How do you know what set a Pokemon card is from?
To identify the set, look for a little symbol at the bottom of the card, next to the card number. There are a bunch of these set symbols… 5-6 sets are released every year, each with a different set symbol, and they've been printing cards since 1999!
How does Pokemon make their cards?
There are three main parts to making a new Pokemon card: coming up with the idea for the card, commissioning art, and testing the card with the current TCG rules. This involves a team of game designers, over 70 artists, and 19 playtesters working full time to create and execute new card series and expansions.
What are the Pokemon card types?
The nine different Basic Energy types, which correspond to Pokémon card types, are Grass, Fire, Water, Lightning, Psychic, Fighting, Darkness, Metal, and Fairy.
What does the 2 on Pokemon cards mean?
This means it is card #2 out of 62 cards in the set. Both companies produce secret rare cards that are numbered higher than the number of cards in the set. In the Team Rocket set, the Dark Raichu card was numbered 63/62. Wizards of the Coast liked to print the first run of cards with the 1st edition symbol on them.