Pokémon TCG expansions – all Pokémon card sets in order

For those who catch ‘em all on paper, here’s the complete list of Pokémon TCG expansions – all Pokémon card sets in order to keep you up to speed

Pokemon TCG expansions - a Giant Pikachu looks down at a smaller Pokemon

The Pokémon Trading Card Game has come an awful long way since its Base Set released back in 1999. The pocket-monster-battling game continues to grow, with new main Pokémon TCG expansions, special expansions, and promo cards popping up year upon year. There’s been nearly 100 mainline Pokémon card sets so far – combine that with all the extra special boosters (many of which you could pick up with a Happy Meal at McDonald’s) and that’s a lot of Pokémon.

For the curious or the studious, we’ve compiled a chronological list of all the Pokémon TCG expansions. This is the definitive place to find all Pokémon card sets in order – reverse order specifically, so you can find the most recent Pokémon sets first. While you’re here, we can also point you to Pokémon’s newest set or to the most powerful Pokémon the TCG has ever seen. We can even help you answer that age old question – how many Pokémon are there, again?

Once you’ve perused our Pokémon guides to your heart’s content, you can take a look at every Pokémon TCG expansion, like, ever.

Pokemon TCG expansions - a giant Charizard

Sword & Shield

  • Silver Tempest (SIT) – November 11, 2022
  • Lost Origin (LOR) – September 9, 2022
  • Trick or Trade Booster Bundle – September 1, 2022
  • McDonald’s Collection 2022 (MCD22) – August 3, 2022
  • Pokémon GO (PGO) – July 1, 2022
  • Astral Radiance (ASR) – May 27, 2022
  • Brilliant Stars (BRS) – February 25, 2022
  • Fusion Strike (FST) – November 12, 2021
  • Celebrations (CEL) – October 8, 2021
  • Evolving Skies (EVS) – August 27, 2021
  • Chilling Reign (CRE) – June 18, 2021
  • Battle Styles (BST) – March 19, 2021
  • Shining Fates (SHF) – February 19, 2021
  • McDonald’s Collection 2021 (MCD21) – February 9, 2021
  • Vivid Voltage (VIV) – November 13, 2020
  • Champion’s Path (CPA) – September 25, 2020
  • Pokémon Futsal (FUT) – September 11, 2020
  • Darkness Ablaze (DAA) – August 14, 2020
  • Rebel Clash (RCL) – May 1, 2020
  • Sword & Shield (SSH) – February 7, 2020
  • Sword & Shield Black Star Promos (SSP) – November 2019

Pokemon TCG expansions - Three Pokemon Sun and Moon cards

Sun & Moon

  • Cosmic Eclipse (CEC) – November 1, 2019
  • McDonald’s Collection 2019 (MCD19) – October 15 – November 11, 2019
  • Hidden Fates (HIF) – August 23, 2019
  • Unified Minds (UNM) – August 2, 2019
  • Detective Pikachu (DET) – March 29, 2019
  • Unbroken Bonds (UNB) – May 3, 2019
  • Team Up (TEU) – February 1, 2019
  • Lost Thunder (LOT) – November 2, 2018
  • McDonald’s Collection 2018 (MCD18) – October 16 – November 12, 2018
  • Dragon Majesty (DRM) – September 7, 2018
  • Celestial Storm (CES) – August 3, 2018
  • Forbidden Light (FLI) – May 4, 2018
  • Ultra Prism (UPR) – February 2, 2018
  • McDonald’s Collection 2017 (MCD17) – November 7 – December 4, 2017
  • Crimson Invasion (CIN) – November 3, 2017
  • Shining Legends (SLF) – October 6, 2017
  • Burning Shadows (BUS) – August 4, 2017
  • Guardians Rising (GRI) – May 5, 2017
  • Sun & Moon (SUM) – February 3, 2017
  • Sun & Moon Black Star Promos (SMP) – November 2016 – November 2021

Pokemon TCG expansions - cards from the Pokemon XY Breakpoint set

XY

  • Evolutions (EVO) – November 2, 2016
  • McDonald’s Collection 2016 (MCD16) – August 19, 2016
  • Steam Siege (STS) – August 3, 2016
  • Fates Collide (FCO) – May 2, 2016
  • Generations (GEN) – February 22, 2016
  • BREAKpoint (BKP) – February 2, 2016
  • McDonald’s Collection 2015 (MCD15) – November 27 – December 23, 2015
  • BREAKthrough (BKT) – November 4, 2015
  • Ancient Origins (AOR) – August 12, 2015
  • Roaring Skies (ROS) – May 6, 2015
  • Double Crisis (DCR) – March 25, 2015
  • Primal Clash (PRC) – February 4, 2015
  • Phantom Forces (PHF) – November 5, 2014
  • Furious Fists (FFI) – August 13, 2014
  • McDonald’s Collection 2014 (MCD14) – May 23 – June 12, 2014
  • Flashfire (FLF) – May 7, 2014
  • XY (XY) – February 5, 2014
  • Kalos Starter Set (KSS) – November 8, 2013
  • XY Black Star Promos (XYP) – October 2013 – May 2017

