So really... what is Neo Discovery? Here are the facts:
Set Size: 75 in the US, 56 in Japan
Wizards did the holo/nonholo thing again. But unlike the times before, two cards (Butterfree and Beedrill) only had one version of them. Also like in Genesis, Wizards added in cards from the Neo 2 9-card promo set (Japan had another one for Neo 2).
Set Order: 9th set in the US, 9th set in
Release Date: June 1st, 2001 in the US, July 7th, 2000 in Japan.
Discovery was shipped out on May 24th, 2001. Neo 2 in Japan was prereleased on July 1st, 2000. Some lucky people from both nations got them that early.
Dark Raichu makes its official Japanese debut in Neo 2 (as a white star ultra rare).
As for the reason for this Central/South Americana theme is because of.... Pichu! Yes, because of that cute lil' electric rat. Why? Well, in Cuzo, Peru (in South America), there was a temple/city that was built by the Incas. The name? Macchu Picchu. See the Picchu bit? It's the same as Pichu (even it sounds the same). Cool, huh?
Neo Discovery Box Of Cards
Neo Discovery Brainwave Theme Deck
Neo Discovery Wallop Theme Deck
Neo Discovery Booster Pack
Japanese Neo 2 Promo Binder
Japanese Scizor Promo
Japanese Neo 2 Booster Pack
Symbol: The symbol for Neo Discovery was a
Native American-like temple.