Battle Starter Decks

The Battle Starter Decks were released in Japan on November 20th for 500 yen (about $5) each. Each deck focuses on either Grass, Fire, Water, or Lightning-type Pokemon. The decks are named Defense, Offense, Skill, and Speed respectively.

Defense Deck

Tropius – Grass – HP80
Basic Pokemon

[G] Green Call: Flip 2 coins, for each heads choose 1 Grass-type Pokemon from your deck, show it to your opponent, and put it in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
[G][C] Gust: 20 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1


Turtwig – Grass – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[G] Leech Seed: 10 damage. If you damage the Defending Pokemon, Turtwig recovers 10 HP.
[C][C] Ram: 20 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Water (-20)
Retreat: 1


Grotle – Grass – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Turtwig

[G][C] Razor Leaf: 30 damage.
[G][C][C] Sleep Powder: 50 damage. Flip a coin, if heads the Defending Pokemon is now Asleep.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Water (-20)
Retreat: 2


Torterra – Grass – HP140
Stage 2 – Evolves from Grotle

[G][C][C] Giga Drain: 40 damage. Restore Torterra’s HP by an amount equal to the damage dealt to the opponent’s Active Pokemon.
[G][C][C][C] Land Crush: 80 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


Cherubi – Grass – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[C] Tackle: 10 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Water (-20)
Retreat: 1


Cherrim – Grass – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Cherubi

Poke-Power: Sunny Heal
You can use this power once during your turn. Restore your Active Pokemon’s HP by 10. This power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

[G] Seed Bomb: 30 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: Water (-20)
Retreat: 1


Dual Ball – Goods

Flip 2 coins, choose a number of Basic Pokemon equal to the number of heads from your deck, show them to your opponent, and put them in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You can use any number of Goods cards during your turn.


Life Herb – Goods

Flip a coin, if heads restore 60 HP to 1 of your Pokemon, and remove all Special Conditions from that Pokemon.

You can use any number of Goods cards during your turn.


Poke Ball – Goods

Flip a coin, if heads show 1 Pokemon card from your deck to your opponent, then put it in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You can use any number of Goods cards during your turn.


MC’s Chatter – Supporter

Flip a coin. If heads, draw 3 cards from your deck. If tails, draw 2 cards from your deck.

You can only use 1 Supporter card during your turn. To use it, place it next to your Active Pokemon and discard it at the end of your turn.


Tropius from Defense Battle Starter Deck (#1)Turtwig from Defense Battle Starter Deck (#2)Grotle from Defense Battle Starter Deck (#3)Torterra from Defense Battle Starter Deck (#4)Cherubi from Defense Battle Starter Deck (#5)Cherrim from Defense Battle Starter Deck (#6)Dual Ball from Defense Battle Starter Deck (#7)Life Herb from Defense Battle Starter Deck (#8)Poke Ball from Defense Battle Starter Deck (#9)MC's Chatter from Defense Battle Starter Deck (#10)

Offense Deck

Vulpix – Fire – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[R] Fireworks: 20 damage. Flip a coin, if tails discard 1 Fire Energy attached to Vulpix.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Ninetales – Fire – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Vulpix

[R] Fever Pitch: Attach up to 3 Fire Energy cards from your discard pile to 1 of your Pokemon.
[R][C] Super Singe: 30 damage. The Defending Pokemon is now Burned.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Magmar – Fire – HP70
Basic Pokemon

[R] Spark: 10 damage.
[R][C] Magma Punch: 20 damage.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Magmortar – Fire – HP110
Stage 1 – Evolves from Magmar

[R][C][C] Discard the top 3 cards from your deck, and do 50 damage times the number of Energy cards discarded in this way.
[R][R][C][C] Mantle Bazooka: 100 damage. Discard 2 Fire Energy attached to Magmortar.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Numel – Fire – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Flare Bonus: Discard 1 Fire Energy card from your hand. Then, draw 3 cards from your deck.
[R][R][C] Combustion: 40 damage.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Energy Returner – Goods

Show 4 Basic Energy cards from your discard pile to your opponent, then return them to your deck. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You can use any number of Goods cards during your turn.


Dual Ball – Goods

Flip a coin, if heads show 1 Pokemon card from your deck to your opponent, then put it in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You can use any number of Goods cards during your turn.


Poke Ball – Goods

Flip a coin, if heads show 1 Pokemon card from your deck to your opponent, then put it in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You can use any number of Goods cards during your turn.


Engineer’s Control – Supporter

Discard 1 Energy card from your hand. Then, draw 4 cards from your deck.

You can only use 1 Supporter card during your turn. To use it, place it next to your Active Pokemon and discard it at the end of your turn.


Vulpix from Offense Battle Starter Deck (#1)Ninetales from Offense Battle Starter Deck (#2)Magmar from Offense Battle Starter Deck (#3)Magmortar from Offense Battle Starter Deck (#4)Numel from Offense Battle Starter Deck (#5)Energy Returner from Offense Battle Starter Deck (#6)Dual Ball from Offense Battle Starter Deck (#7)Poke Ball from Offense Battle Starter Deck (#8)Engineer's Control from Offense Battle Starter Deck (#9)

Skill Deck

Squirtle – Water – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[W] Water Kick: 10 damage.
[W][W][C] Shell Attack: 40 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Wartortle – Water – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Squirtle

[W] Water Arrow: Does 20 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance when damaging the Bench.)
[W][C][C] Surf: 50 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Blastoise – Water – HP130
Stage 2 – Evolves from Wartortle

Poke-Power: Washout
You can use this power any number of times during your turn. Move 1 Water Energy attached to one of your Benched Pokemon to your Active Pokemon. This power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

[W][W][C][C] Hydro Launcher: Return 2 Water Energy attached to Blastoise to your hand, and do 100 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness or Resistance when damaging the Bench.)

