Before we get started honestly we have very little knowledge of Pokemon Cards and current day Pokemon in general. We’ve played a couple of the earlier games in our school days and watched a bit of the anime. That being said these cards brought back some fond memories from about 15 years ago and we were pleasantly surprised to see Pokemon and Pokemon Cards still entertaining people all these years later.
We purchased one single pack of the latest series (Release Feb 2015) XY Primal Clash (가이아 볼케이노), costing just ₩500 (50¢). After some quick research (http://pokebeach.com) we where able to work out which cards we had received. So here are the 5 Pokemon Cards from our Korean XY Primal Clash Pack (in English and Korean):
- 마그마그 = Slugma
- 두더류 = Drilbur
- 니드리나 = Nidorina
- 요가램 = Medicham
- 선배 & 후배 = Teammates
There are a few differences between the English version and Korean. Firstly the names, maybe they’re more similar to the Japanese but only 1 is the same in both Korean and English. Secondly the height and weight of each Pokemon is in metric rather than imperial, for obvious reasons. Finally number of cards in the set is lower at just 70 vs. 160, not really sure why.
Overall these cards are nostalgic and a cheap / fun little memento.
Pictures of Our South Korean Pokemon Cards (XY Primal Clash)
Here are the 5 cards we got from our single Korean Pokemon XY Primal Clash Pack, plus a Korean Pokemon League card;
Also here are a few more of the XY Primal Clash packet;
As always if you have any questions about Korean Toys, Pokemon or anything else related please feel free to let us know. Either below, by Email or via Twitter or Facebook.
Tim & Jeonghye
Hello! Thanks for the awesome article! I was wondering where you bought these cards! I am currently in Korea, studying abroad right now and would love to pick up some Korean Pokemon cards for the hell of it (being a Pokemon fan and all)! Plus, if you got them for 500 won for 5 cards, dude, why not right?
Yes 500 won for a pack.
Most stationary stores have them in the small toys area. At least this is where we found some.
Toy stores would also be a good place to look.
There is something called a moon gu jeum (like you said,a small toy shop) and you can buy one pack that contains 5 cards and is 500 won. I know cause I’m a Korea citizen.