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Revision as of 21:14, 15 January 2013

Pokémon Trading Cards series 3 was a set of Pokémon-themed trading cards manufactured by Topps in 2000. There were 64 cards in total: 33 Pokémon cards, 11 "Heroes & Villains" cards, 19 episode cards and a checklist card. In addition, series 3 contains the most chase cards out of any Topps Pokémon trading card series: six puzzle cards, ten pop-up cards, five clear cards, and 12 die-cut embossed evolution cards.

Cards were sold in randomly distributed packets. One card in each packet, chosen at random, would be a foil card. The foil card could be any of the 63 regular cards.

Cards in series 3


Heroes & Villains

These cards are a continuation of the Heroes & Villains cards introduced in series 2. As of such, they are numbered beginning with #6 to form a continuous set.

Episode cards

Much like the episode cards in series 2, there are nineteen episode cards in series 3. The series 3 cards, rather than continuing from where the series 2 cards stopped, instead feature episodes from Orange Islands episodes.

Puzzle cards

  • Puzzle piece 1
  • Puzzle piece 2
  • Puzzle piece 3
  • Puzzle piece 4
  • Puzzle piece 5
  • Puzzle piece 6


  • Checklist

Chase cards

Pop-up cards

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

  1. Ash
  2. Pikachu
  3. Tracey
  4. Misty
  5. Team Rocket
  6. Marill
  7. Psyduck
  8. Bulbasaur
  9. Charizard
  10. Squirtle

Clear cards

Like the Heroes & Villains cards, the clear cards in series 3 are numbered in continuation with the clear cards from series 2.

Die-cut Embossed Cards

There are 12 die-cut embossed evolution cards in the set, representing four three-stage evolutionary lines. The image of each Pokémon and the Pokémon logo are embossed.

The twelve die-cut cards in series 3 are:

Topps Pokémon Trading Cards
Pokémon Trading Cards series 1series 2series 3Pokémon Johto Trading Cards series 1
Pokémon Johto League Champions Trading CardsPokémon Advanced Trading CardsPokémon Advanced Challenge Trading Cards
Pokémon Top 10 Collector CardsPokémon the First Movie Trading CardsPokémon the Movie 2000 Trading Cards

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