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YuGiOh! The Japanese Premium Packs
Welcome to our information pages on the Japanese YuGiOh! Premium Packs. On this page you'll find card listings for all twelve Premium Packs issued in Japan, and as much information as we've been able to dredge up on them. There's also featured cards and loads more besides. Enjoy! While you're here, make sure to vote for your favourite card from the Premium Packs and say 'hello' on our guestbook too.
One thing you'll notice is that some of the information on the early Premium Packs is a bit sketchy - it simply hasn't ever been translated from the Japanese. If you can help with any missing details on the Premium Packs, then please get in touch.
Premium Packs 1, 2 & 2: Dark Ceremony
Premium Pack 1 was released at the Tokyo Dome Duel Monsters tournament on 26th August 1999. In common with all early boosters, there was no Eye of Anubis or set numbers and the layout was different to the one we know today. Here's the list:
Frog the Jam
Goddess of Whim
Exodia the Forbidden One
Premium Pack 2 was released on 18th December 2000, again with the original card formats. Four lots of Ritual Monsters and their associated ritual spell cards. We're not sure how these were packaged. If anyone knows, please give us a shout. Here's the list:
Black Luster Soldier
Black Luster Ritual
Beastly Mirror Ritual
Zera the Mant
and then there's Premium Pack 2: Dark Ceremony. We know even less about this one. As you can see, it's all the cards from PP2, plus some more. We don't know how/when/where these cards were released. If anyone can help with information, please get in touch. Here's the list
Black Luster Soldier
Black Luster Ritual
Beastly Mirror Ritual
Zera the Mant
Javelin Beetle Pact
Resurrection of Chakra
Fortress Whale's Oath
Featured Card 1 - Fiend's Mirror
Fiend's Mirror, and its associated Ritual Spell Card - Beastly Mirror Ritual are the only cards from the early, old-format Premium Packs that have never appeared in English. The text reads (no surprises): This monster can only be Ritual Summoned with the Ritual Spell Card "Beastly Mirror Ritual".
1st Intermission: Watch a Video
It's a long old slog through the history of Premium Packs, so we'll be giving you regular breaks from all the text :) Here's a few Black Luster Soldier moments to relax you ready for the next stint...
Premium Packs 3 & 4
Released in Japan, just after the iconic Pharaoh's Servant booster, Premium Pack 3 arrived on August 10th 2000. There were ten cards in this release, all available in both Super Rare and Normal Parallel Rare format. This was the first Premium Pack containing cards in the modern format. Oh, and there's the small matter of B-EUD! Here's the list:
P3-01 Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon
P3-02 Meteor B. Dragon
P3-03 Firewing Pegasus
P3-04 Tri-Horned Dragon
P3-06 Serpent Night Dragon
P3-07 Magician of Black Chaos
P3-08 Gate Guardian
P3-09 Meteor Dragon
P3-10 Black Magic Ritual
Premium Pack 4 contained six ultra-rares (we believe this was the first time you got all the available cards in one pack), It was released on 18th January 2001 and included fan favourites Dark Magician and Dark Magician's Girl.
P4-01 Dark Magician Girl
P4-02 Dark Magician
P4-03 Thousand Knives
P4-04 Dark Magic Curtain
P4-05 Mystic Box
P4-06 Magic Cylinder
Featured Card 2 - Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon
What else? Normally I give the card text in the featured card segments of these pages. If you need me to do that here, then I'm not sure why you're reading this page ;)
2nd Intermission: Buy Yourself a B-EUD
For our second break, grab a piece of YuGiOh! history. Or just go and have a look. Gorgeous. Then click 'back' and head on to Premium Pack 5.
Premium Packs 5 & 6
Premium Pack 5 saw the light of day on the 22nd December 2001, with each pack containing six Ultra Rares or Parallel Rares from a set of 9. For a long time, 'Kunai with Chain' had never been released in English, but finally got its TCG debut in Duelist Genesis. Here's the full list:
P5-01 Red-Eyes B. Dragon
P5-02 Harpie's Feather Duster
P5-03 Crush Card Virus
P5-04 Kunai with Chain
P5-05 Acid Trap Hole
P5-07 Red-Eyes Black Metal Dragon
P5-08 Widespread Ruin
P5-09 Millennium Shield
There was then a gap of almost two years to the next Premium Pack (we don't know the reason - if anyone does, please let us know). Like PP4 (above), each Premium Pack 6 contained the same six cards (although 1 in 10 packs had one of the ultra-rares replaced with a secret rare version). It was released in November 2003.
PP6-002 Marshmallon Glasses
PP6-003 Shield Crush
PP6-004 Gemini Imps
PP6-005 Return Zombie
PP6-006 Legacy of Yata-Garasu
Featured Card 3 - Kunai with Chain
A latecomer to the TCG, here's the text: Choose 1 or both of these effects:
Activate only when an opponent's monster attacks. Change the attacking monster to Defense Position.
