Jumbo Cards of All Starter Pokemon Releasing for Pokemon’s 25th Anniversary!

To celebrate Pokemon’s 25th anniversary, jumbo cards of all 24 Starter Pokemon will be released in special booster packs! (Jumbo cards are about three times the size of regular cards.) Each card is a reprint from the Pokemon’s debut set, but features the 25th anniversary logo over the artwork.

(The Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle cards from Base Set no longer show a copyright acknowledging Wizards of the Coast. This is the only modification to the cards. This is also the first time we’re seeing digital images of cards from the WOTC era.)

Each generation will get a “First Partner Pack” containing three jumbo cards of its Starter Pokemon as well as two regular booster packs. Each pack will retail for $9.99. They will be sold at stores and the Pokemon Center websites:

  • March 5, 2021: Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Galar)
  • April 2, 2021: Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Alola)
  • May 7, 2021: Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Kalos)
  • June 4, 2021: Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Unova)
  • July 9, 2021: Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Sinnoh)
  • Aug. 6, 2021: Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Hoenn)
  • Sept. 3, 2021: Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Johto)
  • Oct. 8, 2021: Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Kanto)

You will be able to store the jumbo cards in a “First Partner Collector’s Binder.” It will release on February 26th for $9.99. It can hold 30 jumbo cards. It will come with a jumbo Pikachu card, pictured in the group image below.

This won’t be the only Starter Pokemon promotion for the TCG. Thanks to leaks, we know there will also be a TCG promotion at McDonalds. We also know about a special 25th anniversary set releasing in the fall, the same time the Kanto Partner Pack releases.

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  1. SweetPikachu Aspiring Trainer
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    HOLY SH*T THIS IS EXCITING!!! CANT WAIT!!!! JUMBOS ARE THE BEST!!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
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  2. Ilexon Aspiring Trainer
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    These are really cool, I wonder what packs they'll include? Imagine if they had base set packs from each era lol
     
  3. Raigetsu Lightning Trainer
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    I would die for reprint packs. I dont need 1 to 1s, hell you can throw that stamp on it to differentiate them. I just... I dunno I want to experience fun times again without having to shell out hundreds to thousands of dollars.
     
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  4. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    September is too far away.
     
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  5. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
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    Firstime seeing them side by side like this. For me best art goes to the Johto Starter,

    I may want to collect them
     
  6. Orias Still waiting for a shiny gastly card.
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    I wish they would be normal sized,oversized cards are awkward to store
     
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  7. Stu4488 Aspiring Trainer
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    I assume the normal size cards that were leaked in French vivid voltage packs will still come in mcdonalds or something
     
  8. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
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    I'm really looking forward to these! Especially Johto!
     
  9. CardPone Delta Species is best species
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    These are really cool and all, but... why Jumbo cards? They're so cumbersome. I need these in regular size!
     
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  10. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
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    we'll get regular sized versions too
     
  11. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    You say the Pokemon Center site? Does that mean they are USA exclusive?
     
  12. Ian Williams Aspiring Trainer
    Ian Williams

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    Can’t wait to add these to my collection just when I thought I’d got all English ova
     
  13. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
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    Stores will get them too. Also Pokemoncenter.com ships to canada too
     
  14. Ian Williams Aspiring Trainer
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    Can I get them in uk
     
  15. dmein89 Aspiring Trainer
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    Cool idea, bad idea to make them jumbo cards. Hopefully they have some cool normal sized promos from build a bear or mcdonalds to collect
     
  16. The Fish 0.o
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    I very much hope so
     
  17. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I’m hoping they do as pokemon 20 was a worldwide promotion 5 years ago
     
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  18. KairosDialga Aspiring Trainer
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    The only part that slightly irks me is the choice of cards for the Johto starters. They say that it is from the first set they debuted in, but apparently they are going only by US sets. Since for the Chikorita they are using the print that was originally in the JP Neo file folder thing. (since for the US Neo Genesis set, they went and merged the file folder promos into the set itself) But the Cyndaquil and the Totodile are of the print that debuted in the JP Neo set. I would of made more sense for the Cyndaquil and Totodile to use the copy of the card that originally came from the file folder, or switch the Chikorita to be the one that truly debuted in the set itself.
     
  19. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
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    The Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip are also modified. They no longer have the E-reader stamp and barcode at the bottom.
     
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  20. Kumaquat Collecting Birbs
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    If I can't get a massive ass Rowlet in the UK I'm going to riot