POP Series 1 (TCG)


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POP Series 1
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Cards in set 17
Release period September 2004 - August 2005

POP Series 1 is the name given to a special set of cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It was released through Pokémon Organized Play events or affiliated products.


The Pokémon Organized Play promotional series was conceived as an extra incentive for players and collectors alike to participate in Pokémon leagues and Pokémon Organized Play programs. Instead of a single promotional card available at an event, it was a promotional set. This is also similar to a scheme started by Upper Deck Entertainment, as they released tournament packs affiliated with the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

Pokémon USA announced with the release of POP Series 1 that they planned to release a new series on a regular basis every six to twelve months. Each series would be exclusive to POP for six months, making league and various POP programs the only way to obtain the unique cards for a limited time. The cards are available in 2-card booster packs, with the odds of finding a rare card extremely low and collecting the entire set very difficult, a further incentive for people to continue playing the game.


  • The booster design for POP Series 1 features Blaziken.
  • POP Series 1 boosters eventually began showing up outside of POP endorsed events, such as in special card kits and at Pokémon-related events.
  • All of the rare cards have holographic versions and were available through several waves of promotional items, such as Value Packs and Collector's Tins.
  • POP Series 1 was available for one year instead of six months.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
1/17   Blaziken   Cosmo Holo EX Legend Maker Blisters (March 2006)
2/17   Metagross   Cosmo Holo EX Legend Maker Blisters (March 2006) / Metagross Blister Pack (mid-2006)
3/17   Rayquaza   Cosmo Holo EX Holon Phantoms Blisters (May 2006) / Rayquaza Blister Pack (limited, May 2007)
4/17   Sceptile   Cosmo Holo EX Unseen Forces Blisters (November 2005)
5/17   Swampert   Cosmo Holo EX Unseen Forces Blisters (November 2005)
17/17   Tyranitar ex   Cosmo Holo Target exclusive Value Box (October 2006) / 2007 Spring Collector's Tins (international)

Set list

POP Series 1
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/17   Blaziken     Promotion
2/17   Metagross     Promotion
3/17   Rayquaza     Promotion
4/17   Sceptile     Promotion
5/17   Swampert     Promotion
6/17   Beautifly     Promotion
7/17   Masquerain     Promotion
8/17   Murkrow     Promotion
9/17   Pupitar     Promotion
10/17   Torkoal     Promotion
11/17   Larvitar     Promotion
12/17   Minun     Promotion
13/17   Plusle     Promotion
14/17   Surskit     Promotion
15/17   Swellow     Promotion
16/17   Armaldo ex     Promotion
17/17   Tyranitar ex     Promotion

Pack artwork

Booster pack (Blaziken)
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Languages this set is released in

The POP Series 1 set was released in English, German, French, and Italian.

  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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Bold indicates a main expansion. Italics indicate a special set. Releases that are entirely composed of prints from other releases are small.
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