Equip this card to a monster you control. It gains 500 ATK.
3rd Intermission: Hold on a minute, we sell those...
In case you didn't know, this guide is brought to you by BSTS, an toy and hobby store based in the United Kingdom. We've actually got some Premium Pack 6 in stock - we're one of only a few stores in the Western hemisphere that does. If you live in the United Kingdom and want to grab a pack or two, visit our Japanese Cards page.
Phew. We're half way through now. Deep breath, onto the second half...
Premium Packs 7, 8 & 9
On the 5th August 2004, Premium Pack 7 appeared. Three Ultra-Rares and five common cards, all in each pack:
PP7-JP001 Theinen the Great Sphinx
PP7-JP002 Andro Sphinx
PP7-JP003 Sphinx Teleia
PP7-JP004 Rare Metal Dragon
PP7-JP005 Peten the Dark Clown
PP7-JP006 Familiar Knight
PP7-JP007 Inferno Tempest
PP7-JP008 Return from the Different Dimension
Then on 18th December 2004, Japanese YuGiOh! fans got another 5 Secret Rares in Premium Pack 8. Into the E-Hero era now:
PP8-JP001 Elemental Hero Avian
PP8-JP002 Elemental Hero Burstinatrix
PP8-JP003 Elemental Hero Flame Wingman
PP8-JP004 Blood Sucker
PP8-JP005 Evil Eye of Coercion
But then this pattern of each pack containing the full set couldn't continue, could it? Things have to be a bit more complicated than that when we're talking Japanese YuGiOh! releases. Each pack of Premium Pack 9 (released 16th March 2006) contained 5 random secret rares from a list of 10:
PP9-JP001 Elemental Hero Electrum
PP9-JP002 The Flute of Summoning Kuriboh
PP9-JP003 Commander Covington
PP9-JP004 Machina Soldier
PP9-JP005 Machina Sniper
PP9-JP006 Machina Defender
PP9-JP007 Machina Force
PP9-JP008 Lancer Dragonute
PP9-JP009 Axe Dragonute
PP9-JP010 Mist Body
Featured Card 4 - Axe Dragonute
One of a few from this era of Premium Packs not yet released in English. Text is: If this card attacks, it is switched to Defense Position at the end of the Damage Step.
Premium Packs 10, 11 & 12
The 8th March 2007 saw the arrival of Premium Pack 10. Again it was 5 random Secret Rare cards per pack from an E-Hero packed set of 10:
PP10-JP001 Elemental Hero Woodsman
PP10-JP002 Elemental Hero Knospe
PP10-JP003 Elemental Hero Poison Rose
PP10-JP004 Elemental Hero Heat
PP10-JP005 Elemental Hero Lady Heat
PP10-JP006 Elemental Hero Terra Firma
PP10-JP007 Elemental Hero Inferno
PP10-JP008 Rose Bud
PP10-JP009 Hero's Bond
PP10-JP010 Terra Firma Gravity
And at the other end of the year (22nd December 2007), Premium Pack 11 popped out. Eight cards (we believe but can't confirm all eight cards were in every pack) including a couple of Roids never released in English:
PP11-JP001 Elemental Hero Voltic
PP11-JP005 Evil Dragon Ananta
PP11-JP008 Valhalla, Hall of the Fallen
And finally. Two and a bit years after its previous episode, on March 20th 2010, Premium Pack 12 appeared. Back to the 10 card format:
PP12-JP001 Quick-Span Knight
PP12-JP002 Armored Bee
PP12-JP003 Poseidon Giant Beetle
PP12-JP004 Cyber Larva
PP12-JP005 Lion Alligator
PP12-JP006 Spawn Alligator
PP12-JP007 Elemental Hero Great Tornado
PP12-JP008 Parallel World Fusion
PP12-JP009 Dragonic Tactics
PP12-JP010 Court of Justice
Featured Card 5 - Shuttleroid
Interesting little card, never released in English. Here's the text: If this card is declared as an attack target, you can remove this card from play. When it is removed from play by this effect, Special Summon it during your next Standby Phase. When it is Special Summoned by this effect, inflict 1000 damage to your opponent.
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Premium Pack 13
Released on March 19th 2011, 10 cards in total to collect - each pack contains 5 cards:
PP13-JP001 Junk Forward
PP13-JP002 Evil Angel Rose Sorcerer
PP13-JP003 Machiner's Cannon
PP13-JP004 Heavy-Bombing Bird Bomb Phenex
PP13-JP005 Masked Hero Gouka
PP13-JP006 Masked Hero Vapor
PP13-JP007 Vision Hero Adoration
PP13-JP006 Scar Warrior
PP13-JP009 Mask Change
PP13-JP010 Hero Arrive
No word on a Premium Pack 14 yet, but we'll keep you posted...
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