So really... what
is Neo Genesis? Here are the facts:
111 in the US, 96 in Japan
There was a 9 card promo set released in Japan before Neo 1
was released. When it came time to release Neo 1 in the US,
Wizards decided to add the 9 card promo set to the existing
96 card, along with 6 energy cards, thus brining the total
up to 111 cards.
Order: 8th set in the US, 8th set in
Date: December 16th, 2000 in the US,
February 4th 1999 in Japan.
Genesis was released twice. Huh?! .... Actually,
Genesis was first released in December as a "teaser"
release. That is, stores only recieved a few boxes of
Genesis and none of the Preconstructed decks. Later
on January 15th, 2001, Genesis was "offiically"
released (with preconstructed decks and plenty of boxes to
Neo Genesis marked the first set to
contain some of the new "Johto" Pokémon found in
Pokémon Gold & Silver. Along with this
release came two new card types; Darkness and Metal.
Aside from the added Pokémon types, two new
card types were added; Baby Pokémon (with a built in
"Sand-Attack" ability) and Poké Tools (which are
"Permanent" trainer cards attached to a
Japanese Neo 1 Promo Binder (Front)
Japanese Neo 1 Promo Binder (Back)
Japanese Neo 1 Starter Deck
Japanese Neo 1 Pack-o-cards
Japanese Neo Title
Neo Genesis Booster Box
Neo Genesis Quilava Pack
The symbol for Neo Genesis was a double star. Some
poor suckers though two stars meant "ultra-rare".