Box Topper (TCG)

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Comparison of a box topper (right) with a regular card

A Box Topper is a special card included inside sealed booster boxes as an incentive for buying an entire box of booster packs. They were first introduced in the Legendary Collection, where they were oversized, reverse-holographic versions of a card from within the set. The first Box Toppers measured 126.5 x 90.0 mm, compared with Regular cards measuring 87.0 x 63.0 mm and Jumbo cards at 205.5 x 145.5 mm. Starting in EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua, Box Toppers became Regular sized cards with a design unique to the set. These Regular size Toppers (along with the secret insert cards, such as Celebi ex in EX Unseen Forces) have a set number which exceeds the size of the set (e.g. "98/97") and always have a Rare Holo rarity. The inclusion of Box Toppers ceased after the release of EX Holon Phantoms, with some of the booster pack boxes containing a figurine of a Pokémon instead.

Cards with Box Topper variants

Box toppers
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Charizard Fire Legendary Collection Rare Holo S1/S4      
Dark Blastoise Water Legendary Collection Rare Holo S2/S4      
Dark Raichu Lightning Legendary Collection Rare Holo S3/S4      
Mewtwo Psychic Legendary Collection Rare Holo S4/S4      
Alakazam Psychic Expedition Rare Holo 01/12      
Feraligatr Water Expedition Rare Holo 02/12      
Tyranitar Darkness Expedition Rare Holo 03/12      
Venusaur Grass Expedition Rare Holo 04/12      
Entei Fire Aquapolis Rare Holo 05/12      
Espeon Psychic Aquapolis Rare Holo 06/12      
Scizor Metal Aquapolis Rare Holo 07/12      
Suicune Water Aquapolis Rare Holo 08/12      
Charizard Colorless Skyridge Rare Holo 09/12      
Crobat Colorless Skyridge Rare Holo 10/12      
Ho-Oh Colorless Skyridge Rare Holo 11/12      
Kabutops Colorless Skyridge Rare Holo 12/12      
Absol Darkness EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua Rare Holo 96/95      
Groudon Fighting EX Hidden Legends Rare Holo 102/101      
Charmander Fire EX FireRed & LeafGreen Rare Holo 113/112      
Charmeleon Fire EX Team Rocket Returns Rare Holo 110/109      
Rocket's Raikou ex Darkness EX Deoxys Rare Holo 108/107      
Farfetch'd Colorless EX Emerald Rare Holo 107/106      
Rocket's Persian ex Darkness EX Unseen Forces Rare Holo 116/115      
Azumarill Water EX Delta Species Rare Holo 114/113      
Pikachu δ Metal EX Legend Maker Rare Holo 93/92      
Mew Psychic EX Holon Phantoms Rare Holo 111/110      

See also

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