Rising Rivals (Pokemon TCG)

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Cards in set English: 120 | Japanese: 90
Set number English: 40 | Japanese: 40
Release date English: May 20, 2009 | Japanese: Dec. 26, 2008

Pokémon TCG: Platinum – Rising Rivals (Japanese: Bonds to the End of Time) is the name given to the second expansion of cards of the Platinum era of the Trading Card Game.

Rising Rivals is the second expansion in the Platinum series and the second set based on Pokémon Platinum and, more specifically, its redesigned Gym Leader and Elite Four lineups.

The Pokémon featured in the set, unlike in Platinum, are based on Pokémon owned by Sinnoh's Gym Leaders and Elite Four members. The set and its deck kit also introduce two new types of Pokémon SP: Pokémon Pokémon GL and Pokémon Pokémon 4. Pokémon Pokémon GL are classified as "Gym Leader's Pokémon" and Pokémon Pokémon 4 are classified as "Elite Four's Pokémon" and are all Pokémon that are seen as part of Gym Leader and Elite Four lineups in Pokémon Platinum.

Other expansions before this to feature Gym Leader's Pokémon are Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge and Pokémon VS, but only Pokémon VS and EX Power Keepers previously featured Pokémon of the Elite Four.


  • With nine Pokémon LV.X, this set includes more than any other English set.
  • While sets have included the special Metal Energy and special Darkness Energy despite the introduction of their basic forms, the Japanese version of the set is the first expansion that includes both the basic and special variations.
  • This set's prerelease sleeve is Rotom and its 5 forms.
  • As with Pokémon VS, one artist illustrated all of the cards for each Gym Leader's Pokémon, excepting LV.X cards: Suwama Chiaki (Roark), Kanako Eo (Gardenia), Kagemaru Himeno (Maylene and Bertha), Midori Harada (Crasher Wake), Naoyo Kimura (Fantina), Hajime Kusajima (Byron), Atsuko Nishida (Candice), Kouki Saitou (Volkner and Aaron), Masakazu Fukuda (Flint) and Mitsuhiro Arita (Lucian).

