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SOUTHERN ISLANDS
Promo Set... Good times.

Links:
Southern Islands Card List

So really... what is Southern Islands? Here are the facts:

Set Size: 18 in the US and in Japan
The cards weren't sold in packs, but instead in a presorted package of three cards (in Japan) or in a really cool binder (in the US). For Japan, there were 6 of these packages in all, with 3 of them in each (thus 18 cards).

Set Order: It's not really a set, so it doesn't count.

Release Date: Summer 1999 in Japan; Fall 2001 in the US
SI was a 18 card promo set for the second Pokémon movie release in Japan (known as Revelation Lugia there).

Other Goodies:
• One of the cards in each of the Japanese packages was a reverse holo, but the holo itself was more like the Wizards Shiney Pokémon found in Neo Destiny than regular holos. .... So this means that there were 6 holos in this.
• The English release of SI changed the holos into just regular holo cards.
• This set was also released before Pokémon Gold/Silver was in Japan, so it gave everyone a look at some of the "new" Pokémon (which were Marill, Ladyba, and Togepi).

Other Images:
Butterfree
Exeggutor
Ivysaur
Jigglypuff
Lapras
Lickitung
Marill
Mew
Onix
Pidgeot
Primeape
Raticate
Ladyba
Slowking
Tentacruel
Togepi
Vileplume
Wartortle

Symbol: The symbol for SI was a palm tree (a la Magic the Gathering's Mirage set symbol).


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