Pokemon TCG: Best Booster Packs to buy in 2024 ranked

Lucas Simons
Temporal Forces Raging Bolt Pokemon TCG

If you’re looking into building the strongest Decks for Pokemon TCG, here is a list of the best Booster Packs to buy in 2024, including card details, rare pulls, and prices.

Knowing what Pokemon TCG Booster Packs to buy can always be difficult. From the overwhelming number of choices you have, there are only a few that can help you increase your chances of successfully building a top meta strategy.

Here are the best Pokemon TCG Booster Packs you can get, including pricing and where to buy them.


Best Pokemon TCG Booster Packs on the market

pokemon tcg classic cards of blastoise, charizard, and venusaur
Cards featuring the Gen 1 starter trio have always held a lot of value.

This is a list of the best Pokemon TCG Booster Packs currently available on the market sorted out according to the usefulness of the cards in the current meta of the game, as well as price, quality, and rarity of the cards.

All prices in the list are based on retail price set by TPC at Pokemon Center, secondary an tertiary retail spots might have slight price variations, or limited time offers that differ from the official site.

7. Paldean Fates Booster Pack

Shiny Rare Cards Pokemon TCG
Shiny Gardevoir ex, shiny Charizard ex, and shiny Palafin Illustration Cards are the rarest pulls.

The Paldean Fates set is one of the Pokemon TCG collections that you’ll either love or hate. Fans and professional players alike have thrown a fair share of reviews and most of them are mixed, though the highlight of this Pack is shiny Pokemon cards.

The first Shiny Rare Illustration Pokemon cards caused quite a stir ever since their release, not only for their collection value but also for their rarity. Considering this Pack value is at US$6.99, and its Rare, and Super Rare ratios are average, this pack falls in the lowest of the top ranking.

This collection also contains Super Rare cards like the Shiny Palafin one, which has one the most incredible design in a Pokemon card. The shiny Gardevoir ex and Shiny Charizard Tera ex cards, are also great for collection value and are part of the competitive meta.

6. Obsidian Flames Booster Pack

pokemon tcg obsidian flames cards charizard ex, tyranitar ex, and ex.
Absol, Charizard, and Tyranitar are three of the most sought-after cards in the set.

The Pokemon TCG Obsidian Flames Booster Packs are part of the collection featuring Charizard Tera ex as its main star. This Booster Pack will help you build one of the most notorious meta decks in the current competitive scene: The ArvenZard. This deck includes the Arven trainer card and the Charizard Tera ex card.

This set includes 10 type-shifted ex Tera Pokemon, which include Tyranitar, Vespiquen, and Eiscue, in their three different designs, R, SR, and UR.

Of course, the star of the show is none other than the Charizard ex SV03 Ultra Rare card, which has an average market pricing of US$90. Considering this is a pack that is sold at a retail price of US$4.49, pulling this card would mean you will have multiplied its value by 20. Not bad at all.

5. Paldea Evolved Booster Pack

Paldea Evolved Pokemon TCG card list
The Full Art cards of the Paldea Evolved set are the main attraction.

The Pokemon TCG Paldea Evolved Booster Pack contains quite a lot of valuable cards, including a Rare Magikarp card, which has reached colossal prices on the re-sell market, and pulling one is quite a feat. This set is sold at US$4.49.

The main stars of the show are the Ruinous Quartet cards, which include Chien-Pao ex, Chi-Yu ex, Ting-Lu ex, and Wo-Chien ex, each of them Rare Pulls with unique and powerful abilities that can turn the tides of battle when unleashed.

This pack also offers incredibly designed Art and Full Art cards, like the coveted Iono Special Illustration Rare (currently sold at the ridiculous pricing of US$102) and the psychedelic Baxcalibur line cards.

4. Temporal Forces Booster Pack

Pokemon TCG Temporal Forces Expansion
The Hyper Rare Paradox Pokemon ex Cards are the best pulls you can get from this Booster Pack.

The Pokemon TCG Temporal Forces Booster Pack drives a wedge between fans of the most conservative players and those who prefer unorthodox plays to surprise and break your rival.

With the powerful ACE Specs cards as their flagship product, as well as new Paradox Legendaries like Iron Crown, Walking Wake, and Iron Boulder ex cards, this pack offers great value at a price of US$4.49.

