Pokémon Battle e: Series 1

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Pokémon Battle e: Series 1 (Japanese: 第1弾 ポケモンバトルカードe+ First Shot: Pokémon Battle Card e+) is the first collection of Battle e cards. They utilize Nintendo's e-Reader peripheral. When scanned, the cards provide additional Trainers to battle and Berries to use in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire—these cards are not compatible with Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald. It is the only Battle e collection to be released outside of Japan.

Release dates

  • Japan: June 27, 2003
  • North America: October 21, 2003
  • Australia: October 31, 2003


The set includes:

  • 48 Trainer Battle-e cards
  • 6 Berry Battle-e cards
  • 6 Battle Record Cards


The Trainer Battle-e cards allow the player to send Trainer data to Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. Only one Battle-e Trainer can be stored in the game at a time, with their data being overwritten if new Trainer data is sent. The player can battle this Trainer in the basement of an old man's house in Mossdeep City. Some Battle-e cards allow the Trainer to appear in the Battle Tower as well.

The cards themselves depict incomplete information about the Trainers they contain. The Trainer's name and image are always visible, as are two of their three Pokémon. However, one of their Pokémon, as several of their Pokémon's Abilities, held items, or moves are hidden.

The cards are color-coded to give an indication of difficulty, based on the Pokémon's levels. The colors, in ascending order of difficulty, are: green, bronze, silver, and gold. Each pack contains a single gold card, featuring a "Target Trainer" with all Level 100 Pokémon.

Symbols on the cards highlight key information about the Trainer:

The tower symbol indicates that this Trainer may also appear in Battle Tower after the card has been scanned.
The star symbol indicates that this Trainer has a rare Pokémon in their party, or one that is not in the Hoenn Pokédex.
The crown symbol indicates that this Trainer has Pokémon that are all at Lv. 100.


The Berry Battle-e cards allow the player to send special Berry data to Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

After a card is scanned for the first time or if the player has no e-Reader Berries in the Bag or in the PC and has not already received a Berry from Norman since the last time a e-Reader Berry card was scanned, the player can obtain one Berry from Norman at the Petalburg Gym. If the player already has e-Reader Berry data, any instances of that Berry in the game (including in the Bag, in the PC, held by a Pokémon, or planted in soft soil) are transformed when a new Berry card is scanned.

The player cannot enter the Pokémon Cable Club Trade Center if a Pokémon in their party is holding an e-Reader Berry. Pokémon holding an e-Reader Berry cannot be traded to Pokémon Colosseum or Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, nor can they be stored in the Western versions of Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire. If Pokémon holding an e-Reader Berry is migrated to Generation IV game via Pal Park, that held Berry becomes an Enigma Berry.

Battle Record Cards

Each theme has a corresponding "Battle Record Card". These cards list all of the Trainers that appear in that theme, and include the names of all of the named Pokémon, with a question mark in place of their unknown Pokémon. There is a checkbox next to each Trainer, intended for the player to check them off as they defeat them.

Promotional cards

Main article: Pokémon Battle e Promotional cards → Pokémon Battle e: Series 1 & 2

Several promotional cards were released for this series, separate to those available in packs.

The first few waves of the Japanese release contained special tickets with part of a unique ID to redeem a promotional card as part of the "Let's Decorate Secret Bases!" campaign. The first 100,000 people to collect all six parts (found by purchasing the six different card packs) and send off the tickets would receive the card.

Card packs

In Japan, this series was released as 6 individual packs. Each pack includes a fixed set of eight Trainer cards and one special Berry card. The packs are standard foil booster packs.

In North America and Australia, the series was released as 3 individual packs, each corresponding to two of the Japanese packs. The packs are blister packs, with the card backings facing the front of the pack. Each pack includes a fixed set of 16 Trainer cards and two special Berry cards, as well as two Battle Record Cards. In English, the packs are Freezing Ray (also includes Seizing Poison), Hidden Ruins (also includes Cordial Bond), and Iron Defense (also includes Solid Armor). The Battle Record Cards still draw the same distinction as the original Japanese packs, with the back of the packaging referring to these as two "themes".

Each theme contains a single "Target Trainer"—a gold card, meaning that the Trainer has three Level 100 Pokémon. The theme is named after the "Target Trainer".

