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How to Organize Pokémon Cards

Organize your Pokémon cards today!

How to Organize Pokemon Cards

Pokémon has been around for quite some time, and kids of all ages are catching Pokémon everywhere.  If you’re not familiar with Pokémon, these little creatures originated in Japan and the name is actually a shortened version of the phrase “pocket monsters”.  Cute, right? 

Pokémon creatures live in the wild or with their trainer (ie. a human).  The goal of a trainer is to catch all of the Pokémon, and guess what?  There are thousands of them!

This is where Pokémon trading cards come in.  Pokémon cards are a way to catch, collect and trade different Pokémon creatures.  Beginning collectors start out by simply gathering different cards, and as they get more knowledgeable, they can advance to playing the Pokémon trading card game. 

The point of the card game is to build a powerful Pokémon deck that will help you win battles against other trainers.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways that Pokémon cards can be put in order.

Storage Options for Organizing Pokémon Cards

There are a few different ideas on how to store your Pokémon card collection.  Some places to keep cards include in a binder, in a deck box, or in a card catalog.  Let’s explore each storage option a little to see which one you might like best. 


Many card collectors go for the binder option.  It provides a clear view of all trading cards, plus the protective pockets keep cards from getting bent or damaged by mold.  Binders also have tab sheet options that help to easily categorize cards.  Great for both beginner and advanced card trading gamers, binders work for everyone.  

How to Organize Pokemon Cards

Deck Box

A deck box is simply a box that keeps a deck of cards together, in order, and protected.  Deck boxes come in many different colors, styles, and sizes.  They can be plastic or metal, soft or hard, one compartment or multiple compartments.  Deck boxes are a great option for those who are just starting to build a trading card collection.

Card Catalog

Advanced collectors may prefer the use of a card catalog for trading cards.  A card catalog is a large piece of furniture with long narrow drawers that can keep thousands of cards in order.

More Organizing Options

Once a storage option is chosen (binder, deck box, card catalog), the cards will need to be organized and arranged in a way that makes each card easily accessible.  There are many ways to organize Pokémon cards.  Some methods to consider include arranging cards by color (energy), by number, or by rarity.  Let’s take a look at these three organizing options.

Organize By Color

Organize cards by the color of the card.  Each color represents a type of energy: green, red, blue, yellow, purple, brown, black, gray, and white.  This way of arranging cards will make it easier to find a specific Pokémon type.

How to Organize Pokemon Cards

Organize By Number

Depending on a Pokémon’s position in a set, each card is assigned a number.  Organizing cards in this way can make card identification faster, especially when there are a lot of cards.

Organize By Rarity

Arrange cards by rarity.  Each card has an icon (circle, diamond, star, rainbow, etc) that represents how rare the card is.  The rarer the card, the more valuable it is.  

Pokémon Trading Card Organization

Make the most of your Pokémon card collection today by storing them properly and arranging them in order.  Taking the time to organize all of your Pokémon cards can make it easier to find a specific card, help prevent duplicates, and keep your cards protected. Whatever method of organization you decide to go with, know that your cards will be protected and easy to find.  Good Luck!

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