Team Rocket (Japanese: ロケット団Rocket Gang) is the name given to the fifth main expansion of cards of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It is the fourth main expansion of the Pokémon Card Game in Japan. The set continues to feature Generation I Pokémon in the card game.
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Team Rocket is the name given to the fifth main expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as Rocket Gang, the fourth expansion in the Pokémon Card Game. It is based on Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green, featuring Generation I Pokémon and Team Rocket. The English expansion was released on April 24, 2000, while the Japanese expansion was released on November 21, 1997. Subsequently all other language releases for Team Rocket were July of 2000.
Team Rocket introduced Dark Pokémon, a type of Pokémon. Dark Pokémon cards have a brown and black artwork window, Evolution box and Pokédex box. Dark Pokémon have higher attack damage and lower HPs compared to those of normal Pokémon, likely due to the highly offensive nature of the Trainer. Some Evolution Pokémon feature Ken Sugimori's Red and Blue artwork of their previous Stage, instead of the usual Red and Green artwork. It also introduced Secret cards, a card whose collection number is greater than the listed number of cards in the expansion. In the Japanese release, Secret cards have the "Super Rare" rarity. Lastly, it also introduced Holofoil Trainer and Energy cards.
Team Rocket was also the first set not to be packaged in cardboard backed blister packs. Note however, that this was not the case for the Italian release.