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'''Prerelease cards''' are reprints of one selected card from a [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] Expansion with a foil "PRERELEASE" stamp in the bottom right corner of the card art.
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|setname=Prerelease cards
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|symbol=no
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|cards={{tt|79|80 if the Raichu error card is counted}}
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|period=August 1999 - Present
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'''Prerelease cards''' are reprints of one selected card from a [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] expansion with a foil "PRERELEASE" stamp or the expansion's logo in the bottom right corner of the card illustration.
   
 
==Information==
 
==Information==
*[[Wizards of the Coast|Wizards]] only (officially) produced Prerelease cards from 4 Expansions, which were available through select sites of the Pokémon League just before the release of the set. [[Nintendo]] however, set up special Prerelease tournaments held on weekends before the release of the Expansion to distribute these cards, starting with their second Expansion. Prerelease tournaments have now become standard convention under the supervision of [[Pokémon Organized Play]], and have continued to be a part of the TCG calendar since.
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[[Wizards of the Coast]] first produced Prerelease cards when the TCG was first localised, and were given to participants of the early test leagues of what would later become the [[Pokémon League]]. Prerelease cards were then only awarded through select sites of the Pokémon League for the next three expansions before Wizards ceased their production. After [[The Pokémon Company International|Pokémon USA]] acquired the TCG license and fully established the [[Play! Pokémon]] program, Prerelease events were set up to coincide with the release of the upcoming expansions. In the United States, Prerelease events are typically held over two weekends prior to the commercial release of expansions, and have continued to be an integral part of the TCG calendar.
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===Trivia===
 
===Trivia===
*Officially, there are only 4 Prerelease cards released by Wizards. However, whilst printing a test run of Jungle Clefable cards (a trial of the Prerelease cards for the Pokémon League), several Base Set Raichu cards were erroneously added to the sheet, and therefore also included a Prerelease stamp. The error was corrected and the Raichu cards were apparrently given to Wizards employees. Despite this common knowledge within the TCG community, Wizards continued to deny their existence.
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* Officially, there were only four Prerelease cards released by Wizards. However, whilst printing a test run of ''Jungle'' Clefable cards (a trial of the Prerelease cards for the Pokémon League), several ''Base Set'' Raichu cards were said to have been added to the sheet, and therefore also included a Prerelease stamp. The error was corrected and the Raichu cards were apparently given to Wizards employees. Despite this common knowledge within the TCG community, Wizards continued to deny their existence for years.
*All of the Wizards cards are holographic; the only holographic Nintendo card is Armaldo, likely as it was the first Prerelease card to be produced by them.
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* Luxio from {{TCG|Diamond & Pearl}} was the first Prerelease card to have a "STAFF" stamped version, for the Prerelease event organizers. Cards released thereafter have continued to feature STAFF versions as well as a normal version.
*Luxio was the first Prerelease card to have a "STAFF" stamped version, for the Prerelease event organizers. Sets released thereafter have continued to feature STAFF versions as well as a normal version.
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* Buck's Training from {{TCG|Legends Awakened}} was the first non-Pokémon Prerelease card.
*Buck's Training was the first non-Pokémon Prerelease card.
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* With the release of ''HeartGold & SoulSilver'', Prerelease cards no longer feature the "PRERELEASE" stamp, and instead feature the expansion logo. Also, ever since the release of ''HeartGold & SoulSilver'', all of the cards have been Rare cards in the expansion.
*Holographic cards returned with HeartGold & SoulSilver's Pichu. It was also the first card not to include the Prerelease logo, instead the set's logo.
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* Starting from the ''Dark Explorers'' expansion until the end of the Black & White Series, all Prerelease cards were actual promotional cards and featured alternate art. Only for the {{TCG|XY}} expansion, the Prerelease promos returned to specially stamped cards in the expansion. They returned to be XY Black Star Promos for the second XY expansion, {{TCG|Flashfire}}.
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* Starting from the ''Fates Collide'' expansion, there are four available Prerelease cards, released in Prerelease Kits.
   
