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Intro Pack (TCG)

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イントロパック
IntroPack.jpg
Box art
Release date July 30, 1999
Coin Chansey

The Intro Pack (Japanese: イントロパック Intro Pack) is a special collection of cards released in Japan for the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Information

This set was conceived to introduce youngsters to the TCG, and includes a step-by-step introduction video with full explanations of how to play the game, as well as play demonstrations. The cards included in the set are predominantly a mixture of those from Expansion Pack and the Vending Machine collection. Some cards from the first Neo expansion, Gold, Silver, to a New World... are also included several months before the general release of the expansion. There are also a number of exclusive cards with newly created character art.

Despite the fact that numbering systems were not fully introduced until Base Expansion Pack, these cards have their own system. Instead of displaying the numbers ##/## as with all English expansions and later Japanese expansions, these cards have a number inside a circle. Those found in the Bulbasaur deck have a white number in a black circle, while the cards in the Squirtle deck have a black number in a white circle. The only exceptions to this are the two holographic cards Venusaur and Blastoise, which have no number.

In addition to the two decks and video, the set contains a rulebook, damage counters, two poison counters, a custom coin and playmat.

Trivia

  • This set is more colloquially known as the Video Intro Set, due to the inclusion of the introduction video. This is the only TCG product to include a video cassette, with later introductory products including either CD-ROMs or DVDs.
  • The introduction video is presented by Thane Camus, who was a popular TV personality in Japan at the time.
  • None of the cards have rarity symbols (as is the case with the majority of Japanese cards from fixed sets), making the reprinted cards much more valuable than their normal counterparts.

Card lists

Bulbasaur Deck
SetSymbolBulbasaurIntroPack.png
No. Card Type Quantity
Venusaur Grass
1 Bulbasaur Grass
2 Drowzee Psychic
3 Raichu Lightning
4 Grass Energy Grass E
5 Grass Energy Grass E
6 Lightning Energy Lightning E
7 Potion T
8 Grass Energy Grass E
9 Super Scoop Up T
10 Lightning Energy Lightning E
11 Grass Energy Grass E
12 Lightning Energy Lightning E
13 Pikachu Lightning
14 Lightning Energy Lightning E
15 Grass Energy Grass E
16 Meowth Colorless
17 Lightning Energy Lightning E
18 Bulbasaur Grass
19 Switch T
20 Bill's Teleporter T
21 Grass Energy Grass E
22 Ivysaur Grass
23 Double Colorless Energy Colorless E
24 Psychic Energy Psychic E
25 Grass Energy Grass E
26 Electabuzz Lightning
27 Psychic Energy Psychic E
28 Gust of Wind T
29 Bulbasaur Grass
30 Doduo Colorless
31 Psychic Energy Psychic E
32 Ivysaur Grass
33 Lightning Energy Lightning E
34 Grass Energy Grass E
35 Bulbasaur Grass
36 Grass Energy Grass E
37 Jynx Psychic
38 Psychic Energy Psychic E
39 Koffing Grass
40 Pikachu Lightning

Squirtle Deck
SetSymbolSquirtleIntroPack.png
No. Card Type Quantity
Blastoise Water
1 Growlithe Fire
2 Diglett Fighting
3 Wartortle Water
4 Fire Energy Fire E
5 Water Energy Water E
6 Water Energy Water E
7 Full Heal T
8 Fire Energy Fire E
9 Poliwag Water
10 Wartortle Water
11 Fire Energy Fire E
12 Fighting Energy Fighting E
13 Spearow Colorless
14 Jigglypuff Colorless
15 Fighting Energy Fighting E
16 Squirtle Water
17 Fighting Energy Fighting E
18 Squirtle Water
19 Energy Removal T
20 Water Energy Water E
21 Bill's Teleporter T
22 Water Energy Water E
23 Water Energy Water E
24 Potion T
25 Double Colorless Energy Colorless E
26 Growlithe Fire
27 Water Energy Water E
28 Fire Energy Fire E
29 Super Scoop Up T
30 Water Energy Water E
31 Fire Energy Fire E
32 Arcanine Fire
33 Fire Energy Fire E
34 Fighting Energy Fighting E
35 Machop Fighting
36 Water Energy Water E
37 Squirtle Water
38 Water Energy Water E
39 Magmar Fire
40 Squirtle Water



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