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Fossil (TCG)

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Fossil
化石の秘密
SetSymbolFossil.png
FossilLogo.png
Cards in set English: 62
Japanese: 48
Set number English: 3
Japanese: 3
Release date English: October 10, 1999
Japanese: June 21, 1997
Theme Decks BodyGuard (GrassFighting)
LockDown (FireWater)
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Japanese:
The Mystery of the Fossils
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Rocket Gang

Fossil (Japanese: 化石の秘密 The Mystery of the Fossils) is the name given to the third expansion of cards and Theme Decks for the Pokémon Trading Card Game in both America and Japan.

Information

  • The English version of Fossil was originally planned to be released around January 2000 (based on original Jungle estimates). But because Jungle was pushed ahead, Fossil was pushed ahead as well.
  • Wizards of the Coast once again increased the set size by producing holographic and non-holographic versions of the rare cards; however, they removed the Mew card that was in the Japanese set. Mew would later reappear as Wizards Black Star Promos #8 (non-holographic) and #9 (holographic).
  • Fossil completed the transition of the first 150 Pokémon (151 in Japan with the inclusion of Mew) to card form.
  • The Prerelease card for this set is Aerodactyl. It also happens to have the 1st Edition symbol on it.
  • A strategy guide for this expansion was released: the Pokémon Trading Card Game Fossil Expansion Player's Guide. Additionally, the Team Rocket Strategy Guide published by Wizards of the Coast also contains coverage of the Fossil expansion.

Card lists

Fossil
SetSymbolFossil.png
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Aerodactyl Fighting Rare Holo
2/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Articuno Water Rare Holo
3/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ditto Colorless Rare Holo
4/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dragonite Colorless Rare Holo
5/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gengar Psychic Rare Holo
6/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Haunter Psychic Rare Holo
7/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Hitmonlee Fighting Rare Holo
8/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Hypno Psychic Rare Holo
9/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kabutops Fighting Rare Holo
10/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lapras Water Rare Holo
11/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magneton Lightning Rare Holo
12/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Moltres Fire Rare Holo
13/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Muk Grass Rare Holo
14/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Raichu Lightning Rare Holo
15/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zapdos Lightning Rare Holo
16/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Aerodactyl Fighting Rare
17/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Articuno Water Rare
18/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ditto Colorless Rare
19/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dragonite Colorless Rare
20/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gengar Psychic Rare
21/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Haunter Psychic Rare
22/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Hitmonlee Fighting Rare
23/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Hypno Psychic Rare
24/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kabutops Fighting Rare
25/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lapras Water Rare
26/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magneton Lightning Rare
27/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Moltres Fire Rare
28/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Muk Grass Rare
29/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Raichu Lightning Rare
30/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zapdos Lightning Rare
31/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Arbok Grass Uncommon
32/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cloyster Water Uncommon
33/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gastly Psychic Uncommon
34/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Golbat Grass Uncommon
35/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Golduck Water Uncommon
36/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Golem Fighting Uncommon
37/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Graveler Fighting Uncommon
38/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kingler Water Uncommon
39/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magmar Fire Uncommon
40/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Omastar Water Uncommon
41/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sandslash Fighting Uncommon
42/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Seadra Water Uncommon
43/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Slowbro Psychic Uncommon
44/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tentacruel Water Uncommon
45/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Weezing Grass Uncommon
46/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ekans Grass Common
47/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Geodude Fighting Common
48/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Grimer Grass Common
49/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Horsea Water Common
50/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kabuto Fighting Common
51/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Krabby Water Common
52/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Omanyte Water Common
53/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Psyduck Water Common
54/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Shellder Water Common
55/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Slowpoke Psychic Common
56/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tentacool Water Common
57/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zubat Grass Common
58/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mr. Fuji T Uncommon
59/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Energy Search T Common
60/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gambler T Common
61/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Recycle T Common
62/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mysterious Fossil T Common
 

Mystery of the Fossils
SetSymbolFossil.png
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ekans Grass Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Arbok Grass Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zubat Grass Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Golbat Grass Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Grimer Grass Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Muk Grass Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Weezing Grass Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magmar Fire Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Moltres Fire Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Psyduck Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Golduck Water Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tentacool Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tentacruel Water Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Shellder Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cloyster Water Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Krabby Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kingler Water Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Horsea Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Seadra Water Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Omanyte Water Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Omastar Water Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lapras Water Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Articuno Water Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Raichu Lightning Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magneton Lightning Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zapdos Lightning Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Slowpoke Psychic Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Slowbro Psychic Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gastly Psychic Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Haunter Psychic Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gengar Psychic Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Hypno Psychic Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mew Psychic Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sandslash Fighting Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Geodude Fighting Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Graveler Fighting Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Golem Fighting Uncommon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Hitmonlee Fighting Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kabuto Fighting Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kabutops Fighting Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Aerodactyl Fighting Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ditto Colorless Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dragonite Colorless Rare Holo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Energy Search T Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gambler T Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mysterious Fossil T Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Recycle T Common
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mr. Fuji T Uncommon
 

Gallery

Japanese

English

Trivia

  • The set's booster pack designs feature Lapras, Kabutops and Zapdos.
  • Of all English-released sets, Fossil has the smallest amount of cards.



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Pokémon Trading Card Game Releases
Original Series
Wizards Black Star Promos
Base Set
2-Player Starter Set
OvergrowthZap!BrushfireBlackout
Jungle
Power ReserveWater Blast
Fossil
BodyGuardLockDown
Base Set 2
2-Player CD-ROM Starter Set
Grass 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
Extended Sheet 1
Nivi City GymHanada City Gym
Extended Sheet 2
Kuchiba City GymTamamushi City Gym
Leaders' Stadium
Extended Sheet 3Quick Starter Gift Set
Yamabuki City GymGuren Town Gym
Challenge from the Darkness
Southern IslandsIntro Pack