==Wizards Prerelease cards==
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==Card lists==
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{{Setlist/header|title=Wizards of the Coast Prerelease cards|tablecol=CCCCFF|bordercol=8888AA|cellcol=E6E6FF|promo=yes|symbol=no}}
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{{Setlist/entry|14/102|{{TCG ID|Base Set|Raichu|14}}|Lightning|||Allegedly produced in trial run}}
!Card Name
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{{Setlist/entry|1/64|{{TCG ID|Jungle|Clefable|1}}|Colorless|||Pokémon League (August 1999)}}
!Type
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{{Setlist/entry|1/62|{{TCG ID|Fossil|Aerodactyl|1}}|Fighting|||Pokémon League (October 1999)}}
!Rarity
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{{Setlist/entry|8/82|{{TCG ID|Team Rocket|Dark Gyarados|8}}|Water|||Pokémon League (April 2000)}}
!Promotion
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{{Setlist/entry|9/132|{{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Misty's Seadra|9}}|Water|||Pokémon League (July 2000)}}
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{{Setlist/footer|cellcol=E6E6FF}}
| {{TCG ID|Base Set|Raichu|14}} || {{e|Lightning}} || (H) || Erroneously produced in trial run
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{{Setlist/header|title=The Pokémon Company International Prerelease cards|tablecol=CCCCFF|bordercol=8888AA|cellcol=E6E6FF|promo=yes|symbol=no}}
| {{TCG ID|Jungle|Clefable|1}} || {{e|Colorless}} || (H) || Pokémon League (August 1999)
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{{Setlist/entry|1/100|{{TCG ID|EX Sandstorm|Armaldo|1}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|EX Sandstorm}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|32/97|{{TCG ID|EX Dragon|Gyarados|32}}|Water|||''{{TCG|EX Dragon}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Fossil|Aerodactyl|1}} || {{e|Fighting}} || (H) || Pokémon League (October 1999)
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{{Setlist/entry|24/95|{{TCG ID|EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua|Team Aqua's Cacnea|24}}|Grass|Darkness||''{{TCG|EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|50/101|{{TCG ID|EX Hidden Legends|Swalot|50}}|Grass|||''{{TCG|EX Hidden Legends}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Team Rocket|Dark Gyarados|8}} || {{e|Water}} || (H) || Pokémon League (April 2000)
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{{Setlist/entry|50/112|{{TCG ID|EX FireRed & LeafGreen|Wartortle|50}}|Water|||''{{TCG|EX FireRed & LeafGreen}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|37/109|{{TCG ID|EX Team Rocket Returns|Dark Houndoom|37}}|Fire|Darkness||''{{TCG|EX Team Rocket Returns}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Misty's Seadra|9}} || {{e|Water}} || (H) || Pokémon League (July 2000)
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{{Setlist/entry|38/107|{{TCG ID|EX Deoxys|Manectric|38}}|Lightning|||''{{TCG|EX Deoxys}}'' Prerelease}}
|}
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{{Setlist/entry|29/106|{{TCG ID|EX Emerald|Grumpig|29}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|EX Emerald}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|35/115|{{TCG ID|EX Unseen Forces|Bayleef|35}}|Grass|||''{{TCG|EX Unseen Forces}}'' Prerelease}}
==Nintendo Prerelease cards==
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{{Setlist/entry|49/113|{{TCG ID|EX Delta Species|Metang δ|49}}|Lightning|||''{{TCG|EX Delta Species}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|45/92|{{TCG ID|EX Legend Maker|Tentacruel|45}}|Water|||''{{TCG|EX Legend Maker}}'' Prerelease}}
|- style="background: #eaeaea;"
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{{Setlist/entry|41/110|{{TCG ID|EX Holon Phantoms|Exeggutor δ|41}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|EX Holon Phantoms}}'' Prerelease}}
!Card Name
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{{Setlist/entry|35/100|{{TCG ID|EX Crystal Guardians|Ivysaur|35}}|Grass|||''{{TCG|EX Crystal Guardians}}'' Prerelease}}
!Type
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{{Setlist/entry|28/101|{{TCG ID|EX Dragon Frontiers|Dragonair δ|28}}|Grass|||''{{TCG|EX Dragon Frontiers}}'' Prerelease}}
!Rarity
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{{Setlist/entry|27/108|{{TCG ID|EX Power Keepers|Cacturne|27}}|Darkness|||''{{TCG|EX Power Keepers}}'' Prerelease}}
!Promotion
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{{Setlist/entry|52/130|{{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Luxio|52}}|Lightning|||''{{TCG|Diamond & Pearl}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|48/123|{{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Gabite|48}}|Colorless|||''{{TCG|Mysterious Treasures}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Sandstorm|Armaldo|1}} || {{e|Fighting}} || (H) || {{TCG|EX Sandstorm}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|53/132|{{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Kirlia|53}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Secret Wonders}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|49/106|{{TCG ID|Great Encounters|Porygon2|49}}|Colorless|||''{{TCG|Great Encounters}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Dragon|Gyarados|32}} || {{e|Water}} || -- || {{TCG|EX Dragon}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|42/100|{{TCG ID|Majestic Dawn|Mothim|42}}|Grass|||''{{TCG|Majestic Dawn}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|130/146|{{TCG ID|Legends Awakened|Buck's Training|130}}|Supporter|||''{{TCG|Legends