Legendary Collections (Pokemon TCG)

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Cards in set: 110
Set number: 12
Release date: May 24, 2002

Legendary Collection is the name given to a reprint set of cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game released only in English.

This set was never released in Japan. This is the first English set since Base Set 2 to not have a 1st Edition run. Legendary Collection was basically a "Base Set 3"; a sequel to Base Set 2. This was a bold move for Wizards of the Coast, considering that Base 2 wasn't well received by the Pokémon TCG community in general. Many believe that the unpopularity of Base Set 2 was the reason why Legendary Collection wasn't called "Base Set 3". Ironically, however, Legendary Collection ended up becoming one of Wizards' more successful Pokémon TCG sets.

Like Base Set 2, Legendary Collection was a combination of cards from previous sets, specifically Base Set, Jungle, Fossil, and Team Rocket. One Black Star Promo even made its way into this set: Mewtwo.

To appeal to players, Legendary Collection was the first Pokémon set that was actually built for tournaments. The pack set up has Pokémon of the same type in it, a very useful setup for Sealed Draft tournaments. The set was also built with the Modified tournament format in mind, so old cards that would help modern Modified decks made the cut while considerably broken cards from the past (like Hitmonchan and Professor Oak) were kept out.

To appeal to collectors, Legendary Collection was the first set to include two new trends for the Pokémon TCG - reverse-holographic refractors and Box Toppers. Wizards took a hint from Magic and made a reverse-holo refractor card for every single card in the set. This trend carried over with Nintendo's occupation of the TCG, and has featured in every expansion since. Box toppers, jumbo sized versions of a number of cards from the set (4 of them in this case), were also inserted in every box.