This pack also features 6 Gold etched Hyper Rare Paradox Pokemon ex Cards: Iron Boulder, Iron Crown, Iron Leaves, Gouging Fire, Walking Wake, and Raging Bolt.

3. Paradox Rift Booster Pack

Pokemon TCG Paradox Rift expansion cards
The Paradox Rift collection contains some of the best looking designs in the whole game.

The Pokemon TCG Paradox Rift Booster Pack contains some of the hottest and most powerful cards in the current meta, including the Paradox Pokemon Iron Valiant and Roaring Moon ex cards, and the completely overpowered ACE Specs Cards, which are limited to one per deck. Ever since their release in November 2023, they’ve become an integral part of the competitive meta.

The Paradox Rift Booster Pack can come with some of the most beautiful Full Art cards currently available on the market. It also contains the powerful Tera ex Cards, which include Garchomp, Hoopa, Tsareena, Mewtwo, and more.

Paradox Rift Booster Packs are sold at US$ 4.49 each, and having some of these cards (like Roaring Moon ex) is critical to form one of the best current meta decks: The Lost Box.

2. Pokemon GO Booster Pack

Pokemon TCG Pokemon GO set
The Pokemon Go VSTAR cards are incredibly powerful and desired by collectors.

The Pokemon TCG Pokemon GO 151 Booster Pack contains some of the rarest and most sought-after cards in the current market. Some of them even triple the value of the Pack, which sits at US$3.23.

This Booster Pack contains cards like Dragonite VSTAR, or Mewtwo VSTAR (Regular and Secret Version), Rainbow Cards, and of course, the Radiant Venusaur, Blastoise, and Charizard cards, as well as the infamous PokeStop Stadium and Snorlax cards that are often used for the “Stallax” strategy.

But these Packs can also contain a rare Ditto card, appearing as a suspicious-looking card with a small Ditto icon at the bottom. This indicates that the Pokemon is a transformed Ditto in reality and you need to actually ‘peel off’ the disguise to discover a Ditto, which can use nny attack from your Discard Pile, as long as it has a Rule Box.

Pokemon GO Booster Packs are also famous for consistently providing Rare pulls, with increased chances of Alt Art, and Ultra Rare picks, so they are coveted by fans and professional players alike.

1. Pokemon Scarlet & Violet – 151 Booster Pack

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Mew is the highlight of the Scarlet & Violet 151 set.

The Pokemon TCG Scarlet & Violet 151 Booster Pack is part of a special expansion launched on September 2023 that celebrates Generation 1 Pokemon with a whole new collection focusing on the original Kanto Pokemon. Sold at a value of US$5.91 this Pack offers ample benefits for solid pricing.

These Booster Packs contain classic species like Pikachu, Snorlax, Chansey, Khangaskan, and, of course, the original main legendaries: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mew, and Mewtwo, which can be found as ex Super Rare and Ultra Rare cards.

The Pokemon Scarlet & Violet 151 Booster Pack also has a low probability of having a complete evolution line of Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle, which are considered Secret Cards (in place of the two Reverse Holo cards and the Rare card). Enthusiasts and collectors have named these packs as “demigod packs.”

Where to buy the best Pokemon TCG Booster Packs

Pokemon TCG offers players several options to purchase their products, with the Pokemon Center being the official retail office, and Amazon and eBay the primary certified distribution points.

There are a lot of secondary and tertiary retail locations, including local shops, stores, and “hobby” retail shops that sell official Pokemon Products, but these are not required to have a “certified” retail identification, so keep that in mind when you purchase Pokemon TCG products.

Pokemon TCG Official Shop
Always remember to purchase from authorized retailers to prevent scams.

These are the best Pokemon TCG Booster Packs to buy in 2024 ranked. For more information on Pokemon TCG, you can also check out the following links:

Pokemon TCG “My First Battle” set | Pokemon TCG Ruler of the Black Flame cards set | Pokemon TCG Combined Powers Premium Collection | Pokemon TCG Shiny Treasure ex set | Pokemon TCG Raging Surf set revealed | Pokemon TCG Knock Out Collection setPokemon TCG Classic: Release date, decks & cards

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