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Error cards are cards in the TCG that have certain elements on the card that are incorrect. The errors on these cards vary from minor to major errors. Often there are only a very small amount of these cards available which make these cards sought after by collectors. Errors cards that are listed on the Official TCG Errata will be denoted by (Errata)
listed "HP 50" instead of "50 HP".
- Blastoise: A few Base Set Blastoise were printed without the word "stage" in the "put Blastoise on the stage 1 Pokémon" text.
- Gyarados: All Base Set Gyarados were printed with the "6/102" too far to the left.
- Imposter Professor Oak: The 1st Edition and Shadowless versions of this card read "Impostor Oak" instead of "Imposter Oak".
- Ninetales: A few Shadowless Ninetales lack the damage done for their attacks.
- Kakuna: In the 1st Edition and shadowless versions of this card the little gold rectangle bio directly underneath the illustration reads "Cocoon Pokémon. Length: 2' 0", Length: 22 lbs" instead of "Weight: 22 lbs".
- Wartortle: A number of Wartortle have pictures of a Wartortle in its evolution box instead of a Squirtle or have a small type symbol next to the HP.
- Bulbasaur: In the 1st Edition and shadowless versions of this card the little gold rectangle bio directly underneath the illustration reads "Seed Pokémon. Length: 2' 4", Length: 15 lbs" instead of "Weight: 22 lbs".
- Caterpie: The 1st Edition and Shadowless versions of this card have their HP listed as "HP 40" instead of "40 HP".
- Diglett: A number of Diglett have their attack energy cost symbols rotated 90 degrees.
- Metapod: The 1st Edition and shadowless versions of Metapod cards have their HP listed as "HP 70" instead of "70 HP".
- Pikachu: A number of Pikachu cards had a number of minor errors in their flavor text and image, such as the Pikachu having red cheeks. This Pikachu is the most commonly known misprint.
- Pikachu: A few copies of 1st edition Pikachu have a misprinted 1st Edition logo which is only partially printed with the "1st“ and the letter "d“ in "edition" missing.
- Sandshrew: The 1st Edition and Shadowless versions of this card have Sandshrew's Sand-attack read "If the defending Pokémon tries to attack during your opponent's next turn, your opponent flips a coin. If tails this attack does nothing" while it's supposed to say "that attack does nothing".
- Voltorb: In the 1st Edition and Shadowless versions of this card the Bio at the bottom of the card reads "Usually found in power plants. Easily mistaken for a Monster Ball, it has zapped many people." The unlimited version was corrected and monster ball is replaced with "Poké Ball." The error refers to Poké Balls as their Japanese counterparts Monster Balls.
- Vulpix: The 1st Edition, Shadowless, 1999 unlimited, and even the base set 2 versions of this card have their HP listed as "HP 50" instead of "50 HP". This was finally corrected in the 4th base set print released exclusively in the UK where the card's HP reads "50 HP".
- Water Energy: A number of these cards have no space between the margin and the water symbol, along with "ENERGY".
- Select Base Set cards: Some Base Set cards had their Energy symbols not centered.
- 1st Edition Electrode: Every 1st edition Jungle Electrode has the image of Base Set Electrode.
- 1st Edition Butterfree: Due to a bubble in the printing ink, a number of Butterfree Cards were written as "Edition d" instead of "Edition 1".
- Rapidash and Seaking: Seaking and Rapidash are Stage 1 Pokémon but the text tells the person playing the cards to "put XXX on the Stage 1 card". This error applies to both 1st and Normal Edition sets.
- Jolteon: Some Japanese Holofoil Jolteon cards do not have the hole punched out on the foil for the previous evolution art window.
- Select Jungle Holofoil cards: In an early print run of the Jungle set, all 16 holofoil cards were printed without the Jungle Symbol.
- 1st Edition and Unlimited Holofoil Zapdos : A number of Fossil Holofoil Zapdos cards have a space for the evolution box punched out of the Holofoil, even though Zapdos is a Basic Pokémon.