NameSetNumberTypeCard TypeHPRarity
AlakazamLegendary Collection1PsychicStage 280Rare Holo
ArticunoLegendary Collection2WaterBasic70Rare Holo
CharizardLegendary Collection3FireStage 2120Rare Holo
Dark BlastoiseLegendary Collection4WaterStage 270Rare Holo
Dark DragoniteLegendary Collection5ColorlessStage 270Rare Holo
Dark PersianLegendary Collection6ColorlessStage 160Rare Holo
Dark RaichuLegendary Collection7LightningStage 170Rare Holo
Dark SlowbroLegendary Collection8PsychicStage 160Rare Holo
Dark VaporeonLegendary Collection9WaterStage 160Rare Holo
FlareonLegendary Collection10FireStage 170Rare Holo
GengarLegendary Collection11PsychicStage 280Rare Holo
GyaradosLegendary Collection12WaterStage 1100Rare Holo
HitmonleeLegendary Collection13FightingBasic60Rare Holo
JolteonLegendary Collection14LightningStage 170Rare Holo
MachampLegendary Collection15FightingStage 2100Rare Holo
MukLegendary Collection16GrassStage 170Rare Holo
NinetalesLegendary Collection17FireStage 180Rare Holo
VenusaurLegendary Collection18GrassStage 2100Rare Holo
ZapdosLegendary Collection19LightningBasic90Rare Holo
BeedrillLegendary Collection20GrassStage 280Rare
ButterfreeLegendary Collection21GrassStage 270Rare
ElectrodeLegendary Collection22LightningStage 190Rare
ExeggutorLegendary Collection23GrassStage 180Rare
GolemLegendary Collection24FightingStage 280Rare
HypnoLegendary Collection25PsychicStage 190Rare
JynxLegendary Collection26PsychicBasic70Rare
KabutopsLegendary Collection27FightingStage 260Rare
MagnetonLegendary Collection28LightningStage 180Rare
MewtwoLegendary Collection29PsychicBasic60Rare
MoltresLegendary Collection30FireBasic70Rare
NidokingLegendary Collection31GrassStage 290Rare
NidoqueenLegendary Collection32GrassStage 290Rare
PidgeotLegendary Collection33ColorlessStage 280Rare
PidgeottoLegendary Collection34ColorlessStage 160Rare
RhydonLegendary Collection35FightingStage 1100Rare
ArcanineLegendary Collection36FireStage 1100Uncommon
CharmeleonLegendary Collection37FireStage 180Uncommon
Dark DragonairLegendary Collection38ColorlessStage 160Uncommon
Dark WartortleLegendary Collection39WaterStage 160Uncommon
DewgongLegendary Collection40WaterStage 180Uncommon
DodrioLegendary Collection41ColorlessStage 170Uncommon
FearowLegendary Collection42ColorlessStage 170Uncommon
GolduckLegendary Collection43WaterStage 170Uncommon
GravelerLegendary Collection44FightingStage 160Uncommon
GrowlitheLegendary Collection45FireBasic60Uncommon
HaunterLegendary Collection46PsychicStage 150Uncommon
IvysaurLegendary Collection47GrassStage 160Uncommon
KabutoLegendary Collection48FightingStage 130Uncommon
KadabraLegendary Collection49PsychicStage 160Uncommon
KakunaLegendary Collection50GrassStage 180Uncommon
MachokeLegendary Collection51FightingStage 180Uncommon
MagikarpLegendary Collection52WaterBasic30Uncommon
MeowthLegendary Collection53ColorlessBasic50Uncommon
MetapodLegendary Collection54GrassStage 170Uncommon
NidorinaLegendary Collection55GrassStage 170Uncommon
NidorinoLegendary Collection56GrassStage 160Uncommon
OmanyteLegendary Collection57WaterStage 140Uncommon
OmastarLegendary Collection58WaterStage 270Uncommon
PrimeapeLegendary Collection59FightingStage 170Uncommon
RapidashLegendary Collection60FireStage 170Uncommon
RaticateLegendary Collection61ColorlessStage 160Uncommon
SandslashLegendary Collection62FightingStage 170Uncommon
SeadraLegendary Collection63WaterStage 160Uncommon
SnorlaxLegendary Collection64ColorlessBasic90Uncommon
TaurosLegendary Collection65ColorlessBasic60Uncommon
TentacruelLegendary Collection66WaterStage 160Uncommon
AbraLegendary Collection67PsychicBasic30Common
BulbasaurLegendary Collection68GrassBasic40Common
CaterpieLegendary Collection69GrassBasic40Common
CharmanderLegendary Collection70FireBasic50Common
DoduoLegendary Collection71ColorlessBasic50Common
DratiniLegendary Collection72ColorlessBasic40Common
DrowzeeLegendary Collection73PsychicBasic50Common
EeveeLegendary Collection74ColorlessBasic50Common
ExeggcuteLegendary Collection75GrassBasic50Common
GastlyLegendary Collection76PsychicBasic50Common
GeodudeLegendary Collection77FightingBasic50Common
GrimerLegendary Collection78GrassBasic50Common
MachopLegendary Collection79FightingBasic50Common
MagnemiteLegendary Collection80LightningBasic40Common
MankeyLegendary Collection81FightingBasic40Common
Nidoran FemaleLegendary Collection82GrassBasic60Common
Nidoran MaleLegendary Collection83GrassBasic40Common
OnixLegendary Collection84FightingBasic90Common
PidgeyLegendary Collection85ColorlessBasic40Common
PikachuLegendary Collection86LightningBasic50Common
PonytaLegendary Collection87FireBasic40Common
PsyduckLegendary Collection88WaterBasic50Common
RattataLegendary Collection89ColorlessBasic30Common
RhyhornLegendary Collection90FightingBasic70Common
SandshrewLegendary Collection91FightingBasic40Common
SeelLegendary Collection92WaterBasic60Common
SlowpokeLegendary Collection93PsychicBasic50Common
SpearowLegendary Collection94ColorlessBasic50Common
SquirtleLegendary Collection95WaterBasic40Common
TentacoolLegendary Collection96WaterBasic30Common
VoltorbLegendary Collection97LightningBasic40Common
VulpixLegendary Collection98FireBasic50Common
WeedleLegendary Collection99GrassBasic40Common
Full Heal EnergyLegendary Collection100Special Energy0Uncommon
Potion EnergyLegendary Collection101Special Energy0Uncommon
Pokemon BreederLegendary Collection102Trainer0Rare
Pokemon TraderLegendary Collection103Trainer0Rare
Scoop UpLegendary Collection104Trainer0Rare
The Boss’s WayLegendary Collection105Trainer0Uncommon
Challenge!Legendary Collection106Trainer0Uncommon
Energy RetrievalLegendary Collection107Trainer0Uncommon
BillLegendary Collection108Trainer0Common
Mysterious FossilLegendary Collection109Trainer10Common
PotionLegendary Collection110Trainer0Common