite Space (WaterPsychic)
Endless Night (FireGrassDarkness)

Pokémon TCG: Diamond & Pearl—Great Encounters is the name given to the fourth main expansion of cards from the Diamond & Pearl Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The set continues to feature Generation IV Pokémon and Pokémon LV.X in the card game.


Witness Legendary Battles... Experience Great Encounters

Dialga. Palkia. Darkrai. Who will stand victorious? In the Pokémon TCG: Diamond & Pearl—Great Encounters expansion, these three incredible legends come together to battle one another in an epic confrontation that will be a triumph for Trainers everywhere! With more brand-new Pokémon, more Pokémon LV.X, and a titanic clash of some of the most powerful Pokémon ever, Great Encounters is your chance to encounter greatness!


Great Encounters is the name given to the fourth main expansion of the Diamond & Pearl Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It is based on Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, featuring Generation IV Pokémon. It was released on February 13, 2008.

Due to the six-month gap between the release of the fourth expansion block (Moonlit Pursuit and Dawn Dash) and the fifth expansion block (Cry from the Mysterious and Temple of Anger), Moonlit Pursuit and Dawn Dash were separated into two English expansions. Great Encounters mostly contained cards from the Moonlit Pursuit expansion.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
6/106   Porygon-Z   Non Holo Eternal Time Theme Deck exclusive
15/106   Claydol   Pokémon League Cynthia Season (December 2009)
16/106   Dialga   Cosmos Holo Eternal Time Theme Deck exclusive
16/106   Dialga   Reverse Holo "Platinum" stamp Burger King Collection 2009
26/106   Palkia   Cosmos Holo Infinite Space Theme Deck exclusive
26/106   Palkia   Reverse Holo "Platinum" stamp Burger King Collection 2009
37/106   Floatzel   Gold snowflake stamp Pokémon Countdown Calendar exclusive
49/106   Porygon2   "Prerelease" stamp Prerelease promo
49/106   Porygon2   Staff "Prerelease" stamp Prerelease promo
61/106   Buizel   Gold snowflake stamp Pokémon Countdown Calendar exclusive
98/106   Felicity's Drawing Su Pokémon League Thorton Season (March 2010)

