Restored Pokémon (TCG)

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An example of a Restored Pokémon

Restored Pokémon (Japanese: 復元ポケモン Restored Pokémon) are a variant of Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. They were first introduced in the Noble Victories expansion (the Red Collection expansion in Japan) and feature Fossil Pokémon. In order to play a Restored Pokémon, the player should play the respective Fossil card (a Trainer card), with the effect of searching the bottom seven cards of their Deck for the corresponding Pokémon, and then place it onto their Bench. The mechanic was meant to replace the use of Item cards that were put into play to evolve into Fossil Pokémon such as Mysterious Fossil, but this was reverted in the Sun & Moon Series.

Some Restored Pokémon feature the Prehistoric Call Ability, which moves them from the discard pile to the bottom of the player’s deck and allow for an easier setup.

List of Restored Pokémon cards

Restored Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Tirtouga Water Noble Victories Uncommon 25/101 Red Collection U 016/066
Archen Fighting Noble Victories Uncommon 66/101 Red Collection U 039/066
Aerodactyl Fighting Dark Explorers Rare 53/108 Dark Rush U 039/069
Lileep Grass Plasma Blast Uncommon 3/101 Megalo Cannon C 003/076
Tirtouga Water Plasma Blast Uncommon 27/101 Megalo Cannon C 021/076
Archen Fighting Plasma Blast Uncommon 53/101 Megalo Cannon C 044/076
Amaura Water Furious Fists Uncommon 25/111 Rising Fist C 025/096
Tyrunt Fighting Furious Fists Uncommon 61/111 Rising Fist C 058/096
Omanyte Water Fates Collide Uncommon 17/124 Awakening Psychic King C 015/078
Kabuto Fighting Fates Collide Uncommon 38/124 Awakening Psychic King C 033/078
Aerodactyl Colorless Fates Collide Rare 76/124 Awakening Psychic King U 056/078
Anorith Fighting Steam Siege Uncommon 56/114 Cruel Traitor C 026/054
Shieldon Metal Steam Siege Uncommon 69/114 Fever-Burst Fighter C 034/054
Trainer cards used to play Restored cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Cover Fossil I Noble Victories Uncommon 90/101 Red Collection U 063/066
Plasma Blast Uncommon 79/101 Megalo Cannon U 067/076
Plume Fossil I Noble Victories Uncommon 93/101 Red Collection U 062/066
Plasma Blast Uncommon 82/101 Megalo Cannon U 066/076
Old Amber Aerodactyl I Dark Explorers Uncommon 97/108 Dark Rush U 066/069
Fates Collide Uncommon 106/124 Awakening Psychic King C 071/078
Root Fossil Lileep I Plasma Blast Uncommon 87/101 Megalo Cannon U 065/076
Jaw Fossil I Furious Fists Uncommon 94/111 Rising Fist C 085/096
Sail Fossil I Furious Fists Uncommon 98/111 Rising Fist C 086/096
Dome Fossil Kabuto I Fates Collide Uncommon 96/124 Awakening Psychic King C 070/078
Helix Fossil Omanyte I Fates Collide Uncommon 102/124 Awakening Psychic King C 069/078
Armor Fossil Shieldon I Steam Siege Uncommon 98/114 Fever-Burst Fighter C 049/054
Claw Fossil Anorith I Steam Siege Uncommon 100/114 Cruel Traitor C 049/054


  • Cranidos is the only Fossil Pokémon introduced to the Pokémon series before the implementation of Restored Pokémon cards to have not received a Restored Pokémon stage card.
    • As an extension of this, Rampardos is the only Fossil Pokémon evolution introduced to the Pokémon series before Restored cards to never be printed as a Stage 1 Pokémon.
    • Despite being the counterpart to Cranidos in Generation IV, Shieldon was printed with a Restored Pokémon stage in Steam Siege. However, it was 'partnered' with Anorith, with Anorith's counterpart Lileep being 'partnered' with both Archen and Tirtouga in Plasma Blast.

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