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Base Set (TCG)

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*While this expansion officially introduced the TCG to the United States in January 1999, many stores were initially reluctant to sell the game. As a result, it did not see a widespread release until March or April of that year.
*The {{TCG|1st Edition}} print run sold extremely quickly, making first edition Base Set cards some of the most sought-after of all of the early TCG expansions.
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*The Unlimited print is the most common print of the Base Set.
*There was a 4th print run that mirror the Unlimited print except the date in the bottom right corner says 1999-2000. This print was release in other countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia.
*This expansion was replaced by {{TCG|Base Set 2}} on its release, as by that point Base Set had been out of print for some time.
*Several final form Pokémon were left out of this set despite their pre-evolved forms appearing - Butterfree, Clefable, Dodrio, Dragonite, Gengar, Hypno, Pidgeot, Rapidash, Sandslash and Weezing. These cards were later released in {{TCG|Jungle}} and {{TCG|Fossil}}.