Team Rocket (TCG)

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Team Rocket
ロケット団
SetSymbolTeam Rocket.png
Team Rocket Logo.png
Cards in set English: 83
Japanese: 65
Set number English: 5
Japanese: 4
Release date English: April 24, 2000
Japanese: November 21, 1997
Theme Decks Devastation (GrassWater)
Trouble (PsychicGrass)
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Team Rocket (Japanese: ロケット団 Rocket Gang) is the name given to the fifth main expansion of cards of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It is the fourth main expansion of the Pokémon Card Game in Japan. The set continues to feature Generation I Pokémon in the card game.

Blurb

Team Rocket's on the Loose!

The number of criminal incidents involving Pokémon has been on the rise. Some suggest it may have something to do with the rash of Pokémon kidnappings that have been occurring recently.

Pokémon breeders believe that to properly raise and evolve a Pokémon, you have to treat it with love and attention. But what happens if a Pokémon isn't treated properly? Will it evolve differently? What's the secret behind this new threat to Pokémon and their trainers?

Information

Team Rocket is the name given to the fifth main expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In Japan, it was released as Rocket Gang, the fourth expansion in the Pokémon Card Game. It is based on Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green, featuring Generation I Pokémon and Team Rocket. The English expansion was released on April 24, 2000, while the Japanese expansion was released on November 21, 1997.

Team Rocket introduced Dark Pokémon, a type of Pokémon. Dark Pokémon cards have a brown and black artwork window, Evolution box and Pokédex box. Dark Pokémon have higher attack damage and lower HPs compared to those of normal Pokémon, likely due to the highly offensive nature of the Trainer. Some Evolution Pokémon feature Ken Sugimori's Red and Blue artwork of their previous Stage, instead of the usual Red and Green artwork. It also introduced Secret cards, a card whose collection number is greater than the listed number of cards in the expansion. In the Japanese release, Secret cards have the "Super Rare" rarity. Lastly, it also introduced Holofoil Trainer and Energy cards.

Team Rocket was also the first set not to be packaged in cardboard backed blister packs. Note however, that this was not the case for the Italian release.

Additional cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
8/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Gyarados Water [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Pokémon League Prerelease promo
19/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Arbok Grass [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Hong Kong Pokémon League W Promo
32/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Charmeleon Fire [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Kraft Giveaway W Promo (Australia)
 



Corrected error cards
No. Image Card name Type Promotion
5/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Dragonite Colorless [[Image:Rarity_.png|]] Missing Holofoil
 


Set lists

Team Rocket
SetSymbolTeam Rocket.png
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
1/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Alakazam Psychic Rare Holo Promotion
2/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Arbok Grass Rare Holo Promotion
3/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Blastoise Water Rare Holo Promotion
4/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Charizard Fire Rare Holo Promotion
5/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Dragonite Colorless Rare Holo Promotion
6/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Dugtrio Fighting Rare Holo Promotion
7/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Golbat Grass Rare Holo Promotion
8/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Gyarados Water Rare Holo Promotion
9/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Hypno Psychic Rare Holo Promotion
10/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Machamp Fighting Rare Holo Promotion
11/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Magneton Lightning Rare Holo Promotion
12/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Slowbro Psychic Rare Holo Promotion
13/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Vileplume Grass Rare Holo Promotion
14/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Weezing Grass Rare Holo Promotion
15/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Here Comes Team Rocket! T Rare Holo Promotion
16/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rocket's Sneak Attack T Rare Holo Promotion
17/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rainbow Energy Rainbow E Rare Holo Promotion
18/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Alakazam Psychic Rare Promotion}}
19/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Arbok Grass Rare Promotion}}
20/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Blastoise Water Rare Promotion
21/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Charizard Fire Rare Promotion
22/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Dragonite Colorless Rare Promotion
23/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Dugtrio Fighting Rare Promotion
24/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Golbat Grass Rare Promotion
25/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Gyarados Water Rare Promotion
26/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Hypno Psychic Rare Promotion
27/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Machamp Fighting Rare Promotion
28/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Magneton Lightning Rare Promotion
29/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Slowbro Psychic Rare Promotion}}
30/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Vileplume Grass Rare Promotion
31/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Weezing Grass Rare Promotion
32/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Charmeleon Fire Uncommon Promotion
33/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Dragonair Colorless Uncommon Promotion
34/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Electrode Lightning Uncommon Promotion
35/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Flareon Fire Uncommon Promotion
36/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Gloom Grass Uncommon Promotion
37/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Golduck Water Uncommon Promotion
38/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Jolteon Lightning Uncommon Promotion
39/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Kadabra Psychic Uncommon Promotion
40/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Machoke Fighting Uncommon Promotion
41/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Muk Grass Uncommon Promotion
42/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Persian Colorless Uncommon Promotion}}
43/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Primeape Fighting Uncommon Promotion
44/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Rapidash Fire Uncommon Promotion
45/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Vaporeon Water Uncommon Promotion
46/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Wartortle Water Uncommon Promotion
47/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magikarp Water Uncommon Promotion
48/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Porygon Colorless Uncommon Promotion
49/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Abra Psychic Common Promotion
50/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Charmander Fire Common Promotion
51/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Raticate Colorless Common Promotion
52/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Diglett Fighting Common Promotion
53/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dratini Colorless Common Promotion
54/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Drowzee Psychic Common Promotion
55/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Eevee Colorless Common Promotion
56/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ekans Grass Common Promotion
57/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Grimer Grass Common Promotion
58/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Koffing Grass Common Promotion
59/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Machop Fighting Common Promotion
60/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magnemite Lightning Common Promotion
61/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mankey Fighting Common Promotion
62/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Meowth Colorless Common Promotion
63/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Oddish Grass Common Promotion
64/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ponyta Fire Common Promotion
65/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Psyduck Water Common Promotion
66/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rattata Colorless Common Promotion
67/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Slowpoke Psychic Common Promotion
68/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Squirtle Water Common Promotion
69/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Voltorb Lightning Common Promotion
70/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zubat Grass Common Promotion
71/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Here Comes Team Rocket! T Rare Promotion
72/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rocket's Sneak Attack T Rare Promotion}}
73/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png The Boss's Way T Uncommon Promotion
74/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Challenge! T Uncommon Promotion
75/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Digger T [R] Uncommon Promotion
76/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Imposter Oak's Revenge T Uncommon Promotion
77/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Nightly Garbage Run T [R] Uncommon Promotion
78/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Goop Gas Attack T Common Promotion
79/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sleep! T [R] Common Promotion
80/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rainbow Energy Rainbow E Rare Promotion
81/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Full Heal Energy Colorless E Uncommon Promotion
82/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Potion Energy Colorless E Uncommon Promotion
83/82 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Raichu Lightning Rare Holo Promotion
 

