Wizards Black Star Promos (TCG)


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Wizards Black Star Promos
Cards in set 53
Release period July 1999 - March 2003

Throughout their occupation of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Wizards of the Coast produced many exclusive cards for promotional events such as tournaments, special events or through Pokémon-related merchandise. These all had a black star with the word "PROMO" written across it where the expansion symbol would normally occur, giving them their name as Black Star Promos.


Wizards produced a total of 53 numbered Promotional cards before they lost their license. Had they kept their rights to produce the cards longer, it is likely more Promotional cards would have been produced, as the Vending Machine cards were a collection Wizards certainly planned to bring into English. Most of these cards were speculated to have been released in Jamboree with the remainder as promotional cards. All cards were previously released as promotional cards or in special promotional sets in Japan, with the exception of Mew (#8 and #9), which appeared in the Japanese Fossil expansion.


  • The promotional cards released in connection with Mewtwo Strikes Back in cinemas have a gold foil stamp with "Kids WB Presents: Pokémon: The First Movie" on the card art.
  • The promotional cards Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos released in connection with The Power of One in cinemas have different card art to their Japanese All Nippon Airways promotional counterparts. The Pokémon Center promotional card also has English-exclusive artwork.

Card list

Wizards Black Star Promos
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
1   Pikachu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (July 1999)
2   Electabuzz   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Mewtwo Strikes Back theatrical release
3   Mewtwo   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Mewtwo Strikes Back theatrical release
4   Pikachu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Mewtwo Strikes Back theatrical release
5   Dragonite   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Mewtwo Strikes Back theatrical release
6   Arcanine   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (March 2000)
7   Jigglypuff   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon: The First Movie Soundtrack
8   Mew   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (January 2000)
9   Mew   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (April 2000)
10   Meowth   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon Trading Card Game (Game Boy)
11   Eevee   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (June 2000)
12   Mewtwo   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Nintendo Power Magazine (April 2000)
13   Venusaur   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon Trading Card Game Guide
14   Mewtwo   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Mewtwo Strikes Back VHS/DVD release
15   Cool Porygon   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon Stadium Nintendo 64 Bundle
16   Computer Error T [R] [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (May 2000)
17   Dark Persian   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Nintendo Power Magazine (August 2000)
18   Team Rocket's Meowth   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (August 2000)
19   Sabrina's Abra   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Nintendo Power Magazine (October 2000)
20   Psyduck   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (September 2000)
21   Moltres   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] The Power of One theatrical release
22   Articuno   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] The Power of One theatrical release
23   Zapdos   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] The Power of One theatrical release
24   _____'s Pikachu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Wizards Mail Giveaway (September-November 2000)
25   Flying Pikachu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (August 2001)
26   Pikachu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (August 2001)
27   Pikachu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] The Power of One VHS/DVD release
28   Surfing Pikachu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (August 2001)
29   Marill   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (December 2000)
30   Togepi   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (January 2001)
31   Cleffa   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (February 2001)
32   Smeargle   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (March 2001)
33   Scizor   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (June 2001)
34   Entei   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Spell of the Unown: Entei theatrical release
35   Pichu   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (April 2001)
36   Igglybuff   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (May 2001)
37   Hitmontop   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (July 2001)
38   Unown J   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Spell of the Unown: Entei VHS/DVD release
39   Misdreavus   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (September 2001)
40   Pokémon Center T [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] New York Pokémon Center Opening (November 2001)
41   Lucky Stadium T [St] [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] New York Pokémon Center Opening (November 2001)
42   Pokémon Tower T [St] [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (January 2002)
43   Machamp   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (February 2002)
44   Magmar   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (March 2002)
45   Scyther   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (April 2002)
46   Electabuzz   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (May 2002)
47   Mew   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (June 2002)
48   Articuno   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (July 2002)
49   Snorlax   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (August 2002)
50   Celebi   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Celebi: The Voice of the Forest theatrical release
51   Rapidash   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon Center
Nintendo Power Magazine (November 2002)
52   Ho-Oh   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon Center
Nintendo Power Magazine (November 2002)
53   Suicune   [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Celebi: The Voice of the Forest VHS/DVD release

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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
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