Awakened}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua|Team Aqua's Cacnea|24}} || {{e|Grass}}{{e|Darkness}} || -- || {{TCG|EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|46/100|{{TCG ID|Stormfront|Piloswine|46}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Stormfront}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|53/127|{{TCG ID|Platinum|Lucario|53}}|Metal|||''{{TCG|Platinum}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Hidden Legends|Swalot|50}} || {{e|Grass}} || -- || {{TCG|EX Hidden Legends}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|52/111|{{TCG ID|Rising Rivals|Tropius|52}}|Grass|||''{{TCG|Rising Rivals}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|70/147|{{TCG ID|Supreme Victors|Milotic|70}}|Water|||''{{TCG|Supreme Victors}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX FireRed & LeafGreen|Wartortle|50}} || {{e|Water}} || -- || {{TCG|EX FireRed & LeafGreen}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|27/99|{{TCG ID|Arceus|Raichu|27}}|Lightning|||''{{TCG|Platinum: Arceus|Arceus}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|28/123|{{TCG ID|HeartGold & SoulSilver|Pichu|28}}|Lightning|||''{{TCG|HeartGold & SoulSilver}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Team Rocket Returns|Dark Houndoom|37}} || {{e|Fire}}{{e|Darkness}} || -- || {{TCG|EX Team Rocket Returns}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|13/95|{{TCG ID|Unleashed|Blastoise|13}}|Water|||''{{TCG|Unleashed}}'' Prerelease}}
|-
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{{Setlist/entry|17/90|{{TCG ID|Undaunted|Leafeon|17}}|Grass|||''{{TCG|Undaunted}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Deoxys|Manectric|38}} || {{e|Lightning}} || -- || {{TCG|EX Deoxys}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|20/102|{{TCG ID|Triumphant|Electivire|20}}|Lightning|||''{{TCG|Triumphant}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|33/106|{{TCG ID|Call of Legends|Snorlax|33}}|Colorless|||''{{TCG|Call of Legends}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Emerald|Grumpig|29}} || {{e|Psychic}} || -- || {{TCG|EX Emerald}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|25/114|{{TCG ID|Black & White|Darmanitan|25}}|Fire|||''{{TCG|Black & White}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|53/98|{{TCG ID|Emerging Powers|Gigalith|53}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Emerging Powers}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Unseen Forces|Bayleef|35}} || {{e|Grass}}|| -- || {{TCG|EX Unseen Forces}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|43/101|{{TCG ID|Noble Victories|Victini|43}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Noble Victories}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|12/99|{{TCG ID|Next Destinies|Arcanine|12}}|Fire|||''{{TCG|Next Destinies}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Delta Species|Metang δ|49}} || {{e|Lightning}} || -- || {{TCG|EX Delta Species}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|BW40|{{TCG ID|BW Promo|Volcarona|40}}|Fire|||''{{TCG|Dark Explorers}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|BW48|{{TCG ID|BW Promo|Altaria|48}}|Dragon|||''{{TCG|Dragons Exalted}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Legend Maker|Tentacruel|45}} || {{e|Water}} || -- || {{TCG|EX Legend Maker}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|BW53|{{TCG ID|BW Promo|Flygon|53}}|Dragon|||''{{TCG|Boundaries Crossed}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|BW51|{{TCG ID|BW Promo|Crobat|51}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Plasma Storm}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Holon Phantoms|Exeggutor δ|41}} || {{e|Fighting}} || -- || {{TCG|EX Holon Phantoms}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|BW75|{{TCG ID|BW Promo|Metagross|75}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Plasma Freeze}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|BW84|{{TCG ID|BW Promo|Porygon-Z|84}}|Colorless|||''{{TCG|Plasma Blast}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Crystal Guardians|Ivysaur|35}} || {{e|Grass}} || -- || {{TCG|EX Crystal Guardians}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|BW96|{{TCG ID|BW Promo|Tornadus-EX|96}}|Colorless|||''{{TCG|Legendary Treasures}}'' Prerelease}}
|-
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{{Setlist/entry|86/146|{{TCG ID|XY|Aegislash|86}}|Metal|||''{{TCG|XY}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Dragon Frontiers|Dragonair δ|28}} || {{e|Grass}} || -- || {{TCG|EX Dragon Frontiers}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|XY10|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Dragalge|10}}|Dragon|||''{{TCG|Flashfire}}'' Prerelease}}
|-
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{{Setlist/entry|XY13|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Machamp|13}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Furious Fists}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|EX Power Keepers|Cacturne|27}} || {{e|Darkness}} || -- || {{TCG|EX Power Keepers}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|XY21|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Bronzong|21}}|Metal|||''{{TCG|Phantom Forces}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|XY39|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Kingdra|39}}|Dragon|||''{{TCG|Primal Clash}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Diamond & Pearl|Luxio|52}} || {{e|Lightning}} || -- || {{TCG|Diamond & Pearl}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|XY46|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Altaria|46}}|Colorless|||''{{TCG|Roaring Skies}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|XY60|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Gyarados|60}}|Water|||''{{TCG|Ancient Origins}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Mysterious Treasures|Gabite|48}} || {{e|Colorless}} || -- || {{TCG|Mysterious Treasures}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|XY68|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Chesnaught|68}}|Grass|||''{{TCG|BREAKthrough}}'' Prerelease}}
