How to tell which series Pokemon cards belong to?
September 15, 2008 6:10 PM   Subscribe

How to tell which series Pokemon cards belong to?

My son got a giant stack of Pokemon cards on his last trip to Japan which were all mixed up in a box.

Some are old and some are new.

Some in Japanese and some in English and many from many different series / decks.

On the bottom right there they all have an X of Y numbering, but how can I tell which belong to which deck / series? Most have the circle, star, diamond which determines the rarity. Some, but not all, have an additional symbol which I am guessing might be the series.

Is there a nice web site which maybe shows all series, English and Japanese for both Nintendo and Wizards?
posted by monkeydluffy to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total)
I basically play the pokemon tcg every day. Just for some background.
The additional symbol is the set symbol. has a card-dex, as does
I would say pokebeach's is easier to navigate. Also if you don't want to bother looking them up, if you scan them I can tell you what set they're from.
posted by d13t_p3ps1 at 6:17 PM on September 15, 2008


The other sets are down the side bar. You should be able to tell the difference between the new Nintendo cards and the older WotC cards - they are quite different in style on the front, though not the back.

All the sets up until and including the 'Neo' sets are WotC. After that, Nintendo.
posted by JDT at 3:24 AM on September 16, 2008

Bulbapedia might also help you. For instance, here's a list of all the Charizard cards.
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:27 AM on September 16, 2008

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