Wizards of the Coast Era (1999–2003)

Gen. 1 (1999–2000)

The Base Set and Base & Jungle 1999 articles have been merged with the Base–Fossil article below. Read about this merge here.

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The Era of Big Basics: 1999’s Base–Fossil Format
*Remastered* *New Decks added Oct. 27, 2023*

Base–Fossil Cube

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The Best Cards & Decks in the Pokémon TCG Game Boy Game

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The Year of Rocket’s Sneak Attack: 2000’s Base–Team Rocket Format
*Remastered* *New Deck added Nov. 16, 2023*

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Continuing into 2000: A Look at Base–Gym, the Game’s Most Degenerate Format

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The Forgotten Format: A Second Look at Prop 15/3
*New Deck added Nov. 10, 2023*

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The Original Rules of the Pokémon TCG in Japan

Neo (2000–2002)

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A New Beginning: The Revolutionary Base to Neo Format

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Rocket-On: Pokémon’s First Modified Format

What We Missed: A Look at the Best Cards that Never Made Their Way Outside Japan

e-Card (2003)

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A Quick Look at the 2002–2003 Neo-On Format

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e-Card: The Lost Age of the Pokémon TCG

Additional Resources for WotC Formats

Wizards Era Rules Guide | Wizards Era Card Erratas

The Pokémon Company International Era (2003–)

EX (2003–2007)

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Looking Back at the EX Era: The Golden Age of the Pokémon TCG

Diamond & Pearl/Platinum (2007–2009)

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From EX to Level X: The Epic Diamond & Pearl/Platinum Format

Heartgold Soulsilver (2010–2011)

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The Prime Years: Revisiting HeartGold SoulSilver

Black & White (2011–2013)

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Return of the EX: Breaking Down Black & White

XY (2013–2016)

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The Wild Legacy of XY

Additional Resources

Choosing a Retro Format