Wizards of the Coast Era

Original Series

ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
Base SetBS2-Player Starter Set
Blackout
Brushfire
Overgrowth
Zap!
01/09/1999
juJungleJUPower Reserve
Water Blast
06/16/1999
foFossilFOBodyGuard
LockDown
10/10/1999
b2Base Set 2B22-Player CD-ROM Starter Set
Grass Chopper
Hot Water
Lightning Bug
Psych Out
02/28/2000
trTeam RocketTRDevastation
Trouble
04/10/2000
g1Gym HeroesG1Brock
Misy
Lt. Surge
Erika
09/14/2000
g2Gym ChallengeG2Sabrina
Koga
Blaine
Giovanni
10/16/2000

Neo Series

ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
n1Neo GenesisN1Cold Fusion
Hotfoot
12/16/2000
n2Neo DiscoveryN2Brain Wave
Wallop
06/01/2001
siSouthern IslandsSI09/15/2001
n3Neo RelevationN3(None)09/28/2001
n4Neo DestinyN4Dark
Light
02/28/2002

Legendary Collection Series

ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
lcLegendary CollectionLCTurmoil
Lava
05/24/2002

e-Card Series

ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
exExpedition base setEXEcho
Electric Garden
09/15/2002
aqAquapolisAQRock Garden
Abyss
01/15/2003
skSkyridgeSKEeveelution
Mind Machine
05/12/2003

Nintendo Era

EX Series

ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
rsEX Ruby & SapphireRSRuby
Sapphire
06/18/2003
ssEX SandstormSSCaravan
Oasis
09/15/2003
drEX DragonDRFireFang
WindBlast
11/24/2003
maEX Team Magma vs Team AquaMATeam Magma
Team Aqua
03/31/2004
hlEX Hidden LegendsHLForest Guardian
Wish Maker
06/15/2004
rgEX FireRed & LeafGreenRGFireRed
LeafGreen
09/30/2004
rrEX Team Rocket ReturnsRRJessie
James
11/08/2004
dxEX DeoxysDXStarcharge
Jetstream
02/15/2005
emEX EmeraldEMHydrobloom
Wildfire
05/09/2005
ufEX Unseen ForcesUFGolden Sky
Silvery Ocean
08/24/2005
dsEX Delta SpeciesDSBreakthrough
Steeplechase
11/08/2005
lmEX Legend MakerLMGroundbreaker
Shadowquake
02/15/2006
hpEX Holon PhantomsHPFireMist
FloodRush
05/01/2006
cgEX Crystal GuardiansCGGreen Cyclone
Storm Surge
08/30/2006
dfEX Dragon FrontiersDFPower Wave
Shadow Blaze
11/08/2006
pkEX Power KeepersPKDark Blast
Mind Game
02/14/2007

Diamond & Pearl Series

ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
dpDiamond & PearlDPTerra Firma
Inferno Zone
Royal Frost
05/23/2007
mtMysterious TreasuresMTArmor Fortress
Skull Charge
08/22/2007
swSecret WondersSWLavaflow
Powerhouse
11/07/2007
geGreat EncountersGEEternal Time
Infinite Space
Endless Night
02/13/2008
mdMajestic DawnMDPolar Frost
Forest Force
05/21/2008
laLegends AwakenedLAMetal Surge
Bombardment
08/20/2008
sfStormfrontSFRaging Sea
Dark Rampage
11/05/2008

Platinum Series

ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
platinumPlatinumPLRebellion
Flourish
02/11/2009
rrRising RivalsRRDrill Point
Cutting Edge
05/20/2009
svSupreme VictorsSVIgnition
Overflow
08/19/2009
arArceusARFlamemaster
Stormshaper
11/04/2009
rmPokemon RumbleRM12/02/2009

HeartGold & SoulSilver Series

The HeartGold & SoulSilver Series are the oldest series playable in the Pokemon TCG Online.

This series in addition to Call of Legends and Black & White comprise the Legacy Format.
ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
HeartGold & SoulSilver Black Star PromosHGSS
hgssHeartGold & SoulSilverHSGrowth Clash
Ember Spark
Mind Flood
HS Trainer Kit
02/10/2010
ulHS UnleashedULChaos Control
Steel Sentinel
05/05/2010
hgss-undauntedHS UndauntedUDDaybreak
Nightfall
08/18/2010
hgss-triumphantHS TriumphantTMVerdant Frost
Royal Guard
11/03/2010

Call of Legends Series

ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
hgss-calloflegendsCall of LegendsCLRetort
Recon
02/09/2011