|-
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{{Setlist/entry|XY94|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Trevenant|94}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|BREAKpoint}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Secret Wonders|Kirlia|53}} || {{e|Psychic}} || -- || {{TCG|Secret Wonders}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|XY127|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Moltres|127}}|Fire|||''{{TCG|Fates Collide}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|XY128|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|White Kyurem|128}}|Water|||''{{TCG|Fates Collide}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Great Encounters|Porygon2|49}} || {{e|Colorless}} || -- || {{TCG|Great Encounters}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|XY129|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Zygarde|129}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Fates Collide}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|XY130|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Tyranitar|130}}|Darkness|||''{{TCG|Fates Collide}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Majestic Dawn|Mothim|42}} || {{e|Grass}} || -- || {{TCG|Majestic Dawn}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|XY144|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Yanmega|144}}|Grass|||''{{TCG|Steam Siege}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|XY145|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Volcanion|145}}|Fire|||''{{TCG|Steam Siege}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Legends Awakened|Buck's Training|130}} || Su || -- || {{TCG|Legends Awakened}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|XY146|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Clawitzer|146}}|Water|||''{{TCG|Steam Siege}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|XY147|{{TCG ID|XY Promo|Hoopa|147}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Steam Siege}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Stormfront|Piloswine|46}} || {{e|Fighting}}|| -- || {{TCG|Stormfront}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|11/108|{{TCG ID|Evolutions|Charizard|11}}|Fire|||''{{TCG|Evolutions}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|34/108|{{TCG ID|Evolutions|Gyarados|34}}|Water|||''{{TCG|Evolutions}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Platinum|Lucario|53}} || {{e|Metal}} || -- || {{TCG|Platinum}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|51/108|{{TCG ID|Evolutions|Mewtwo|51}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Evolutions}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|59/108|{{TCG ID|Evolutions|Machamp|59}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Evolutions}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Rising Rivals|Tropius|52}} || {{e|Grass}} || -- || {{TCG|Rising Rivals}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|SM10|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Shiinotic|10}}|Grass|||''{{TCG|Sun & Moon}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM11|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Bruxish|11}}|Water|||''{{TCG|Sun & Moon}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Supreme Victors|Milotic|70}} || {{e|Water}} || -- || {{TCG|Supreme Victors}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|SM12|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Passimian|12}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Sun & Moon}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM13|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Oranguru|13}}|Colorless|||''{{TCG|Sun & Moon}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|Arceus|Raichu|27}} || {{e|Lightning}} || -- || {{TCG|Platinum: Arceus|Arceus}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|SM18|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Alolan Sandslash|18}}|Water|||''{{TCG|Guardians Rising}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM19|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Oricorio|19}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Guardians Rising}}'' Prerelease}}
| {{TCG ID|HeartGold & SoulSilver|Pichu|28}} || {{e|Lightning}} || (H) || {{TCG|HeartGold & SoulSilver}} Prerelease
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{{Setlist/entry|SM20|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Mudsdale|20}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Guardians Rising}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM21|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Drampa|21}}|Dragon|||''{{TCG|Guardians Rising}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM46|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Seviper|46}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Burning Shadows}}'' Prerelease}}
