Coin (TCG)

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Pokémon's first coin

Coins (Japanese: ポケモンコイン Pokémon Coin), also officially recognized as metallic coins, are one of two types of randomizers that players can use during a Pokémon TCG match. They are obtainable via official Pokémon Trading Card Game merchandise as well as official tournaments and events.

Information

Design

The majority of coins released for the Pokémon Trading Card Game are made of plastic with a metallic Pokémon design on the front, which can be of anything from Pokémon, game characters, and TCG-specific symbols to designs commemorating specific events. Although the majority of coins are made with the current standard of a plastic backing, throughout the history of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, coins made of cardboard and coins made of metal have also been released. Coins come in an assortment of sizes, and the metallic designs on the front also feature a variety of different holofoil patterns and colors.

With the English Next Destinies expansion in February 2012, The Pokémon Company International began producing colored backs alternate to the standard black. Japan has remained with the standard black, only having ever deviated from the black back for one coin during the VS Era in 2001 and one coin for the Pokémon 25th Anniversary in 2021. Up until the release of the English Plasma Freeze expansion in May 2013, all standard coins were of the same size. However, in order to remove the not for children under 3 warning from their products, The Pokémon Company International began producing coins of a larger size. Japan, however, continued producing the coins at their standard size. The Pokémon Company International again increased to a jumbo size in June 2020 for the Battle Academy and now releases both the large size and jumbo size coins in tandem.

During Generation I and Generation II, Wizards of the Coast produced cardboard and metal coins for the English release of the TCG, while Japan produced coins out of plastic. From Generation III-onwards, the vast majority of coins in all territories are made out of plastic, with other materials only used for commemorative merchandise and events.

Japanese metallic coins have featured 6 different backing designs since their introduction in October 1996. The most frequent design started in the English EX Series and the Japanese ADV Era and features a Poké Ball design and the Pokémon logo. This design has continued to this day with only minor copyright changes. When Wizards of the Coast lost the license for the card game for EX Ruby & Sapphire onwards, coins released for English audiences were imported from Japan and distributed in English products. This remained true until August 2010 and the release of the Undaunted expansion. All coins for international audiences after this month are produced by The Pokémon Company International, however, leftover stock of the standard sized Japanese coins were still included in TCG merchandise up until April 2014, when the stock was exhausted. English coins started featuring the trademark distinction on the back in August 2010, while Japanese coins maintained the ® (Registered) trademark symbol until Generation VIII in November 2019 when they also switched over to the trademark.

Japanese back designs

Design Description Timeframe
First Japanese back 任天堂/C/G/M October 1996-July 1998
Generation I Japanese back 任天堂/C/G July 1998-July 1999
Generation II Neo Japanese back Pokémon Card Game NEO February 2000-July 2000
Generation II PCG Japanese back Pokémon Card Game April 2001-July 2022
® Trademark Poké Ball + ® Trademark January 2003-May 2019
™ Trademark Poké Ball + Trademark July 2019-Current


English back designs

Coin Back Wizards Original.png
©1999 Wizards coins
Coin Back Wizards.png
©2000 Wizards coins
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Coin Metal Back Side.png
Metal Lugia coin
Coin Back Metal Pikachu.png
Metal Pikachu Coin
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Gameplay

Coin flips are an integral part of the design of a vast number of cards released in the TCG and are used in a variety of ways. The result of a coin flip can determine whether an effect of a card even happens: a heads after playing Pokémon Catcher or after using Neo Revelation Shining Gyarados's Outrage attack allows the effect to happen. Coin flips can result in an additional positive effect on a successful heads, or an additional negative effect on a tails. XY Spewpa's Stun Spore inflicts a Special Condition on the opponent's Active Pokémon on a success, while Platinum Vigoroth's Reckless Charge attack inflicts damage to itself on a failure. The occasional card will result in a positive effect for both a heads or a tails on a coin flip: Call of Legends Tangrowth's Plow Over attack will either Paralyze the opponent or send one of their attached Energy cards to the Lost Zone depending on the result of the flip. Cubone from Triumphant has the Bone Rush attack that calls for flipping a coin until the flip is a failure, doing damage dependent on the amount of heads achieved.