- Haunter: A number of Haunter unlimited holo cards came with a purple/blue 'oil spill' stain in the lower right hand corner of the artwork
- Hitmonlee: Some Hitmonlee 1st edition holo cards came with a orange stain on the left side of the card
- Slowpoke: The card erroneously reads Miki Tanaka's name as "Miki Takano", even though the rest of the cards that she has illustrated credits her as "Miki Tanaka."
- Krabby: Some Krabby cards from the Fossil set have an incomplete Fossil set symbol, where the palm of the bony hand is missing a part.
- Select Fossil Holofoil cards: Some Fossil unlimited holos were produced with the cosmos holofoil pattern (round dotted sparkles), note this is not to be confused with the ©1999-2000 exclusive Thunderstorm Gift Box Cosmos holo Zapdos which were an intentional release. With the English fossil set being the last WOTC set to incorporate the galaxy star-patterned holofoil as beginning with Base 2 the holo pattern would change to the cosmos pattern), it makes sense the unlimited English Fossil print run produced these errors.
- Seaking: Card reads "Put Seaking on the Stage 1 card" when it should say "Put Seaking on the Basic Pokémon"
- Vulpix: This print as well as the Base set 1st edition, shadowless and 1999 unlimited versions of this card have their HP listed as "HP 50" instead of "50 HP". This was finally corrected in the 4th base set print released exclusively in the UK where the card's HP reads "50 HP".
- Holofoil Dark Arbok and Rare Dark Arbok (1st & Normal Edition): Dark Arbok was printed with the number three accidentally inserted into 2000, so it was written as "©1999-23000 Wizards".
- Holofoil Dark Dragonite (1st & Normal Edition): The attack cost symbols for Holofoil Dark Dragonite are not centered. Also, a number (around 5000 cards) of this card were accidentally printed as non-holofoil.
- Dark Golbat (holo and non-holo): The English Pokémon Power mentions "Apply Weakness and Resistance", while in the Master Rules Document, the Japanese Dark Golbat's Pokémon Power says "Don't apply Weakness and Resistance." There is also a lack of space between the words "Pokémon" and "Apply". (Reads "Pokémon.Apply")
- Non-Holofoil Dark Vileplume (1st & Normal Edition): Non-holofoil Dark Vileplume have a weakness to Fighting instead of Fire.
- Dark Rapidash: Dark Rapidash's stats lack the word "Length".
- Grimer: English Team Rocket's Grimer's Poison Gas attack puts Pokémon to sleep, although the Japanese version Poisons them.
- Dark Raichu (1st and Normal Edition): Dark Raichu's Evolution Box is colored light gray instead of dark gray. Additionally, the card reads "Put Raichu on the Basic Pokémon" instead of "Put Dark Raichu on the Basic Pokémon". This wording error was fixed for the Legendary Collection reprint.
- Rocket's Scyther: (1st and Normal Edition) In all prints of this card the attack Shadow Images it reads "Whenever Rocket's Scyther is attacked, your opponent flips a coin. If tails that attack does no damage to Rocket's Scyther. (Any other effects of the attack still happen.) This effect lasts Rocket's Scyther takes damage (or is Benched or is evolved)." The error with this card is the text "or is evolved" is completely unnecessary. This card was released way before gen 2 and there is no Rocket's Scizor in this set. There was a Rocket's Scizor released later as a promo but that is a basic card therefore that rule is never applied or used.
- Misty's Seel (1st and Normal Edition): All prints of this card have a transparency error; there should not be a white space around Seel's tail.
- Blaine's Charizard (1st and Normal Edition): Early prints of these cards have a Fighting-type symbol instead of the Fire-type symbol. Also, "energy" is misspelt with a small "e" instead of a capital "E".
- Blaine's Charizard : In late print runs of the Normal Edition the Fire-type symbol was corrected but the small "e" in energy remained.
