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Pokémon Trading Cards series 3

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Pokémon Trading Cards series 3 was a set of Pokémon-themed trading cards manufactured by Topps in 2000. There were 72 cards in total: 34 Pokémon cards, 12 "Heroes & Villains" cards, 19 episode cards, 6 puzzle cards, and a checklist card. Each of these 72 cards also had two foil card versions (silver and rainbow). In addition, there were 27 bonus "chase cards" not included on the checklist, including 12 die-cut embossed evolution cards, 10 pop-up cards, and 5 clear cards.

Cards were sold in randomly distributed packets of five or eight[1]. One card in each packet would be a randomly chosen foil card.

Cards in series 3


Heroes & Villains

These cards are a continuation of the Heroes & Villains cards introduced in series 2. As of such, they are numbered beginning with #6 to form a continuous set.

Episode cards

Much like the episode cards in series 2, there are nineteen episode cards in series 3. The series 3 cards, rather than continuing from where the series 2 cards stopped, instead feature episodes from Orange Islands episodes.

Puzzle cards

  • Puzzle piece 1
  • Puzzle piece 2
  • Puzzle piece 3
  • Puzzle piece 4
  • Puzzle piece 5
  • Puzzle piece 6


  • Checklist

Chase cards

Die-cut Embossed Cards

There are 12 die-cut embossed evolution cards in the set, representing four three-stage evolutionary lines. The image of each Pokémon and the Pokémon logo are embossed.

The twelve die-cut cards in series 3 are:

Pop-up cards

Pop-up #3 featuring Tracey Sketchit

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

  1. Ash
  2. Pikachu
  3. Tracey
  4. Misty
  5. Team Rocket
  6. Marill
  7. Psyduck
  8. Bulbasaur
  9. Charizard
  10. Squirtle

Clear cards

Like the Heroes & Villains cards, the clear cards in series 3 are numbered in continuation with the clear cards from series 2.


  1. Pokémon TV Series 3 (Jeff Allender's House of Checklist)

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