Pokémon card

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Mew Carddass card from 1996-1997, predating the Trading Card Game.
This article is about collectible cards. For the trading card game, see Pokémon Trading Card Game.
For the cards featuring individual Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, see Pokémon (TCG).

Collectible Pokémon cards are cards which feature Pokémon characters or concepts, distributed either as promotional material, or as products in and of themselves. This technically includes the Pokémon Trading Card Game, as it is a collectible card game - however, unlike the TCG where cards act as game pieces, most other collectible cards do not necessarily serve any such function.

The appeal of collectible cards tends to be derived from features such as their artwork, flavor text, or rarity, as well as attempting to collect complete sets of cards. Tying into this, some cards physically connect to each other, often forming a larger, secondary image.

Collectible cards are generally produced and distributed by third-party companies under license by Nintendo, rather than being produced in-house.

Pokémon card sets

Logo/example Name of expansion Language Number of card sets Number of promo sets Active
  Pokémon Card Game Japanese 90 26 October 1996-present
  Pokémon Trading Card Game English 112 41 January 1999-present
  Pocket Monsters Carddass Trading Cards Japanese 4 - 1996 - 1997
  Pokémon Topps trading cards English 9 2 1999-2004
  Pokémon Dunkin Boomer cards English 3 - 1999-2001
  Pokémon Game Tip Cards (Kellogg) English, French 1 - 1999
  1999 Burger King trading cards English, French 1 - 1999
  Pokémon Lenticular Cards English 6 - 1999 - 2006
  Danone Pokémon Stadium Tip Cards English, French 1 - 2000
  Pokémon Advanced Action Cards English 1 - 2004
  1998 Meiji set Japanese 1 (incomplete) - 1998
  Pokémon Game Tip Cards (Black Diamond) English 1 (incomplete) - 1999
  Pokémon Topsun cards Japanese 1 (incomplete) - 1997
  Pokémon Lamincards (edibas) Italian Spanish French German English 4 (incomplete) - 2004-2006

Standalone cards

Card Details
  Promotional card of MechaMew2, given to attendees of Pokémon Live! from 2000-2001.

  This article is part of Project Merchandise, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on all Pokémon toys, dolls, books, and collectible merchandise.