Learn more about how rare your Pokelon NFTs are!
So you’re on your way to being the very best and have managed to catch yourself some buck-wild Pokelon. Hell, you might even have a pretty substantial collection by now!
But learning how about rarity will help you make better trades. And this guide will cover all the different types of Pokelon NFTs available!
Currently, there are four separate editions. Confused yet? Don’t be. It’s super easy. To check the edition of your card, simply look at the very bottom of the card!
Zero Edition (0E): These are the very first Pokelon ever produced. Only people who were with the project at the very beginning have these. They’re best thought of as prototypes and many of them have powers that are way, way too overpowered. They’re also notable because they do not have a rarity level listed at the bottom. These cards are extremely rare and you probably won’t encounter them often. But don’t worry, they don’t actually have these stats when played in the game. They play exactly like 1E cards.
First Edition (1E): First edition cards are designed with nostalgia in mind, looking exactly like their 1990’s counterparts. They have a gold border, a gold spinning pedestal and are, of course, marked as “First Edition” at the bottom. Only holographic cards of this Edition have animation beyond the spinning pedestal. These cards are fairly rare and we’ll address why in the “Rarity” section at the bottom of this article.
Second Edition(2E): This is the current edition. Second Edition cards have animated pedestals that match the Pokelon’s type and have animation behind them, even on non-holographic cards. They’re easily identified by their dark silver border and oversized artwork on non-holographic cards. Second Edition cards also have 10 less HP than First Edition cards!
Special Edition(SE): Special Edition cards are special cards produced as promotions, giveaways and for holidays! How rare they are is solely determined by the supply, which we’ll address in the next section.
Rarity, Supply and Holos
Card rarity is easy to track by looking at the symbol on the bottom right of the card. There are three main types of rarity.
● (Circle): Common
♦ (Diamond): Uncommon
★ (Star): Rare/Legendary/Legendary Holographic
Supply is usually noted by two numbers like this: 20/20. This means there are only 20 of that particular Pokelon card in that Edition, ever.
The Breakdown of Supply Per Edition:
Legendary (Non Holographic): 5
Legendary Holographic: 2
Legendary (Non Holographic): 20
Legendary Holographic: 10
You might be wondering what the difference between holographic cards and non-holographic cards are.
Holographic cards have fully animated 3-D artwork on the card itself and a lower supply than their non-holographic counterpart. All 151 Pokelon have a holographic variety.
Holos can only be purchased or earned during giveaways.
Okay, so then basically I only want holos, then?
Nope. While holos are awesome, they’re simply a rarer version of a regular card. Collecting as many types of cards as possible is the most advantageous strategy, as it’ll get you a wider array of Pokelon for your battle line up and create more opportunities for trading/selling!