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In the Pokemon video games, one of the major goals is to catch every single Pokemon. The closest equivalent that people have in real life is to acquire one or more cards for each Pokemon. Way back at the turn of the decade, when I bought Pokemon cards regularly as a collector, I dreamed of having one card for every Kanto Pokemon. By the time the Neo cards were being released in 2001, I kind of gave up on buying Pokemon cards for a few years until I bought some packs last month. From there I apparently addicted half of #psypoke on the TCG again, traded with some of them, won an eBay auction or two for hundreds of cards each, and most recently bought a booster box with my birthday money. Combining my cards from back in the day with the newer cards I've bought in 2009, I'm only missing the following Pokemon from my collection:

-Kanto Pokemon: NONE.
-Johto Pokemon: NONE.
--Missing Unowns: NONE.
-Hoenn Pokemon: NONE.
-Sinnoh Pokemon: Arceus (Hasn't been released in English yet - coming this November!!)

Update 2/14: I got my Entei and Skuntank (as well as a ripped up Articuno/burned up Zapdos) from Krisp after I thought that they were lost in the mail!
Update 2/25: I got my Tyranitar, Huntail, Gallade, Origin Giratina and Shaymin cards from Krisp! <3
Update 2/28: I got my Drapion, Unown C, Unown D and Unown Q cards in the mail from a seller on eBay.
Update 3/2: I HAVE A CARD FOR EVERY KANTO POKEMON! <3 - I got my letter from Registeel_Rocks with Nidoking, Alakazam, Unown K, Beautifly, Staraptor, Wormadam, Wormadam Steel, Lickilicky, Mamoswine, Froslass, Dialga, Phione and Shaymin.
Update 3/2: I HAVE A CARD FOR EVERY JOHTO POKEMON! <3 - I got my order from an eBay seller with Raikou, Suicune, Skyridge Dewgong and a promo Manaphy, as well as my order from another seller that had Ho-oh, Deoxys, Gastrodon East and Gastrodon West!
Update 3/2: I also got my order from another seller for Unown F, Unown P, Unown M, Shieldon, two Probopass, Burmy Trash, Wailord, Vigoroth, Bronzong, Garchomp and Skymin (as well as Secret Wonders Jynx/Seel and Mysterious Treasures Uxie)
Update 3/3: Today I got my order with Exploud, Unown O, Old Amber, Helix Fossil and Dome Fossil (as well Unseen Forces Jynx, Mysterious Treasures Dewgong, EX Dragon 74 Spoink and Majestic Dawn Piplup)! I also got my order with 12 out of 18 of the Southern Islands cards, so now I'm only missing Mew's and Ivysaur's. :3
Update 3/6: I finally finally FINALLY got a Togekiss card! Actually, I got two (as part a long story I don't feel like telling), so now both Krisp and I get a Togekiss. :o
Update 3/7: I got a Bastiodon card in a lot of 300 rare cards that I won on eBay! Only Lumineon left (out of the ones I can get now)! :D
Update 5/11: It took awhile, but I finally got my hands on a Lumineon.
Update 6/8: I received my card of my favorite Rotom form, Mow Rotom, in the mail!
Update 6/10: I got my cards for Fan, Frost and Heat Rotom! :D
Update 6/11: I got my last missing card, Wash Rotom, by trading my SMB3 cartridge for it when I met Krisp in Indiana. <3


For years, in addition to Nidoking and Alakazam, Pidgeot, Clefable, Poliwrath, Chansey, Scyther, Ditto, Snorlax and Moltres had all evaded me. But, two weeks ago, I won an auction for about 425 Pokemon cards (almost all of them for a different Pokemon) and finally got almost all of the Kanto that I had been missing for years! Unfortunately, I'm still lacking Nidoking and Alakazam, but hopefully I'll get them one day and complete the set of Kanto Pokemon (which was my original dream, even though it has been replaced by "get a card of EVERY Pokemon" now).

In addition, out of all of the Pokemon that I'm currently missing, the one I want the very most is Togekiss. Togekiss is my third favorite Pokemon EVER and I really like its Great Encounters card (this, by the way, is the only Togekiss card released in English so far). I was really, really hoping that I'd get one in the first auction that I won and I did. But then I realized that it and fifteen other cards from that first auction were counterfeits (including Ho-oh, Beautifly, Exploud, Bronzong and Gallade, which are the counterfeit cards for which I'm still missing legit copies). And I didn't win a Togekiss in the second auction that I won on eBay. Krisp even tried to win me a Togekiss card in a cheap auction, but some guy outbid her every time until she didn't have enough money left in her Paypal to buy it. So I'm still Togekiss-less right now. :(

In the booster box that I bought, I got a bunch of rare Pokemon that I was missing from my collection, including Politoed! (one of my favorite Pokemon; I also got an AWESOME Jirachi and Dragonite), and it was totally worth the birthday money that I spent to buy it. However, I ended up not getting seven rares from the set (three were Ditto, Mewtwo and Heatran, who I already had; four were Froslass, Mamoswine, Probopass and Deoxys, who I didn't already have). The frustrating part? I got reverse holo "duplicates" of seven rares in the set. So if my luck were just a little bit better, I could have gotten every single rare card in that set, rather than missing out on seven of them (two of which being Froslass and Mamoswine, two of my favorite new evolutions in DPP). Oh well.