- Giovanni's Pinsir (1st and Normal Edition): Pinsir's "Snapping Pincers" attack is supposed to do 20+ damage and not 10+ damage.
- Giovanni's Nidoran♀ : Nidoran♀ was misspelled as "Nidoran ♀".
- Giovanni's Nidoran♂ : Nidoran♂ was misspelled as "Nidoran ♂".
- Rocket's Minefield Gym (1st and Normal Edition): Early prints of this card do not mention how many damage counters are needed to put on a Pokémon.
- Blaine's Charmander: The Charmander in this artwork has a little spike on its back from its very first design.
has a white bar below its picture, due to a presumed misalignment.
- Meganium (1st and Normal Edition): The Pokémon Power title text is black instead of red.
- Typhlosion (Japanese): Most Japanese copies of this card have a damage number of 60 instead of 60+ for the Flame Burst attack. (The corrected 60+ version is less common to find.)
- Slowking and Typhlosion (1st and Normal Edition): These cards' damages are off the center.
- Horsea (1st and Normal Edition): One of the attack cost energy symbols for its attack is oddly off.
- Natu: Energy symbols for attack are moved to left margin
- Focus Band (1st and Normal Edition): The picture on the Focus Band has a white bar beneath it, apparently due to being improperly positioned during the card's design process.
- Holofoil Scizor and Rare Scizor (1st and Normal Edition): The attack's damage done is "20+" while it's supposed to be "20×".
- Umbreon (1st and Normal Edition): The Psychic symbol in Umbreon's resistance is bigger than normal.
- Kakuna (1st and Normal Edition): The copyright text of all other Neo Discovery cards is "©1995-2001", but for an unknown reason, this card's copyright is "©1995-2000".
- Unown O (1st and Normal Edition): The first sentence of its Pokémon Power reads "Once during you turn" instead of "Once during your turn".
- Delibird (1st and Normal Edition): The energy cost for Delibird's attack is off the center.
- Raichu (1st and Normal Edition): For an unexplained reason the "Put Raichu on the Basic Pokémon" text on the card is unnecessarily bold and italic.
- Zubat (1st and Normal Edition): Zubat's resistance lacks the "-30".
- Dark Croconaw: The card's Pokédex entry states that Croconaw has 49 teeth, but it only has 48.
- Dark Exeggutor: There is an unnecessary letter C in Exeggutor's name.
- Dark Haunter: Dark Haunter's "Call Back" attack's clause leaves out the word "opponent's".
- Light Flareon: The "b" in "benched" is not capitalized.
- Togepi: The "before applying Weakness and Resistance" text should be in italics.
- Unown C: Unown C's "Chase" Pokémon Power adds an unnecessary "Apply Weakness and Resistance" even though the attack does not inflict damage.
- Unown P: There is an extra space in the Basic Pokémon title on Unown P.
- Gligar: The energy symbols on Gligar are not in the correct position. Also, in the description beneath the picture the Pokemon Type is missing the "n" from Flyscorpion. This applies to both 1st and Normal Editions.
- Shining Tyranitar: The word "just" is spelled wrong. It is written as "hust".
Legendary Collection Series
- Reverse Holofoil Exeggcute: Normally on Reverse Holofoils, the Energy costs for attacks aren't reflective. On Exeggcute, they are.
- Holofoil Dark Raichu: Electricity on the tail is holofoil, which is inconsistent with the original Team Rocket illustration. This misprint causes the tail of Dark Raichu to look disembodied.
- Alakazam: The "This power can't be used if..." text is italicized while it is not supposed to be.
- Dugtrio: Its Attack Energy Costs Symbols are larger than the standard size.
- Gengar: Gengar's Chaos Move Pokémon Power game text has a few spots where the text could go up a line.
- Charizard: This card tells the player to "Put Charizard on the Basic Pokémon".
- Totodile: When Cyndaquil's card is scanned with the e-Reader a "Cynda!" sound is added to the Melody Box. Totodile being scanned, however, adds "Wani!" rather than "Toto!". As Chikorita and Pikachu (two other cards which received this effect) have the same English and Japanese names, it is unknown if Totodile's was the error, or if Cyndaquil's is.