Rocket Gang
SetSymbolTeam Rocket.png
No. Image Card name Type Rarity
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ekans Grass Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Zubat Grass Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Oddish Grass Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Grimer Grass Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Koffing Grass Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Gloom Grass Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Muk Grass Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Arbok Grass Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Golbat Grass Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Vileplume Grass Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Weezing Grass Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Charmander Fire Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ponyta Fire Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Rapidash Fire Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Charmeleon Fire Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Flareon Fire Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Charizard Fire Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Squirtle Water Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Psyduck Water Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magikarp Water Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Wartortle Water Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Golduck Water Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Vaporeon Water Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Blastoise Water Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Gyarados Water Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magnemite Lightning Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Voltorb Lightning Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Electrode Lightning Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Jolteon Lightning Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Magneton Lightning Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Abra Psychic Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Slowpoke Psychic Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Drowzee Psychic Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Kadabra Psychic Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Alakazam Psychic Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Slowbro Psychic Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Hypno Psychic Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Diglett Fighting Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mankey Fighting Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Machop Fighting Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Primeape Fighting Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Machoke Fighting Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Dugtrio Fighting Rare Holo Promotion}
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Machamp Fighting Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rattata Colorless Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Raticate Colorless Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Meowth Colorless Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Persian Colorless Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Eevee Colorless Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Porygon Colorless Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dratini Colorless Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Dragonair Colorless Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dark Dragonite Colorless Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sleep! T [R] Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Digger T [R] Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Goop Gas Attack T Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Nightly Garbage Run T [R] Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Challenge! T Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Imposter Oak's Revenge T Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png The Boss's Way T Uncommon Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rocket's Sneak Attack T Rare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Here Comes Team Rocket! T SuperRare Holo Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Potion Energy Colorless E Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Full Heal Energy Colorless E Common Promotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Rainbow Energy Rainbow E Rare Holo Promotion
 

Gallery

Team Rocket Booster Gyarados.jpg
English Gyarados pack
Team Rocket Booster Jessie James.jpg
English Jessie and James pack
Team Rocket Booster Giovanni.jpg
English Giovanni pack
Team Rocket Booster Team Rocket.jpg
English pack with all three
Rocket Gang pack.jpg
Japanese Rocket Gang
booster pack
Team Rocket Booster Box.jpg
English Team Rocket
booster box
Rocket Gang Box.jpg
Japanese Rocket Gang
booster box
Spring 2011 Sneak Peek tins.jpg
The Sneak-Peek Tins
Spring 2011 Sneak Peek tins.jpg
The Sneak-Peek Tins
Spring 2011 Sneak Peek tins.jpg
The Sneak-Peek Tins
Spring 2011 Sneak Peek tins.jpg
The Sneak-Peek Tins
Spring 2011 Sneak Peek tins.jpg
The Sneak-Peek Tins


Languages this set is released in

The Rocket Gang set is released in Japanese, all with rarity symbols. The Team Rocket set is released in German, French, and Italian, in both 1st and unlimited edition.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Team Rocket
Germany Flag.png German Team Rocket
Italy Flag.png Italian Team Rocket



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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
Trainer 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
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