POP Series 9 (TCG)

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POP Series 9
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Cards in set 17
Release period March 2009 - September 2009

POP Series 9 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 9 was the first promotional set of the Pokémon Organized Play program to be released during the PL Series. Similarly to POP Series 6 and POP Series 7, the entire set is made up of Pokémon. Unlike these previous sets, however, all of the cards except Gible were new for the set.

While the set includes no Trainer cards, many of the cards featured have attack effects that rely on other Pokémon also in the set to be in play, making them somewhat useful in multi-type decks. This comes around from the fact that these cards were released as part of a "Collection Challenge" campaign in Japan, and were likely purposely made to complement each other.

Each pack includes 3 cards; two Pokémon and one basic Energy card.


  • The booster pack design features Garchomp.
  • Several Canadian Leagues awarded packs to players at the end of February, earlier than the intended release date.
  • The rare card Rotom also had a holographic version that came in the Rising Rivals Value Pack; a reverse holographic version of Raichu came in the Supreme Victors Value Pack.
  • The rare cards Regigigas and Manaphy also have a holographic version, both came on Supreme Victors blisters.
  • The uncommon card Lopunny has a holo version that came in the Arceus Blister pack.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
2/17   Manaphy   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cosmo Holo Supreme Victors Blisters (August 19, 2009)
3/17   Raichu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Reverse Holo Supreme Victors Blisters (August 19, 2009)
4/17   Regigigas   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cosmo Holo Supreme Victors Blisters (August 19, 2009)
5/17   Rotom   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cracked Ice Holo Rising Rivals Blisters (May 20, 2009)
9/17   Lopunny   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Cosmo Holo Arceus Blisters (November 4, 2009)

Set list

POP Series 9
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/17   Garchomp     Promotion
2/17   Manaphy     Promotion
3/17   Raichu     Promotion
4/17   Regigigas     Promotion
5/17   Rotom     Promotion
6/17   Buizel     Promotion
7/17   Croagunk     Promotion
8/17   Gabite     Promotion
9/17   Lopunny     Promotion
10/17   Pachirisu     Promotion
11/17   Pichu     Promotion
12/17   Buneary     Promotion
13/17   Chimchar     Promotion
14/17   Gible     Promotion
15/17   Pikachu     Promotion
16/17   Piplup     Promotion
17/17   Turtwig     Promotion

Pack artwork

Garchomp Pack
The Sneak-Peek Tins
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  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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