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Original TCG Series merchandise

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The Original TCG Series maintained the steady flow of TCG merchandise from the start of the Pokémon Trading Card Game until the beginning of Generation II with the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver. Throughout this time, a steady flow of products such as Theme Decks were released in order to promote the card game, and ultimately, the video games and the franchise as a whole. Below is a chronological list of all merchandise items released during the Original TCG Series.

Base Set Theme Decks

The very first expansion, Base Set, was released by Wizards of the Coast on January 9, 1999 and had five separate Theme Decks associated with it. The first four, named Blackout, Brushfire, Overgrowth, and Zap!, were each released with 60 cards, each focusing on a different combination of the six types released within Base Set. Blackout, while primarily focusing on the Fighting-type, also included Water-type Pokémon cards. Brushfire focused on the Fire-type and Grass-type, while Zap! featured Lightning-type and Psychic-type Pokémon. The fourth Theme Deck, Overgrowth, doubled up on the Water-type and the Grass-type. Each deck had one Holofoil card included within, in addition to damage counters, a Chansey coin, and a rule book detailing how to play the card game against another person.

The fifth Theme Deck for the Base Set expansion was the 2-Player Starter Set. More akin to the later released Trainer Kits, the 2-Player Starter Set contained instructions on how to divide the cards included in the deck into two separate Half Decks in order to teach players how to play the card game in a more detailed, step-by-step process. This deck also contained damage counters, but not a coin, as none of the included cards need a coin for their attacks. It does, however, include a 61st card, Machamp in order to bolster the deck when both half decks are played as one.

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Jungle Theme Decks

The second expansion, Jungle, continued the trend for Theme Decks left by Base Set. For this expansion, only two Theme Decks were made available, starting June 16, 1999 when the main expansion was released to stores. The first Theme Deck, named Power Reserve, featured the Parent Pokémon Kangaskhan, as well as the Grass-type and Psychic-type. The second Theme Deck, Water Blast, featured the Bubble Jet Pokémon, Vaporeon and the Water-type and Fighting-type. Both Theme Decks contained a rulebook, damage counters, a custom Vileplume coin, and card list for the expansion.

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Pokémon Trading Card Game Player's Guide

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In July 1999, Sandwich Islands Publishing released a strategy guide for the TCG, covering the Base Set and Jungle expansions. This strategy guide details the rules of the TCG, deck building strategies and game play strategies.

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Starter Gift Set

The Starter Gift Set is a separate release made available sometime in between the releases of Jungle and Fossil. This Gift set came packaged with a copy of Base Set's 2-Player Starter Set, as well as one of the two Jungle Theme Decks, Power Reserve or Water Blast, a Jungle booster pack, a play mat with deck building tips, and an exclusive Eevee coin.

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Fossil Theme Decks

Fossil, the third expansion, was released on October 10, 1999 and came with two Theme Decks: BodyGuard and LockDown. The Grass-type and Fighting-type themed BodyGuard Theme Deck featured the Holofoil card Muk. The Fire-type and Water-type LockDown Theme Deck featured Holofoil Lapras. Much like other Theme Decks, these two came with a rulebook, damage counters, an exclusive Aerodactyl coin, and card list.

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Pokémon Trading Card Game Fossil Expansion Player's Guide

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In November 1999, Sandwich Islands Publishing released a strategy guide for the TCG covering the Fossil expansion. This strategy guide details the rules of the TCG, deck building strategies and game play strategies.

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Pokémon Trading Card Game: Prima's Official Strategy Guide

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In December 1999, Prima Games released an officially licensed strategy guide for the TCG. This strategy guide details the rules of the TCG, deck building strategies and game play strategies.

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Cloth play mat

Sometime in 1999, an official cloth play mat for the TCG was released by Wizards of the Coast. The play mat has spaces dedicated for both players' decks, discard piles, Prizes, Active Pokémon ("Arena") and Bench.

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Base Set 2 Theme Decks

As Base Set 2 was mostly treated as a release of the original Base Set, this expansion's Theme Decks mirror what was released for the first expansion in January 1999. Base Set 2, released on February 24, 2000 also featured four separate Theme Decks, as well as the 2-Player CD-ROM Starter Set, this time featuring the Fighting-type and Water-type, instead of the original Fighting and Fire-types. The four other Theme Decks, named Grass Chopper (Fighting and Grass), Hot Water (Fire and Water), Lightning Bug (Lightning and Grass), and Psych Out (Psychic and Water), each came with 1 Holofoil card, a Pikachu coin, a rulebook, damage counters, and a cardlist.

