The 10 Best Pokemon Cards Box Sets
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Any fan of the Pokemon television show, movies, or video games is likely to enjoy the trading cards — and, yes, that goes for adults, too. The box sets featured here are designed to both jump-start beginner collections and enhance the decks of seasoned players. Plus, many of these come with fun extras, like collectible figurines, limited edition oversized cards, enamel pins, and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
October 23, 2020:
Pokemon box sets make wonderful gifts because, unlike booster boxes, a box sets contain fun extras to enhance game play, collectable pins or oversized, decorative cards.
For this update we revamped the list to reflect and keep pace with the yearly new releases. Most significantly the Champion's Path Elite Trainer Box as part of the 2020 special expansion of the Sword & Shield series. Experienced players will want to beef up their collections with the latest and greatest cards, plus this set provides an extensive guide for this new chapter in the series.
We replaced the XY Trainer Kit: Pikachu Libre and Suicune with the Let's Play Pikachu and Eevee. Both are geared towards beginners who want to learn the basics, but the Let's Play is a more recent release, plus this kit provides 2-60 card decks, double the older trainer set.
Additionally we added the Trainers Toolkit, geared towards more advanced players who want to employ more strategy in how they put a deck together.
February 26, 2019:
We've made sure to strike a balance between the number of small and large sets to accommodate players of different skill levels. More advanced players will appreciate options that boast a high ratio of rare and ultra rare cards. Children are likely to gravitate toward the boxes that are reported to contain a decent amount of eye-catching foil and holographic cards, like the Charizard GX Premium Collection, for example.