Thunderstorm (TCG)

Tempest
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Included in the Thunderstorm Gift Box
Release date 2000
Types used LightningWaterColorless

The Tempest/ThunderstormTheme Deck is a special deck included in the Thunderstorm Gift Box of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Below are the differences between the Tempest and the Thunderstorm deck: In North America both the gift box and theme deck were known as Thunderstorm, however it was possible that the theme deck included was named Tempest. Outside North America the theme deck and the gift box itself were known as Tempest.

Second, there was a slight difference in the included cards (see deck lists). The Thunderstorm theme deck predominantly focuses on Lightning and Water. While in addition the Tempest theme deck leans more on flying Pokémon of the Colorless type.

Third, the Tempest theme deck did not included cards from the Team Rocket and Gym Heroes expansion, while Thunderstorm did have a few.

Fourth and final, in the North American versions (both Thunderstorm and Tempest), all cards are from the Base Set. However, in the European version, all Pokémon, trainer and energy cards are listed as coming from the Base Set, but all Base Set-based cards are instead from Base Set 2.

Like other Theme Decks, Tempest/Thunderstorm also includes a rulebook, damage counters, and a card list. As it was part of the larger Thunderstorm gift box, several other items also accompany it, including a metal Pikachu coin, a play mat, three booster packs, a felt deck bag, a deck tuning tip sheet, and a CD-ROM. The extra items included were the same for both versions.

Tempest deck list

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Zapdos    
Electabuzz    
Raichu    
Farfetch'd    
Fearow    
Golduck    
Doduo    
Magnemite    
Pikachu    
Psyduck    
Pidgey    
Spearow    
Defender T  
Energy Retrieval T  
Professor Oak T  
Super Potion T  
Bill T  
Energy Removal T  
Energy Search T  
Potion T  
Double Colorless Energy   E  
16× Lightning Energy   E  
Water Energy   E  


Thunderstorm deck list

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Zapdos    
Electabuzz    
Raichu    
Farfetch'd    
Fearow    
Golduck    
Doduo    
Lt. Surge's Voltorb    
Magnemite    
Misty's Poliwag    
Pikachu    
Psyduck    
Psyduck    
Spearow    
Defender T  
Energy Retrieval T  
Misty's Wrath T  
Professor Oak T  
Super Potion T  
Bill T  
Energy Search T  
Poké Ball T  
Potion T  
Double Colorless Energy   E  
Full Heal Energy   E  
Potion Energy   E  
16× Lightning Energy   E  
Water Energy   E  



Gallery

Tempest Gift Box, released outside of North America
Tempest Theme Deck Box, contained within the Gift Box
Complete contents of the Thunderstorm Gift Box
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Trivia

The Cosmos Holofoil version of Zapdos is exclusive to this deck.

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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.
Original Series
Wizards Black Star Promos
Trainer Deck ATrainer Deck B
Base Set: 2-Player Starter SetOvergrowthZap!BrushfireBlackout
Jungle: Power ReserveWater Blast
Fossil: BodyGuardLockDown
Base Set 2: 2-Player CD-ROM Starter SetGrass ChopperHot WaterLightning BugPsych Out
Team Rocket: DevastationTrouble
Gym Heroes: BrockMistyLt. SurgeErika
Thunderstorm
Gym Challenge: SabrinaKogaBlaineGiovanni
Original Era
Unnumbered Promotional cards
Expansion Pack: Starter Deck
Pokémon Jungle
Mystery of the Fossils
Rocket Gang
Expansion Sheet 1Nivi City GymHanada City GymExpansion Sheet 2Kuchiba City GymTamamushi City Gym
Leaders' Stadium
Expansion Sheet 3Quick Starter Gift SetYamabuki City GymGuren Town Gym
Challenge from the Darkness
Southern IslandsIntro Pack