- Energy Removal 2 and Multi Technical Machine 01: When these cards are scanned with the e-Reader, the TM01 card names the card's move as "Paralyzing Stare" (on the card, it is "Paralyzing Gaze"), and the reader refers to "Energy Removal 2" as the ordinary "Energy Removal".
- Darkness Energy: The card text implies that it can add to damage done to benched Pokémon, which normally cannot be increased.
- Crystal Nidoking: The Crystal Type Pokémon mentions Grass/Lightning/Fire energy, but the Crystal Nidoking's attacks only use Grass/Lightning/Fighting energy.
- Reverse Holofoil Lanturn: There's a Poké-Body icon on it for no specific reason at all.
- Magnemite: The text on this card is quite faded as opposed to other Metal Pokémon in the set.
- Ariados: In its Spider Force attack, it should say "Defending Pokémon", not "defending Pokémon". This error is not present in the non-holofoil version.
- Nidoran♂: Nidoran♂ is misspelled as "Nidoran ♂".
- Rare Holofoil Cards: For some reason, the bottommost cut out on the left side of the card is not holofoil.
- Nidoqueen: The period is misplaced at the left of the end of Nidoqueen's last attack. This applies to the Holofoil, Rare and Reverse Holofoil versions of the card.
- Persian: Under the "Surprise Slash" attack, it reads "You opponent". It should read "Your opponent".
- Nidoran♀: Nidoran♀ is misspelled as "Nidoran ♀".
- Slakoth: For some reason, the last "f" in the attack "Slack Off" isn't bolded.
- Lum Berry: EX Ruby & Sapphire prints of this card are missing the space between the comma and the word "if" in the first line of the description. This was corrected for the EX Emerald print.
- Vigoroth: there is a grammatical error under its "Focus Energy" attack where it says "Vigoroth's Slash is attack".
- Marill: This card is supposed to have a Retreat Cost of 1 but a third to a half of these cards were printed with a Retreat Cost of 0. Alternate Holofoil versions of this card don't have this error.
- Combusken: The card was printed as Stage 2 while it is supposed to be Stage 1. Only cards that were printed from EX Battle Stadium set have this error.
- Latias ex: In its holofoil, there's a circular space as if the evolution box was used to cover it up.
- Latios ex: In its holofoil, there's a circular space as if the evolution box was used to cover it up.
- Magnemite: The reverse holofoil version of this card has a white circle where the Resistance would be.
Some EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua cards have the Retreat Cost energy misaligned to the right.
- Team Aqua's Crawdaunt: The Retreat Cost energy is supposed to be centered under "Retreat Cost". It is misaligned to the right.
- Team Magma's Claydol: The Retreat Cost energy is supposed to be centered under "Retreat Cost". It is misaligned to the right.
- Team Magma's Torkoal: The Retreat Cost energy is supposed to be centered under "Retreat Cost". It is misaligned to the right.
- Team Aqua's Sharpedo: A few of these cards say "Evolves from Team Aqua's Spheal" instead of Carvanha.
- Team Magma's Camerupt: In the Poké-Power explanation the second Magma's was misspelled as "Mamga's".
- Team Magma's Baltoy: Under the "Psymist" attack, it reads "choose 1 of you opponent's". It should read "choose 1 of your opponent's".
- Team Magma Belt: The "T" in Pokémon Tool isn't capitalized.
- Absol: The end of the first sentence of Feint Attack, Pokémon is missing the accent over the “e“.
- Ditto: Under the "Energy Ball" attack, it reads "You can't add more then 20 damage in this way." It should read "more than".
- Nidoking: Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ were misspelled as "Nidoran ♀" and "Nidoran ♂", respectively.
- Nidoqueen: Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ were misspelled as "Nidoran ♀" and "Nidoran ♂", respectively.
