Restored Pokémon (TCG)

Restored Pokémon (Japanese: 復元ポケモン Restored Pokémon) are a variant of Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. They were first introduced in the Noble Victories expansion (the Red Collection expansion in Japan) and feature Fossil Pokémon. In order to play a Restored Pokémon, the player should play the respective Fossil card (a Trainer card), with the effect of searching the bottom seven cards of their Deck for the corresponding Pokémon, and then place it onto their Bench. The mechanic was meant to replace the use of Item cards that were put into play to evolve into Fossil Pokémon such as Mysterious Fossil, but this was reverted in the Sun & Moon Series.

An example of a Restored Pokémon

Some Restored Pokémon feature the Prehistoric Call Ability, which moves them from the discard pile to the bottom of the player’s deck and allow for an easier setup.

List of Restored Pokémon cards

Restored Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Tirtouga   Noble Victories   25/101 Red Collection   016/066
Archen   Noble Victories   66/101 Red Collection   039/066
Aerodactyl   Dark Explorers   53/108 Dark Rush   039/069
Lileep   Plasma Blast   3/101 Megalo Cannon   003/076
Tirtouga   Plasma Blast   27/101 Megalo Cannon   021/076
Archen   Plasma Blast   53/101 Megalo Cannon   044/076
Amaura   Furious Fists   25/111 Rising Fist   025/096
Tyrunt   Furious Fists   61/111 Rising Fist   058/096
Omanyte   Fates Collide   17/124 Awakening Psychic King   015/078
Kabuto   Fates Collide   38/124 Awakening Psychic King   033/078
Aerodactyl   Fates Collide   76/124 Awakening Psychic King   056/078
Anorith   Steam Siege   56/114 Cruel Traitor   026/054
Shieldon   Steam Siege   69/114 Fever-Burst Fighter   034/054
Trainer cards used to play Restored cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Cover Fossil I Noble Victories   90/101 Red Collection   063/066
Plasma Blast   79/101 Megalo Cannon   067/076
Plume Fossil I Noble Victories   93/101 Red Collection   062/066
Plasma Blast   82/101 Megalo Cannon   066/076
Old Amber Aerodactyl I Dark Explorers   97/108 Dark Rush   066/069
Fates Collide   106/124 Awakening Psychic King   071/078
Root Fossil Lileep I Plasma Blast   87/101 Megalo Cannon   065/076
Jaw Fossil I Furious Fists   94/111 Rising Fist   085/096
Sail Fossil I Furious Fists   98/111 Rising Fist   086/096
Dome Fossil Kabuto I Fates Collide   96/124 Awakening Psychic King   070/078
Helix Fossil Omanyte I Fates Collide   102/124 Awakening Psychic King   069/078
Armor Fossil Shieldon I Steam Siege   98/114 Fever-Burst Fighter   049/054
Claw Fossil Anorith I Steam Siege   100/114 Cruel Traitor   049/054


  • Cranidos is the only Fossil Pokémon introduced to the Pokémon series before the implementation of Restored Pokémon cards to have not received a Restored Pokémon stage card.
    • As an extension of this, Rampardos is the only Fossil Pokémon evolution introduced to the Pokémon series before Restored cards to never be printed as a Stage 1 Pokémon.
    • Despite being the counterpart to Cranidos in Generation IV, Shieldon was printed with a Restored Pokémon stage in Steam Siege. However, it was 'partnered' with Anorith, with Anorith's counterpart Lileep being 'partnered' with both Archen and Tirtouga in Plasma Blast.

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