Victory Star Victini

Much less frequently will cards manipulate coin flips in more significant ways. Legendary Treasures Victini has the Victory Star Ability, which allows players to re-flip coins once per attack if they are unsatisfied with the result. Starting with Trick Coin from Phantom Forces, a meta-rule was added preventing players from using effects that allow them to flip coins again more than once on the same set of coin flips. Additionally, Shiftry in the Rising Rivals expansion has a Poké-Body that forces an opponent's coin flips to be treated as tails as long as Shiftry is in the Active Position. These effects are considered much more powerful than the more common coin flip based effects seen more often, and are printed very seldom. The strongest coin flip manipulation effect is on the Supporter Will, which lets the player choose the result of the next coin flip of an Attack, Ability, or Trainer card on their turn.

In place of coins, players can choose to use the second type of approved randomizer: dice. When dice are used, it's generally considered for even numbers to mean "heads" and odd numbers to mean "tails".

Rules of play

Play! Pokémon details several rules on coins and coin flips during TCG matches:

  • Any coin released with any Pokémon TCG product from EX Ruby & Sapphire on should be considered fair and impartial.
  • When flipped, a coin should be held at shoulder height, and fully rotate at least three times before landing on the table.
  • Coins should land as flat on the table as possible. If both players cannot agree on the result of the flip, a judge may be called to determine whether the result is conclusive or if the coin must be flipped again.
  • Coin flips that land outside the playing area (off of the table or in another game's playing area) are considered invalid and must be flipped again.
  • Once players have agreed on the result of a coin flip, it cannot be redone.
  • Once a judge has ruled that a result is conclusive, it cannot be redone.

Coins made out of materials other than plastic or metal are typically not recognized as standard randomizers for TCG matches and must be approved by both players. Additionally, the head judge of the tournament has the right to disallow any randomizer if there is reason to believe that the randomizer is unsuitable.

Popularity

Coins have fallen out of favor among the Pokémon player base, who have gradually started to prefer the second officially recognized randomizer, dice, instead, for their utility and convenience, causing coins to be used progressively less as a tool for determining outcomes during a TCG match. With the frequency they are released, their occasional limited availability, and their exclusivity to certain countries such as Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Korea, coins are quickly being treated more as a collectible.

A lot of players tend to use coins to mark a Pokémon that has used an Ability that can only be used once per turn.

List of coins

The following is a list of coins released throughout the history of the Pokémon Trading Card Game in chronological order split by Generation. For the coins listed by National Pokédex number, refer here: metallic coins, metal coins, and cardboard coins.

