EX Sandstorm (TCG)

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Cards in set English: 100
Japanese: 53
Set number English: 17
Japanese: 19
Release date English: September 18, 2003
Japanese: April 18, 2003
Theme Decks

Caravan (GrassFire)
Oasis (WaterFighting)

Expansion Pack
Miracle of the Desert
Rulers of the Heavens

Pokémon-e TCG: EX Sandstorm (Japanese: 砂漠のきせき Miracle of the Desert) is the name given to the second main expansion of cards from the EX Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (the ADV Era in Japan). The set continues to feature Generation III Pokémon and Pokémon-ex in the card game.


Out of the Desert, into the Sandstorm!

The EX Sandstorm expansion features dozens of new Pokémon, including exciting Pokémon-ex evolution cards like Raichu ex! Combine the power of two Pokémon with new link attacks! Harness the power of the Sandstorm and blow away the competition!

The brand new Pokémon-e TCG: EX Sandstorm unleashes a flurry of exciting new cards for Pokémon trainers to master! New Pokémon-ex evolution cards allow your already powerful Pokémon to evolve into even more powerful Pokémon-ex! New attacks allow you to harness the Poké-Powers of two Pokémon into one powerful blast! Unleash the power of EX Sandstorm on your opponents, before they turn the power of the storm on you!


EX Sandstorm is the name given to the second main expansion of the EX Series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as Miracle of the Desert, the second expansion in the Pokémon Card Game ADV Era. It is based on Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, featuring Generation III Pokémon. The English expansion was released on September 18, 2003, while the Japanese expansion was released on April 18, 2003.

EX Sandstorm was the first Pokémon USA expansion to have an affiliated Prerelease promo card. Under the supervision of a revamped Play! Pokémon, sanctioned Prerelease events became an integral part of the yearly calendar, and have been held before the release of every expansion since.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
1/100   Armaldo   "Prerelease" stamp Prerelease promo
93/100   Multi Energy   E Cosmos Holo e-League (February 2004)
93/100   Multi Energy   E Winner Cosmos Holo e-League (February 2004)

