Japanese Promos from Gen 1 & Gen 2

Hi there,

Requesting that the Pokemod/TCGOne community please translate/bring these missing Japanese Promos from 1997-2001 to this site. Translations for these cards are found on Bulbapedia:

https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Unnumbered_Promotional_cards_(TCG)/1996-2005

Here is a comprehensive list of those that are not on TCGOne, sorted by their release date chronologically and which Format(s) they should be legal in, it’s a total of 69 cards. There are duplicate entries if they were playable in multiple formats. If I missed any let me know in the comments:

Base-Fossil Era: Slowpoke (Playmat promo), Imakuni? (CoroCoro promo)

Base-Gym Era: Slowpoke (Playmat promo), Imakuni? (CoroCoro promo), Meowth (CoroCoro promo), Hungry Snorlax, Jynx (CoroCoro promo), Cubone (CoroCoro promo), Kangaskhan (Garura Parent/Child promo), Diglett (Asobikata promo), Dugtrio (Asobikata promo), Dragonite (Pokémon Card GB promo), Magikarp (University promo), Giovanni’s Nidoking (CoroCoro promo), Koga’s Ninja Gym (CoroCoro promo), Exeggutor (Tropical Mega Battle Promo), Tropical Wind (Tropical Mega Battle Promo), Hama-chan’s Slowking (CoroCoro promo), Misty’s Treatment (CD promo), Bulbasaur Intro Pack deck: Bulbasaur (Intro Pack 1), Raichu (Intro Pack 3), Meowth (Intro Pack 16), Ivysaur (Intro Pack 22), Electabuzz (Intro Pack 26), Jynx (Intro Pack 37), Koffing (Intro Pack 39), Squirtle Deck Intro Pack series: Wartortle (Intro Pack 3), Spearow (Intro Pack 13), Squirtle (Intro Pack 13), Growlithe (Intro Pack 26), Arcanine (Intro Pack 32), Magmar (Intro Pack 39)

Missing Gym Challenge cards: _____'s Chansey, Imakuni’s Doduo

Neo era Promos: (legal for Rocket-On/Base-Neo) Meowth (CoroCoro promo), Hungry Snorlax, Jynx (CoroCoro promo), Cubone (CoroCoro promo), Kangaskhan (Garura Parent/Child promo), Diglett (Asobikata promo), Dugtrio (Asobikata promo), Dragonite (Pokémon Card GB promo), Magikarp (University promo), Giovanni’s Nidoking (CoroCoro promo), Koga’s Ninja Gym (CoroCoro promo), Exeggutor (Tropical Mega Battle Promo), Tropical Wind (Tropical Mega Battle Promo), Hama-chan’s Slowking (CoroCoro promo), Misty’s Treatment (CD promo), Bulbasaur Intro Pack deck: Bulbasaur (Intro Pack 1), Raichu (Intro Pack 3), Meowth (Intro Pack 16), Ivysaur (Intro Pack 22), Electabuzz (Intro Pack 26), Jynx (Intro Pack 37), Koffing (Intro Pack 39), Squirtle Deck Intro Pack series: Wartortle (Intro Pack 3), Spearow (Intro Pack 13), Squirtle (Intro Pack 13), Growlithe (Intro Pack 26), Arcanine (Intro Pack 32), Magmar (Intro Pack 39), Murkrow (Pokémon Card Trainers promo), Wooper (CoroCoro promo), Steelix (Pokémon Card Trainers promo), Porygon (Fan Club promo), Dance! Neo Imakuni? (CD promo), Charizard (Premium File 2 promo), Marill (ANA promo), Togepi (ANA promo), Unown R (CoroCoro promo), Smoochum (CoroCoro promo), Dunsparce (Information Pack promo), Rocket’s Scizor (Best of Game 4), Rocket’s Sneasel (Best of Game 5), Dark Ivysaur (Pokémon Card Trainers Promo), Dark Venusaur (Pokémon Card Trainers Promo), Great Rocket’s Mewtwo (Pokémon Card GB2 promo), Lugia (Pokémon Card GB2 promo), Dark Fearow (Pokémon Card GB2 promo), Bellossom (Information Pack promo), Shining Mew (CoroCoro promo), Intro Pack Neo series:- Chikorita Half Deck: Chikorita (Intro Pack Neo 1), Sunkern (Intro Pack Neo 2, Teddiursa (Intro Pack Neo 8), Quilava (Intro Pack Neo 13), Cyndaquil (Intro Pack Neo 16), Bayleef (Intro Pack Neo 24), Magby (Chikorita Side Deck), Geodude (Chikorita Side Deck),Skarmony (Chikorita Side Deck), Intro Pack Neo series Totodile Half Deck: Marill (Intro Pack Neo 2), Hoothoot (Intro Pack Neo 3), Croconaw (Intro Pack Neo 4), Remoraid (Intro Pack Neo 10), Totodile (Intro Pack Neo 16), Qwilfish (Intro Pack Neo 24), Pichu (Totodile side deck), Abra (Totodile Side Deck)

