Lava and Turmoil are two Legendary Collection theme decks. Both 61-card pre-constructed decks come packaged with a metal Pikachu coin, a random reverse-holo Legendary Collection card, a Legendary Collection card checklist, a (then-current) Pokémon TCG rule book, a Poison marker, a generic marker, and several cardboard damage counters. They were originally released in stores with Legendary Collection on May 24th, 2002 for $9.99 each, but are now long out of print.
Both decks were the first to not feature a specific holographic Pokémon card. Instead of the usual rare holo and rare included in previous theme decks, they now contain three rares and one reverse holo card, a trend that continued until Skyridge. The reverse holo is a random bonus card, so each deck comes with 61 cards instead of the normal 60.
The decks were also the first to feature “theme deck variants,” or cards that are of different rarities than their original set appearances. Charizard, Dark Raichu, and Dark Blastoise are printed in the theme decks as non-holos when their set numbers mark them as the original holographic cards. This did not occur again until EX Ruby and Sapphire‘s theme decks when Nintendo took over the TCG.
Lava Theme Deck
“Lava” primarily focuses on Fire and Fighting-type Pokémon and features a non-holo Charizard theme deck variant card. It contains one random reverse-holographic card from Legendary Collection for a total of 61 cards. For more information on this deck, jump to the top of this page.
Turmoil Theme Deck
“Turmoil” primarily focuses on Lightning and Water-type Pokémon and features both a non-holographic Dark Raichu and Dark Blastoise theme deck variant card. It contains one random reverse-holographic card from Legendary Collection for a total of 61 cards. For more information on this deck, jump to the top of this page.
“Lava” and “Turmoil” both come with a metal, silver Pikachu coin. The coin was included in all E-series theme decks as well, and thus was not exclusive to the two theme decks above.