Sun & Moon Starter Set (TCG)

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Starter Sets
Release date December 9, 2016
Coin SMA Green Alola Starters Coin.png/SMA Red Alola Starters Coin.png/SMA Blue Alola Starters Coin.png

The Sun & Moon Starter Set (Japanese: スターターセット) is the second release of cards in the Japanese Sun & Moon Era of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It features the three final evolutions of the three Alola starter Pokémon, and was made available on December 9, 2016 alongside the release of the Collection Sun & Moon.


Featuring the three Alola region starter Pokémon, the Sun & Moon Starter Set Decks are a trio of Theme Decks each released separately in Japan. Released on December 9, 2016, the Decidueye-GX Starter Set Grass (Japanese: スターターセット草 ジュナイパーGX), Incineroar-GX Starter Set Fire (Japanese: スターターセット炎 ガオガエンGX), and Primarina-GX Starter Set Water (Japanese: スターターセット水 アシレーヌGX) each include a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, a custom coin, playmat.

Each Starter Set contains two sections of cards, which are packaged separately. The first section will always contain a fixed selection of Pokémon and Energy cards relative to the type of the titular Pokémon-GX, plus multiples of other cards for a total of 39 cards. The second section contains 2 different groups of Pokémon, an equivalent set of Energy cards, and a selection of single cards for a total of 21 cards. None of the cards in the set have rarity symbols.

A special Sun & Moon GX Starter Set was also made available exclusively at Toys "R" Us stores in Japan on the same day. This deluxe version contains the three Theme Decks as well as exclusive Pikachu and Mimikyu SM-P Promotional cards.

Card list

Sun & Moon Starter Set
No. Mark Card name Type
001/059 A Pinsir   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
002/059 A Rowlet   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
003/059 A Dartrix   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
004/059 A Decidueye    [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
005/059 A Grubbin   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
006/059 A Morelull   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
007/059 A Growlithe   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
008/059 A Torkoal   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
009/059 A Litten   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
010/059 A Torracat   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
011/059 A Incineroar    [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
012/059 A Popplio   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
013/059 A Brionne   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
014/059 A Primarina    [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
015/059 A Dewpider   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
016/059 A Bruxish   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
017/059 A Charjabug   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
018/059 A Togedemaru   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
019/059 A Drowzee   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
020/059 A Hypno   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
021/059 A Mareanie   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
022/059 A Cosmog   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
023/059 A Makuhita   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
024/059 A Hariyama   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
025/059 A Sandygast   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
026/059 A Alolan Meowth   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
027/059 A Sandile   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
028/059 A Krokorok   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
029/059 A Skarmory   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
030/059 A Snubbull   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
031/059 A Granbull   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
032/059 A Cutiefly   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
033/059 A Kangaskhan   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
034/059 A Lillipup   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
035/059 A Herdier   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
036/059 A Energy Retrieval I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
037/059 A Energy Switch I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
038/059 A Big Malasada I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
039/059 A Potion I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
040/059 A Crushing Hammer I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
041/059 A Great Ball I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
042/059 A Timer Ball I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
043/059 A Nest Ball I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
044/059 A Ultra Ball I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
045/059 A Rare Candy I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
046/059 A Switch I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
047/059 A Pokémon Catcher I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
048/059 A Repel I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
049/059 A Poké Ball I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
050/059 A Rotom Dex I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
051/059 A Exp. Share I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
052/059 A Poison Barb I [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
053/059 A Ilima Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
054/059 A Professor Kukui Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
055/059 A Team Skull Grunt Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
056/059 A Hau Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
057/059 A Lillie Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
058/059 A Double Colorless Energy   E [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion
059/059 A Rainbow Energy   E [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Promotion

Set structure

Section 1
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
Fixed selection in Decidueye-GX deck
001/059 A Pinsir  
002/059 A Rowlet  
003/059 A Dartrix  
004/059 A Decidueye   
006/059 A Morelull  
Grass Energy   E
Fixed selection in Incineroar-GX deck
007/059 A Growlithe  
008/059 A Torkoal  
009/059 A Litten  
010/059 A Torracat  
011/059 A Incineroar   
Fire Energy   E
Fixed selection in Primarina-GX deck
012/059 A Popplio  
013/059 A Brionne  
014/059 A Primarina   
015/059 A Dewpider  
016/059 A Bruxish  
Water Energy   E
22 cards common to all decks
022/059 A Cosmog  
033/059 A Kangaskhan  
042/059 A Timer Ball I
043/059 A Nest Ball I
044/059 A Ultra Ball I
045/059 A Rare Candy I
046/059 A Switch I
053/059 A Ilima Su
054/059 A Professor Kukui Su
056/059 A Hau Su
057/059 A Lillie Su
058/059 A Double Colorless Energy   E

