Pokémon TCG — Black & White Print Run; Final
  By nick15 [February 8, 2012 - 04:39]
[Last Updated: February 9, 2012 - 10:30]  

Pokémon TCG: Black & White

This is the print run info for the Pokémon TCG set Black & White.

But first, some facts:

• This information is based on 203 packs of Black & White. This data is subject to change upon receiving more packs.

• There are 121 cards in the print run.
• The print run also involves one single set of cards. This is, as opposed to Magic: the Gathering, where a single set has at least two separate print runs, one of which is the “good” print run while the other is the “bad” print run, and a pack of cards would consist of cards from either one run or the other, but not both.
—– I presume this “single print run” is something that Nintendo kept using after they took over the game in 2003, as Wizards also did the “single print run” too when they ran the game (at least, according to the Gym Challenge Print Run I did).

• Most cards were listed three times. Trainers, however, are listed four times, while energy cards were listed once each.
—– Two Pokemon cards, however, were listed four times instead of the regular three; Pidove #84 and Woobat #50.

• Speaking of which, the Energy cards were listed in type order (starting with Grass, then Fire, Water, etc)
• Furthermore, the Energy cards were placed in the print run–generally–15 cards from each other. That is, 15 cards after one energy card is another energy card. (“Generally 15″ means that twice it’s 16 cards away, and once it’s 14 cards away).
• Four times in the print run cards were regularly flipped with one another; that is, in one pack the cards are in order A B, then the next pack the same two cards will instead be B A. In these four times they happened on a regular basis… and oddly, three of the four involved card 7 (Pansage). I wonder why??

• The average distance between one card to another copy of itself on the Common sheet is 39 cards (consider that there are 43 commons in the set)
• The minimum distance “” “” “” is 19 cards (Woobat #50); this doesn’t count the 14-16 card distance between the Basic Energy cards.
• The maximum distance “” “” “” is 61 cards (Klink #74)

• Based on the raw data, the common cards which have been disproportionately packed are:
—- OVER: Pansear #21 (3.45%, +0.97%), Panpour #33 and Timburr #58 (2.96%, +0.48%), Oshawott #27 and Scraggy #68 (2.86%, +0.38%)
—- UNDER: Sandile #63, Joltik #44 and Deerling #13 (1.87%, -0.61%), Potion #100 (2.86%, -0.45%)
• Although the Uncommon Print Run is incomplete, the cards which have been possibly disproportionately packed include:
—- OVER: Pokémon Communication #99 (3.94%), Poké Ball #97 and Super Scoop Up #103 (3.61%)
—- UNDER: Dewott #30, Servine #4 and Klang #75 (1.64%), Pignite #17 (1.81%)
Consider that a card that appears only 2 times in a 121 card sheet is 1.65%, a card that appears 3 times is 2.48%, while 4 times is 3.31%
• Why these cards have been disproportionately packed is a complete mystery to me.


And now, the print run! Now, the position where I chose to start the list is completely arbitrary; I can’t figure out where the ACTUAL start of the print run is, although I suspect that it started in between the Metal and Grass basic energy cards, such as either starting with the Grass energy card or ending with the Metal one.

