LEGEND TCG Era merchandise

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The LEGEND TCG Era merchandise groups together all the Japanese products released for the Pokémon Trading Card Game to promote the Generation IV games, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. The following is a chronological list of all the items released during the Japanese LEGEND Era of the Trading Card Game.

Random Basic Pack

The Random Basic Pack (Japanese: ランダムベーシックパック) was the first item of merchandise associated with the LEGEND era and was made available alongside the HeartGold and SoulSilver Collections on October 9, 2009. As with several other products previously released at the beginning of a new TCG era, the Random Basic Pack includes a random selection of cards from the accompanying set. 30 of the cards can be a combination of Pokémon or Trainer cards, including at least one of either the new Pokémon Prime or Pokémon LEGEND cards. The remaining 30 comprise a fixed selection of basic Energy cards. The pack also includes an exclusive promotional Gyarados card and a rulebook.

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Official Damage Counter Case

The Official Damage Counter Case was a small plastic case released on the same day as the Random Basic Pack, October 9, 2009. The case has two compartments, each featuring a silhouette outline of the Ken Sugimori artwork for Ho-Oh and Lugia. Included with the case is an exclusive Silver Cracked Ice Holofoil Energy symbol coin.

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Torterra Battle Starter Deck

A collection of four Battle Starter Decks were released on November 20, 2009. These half decks each focus on a specific strategy and a particular Pokémon to epitomize it. The Torterra Battle Starter Deck (Japanese: バトルスタートデッキ ドダイトス) features the Continent Pokémon Torterra and focuses on a defensive strategy involving HP recovery. The deck includes purely Grass-type Pokémon and comes with a "How to Play Quick Guide".

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Magmortar Battle Starter Deck

The Magmortar Battle Starter Deck (Japanese: バトルスタートデッキブーバーン) is one of the four Battle Starter Decks released on November 20, 2009. Only Fire-type Pokémon appear in the deck, with the Blast Pokémon Magmortar representing an offensive strategy. The deck's approach involves Energy circulation and dealing large amounts of damage. A "How to Play Quick Guide" is also packaged with the deck.

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Blastoise Battle Starter Deck

Among the four Battle Starter Decks is the Blastoise Battle Starter Deck (Japanese: バトルスタートデッキカメックス), which features the Shellfish Pokémon Blastoise amid the selection of Water-type Pokémon. The deck employs a skilful strategy with focus on Energy circulation, fast Evolution, and targeting the Bench. The deck also comes with a "How to Play Quick Guide".

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Raichu Battle Starter Deck

The Raichu Battle Starter Deck (Japanese: バトルスタートデッキライチュウ) rounds off the collection of Battle Starter Decks and is designed with a strategy involving speed. Each of the Lightning and Fighting-type Pokémon have Retreat Costs of either 1 or 0 and attacks with small Energy requirements, allowing the Stage 1 Pokémon, including the Mouse Pokémon Raichu, to be set up quickly. The deck comes with a "How to Play Quick Guide".

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Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck +Online

The Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck +Online (Japanese: エキスパートデッキ リーフィアVSメタグロス +Online) was also released on November 20, 2009 and is aimed at more experienced players. The kit contains two 60-card decks: the Leafeon deck includes primarily Grass-type Pokémon and focuses on inflicting Special Conditions; the Metagross deck includes predominantly Psychic-type Pokémon and focuses on targeting the opponent's Bench. Both decks also utilize the strategy of Energy circulation. In addition to the cards, the kit comes with a Pokémon Card Game Online CD-ROM, allowing players to battle each other via the Internet, as well as a rulebook, a coin, and a set of damage and status counters.

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7-Eleven Original Calendar with Expansion Pack

A collection of five special packs called 7-Eleven Original Calendar with Expansion Pack (Japanese: セブン-イレブン オリジナルカレンダー付き拡張パック) were available sold exclusively in 7-Eleven stores from December 26, 2009. Each of these packs focus on a previously released expansion, including one booster pack from that expansion and part of a 2010 calendar with an associated design. The Bonds to the End of Time pack includes a page for March and April, the Beat of the Frontier pack includes a page for May, the Advent of Arceus pack includes June's page, while the HeartGold Collection pack and SoulSilver Collection pack include a page for July and August, respectively. A page for January and February could be obtained by signing up to the Pokémon Card Game 2010 New Year Message Gift Card Campaign via the 7-Eleven website during November and December 2009.

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HeartGold Collection•SoulSilver Collection Special Pack

Available to purchase from January 1, 2010 was the HeartGold Collection•SoulSilver Collection Special Pack (Japanese: ハートゴールドコレクション•ソウルシルバーコレクション スペシャルパック), which came in two varieties. One Special Pack has the booster art from HeartGold Collection featuring Ho-Oh, which includes two HeartGold Collection booster packs and one SoulSilver Collection booster pack; the other Special Pack has the booster art from SoulSilver Collection featuring Lugia, and comes with two SoulSilver Collection booster packs and one HeartGold Collection booster pack. Both Special Packs include the same two promotional cards: Latias and Latios.

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Steelix Constructed Standard Deck

The Steelix Constructed Standard Deck (Japanese: 構築スタンダードデッキ ハガネール鋼) is one of two decks to accompany the Reviving Legends expansion released on February 11, 2010. The deck includes primarily Grass and Metal-type Pokémon, with the Iron Snake Pokémon Steelix and Pincer Pokémon Scizor featured among them. Scizor appears as one of the new Pokémon Prime cards in the deck. Each Steelix Constructed Standard Deck comes with a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, a coin, and a one-player play mat.

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Tyranitar Constructed Standard Deck

Released alongside the Reviving Legends expansion was the Tyranitar Constructed Standard Deck (Japanese: 構築スタンダードデッキ バンギラス悪), which focuses on Darkness-type Pokémon, the Armor Pokémon Tyranitar in particular. The Dark Pokémon Houndoom is also featured as a Pokémon Prime card. A selection of Fighting-types also accompany the Darkness Pokémon in the deck. Each Tyranitar Constructed Standard Deck comes with a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, a coin, and a one-player play mat.

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Pikachu World

The Pikachu World (Japanese: ピカチュウ ワールド) collection was made available from July 8, 2010 and celebrates the continuing localization of the Pokémon Trading Card Game outside Japan by featuring a new and exclusive Pikachu card in nine different languages. English, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Polish, and Portuguese are the languages represented, with most of the cards incorporating flag colors or landmarks in their respective prints.

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Pikachu World 7-Eleven・Pokémon Center Original Version

The Pikachu World 7-Eleven・Pokémon Center Original Version (Japanese: ピカチュウ ワールド セブン‐イレブン・ポケモンセンター オリジナルバージョン) was made available at the same time as the regular Pikachu World collection, but could only be purchased at participating 7-Eleven stores and at Pokémon Centers. This version is the same as the regular version with the exception of the Japanese print, which has an exclusive green background in the illustration instead of blue. The packaging is also green as opposed to blue.

LEGEND Perfect Set

The LEGEND Perfect Set (Japanese: LEGEND パーフェクトセット) serves as the last item of LEGEND era merchandise and was available to purchase on July 10, 2010 exclusively at Pokémon Centers and participating cinemas screening Zoroark: Master of Illusions. All LEGEND era expansions are represented in the set, with one booster pack each from HeartGold Collection, SoulSilver Collection, Reviving Legends, and Clash at the Summit included. The set also includes three promotional cards: shiny versions of Entei, Raikou, and Suicune as they appear in the thirteenth movie, with attacks based on those obtained via the Crown Beasts distribution.

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