Quick Starter Gift Set (TCG)

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Release date December 4, 1998
Coin QSGS Pink Chansey Coin.png/QSGS Green Chansey Coin.png

The Quick Starter Gift Set (Japanese: クイックスターターギフト Quick Starter Gift) is a Japanese-exclusive Deck Kit for the Pokémon Trading Card Game.


The Deck Kit consists of two Standard Decks, the Red Deck and the Green Deck, which take their names from the first Japanese Pokémon games Pokémon Red and Green. All of the cards included in the set are reprints from the Vending Machine cards collection. These cards differ by not being printed on the same glossy card stock as their counterparts and by not having rarity symbols (as is the case with the majority of Japanese cards from fixed sets), making the reprints more valuable than the normal Vending Machine cards. The set also contains exclusive non-glossy Holofoil versions of Scyther, Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno and Master Ball, all of which are non-Holofoil and glossy in the normal Vending Machine collection.

In addition to the two Standard Decks, the set contains a rulebook, damage counters, two poison status counters, two custom coins, playmat, and one Series 1 (Blue) Extended Sheet. The guidebook Understand How to Play Pokémon Cards Now: Newest Edition is also included, which features illustrations by TCG artists Kagemaru Himeno and Kouichi Ooyama, and Promotional cards Diglett and Dugtrio as inserts.

Deck lists

Red Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
Squirtle Water
Poliwag Water
Poliwhirl Water
Poliwrath Water
Seel Water
Dewgong Water
Lapras Water
Articuno Water
Pikachu Lightning
Pikachu Lightning
Raichu Lightning
Magnemite Lightning
Magneton Lightning
Voltorb Lightning
Zapdos Lightning
Jynx Psychic
Sandshrew Fighting
Sandslash Fighting
Machop Fighting
Machoke Fighting
Onix Fighting
Hitmonchan Fighting
Doduo Colorless
Lickitung Colorless
Snorlax Colorless
Energy Retrieval T
Energy Search T
Gust of Wind T
Master Ball T
Pokémon Trader T
Potion T
Switch T
Water Energy Water E
Lightning Energy Lightning E
Fighting Energy Fighting E

Green Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
Bulbasaur Grass
Caterpie Grass
Metapod Grass
Nidoran♀ Grass
Nidoran♂ Grass
Scyther Grass
Pinsir Grass
Charmander Fire
Vulpix Fire
Growlithe Fire
Ponyta Fire
Rapidash Fire
Magmar Fire
Moltres Fire
Abra Psychic
Kadabra Psychic
Gastly Psychic
Haunter Psychic
Mr. Mime Psychic
Mewtwo Psychic
Rattata Colorless
Clefairy Colorless
Chansey Colorless
Kangaskhan Colorless
Porygon Colorless
Energy Retrieval T
Energy Search T
Gambler T
Gust of Wind T
Master Ball T
Pokémon Trader T
Potion T
Grass Energy Grass E
Fire Energy Fire E
Psychic Energy Psychic 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.
Original Series
Wizards Black Star Promos
Pokémon Demo GameTrainer Deck ATrainer Deck B
Base Set: 2-Player Starter SetOvergrowthZap!BrushfireBlackout
Jungle: Power ReserveWater Blast
Fossil: BodyGuardLockDown
Base Set 2: 2-Player CD-ROM Starter SetGrass ChopperHot WaterLightning BugPsych Out
Team Rocket: DevastationTrouble
Gym Heroes: BrockMistyLt. SurgeErika
Pikachu World Collection 2000
Gym Challenge: SabrinaKogaBlaineGiovanni
Original Era
Unnumbered Promotional cards
Expansion Pack: Starter Deck
Pokémon Jungle
Mystery of the Fossils
Rocket Gang
Expansion Sheet 1Nivi City GymHanada City GymExpansion Sheet 2Kuchiba City GymTamamushi City Gym
Leaders' Stadium
Expansion Sheet 3Quick Starter Gift SetYamabuki City GymGuren Town Gym
Challenge from the Darkness
Southern IslandsIntro Pack