Generations I-IV

Main article: Coin (TCG)/Generations I-IV

Generations V-VI

Main article: Coin (TCG)/Generations V-VI

Generations VII-VIII

Main article: Coin (TCG)/Generations VII-VIII

Generation IX

SVAM Green Sprigatito Coin.png Release date January 20, 2023
Region Japan
Release ex Starter Set Sprigatito & Lucario ex
Description: Regular-sized, Green Speckle Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Sprigatito released within the ex Starter Set Sprigatito & Lucario ex January 20, 2023
SVAL Red Fuecoco Coin.png Release date January 20, 2023
Region Japan
Release ex Starter Set Fuecoco & Ampharos ex
Description: Regular-sized, Red Speckle Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Fuecoco released within the ex Starter Set Fuecoco & Ampharos ex January 20, 2023
SVAW Blue Quaxly Coin.png Release date January 20, 2023
Region Japan
Release ex Starter Set Quaxly & Mimikyu ex
Description: Regular-sized, Blue Speckle Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Quaxly released within the ex Starter Set Quaxly & Mimikyu ex January 20, 2023
SVB Aqua ex Coin.png Release date January 20, 2023
Region Japan
Release Premium Trainer Box ex
Description: Regular-sized, Aqua Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Pokémon ex symbol released within the Premium Trainer Box ex January 20, 2023
ECS Silver Poké Ball Coin.png Release date January 20, 2023
Region Japan
Release Energy Card Set
Description: Regular-sized, Silver Brick Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring a Poké Ball design released within the Energy Card Set January 20, 2023
FEC Silver Poké Ball Coin.png Release date January 20, 2023
Region Japan
Release First Entry Campaign
Description: Regular-sized, Silver Speckle Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring a Poké Ball design released as a prize during the First Entry Campaign. Between January 20 and March 31, 2023, participating Pokémon Card Gym venues held a stamp rally that incorporated Gym Battle, New Battle, Deck As Is Battle, and Extra Battle Day events. People that participated in any of these events for the first time during the campaign were given a stamp card and could then earn stamps by participating in more events. Those that earned at least one stamp were awarded this coin.[1]
SVC Gold Pikachu Coin.png Release date March 24, 2023
Region Japan
Release ex Starter Set Pikachu ex & Pawmot
Description: Regular-sized, Gold Speckle Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu released within the ex Starter Set Pikachu ex & Pawmot March 24, 2023
SVC Silver Pikachu Coin.png Release date March 24, 2023
Region Japan
Release ex Starter Set Pikachu Special Set
Description: Regular-sized, Silver Glitter Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu released within the ex Starter Set Pikachu Special Set March 24, 2023
SVIBL Gold Fuecoco Coin.jpg Release date March 31, 2023
Region North America
Release Scarlet & Violet Blisters
Description: Jumbo-sized, Gold Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Fuecoco released within the Scarlet & Violet Single Pack, Premium Checklane, and Stage 1 Blisters March 31, 2023; also released in Trade and Play Kits from April 1, 2023
ExBD White ex Coin.jpg Release date May 5, 2023
Region North America
Release Ampharos ex Battle Deck
Lucario ex Battle Deck
Description: Jumbo-sized, White Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Pokémon ex symbol released within the Ampharos ex and Lucario ex Battle Decks May 5, 2023; later included in the Greninja ex and Kangaskhan ex Battle Decks October 6, 2023
PALBL Gold Quaxly Coin.jpg Release date June 9, 2023
Region North America
Release Paldea Evolved Blisters
Description: Jumbo-sized, Gold Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Quaxly released within the Paldea Evolved Single Pack, Premium Checklane, and Stage 1 Blisters June 9, 2023
SVD Silver Pikachu Coin.png Release date July 7, 2023
Region Japan
Release ex Start Decks Playmat giveaway