Any rare and elusive Pokemon card stories you'd like to share? How many Pokemon are you missing from your collections?


Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:42 pm
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Frost wrote:
-Kanto Pokemon: Nidoking, Alazakam


I have 2 of those cards. But which Alakazam are you talking about? I has a Dark Alakazam.


Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:23 pm
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Kanto: Mew, Mewtwo

Johto: Hitmontop, Raikou, Suicune, Tyranitar, Ho-oh, Lugia, Celebi, Most Unkowns

Hoenn: Can't remember :

Sinnoh: Almost every body


I'm sure I'm missing more, I can't remember which ones other than the above. *digs into piles of cards*

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Frost wrote:
-Sinnoh Pokemon: Staraptor, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Steel Burmy, Grass Wormadam, Steel Wormadam, East Gastrodon, West Gastrodon, Bronzong, Garchomp, Drapion, Lumineon, Lickilicky, Togekiss, Mamoswine, Gallade, Probopass, Froslass, Dialga, Phione, Shaymin, Arceus*, Origin Giratina, Sky Shaymin, Oven Rotom*, Wash Rotom*, Frost Rotom*, Spin Rotom*, Cut Rotom*


Not anymore, thanks to your bff Krispy <3

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I have thousands of cards including the entire Kanto region.

I will go over what I have tonight and Ill get back to you.

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Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:48 am
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Just to update regarding the holes in my collection, between my last trade with Krisp, my upcoming trade with Registeel_Rocks, and cards that I bought myself on eBay (since I just got a verified PayPal account), I'm now only missing cards of Arceus and the five Rotom appliances. But I still have to wait for all of those cards to come in the mail!

Maybe later I'll update my full list of cards. I have one here but it's a few weeks out of date.


Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:00 pm
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After getting my Arceus cards in the mail on Tuesday the 24th, I officially have caught them all and now I have photographic evidence to prove it! :O

The following are my favorite cards that I own of each Pokemon. They're the ones on display in my card book.

