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Starter Deck (TCG)

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第1弾スターターパック
ExpansionPackStarterDeck.jpg
Package art
Expansion Expansion Pack
Release date October 20, 1998
Types used Random
Coin Coin Chansey Japan.png

The Starter Deck (Japanese: 第1弾スターターパック Series 1 Starter Pack) is a Japanese-exclusive introductory deck that was released alongside the first Expansion Pack 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.

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 TCG.

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

Full Image Deck

Rulebook

Trivia

Unlike the majority of cards found in decks in Japan, these cards have rarity symbols.

Card list
No. Card Type Quantity
Random holographic rare card
Random rare card
Random uncommon cards
Random common cards 20×
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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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