Expedition (Pokemon TCG)

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Cards in set English: 165 | Japanese: 128
Set number English: 13 | Japanese: 13
Release date English: Sept. 15, 2002 | Japanese: Dece. 1, 2001

Expedition Base Set (Japanese: Base Expansion Pack) is the name given to the first expansion of cards of the e-Card era of the Trading Card Game, introducing several new game mechanics. It was the first set to be compatible with Nintendo's e-Reader peripheral.

Expedition Base Set was the third base set to be released in English-language territories after Base Set and Base Set 2, and was also the largest set ever released at the time (a title previously held by Base Set 2, at 130 cards). Many aspects of the set differed greatly from previous expansions, most noticeably the card layout, of which the left and bottom borders had been increased in size due to the newly included Dot Code technology for use with the Nintendo e-Reader. By using the device, players were able to view Pokédex data about the Pokémon, play a minigame, play various tunes in a Melody Box, or activate a special attack for that Pokémon. These special attacks were not legal for use in tournament play as few competitors used e-Readers. As well as this, in the Unlimited Format used by Pokémon Organized Play, electronic devices such as the e-Reader are not allowed on the table.

Expedition could have been released in May 2002; however, it was delayed until August to ensure the e-Reader was released before the set. Further issues delayed it again until September. It was further delayed in Europe in order for the e-Reader to be released before it; however, the e-Reader did not see release in Europe, and the set was eventually released in April 2003.
Because of the extra licensing fees Wizards had to pay to use Dot-Code technology, the pack size was reduced from 11 to 9; which remained the same for almost five years, even though the Dot-Code technology was dropped in 2004. The pack size would eventually increase to 10 with the release of Diamond & Pearl. Collectors could also find one reverse-Holofoil in every pack, meaning each pack contained:5 Common cards, 2 Uncommon cards, 1 Reverse-holofoil card, 1 Non-holofoil or holofoil rare card.

Expedition was the first set Wizards produced that didn't have a 1st Edition print run. Box toppers once again appeared in this set. Like Legendary Collection, they are jumbo cards (therefore not tournament legal). Unlike Legendary Collection and the EX series, the box toppers were part of a sub-set (the cards numbered ##/12). The first 4 appeared in this set, the other 8 were released in Aquapolis and Skyridge respectively.

This set was previously known as New Dimension, but since its initials were ND (the same as Neo Discovery and Neo Destiny), the name was changed.
In early 2013, a variation of certain Expedition cards was discovered. Labeled “For Position Only,” the set of seven cards includes Alakazam, Ampharos, Arbok, Blastoise, Charizard, Clefable, and Dugtrio. These cards were released by a former Wizards of the Coast employee informally nearly a decade after their creation.