Black & White Series

The Black & White Series consists of cards that can be played in either the Legacy Format or the Expanded Format. These cards are not playable in the Standard Format.
ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
BW Black Star PromosBW51+
bwBlack & White base setBLWMcDonald's Collection
Black & White Trainer Kit
Power Play
Toxic Tricks
04/25/2011
bw-emergingpowerEmerging PowersEPOFast Daze
Furious Knights
08/31/2011
bw-noblevictoriesNoble VictoriesNVI11/16/2011
bw-nextdestiniesNext DestiniesNXDExplosive Edge
Voltage Vortex
02/08/2012
bw-darkexplorersDark ExplorersDEXRaiders
Shadows
McDonald's Collection 2012
05/09/2012
bw-dragonsexaltedDragons ExaltedDRXDragonSnarl
DragonSpeed
09/15/2012
bw-dragonvaultDragon VaultDRV10/05/2012
bw-boundariescrossedBoundaries CrossedBCRIce Shock
Cold Fire
11/07/2012
bw-plasmastormPlasma StormPLSPlasma Shadow
Plasma Claw
02/06/2013
bw-plasmafreezePlasma FreezePLFFrost Ray
Psy Crusher
05/08/2013
bw-plasmablastPlasma BlastPLBMind Wipe
Solar Strike
Red Genesect Collection
McDonald's Collection 2013
08/14/2013
bw-legendarytreasuresLegendary TreasuresLTR11/06/2013

XY Series

The XY Series contains cards in both the Expanded Format and the Standard Format.

Cards from the Kalos Starter Set, XY Base Set, Flashfire, Furious Fists, and Phantom Forces are playable only in the Expanded Format.

Cards from Primal Clash, Double Crisis, Roaring Skies, Ancient Origins, and newer are playable in the Standard Format or Expanded Format.
ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
XY Black Star PromosXY01+
kssKalos Starter SetKSSChespin Deck
Fennekin Deck
Froakie Deck
11/08/2013
xyXY Base SetXYResilient Life
Destruction Rush
XY Trainer Kit
02/05/2014
flfFlashfireFLFBrilliant Thunder
Mystic Typhoon
McDonald's Collection 2014
05/07/2014
fufFurious FistsFFIDark Hammer
Enchanted Echo
Battle Arena Decks: Xerneas vs Yveltal
08/13/2014
phfPhantom ForcesPHFBurning Winds
Bolt Twister
XY Trainer Kit: Bisharp & Wigglytuff
11/05/2014
prcPrimal ClashPRCOcean's Core (WaterFire)
Earth's Pulse (FightingLightning)
02/04/2015
dbcDouble CrisisDCRDouble Crisis XY Trainer Kit: Latias & Latios03/25/2015
rosRoaring SkiesROSAurora Blast (DragonWaterFire)
Storm Rider (DragonLightningGrass)
05/06/2015
aorAncient OriginsAORStone Heart (FightingGrass)
Iron Tide (MetalWater)
Battle Arena Decks: Mewtwo vs Darkrai
08/12/2015

XY BREAK Series

Currently all cards from the XY BREAK Series are playable in either the Standard or Expanded Formats.
ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
bktBREAKthroughBKTBurning Spark (FireLightning)
Night Striker (DragonPsychicdarkness)
McDonald's Collection 2015
11/04/2015
bkpBREAKpointBKPWave Slasher (WaterGrass)
Electric Eye (LightningPsychic)
02/03/2016
genGenerationsGENXY Trainer Kit: Pikachu Libre & Suicune02/22/2016
fcoFates CollideFCOBattle Ruler (FightingGrass)
Sky Guardian (ColorlessFireFairy)
05/02/2016
stsSteam SiegeSTSGears of Fire (FireMetal)
Ring of Lightning (PsychicLightning)
Battle Arena Decks: Rayquaza vs Keldeo
08/03/2016
evoEvolutionsEVOPikachu Power (LightningGrass)
Mewtwo Mayhem (PsychicFighting)
11/02/2016

Sun & Moon Series

The first Sun & Moon expansion set will be released on February 3, 2017.

This set introduces the 7th generation Pokemon from the Alola region as well as Pokemon GX.
ImageSet NameSet Abbrev.Theme Decks / Special SetsRelease Date
?Sun & Moon base setSM1Forest Shadow (Grass)
Roaring Heat (FireFighting)
Bright Tide (WaterLightning)
02/03/2017
?Sun & Moon: Alola Starter SetSMADecidueye GX: Starter Set Grass (Grass)
Incineroar GX: Starter Set Fire (Fire)
Primarina GX: Starter Set Water (Water)
02/13/2017