Pokémon Advanced Challenge Trading Cards

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A packet of Pokémon Advanced Challenge Trading Cards

Pokémon Advanced Challenge Trading Cards was a set of Pokémon-themed trading cards manufactured by Topps. There were 90 cards in the set, including a checklist. In addition, there were several chase cards not featured on the checklist, including embossed evolution cards and pop-up cards.

Cards were sold in randomly distributed packets of seven. One card in each packet, chosen at random, would be a foil card. The foil card could be any of the 89 regular cards.

Cards in the Pokémon Advanced Challenge series


Like the Pokémon Advanced Trading Cards series, Pokémon cards are ordered not by Pokédex order but in alphabetical order. All Pokémon appearing in this set were introduced before and in Generation III.


  • Checklist

Chase cards

Embossed evolution cards

There are 18 embossed evolution cards in the set, representing six three-stage evolutionary lines. Each evolution card is die-cut in a way that when the three stages of the evolutionary line are placed together, the shapes of the cards will fit together. Additionally, the image of the Pokémon and the Pokémon logo are embossed.

  1. Bulbasaur
  2. Ivysaur
  3. Venusaur
  4. Lotad
  5. Lombre
  6. Ludicolo
  7. Spheal
  8. Sealeo
  9. Walrein
  10. Slakoth
  11. Vigoroth
  12. Slaking
  13. Trapinch
  14. Vibrava
  15. Flygon
  16. Charmander
  17. Charmeleon
  18. Charizard

Pop-up cards

There are 10 pop-up cards in the set. Each pop-up card has an image of a Pokémon which can be punched out and then propped up using the rest of the card for support.

  1. Absol
  2. Treecko
  3. Combusken
  4. Pikachu
  5. Venusaur
  6. Marshtomp
  7. Mudkip
  8. Charizard
  9. Grovyle
  10. Torchic

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