V Starter Sets (TCG)

スターターセットV
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Collective box art
Release date November 29, 2019
Coin SA Silver Grookey Coin.png/SA Silver Scorbunny Coin.png/SA Silver Sobble Coin.png/
SA Silver Morpeko Coin.png/SA Silver Stonjourner Coin.png

The V Starter Sets (Japanese: スターターセットV Starter Set V) are a collection of five Japanese-exclusive Standard Decks for the Pokémon Trading Card Game released on November 29, 2019. Together, they are the first card release of the Japanese Sword & Shield Era.

Information

Following the worldwide release of Pokémon Sword and Shield two weeks prior were five 60-card pre-constructed starter sets focusing on five of the eleven Types in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. These sets include:

V Starter Set Grass (Japanese: スターターセットV 草)
V Starter Set Fire (Japanese: スターターセットV 炎)
V Starter Set Water (Japanese: スターターセットV 水)
V Starter Set Lightning (Japanese: スターターセットV 雷)
V Starter Set Fighting (Japanese: スターターセットV 闘)

Each starter set premiers one Pokémon V for each of the featured five types and contains a fixed selection of cards. The decks include a number of basic Trainer cards to start out the new Generation of the Trading Card Game, plus supporting basic Energy cards. Every set also comes packaged with a sheet containing 44 damage counters and 2 status markers, a play guide, a coin, and a playmat.

Customers who purchased any two of the five V Starter Sets at participating retailers received a sealed pack of two copies of S-P Promo Rayquaza until supplies were exhausted. The decks were also the focus of several Limited format events held early in the Sword & Shield Era, the first of which was the Pokémon V Start Battle ~Get Wooloo~, where participants could earn a Wooloo promotional card. Another of these was the Pokémon Card Challenge, held in and around Tokyo on the weekend of December 14 and 15, 2019. Participants of these events could earn themselves Meowth V and Meowth VMAX promotional cards. The Meowth V and Meowth VMAX cards could be earned again in V Deck Battle side events held at Champion's League 2020 venues.

Three related deluxe products were also made available from the same day. One of these was the Toys "R" Us Limited Triple V Starter Set (Japanese: トイザらス限定 トリプルスターターセットV), which could only be purchased at participating Toys "R" Us stores. It includes 1 copy of the Grass, Fire, and Water V Starter Sets, plus an exclusive deck box featuring Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. The second was an enhanced version of the V Starter Set Fire: the V Starter Set Fire 7-Eleven Limited Special Set (Japanese: セブン-イレブン限定スペシャルセット スターターセットV炎), which was only available from participating 7-Eleven stores. This version includes a limited design card box and set of sleeves. The third product was the V5 Starter Set Complete Battle Box (Japanese: スターターセットV5 コンプリートバトルボックス), which contains all five V Starter Sets, their respective deck coins, and an exclusive playmat.

Deck lists

V Starter Set Grass
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
001/023 D Celebi   
002/023 D Roselia  
003/023 D Cottonee  
004/023 D Whimsicott  
005/023 D Durant  
006/023 D Grookey  
007/023 D Thwackey  
008/023 D Rillaboom  
009/023 D Blipbug  
010/023 D Snorlax  
011/023 D Energy Search I
012/023 D Potion I
013/023 D Quick Ball I
014/023 D Great Ball I
015/023 D Pokégear 3.0 I
016/023 D Switch I
017/023 D Pokémon Catcher I
018/023 D Big Charm I
019/023 D Professor's Research Su
020/023 D Poké Kid Su
021/023 D Pokémon Center Lady Su
022/023 D Hop Su
023/023 D Marnie Su
Grass Energy   E 18×

V Starter Set Fire
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
001/023 D Vulpix  
002/023 D Ninetales  
003/023 D Victini   
004/023 D Heatmor  
005/023 D Turtonator  
006/023 D Scorbunny  
007/023 D Raboot  
008/023 D Cinderace  
009/023 D Sizzlipede  
010/023 D Minccino  
011/023 D Energy Search I
012/023 D Crushing Hammer I
013/023 D Evolution Incense I
014/023 D Great Ball I
015/023 D Rare Candy I
016/023 D Pokégear 3.0 I
017/023 D Switch I
018/023 D Pokémon Catcher I
019/023 D Vitality Band I
020/023 D Professor's Research Su
021/023 D Poké Kid Su
022/023 D Hop Su
023/023 D Marnie Su
Fire Energy   E 18×


V Starter Set Water
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
001/023 D Shellder  
002/023 D Cloyster  
003/023 D Krabby  
004/023 D Goldeen  
005/023 D Lapras  
006/023 D Keldeo   
007/023 D Sobble  
008/023 D Drizzile  
009/023 D Inteleon  
010/023 D Cramorant  
011/023 D Energy Switch I
012/023 D Energy Search I
013/023 D Crushing Hammer I
014/023 D Evolution Incense I
015/023 D Great Ball I
016/023 D Pokégear 3.0 I
017/023 D Switch I
018/023 D Pokémon Catcher I
019/023 D Team Yell Grunt Su
020/023 D Professor's Research Su
021/023 D Poké Kid Su
022/023 D Hop Su
023/023 D Marnie Su
Water Energy   E 18×

V Starter Set Lightning
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
001/024 D Pikachu  
002/024 D Raichu  
003/024 D Chinchou  
004/024 D Joltik  
005/024 D Galvantula  
006/024 D Tapu Koko   
007/024 D Yamper  
008/024 D Boltund  
009/024 D Morpeko  
010/024 D Drampa  
011/024 D Wooloo  
012/024 D Energy Retrieval I
013/024 D Energy Search I
014/024 D Great Ball I
015/024 D Pokégear 3.0 I
016/024 D Switch I
017/024 D Pokémon Catcher I
018/024 D Rotom Bike I
019/024 D Vitality Band I
020/024 D Professor's Research Su
021/024 D Bede Su
022/024 D Poké Kid Su
023/024 D Hop Su
024/024 D Marnie Su
Lightning Energy   E 18×


V Starter Set Fighting
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
001/024 D Diglett  
002/024 D Dugtrio  
003/024 D Rhyhorn  
004/024 D Baltoy  
005/024 D Regirock   
006/024 D Mudbray  
007/024 D Mudsdale  
008/024 D Silicobra  
009/024 D Sandaconda  
010/024 D Clobbopus  
011/024 D Stonjourner  
012/024 D Energy Search I
013/024 D Quick Ball I
014/024 D Great Ball I
015/024 D Pal Pad I
016/024 D Pokégear 3.0 I
017/024 D Switch I
018/024 D Pokémon Catcher I
019/024 D Sitrus Berry I
020/024 D Professor's Research Su
021/024 D Poké Kid Su
022/024 D Pokémon Center Lady Su
023/024 D Hop Su
024/024 D Marnie Su
Fighting Energy   E 18×

Product images

Toys "R" Us Limited Triple V
Starter Set
V Starter Set Fire 7-Eleven Limited
Special Set
V5 Starter Set Complete
Battle Box
V5 Starter Set Complete
Battle Box contents
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins




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