Eeveelution and Mind Machine are two Skyridge theme decks. Both 60-card pre-constructed decks come packaged with a metal Pikachu coin, a random reverse-holo Skyridge card, a Skyridge 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 Skyridge on May 23rd, 2003 for $9.99 each, but are now long out of print.
These would be the last theme decks produced under Wizards of the Coast. For EX Ruby and Sapphire, Nintendo would take full control of the card game and its products.
Eeveelution Theme Deck
“Eeveelution” primarily focuses on Fire, Water, and Lightning-type Pokémon, the types of the first three evolutions of Eevee. It was the first theme deck to focus on three Pokémon types. The deck contains one random reverse-holographic card from Skyridge for a total of 61 cards. For more information on this deck, jump to the top of this page.
This theme deck’s name canonized the term “Eeveelution,” which many fans used to refer to Eevee’s evolutions for years. The deck only featured Eevee’s first three evolutions and not Espeon and Umbreon, despite Umbreon‘s presence in Skyridge and Espeon‘s presence in Aquapolis (Leafeon and Glaceon did not yet exist). However, packing all five Pokémon into one deck would probably have been impractical.
Mind Machine Theme Deck
“Mind Machine” focuses on all six Basic Pokémon types – Grass, Fire, Water, Lightning, Psychic, and Fighting, though with a slight emphasis on Psychic-types. It is the only theme deck to feature six Pokémon types. The deck contains one random reverse-holographic card from Skyridge for a total of 61 cards. For more information on this deck, jump to the top of this page.
“Eeveelution” and “Mind Machine” both come with a metal, silver Pikachu coin. The Pikachu coin was included in the theme decks of Legendary Collection and all E-series sets and thus the above decks were not the only way to obtain it.