Description: Regular-sized, Silver Cracked Ice Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu available within a sealed paper playmat given away at Pokémon Centers and participating Pokémon Card Gym venues to promote the ex Start Decks until supplies lasted
CTVM Purple Ditto Coin.jpg Release date July 7, 2023
Region Japan
Release Capsule toy vending machines
Description: Regular-sized, Purple Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Ditto; one of ten available on the Pokémon Center Online store from July 7, 2023 and from capsule toy vending machines present at Pokémon Centers across Japan from July 10, 2023
CTVM Yellow Psyduck Coin.jpg Release date July 7, 2023
Region Japan
Release Capsule toy vending machines
Description: Regular-sized, Yellow Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Psyduck; one of ten available on the Pokémon Center Online store from July 7, 2023 and from capsule toy vending machines present at Pokémon Centers across Japan from July 10, 2023
CTVM Pink Slowpoke Coin.jpg Release date July 7, 2023
Region Japan
Release Capsule toy vending machines
Description: Regular-sized, Pink Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Slowpoke; one of ten available on the Pokémon Center Online store from July 7, 2023 and from capsule toy vending machines present at Pokémon Centers across Japan from July 10, 2023
CTVM Silver Alakazam Coin.jpg Release date July 7, 2023
Region Japan
Release Capsule toy vending machines
Description: Regular-sized, Silver Splotch Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Alakazam; one of ten available on the Pokémon Center Online store from July 7, 2023 and from capsule toy vending machines present at Pokémon Centers across Japan from July 10, 2023
CTVM Gold Dragonite Coin.jpg Release date July 7, 2023
Region Japan
Release Capsule toy vending machines
Description: Regular-sized, Gold Sequin Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Dragonite; one of ten available on the Pokémon Center Online store from July 7, 2023 and from capsule toy vending machines present at Pokémon Centers across Japan from July 10, 2023
CTVM Gold Fidough Coin.jpg Release date July 7, 2023
Region Japan
Release Capsule toy vending machines
Description: Regular-sized, Gold Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Fidough; one of ten available on the Pokémon Center Online store from July 7, 2023 and from capsule toy vending machines present at Pokémon Centers across Japan from July 10, 2023
CTVM Silver Tandemaus Coin.jpg Release date July 7, 2023
Region Japan
Release Capsule toy vending machines
Description: Regular-sized, Silver Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Tandemaus; one of ten available on the Pokémon Center Online store from July 7, 2023 and from capsule toy vending machines present at Pokémon Centers across Japan from July 10, 2023
CTVM Blue Baxcalibur Coin.jpg Release date July 7, 2023
Region Japan
Release Capsule toy vending machines
Description: Regular-sized, Blue Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Baxcalibur; one of ten available on the Pokémon Center Online store from July 7, 2023 and from capsule toy vending machines present at Pokémon Centers across Japan from July 10, 2023
CTVM Brown Greedent Coin.jpg Release date July 7, 2023
Region Japan
Release Capsule toy vending machines
Description: Regular-sized, Brown Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Greedent; one of ten available on the Pokémon Center Online store from July 7, 2023 and from capsule toy vending machines present at Pokémon Centers across Japan from July 10, 2023
CTVM Gold Meltan Coin.jpg Release date July 7, 2023
Region Japan
Release Capsule toy vending machines
Description: Regular-sized, Gold Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Meltan; one of ten available on the Pokémon Center Online store from July 7, 2023 and from capsule toy vending machines present at Pokémon Centers across Japan from July 10, 2023
ExBD Aqua ex Coin.jpg Release date July 14, 2023
Region North America
Release Chien-Pao ex Battle Deck
Tinkaton ex Battle Deck
