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Neo Starter Deck (TCG)

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スターターパック
NeoStarterDeck.jpg
Package art
Expansion Gold, Silver, to a New World...
Release date February 4, 2000
Types used Random
Coin Coin Lugia Neo Genesis.png

The Neo Starter Deck (Japanese: スターターパック Starter Pack) is a Japanese-exclusive introductory deck that was released alongside the Gold, Silver, to a New World... expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Information

This deck is unusual as it contains a random assortment of cards, whereas regular decks contain the same pre-selected cards. This trend has been used in Japan with every first expansion in a new Generation and during transitional eras. Exceptions to this include Generation III, where it was implemented in part via half decks alongside Flight of Legends; and Generation V, where it was not implemented at all. The deck also contains an additional 'side deck' containing 18 more Energy cards, making 78 cards in total. Typical decks contain 60 cards.

This deck is similar to English releases such as the 2-Player Starter Set and 2-Player CD-ROM Starter Set, designed to introduce players to the Generation II cards found in the expansion.

Like others, the Neo Starter Deck also includes a rulebook, damage counters, a custom coin, and card list.

Trivia

  • This was the only deck of any kind to be released in Japan accompanying the Neo series.
  • Unlike the majority of cards found in decks in Japan, these cards have rarity symbols.


Card lists

Primary deck
SetSymbolNeo Genesis.png
No. Card Type Quantity
Random holographic rare cards
Random rare cards
Random uncommon cards:
• 2 sets of 3 corresponding Evolution cards
• 2 other random uncommon cards
Random common cards:
• 2 sets of 3 Basic Pokémon
• 12 other random common cards
18×
Grass Energy Grass E
Fire Energy Fire E
Water Energy Water E
Lightning Energy Lightning E
Psychic Energy Psychic E
Fighting Energy Fighting E

Side deck
SetSymbolNeo Genesis.png
No. Card Type Quantity
Grass Energy Grass E
Fire Energy Fire E
Water Energy Water E
Lightning Energy Lightning E
Psychic Energy Psychic E
Fighting Energy Fighting E



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