Sun & Moon Starter Set (TCG)

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Starter Sets
Release date December 9, 2016
Coin SMA Green Alola Starters Coin.png/SMA Red Alola Starters Coin.png/SMA Blue Alola Starters Coin.png

The Sun & Moon Starter Set (Japanese: スターターセット) is the second release of cards in the Japanese Sun & Moon Era of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It features the three final evolutions of the three Alola starter Pokémon, and was made available on December 9, 2016 alongside the release of the Collection Sun & Moon.


Featuring the three Alola region starter Pokémon, the Sun & Moon Starter Set Decks are a trio of Theme Decks each released separately in Japan. Released on December 9, 2016, the Decidueye-GX Starter Set Grass (Japanese: スターターセット草 ジュナイパーGX), Incineroar-GX Starter Set Fire (Japanese: スターターセット炎 ガオガエンGX), and Primarina-GX Starter Set Water (Japanese: スターターセット水 アシレーヌGX) each include a rulebook, damage counters, status counters, a custom coin, playmat.

Each Starter Set contains two sections of cards, which are packaged separately. The first section will always contain a fixed selection of Pokémon and Energy cards relative to the type of the titular Pokémon-GX, plus multiples of other cards for a total of 39 cards. The second section contains 2 different groups of Pokémon, an equivalent set of Energy cards, and a selection of single cards for a total of 21 cards. None of the cards in the set have rarity symbols.

A special Sun & Moon GX Starter Set was also made available exclusively at Toys "R" Us stores in Japan on the same day. This deluxe version contains the three Theme Decks as well as exclusive Pikachu and Mimikyu SM-P Promotional cards.

Card list

Sun & Moon Starter Set
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No. Mark Card name Type
001/059 A Pinsir Grass Promotion
002/059 A Rowlet Grass Promotion
003/059 A Dartrix Grass Promotion
004/059 A DecidueyeGX Grass Promotion
005/059 A Grubbin Grass Promotion
006/059 A Morelull Grass Promotion
007/059 A Growlithe Fire Promotion
008/059 A Torkoal Fire Promotion
009/059 A Litten Fire Promotion
010/059 A Torracat Fire Promotion
011/059 A IncineroarGX Fire Promotion
012/059 A Popplio Water Promotion
013/059 A Brionne Water Promotion
014/059 A PrimarinaGX Water Promotion
015/059 A Dewpider Water Promotion
016/059 A Bruxish Water Promotion
017/059 A Charjabug Lightning Promotion
018/059 A Togedemaru Lightning Promotion
019/059 A Drowzee Psychic Promotion
020/059 A Hypno Psychic Promotion
021/059 A Mareanie Psychic Promotion
022/059 A Cosmog Psychic Promotion
023/059 A Makuhita Fighting Promotion
024/059 A Hariyama Fighting Promotion
025/059 A Sandygast Fighting Promotion
026/059 A Alolan Meowth Darkness Promotion
027/059 A Sandile Darkness Promotion
028/059 A Krokorok Darkness Promotion
029/059 A Skarmory Metal Promotion
030/059 A Snubbull Fairy Promotion
031/059 A Granbull Fairy Promotion
032/059 A Cutiefly Fairy Promotion
033/059 A Kangaskhan Colorless Promotion
034/059 A Lillipup Colorless Promotion
035/059 A Herdier Colorless Promotion
036/059 A Energy Retrieval I Promotion
037/059 A Energy Switch I Promotion
038/059 A Big Malasada I Promotion
039/059 A Potion I Promotion
040/059 A Crushing Hammer I Promotion
041/059 A Great Ball I Promotion
042/059 A Timer Ball I Promotion
043/059 A Nest Ball I Promotion
044/059 A Ultra Ball I Promotion
045/059 A Rare Candy I Promotion
046/059 A Switch I Promotion
047/059 A Pokémon Catcher I Promotion
048/059 A Repel I Promotion
049/059 A Poké Ball I Promotion
050/059 A Rotom Dex I Promotion
051/059 A Exp. Share I Promotion
052/059 A Poison Barb I Promotion
053/059 A Ilima Su Promotion
054/059 A Professor Kukui Su Promotion
055/059 A Team Skull Grunt Su Promotion
056/059 A Hau Su Promotion
057/059 A Lillie Su Promotion
058/059 A Double Colorless Energy Colorless E Promotion
059/059 A Rainbow Energy Colorless E Promotion

Set structure

Section 1
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
Fixed selection in Decidueye-GX deck
001/059 A Pinsir Grass
002/059 A Rowlet Grass
003/059 A Dartrix Grass
004/059 A DecidueyeGX Grass
006/059 A Morelull Grass
Grass Energy Grass E
Fixed selection in Incineroar-GX deck
007/059 A Growlithe Fire
008/059 A Torkoal Fire
009/059 A Litten Fire
010/059 A Torracat Fire
011/059 A IncineroarGX Fire
Fire Energy Fire E
Fixed selection in Primarina-GX deck
012/059 A Popplio Water
013/059 A Brionne Water
014/059 A PrimarinaGX Water
015/059 A Dewpider Water
016/059 A Bruxish Water
Water Energy Water E
22 cards common to all decks
022/059 A Cosmog Psychic
033/059 A Kangaskhan Colorless
042/059 A Timer Ball I
043/059 A Nest Ball I
044/059 A Ultra Ball I
045/059 A Rare Candy I
046/059 A Switch I
053/059 A Ilima Su
054/059 A Professor Kukui Su
056/059 A Hau Su
057/059 A Lillie Su
058/059 A Double Colorless Energy Colorless E