To see them in a different view, here are the cards separated by line (not by format)

Slowpoke (Playmat promo)
Imakuni? (CoroCoro promo)
Meowth (CoroCoro promo)
Hungry Snorlax
Jynx (CoroCoro promo)
Cubone (CoroCoro promo)
Kangaskhan (Garura Parent/Child promo)
Diglett (Asobikata promo)
Dugtrio (Asobikata promo)
Dragonite (Pokémon Card GB promo)
Magikarp (University promo)
Giovanni’s Nidoking (CoroCoro promo)
Koga’s Ninja Gym (CoroCoro promo)
Exeggutor (Tropical Mega Battle Promo)
Tropical Wind (Tropical Mega Battle Promo)
Hama-chan’s Slowking (CoroCoro promo)
Imakuni’s Doduo
_____'s Chansey
Misty’s Treatment (CD promo)
Murkrow (Pokémon Card Trainers promo)
Wooper (CoroCoro promo)
Steelix (Pokémon Card Trainers promo)
Porygon (Fan Club promo)
Dance! Neo Imakuni? (CD promo)
Charizard (Premium File 2 promo)
Marill (ANA promo)
Togepi (ANA promo)
Unown R (CoroCoro promo)
Smoochum (CoroCoro promo)
Dunsparce (Information Pack promo)
Rocket’s Scizor (Best of Game 4)
Rocket’s Sneasel (Best of Game 5)
Dark Ivysaur (Pokémon Card Trainers Promo)
Dark Venusaur (Pokémon Card Trainers Promo)
Great Rocket’s Mewtwo (Pokémon Card GB2 promo)
Lugia (Pokémon Card GB2 promo)
Dark Fearow (Pokémon Card GB2 promo)
Bellossom (Information Pack promo)
Shining Mew (CoroCoro promo)
Bulbasaur (Intro Pack 1)
Raichu (Intro Pack 3)
Meowth (Intro Pack 16)
Ivysaur (Intro Pack 22)
Electabuzz (Intro Pack 26)
Jynx (Intro Pack 37)
Koffing (Intro Pack 39)
Wartortle (Intro Pack 3)
Spearow (Intro Pack 13)
Squirtle (Intro Pack 13)
Growlithe (Intro Pack 26)
Arcanine (Intro Pack 32)
Magmar (Intro Pack 39)
Chikorita (Intro Pack Neo 1)
Sunkern (Intro Pack Neo 2)
Teddiursa (Intro Pack Neo 8)
Quilava (Intro Pack Neo 13)
Cyndaquil (Intro Pack Neo 16)
Bayleef (Intro Pack Neo 24)
Magby (Chikorita Side Deck)
Geodude (Chikorita Side Deck)
Skarmony (Chikorita Side Deck)
Marill (Intro Pack Neo 2)
Hoothoot (Intro Pack Neo 3)
Croconaw (Intro Pack Neo 4)
Remoraid (Intro Pack Neo 10)
Totodile (Intro Pack Neo 16)
Qwilfish (Intro Pack Neo 24)
Pichu (Totodile Side deck)
Abra (Totodile Side Deck)

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Agreed, it would be wonderful to have those available. The Japanese had those cards available to them and there are some wonderful cards in there.

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I mean, yeah it would be cool. But wont the game suffer from some of those cards?

I don’t think so. Argentinian players included those cards in their old school tournaments, IMO it changes format a little bit, but is fun. It will be interesting having it in this site.

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The Premium File Charizard actually ought to be pretty good, especially with Blaine.

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I’d love to see all of the Japanese promos being translated into English. I’ve always wanted to play Dark Venusaur card since I’ve played it in GBC fan translation of PTCG 2!

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Even if cards are not implemented fully into the career/quickplay game modes, niche promotional cards are always great to add to the database as a way of preserving some more of the history that often gets lost through time and translation (japanese translation errors & card ruling mistakes come to mind).

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