{{TCG Expansions}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM47|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Crabominable|47}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Burning Shadows}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM48|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Zygarde|48}}|Dragon|||''{{TCG|Burning Shadows}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM49|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Bewear|49}}|Colorless|||''{{TCG|Burning Shadows}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM72|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Alolan Raichu|72}}|Lightning|||''{{TCG|Crimson Invasion}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM73|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Salazzle|73}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Crimson Invasion}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM74|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Regirock|74}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Crimson Invasion}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM75|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Registeel|75}}|Metal|||''{{TCG|Crimson Invasion}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM94|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Wash Rotom|94}}|Water|||''{{TCG|Ultra Prism}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM95|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Lucario|95}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Ultra Prism}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM96|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Heatran|96}}|Metal|||''{{TCG|Ultra Prism}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM97|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Gumshoos|97}}|Colorless|||''{{TCG|Ultra Prism}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM115|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Pheromosa|115}}|Grass|||''{{TCG|Forbidden Light}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM116|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Xurkitree|116}}|Lightning|||''{{TCG|Forbidden Light}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM117|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Malamar|117}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Forbidden Light}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM118|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Lycanroc|118}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Forbidden Light}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM129|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Kyogre|129}}|Water|||''{{TCG|Celestial Storm}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM130|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Manectric|130}}|Lightning|||''{{TCG|Celestial Storm}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM131|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Celesteela|131}}|Metal|||''{{TCG|Celestial Storm}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM132|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Delcatty|132}}|Colorless|||''{{TCG|Celestial Storm}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM149|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Suicune|149}}|Water|||''{{TCG|Lost Thunder}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM150|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Raikou|150}}|Lightning|||''{{TCG|Lost Thunder}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM151|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Giratina|151}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Lost Thunder}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM152|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Tapu Lele|152}}|Fairy|||''{{TCG|Lost Thunder}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM158|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Charizard|158}}|Fire|||''{{TCG|Team Up}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM159|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Zapdos|159}}|Lightning|||''{{TCG|Team Up}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM160|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Nidoqueen|160}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Team Up}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM161|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Jirachi|161}}|Metal|||''{{TCG|Team Up}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM179|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Volcanion|179}}|Fire|||''{{TCG|Unbroken Bonds}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM180|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Stakataka|180}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Unbroken Bonds}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM181|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Melmetal|181}}|Metal|||''{{TCG|Unbroken Bonds}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM182|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Persian|182}}|Colorless|||''{{TCG|Unbroken Bonds}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM202|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Amoonguss|202}}|Grass|||''{{TCG|Unified Minds}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM203|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Tapu Fini|203}}|Water|||''{{TCG|Unified Minds}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM204|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Necrozma|204}}|Psychic|||''{{TCG|Unified Minds}}'' Prerelease}}
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{{Setlist/entry|SM205|{{TCG ID|SM Promo|Terrakion|205}}|Fighting|||''{{TCG|Unified Minds}}'' Prerelease}}
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Latest revision as of 11:38, 8 September 2019

