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A Starter's Guide to Organising Pokemon Cards in a Binder

Pocket monsters, also known as Pokémon, are diminutive creatures with roots in Japan. This can only be found with their trainers or in the wild (i.e., a human). A trainer's goal is to catch every Pokémon, and guess what? There are thousands of them!  

You might acquire a sizable collection of Pokémon cards if you play the card game with the motto "Gotta catch 'em all"! However, finding the right Pokémon card will be much simpler if your collection is organised. You can also avoid buying duplicate cards by doing so.

Building a deck of Pokémon that will aid you in defeating other trainers is the aim of the card game. Here are the ways you can organise them for better card navigation:

1. By Pokedex Number  

Figure out which card number corresponds with which pokemon. This is done by looking in the official Pokédex, which is available online or at most libraries. Once you know the card number, you can start filling up your album or deck with pokemon cards corresponding to that number.

For example, if you have a collection of60 cards, and the first pokemon in the Pokédex is 0-19, then the first 20 cards in your deck would be 0-19, and the following 30 cards would be 20-49, and so on. To include cards from later generations, you'll need to find another way to organise them.

2. By Set

To organise your Pokémon cards by set, first, you need to identify which cards belong to which set. One way to do this is by looking at the copyright information on the card. For example, the Sun & Moon expansion is denoted by the text © 2016 Pokémon. 

Another way to do this is by looking at the set symbol, a small icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the card. Each expansion has its unique set symbol. Once you have identified which cards belong to which set, you can begin organising them. 

One way to do this is simply putting all the cards from one set into a pile. Another way to do this is to put the cards into protective sleeves or binders, organised by set. This will help keep your cards in good condition and prevent them from getting lost.

3. By Evolution

Simply group all the cards of a certain Pokémon together, starting with the basic form and working your way up to the final evolution. For example, if you were looking for all the Machamp cards, you would start by finding all the Machop cards, then the Machoke cards, and finally the Machamp cards. This method is also helpful when building a complete set of a specific Pokémon, as you can easily see which cards you are missing.

4. By Type

One way to organise Pokemon cards is by type. There are 18 types of pokemon, and each type has different strengths and weaknesses. For example, water-type pokemon are strong against fire-type pokemon but weak against grass-type pokemon.

Organising your cards by type can be helpful when playing the game, as it allows you to find the card you need quickly. It also makes building decks focused on a particular type (or types) of pokemon.


One of the most important things when it comes to playing the Pokemon card game is having your cards organised. This can be done in several ways, but the most important thing is to have a system that works for you. There are a few different ways to organise your cards, so find the one that works best for you and stick with it. 

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