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Pokémon Made Simple!

Main article: Pokémon Made Simple!

In March 2000, Wizards of the Coast released an official handbook for the TCG titled "Pokémon Made Simple!". The book is intended as an introduction to the TCG for parents and their children — it reviews the rules of the TCG, deck building strategies, a guide to the rarity system to ensure children trade rare cards fairly, and an overview of the premise of the Pokémon video games and TCG to help parents better understand their children's enjoyment of the franchise.

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Pokémon Trading Card Game: Prima's Official Strategy Guide (video game version)

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On April 5, 2000, Prima Games released an officially licensed strategy guide for the Pokémon Trading Card Game video game.

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Official Pokémon Trading Card Game Perfect Guide

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On April 12, 2000, Versus Books released an officially licensed strategy guide for the Pokémon Trading Card Game video game.

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Team Rocket Theme Decks

The Theme Decks for the Team Rocket expansion are named Devastation and Trouble and were released on April 24, 2000. The two names are based on Jessie, James, and Meowth's motto from the anime, and are loosely based on the trio. Trouble featured Dark Arbok with the Grass-type and Psychic-type, while devastation featured Dark Weezing and the Grass and Water-types. Each Theme Deck came packaged with the standard deck contents, this time including an exclusive Meowth coin.

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Team Rocket Strategy Guide

Main article: Team Rocket Strategy Guide (TCG)

In May 2000, an official companion book to the Team Rocket expansion was published by Wizards of the Coast. The book contains strategies for the new cards introduced in the expansion, both as standalone cards and when paired with earlier cards; as well as custom deck configurations focused on the new cards introduced in the expansion.

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Let's Play Pokémon

Main article: Let's Play Pokémon (TCG)

In May 2000, Wizards of the Coast released an official handbook for the TCG titled "Let's Play Pokémon". This book is similar in nature to the previous book, Pokémon Made Simple!, though it covers game play strategies more in-depth and is updated to include the new Team Rocket expansion.

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Gym Heroes Theme Decks

The first Pokémon Gym themed expansion of the Original Series, Gym Heroes, came with four Theme Decks when it was released to the public on August 14, 2000. Based on the first four Gym Leaders of the Kanto region, the four Theme Decks were named Brock, Misty, Lt. Surge and Erika, and each featured the signature type of their namesake: Fighting-type, Water-type, Lightning-type, and Grass-type respectively. These four Theme Decks each came with a rulebook, damage counters, an exclusive Starmie coin, and card list for the expansion.

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Gym Heroes Strategy Guide

Main article: Gym Heroes Strategy Guide (TCG)

In August 2000, an official companion book to the Gym Heroes expansion was published by Wizards of the Coast. The book contains strategies for the new cards introduced in the expansion, both as standalone cards and when paired with earlier cards; as well as custom deck configurations focused on the new cards introduced in the expansion.

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Thunderstorm Gift Box

The Thunderstorm Gift Box, known as the Tempest Gift Box outside the United States, was released in the time between Gym Heroes and Gym Challenge. It includes a unique Thunderstorm preconstructed deck featuring cards from Base Set, Jungle, Fossil, Team Rocket, and Gym Heroes expansions. It also includes three booster packs, one each from Fossil, Team Rocket, Gym Heroes, and the Pokémon Play It! Version 2 CD-ROM. Also included were a play mat, deck building tip sheet, Pikachu coin, and a felt deck bag. The Zapdos included within the product is exclusive to the deck, as it utilizes the Cosmos Holofoil introduced for the Base Set 2, and not the Starlight Holofoil originally used for the Fossil release.

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Gym Challenge Theme Decks

The Gym Challenge expansion released the latter half of the Gym Leader themed Theme Decks on October 16, 2000. Featuring Sabrina, Koga, Blaine, and Giovanni, the four decks named after these Gym Leaders featured the Psychic-type, Grass-type, and Fire-type for the first three, and the Grass and Fighting-types for Giovanni. Each deck featured the standard rulebook, damage counters, and card list, while this time featuring an exclusive Alakazam coin.

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Gym Challenge Strategy Guide

Main article: Gym Challenge Strategy Guide (TCG)

In late 2000, an official companion book to the Gym Challenge expansion was published by Wizards of the Coast. The book contains strategies for the new cards introduced in the expansion, both as standalone cards and when paired with earlier cards; as well as custom deck configurations focused on the new cards introduced in the expansion.

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