Prerelease cards
Cards in set 79
Release period August 1999 - Present

Prerelease cards are reprints of one selected card from a Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion with a foil "PRERELEASE" stamp or the expansion's logo in the bottom right corner of the card illustration.

Information

Wizards of the Coast first produced Prerelease cards when the TCG was first localised, and were given to participants of the early test leagues of what would later become the Pokémon League. Prerelease cards were then only awarded through select sites of the Pokémon League for the next three expansions before Wizards ceased their production. After Pokémon USA acquired the TCG license and fully established the Play! Pokémon program, Prerelease events were set up to coincide with the release of the upcoming expansions. In the United States, Prerelease events are typically held over two weekends prior to the commercial release of expansions, and have continued to be an integral part of the TCG calendar.

Trivia

  • Officially, there were only four Prerelease cards released by Wizards. However, whilst printing a test run of Jungle Clefable cards (a trial of the Prerelease cards for the Pokémon League), several Base Set Raichu cards were said to have been added to the sheet, and therefore also included a Prerelease stamp. The error was corrected and the Raichu cards were apparently given to Wizards employees. Despite this common knowledge within the TCG community, Wizards continued to deny their existence for years.
  • Luxio from Diamond & Pearl was the first Prerelease card to have a "STAFF" stamped version, for the Prerelease event organizers. Cards released thereafter have continued to feature STAFF versions as well as a normal version.
  • Buck's Training from Legends Awakened was the first non-Pokémon Prerelease card.
  • With the release of HeartGold & SoulSilver, Prerelease cards no longer feature the "PRERELEASE" stamp, and instead feature the expansion logo. Also, ever since the release of HeartGold & SoulSilver, all of the cards have been Rare cards in the expansion.
  • Starting from the Dark Explorers expansion until the end of the Black & White Series, all Prerelease cards were actual promotional cards and featured alternate art. Only for the XY expansion, the Prerelease promos returned to specially stamped cards in the expansion. They returned to be XY Black Star Promos for the second XY expansion, Flashfire.
  • Starting from the Fates Collide expansion, there are four available Prerelease cards, released in Prerelease Kits.

Card lists

Wizards of the Coast Prerelease cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
14/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Raichu Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Allegedly produced in trial run
1/64 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Clefable Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (August 1999)
1/62 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Aerodactyl Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (October 1999)
8/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Gyarados Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (April 2000)
9/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Misty's Seadra Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League (July 2000)
 