## NAME [VERSION] # IN SET
1 9
Grass-type
Petilil
3
2 77
Colorless-Type
Patrat [50 HP] 3
3 100
Trainer
Potion
4
4 88
Colorless-Type
Mincino
3
5 7
Grass-type
Pansage
3
6 66
Darkness-Type
Purrloin
3
7 93
Trainer
Energy Search
4
8 70
Darkness-Type
Zorua
3
9 21
Fire-Type
Pansear
3
10 78
Colorless-Type
Patrat [60 HP] 3
11 33
Water-Type
Panpour
3
12 2
Grass-type
Snivy [1 ATK] 3
13 40
Lightning-Type
Blitzle [Rear Kick] 3
14 16
Fire-Type
Tepig [70 HP] 3
15 105
Energy
Grass Energy
1
16 44
Lightning-Type
Joltik [40 HP] 3
17 84
Colorless-Type
Pidove
4
18 28
Water-Type
Oshawott [1 ATK] 3
19 55
Psychic-Type
Solosis
3
20 104
Trainer
Switch
4
21 81
Colorless-Type
Lillipup [60 HP] 3
22 23
Fire-Type
Darumaka [1 ATK] 3
23 1
Grass-type
Snivy [2 ATK] 3
24 13
Grass-type
Deerling
3
25 45
Lightning-Type
Joltik [30 HP] 3
26 15
Fire-Type
Tepig [60 HP] 3
27 52
Psychic-Type
Venipede
3
28 93
Trainer
Energy Search
4
29 106
Energy
Fire Energy
1
30 80
Colorless-Type
Lillipup [50 HP] 3
31 9
Grass-type
Petilil
3
32 41
Lightning-Type
Blitzle [Stomp] 3
33 36
Water-Type
Ducklett
3
34 100
Trainer
Potion
4
35 74
Metal-Type
Klink
3
36 21
Fire-Type
Pansear
3
37 58
Fighting-Type
Timburr [60 HP] 3
38 7
Grass-type
Pansage
3
39 50
Psychic-Type
Woobat
4
40 77
Colorless-Type
Patrat [50 HP] 3
41 2
Grass-type
Snivy [1 ATK] 3
42 68
Darkness-Type
Scraggy
3
43 27
Water-Type
Oshawott [2 ATK] 3
44 107
Energy
Water Energy
1
45 59
Fighting-Type
Timburr [70 HP] 3
46 84
Colorless-Type
Pidove
4
47 88
Colorless-Type
Mincino
3
48 33
Water-Type
Panpour
3
49 40
Lightning-Type
Blitzle [Rear Kick] 3
50 93
Trainer
Energy Search
4
51 28
Water-Type
Oshawott [1 ATK] 3
52 66
Darkness-Type
Purrloin
3
53 104
Trainer
Switch
4
54 78
Colorless-Type
Patrat [60 HP] 3
55 44
Lightning-Type
Joltik [40 HP] 3
56 100
Trainer
Potion
4
57 63
Fighting-Type
Sandile
3
58 16
Fire-Type
Tepig [70 HP] 3
59 108
Energy
Lighting Energy
1
60 70
Darkness-Type
Zorua
3
61 13
Grass-type
Deerling
3
62 81
Colorless-Type
Lillipup [60 HP] 3
63 52
Psychic-Type
Venipede
3
64 23
Fire-Type
Darumaka [1 ATK] 3
65 41
Lightning-Type
Blitzle [Stomp] 3
66 50
Psychic-Type
Woobat
4
67 80
Colorless-Type
Lillipup [50 HP] 3
68 36
Water-Type
Ducklett
3
69 74
Metal-Type
Klink
3
70 84
Colorless-Type
Pidove
4
71 68
Darkness-Type
Scraggy
3
72 21
Fire-Type
Pansear
3
73 45
Lightning-Type
Joltik [30 HP] 3
74 109
Energy
Psychic Energy
1
75 55
Psychic-Type
Solosis
3
76 40
Lightning-Type
Blitzle [Rear Kick] 3
77 1
Grass-type
Snivy [2 ATK] 3
78 59
Fighting-Type
Timburr [70 HP] 3
79 15
Fire-Type
Tepig [60 HP] 3
80 9
Grass-type
Petilil
3
81 77
Colorless-Type
Patrat [50 HP] 3
82 7
Grass-type
Pansage
3
83 63
Fighting-Type
Sandile
3
84 27
Water-Type
Oshawott [2 ATK] 3
85 88
Colorless-Type
Mincino
3
86 104
Trainer
Switch
4
87 58
Fighting-Type
Timburr [60 HP] 3
88 33
Water-Type
Panpour
3
89 110
Energy
Fighting Energy
1
90 66
Darkness-Type
Purrloin
3
91 2
Grass-type
Snivy [1 ATK] 3
92 100
Trainer
Potion
4
93 78
Colorless-Type
Patrat [60 HP] 3
94 23
Fire-Type
Darumaka [1 ATK] 3
95 74
Metal-Type
Klink
3
96 50
Psychic-Type
Woobat
4
97 81
Colorless-Type
Lillipup [60 HP] 3
98 16
Fire-Type
Tepig [70 HP] 3
99 52
Psychic-Type
Venipede
3
100 93
Trainer
Energy Search
4
101 70
Darkness-Type
Zorua
3
102 28
Water-Type
Oshawott [1 ATK] 3
103 15
Fire-Type
Tepig [60 HP] 3
104 41
Lightning-Type
Blitzle [Stomp] 3
105 111
Energy
Darkness Energy
1
106 80
Colorless-Type
Lillipup [50 HP] 3
107 1
Grass-type
Snivy [2 ATK] 3
108 59
Fighting-Type
Timburr [70 HP] 3
109 36
Water-Type
Ducklett
3
110 84
Colorless-Type
Pidove
4
111 45
Lightning-Type
Joltik [30 HP] 3
112 13
Grass-type
Deerling
3
113 44
Lightning-Type
Joltik [40 HP] 3
114 55
Psychic-Type
Solosis
3
115 50
Psychic-Type
Woobat
4
116 58
Fighting-Type
Timburr [60 HP] 3
117 27
Water-Type
Oshawott [2 ATK] 3
118 68
Darkness-Type
Scraggy
3
119 104
Trainer
Switch
4
120 112
Energy
Metal Energy
1
121 63
Fighting-Type
Sandile
3
———- [Loops back to the beginning at this point.] ———————————

As for the Uncommon Print Run, it is currently incomplete. However, I managed to get about 75% of it done, with a few gaps due to a lack of data. Here is what I got so far; as soon as I get more data, I’ll add it to this list.

Black & White Uncommon Print Run Data, Incomplete


THANKS TO the following from the PokéGym forums for helping out with this print run!
* lifevirus7
* Sandslash7
* TeamRocket4Life
* Darkrai*
* espeon200
* Gengar16
* AyameHikaru
* Ditto
* Chucks


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