- Hypno: The word Drowzee under the evolution box was written as "Drowsee".
- Drowzee: Drowzee was misspelled as "Drowsee".
- Nidoran♂: Nidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ were misspelled as "Nidoran ♀" and "Nidoran ♂", respectively.
- Gastly: The card is a common card, but it says it's an uncommon card.
- Magikarp: The card is a common card, but it says it's an uncommon card.
- Lanturn: Under the "Water Gun" attack, it reads "You can't add more then 40 damage in this way." It should read "more than".
- Treecko δ: The color in the Holo Italian version is changed. The full print is gray and brown instead of purple.
Diamond & Pearl Series
's icon is misprinted as Poké-BODY instead of Poké-Power.
- Empoleon LV.X: In early print runs the Poké-Power was incorrectly stated as a Poké-BODY. This was fixed for Tin Promos.
- Alakazam: The Psychic Guard attack should not have the word "Evolved". (Errata)
- Ariados: The Sticky Poké-BODY should have the word 'any' in "(excluding any Ariados)". (Errata)
- Exeggutor: The String Bomb attack should read "Flip a coin for each Energy from Basic Energy cards" instead of simply basic Energy cards. (Errata)
- Glalie: The Craggy Face Poké-BODY should not have the word "Evolved". (Errata)
- Manectric: The Lightning Twister attack should read "Does 20 damage times the amount of Energy from Basic Energy cards" instead of simply basic Energy cards. (Errata)
- Magmortar LV.X: The Flame Bluster attack should read "2 Energy cards" rather than "2 Energy". (Errata)
- Blastoise: The Waterlog Poké-POWER was rewritten as "Once during your turn (before your attack), you may use this power. If you do, your turn ends. Attach as many basic Energy cards from your hand to any of your Pokémon in any way you like." (Errata)
- Entei: The Blaze Roar attack should read "2 Energy cards" rather than "2 Energy". (Errata)
- Banette: The Ghost Head attack should read "(You can’t Knock Out Banette.)" instead of "(You can't put more than Banette's remaining HP.)" (Errata)
- Electivire: The Discharge attack should read " Energy cards" rather than " Energy". (Errata)
- Electrode: The Energy Shift Poké-POWER should not have the text "Once during your turn". (Errata)
- Wormadam Sandy Cloak: The Sandy Cloak Poké-BODY should have the text "by your opponent's Pokémon" appended to the end. (Errata)
- Mew: Mew's stats lacks the second "s" in the word species.
- Dialga: The illustrator is erroneously credited as Daisuke Ito, instead of Nakaoka.
- Tangrowth: The Power Whip attack should read "This attack does 10 damage for each Energy from Basic Energy cards" instead of simply basic Energy cards. (Errata)
- Unown G: The GUARD Poké-POWER should have the text "by your opponent's Pokémon" appended to the end. (Errata)
- Old Amber: The font of the "50" in the cards HP is incorrect. It is actually the font used for Trainer cards' titles, as well as other titles such as Pokémon and attack names, even though HP and attack costs use a different font.
- Unown V: The VACATION Poké-POWER was rewritten as "Once during your turn (before your attack), you may use this power. If you do, your turn ends. Remove 2 damage counters from each of your Pokémon." (Errata)
- Mamoswine: The Pokédex number listed on the card is 474; however, Mamoswine's Pokédex number is 473.
- Gengar: The Fainting Spell Poké-Power should read the "Attacking Pokémon" rather than the "Defending Pokémon." (Errata)
- Roserade: The Hidden Poison Poké-BODY should read the "Attacking Pokémon" rather than the "Defending Pokémon." (Errata)
- Skuntank: The Evolutionary Gas Poké-POWER should have the text "(If the Defending Pokémon is no longer your opponent's Active Pokémon, this effect ends.)" appended to the end. (Errata)
- Staraptor: The Protect Wing Poké-BODY should not have the word "Evolved". (Errata)
- Magneton: In one variation of the card, not only is the Pokémon's name misspelled as "Magnteton", but the description has multiple spelling errors: "linke" instead of "linked", "offa" instead of "off a", and "mafnetic" instead of "magnetic".