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3


Buizel – Water – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[W] Muddy Water: 10 damage. This attack also does 10 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness or Resistance when damaging the Bench.)

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Floatzel – Water – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Buizel

Poke-Power: Water Acceleration
You can use this power once during your turn. Attach 1 Water Energy card from your hand to this Pokemon. This power can’t be used if this Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition.

[W][W][C] Waterfall: 60 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Manaphy – Water – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] DeepSea Swirl: Return your entire hand to your deck, and shuffle your deck. Then, draw 5 cards from your deck.
[W] Splash: 20 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0


Dual Ball – Goods

Flip 2 coins, choose a number of Basic Pokemon equal to the number of heads from your deck, show them to your opponent, and put them in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You can use any number of Goods cards during your turn.


Poke Ball – Goods

Flip a coin, if heads show 1 Pokemon card from your deck to your opponent, then put it in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You can use any number of Goods cards during your turn.


Professor Elm’s Training Method – Supporter

Show 1 Stage 1 Evolution card or 1 Stage 2 Evolution card from your deck to your opponent, then put it in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You can only use 1 Supporter card during your turn. To use it, place it next to your Active Pokemon and discard it at the end of your turn.


MC’s Chatter – Supporter

Flip a coin. If heads, draw 3 cards from your deck. If tails, draw 2 cards from your deck.

You can only use 1 Supporter card during your turn. To use it, place it next to your Active Pokemon and discard it at the end of your turn.


Squirtle from Skill Battle Starter Deck (#1)Wartortle from Skill Battle Starter Deck (#2)Blastoise from Skill Battle Starter Deck (#3)Buizel from Skill Battle Starter Deck (#4)Floatzel from Skill Battle Starter Deck (#5)Manaphy from Skill Battle Starter Deck (#6)Dual Ball from Skill Battle Starter Deck (#7)Poke Ball from Skill Battle Starter Deck (#8)Professor Elm's Training Method from Skill Battle Starter Deck (#9)MC's Chatter from Skill Battle Starter Deck (#10)

Speed Deck

Pikachu – Lightning – HP50
Basic Pokemon

[C] Slam: Flip 2 coins, this attack does 10 damage times the number of heads.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Steel (-20)
Retreat: 1


Raichu – Lightning – HP80
Stage 1 – Evolves from Pikachu

[C] Coupe Punch: 30 damage.
[L][C] Spark: 40 damage. This attack also does 20 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness or Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Steel (-20)
Retreat: 0


Plusle – Lightning – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Collect: Draw 2 cards from your deck.
[L] Thunder Jolt: 20 damage. Flip a coin, if tails Plusle also does 10 damage to itself.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Steel (-20)
Retreat: 1


Minun – Lightning – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Call For Family: Play up to 2 Basic Pokemon from your deck onto your Bench. Shuffle your deck afterwards.
[L] Tag Boost: 10 damage. If any Plusle is on your Bench, this attack does an additional 20 damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: Steel (-20)
Retreat: 1


Riolu – Fighting – HP60
Basic Pokemon

[C] Kick: 10 damage.
[F][C] Double Chop: Flip 2 coins, this attack does 20 damage times the number of heads.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Lucario – Fighting – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Riolu

[C] Bulk Up: 30 damage. Lucario’s attacks do an additional 30 damage during your next turn.
[F][F] Magnum Punch: 50 damage.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1


Plus Power – Goods

Attach this card to one of your Pokemon, discard it at the end of the turn that it’s attached. Damage done to any Active Pokemon by the attacks of the Pokemon this card is attached to is increased by 10.

You can use any number of Goods cards during your turn.


Pokemon Reversal – Goods

Flip a coin, if heads choose 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon and switch it with his or her Active Pokemon.

You can use any number of Goods cards during your turn.


Poke Ball – Goods

Flip a coin, if heads show 1 Pokemon card from your deck to your opponent, then put it in your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.

You can use any number of Goods cards during your turn.


MC’s Chatter – Supporter

Flip a coin. If heads, draw 3 cards from your deck. If tails, draw 2 cards from your deck.

You can only use 1 Supporter card during your turn. To use it, place it next to your Active Pokemon and discard it at the end of your turn.


Judge – Supporter

Each player returns his or her hand to his or her deck, and shuffles the deck. Then, each player draws 4 cards from his or her deck.

You can only use 1 Supporter card during your turn. To use it, place it next to your Active Pokemon and discard it at the end of your turn.


Pikachu from Speed Battle Starter Deck (#1)Raichu from Speed Battle Starter Deck (#2)Plusle from Speed Battle Starter Deck (#3)Minun from Speed Battle Starter Deck (#4)Riolu from Speed Battle Starter Deck (#5)Lucario from Speed Battle Starter Deck (#6)Pluspower from Speed Battle Starter Deck (#7)Pokemon Reversal from Speed Battle Starter Deck (#8)Poke Ball from Speed Battle Starter Deck (#9)MC's Chatter from Speed Battle Starter Deck (#10)Judge from Speed Battle Starter Deck (#11)


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