NameSetNumberTypeCard TypeHPRarity
ArcanineRising Rivals1FireStage 1100Rare Holo
Bastiodon GLRising Rivals2MetalBasic (SP)90Rare Holo
Darkrai GRising Rivals3DarknessBasic (SP)90Rare Holo
Floatzel GLRising Rivals4WaterBasic (SP)80Rare Holo
FlygonRising Rivals5ColorlessStage 2120Rare Holo
Froslass GLRising Rivals6WaterBasic (SP)70Rare Holo
JirachiRising Rivals7MetalBasic60Rare Holo
Lucario GLRising Rivals8FightingBasic (SP)80Rare Holo
Luxray GLRising Rivals9LightningBasic (SP)80Rare Holo
Mismagius GLRising Rivals10PsychicBasic (SP)80Rare Holo
Rampardos GLRising Rivals11FightingBasic (SP)90Rare Holo
Roserade GLRising Rivals12GrassBasic (SP)80Rare Holo
ShiftryRising Rivals13DarknessStage 2130Rare Holo
AggronRising Rivals14MetalStage 2130Rare
BeedrillRising Rivals15GrassStage 2110Rare
Bronzong 4Rising Rivals16PsychicBasic (SP)90Rare
Drapion 4Rising Rivals17DarknessBasic (SP)100Rare
Espeon 4Rising Rivals18PsychicBasic (SP)80Rare
FlareonRising Rivals19FireStage 180Rare
Gallade 4Rising Rivals20PsychicBasic (SP)80Rare
Gastrodon East SeaRising Rivals21WaterStage 190Rare
Gastrodon West SeaRising Rivals22FightingStage 1110Rare
Golem 4Rising Rivals23FightingBasic (SP)110Rare
Heracross 4Rising Rivals24GrassBasic (SP)90Rare
HippowdonRising Rivals25FightingStage 1110Rare
JolteonRising Rivals26LightningStage 180Rare
Mamoswine GLRising Rivals27WaterBasic (SP)100Rare
Mr. Mime 4Rising Rivals28PsychicBasic (SP)70Rare
NidokingRising Rivals29FightingStage 2130Rare
NidoqueenRising Rivals30PsychicStage 2120Rare
Raichu GLRising Rivals31LightningBasic (SP)80Rare
Rhyperior 4Rising Rivals32FightingBasic (SP)100Rare
SnorlaxRising Rivals33ColorlessBasic100Rare
VaporeonRising Rivals34WaterStage 190Rare
Vespiquen 4Rising Rivals35GrassBasic (SP)80Rare
WalreinRising Rivals36WaterStage 2140Rare
Yanmega 4Rising Rivals37GrassBasic (SP)90Rare
Alakazam 4Rising Rivals38PsychicBasic (SP)80Uncommon
Electrode GRising Rivals39LightningBasic (SP)70Uncommon
Gengar GLRising Rivals40PsychicBasic (SP)70Uncommon
GlaceonRising Rivals41WaterStage 180Uncommon
Hippowdon 4Rising Rivals42FightingBasic (SP)90Uncommon
Infernape 4Rising Rivals43FireBasic (SP)90Uncommon
LaironRising Rivals44MetalStage 180Uncommon
LeafeonRising Rivals45GrassStage 190Uncommon
Machamp GLRising Rivals46FightingBasic (SP)100Uncommon
Rapidash 4Rising Rivals47FireBasic (SP)70Uncommon
Scizor 4Rising Rivals48GrassBasic (SP)80Uncommon
SharpedoRising Rivals49DarknessStage 190Uncommon
StarmieRising Rivals50WaterStage 180Uncommon
Steelix GLRising Rivals51MetalBasic (SP)110Uncommon
TropiusRising Rivals52GrassBasic80Uncommon
VibravaRising Rivals53ColorlessStage 170Uncommon
Whiscash 4Rising Rivals54FightingBasic (SP)80Uncommon
Aerodactyl GLRising Rivals55FightingBasic (SP)80Common
Ambipom GRising Rivals56ColorlessBasic (SP)80Common
AronRising Rivals57MetalBasic50Common
CarvanhaRising Rivals58DarknessBasic40Common
EeveeRising Rivals59ColorlessBasic50Common
Flareon 4Rising Rivals60FireBasic (SP)70Common
Forretress GRising Rivals61MetalBasic (SP)80Common
Gliscor 4Rising Rivals62FightingBasic (SP)80Common
GrowlitheRising Rivals63FireBasic70Common
HippopotasRising Rivals64FightingBasic70Common
Houndoom 4Rising Rivals65DarknessBasic (SP)80Common
KakunaRising Rivals66GrassStage 180Common
KecleonRising Rivals67ColorlessBasic70Common
KoffingRising Rivals68PsychicBasic60Common
MunchlaxRising Rivals69ColorlessBasic70Common
MunchlaxRising Rivals70ColorlessBasic70Common
Nidoran FemaleRising Rivals71PsychicBasic60Common
Nidoran MaleRising Rivals72PsychicBasic50Common
NidorinaRising Rivals73PsychicStage 180Common
NidorinoRising Rivals74PsychicStage 180Common
NuzleafRising Rivals75DarknessStage 180Common
Quagsire GLRising Rivals76WaterBasic (SP)90Common
SealeoRising Rivals77WaterStage 180Common
SeedotRising Rivals78GrassBasic40Common
Shellos East SeaRising Rivals79WaterBasic60Common
Shellos West SeaRising Rivals80WaterBasic70Common
SnorlaxRising Rivals81ColorlessBasic100Common
SphealRising Rivals82WaterBasic60Common
StaryuRising Rivals83WaterBasic50Common
TrapinchRising Rivals84FightingBasic50Common
Turtwig GLRising Rivals85GrassBasic (SP)90Common
WeedleRising Rivals86GrassBasic60Common
WeezingRising Rivals87PsychicStage 180Common
Aaron’s CollectionRising Rivals88Supporter0Uncommon
Bebe’s SearchRising Rivals89Supporter0Uncommon
Bertha’s WarmthRising Rivals90Supporter0Uncommon
Flint’s WillpowerRising Rivals91Supporter0Uncommon
Lucian’s AssignmentRising Rivals92Supporter0Common
Pokemon Contest HallRising Rivals93Stadium0Uncommon
Sunyshore City GymRising Rivals94Stadium0Uncommon
Team Galactic’s Invention G-107 Technical Machine GRising Rivals95Trainer0Uncommon
Team Galactic’s Invention G-109 SP RadarRising Rivals96Trainer0Uncommon
Underground ExpeditionRising Rivals97Supporter0Uncommon
Volkner’s PhilosophyRising Rivals98Supporter0Uncommon
Darkness EnergyRising Rivals99Special Energy0Uncommon
Metal EnergyRising Rivals100Special Energy0Uncommon
SP EnergyRising Rivals101Special Energy0Uncommon
Upper EnergyRising Rivals102Special Energy0Uncommon
Alakazam 4 LV.XRising Rivals103PsychicLevel-Up (SP)100Rare Holo LV.X
Floatzel GL LV.XRising Rivals104WaterLevel-Up (SP)100Rare Holo LV.X
Flygon LV.XRising Rivals105ColorlessLevel-Up140Rare Holo LV.X
Gallade 4 LV.XRising Rivals106PsychicLevel-Up (SP)100Rare Holo LV.X
Hippowdon LV.XRising Rivals107FightingLevel-Up130Rare Holo LV.X
Infernape 4 LV.XRising Rivals108FireLevel-Up (SP)110Rare Holo LV.X
Luxray GL LV.XRising Rivals109LightningLevel-Up (SP)110Rare Holo LV.X
Mismagius GL LV.XRising Rivals110PsychicLevel-Up (SP)100Rare Holo LV.X
Snorlax LV.XRising Rivals111ColorlessLevel-Up130Rare Holo LV.X
PikachuRising Rivals112LightningBasic40Rare Holo
Flying PikachuRising Rivals113LightningBasic40Rare Holo
Surfing PikachuRising Rivals114LightningBasic50Rare Holo
Fan RotomRising Rivals115LightningBasic70Rare Holo
Frost RotomRising Rivals116LightningBasic90Rare Holo
Heat RotomRising Rivals117LightningBasic80Rare Holo
Mow RotomRising Rivals118LightningBasic90Rare Holo
Wash RotomRising Rivals119LightningBasic90Rare Holo
Charon’s ChoiceRising Rivals120Supporter0Rare Holo