Set lists

EX Sandstorm
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/100   Armaldo     Promotion
2/100   Cacturne     Promotion
3/100   Cradily     Promotion
4/100   Dusclops     Promotion
5/100   Flareon     Promotion
6/100   Jolteon     Promotion
7/100   Ludicolo     Promotion
8/100   Lunatone     Promotion
9/100   Mawile     Promotion
10/100   Sableye     Promotion
11/100   Seviper     Promotion
12/100   Shiftry     Promotion
13/100   Solrock     Promotion
14/100   Zangoose     Promotion
15/100   Arcanine     Promotion
16/100   Espeon     Promotion
17/100   Golduck     Promotion
18/100   Kecleon     Promotion
19/100   Omastar     Promotion
20/100   Pichu     Promotion
21/100   Sandslash     Promotion
22/100   Shiftry     Promotion
23/100   Steelix     Promotion
24/100   Umbreon     Promotion
25/100   Vaporeon     Promotion
26/100   Wobbuffet     Promotion
27/100   Anorith     Promotion
28/100   Anorith     Promotion
29/100   Arbok     Promotion
30/100   Azumarill     Promotion
31/100   Azurill     Promotion
32/100   Baltoy     Promotion
33/100   Breloom     Promotion
34/100   Delcatty     Promotion
35/100   Electabuzz     Promotion
36/100   Elekid     Promotion
37/100   Fearow     Promotion
38/100   Illumise     Promotion
39/100   Kabuto     Promotion
40/100   Kirlia     Promotion
41/100   Lairon     Promotion
42/100   Lileep     Promotion
43/100   Lileep     Promotion
44/100   Linoone     Promotion
45/100   Lombre     Promotion
46/100   Lombre     Promotion
47/100   Murkrow     Promotion
48/100   Nuzleaf     Promotion
49/100   Nuzleaf     Promotion
50/100   Pelipper     Promotion
51/100   Quilava     Promotion
52/100   Vigoroth     Promotion
53/100   Volbeat     Promotion
54/100   Wynaut     Promotion
55/100   Xatu     Promotion
56/100   Aron     Promotion
57/100   Cacnea     Promotion
58/100   Cacnea     Promotion
59/100   Cyndaquil     Promotion
60/100   Dunsparce     Promotion
61/100   Duskull     Promotion
62/100   Duskull     Promotion
63/100   Eevee     Promotion
64/100   Ekans     Promotion
65/100   Growlithe     Promotion
66/100   Lotad     Promotion
67/100   Lotad     Promotion
68/100   Marill     Promotion
69/100   Natu     Promotion
70/100   Omanyte     Promotion
71/100   Onix     Promotion
72/100   Pikachu     Promotion
73/100   Psyduck     Promotion
74/100   Ralts     Promotion
75/100   Sandshrew     Promotion
76/100   Seedot     Promotion
77/100   Seedot     Promotion
78/100   Shroomish     Promotion
79/100   Skitty     Promotion
80/100   Slakoth     Promotion
81/100   Spearow     Promotion
82/100   Trapinch     Promotion
83/100   Wailmer     Promotion
84/100   Wingull     Promotion
85/100   Zigzagoon     Promotion
86/100   Double Full Heal T   Promotion
87/100   Lanette's Net Search T [Su]   Promotion
88/100   Rare Candy T   Promotion
89/100   Wally's Training T [Su]   Promotion
90/100   Claw Fossil T   Promotion
91/100   Mysterious Fossil T   Promotion
92/100   Root Fossil T   Promotion
93/100   Multi Energy   E   Promotion
94/100   Aerodactyl ex     Promotion
95/100   Aggron ex     Promotion
96/100   Gardevoir ex     Promotion
97/100   Kabutops ex     Promotion
98/100   Raichu ex     Promotion
99/100   Typhlosion ex     Promotion
100/100   Wailord ex     Promotion

Miracle of the Desert
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
001/053   Seedot     Promotion
002/053   Nuzleaf     Promotion
003/053   Shiftry     Promotion
004/053   Volbeat     Promotion
005/053   Illumise     Promotion
006/053   Cacnea     Promotion
007/053   Cacturne     Promotion
008/053   Seviper     Promotion
009/053   Lileep     Promotion
010/053   Cradily     Promotion
011/053   Cyndaquil     Promotion
012/053   Quilava     Promotion
013/053   Typhlosion ex     Promotion
014/053   Psyduck     Promotion
015/053   Golduck     Promotion
016/053   Marill     Promotion
017/053   Azumarill     Promotion
018/053   Lotad     Promotion
019/053   Lombre     Promotion
020/053   Ludicolo     Promotion
021/053   Wailord ex     Promotion
022/053   Pikachu     Promotion
023/053   Raichu ex     Promotion
024/053   Pichu     Promotion
025/053   Natu     Promotion
026/053   Xatu     Promotion
027/053   Wobbuffet     Promotion
028/053   Gardevoir ex     Promotion
029/053   Lunatone     Promotion
030/053   Duskull     Promotion
031/053   Dusclops     Promotion
032/053   Wynaut     Promotion
033/053   Sandshrew     Promotion
034/053   Sandslash     Promotion
035/053   Trapinch     Promotion
036/053   Solrock     Promotion
037/053   Baltoy     Promotion
038/053   Anorith     Promotion
039/053   Armaldo     Promotion
040/053   Zigzagoon     Promotion
041/053   Azurill     Promotion
042/053   Zangoose     Promotion
043/053   Kecleon     Promotion
044/053   Sableye     Promotion
045/053   Mawile     Promotion
046/053   Aggron ex     Promotion
047/053   Claw Fossil T   Promotion
048/053   Root Fossil T   Promotion
049/053   Double Full Heal T   Promotion
050/053   Rare Candy T   Promotion
051/053   Lanette's Net Search T [Su]   Promotion
052/053   Wally's Training T [Su]   Promotion
053/053   Multi Energy   E   Promotion