- Gastly: The effect of the first attack was printed "you opponent" instead of "your opponent".
- Riolu (Trainer Kit 6): The total number of cards in the Trainer Kit set is misprinted as 61. The correct number of cards in the set is 11.
- Dialga #23: All Reverse Holofoil prints of the card are printed as Pokémon instead of the correct . (Errata)
- Dialga G LV.X: Some prints of this card that were included in the Clash of Legends promotional box have misprinted Energy symbols for weakness and resistance; the background of Dialga's weakness was yellow, and the background of Dialga's resistance was light blue.
- Shaymin LV.X: Seed Flare attack is missing the word "card" after the second . (Errata)
- Luxray GL LV.X: The 2009 World Championships version of this card shows the copyright date is both 2008 and 2009, with the eight and nine overlapping.
- Pachirisu #118: On this card, "EleSquirrel" is misformatted as "Elesquirrel".
- Lucky Egg: The original texts omits "and put into your discard pile". (Errata)
HeartGold & SoulSilver Series
- Onix: The original text of this card states "Whenever you attach an Energy card from your hand to 1 of your Pokemon, remove 1 damage counter from that Pokemon", which was corrected to "When you attach an Energy card from your hand to Onix, remove a damage counter from Onix." (Errata)
- Defender: The original text of this card states "Any damage done to the Pokémon Defender is attached to by an opponent's attacks is reduced by 20", "by an opponent's" was later removed. (Errata)
- Unown: The original text of this card omits "you may remove all Special Condition" since the use of this Poké-Power is optional. (Errata)
- Psyduck: The word "Flip" is misspelled as "Filp" in Tripping Headbutt.
- Weepinbell: The word "Flip" is misspelled as "Filp" in Corrode Target.
- Phanpy: In some early prints, the name "Phanpy" was misspelled as "Phanphy" twice in the Ultra-Thick Skin Poké-Body.
Black & White Series
- Zekrom: Some copies of this card were printed with a grey background instead of the usual black one.
- Maractus: The Height is misprinted as 3'07" instead of the correct 3'03".
- Zoroark: The graphic border near the HP is the graphic used for Stage 2 Pokémon, though Zoroark is a Stage 1. The error was eventually corrected in later print runs.
- Many cards in this set are miscut, as miscuts in this set exceed averages of other sets.
- Charizard: Charizard's Scorching Fire attack displays the Energy cost as instead of the correct . (Errata)
- Blastoise: A promotional print of this card included in the XY Two Pack Blisters erroneously lists the copyright as ©2012 even though the Plasma Blast expansion was released in 2013 and the XY Blisters in 2014.
- Fighting Stadium: The text should read "do 20 more damage to the opponent’s Active Pokémon if it is a Pokémon-EX" instead of "do 20 more damage to the Defending Pokémon-EX". (Errata)
- Jamming Net: The text should read "do 20 less damage to each of the opponent’s Pokémon" instead of "do 20 less damage to all Defending Pokémon". (Errata)
- Shield Energy: The original text of this card reads "(before applying Weakness and Resistance)", but it should be after. (Errata)
- M Mewtwo-EX: The Japanese Full Art print misspells Vanishing as Vanising in the card's artwork.
- Chesnaught BREAK: Some prints of all BREAK cards in this set were printed with the back upside down.
- Raichu BREAK: Some prints of all BREAK cards in this set were printed with the back upside down.
- Marowak BREAK: Some prints of all BREAK cards in this set were printed with the back upside down.
- Zoroark BREAK: Some prints of all BREAK cards in this set were printed with the back upside down.
- Florges BREAK: Some prints of all BREAK cards in this set were printed with the back upside down.
- Noivern BREAK: Some prints of all BREAK cards in this set were printed with the back upside down.
