Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Base Set Pokemon Cards

The base set was the very first release of Pokemon to the US in January 9, 1999. Since the trading card game did not catch on right away many stores did not start carrying the base set until quite a few months after its release. The first edition cards where very popular and resulted in a quick sale of all of the first edition cards. The shadowless cards that where found in the expansion later became more expensive and valuable because of the rarity of the error. The base set was eventually replaced by the base set 2 and by that point the base set cards where out of print. Quite a few cards where left out of the base set like the fossil types which came in the fossil expansion and also some of the others that came in with the jungle expansion.

Error Card Information:
  • Some of the Blastoise cards are misprinted missing the word stage from the put blastoise on a stage 1 Pokemon.
  • Many of the Gyarados Pokemon cards were printed with the card number far to the left of the card. Some of the first edition shadowless Ninetails are misprinted with the damage done missing from their attacks.
  • Some Machamp cards got misprinted with the round stars from the Japanese holographic instead of the pointed stars from the English holographic.
  • The Kakune card has the word length printed double on it.
  • Some of the Wartortle has pictures of Wartortle in its evolution box or has a small type symbol next to its hp amount.
  • Balbuasur has the same misprint of length twice on the card.
  • The Pokemon Caterpie has the HP amount listed incorrectly as HP ## instead of ## HP.
  • Some of the Diglett have their energy cost and symbols rotated on the card.
  • The Metapod card has HP amount listed incorrectly with HP ## instead of ## HP.
  • Some of the Pikachu cards have various text errors like Pikachu's cheeks being red in the text which is a very common error.
  • Some of the other Pikachu first edition cards have an error that the 1st and the d in edition is missing from the cards.
  • Sandshrew has an error that the card says this attack does nothing when the card should say "that attack does nothing".
  • Voltorb is misprinted using the japanese monster balls instead of being called poke balls like the english version says.
  •  Some of the Vulpix cards have the HP amount listed incorrectly as HP ## instead of ## HP.
  • Some of the energy cards where not properly centered in the basic set.
  • The water energy had an error with no space in between the margin and its symbol.

Base Set Pokemon Prices

English Theme Decks

English Starter Deck

  • 2 Player Starter Set
Symbol Map:
- Common
- Uncommon
- Rare
- Rare Holographic

Base Set
No. Image Card name Type RarityPromotion
1/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngAlakazam
2/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blastoise
3/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngChansey
4/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngCharizard
5/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngClefairy
6/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngGyarados
7/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngHitmonchan
8/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngMachamp
9/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngMagneton
10/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngMewtwo
11/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngNidoking
12/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ninetales
13/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPoliwrath
14/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngRaichu
15/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngVenusaur
16/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngZapdos
17/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngBeedrill
18/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDragonair
19/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDugtrio
20/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngElectabuzz
21/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Electrode
22/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPidgeotto
23/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngArcanine
24/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngCharmeleon
25/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDewgong
26/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDratini
27/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngFarfetch'd
28/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngGrowlithe
29/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Haunter
30/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ivysaur
31/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Jynx
32/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngKadabra
33/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kakuna
34/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngMachoke
35/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngMagikarp
36/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magmar
37/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Nidorino
38/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPoliwhirl
39/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPorygon
40/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngRaticate
41/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngSeel
42/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngWartortle
43/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngAbra
44/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngBulbasaur
45/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngCaterpie
46/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngCharmander
47/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDiglett
48/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDoduo
49/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDrowzee
50/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngGastly
51/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Koffing
52/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngMachop
53/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngMagnemite
54/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngMetapod
55/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Nidoran♂
56/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngOnix
57/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPidgey
58/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPikachu
59/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Poliwag
60/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPonyta
61/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngRattata
62/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Sandshrew
63/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Squirtle
64/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngStarmie
65/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngStaryu
66/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngTangela
67/102 TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Voltorb
68/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngVulpix
69/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngWeedle
70/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngClefairy DollT
71/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngComputer SearchT
72/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDevolution SprayT
73/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngImpostor Professor OakT
74/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngItem FinderT
75/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngLassT
76/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPokémon BreederT
77/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPokémon TraderT
78/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngScoop UpT
79/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngSuper Energy RemovalT
80/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDefenderT
81/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngEnergy RetrievalT
82/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngFull HealT
83/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngMaintenanceT
84/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPlusPowerT
85/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPokémon CenterT
86/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPokémon FluteT
87/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPokédexT
88/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngProfessor OakT
89/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngReviveT
90/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngSuper PotionT
91/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngBillT
92/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngEnergy RemovalT
93/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngGust of WindT
94/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPotionT
95/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngSwitchT
96/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDouble Colorless Energy E
97/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngFighting Energy
98/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngFire Energy  E
99/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngGrass Energy  E
100/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngLightning Energy
101/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPsychic Energy
102/102TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngWater Energy  E
Expansion Pack
No. Image Card name Type RarityPromotion
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngBulbasaur

TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ivysaur
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Venusaur 
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Caterpie
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Metapod
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Weedle
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kakuna
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Beedrill
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Nidoran♂
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Nidorino
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Nidoking
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Koffing
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Tangela
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngCharmander

TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Charmeleon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Charizard
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Vulpix
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ninetales
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Growlithe
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Arcanine
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Ponyta
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magmar
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngSquirtle
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Wartortle
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Blastoise
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Poliwag
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Poliwhirl
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Poliwrath
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Seel
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dewgong
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Staryu
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Starmie
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magikarp
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gyarados
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Pikachu
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngRaichu
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Magnemite
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngMagneton
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngVoltorb
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Electrode
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngElectabuzz
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngZapdos
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngAbra

TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Kadabra
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Alakazam
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Gastly
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Haunter
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Drowzee
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Jynx
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Mewtwo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngSandshrew

TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Diglett
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Dugtrio
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Machop
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Machoke
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Machamp
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Onix
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.png Hitmonchan
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPidgey
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPidgeotto
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngRattata
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngRaticate
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngClefairy
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngFarfetch'd
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDoduo
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngChansey
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPorygon
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDratini
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDragonair
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngProfessor OakT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngImpostor Professor OakT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngBillT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngLassT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPokémon TraderT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPokémon BreederT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngClefairy DollT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngEnergy RetrievalT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngEnergy RemovalT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngSuper Energy RemovalT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngSwitchT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPokémon CenterT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngScoop UpT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngComputer SearchT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPokédexT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPlusPowerT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDefenderT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngItem FinderT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngGust of WindT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDevolution SprayT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngReviveT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngSuper PotionT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPotionT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngFull HealT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngMaintenanceT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPokémon FluteT
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngDouble Colorless Energy
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngGrass Energy E
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngFire Energy E
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngWater Energy E
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngLightning Energy
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngPsychic Energy
TCG2 A01 Bulbasaur.pngFighting Energy


  1. Please tell me what the symbols in the "rarity" column mean. Thank you.

    1. Star with an H stands for holographic rare cards.
      Star cards stand for rare these are non holographic cards which are hard to find in the expansion.
      Diamond cards are uncommon these are usually non holographic cards that are not quite as rare as rare cards but are harder to find then commons.
      Circle cards are common and easy to find within the expansion.

    2. i have 2 holographic raichu and they are different. i'm confused

    3. Is one marked as a prerelease if so then its one of the rarest prerelease cards only about 50 or so where made. If not one could be from base set 2 which was released after but is marked with a 2 with a pokeball over the right side under its picture.

    4. another possiblity is one a 1st edition while another is unlimited that would also make sense too.

  2. so which is more rae the ones listed here or the shapes at bottom make a difference collecting the best for daughter and CLUELESS

    1. If your asking which cards are more valuable you'll want to check the link "Base Set Pokemon Prices" cause not all holographics are valuable out of every expansion and then some are more rare because of errors


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