Description: Jumbo-sized, Aqua Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Pokémon ex symbol released within the Chien-Pao ex and Tinkaton ex Battle Decks starting July 14, 2023
WCS23 Gold Pikachu Coin.jpg Release date July 28, 2023
Region Japan
Release 2023 World Championships Yokohama Deck: Pikachu
Description: Regular-sized, Gold Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu released within the 2023 World Championships Yokohama Deck: Pikachu July 28, 2023; the design is based on the Pikachu ex artwork by kantaro
S2023CC Red Koraidon Coin.jpg Release date August 4, 2023
Region North America
Release Summer 2023 Collector Chest
Description: Jumbo-sized, Red Starlight Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Koraidon released as one of two possible coins within the Summer 2023 Collector Chest August 4, 2023
S2023CC Blue Miraidon Coin.jpg Release date August 4, 2023
Region North America
Release Summer 2023 Collector Chest
Description: Jumbo-sized, Blue Starlight Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Miraidon released as one of two possible coins within the Summer 2023 Collector Chest August 4, 2023
ARHBL Silver Fuecoco Coin.jpg Release date August 4, 2023
Region North America
Release Armarouge, Revavroom & Houndstone Blister
Description: Jumbo-sized, Silver Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Fuecoco released within the Armarouge, Revavroom & Houndstone Blister August 4, 2023
WCS23 Metal Pikachu Coin.jpg Release date August 9, 2023
Region Japan
Release 2023 World Championships
Description: Metal Coin featuring Pikachu available for purchase in the Pokémon Center Worlds Store 2023 in the 2023 World Championships August 9-13, 2023
WCS23 Yokohama Pikachu Coin.jpg Release date August 9, 2023
Region Japan
Release 2023 World Championships
Description: Metal Coin featuring Pikachu available for purchase in the Pokémon Center Worlds Store 2023 in the 2023 World Championships August 9-13, 2023
WCS23 Staff Fuecoco Coin.jpg Release date August 11, 2023
Region Japan
Release 2023 World Championships
Description: Metal Coin featuring Fuecoco available to staff of the 2023 World Championships August 11-13, 2023
OBFBL Gold Sprigatito Coin.jpg Release date August 11, 2023
Region North America
Release Obsidian Flames Blisters
Description: Jumbo-sized, Gold Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Sprigatito released within the Obsidian Flames Single Pack, Premium Checklane, and Stage 1 Blisters August 11, 2023
DBD Green Meowscarada Coin.jpg Release date September 1, 2023
Region North America
Release Meowscarada ex Deluxe Battle Deck
Description: Jumbo-sized, Green Pixel Wave Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Meowscarada released within the Meowscarada ex Deluxe Battle Deck September 1, 2023
DBD Blue Quaquaval Coin.jpg Release date September 1, 2023
Region North America
Release Quaquaval ex Deluxe Battle Deck
Description: Jumbo-sized, Blue Rainbow Circles Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Quaquaval released within the Quaquaval ex Deluxe Battle Deck September 1, 2023
HC2023 Blue Snom Coin.png Release date September 1, 2023
Region North America
Release Holiday Calendar 2023
Description: Jumbo-sized, Blue Starlight Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Snom released within the Holiday Calendar 2023 September 1, 2023
HC2023 Blue Alolan Vulpix Coin.png Release date September 1, 2023
Region North America
Release Holiday Calendar 2023
Description: Jumbo-sized, Blue Cracked Holofoil, Black-backed Coin Alolan Vulpix released as one of two coins included within the Holiday Calendar 2023 September 1, 2023
SVEM Silver Mewtwo Coin.png Release date September 22, 2023
Region Japan
Release Terastal Starter Set Mewtwo ex
Description: Regular-sized, Silver Cracked Ice Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Tera Mewtwo released within the Terastal Starter Set Mewtwo ex September 22, 2023
SVEL Silver Skeledirge Coin.png Release date September 22, 2023
Region Japan
Release Terastal Starter Set Skeledirge ex