- Galvantula: The original text of this card states "This attack does 30 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Pokémon" when it should read "This attack does 30 damage to 2 of your opponent’s Benched Pokémon". (Errata)
- Electrode: The original text of this card states "This card provides 2 Energy only while this card is attached to a Pokémon" which has been changed to ANY pokemon, not just Lightning-type Pokémon. (Errata)
- Many holo cards in this set have their holographic stars bleed into the entire card.
- Potion: The Spanish version lacks of both the set number and the rarity symbol.
Sun & Moon Series
- Cyrus ♢: The original text says you can't play this card unless you have a or Pokémon in play, but the intended requirement is to have a or Pokémon as your Active Pokémon. (Errata)
- Giratina (Korean): Original Korean copies of this card incorrectly state that Giratina's Ability puts 1 damage counter on 2 of your opponent's Active Pokémon, instead of their Benched Pokémon.
POP Series 5
- Mew δ: Numerous cards were printed with the back printed upside down.
- Pikachu: Numerous cards were printed with the back printed upside down.
- Zangoose δ: Kouki Saitou's name is misspelled as "Kouki Saito".
- Prerelease Raichu: Arguably the rarest card printed by Wizards. Rumored to have been about 6 to 50 made, some of which were retrieved by Wizards themselves. These cards came about during the printing of prerelease Clefable from Jungle, when some Base Set Raichu cards were attached to the side of sheets of Clefable cards. Wizards staff denied their existence for years, but have since confessed to the card's existence.
- Pikachu: Due to a mistake by Wizards, a few Ivy Pikachu promo cards were printed with a 1st edition stamp. This is the rarest unique card in the 1st edition series; it is said to be found in only 1 of 10 Jungle booster boxes.
- Pikachu: The Japanese Glossy version and Portuguese Pikachu World Collection 2000 version both erroneously credit Ken Sugimori as illustrator, instead of Keiji Kinebuchi.
- Electabuzz / Mewtwo / Pikachu / Dragonite: These four promotional cards were accidentally printed with the Pokémon the First Movie logo upside down in the lower left corner. It is thought that only 30 of each card were printed with this error (so a single misprinted sheet of 120 cards).
- Meowth: The HP is nudged too far over to the left, and the attack cost symbols are much smaller than the normal cost.
- Eevee: Promotional Eevee's Pokémon Power text lacks the accent mark (it's e instead of é).
- Dark Persian: A number of Dark Persian were printed without any HP.
- Team Rocket's Meowth: Team Rocket's Meowth category is listed as "Scratchcat" instead of "Scratch Cat".
- Marill: Its "Length" stat is listed as "Height" instead of "Length", its Water Gun attack is missing a Water energy symbol and its 20+ damage done is off the center.
- Scyther: Scyther's game text in the parentheses isn't in italics.
- Mew: Mew's attack: "Psyshock" inflicts confusion instead of paralysis.
- Celebi: The art is credited to "Hajime Kusajim," a misspelling of Hajime Kusajima.
- Slowking: Slowking's length is listed as 6' 8" instead of 6' 7".
- Promotional Hitmonchan: Hitmonchan's HP is written as 60 instead of 70.
- Moltres / Articuno / Zapdos: The first print runs of these cards erroneously credited the illustrator as Toshinao Aoki instead of Naoyo Kimura, which was corrected in later prints.
- Ancient Mew: When it was first being printed in Japan, the copyright text was misspelled "Nintedo" instead of Nintendo.
- Various cards: Some cards will have square edges or a mix of round and square images.
- Various sets: During the printing of sets, there is a rare chance that a card in the set will not get printed correctly. This results in the border being partially visible and the rest of the card being a blank white box. These cards are usually sought after by collectors.
- Carnivine G: Copies of this card read 80HP instead of HP80.
- Probopass G: Copies of this card read 90HP instead of HP90.
- 2008 and 2009 Burger King promotional cards: A fair amount of the cards, if not all, were printed with the content closer to the left. This is more easily seen in the 2009 promotion.