NameSetNumberTypeCard TypeHPRarity
AlakazamExpedition1PsychicStage 2100Rare Holo
AmpharosExpedition2LightningStage 2100Rare Holo
ArbokExpedition3GrassStage 170Rare Holo
BlastoiseExpedition4WaterStage 2100Rare Holo
ButterfreeExpedition5GrassStage 280Rare Holo
CharizardExpedition6FireStage 2120Rare Holo
ClefableExpedition7ColorlessStage 170Rare Holo
CloysterExpedition8WaterStage 180Rare Holo
DragoniteExpedition9ColorlessStage 2100Rare Holo
DugtrioExpedition10FightingStage 170Rare Holo
FearowExpedition11ColorlessStage 170Rare Holo
FeraligatrExpedition12WaterStage 2120Rare Holo
GengarExpedition13PsychicStage 290Rare Holo
GolemExpedition14FightingStage 2100Rare Holo
KinglerExpedition15WaterStage 180Rare Holo
MachampExpedition16FightingStage 2120Rare Holo
MagbyExpedition17FireBaby30Rare Holo
MeganiumExpedition18GrassStage 2100Rare Holo
MewExpedition19PsychicBasic50Rare Holo
MewtwoExpedition20PsychicBasic70Rare Holo
NinetalesExpedition21FireStage 180Rare Holo
PichuExpedition22LightningBaby30Rare Holo
PidgeotExpedition23ColorlessStage 280Rare Holo
PoliwrathExpedition24WaterStage 2100Rare Holo
RaichuExpedition25LightningStage 180Rare Holo
RapidashExpedition26FireStage 170Rare Holo
SkarmoryExpedition27MetalBasic60Rare Holo
TyphlosionExpedition28FireStage 2100Rare Holo
TyranitarExpedition29DarknessStage 2120Rare Holo
VenusaurExpedition30GrassStage 2100Rare Holo
VileplumeExpedition31GrassStage 290Rare Holo
WeezingExpedition32GrassStage 180Rare Holo
AlakazamExpedition33PsychicStage 2100Rare
AmpharosExpedition34LightningStage 2100Rare
ArbokExpedition35GrassStage 170Rare
BlastoiseExpedition36WaterStage 2100Rare
BlastoiseExpedition37WaterStage 2100Rare
ButterfreeExpedition38GrassStage 280Rare
CharizardExpedition39FireStage 2100Rare
CharizardExpedition40FireStage 2120Rare
ClefableExpedition41ColorlessStage 170Rare
CloysterExpedition42WaterStage 180Rare
DragoniteExpedition43ColorlessStage 2100Rare
DugtrioExpedition44FightingStage 170Rare
FearowExpedition45ColorlessStage 170Rare
FeraligatrExpedition46WaterStage 2100Rare
FeraligatrExpedition47WaterStage 2120Rare
GengarExpedition48PsychicStage 290Rare
GolemExpedition49FightingStage 2100Rare
KinglerExpedition50WaterStage 180Rare
MachampExpedition51FightingStage 2120Rare
MagbyExpedition52FireBaby30Rare
MeganiumExpedition53GrassStage 2100Rare
MeganiumExpedition54GrassStage 2100Rare
MewExpedition55PsychicBasic50Rare
MewtwoExpedition56PsychicBasic70Rare
NinetalesExpedition57FireStage 180Rare
PichuExpedition58LightningBaby30Rare
PidgeotExpedition59ColorlessStage 280Rare
PoliwrathExpedition60WaterStage 2100Rare
RaichuExpedition61LightningStage 180Rare
RapidashExpedition62FireStage 170Rare
SkarmoryExpedition63MetalBasic60Rare
TyphlosionExpedition64FireStage 2100Rare
TyphlosionExpedition65FireStage 2100Rare
TyranitarExpedition66DarknessStage 2120Rare
VenusaurExpedition67GrassStage 2100Rare
VenusaurExpedition68GrassStage 2100Rare
VileplumeExpedition69GrassStage 290Rare
WeezingExpedition70GrassStage 180Rare
BayleefExpedition71GrassStage 170Uncommon
ChanseyExpedition72ColorlessBasic90Uncommon
CharmeleonExpedition73FireStage 180Uncommon
CroconawExpedition74WaterStage 180Uncommon
DragonairExpedition75ColorlessStage 170Uncommon
ElectabuzzExpedition76LightningBasic60Uncommon
FlaaffyExpedition77LightningStage 180Uncommon
GloomExpedition78GrassStage 170Uncommon
GravelerExpedition79FightingStage 180Uncommon
HaunterExpedition80PsychicStage 170Uncommon
HitmonleeExpedition81FightingBasic60Uncommon
IvysaurExpedition82GrassStage 180Uncommon
JynxExpedition83WaterBasic60Uncommon
KadabraExpedition84PsychicStage 170Uncommon