Pokemon TCG expansions - two Pokemon Black and White set cards

Black & White

  • Legendary Treasures (LTR) – November 6, 2013
  • McDonald’s Collection 2013 (MCD13) – October 13 – November 26, 2013
  • Plasma Blast (PLB) – August 14, 2013
  • Plasma Freeze (PLF) – May 8, 2013
  • Plasma Storm (PLS) – February 6, 2013
  • Boundaries Crossed (BCR) – November 7, 2012
  • Dragon Vault (DRV) – October 5, 2012
  • Dragons Exalted (DRX) – August 15, 2012
  • McDonald’s Collection 2012 (MCD12) – June 15 – July 5, 2012
  • Dark Explorers (DEX) – May 9, 2012
  • Next Destinies (NXD) – February 8, 2012
  • Noble Victories (NVI) – November 16, 2011
  • Emerging Powers (EPO) – August 31, 2011
  • Black & White (BLW) – April 25, 2011
  • Black & White Black Star Promos (BWP) – March 2011 – December 2013
  • McDonald’s Collection 2011 (MCD11) – June 17, 2011

Call of Legends

  • Call of Legends (CL) – February 9, 2011

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HeartGold SoulSilver

  • Triumphant (TM) – November 3, 2010
  • Undaunted (UD) – August 18, 2010
  • Unleashed (UL) – May 12, 2010
  • HeartGold & SoulSilver (HS) – February 10, 2010
  • HeartGold & SoulSilver Black Star Promos (HSP) – February 2010 – February 2011

Platinum

  • Pokémon Rumble (RM) – December 2, 2009
  • Arceus (AR) – November 4, 2009
  • Supreme Victors (SV) – August 19, 2009
  • Rising Rivals (RR) – May 16, 2009
  • POP Series 9 (P9) – March 2009 – September 2009
  • Platinum (PL) – February 11, 2009

Pokemon TCG expnansions - a group of mythical Pokemon

Diamond & Pearl

  • Stormfront (SF) – November 5, 2008
  • POP Series 8 (P8) – September 2008 – March 2009
  • Legends Awakened (LA) – August 20, 2008
  • Majestic Dawn (MD) – May 21, 2008
  • POP Series 7 (P7) – March 2008 – September 2008
  • Great Encounters (GE) – February 13, 2008
  • Secret Wonders (SW) – November 7, 2007
  • POP Series 6 (P6) – September 2007 – March 2008
  • Mysterious Treasures (MT) – August 22, 2007
  • Diamond & Pearl (DP) – May 23, 2007
  • Diamond & Pearl Black Star Promos (DPP) – May 2007 – December 2009
  • POP Series 5 (P5) – March 2007 – September 2007

Nintendo Black Star Promos

  • Nintendo Black Star Promos (NP) – October 2003 – September 2006

Pokemon TCG expansions - a Hydreigon Pokemon card

EX Ruby & Sapphire

  • EX Power Keepers (PK) – February 14, 2007
  • EX Dragon Frontiers (DF) – November 8, 2006
  • EX Crystal Guardians (CG) – August 30, 2006
  • POP Series 4 (P4) – August 2006 – March 2007
  • EX Holon Phantoms (HP) – May 3, 2006
  • POP Series 3 (P3) – April 2006 – August 2006
  • EX Legend Maker (LM) – February 13, 2006
  • EX Delta Species (DS) – October 31, 2005
  • EX Unseen Forces (UF) – August 22, 2005
  • POP Series 2 (P2) – August 2005 – April 2006
  • EX Emerald (EM) – May 9, 2005
  • EX Deoxys (DX) – February 14, 2005
  • EX Team Rocket Returns (TRR) – November8, 2004
  • POP Series 1 (P1) – September 2004 – August 2005
  • EX FireRed & LeafGreen (FL) – August 30, 2004
  • Poké Card Creator Pack (CC) – July 2004
  • EX Hidden Legends (HL) – June 14, 2004
  • EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua (MA) – March 15, 2004
  • EX Dragon (DR) – November 24, 2003
  • EX Sandstorm (SS) – September 18, 2003
  • EX Ruby & Sapphire (RS) – June 18, 2003

Pokemon TCG expansions - Barboach and Wishiwashi Pokemon cards

E-Card Series

  • Skyridge (SK) – May 12, 2003
  • Aquapolis (AQ) – January 15, 2003
  • Best of Game – December 2002 – July 2003
  • Expedition Base Set (EX) – September 15, 2002

Legendary Collection Series

  • Legendary Collection (LC) – May 24, 2002

Neo Genesis Series

  • Neo Destiny (N4) – February 28, 2002
  • Neo Revelation (N3) – September 21, 2001
  • Neo Discovery (N2) – June 1, 2001
  • Southern Islands (SI) – July 31, 2001
  • Neo Genesis (N1) – December 16, 2000

Gym Heroes Series

  • Gym Challenge (G2) – October 16, 2000
  • Gym Heroes (G1) – August 14, 2000

Base Set Series

  • Team Rocket (TR) – April 24, 2000
  • Base Set 2 (B2) – February 24, 2000
  • Fossil (FO) – October 10, 1999
  • Jungle (JU) – June 16, 1999
  • Wizards Black Star Promos (WP) – July 1999 – March 2003
  • Base Set (BS) – January 9, 1999