Random Construction Starter Deck (TCG)

ランダム構築スターター スタンダードデッキ
Package art
Expansion Space-Time Creation
Release date November 25, 2006 (Early release)
November 30, 2006 (General release)
Types used Random
Coin DPRD Silver Dialga Coin.png/DPRD Silver Palkia Coin.png

The Random Construction Starter Deck (Japanese: ランダム構築スターター スタンダードデッキ Random Construction Starter Standard Deck) is a Japanese-exclusive introductory Starter Deck that was released alongside the Space-Time Creation expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.


This Starter Deck is unusual as it contains a random assortment of cards, whereas regular Standard Decks contain the same pre-selected cards. This trend had been used in Japan with every first expansion in a new Generation and during transitional eras until the BW Era, with an exception to this being in Generation III, where it was implemented in part via Half Decks alongside Flight of Legends. The deck could contain any of the cards found in Space-Time Creation, including Pokémon LV.X. Additionally, cards from the Entry Pack, differing from the main expansion cards only by a lack of rarity symbols, could also be packaged in the deck.

This deck is similar to English releases such as the 2-Player Starter Set and 2-Player CD-ROM Starter Set, designed to introduce players to the Generation IV cards found in the main expansion.

Like others, the Random Construction Starter Deck also includes a rulebook, damage counters, a custom coin, and card list.

Deck list

Random Construction Starter Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
Random assortment of any cards 15×
Random assortment of Basic Pokémon 15×
Random assortment of Trainer cards 15×
Random assortment of Energy cards 15×

  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.
Diamond & Pearl Series
DP Black Star Promos
Diamond & Pearl: Terra FirmaInferno ZoneRoyal Frost
Mysterious Treasures: Skull ChargeArmor Fortress
Diamond & Pearl Trainer KitPOP Series 6
Secret Wonders: LavaflowPowerhouse
Great Encounters: Eternal TimeInfinite SpaceEndless Night
POP Series 7
Majestic Dawn: Polar FrostForest Force
Legends Awakened: Metal SurgeBombardment
POP Series 8
Stormfront: Raging SeaDark Rampage
DP Era
DP-P Promotional cardsPPP Promotional cards
Entry Pack
Space-Time Creation: Random Construction Starter Deck
Secret of the Lakes: Bastiodon the DefenderRampardos the Attacker
World Champions Pack
Shining Darkness: Dialga LV.X Constructed Standard DeckPalkia LV.X Constructed Standard Deck
10th Movie Commemoration Set
Moonlit PursuitDawn Dash: Magmortar vs Electivire Deck Kit
Entry Pack '08
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Intense Fight in the Destroyed Sky: Giratina vs Dialga Deck Kit
11th Movie Commemoration Set