Set list

Great Encounters
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/106   Blaziken     Promotion
2/106   Cresselia     Promotion
3/106   Darkrai     Promotion
4/106   Darkrai     Promotion
5/106   Pachirisu     Promotion
6/106   Porygon-Z     Promotion
7/106   Rotom     Promotion
8/106   Sceptile     Promotion
9/106   Swampert     Promotion
10/106   Tangrowth     Promotion
11/106   Togekiss     Promotion
12/106   Altaria     Promotion
13/106   Beedrill     Promotion
14/106   Butterfree     Promotion
15/106   Claydol     Promotion
16/106   Dialga     Promotion
17/106   Exploud     Promotion
18/106   Houndoom     Promotion
19/106   Hypno     Promotion
20/106   Kingler     Promotion
21/106   Lapras     Promotion
22/106   Latias     Promotion
23/106   Latios     Promotion
24/106   Mawile     Promotion
25/106   Milotic     Promotion
26/106   Palkia     Promotion
27/106   Primeape     Promotion
28/106   Slowking     Promotion
29/106   Unown H     Promotion
30/106   Wailord     Promotion
31/106   Weezing     Promotion
32/106   Wigglytuff     Promotion
33/106   Arbok     Promotion
34/106   Cacturne     Promotion
35/106   Combusken     Promotion
36/106   Delibird     Promotion
37/106   Floatzel     Promotion
38/106   Gorebyss     Promotion
39/106   Granbull     Promotion
40/106   Grovyle     Promotion
41/106   Hariyama     Promotion
42/106   Huntail     Promotion
43/106   Linoone     Promotion
44/106   Loudred     Promotion
45/106   Magcargo     Promotion
46/106   Marshtomp     Promotion
47/106   Metapod     Promotion
48/106   Pelipper     Promotion
49/106   Porygon2     Promotion
50/106   Purugly     Promotion
51/106   Relicanth     Promotion
52/106   Seviper     Promotion
53/106   Skarmory     Promotion
54/106   Slowbro     Promotion
55/106   Togetic     Promotion
56/106   Unown F     Promotion
57/106   Unown G     Promotion
58/106   Wailmer     Promotion
59/106   Zangoose     Promotion
60/106   Baltoy     Promotion
61/106   Buizel     Promotion
62/106   Cacnea     Promotion
63/106   Caterpie     Promotion
64/106   Clamperl     Promotion
65/106   Drowzee     Promotion
66/106   Ekans     Promotion
67/106   Feebas     Promotion
68/106   Glameow     Promotion
69/106   Houndour     Promotion
70/106   Igglybuff     Promotion
71/106   Illumise     Promotion
72/106   Jigglypuff     Promotion
73/106   Kakuna     Promotion
74/106   Koffing     Promotion
75/106   Krabby     Promotion
76/106   Lunatone     Promotion
77/106   Luvdisc     Promotion
78/106   Makuhita     Promotion
79/106   Mankey     Promotion
80/106   Mudkip     Promotion
81/106   Porygon     Promotion
82/106   Slowpoke     Promotion
83/106   Slugma     Promotion
84/106   Snubbull     Promotion
85/106   Solrock     Promotion
86/106   Swablu     Promotion
87/106   Tangela     Promotion
88/106   Togepi     Promotion
89/106   Torchic     Promotion
90/106   Treecko     Promotion
91/106   Unown L     Promotion
92/106   Volbeat     Promotion
93/106   Weedle     Promotion
94/106   Whismur     Promotion
95/106   Wingull     Promotion
96/106   Zigzagoon     Promotion
97/106   Amulet Coin T   Promotion
98/106   Felicity's Drawing Su   Promotion
99/106   Leftovers T   Promotion
100/106   Moonlight Stadium St   Promotion
101/106   Premier Ball T   Promotion
102/106   Rare Candy T   Promotion
103/106   Cresselia LV.X     Promotion
104/106   Darkrai LV.X     Promotion
105/106   Dialga LV.X     Promotion
106/106   Palkia LV.X     Promotion


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English Palkia pack
English Cresselia pack
English Darkrai pack
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Languages this set is released in

The Moonlit Pursuit set is only released in Japanese, in both 1st and unlimited edition. The Great Encounters set is released in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Cards in the English, German, French, and Italian sets were also available as Reverse Holos. The Spanish version of this set lacked any Reverse Holos.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Duels au Sommet
  German Epische Begegnungen
  Italian Incontri Leggendari
  Spanish Grandes Encuentros

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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.
Diamond & Pearl Series
DP Black Star Promos
Diamond & Pearl: Terra FirmaInferno ZoneRoyal Frost
Mysterious Treasures: Skull ChargeArmor Fortress
Diamond & Pearl Trainer KitPOP Series 6
Secret Wonders: LavaflowPowerhouse
Great Encounters: Eternal TimeInfinite SpaceEndless Night
POP Series 7
Majestic Dawn: Polar FrostForest Force
Legends Awakened: Metal SurgeBombardment
POP Series 8
Stormfront: Raging SeaDark Rampage
DP Era
DP-P Promotional cardsPPP Promotional cards
Entry Pack
Space-Time Creation: Random Construction Starter Deck
Secret of the Lakes: Bastiodon the DefenderRampardos the Attacker
World Champions Pack
Shining Darkness: Dialga LV.X Constructed Standard DeckPalkia LV.X Constructed Standard Deck
10th Movie Commemoration Set
Moonlit PursuitDawn Dash: Magmortar vs Electivire Deck Kit
Entry Pack '08
Cry from the MysteriousTemple of Anger: Heatran vs Regigigas Deck Kit
Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky: Giratina vs Dialga Deck Kit
11th Movie Commemoration Set