Kanto:
-001 Bulbasaur, 002 Ivysaur, 003 Venusaur
-004 Charmander, 005 Charmeleon, 006 Charizard
-007 Squirtle, 008 Wartortle, 009 Blastoise
-010 Caterpie, 011 Metapod, 012 Butterfree
-013 Weedle, 014 Kakuna, 015 Beedrill
-016 Pidgey, 017 Pidgeotto, 018 Pidgeot
-019 Rattata, 020 Raticate
-021 Spearow, 022 Fearow
-023 Spearow, 024 Arbok
-172 Pichu, 025 Pikachu, 026 Raichu
-027 Sandshrew, 028 Sandslash
-029 Nidoran F, 030 Nidorina, 031 Nidoqueen
-032 Nidoran M, 033 Nidorino, 034 Nidoking
-173 Cleffa, 035 Clefairy, 036 Clefable
-037 Vulpix, 038 Ninetales
-174 Igglybuff, 039 Jigglypuff, 040 Wigglytuff
-041 Zubat, 042 Golbat, 169 Crobat
-043 Oddish, 044 Gloom, 045 Vileplume, 182 Bellossom
-046 Paras, 047 Parasect
-048 Venonat, 049 Venomoth
-050 Diglett, 051 Dugtrio
-052 Meowth, 053 Persian
-054 Psyduck, 055 Golduck
-056 Mankey, 057 Primeape
-058 Growlithe, 059 Arcanine
-060 Poliwag, 061 Poliwhirl, 062 Poliwrath, 186 Politoed
-063 Abra, 064 Kadabra, 065 Alakazam
-066 Machop, 067 Machoke, 068 Machamp
-069 Bellsprout, 070 Weepinbell, 071 Victreebel
-072 Tentacool, 073 Tentacruel
-074 Geodude, 075 Graveler, 076 Golem
-077 Ponyta, 078 Rapidash
-079 Slowpoke, 080 Slowbro, 199 Slowking
-081 Magnemite, 082 Magneton, 462 Magnezone
-083 Farfetch'd
-084 Doduo, 085 Dodrio
-086 Seel, 087 Dewgong
-088 Grimer, 089 Muk
-090 Shellder, 091 Cloyster
-092 Gastly, 093 Haunter, 094 Gengar
-095 Onix, 208 Steelix
-096 Drowzee, 097 Hypno
-098 Krabby, 099 Kingler
-100 Voltorb, 101 Electrode
-102 Exeggcute, 103 Exeggutor
-104 Cubone, 105 Marowak
-236 Tyrogue, 106 Hitmonlee, 107 Hitmonchan, 237 Hitmontop
-108 Lickitung, 463 Lickilicky
-109 Koffing, 110 Weezing
-111 Rhyhorn, 112 Rhydon, 464 Rhyperior
-440 Happiny, 113 Chansey, 242 Blissey
-114 Tangela, 465 Tangrowth
-115 Kangaskhan
-116 Horsea, 117 Seadra, 230 Kingdra
-118 Goldeen, 119 Seaking
-120 Staryu, 121 Starmie
-439 Mime Jr., 122 Mr. Mime
-123 Scyther, 212 Scizor
-238 Smoochum, 124 Jynx
-239 Elekid, 125 Electabuzz, 466 Electivire
-240 Magby, 126 Magmar, 467 Magmortar
-127 Pinsir
-128 Tauros, 241 Miltank
-129 Magikarp, 130 Gyarados
-131 Lapras
-132 Ditto
-133 Eevee, 134 Vaporeon, 135 Jolteon, 136 Flareon, 196 Espeon, 197 Umbreon, 469 Leafeon, 470 Glaceon
-137 Porygon, 233 Porygon2, 474 Porygon-Z
-Helix Fossil, 138 Omanyte, 139 Omastar
-Dome Fossil, 140 Kabuto, 141 Kabutops
-Old Amber, 142 Aerodactyl
-143 Snorlax, 446 Munchlax
-144 Articuno, 145 Zapdos, 146 Moltres
-147 Dratini, 148 Dragonair, 149 Dragonite
-150 Mewtwo, 151 Mew

Johto:
-152 Chikorita, 153 Bayleef, 154 Meganium
-155 Cyndaquil, 156 Quilava, 157 Typhlosion
-158 Totodile, 159 Croconaw, 160 Feraligatr
-161 Sentret, 162 Furret
-163 Hoothoot, 164 Noctowl
-165 Ledyba, 166 Ledian
-167 Spinarak, 168 Ariados
-170 Chinchou, 171 Lanturn
-175 Togepi, 176 Togetic, 468 Togekiss
-177 Natu, 178 Xatu
-179 Mareep, 180 Flaaffy, 181 Ampharos
-298 Azurill, 183 Marill, 184 Azumarill
-438 Bonsly, 185 Sudowoodo
-187 Hoppip, 188 Skiploom, 189 Jumpluff
-190 Aipom, 424 Ambipom
-191 Sunkern, 192 Sunflora
-193 Yanma, 469 Yanmega
-194 Wooper, 195 Quagsire
-198 Murkrow, 430 Honchkrow
-200 Misdreavus, 429 Mismagius
-201 Unown (all 28 forms)
-202 Wobbuffet, 360 Wynaut
-203 Girafarig
-204 Pineco, 205 Forretress
-206 Dunsparce
-207 Gligar, 472 Gliscor
-209 Snubbull, 210 Granbull
-211 Qwhofish
-213 Shuckle
-214 Heracross
-215 Sneasel, 461 Weavile
-216 Teddiursa, 217 Ursaring
-218 Slugma, 219 Magcargo
-220 Swinub, 221 Piloswine, 473 Mamoswine
-222 Corsola
-223 Remoraid, 224 Octillery
-225 Delibird
-458 Mantyke, 226 Mantine
-227 Skarmory
-228 Houndour, 229 Houndoom
-231 Phanpy, 232 Donphan
-234 Stantler
-235 Smeargle
-243 Raikou, 244 Entei, 245 Suicune
-246 Larvitar, 247 Pupitar, 248 Tyranitar
-249 Lugia, 250 Ho-oh, 251 Celebi

