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Rarity is a term used to describe how difficult it is to obtain a particular card from a set in the Trading Card Game. These symbols are on the bottom right corner of every card. Though rarity typically correlates to the actual frequency at which a card is found in official Booster packs (also known as the "pull ratio"), some cards can be uncharacteristically common or rare for their official rarity.
Common cards are are marked with a circle (), and usually consist of basic, unevolved Pokémon. Most English booster packs contain four to five common cards.
Uncommon cards are marked with a diamond (), and can consist of both evolved and unevolved Pokémon. Most English booster packs contain three uncommon cards.
Rare cards are marked with a star (), and usually consist of evolved and Legendary Pokémon. Most English booster packs contain at least one guaranteed rare card. Almost all regular Holofoil cards are rare cards.
Ultra rare (also called super rare) cards are typically marked as Rare holo cards, but sometimes have unique symbols denoting their rarity. As their name suggests, ultra rare cards are far more difficult to acquire than typical rare cards. Most ultra rare cards are associated with a unique mechanic, such as Pokémon-ex, Shining Pokémon, or Pokémon LV.X.
- Main article: Secret card
Secret rare cards are cards with set numbers outside the printed size of the set (for example, a card numbered 101/100). These cards are generally considered a subset of ultra rares. Most secret rare cards are reprints of other cards, often from the same set, but with a unique artwork scheme such as an alternate holofoil scheme, depiction of shiny Pokémon, or a gold trim.