POP Series 2 (TCG)

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POP Series 2
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Cards in set 17
Release period August 2005 - April 2006

POP Series 2 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.


POP Series 2 was the second Pokémon Organized Play promotional set released by Nintendo and the first to use the series' general six-month rota, although it was available for closer to eight months due to POP Series 3 not being available until April 2006. POP Series 2 was also the first promotional set in the series to be shown at the Pokémon TCG World Championships in 2005. Every other set now follows this tradition due to the six-month rota.


  • POP Series 2 booster packs became more widely available in the 2005-06 season, appearing at sanctioned events and in many Value Packs.
  • The booster design for the set features Venusaur.
  • 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. Celebi ex is the most widely distributed POP Series holographic variant, available in many promotional items.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
1/17   Entei   Cosmo Holo Legendary Beasts Blisters (October 2006)
2/17   Pidgeot   Cosmo Holo EX Crystal Guardians Blisters (late August/early September 2006)
3/17   Raikou   Cosmo Holo Legendary Beasts Blisters (October 2006)
4/17   Suicune   Cosmo Holo Legendary Beasts Blisters (October 2006)
5/17   Tauros   Cosmo Holo EX Crystal Guardians Blisters (late August/early September 2006) / Tauros Value Pack (limited, February 2007)
6/17   Venusaur   Cosmo Holo EX Holon Phantoms Blisters (May 2006)
17/17   Celebi ex   Cosmo Holo Bonus Box (limited, November 2006) / Trainer's Challenge Set / 2007 Spring Collector's Tins (international)

Set list

POP Series 2
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/17   Entei     Promotion
2/17   Pidgeot     Promotion
3/17   Raikou     Promotion
4/17   Suicune     Promotion
5/17   Tauros     Promotion
6/17   Venusaur     Promotion
7/17   Ivysaur     Promotion
8/17   Mr. Briney's Compassion T [Su]   Promotion
9/17   Multi Technical Machine 01 T [TM]   Promotion
10/17   Pokémon Park T [St]   Promotion
11/17   TV Reporter T [Su]   Promotion
12/17   Bulbasaur     Promotion
13/17   Cacnea     Promotion
14/17   Luvdisc     Promotion
15/17   Phanpy     Promotion
16/17   Pikachu     Promotion
17/17   Celebi ex     Promotion

Languages this set is released in

The POP Series 2 set was released in English, German, French, Italian, and Portuguese.

In other languages

Language Title
  French POP Série 2
  German POP-Serie 2
  Italian POP Serie 2
  Portuguese POP Series 2

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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