Hoenn:
-252 Treecko, 253 Grovyle, 254 Sceptile
-255 Torchic, 256 Combusken, 257 Blaziken
-258 Mudkip, 259 Marshtomp, 260 Swampert
-261 Poochyena, 262 Mightyena
-263 Zigzagoon, 264 Linoone
-265 Wurmple, 266 Silcoon, 267 Beautifly, 268 Cascoon, 269 Dustox
-270 Lotad, 271 Lombre, 272 Ludicolo
-273 Seedot, 274 Nuzleaf, 275 Shiftry
-276 Taillow, 277 Swellow
-278 Wingull, 279 Pelipper
-280 Ralts, 281 Kirlia, 282 Gardevoir, 475 Gallade
-283 Surskit, 284 Masquerain
-285 Shroomish, 286 Breloom
-287 Slakoth, 288 Vigoroth, 289 Slaking
-290 Nincada, 291 Ninjask, 292 Shedinja
-293 Whismur, 294 Loudred, 295 Exploud
-296 Makuhita, 297 Hariyama
-299 Nosepass, 476 Probopass
-300 Skitty, 301 Delcatty
-302 Sableye
-303 Mawile
-304 Aron, 305 Lairon, 306 Aggron
-307 Meditite, 308 Medicham
-309 Electrike, 310 Manectric
-311 Plusle, 312 Minun
-313 Volbeat, 314 Illumise
-406 Budew, 315 Roselia, 407 Roserade
-316 Gulpin, 317 Swalot
-318 Carvanha, 319 Sharpedo
-320 Wailmer, 321 Wailord
-322 Numel, 323 Camerupt
-324 Torkoal
-325 Spoink, 326 Grumpig
-327 Spinda
-328 Trapinch, 329 Vibrava, 330 Flygon
-331 Cacnea, 332 Cacturne
-333 Swablu, 334 Altaria
-335 Zangoose, 336 Seviper
-337 Lunatone, 338 Solrock
-339 Barboach, 340 Whiscash
-341 Corphish, 342 Crawdaunt
-343 Baltoy, 344 Claydol
-Root Fossil, 345 Lileep, 346 Cradily
-Claw Fossil, 347 Anorith, 348 Armaldo
-349 Feebas, 350 Milotic
-351 Castform (all four forms)
-352 Kecleon
-353 Shuppet, 354 Banette
-355 Duskull, 356 Dusclops, 477 Dusknoir
-357 Tropius
-433 Chingling, 358 Chimecho
-359 Absol
-361 Snorunt, 362 Glalie, 478 Froslass
-363 Spheal, 364 Sealeo, 365 Walrein
-366 Clamperl, 367 Huntail, 368 Gorebyss
-369 Relicanth
-370 Luvdisc
-371 Bagon, 372 Shelgon, 373 Salamence
-374 Beldum, 375 Metang, 376 Metagross
-377 Regirock, 378 Regice, 379 Registeel
-380 Latias, 381 Latios
-382 Kyogre, 383 Groudon, 384 Rayquaza
-385 Jirachi
-386 Deoxys (all four forms)

Sinnoh:
-387 Turtwig, 388 Grotle, 389 Torterra
-390 Chimchar, 391 Monferno, 392 Infernape
-393 Piplup, 394 Prinplup, 395 Empoleon
-396 Starly, 397 Staravia, 398 Staraptor
-399 Bidoof, 400 Bibarel
-401 Kricketot, 402 Kricketune
-403 Shinx, 404 Luxio, 405 Luxray
-Skull Fossil, 408 Cranidos, 409 Rampardos
-Armor Fossil, 409 Shieldon, 410 Bastiodon
-412 Burmy (all three forms)
-413 Wormadam (all three forms), 414 Mothim
-415 Combee, 416 Vespiquen
-417 Pachirisu
-418 Buizel, 419 Floatzel
-420 Cherubi, 421 Cherrim (both forms)
-422 Shellos (both forms), 423 Gastrodon (both forms)
-425 Drifloon, 426 Drifblim
-427 Buneary, 428 Lopunny
-431 Glameow, 432 Purugly
-434 Stunky, 435 Skuntank
-436 Bronzor, 437 Bronzong
-441 Chatot
-442 Spiritomb
-443 Gible, 444 Gabite, 445 Garchomp
-447 Riolu, 448 Lucario
-449 Hippopotas, 450 Hippowdon
-451 Skorupi, 452 Drapion
-453 Croagunk, 454 Toxicroak
-455 Carnivine
-456 Finneon, 457 Lumineon
-459 Snover, 460 Abomasnow
-479 Rotom (all six forms)
-480 Uxie, 481 Mesprit, 482 Azelf
-483 Dialga, 484 Palkia, 487 Giratina (both forms)
-485 Heatran, 486 Regigigas
-488 Cresselia, 491 Darkrai
-489 Phione, 490 Manaphy
-492 Shaymin (both forms)
-493 Arceus (all nine TCG forms)


Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:58 pm
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Um, I believe I have all 493 except the Rotom Forms, Regirock, Garchomp, Giratina-O, Skymin, and a few Arceus forms.

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