POP Series 8 (TCG)

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POP Series 8
SetSymbolPOP Series 8.png
Cards in set 17
Release period September 2008 - March 2009

POP Series 8 is the name given to a special set of cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It was released through Pokémon Organized Play events or affiliated products.


POP Series 8 is the third DP Series set of the Pokémon Organized Play program and follows a similar trend set in POP Series 6. As such, this set contains several reprints. Unlike POP Series 7 however, it also includes some new cards. All of the Pokémon featured in the set are from the Japanese "DP-P" Promotional cards collection. POP Series 8 packs also include an Energy card in light of the 2008-2009 season, which focuses on Energy. This brings the number of cards per pack up to 3.

The release of POP Series 7 faced scrutiny by players, as the entire set comprised of Pokémon that were not in danger of being rotated out of play over the course of the coming season. POP obviously listened to feedback from the release of the set, as POP Series 8 includes arguably some of the most useful Trainer cards in the current format. Coupled with the Energy also available in the packs, POP Series 8 gained a more positive reception than that of POP Series 6 or 7.


  • The booster pack design features Heatran.
  • This was the first POP set to include 3 cards per pack, as opposed to the original 2.
  • The rare cards Heatran, Lucario, Luxray, Probopass and Yanmega also had holographic versions that came in the Platinum Value Pack (Heatran), Collector's Poster Box (Lucario), Double Value Pack (Luxray and Probopass) and Platinum Poster Box (Yanmega).
  • The common cards Chimchar, Croagunk, Riolu, Happiny and the uncommon cards Carnivine, Luxio and Cherrim also have an holographic version like the Rotom cards from Rising Rivals.
  • Counting all versions of all cards, this is the biggest POP set so far, with 29 cards.

Card list

POP Series 8
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No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Heatran Fire Rare Promotion
2/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lucario Fighting Rare Promotion
3/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Luxray Lightning Rare Promotion
4/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Probopass Metal Rare Promotion
5/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Yanmega Grass Rare Promotion
6/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cherrim Grass Uncommon Promotion
7/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Carnivine Grass Uncommon Promotion
8/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Luxio Lightning Uncommon Promotion
9/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Night Maintenance T Uncommon Promotion
10/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rare Candy T Uncommon Promotion
11/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Roseanne's Research Su Uncommon Promotion
12/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Chimchar Fire Common Promotion
13/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Croagunk Psychic Common Promotion
14/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Happiny Colorless Common Promotion
15/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Piplup Water Common Promotion
16/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Riolu Fighting Common Promotion
17/17 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Turtwig Grass Common Promotion

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