Section 2
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
Any 1 group with a 2-stage evolutionary family
019/059 A Drowzee  
020/059 A Hypno  
021/059 A Mareanie  
Psychic Energy   E
023/059 A Makuhita  
024/059 A Hariyama  
025/059 A Sandygast  
Fighting Energy   E
030/059 A Snubbull  
031/059 A Granbull  
032/059 A Cutiefly  
Fairy Energy   E
Any 1 group with part of a 3-stage evolutionary family
005/059 A Grubbin  
017/059 A Charjabug  
018/059 A Togedemaru  
Lightning Energy   E
026/059 A Alolan Meowth  
027/059 A Sandile  
028/059 A Krokorok  
Darkness Energy   E
029/059 A Skarmory  
034/059 A Lillipup  
035/059 A Herdier  
Metal Energy   E
Combination of 2 other cards
036/059 A Energy Retrieval I
037/059 A Energy Switch I
038/059 A Big Malasada I
039/059 A Potion I
040/059 A Crushing Hammer I
041/059 A Great Ball I
047/059 A Pokémon Catcher I
048/059 A Repel I
049/059 A Poké Ball I
050/059 A Rotom Dex I
051/059 A Exp. Share I
052/059 A Poison Barb I
055/059 A Team Skull Grunt Su
059/059 A Rainbow Energy   E

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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.
Sun & Moon Series
SM Black Star Promos
Sun & Moon: Forest ShadowRoaring HeatBright TideSun & Moon Prerelease Kit
Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu
Guardians Rising: Guardians Rising Prerelease KitSteel SunHidden Moon
Lugia Legendary Battle DeckHo-Oh Legendary Battle DeckBattle Arena Decks: Black Kyurem vs. White Kyurem
Burning Shadows: Burning Shadows Prerelease KitRock SteadyLuminous Frost
McDonald's Collection 2017Shining Legends
Crimson Invasion: Crimson Invasion Prerelease KitDestruction FangClanging Thunder
Ultra Prism: Ultra Prism Prerelease KitImperial CommandMach Strike
Forbidden Light: Forbidden Light Build & Battle BoxTropical TakedownTwilight Rogue
Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Alolan Sandslash & Alolan NinetalesMcDonald's Collection 2018
Celestial Storm: Celestial Storm Build & Battle BoxLeaf ChargeHydro Fury
Battle Arena Decks—Mega Charizard X vs. Mega BlastoiseDragon Majesty
Lost Thunder: Lost Thunder Build & Battle BoxBlazing VolcanoStorm Caller
Team Up: Team Up Build & Battle BoxRelentless FlameTorrential Cannon
Detective Pikachu
Unbroken Bonds: Unbroken Bonds Build & Battle BoxLightning LoopBattle Mind
Let's Play, Pikachu!Let's Play, Eevee!
Unified Minds: Unified Minds Build & Battle BoxSoaring StormLaser Focus
Hidden FatesMcDonald's Collection 2019Battle Arena Decks—Rayquaza-GX vs. Ultra Necrozma-GX
Cosmic Eclipse: Cosmic Eclipse Build & Battle BoxTowering HeightsUnseen Depths
Sun & Moon Era
SM-P Promotional cards
Pikachu's New Friends
Collection SunCollection Moon: Sun & Moon Starter SetPremium Trainer Box
Rockruff Full Power DeckTogedemaru DeckTurtonator DeckStrength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon
Islands Await YouAlolan Moonlight: Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set
Facing a New TrialThe Best of XYAsh vs Team Rocket Deck Kit
To Have Seen the Battle RainbowDarkness that Consumes Light
Shining Legends
Awakened HeroesUltradimensional Beasts
GX Battle BoostSolgaleo-GX & Lunala-GX Legendary Starter Set
Ultra SunUltra Moon: Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Premium Trainer Box
Ultra ForceUltra Sun & Ultra Moon Deck Build Boxes
Forbidden Light
Dragon StormChampion Road
Sky-Splitting Charisma
Thunderclap SparkGX Starter DecksFairy Rise
Super-Burst Impact
Dark OrderGX Ultra ShinyEevee-GX Starter Sets
Tag Bolt: Tag Team GX Premium Trainer Box
Night UnisonTrainer Battle DecksFull Metal Wall
Double Blaze: Tag Team GX Deck Build Box
Sun & Moon Family Pokémon Card GameGG EndSky LegendGreat Detective Pikachu
Miracle Twin: Tag Team GX Starter Sets
Remix BoutDream League
Alter Genesis
Tag All StarsExtra Regulation Box


These theme decks first appeared in CSM01 being given to Shin and Makoto to choose in which they chose the Incineroar-GX and Decidueye-GX starter sets, respectively.