The Pokémon Company International Prerelease cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
1/100 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Armaldo Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Sandstorm Prerelease
32/97 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gyarados Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Dragon Prerelease
24/95 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Team Aqua's Cacnea GrassDarkness [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua Prerelease
50/101 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Swalot Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Hidden Legends Prerelease
50/112 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Wartortle Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX FireRed & LeafGreen Prerelease
37/109 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Houndoom FireDarkness [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Team Rocket Returns Prerelease
38/107 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Manectric Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Deoxys Prerelease
29/106 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Grumpig Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Emerald Prerelease
35/115 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Bayleef Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Unseen Forces Prerelease
49/113 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Metang δ Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Delta Species Prerelease
45/92 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tentacruel Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Legend Maker Prerelease
41/110 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Exeggutor δ Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Holon Phantoms Prerelease
35/100 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ivysaur Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Crystal Guardians Prerelease
28/101 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dragonair δ Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Dragon Frontiers Prerelease
27/108 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cacturne Darkness [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] EX Power Keepers Prerelease
52/130 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Luxio Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Diamond & Pearl Prerelease
48/123 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gabite Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Mysterious Treasures Prerelease
53/132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kirlia Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Secret Wonders Prerelease
49/106 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Porygon2 Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Great Encounters Prerelease
42/100 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mothim Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Majestic Dawn Prerelease
130/146 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Buck's Training Su [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Legends Awakened Prerelease
46/100 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Piloswine Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Stormfront Prerelease
53/127 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lucario Metal [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Platinum Prerelease
52/111 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tropius Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Rising Rivals Prerelease
70/147 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Milotic Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Supreme Victors Prerelease
27/99 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Raichu Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Arceus Prerelease
28/123 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pichu Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] HeartGold & SoulSilver Prerelease
13/95 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blastoise Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Unleashed Prerelease
17/90 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Leafeon Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Undaunted Prerelease
20/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Electivire Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Triumphant Prerelease
33/106 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Snorlax Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Call of Legends Prerelease
25/114 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Darmanitan Fire [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Black & White Prerelease
53/98 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gigalith Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Emerging Powers Prerelease
43/101 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Victini Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Noble Victories Prerelease
12/99 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Arcanine Fire [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Next Destinies Prerelease
BW40 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Volcarona Fire [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Dark Explorers Prerelease
BW48 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Altaria Dragon [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Dragons Exalted Prerelease
BW53 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Flygon Dragon [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Boundaries Crossed Prerelease
BW51 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Crobat Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Plasma Storm Prerelease
BW75 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Metagross Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Plasma Freeze Prerelease
BW84 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Porygon-Z Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Plasma Blast Prerelease
BW96 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tornadus-EX Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Legendary Treasures Prerelease
86/146 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Aegislash Metal [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] XY Prerelease
XY10 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dragalge Dragon [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Flashfire Prerelease
XY13 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Machamp Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Furious Fists Prerelease
XY21 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Bronzong Metal [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Phantom Forces Prerelease
XY39 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kingdra Dragon [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Primal Clash Prerelease
XY46 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Altaria Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Roaring Skies Prerelease
XY60 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gyarados Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Ancient Origins Prerelease
XY68 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Chesnaught Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] BREAKthrough Prerelease
XY94 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Trevenant Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] BREAKpoint Prerelease
XY127 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Moltres Fire [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Fates Collide Prerelease
XY128 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png White Kyurem Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Fates Collide Prerelease
XY129 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zygarde Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Fates Collide Prerelease
XY130 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tyranitar Darkness [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Fates Collide Prerelease
XY144 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Yanmega Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Steam Siege Prerelease
XY145 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Volcanion Fire [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Steam Siege Prerelease
XY146 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Clawitzer Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Steam Siege Prerelease
XY147 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Hoopa Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Steam Siege Prerelease
11/108 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Charizard Fire [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Evolutions Prerelease
34/108 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gyarados Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Evolutions Prerelease
51/108 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mewtwo Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Evolutions Prerelease
59/108 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Machamp Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Evolutions Prerelease
SM10 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Shiinotic Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Sun & Moon Prerelease
SM11 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Bruxish Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Sun & Moon Prerelease
SM12 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Passimian Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Sun & Moon Prerelease
SM13 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Oranguru Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Sun & Moon Prerelease
SM18 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Alolan Sandslash Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Guardians Rising Prerelease
SM19 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Oricorio Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Guardians Rising Prerelease
SM20 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mudsdale Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Guardians Rising Prerelease
SM21 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Drampa Dragon [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Guardians Rising Prerelease
SM46 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Seviper Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Burning Shadows Prerelease
SM47 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Crabominable Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Burning Shadows Prerelease
SM48 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zygarde Dragon [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Burning Shadows Prerelease
SM49 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Bewear Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Burning Shadows Prerelease
SM72 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Alolan Raichu Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crimson Invasion Prerelease
SM73 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Salazzle Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crimson Invasion Prerelease
SM74 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Regirock Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crimson Invasion Prerelease
SM75 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Registeel Metal [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Crimson Invasion Prerelease
SM94 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Wash Rotom Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Ultra Prism Prerelease
SM95 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lucario Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Ultra Prism Prerelease
SM96 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Heatran Metal [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Ultra Prism Prerelease
SM97 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gumshoos Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Ultra Prism Prerelease
SM115 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pheromosa Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Forbidden Light Prerelease
SM116 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Xurkitree Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Forbidden Light Prerelease
SM117 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Malamar Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Forbidden Light Prerelease
SM118 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lycanroc Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Forbidden Light Prerelease
SM129 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kyogre Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Celestial Storm Prerelease
SM130 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Manectric Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Celestial Storm Prerelease
SM131 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Celesteela Metal [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Celestial Storm Prerelease
SM132 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Delcatty Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Celestial Storm Prerelease
SM149 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Suicune Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Lost Thunder Prerelease
SM150 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Raikou Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Lost Thunder Prerelease
SM151 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Giratina Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Lost Thunder Prerelease
SM152 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tapu Lele Fairy [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Lost Thunder Prerelease
SM158 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Charizard Fire [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Team Up Prerelease
SM159 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zapdos Lightning [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Team Up Prerelease
SM160 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Nidoqueen Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Team Up Prerelease
SM161 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Jirachi Metal [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Team Up Prerelease
SM179 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Volcanion Fire [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Unbroken Bonds Prerelease
SM180 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Stakataka Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Unbroken Bonds Prerelease
SM181 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Melmetal Metal [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Unbroken Bonds Prerelease
SM182 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Persian Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Unbroken Bonds Prerelease
SM202 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Amoonguss Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Unified Minds Prerelease
SM203 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tapu Fini Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Unified Minds Prerelease
SM204 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Necrozma Psychic [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Unified Minds Prerelease
SM205 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Terrakion Fighting [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Unified Minds Prerelease
 



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Pokémon Trading Card Game Releases
Miscellaneous Releases
Unreleased Wizards sets:
CrosstrainerUnnamed Wizards SetLegendary Collection 2Jamboree
Miscellaneous Promotional cards:
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