MachokeExpedition85FightingStage 180Uncommon
MagmarExpedition86FireBasic60Uncommon
MetapodExpedition87GrassStage 160Uncommon
PidgeottoExpedition88ColorlessStage 160Uncommon
PoliwhirlExpedition89WaterStage 170Uncommon
PupitarExpedition90FightingStage 170Uncommon
QuilavaExpedition91FireStage 170Uncommon
WartortleExpedition92WaterStage 180Uncommon
AbraExpedition93PsychicBasic40Common
BulbasaurExpedition94GrassBasic50Common
BulbasaurExpedition95GrassBasic40Common
CaterpieExpedition96GrassBasic40Common
CharmanderExpedition97FireBasic50Common
CharmanderExpedition98FireBasic50Common
ChikoritaExpedition99GrassBasic40Common
ChikoritaExpedition100GrassBasic50Common
ClefairyExpedition101ColorlessBasic50Common
CorsolaExpedition102WaterBasic60Common
CuboneExpedition103FightingBasic40Common
CyndaquilExpedition104FireBasic40Common
CyndaquilExpedition105FireBasic50Common
DiglettExpedition106FightingBasic40Common
DratiniExpedition107ColorlessBasic40Common
EkansExpedition108GrassBasic50Common
GastlyExpedition109PsychicBasic40Common
GeodudeExpedition110FightingBasic50Common
GoldeenExpedition111WaterBasic50Common
HoppipExpedition112GrassBasic40Common
HoundourExpedition113DarknessBasic50Common
KoffingExpedition114GrassBasic50Common
KrabbyExpedition115WaterBasic50Common
LarvitarExpedition116FightingBasic50Common
MachopExpedition117FightingBasic50Common
MagikarpExpedition118WaterBasic30Common
MareepExpedition119LightningBasic40Common
MarillExpedition120WaterBasic40Common
MeowthExpedition121ColorlessBasic50Common
OddishExpedition122GrassBasic50Common
PidgeyExpedition123ColorlessBasic40Common
PikachuExpedition124LightningBasic50Common
PoliwagExpedition125WaterBasic50Common
PonytaExpedition126FireBasic40Common
QwilfishExpedition127WaterBasic60Common
RattataExpedition128ColorlessBasic30Common
ShellderExpedition129WaterBasic50Common
SpearowExpedition130ColorlessBasic40Common
SquirtleExpedition131WaterBasic50Common
SquirtleExpedition132WaterBasic40Common
TaurosExpedition133ColorlessBasic70Common
TotodileExpedition134WaterBasic50Common
TotodileExpedition135WaterBasic50Common
VulpixExpedition136FireBasic50Common
Bill’s MaintenanceExpedition137Supporter0Uncommon
CopycatExpedition138Supporter0Uncommon
Dual BallExpedition139Trainer0Uncommon
Energy Removal 2Expedition140Trainer0Uncommon
Energy RestoreExpedition141Trainer0Uncommon
Mary’s ImpulseExpedition142Supporter0Uncommon
Master BallExpedition143Trainer0Uncommon
Multi Technical Machine 01Expedition144Trainer0Uncommon
Pokemon NurseExpedition145Supporter0Uncommon
Pokemon ReversalExpedition146Trainer0Uncommon
Power ChargeExpedition147Trainer0Uncommon
Professor Elm’s Training MethodExpedition148Supporter0Uncommon
Professor Oak’s ResearchExpedition149Supporter0Uncommon
Strength CharmExpedition150Item – Pokemon Tool0Uncommon
Super Scoop UpExpedition151Trainer0Uncommon
Warp PointExpedition152Trainer0Uncommon
Energy SearchExpedition153Trainer0Common
Full HealExpedition154Trainer0Common
Moo-Moo MilkExpedition155Trainer0Common
PotionExpedition156Trainer0Common
SwitchExpedition157Trainer0Common
Darkness EnergyExpedition158Special Energy0Rare
Metal EnergyExpedition159Special Energy0Rare
Fighting EnergyExpedition160Energy0Energy
Fire EnergyExpedition161Energy0Energy
Grass EnergyExpedition162Energy0Energy
Lightning EnergyExpedition163Energy0Energy
Psychic EnergyExpedition164Energy0Energy
Water EnergyExpedition165Energy0Energy
AlakazamExpedition166PsychicStage 2100Rare Holo
FeraligatrExpedition167WaterStage 2120Rare Holo
TyranitarExpedition168DarknessStage 2120Rare Holo
VenusaurExpedition169GrassStage 2100Rare Holo