Description: Regular-sized, Silver Cracked Ice Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Tera Skeledirge released within the Terastal Starter Set Skeledirge ex September 22, 2023
MFB Bulbasaur Pikachu Coin.jpg Release date September 29, 2023
Region North America
Release My First Battle
Description: Jumbo-sized, Bronze Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Bulbasaur and Pikachu released within Pikachu & Bulbasaur My First Battle sets September 29, 2023
MFB Charmander Squirtle Coin.jpg Release date September 29, 2023
Region North America
Release My First Battle
Description: Jumbo-sized, Bronze Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Charmander and Squirtle released within Charmander & Squirtle My First Battle sets September 29, 2023
151UPC Pink Mew Coin.jpg Release date October 6, 2023
Region North America
Release 151 Ultra-Premium Collection
Description: Jumbo-sized, Pink Glitter Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Mew released within the 151 Ultra-Premium Collection October 6, 2023
151MT Green Grass Coin.jpg Release date October 6, 2023
Region North America
Release 151 Mini Tin Collection
Description: Jumbo-sized, Green Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Grass-type symbol released within the 151 Mini Tin Collection October 6, 2023
151MT Red Fire Coin.jpg Release date October 6, 2023
Region North America
Release 151 Mini Tin Collection
Description: Jumbo-sized, Red Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Fire-type symbol released within the 151 Mini Tin Collection October 6, 2023
151MT Blue Water Coin.jpg Release date October 6, 2023
Region North America
Release 151 Mini Tin Collection
Description: Jumbo-sized, Blue Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Water-type symbol released within the 151 Mini Tin Collection October 6, 2023
151MT Yellow Lightning Coin.jpg Release date October 6, 2023
Region North America
Release 151 Mini Tin Collection
Description: Jumbo-sized, Yellow Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Lightning-type symbol released within the 151 Mini Tin Collection October 6, 2023
151MT Purple Psychic Coin.jpg Release date October 6, 2023
Region North America
Release 151 Mini Tin Collection
Description: Jumbo-sized, Purple Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Psychic-type symbol released within the 151 Mini Tin Collection October 6, 2023
151MT Brown Fighting Coin.jpg Release date October 6, 2023
Region North America
Release 151 Mini Tin Collection
Description: Jumbo-sized, Brown Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Fighting-type symbol released within the 151 Mini Tin Collection October 6, 2023
151MT Black Darkness Coin.jpg Release date October 6, 2023
Region North America
Release 151 Mini Tin Collection
Description: Jumbo-sized, Black Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Darkness-type symbol released within the 151 Mini Tin Collection October 6, 2023
151MT Gray Metal Coin.jpg Release date October 6, 2023
Region North America
Release 151 Mini Tin Collection
Description: Jumbo-sized, Gray Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Metal-type symbol released within the 151 Mini Tin Collection October 6, 2023
151MT Gold Dragon Coin.jpg Release date October 6, 2023
Region North America
Release 151 Mini Tin Collection
Description: Jumbo-sized, Gold Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Dragon-type symbol released within the 151 Mini Tin Collection October 6, 2023
151MT White Colorless Coin.jpg Release date October 6, 2023
Region North America
Release 151 Mini Tin Collection
Description: Jumbo-sized, White Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Colorless-type symbol released within the 151 Mini Tin Collection October 6, 2023
PARBL Gold Pikachu Coin.jpg Release date November 3, 2023
Region North America
Release Paradox Rift Blisters
Description: Jumbo-sized, Gold Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu released within the Paradox Rift Single Pack, Premium Checklane, and Stage 1 Blisters November 3, 2023