English Shiftry pack
English Zangoose pack
English Seviper pack
English Dusclops pack
Japanese Miracle of the Desert
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Languages this set is released in

The Miracle of the Desert set is only released in Japanese, in both 1st and unlimited edition. The EX Sandstorm set is released in English, French, German, and Italian, with cards also available as Reverse Holos. The non-holo Uncommons in the Japanese, English, French, German, and Italian sets are available with two different codes at the bottom-left; the non-holo Commons in the Japanese set are available with four different codes at the bottom-left; and the non-Holo Commons in the English, French, German, and Italian sets have three different codes available. The purpose of these different codes is still unknown, but occurred throughout the first halve of the EX era.

In other languages

Language Title
  French EX Tempête de Sable
  German EX Sandsturm
  Italian EX Tempesta di Sabbia

External links

  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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EX Series
Nintendo Black Star Promos
EX Ruby & Sapphire: RubySapphireTreecko Picture BookTorchic Picture BookMudkip Picture BookRalts Picture Book
EX Sandstorm: CaravanOasis
EX Dragon: FireFangWindBlast
EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua: Team MagmaTeam Aqua
EX Hidden Legends: Forest GuardianWish Maker
EX Trainer KitPoké Card Creator Pack
EX FireRed & LeafGreen: FireRedLeafGreen
POP Series 1EX Battle Stadium
EX Team Rocket Returns: JessieJames
EX Deoxys: StarchargeJetstream
EX Emerald: HydrobloomWildfire
POP Series 2
EX Unseen Forces: Golden SkySilvery Ocean
EX Delta Species: BreakthroughSteeplechase
EX Legend Maker: GroundbreakerShadowquake
Exploud Picture BookRayquaza Picture BookEX Trainer Kit 2POP Series 3
EX Holon Phantoms: FireMistFloodRush
Ho-Oh Picture BookLugia Picture BookPOP Series 4
EX Crystal Guardians: Green CycloneStorm SurgeEarth Shower
EX Dragon Frontiers: Shadow BlazePower Wave
EX Power Keepers: Dark BlastMind Game
POP Series 5Golem Picture BookOmastar Picture BookMachamp Picture BookGengar Picture Book
ADV-P Promotional cardsPLAY Promotional cards
Expansion Pack: Treecko Constructed Starter DeckTorchic Constructed Starter DeckMudkip Constructed Starter Deck
Miracle of the Desert
Rulers of the Heavens: Flygon Constructed Starter DeckSalamence Constructed Starter Deck
Movie Commemoration VS PackMagma VS Aqua: Two AmbitionsMagma Deck KitAqua Deck KitGift Box
Undone Seal: Metagross Constructed Starter Deck
PCG-P Promotional cards
Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random Constructed Starter Decks
Flight of Legends
Clash of the Blue Sky: Deoxys Constructed Starter DeckRayquaza Constructed Starter Deck
Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sky-Splitting Deoxys
Rocket Gang Strikes Back: Black Deck KitSilver Deck Kit
Gift Box EmeraldQuick Construction PacksMeganium Constructed Starter DeckTyphlosion Constructed Starter DeckFeraligatr Constructed Starter DeckPokéPark Premium Files
Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean
Mirage Forest: Mirage's Mew Constructed Starter Deck
Master KitMovie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's LucarioHolon Research Tower Fire Quarter DeckHolon Research Tower Water Quarter DeckHolon Research Tower Lightning Quarter Deck
Holon Research Tower
Gift Box Mew • Lucario
Holon Phantom
Miracle Crystal: Earth's Groudon ex Constructed Starter DeckOcean's Kyogre ex Constructed Starter Deck
Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends: Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard DeckImprison! Gardevoir ex Constructed Standard Deck
Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy