PLAY Promotional cards (TCG)

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PLAY Promotional cards
SetSymbolPokémon Players.png
Cards in set 32
Release period January 2003 - January 2006

The PLAY Promotional cards are a series of Japanese promotional cards released exclusively through the Pokémon Players Club, which replaced the original Pokémon Fan Club in January 2003. By attending weekly sessions, much like the Pokémon League outside of Japan, members could earn experience points (EXP) via several actions (see below) and work towards earning promotional cards. Each of these cards have a PLAY suffix and the Pokémon Players Club logo as an expansion symbol.

With the beginning of the third season (January 2005), the EXP structure was changed, and each EXP prize target was assigned a level. New members would start at Lv.1 (1000 EXP), with the maximum at Lv.10 (70,000 EXP). This change introduced the Shiny forms of the Eeveelution family as prizes, well known in the community for being extremely difficult to fully complete. Members reaching Lv.7 (20,000 EXP) became 'ex-Members' (a reference to Pokémon-ex) and could purchase exclusive Players Club goods, and gain preferential entry into qualifiers for the TCG World Championships.

Card list

PLAY Promotional cards
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No. Image Card name Type Promotion
001/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Regice ex Water 1st Season Subscription
002/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Regirock ex Fighting 1st Season Subscription
003/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Registeel ex Metal 1st Season Subscription
004/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Plusle Lightning Earn 2000 EXP Points
005/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Minun Lightning Earn 3000 EXP Points
006/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Celebi ex Grass Earn 5000 EXP Points
007/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mew ex Psychic Earn 7000 EXP Points
008/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pokémon Card Fan T [Su] Battle Road Summer 2003
009/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Moltres ex Fire 2nd Season Subscription (New Members)
010/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Articuno ex Water 2nd Season Subscription (New Members)
011/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zapdos ex Lightning 2nd Season Subscription (New Members)
012/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png _____'s Celebi Grass 2nd Season Subscription (Continuing Players)
013/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png _____'s Mew Psychic 2nd Season Subscription (Continuing Players)
014/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png _____'s Jirachi Metal 2nd Season Subscription (Continuing Players)
015/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Cyclone Energy Colorless E 2nd Season Subscription (Continuing Players)
016/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Boost Energy Colorless E 2nd Season Subscription (Continuing Players)
017/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Warp Energy Colorless E 2nd Season Subscription (Continuing Players)
018/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Master Ball T Battle Road Spring 2004
019/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png _____'s Kyogre Water 3rd Season Subscription
020/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png _____'s Groudon Fighting 3rd Season Subscription
021/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png _____'s Rayquaza Colorless 3rd Season Subscription
022/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Vaporeon Star Water Earn 10,000 EXP Points
023/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Jolteon Star Lightning Earn 20,000 EXP Points
024/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Flareon Star Fire Earn 30,000 EXP Points
025/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Espeon Star Psychic Earn 40,000 EXP Points
026/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Umbreon Star Darkness Earn 70,000 EXP Points
027/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kyogre ex Water Limited Edition Starter Kit
028/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Groudon ex Fighting Limited Edition Starter Kit
029/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rayquaza ex Colorless Limited Edition Starter Kit
030/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ho-Oh ex Fire 4th Season Subscription
031/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Lugia ex Psychic 4th Season Subscription
032/PLAY TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Jirachi ex Metal 4th Season Subscription

EXP Award Structure


Action EXP Awarded
Subscription 1000 EXP
Attend an official event 50 EXP
Win a match 30 EXP
Lose a match 10 EXP
Draw a match 10 EXP
Form a Gym (submit a Gym report) 50 EXP
Host an official event 100 EXP
Record 100 matches in Challenge Passport 1000 EXP


Action EXP Awarded
Subscription 1000 EXP
Attend an official event 100 EXP
Participate in activities at events 100/200 EXP
Begin a battle 10 EXP
Win a battle 10 EXP
Record 30 matches in Challenge Passport 500 EXP
Host an official Player event (submit Battle Report) 200 EXP
Participate in an event hosted by a Player 100 EXP
Scan a Pokémon product code 100 EXP
Purchase Player goods 50 EXP
Upload a Player News article to the Pokémon Trainers Website 100 EXP
Place 1st in a tournament 500 EXP
Place 2nd in a tournament 400 EXP
Place 3rd in a tournament 300 EXP
Place 4th-5th in a tournament 100 EXP

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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.
EX Series
Nintendo Black Star Promos
EX Ruby & Sapphire: RubySapphireTreecko Picture BookTorchic Picture BookMudkip Picture BookRalts Picture Book
EX Sandstorm: CaravanOasis
EX Dragon: FireFangWindBlast
EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua: Team MagmaTeam Aqua
EX Hidden Legends: Forest GuardianWish Maker
EX Trainer KitPoké Card Creator Pack
EX FireRed & LeafGreen: FireRedLeafGreen
POP Series 1EX Battle Stadium
EX Team Rocket Returns: JessieJames
EX Deoxys: StarchargeJetstream
EX Emerald: HydrobloomWildfire
POP Series 2
EX Unseen Forces: Golden SkySilvery Ocean
EX Delta Species: BreakthroughSteeplechase
EX Legend Maker: GroundbreakerShadowquake
Exploud Picture BookRayquaza Picture BookEX Trainer Kit 2POP Series 3
EX Holon Phantoms: FireMistFloodRush
Ho-Oh Picture BookLugia Picture BookPOP Series 4
EX Crystal Guardians: Green CycloneStorm SurgeEarth Shower
EX Dragon Frontiers: Shadow BlazePower Wave
EX Power Keepers: Dark BlastMind Game
POP Series 5Golem Picture BookOmastar Picture BookMachamp Picture BookGengar Picture Book
ADV-P Promotional cardsPLAY Promotional cards
Expansion Pack: Treecko Constructed Starter DeckTorchic Constructed Starter DeckMudkip Constructed Starter Deck
Miracle of the Desert
Rulers of the Heavens: Flygon Constructed Starter DeckSalamence Constructed Starter Deck
Movie Commemoration VS PackMagma VS Aqua: Two AmbitionsMagma Deck KitAqua Deck KitGift Box
Undone Seal: Metagross Constructed Starter Deck
PCG-P Promotional cards
Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random Constructed Starter Decks
Flight of Legends
Clash of the Blue Sky: Deoxys Constructed Starter DeckRayquaza Constructed Starter Deck
Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sky-Splitting Deoxys
Rocket Gang Strikes Back: Black Deck KitSilver Deck Kit
Gift Box EmeraldQuick Construction PacksMeganium Constructed Starter DeckTyphlosion Constructed Starter DeckFeraligatr Constructed Starter DeckPokéPark Premium Files
Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean
Mirage Forest: Mirage's Mew Constructed Starter Deck
Master KitMovie Commemoration VS Pack: Aura's LucarioHolon Research Tower Fire Quarter DeckHolon Research Tower Water Quarter DeckHolon Research Tower Lightning Quarter Deck
Holon Research Tower
Gift Box Mew • Lucario
Holon Phantom
Miracle Crystal: Earth's Groudon ex Constructed Starter DeckOcean's Kyogre ex Constructed Starter Deck
Offense and Defense of the Furthest Ends: Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard DeckImprison! Gardevoir ex Constructed Standard Deck
Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sea's Manaphy