SVG Green Venusaur Coin.png Release date November 10, 2023
Region Japan
Release Venusaur & Charizard & Blastoise Special Deck Set ex
Description: Regular-sized, Green Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Venusaur released within the Venusaur & Charizard & Blastoise Special Deck Set ex November 10, 2023
SVG Orange Charizard Coin.png Release date November 10, 2023
Region Japan
Release Venusaur & Charizard & Blastoise Special Deck Set ex
Description: Regular-sized, Orange Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Charizard released within the Venusaur & Charizard & Blastoise Special Deck Set ex November 10, 2023
SVG Blue Blastoise Coin.png Release date November 10, 2023
Region Japan
Release Venusaur & Charizard & Blastoise Special Deck Set ex
Description: Regular-sized, Blue Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Blastoise released within the Venusaur & Charizard & Blastoise Special Deck Set ex November 10, 2023
F2023CC Silver Charizard Coin.jpg Release date November 17, 2023
Region North America
Release Fall 2023 Collector Chest
Description: Jumbo-sized, Silver Cracked Ice Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Tera Charizard released within the Fall 2023 Collector Chest November 17, 2023
PBL Silver Quaxly Coin.jpg Release date January 5, 2024
Region North America
Release Pawmot Two Pack Blister
Description: Jumbo-sized, Silver Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Quaxly released within the Pawmot Two Pack Blister January 5, 2024
SVHK Red Koraidon Coin.jpg Release date January 26, 2024
Region Japan
Release Ancient Koraidon ex Starter Deck & Build Set
Description: Regular-sized, Red Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Koraidon released within the Ancient Koraidon ex Starter Deck & Build Set January 26, 2024
SVHM Purple Miraidon Coin.jpg Release date January 26, 2024
Region Japan
Release Future Miraidon ex Starter Deck & Build Set
Description: Regular-sized, Purple Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Miraidon released within the Future Miraidon ex Starter Deck & Build Set January 26, 2024
WCS2023 Silver Pikachu Coin.jpg Release date March 1, 2024
Region North America
Release 2023 World Championships Decks
Description: Jumbo-sized, Silver Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu released within the 2023 World Championships Decks March 1, 2024
SVI Silver Pikachu Coin.png Release date March 8, 2024
Region Japan
Release Pokémon Card Game Battle Academy
Description: Regular-sized, Silver Rainbow Glitter Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu released within the Pokémon Card Game Battle Academy March 8, 2024
ADCS Silver ex Coin.png Release date March 8, 2024
Region Japan
Release Acrylic Damage Counter & Case Set
Description: Regular-sized, Silver Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring the Pokémon ex symbol released within the Acrylic Damage Counter & Case Set March 8, 2024
TEFBL Gold Pawmi Coin.jpg Release date March 22, 2024
Region North America
Release Temporal Forces Blisters
Description: Jumbo-sized, Gold Mirror Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pawmi released within the Temporal Forces Single Pack, Premium Checklane, and Stage 1 Blisters March 22, 2024
DBD Red Ninetales Coin.jpg Release date March 22, 2024
Region North America
Release Ninetales ex Deluxe Battle Deck
Description: Jumbo-sized, Red Flame Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Ninetales released within the Ninetales ex Deluxe Battle Deck March 22, 2024
DBD Yellow Zapdos Coin.jpg Release date March 22, 2024
Region North America
Release Zapdos ex Deluxe Battle Deck
Description: Jumbo-sized, Yellow Lightning Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Zapdos released within the Zapdos ex Deluxe Battle Deck March 22, 2024
IPTC Pink Iono Coin.png Release date April 5, 2024
Region North America
Release Iono Premium Tournament Collection
Description: Jumbo-sized, Pink Speckle Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Iono included in the Iono Premium Tournament Collection April 5, 2024

