POP Series 3 (TCG)

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POP Series 3
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Cards in set 17
Release period April 2006 - August 2006

POP Series 3 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 3 was the third Pokémon Organized Play promotional set released by Nintendo and debuted during the 2006 Regional Championships. Due to its late release (rather than being released late in the City Championships schedule as later POP sets would be) and the lack of boosters available at various Regionals, POP Series 3 was available for only four months, the shortest lifespan of any POP Series set to date.


  • This set features the first tournament legal card with more than one Pokémon as a part of it - Pichu Bros.
  • The booster design for the set features Vaporeon, Jolteon, and Flareon.
  • All of the rare cards have holographic versions and were available through several waves of promotional items, such as Value Packs and Collector Tins.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
1/17   Blastoise   Cosmo Holo Crystal Trainer Set (September 2006, Toys "R" Us exclusive)
2/17   Flareon   Cosmo Holo Eeveelutions Blisters (November 2006) / Enhanced Value Pack (June 2007)
3/17   Jolteon   Cosmo Holo Eeveelutions Blisters (November 2006) / Enhanced Value Pack (June 2007)
4/17   Minun   Cosmo Holo EX Dragon Frontiers Blisters (November 2006)
5/17   Plusle   Cosmo Holo EX Dragon Frontiers Blisters (November 2006)
6/17   Vaporeon   Cosmo Holo Eeveelutions Blisters (November 2006) / Enhanced Value Pack (June 2007)
17/17   Ho-Oh ex   Cosmo Holo 2007 Spring Collector's Tins (international)

Set list

POP Series 3
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/17   Blastoise     Promotion
2/17   Flareon     Promotion
3/17   Jolteon     Promotion
4/17   Minun     Promotion
5/17   Plusle     Promotion
6/17   Vaporeon     Promotion
7/17   Combusken     Promotion
8/17   Donphan     Promotion
9/17   Forretress     Promotion
10/17   High Pressure System T [St]   Promotion
11/17   Low Pressure System T [St]   Promotion
12/17   Ditto [Mr. Mime]     Promotion
13/17   Eevee     Promotion
14/17   Ivysaur     Promotion
15/17   Marshtomp     Promotion
16/17   Pichu Bros.     Promotion
17/17   Ho-Oh ex     Promotion

Languages this set is released in

The POP Series 3 set was released in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

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.
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