National Beginning Set (TCG)

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はじめてセット 全国図鑑版
National Beginning Set box art
Release date April 20, 2012
Coin HSZ Gold Pikachu Coin.png

The National Pokédex Beginning Set (Japanese: はじめてセット 全国図鑑版セット) is a Japanese-exclusive Half Deck Deck Kit released in the BW era of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.


The National Pokédex Beginning Set is a very similar release to the earlier Beginning Set Deck Kit: both have three Half Decks based on the Generation V starters Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott; both also contain the same assortment of game essentials. This release deviates from the Beginning Set by, as the name suggests, containing Pokémon from all generations. Each Half Deck shares a collective numbering system and set symbol. The Half Decks are further identified by featuring colored silhouettes of the appropriate starter Pokémon. The Holofoil cards use the bubble foil pattern previously used on cards from the Beginning Set. In addition to the Half Decks, each set contains damage counters, a custom coin, and playmat, as well as how to play DVDs and manuals.

Deck lists

Snivy Half Deck
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No. Card Type Quantity
001/034 Shaymin Grass
002/034 Snivy Grass
003/034 Servine Grass
004/034 Serperior Grass
017/034 Wobbuffet Psychic
018/034 Croagunk Psychic
019/034 Gothita Psychic
020/034 Gothorita Psychic
026/034 Farfetch'd Colorless
029/034 Taillow Colorless
031/034 Potion I
032/034 Switch I
033/034 Poké Ball I
034/034 Cheren Su
Grass Energy Grass E
Psychic Energy Psychic E

Tepig Half Deck
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No. Card Type Quantity
005/034 Victini Fire
006/034 Tepig Fire
007/034 Pignite Fire
008/034 Emboar Fire
021/034 Makuhita Fighting
022/034 Riolu Fighting
023/034 Lucario Fighting
024/034 Mienfoo Fighting
025/034 Meowth Colorless
027/034 Snorlax Colorless
031/034 Potion I
032/034 Switch I
033/034 Poké Ball I
034/034 Cheren Su
Fire Energy Fire E
Fighting Energy Fighting E

Oshawott Half Deck
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No. Card Type Quantity
009/034 Oshawott Water
010/034 Dewott Water
011/034 Samurott Water
012/034 Keldeo Water
013/034 Pikachu Lightning
014/034 Voltorb Lightning
015/034 Electrode Lightning
016/034 Chinchou Lightning
028/034 Togepi Colorless
030/034 Spinda Colorless
031/034 Potion I
032/034 Switch I
033/034 Poké Ball I
034/034 Cheren Su
Water Energy Water E
Lightning Energy Lightning E

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Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions and releases
Bold indicates a main expansion. Italics indicate a special set. Releases that are entirely composed of prints from other releases are small.
Black & White Series
BW Black Star Promos
Black & White: Green TornadoRed FrenzyBlue Assault
McDonald's CollectionBlack & White Trainer Kit
Emerging Powers: Power PlayToxic Tricks
Noble Victories: Fast DazeFurious Knights
Next Destinies: Explosive EdgeVoltage Vortex
Dark Explorers: ShadowsRaiders
McDonald's Collection 2012
Dragons Exalted: DragonSpeedDragonSnarl
Dragon Vault
Boundaries Crossed: Ice ShockCold Fire
Plasma Storm: Plasma ClawPlasma Shadow
Plasma Freeze: Frost RayPsy Crusher
Plasma Blast: Mind WipeSolar Strike
Red Genesect CollectionMcDonald's Collection 2013
Legendary Treasures
BW Era
BW-P Promotional cards
Journey PartnersBeginning Set
Black CollectionWhite Collection
Battle Strength DecksBattle Theme Deck: Victini
Red Collection
Psycho DriveHail Blizzard
Reshiram-EX Battle Strength DeckZekrom-EX Battle Strength DeckBattle Gift Set: Thundurus vs Tornadus
Dark Rush
Dragon Selection
Dragon BlastDragon Blade: Hydreigon Half DeckGarchomp Half Deck
Keldeo Battle Strength DeckNational Beginning Set
Freeze BoltCold Flare
Plasma Gale: Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck
Master Deck Build Box EXBlack Kyurem-EX Battle Strength DeckWhite Kyurem-EX Battle Strength DeckTeam Plasma Battle Gift SetEveryone's Exciting Battle
Spiral ForceThunder Knuckle
Shiny Collection
Megalo Cannon: Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck
EX Battle BoostMewtwo vs Genesect Deck Kit