In the video games

Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!

Main article: Event Coin

An Event Coin (Japanese: イベントコイン) is any of the collectible coins used in Trading Card Game duels in Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!.

e-Reader

Coin Flipper 1

Coins, specifically of the Chansey design, have been featured in two e-Reader applications, Coin Flipper 1 and Coin Flipper 2, both of which are, as their names suggest, coin tosses. This data is featured on the Chansey, and the application is similar to the Pokétch application Coin Toss.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

As the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is based on the physical Pokémon Trading Card Game, the game utilizes coins in the same way. However, it also features commemorative coins that aren't physically available. For example, in the code card package received by participants of the 2014 World Championships, a commemorative coin was included. Each Theme Deck code card also includes the deck's coin, and older retired coins are being progressively made available by using the game's Prize Wheel. Each deck can be assigned a coin, and when using that deck every coin flip the player with that deck performs is done using that coin.

List of exclusive coins awarded on TCGO

Image Name Description
TCGO Grass Energy Coin.png Grass Reward Coin Green Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Grass symbols. Awarded to the player when reaching Grass Energy Level 1
TCGO Fire Energy Coin.png Fire Reward Coin Red Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Fire symbols. Awarded to the player when reaching Fire Energy Level 1
TCGO Water Energy Coin.png Water Reward Coin Blue Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Water symbols. Awarded to the player when reaching Water Energy Level 1
TCGO Lightning Energy Coin.png Lightning Reward Coin Yellow Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Lightning symbols. Awarded to the player when reaching Lightning Energy Level 1
TCGO Psychic Energy Coin.png Psychic Reward Coin Purple Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Psychic symbols. Awarded to the player when reaching Psychic Energy Level 1
TCGO Fighting Energy Coin.png Fighting Reward Coin Brown Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Fighting symbols. Awarded to the player when reaching Fighting Energy Level 1
TCGO Darkness Energy Coin.png Darkness Reward Coin Dark Blue Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Darkness symbols. Awarded to the player when reaching Darkness Energy Level 1
TCGO Metal Energy Coin.png Metal Reward Coin Silver Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Metal symbols. Awarded to the player when reaching Metal Energy Level 1
TCGO Dragon Energy Coin.png Dragon Reward Coin Green Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Dragon symbols. Awarded to the player when reaching Dragon Energy Level 1
TCGO Fairy Energy Coin.png Fairy Reward Coin Gold Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Fairy symbols. Awarded to the player when reaching Fairy Energy Level 1
TCGO 2013 Worlds Red Coin.png Red Worlds 2013 Pikachu Coin Red Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2013 World Championships
TCGO 2014 Worlds Blue Coin.png Blue Worlds 2014 Pikachu Coin Blue Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2014 World Championships
TCGO 2014 Worlds Red Coin.png Red Worlds 2014 Pikachu Coin Red Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2014 World Championships
TCGO 2015 Worlds Red Coin.png Red Worlds 2015 Pikachu Coin Red Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2015 World Championships
TCGO 2015 Worlds Silver Coin.png Silver Worlds 2015 Pikachu Coin Silver Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2015 World Championships
TCGO 2016 Worlds Silver Coin.png Blue Worlds 2016 Pikachu Coin Silver Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2016 World Championships. Stated as Blue in TCGO.
TCGO 2016 Worlds Copper Coin.png Copper Worlds 2016 Pikachu Coin Copper Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2016 World Championships
TCGO 2017 Worlds Gold Coin.png Gold Worlds 2017 Pikachu Coin Gold Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2017 World Championships
TCGO 2017 Worlds Silver Coin.png Silver Worlds 2017 Pikachu Coin Silver Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2017 World Championships
TCGO 2018 Worlds Gold Coin.png Gold Worlds 2018 Pikachu Coin Gold Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2018 World Championships
TCGO 2018 Worlds Silver Coin.png Silver Worlds 2018 Pikachu Coin Silver Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2018 World Championships
TCGO 2019 Worlds Gold Coin.png Gold Worlds 2019 Pikachu Coin Gold Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2019 World Championships
TCGO 2019 Worlds Silver Coin.png Silver Worlds 2019 Pikachu Coin Silver Non Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Pikachu. Code card package received by participants of the 2019 World Championships
TCGO Bidoof Coin.png Bidoof Day Coin Brown Cracked Ice Holofoil, Black-backed Coin featuring Bidoof. Log-in bonus for all online players that logged in between July 1, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. PDT, and July 7, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PDT to celebrate Bidoof Day on July 1, 2021.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Live

As the Pokémon Trading Card Game Live is based on the physical Pokémon Trading Card Game, the game utilizes coins in the same way. However, it also features commemorative coins that aren't physically available. Each Theme Deck code card also includes the deck's coin, and other coins can be purchased from the shop by spending the coin currency. Each deck can be assigned a coin, and when using that deck every coin flip the player with that deck performs is done using that coin.

When flipping coins multiple times for one effect, an interface appears that records the total number of heads and tails results. If an effect calls for many coin flips, the animation will speed up.

In the anime

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Reason: Other coin flips and coin appearances in Path to the Peak

In Challenge the World!, two players flipped a coin during a match at the 2023 World Championships to determine which of them took the first turn. The coin featured Chansey.

In Pokémon: Path to the Peak, coins are flipped as per the rules of the Trading Card Game in certain scenes. Notably, in Regionals, Ava got a result of heads on a coin flip that allowed her Vileplume's Dizzying Pollen attack to inflict damage and defeat Celestine's Mismagiusex. The coin has a Poké Ball design for tails and a Pikachu design for heads.


References


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