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The Battle Starter Decks (Japanese: バトルスタートデッキ Battle Start Deck) are four Japanese-exclusive Half Decks released for the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
The Battle Starter Decks were released simultaneously to the Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck. The four Half Decks are Torterra, Magmortar, Blastoise, and Raichu and are each themed around a specific Pokémon stat: Defense, Offense, Skill, and Speed, respectively. Each of the decks also contain a Holofoil version of the titular Pokémon and a "How to Play Quick Guide".