Sun & Moon Starter Set (TCG)

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Starter Sets
Release date December 9, 2016
Coin SMA Green Alola Partners Coin.png/SMA Red Alola Partners Coin.png/SMA Blue Alola Partners 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 first partner Pokémon, and was made available on December 9, 2016 alongside the release of the Collection Sun & Moon.


Featuring the three Alola region first partner 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   Pinsir   Promotion
002/059   Rowlet   Promotion
003/059   Dartrix   Promotion
004/059   Decidueye    Promotion
005/059   Grubbin   Promotion
006/059   Morelull   Promotion
007/059   Growlithe   Promotion
008/059   Torkoal   Promotion
009/059   Litten   Promotion
010/059   Torracat   Promotion
011/059   Incineroar    Promotion
012/059   Popplio   Promotion
013/059   Brionne   Promotion
014/059   Primarina    Promotion
015/059   Dewpider   Promotion
016/059   Bruxish   Promotion
017/059   Charjabug   Promotion
018/059   Togedemaru   Promotion
019/059   Drowzee   Promotion
020/059   Hypno   Promotion
021/059   Mareanie   Promotion
022/059   Cosmog   Promotion
023/059   Makuhita   Promotion
024/059   Hariyama   Promotion
025/059   Sandygast   Promotion
026/059   Alolan Meowth   Promotion
027/059   Sandile   Promotion
028/059   Krokorok   Promotion
029/059   Skarmory   Promotion
030/059   Snubbull   Promotion
031/059   Granbull   Promotion
032/059   Cutiefly   Promotion
033/059   Kangaskhan   Promotion
034/059   Lillipup   Promotion
035/059   Herdier   Promotion
036/059   Energy Retrieval I Promotion
037/059   Energy Switch I Promotion
038/059   Big Malasada I Promotion
039/059   Potion I Promotion
040/059   Crushing Hammer I Promotion
041/059   Great Ball I Promotion
042/059   Timer Ball I Promotion
043/059   Nest Ball I Promotion
044/059   Ultra Ball I Promotion
045/059   Rare Candy I Promotion
046/059   Switch I Promotion
047/059   Pokémon Catcher I Promotion
048/059   Repel I Promotion
049/059   Poké Ball I Promotion
050/059   Rotom Dex I Promotion
051/059   Exp. Share I Promotion
052/059   Poison Barb I Promotion
053/059   Ilima Su Promotion
054/059   Professor Kukui Su Promotion
055/059   Team Skull Grunt Su Promotion
056/059   Hau Su Promotion
057/059   Lillie Su Promotion
058/059   Double Colorless Energy   E Promotion
059/059   Rainbow Energy   E Promotion

Set structure

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

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