Master Kit CD, Early Card Database, Wallpapers, and more "Presents"

I recently was able to pick up the Master Kit CD


Read more on bulbapedia

Surprisingly, I haven’t found many details about the CD itself other than what is mentioned on bulbapedia

a CD-ROM which includes an extensive card list covering all expansion sets from Expansion Pack to Mirage Forest.

Anywho, one usb CD drive purchase later and I now have some more details to share about what is all on the CD!

Home Screen

Upon loading the CD an app launches and the Home Screen has two options: How to Play or Card & Deckbuilder. Some light music plays in the background.

How to Play

The How to Play part takes you menu with a few different options. You can learn the rules, look up cards, participate in a first battle, look at your unlocked presents, or visit the link corner with a list of online urls.

Unlocks

One neat thing is that when you go through the tutorial you unlock “Presents”!

First Present

The first present unlocked are a pair of wallpapers.

Here are the wallpapers:

This art is also used for the pack & booster box art from Flight of Legends (拡張パック「伝説の飛翔」)

Second Present

The second present is a little app that changes a few things about your computer:

  • Changes your mouse pointer to a Pikachu Sprite
  • Changes some folder icons on your computer
  • And it modifies your wallpaper

Pikachu_Mouse_Pointer

Icons_-_Pokémon_Master_Kit

Third Present

The third present is a little clock app that you can swap out the clockfaces with different Pokémon. You can also set an alarm.

Clock_App_-_Pokémon_Master_Kit

Clockfaces_-_Pokémon_Master_Kit

Card database

Last but not least included on the CD is a card database app. You can browse the collection of cards, mark off which cards are in your collection, make half or full 60 card decks, export and import decks, as well as check if a deck is legal.

When you hover over a card, its preview shows up on the right.

Deck Creator

I hope you liked the more in depth overview of what is all on the CD. The wallpapers are incredible and its awesome to see such old art in high resolution. I’ve added more images over on pidgi.net. I’ve also been able to extract all the card assets which I will share in the future (though they are pretty low res unfortunately).

Know of any other old Japanese products that have CDs? Let me know! I’d like to collect them and share the findings with the community.

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Really awesome work, thank you for the extensive documentation!

I like to see the classic sets, which did not have set numbers, organized in an “official” sequence. This might be the closest we’ll get to an official sanctioned sequencing. Pretty neat!

Took me a while to try to read the underlying database files. Couldn’t figure it out so ended up copying down the data manually. Will slowly add all the sets here over time.

Pocketmonster Card Game > Base Expansion

ポケットモンスターカードゲーム > 第1弾

No Card (EN) Card (JP) Rarity
1 Bulbasaur フシギダネ ●
2 Ivysaur フシギソウ ◆
3 Venusaur フシギバナ ★
4 Caterpie キャタピー ●
5 Metapod トランセル ●
6 Weedle ビードル ●
7 Kakuna コクーン ◆
8 Beedrill スピアー ★
9 Nidoran♂ ニドラン♂ ●
10 Nidorino ニドリーノ ◆
11 Nidoking ニドキング ★
12 Koffing ドガース ●
13 Tangela モンジャラ ●
14 Charmander ヒトカゲ ●
15 Charmeleon リザード ◆
16 Charizard リザードン ★
17 Vulpix ロコン ●
18 Ninetales キュウコン ★
19 Growlithe ガーディ ◆
20 Arcanine ウィンディ ◆
21 Ponyta ポニータ ●
22 Magmar ブーバー ◆
23 Squirtle ゼニガメ ●
24 Wartortle カメール ◆
25 Blastoise カメックス ★
26 Poliwag ニョロモ ●
27 Polywhirl ニョロゾ ◆
28 Polywrath ニョロボン ★
29 Seel パウワウ ◆
30 Dewgong ジュゴン ◆
31 Staryu ヒトデマン ●
32 Starmie スターミー ●
33 Magikarp コイキング ◆
34 Gyarados ギャラドス ★
35 Pikachu ピカチュウ ●
36 Raichu ライチュウ ★
37 Magnemite コイル ●
38 Magneton レアコイル ★
39 Voltorb ビリリダマ ●
40 Electrode マルマイン ★
41 Electrabuzz エレブー ★
42 Zapdos サンダー ★
43 Abra ケーシィ ●
44 Kadabra ユンゲラー ◆
45 Alakazam フーディン ★
46 Gastly ゴース ●
47 Haunter ゴースト ◆
48 Drowzee スリープ ●
49 Jynx ルージュラ ◆
50 Mewtwo ミュウツー ★
51 Sandshrew サンド ●
52 Diglett ディグダ ●
53 Dugtiro ダグトリオ ★
54 Machop ワンリキー ●
55 Machoke ゴーリキー ◆
56 Machamp カイリキー ★
57 Onix イワーク ●
58 Hitmonchan エビワラー ★
59 Pidgey ポッポ ●
60 Pidgeotto ピジョン ★
61 Ratatta コラッタ ●
62 Raticate ラッタ ◆
63 Clefairy ピッピ ★
64 Farfetch’d カモネギ ◆
65 Doduo ドードー ●
66 Chancey ラッキー ★
67 Porygon ポリゴン ◆
68 Dratini ミニリュウ ◆
69 Dragonair ハクリュウ ★
70 Professor Oak オーキドはかせ ◆
71 Imposter Processor Oak にせオーキドはかせ ★
72 Bill マサキ ●
73 Lass ミニスカート ★
74 Pokemon Trader ポケモン交換おじさん ★
75 Pokemon Breeder ポケモン育て屋さん ★
76 Clefairy Doll ピッピ人形 ★
77 Energy Retrieval エネルギー回収 ◆
78 Emergy Removal エネルギー・リムーブ ●
79 Super Energy Removal 超エネルギーリムーブ ★
80 Switch ポケモンいれかえ ●
81 Pokemon Center ポケモンセンター ◆
82 Scoop Up ポケモン回収 ★
83 Computer Search パソコン通信 ★
84 Pokedex ポケモン図鑑HANDY505 ◆
85 PlusPower プラスパワー ◆
86 Defender ディフェンダー ◆
87 Item Finder ダウジングマシーン ★
88 Gust of Wind 突風 ●
89 Devolution Spray 退化スプレー ★
90 Revive 元気のかけら ◆
91 Super Potion いいきずぐすり ◆
92 Potion きずぐすり ●
93 Full Heal なんでもなおし ◆
94 Maintenance メンテナンス ◆
95 Pokemon Flute ポケモンの笛 ◆
96 Double Colorless Energy 無色2個エネルギー ◆
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I dont feel so bad for losing the auction I assume you won this from because I definitely wouldnt have gone this far on deciphering the details. Thanks for this.

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haha happy to share what I found! Don’t think we were looking at the same one. I just picked up an empty box with the CD a while back.