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   Pokémon League (July 1999)
2   Electabuzz [Pokémon: The First Movie]   Mewtwo Strikes Back theatrical release (November 12, 1999)
3   Mewtwo [Pokémon: The First Movie]   Mewtwo Strikes Back theatrical release (November 12, 1999)
4   Pikachu [Pokémon: The First Movie]   Mewtwo Strikes Back theatrical release (November 12, 1999)
5   Dragonite [Pokémon: The First Movie]   Mewtwo Strikes Back theatrical release (November 12, 1999)
6   Arcanine   Pokémon League (March 2000)
7   Jigglypuff   Pokémon: The First Movie Soundtrack (November 9, 1999)
8   Mew   Pokémon League (January 2000)
9   Mew   Pokémon League (April 2000)
10   Meowth   Pokémon Trading Card Game (Game Boy) (April 7, 2000)
11   Eevee   Pokémon League (June 2000)
12   Mewtwo   Nintendo Power Magazine (April 2000)
13   Venusaur   Pokémon Trading Card Game: Official Nintendo Player's Guide (March 31, 2000)
14   Mewtwo   Mewtwo Strikes Back Home video release (March 21, 2000)
15   Cool Porygon   Pokémon Stadium Nintendo 64 Bundle (February 2000)
16   Computer Error T [R] Pokémon League (May 2000)
17   Dark Persian   Nintendo Power Magazine (August 2000)
18   Team Rocket's Meowth   Pokémon League (August 2000)
19   Sabrina's Abra   Nintendo Power Magazine (October 2000)
20   Psyduck   Pokémon League (September 2000)
21   Moltres   The Power of One theatrical release (July 21, 2000)
22   Articuno   The Power of One theatrical release (July 21, 2000)
23   Zapdos   The Power of One theatrical release (July 21, 2000)
24   _____'s Pikachu   Wizards Mail Giveaway (September-November 2000)
25   Flying Pikachu   Pokémon League (August 2001)
26   Pikachu   Pokémon League (August 2001)
27   Pikachu   The Power of One Home video release (November 14, 2000)
28   Surfing Pikachu   Pokémon League (August 2001)
29   Marill   Pokémon League (December 2000)
30   Togepi   Pokémon League (January 2001)
31   Cleffa   Pokémon League (February 2001)
32   Smeargle   Pokémon League (March 2001)
33   Scizor   Pokémon League (June 2001)
34   Entei   Spell of the Unown: Entei theatrical release (April 6, 2001)
35   Pichu   Pokémon League (April 2001)
36   Igglybuff   Pokémon League (May 2001)
37   Hitmontop   Pokémon League (July 2001)
38   Unown J   Spell of the Unown: Entei Home video release (August 21, 2001)
39   Misdreavus   Pokémon League (September 2001)
40   Pokémon Center T Pokémon Center New York Opening (November 16, 2001)
41   Lucky Stadium T [St] Pokémon Center New York Opening (November 16, 2001)
42   Pokémon Tower T [St] Pokémon League (January 2002)
43   Machamp   Pokémon League (February 2002)
44   Magmar   Pokémon League (March 2002)
45   Scyther   Pokémon League (April 2002)
46   Electabuzz   Pokémon League (May 2002)
47   Mew   Pokémon League (June 2002)
48   Articuno   Pokémon League (July 2002)
49   Snorlax   Pokémon League (August 2002)
50   Celebi [Pokémon 4Ever]   Celebi: The Voice of the Forest theatrical release (October 11, 2002)
51   Rapidash [Pokémon Center NY]
  Pokémon Center New York (November 2002)
Nintendo Power Magazine (November 2002)
52   Ho-Oh [Pokémon Center NY]
  Pokémon Center New York (November 2002)
Nintendo Power Magazine (November 2002)
53   Suicune [Pokémon 4Ever]   Celebi: The Voice of the Forest Home video release (March 18, 2003)

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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
Pokémon Demo GameTrainer 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
Pikachu World Collection 2000
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