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Pokémon Advanced Trading Cards

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A packet of cards featuring Pikachu
A packet of cards featuring Treecko

Pokémon Advanced Trading Cards was a set of Pokémon-themed trading cards manufactured by Topps in 2003. There were 90 cards in total: 81 Pokémon cards, eight character cards and a checklist card. In addition, there were 28 chase cards not featured on the checklist: 18 embossed evolution cards and 10 pop-up cards.

Cards were sold in randomly distributed packets of seven. One card in each packet, chosen at random, would be a foil card. The foil card could be any of the 89 regular cards.

Cards in the Pokémon Advanced series

Characters

Character card featuring Team Rocket

Each character card featured a character or a group of characters from the Pokémon anime. On the back of each card is a short bio explaining their role in the series.

Pokémon

Front and back of a Cacnea card

Unlike in Topps's previous sets, Pokémon cards are ordered not by Pokédex order but in alphabetical order. All Pokémon appearing in this set were introduced in Generation III.

Other

  • Checklist

Chase cards

Embossed evolution cards

Embossed evolution card #2: Grovyle

There are 18 embossed evolution cards in the set, representing six three-stage evolutionary lines. Each evolution card is die-cut in a way that when the three stages of the evolutionary line are placed together, the shapes of the cards will fit together. Additionally, the image of the Pokémon and the Pokémon logo are embossed.

  1. Treecko
  2. Grovyle
  3. Sceptile
  4. Mudkip
  5. Marshtomp
  6. Swampert
  7. Torchic
  8. Combusken
  9. Blaziken
  10. Ralts
  11. Kirlia
  12. Gardevoir
  13. Whismur
  14. Loudred
  15. Exploud
  16. Aron
  17. Lairon
  18. Aggron

Pop-up cards

Pop-up card #7: Latios & Latias

There are 10 pop-up cards in the set. Each pop-up card has an image of a Pokémon which can be punched out and then propped up using the rest of the card for support.

  1. Torchic
  2. Mudkip
  3. Pikachu
  4. Treecko
  5. Combusken
  6. Groudon
  7. Latios & Latias
  8. Sceptile
  9. Kyogre
  10. Absol


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