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はじめてセット/ はじめてセット ｆｏｒガール
November 8th, 2013 (Standard versions) November 15th, 2013(DX versions)
The X & Y Beginning Set (Japanese: はじめてセット) and the X & Y Beginning Set for Girls (Japanese: はじめてセット ｆｏｒガール) are the first Japanese-exclusive release of cards in the XY era of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Much like the release of the Black & White Beginning Set, two simultaneous deck kits were released marketed at a specific gender. The contents of the two sets are largely similar; both have three half decks based on the Generation VIstartersChespin, Fennekin and Froakie; both also contain the same assortment of game essentials. The major difference is in the design of the products and items themselves, the girls set advertised as "cuter" when compared to the standard Beginning Set. Each set also has a small number of exclusive cards, but both share a collective numbering system and set symbol.
In addition to the half decks, each set contains damage counters, a coin, a play mat, as well as how to play DVDs and manuals. Deluxe (DX) versions of each set were later released a week later on November 15, 2013. The DX versions contain the same contents as their regular counterparts in addition to a themed deck case, card sleeves, sticker sheet, notebook, and are presented in a metal case, but no additional cards.