Freezing Ray

Card ID Card Name
08-A001 Cool Trainer Devin
08-A002 Ninja Boy Goro
08-A003 Tuber Sonya
08-A004 Gentleman Antonio
08-A005 Pokéfan Alana
08-A006 Picnicker Renee
08-A007 Lady Sophie
08-A008 Beauty Fay
08-K001 Pumkin Berry

Seizing Poison

Card ID Card Name
08-A009 Psychic Natasha
08-A010 Camper Patrick
08-A011 Sailor Oscar
08-A012 Pokémaniac Tyler
08-A013 Youngster Rudy
08-A014 Beauty Ellie
08-A015 PKMN Breeder Candice
08-A016 Cool Trainer Belford
08-K002 Drash Berry

Hidden Ruins

Card ID Card Name
08-A017 PKMN Ranger Clayton
08-A018 Triathlete Dustin
08-A019 Hiker Hugo
08-A020 Youngster Jeffrey
08-A021 Ruin Maniac Logan
08-A022 Pokéfan Maggie
08-A023 PKMN Breeder Wilson
08-A024 Ruin Maniac Zuril
08-K003 Eggant Berry

Iron Defense

Card ID Card Name
08-A025 School Kid Mandy
08-A026 Parasol Lady Sofia
08-A027 Lady Hillary
08-A028 Guitarist Dominic
08-A029 Fisherman Bryce
08-A030 Bug Maniac Irvin
08-A031 Battle Girl Natalie
08-A032 Expert Sandia
08-K004 Strib Berry

Cordial Bond

Card ID Card Name
08-A033 Expert Marcus
08-A034 Cool Trainer Raquel
08-A035 Blackbelt Tsutomu
08-A036 Pokéfan Justine
08-A037 PKMN Ranger Heather
08-A038 Psychic Judith
08-A039 Collector Stuart
08-A040 PKMN Ranger Irazu
08-K005 Chilan Berry

Solid Armor

Card ID Card Name
08-A041 Picnicker Sandy
08-A042 Swimmer Annie
08-A043 Hex Maniac Celina
08-A044 Aroma Lady April
08-A045 Guitarist Hayden
08-A046 Psychic Griffin
08-A047 Pokéfan Kendall
08-A048 Cool Trainer Fuego
08-K006 Nutpea Berry




Series 1: Freezing RaySeizing PoisonHidden RuinsIron DefenseCordial BondSolid Armor
Series 2: Sharp ClawCursed ShowdownReversal BlowBattle without ConclusionSelf-Confidence not WastedSteady Power
Colosseum Series: Red PackBlue PackYellow PackGreen Pack
FireRed & LeafGreen Series: Red sub-setGreen sub-setBlue sub-setYellow sub-setTower target time sub-set
Emerald Series: 01-0809-1617-2425-3233-4041-4849-5657-64
Promotional series: Series 1 & 2ColosseumFireRed & LeafGreenEmerald

Pokémon e-Reader applications
Expedition Base Set: Diving CorsolaFlower PowerFlying JourneyGO, Poliwrath!Gotcha!Here Comes GloomHold Down Hoppip
Kingler's DayLifesaverMachop At WorkMagby and MagmarMake A Dash!MetronomeSweet Scent
Aquapolis: Dream EaterHarvest TimeJumping DoduoMighty TyranitarPunching BagsRolling VoltorbSneak and Snatch
Skyridge: Berry TreeDitto LeapfrogFollow HoothootLeek GameNight FlightPika PopRide the TuftWatch Out!
Promotional: Exciting Hide and SeekTime TravelFire HoopsImakuni?'s BallWooper's Juggling GameBig Fruit Strategy!Tokotoko Truck
Construction: Construction: ActionConstruction: Melody Box
Pokémon Battle e series: Pokémon Battle e: Series 1Pokémon Battle e: Series 2Pokémon Colosseum Double Battle e
Pokémon Battle e FireRed & LeafGreenPokémon Battle e EmeraldPokémon Battle e Promotional cards
Berries: Pumkin BerryDrash BerryChilan BerryStrib BerryEggant BerryNutpea Berry
Ginema BerryKuo BerryYago BerryTouga BerryNiniku BerryTopo Berry
Others: Eon TicketPokémon Pinball: Ruby & SapphireSmeargle PaintList of TCG cards by e-Reader card ID
List of TCG cards with hidden attacksList of miscellaneous Pokémon e-Reader applications