Section 2
No. Mark Card Type Quantity
Any 1 group with a 2-stage evolutionary family
019/059 A Drowzee Psychic
020/059 A Hypno Psychic
021/059 A Mareanie Psychic
Psychic Energy Psychic E
023/059 A Makuhita Fighting
024/059 A Hariyama Fighting
025/059 A Sandygast Fighting
Fighting Energy Fighting E
030/059 A Snubbull Fairy
031/059 A Granbull Fairy
032/059 A Cutiefly Fairy
Fairy Energy Fairy E
Any 1 group with part of a 3-stage evolutionary family
005/059 A Grubbin Grass
017/059 A Charjabug Lightning
018/059 A Togedemaru Lightning
Lightning Energy Lightning E
026/059 A Alolan Meowth Darkness
027/059 A Sandile Darkness
028/059 A Krokorok Darkness
Darkness Energy Darkness E
029/059 A Skarmory Metal
034/059 A Lillipup Colorless
035/059 A Herdier Colorless
Metal Energy Metal E
Combination of 2 other cards
036/059 A Energy Retrieval I
037/059 A Energy Switch I
038/059 A Big Malasada I
039/059 A Potion I
040/059 A Crushing Hammer I
041/059 A Great Ball I
047/059 A Pokémon Catcher I
048/059 A Repel I
049/059 A Poké Ball I
050/059 A Rotom Dex I
051/059 A Exp. Share I
052/059 A Poison Barb I
055/059 A Team Skull Grunt Su
059/059 A Rainbow Energy Colorless 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.
Sun & Moon Series
SM Black Star Promos
Sun & Moon: Forest ShadowRoaring HeatBright TideSun & Moon Prerelease Kit
Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu
Guardians Rising: Guardians Rising Prerelease KitSteel SunHidden Moon
Lugia Legendary Battle DeckHo-Oh Legendary Battle DeckBattle Arena Decks: Black Kyurem vs. White Kyurem
Burning Shadows: Burning Shadows Prerelease KitRock SteadyLuminous Frost
McDonald's Collection 2017Shining Legends
Crimson Invasion: Crimson Invasion Prerelease KitDestruction FangClanging Thunder
Ultra Prism: Ultra Prism Prerelease KitImperial CommandMach Strike
Forbidden Light: Forbidden Light Build & Battle BoxTropical TakedownTwilight Rogue
Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Alolan Sandslash & Alolan NinetalesMcDonald's Collection 2018
Celestial Storm: Celestial Storm Build & Battle BoxLeaf ChargeHydro Fury
Battle Arena Decks—Mega Charizard X vs. Mega BlastoiseDragon Majesty
Lost Thunder: Lost Thunder Build & Battle BoxBlazing VolcanoStorm Caller
Team Up: Team Up Build & Battle BoxRelentless FlameTorrential Cannon
Detective Pikachu
Unbroken Bonds: Unbroken Bonds Build & Battle BoxLightning LoopBattle Mind
Let's Play, Pikachu!Let's Play, Eevee!
Unified Minds: Unified Minds Build & Battle BoxSoaring StormLaser Focus
Hidden FatesMcDonald's Collection 2019Battle Arena Decks—Rayquaza-GX vs. Ultra Necrozma-GX
Cosmic Eclipse: Cosmic Eclipse Build & Battle BoxTowering HeightsUnseen Depths
Battle Academy
Sun & Moon Era
SM-P Promotional cards
Pikachu's New Friends
Collection SunCollection Moon: Sun & Moon Starter SetPremium Trainer Box
Rockruff Full Power DeckTogedemaru DeckTurtonator DeckSun & Moon
Islands Await YouAlolan Moonlight: Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set
Facing a New TrialAsh vs Team Rocket Deck Kit
To Have Seen the Battle RainbowDarkness that Consumes Light
Shining Legends
Awakened HeroesUltradimensional Beasts
GX Battle BoostSolgaleo-GX & Lunala-GX Legendary Starter Set
Ultra SunUltra Moon: Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Premium Trainer Box
Ultra ForceUltra Sun & Ultra Moon Deck Build Boxes
Forbidden Light
Dragon StormChampion Road
Sky-Splitting Charisma
Thunderclap SparkGX Starter DecksFairy Rise
Super-Burst Impact
Dark OrderGX Ultra ShinyEevee-GX Starter Sets
Tag Bolt: Tag Team GX Premium Trainer Box
Night UnisonTrainer Battle DecksFull Metal Wall
Double Blaze: Tag Team GX Deck Build Box
Sun & Moon Family Pokémon Card GameGG EndSky LegendGreat Detective Pikachu
Miracle Twin: Tag Team GX Starter Sets
Remix BoutDream League
Alter Genesis
Tag All StarsExtra Regulation Box


These theme decks first appeared in CSM01 being given to Shin and Makoto to choose in which they chose the Incineroar-GX and Decidueye-GX starter sets, respectively.