EX Sandstorm (Pokemon TCG)

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Cards in set English: 100 | Japanese: 53
Set number English: 17 | Japanese: 19
Release date English: Sept. 17, 2003 | Japanese: April 18, 2003

EX Sandstorm (Japanese: Miracle of the Desert) is the name given to an expansion of cards and Theme Decks for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It continued to release Generation III Pokémon into the TCG.

EX Sandstorm contained several cards that were at the time not yet available in any other language, making it the first expansion since Team Rocket to feature English-exclusive cards. Most of these cards were subsequently released in Japan in Magma vs Aqua: Two Ambitions, with the rest released as part of the Gift Box.
EX Sandstorm introduced dual Weaknesses and Resistances to the TCG, to correlate with multiple strengths and vulnerabilities of Pokémon in the games.

This was the first expansion to feature evolved Pokémon-ex. Some of these Pokémon broke the "120 HP limit" (the highest HP any Pokémon card had featured previously). Wailord ex once held the record for the highest HP on a tournament legal card (200 HP).

This was the first Pokémon USA expansion to have an affiliated Prerelease promo card. The last Prerelease card was released in conjunction with Gym Heroes in 2000. Under the supervision of a revamped Play! Pokémon, sanctioned Prerelease events became an integral part of the TCG calendar, and have been held before the release of every expansion since. The Prerelease card for this expansion is Armaldo. In the United States, Prereleases were held on the weekends of 6th/7th and 13th/14th September 2003.

NameSetNumberTypeCard TypeHPRarity
ArmaldoSandstorm1FightingStage 2120Rare Holo
CacturneSandstorm2GrassStage 180Rare Holo
CradilySandstorm3GrassStage 2100Rare Holo
DusclopsSandstorm4PsychicStage 170Rare Holo
FlareonSandstorm5FireStage 180Rare Holo
JolteonSandstorm6LightningStage 170Rare Holo
LudicoloSandstorm7WaterStage 290Rare Holo
LunatoneSandstorm8PsychicBasic60Rare Holo
MawileSandstorm9MetalBasic60Rare Holo
SableyeSandstorm10DarknessBasic60Rare Holo
SeviperSandstorm11GrassBasic80Rare Holo
ShiftrySandstorm12GrassStage 2120Rare Holo
SolrockSandstorm13FightingBasic70Rare Holo
ZangooseSandstorm14ColorlessBasic70Rare Holo
ArcanineSandstorm15FireStage 180Rare
EspeonSandstorm16PsychicStage 180Rare
GolduckSandstorm17WaterStage 170Rare
KecleonSandstorm18ColorlessBasic60Rare
OmastarSandstorm19WaterStage 2110Rare
PichuSandstorm20LightningBasic40Rare
SandslashSandstorm21FightingStage 170Rare
ShiftrySandstorm22GrassStage 2120Rare
SteelixSandstorm23MetalStage 1100Rare
UmbreonSandstorm24DarknessStage 180Rare
VaporeonSandstorm25WaterStage 170Rare
WobbuffetSandstorm26PsychicBasic80Rare
AnorithSandstorm27FightingStage 180Uncommon
AnorithSandstorm28FightingStage 180Uncommon
ArbokSandstorm29GrassStage 170Uncommon
AzumarillSandstorm30WaterStage 170Uncommon
AzurillSandstorm31ColorlessBasic40Uncommon
BaltoySandstorm32FightingBasic50Uncommon
BreloomSandstorm33GrassStage 170Uncommon
DelcattySandstorm34ColorlessStage 180Uncommon
ElectabuzzSandstorm35LightningBasic60Uncommon
ElekidSandstorm36LightningBasic40Uncommon
FearowSandstorm37ColorlessStage 170Uncommon
IllumiseSandstorm38GrassBasic60Uncommon
KabutoSandstorm39WaterStage 160Uncommon
KirliaSandstorm40PsychicStage 170Uncommon
LaironSandstorm41MetalStage 170Uncommon
LileepSandstorm42GrassStage 180Uncommon
LileepSandstorm43GrassStage 180Uncommon
LinooneSandstorm44ColorlessStage 170Uncommon
LombreSandstorm45WaterStage 160Uncommon
LombreSandstorm46WaterStage 170Uncommon
MurkrowSandstorm47DarknessBasic60Uncommon
NuzleafSandstorm48GrassStage 180Uncommon
NuzleafSandstorm49GrassStage 180Uncommon
PelipperSandstorm50WaterStage 170Uncommon
QuilavaSandstorm51FireStage 180Uncommon
VigorothSandstorm52ColorlessStage 170Uncommon
VolbeatSandstorm53GrassBasic60Uncommon
WynautSandstorm54PsychicBasic50Uncommon
XatuSandstorm55PsychicStage 170Uncommon
AronSandstorm56MetalBasic50Common
CacneaSandstorm57GrassBasic50Common
CacneaSandstorm58GrassBasic50Common
CyndaquilSandstorm59FireBasic50Common
DunsparceSandstorm60ColorlessBasic50Common
DuskullSandstorm61PsychicBasic40Common
DuskullSandstorm62PsychicBasic40Common
EeveeSandstorm63ColorlessBasic50Common
EkansSandstorm64GrassBasic50Common
GrowlitheSandstorm65FireBasic50Common
LotadSandstorm66WaterBasic40Common
LotadSandstorm67WaterBasic50Common
MarillSandstorm68WaterBasic50Common
NatuSandstorm69PsychicBasic50Common
OmanyteSandstorm70WaterStage 170Common
OnixSandstorm71FightingBasic80Common
PikachuSandstorm72LightningBasic50Common
PsyduckSandstorm73WaterBasic50Common
RaltsSandstorm74PsychicBasic50Common
SandshrewSandstorm75FightingBasic50Common
SeedotSandstorm76GrassBasic40Common
SeedotSandstorm77GrassBasic40Common
ShroomishSandstorm78GrassBasic40Common
SkittySandstorm79ColorlessBasic50Common
SlakothSandstorm80ColorlessBasic40Common
SpearowSandstorm81ColorlessBasic40Common
TrapinchSandstorm82FightingBasic40Common
WailmerSandstorm83WaterBasic80Common
WingullSandstorm84WaterBasic40Common
ZigzagoonSandstorm85ColorlessBasic40Common
Double Full HealSandstorm86Trainer0Uncommon
Lanette’s Net SearchSandstorm87Supporter0Uncommon
Rare CandySandstorm88Trainer0Uncommon
Wally’s TrainingSandstorm89Supporter0Uncommon
Claw FossilSandstorm90Trainer40Common
Mysterious FossilSandstorm91Trainer10Common
Root FossilSandstorm92Trainer40Common
Multi EnergySandstorm93Special Energy0Rare
Aerodactyl exSandstorm94ColorlessStage 1 (ex)100Rare Holo ex
Aggron exSandstorm95MetalStage 2 (ex)150Rare Holo ex
Gardevoir exSandstorm96PsychicStage 2 (ex)150Rare Holo ex
Kabutops exSandstorm97WaterStage 2 (ex)150Rare Holo ex
Raichu exSandstorm98LightningStage 1 (ex)100Rare Holo ex
Typhlosion exSandstorm99FireStage 2 (ex)160Rare Holo ex
Wailord exSandstorm100WaterStage 1 (ex)200Rare Holo ex