Pokemon USA will release a special 17-card set, the Pokemon Organized Play Series 1 Card Set, in September for use exclusively in organized play events.  The cards will be available in 2-card promotional boosters through participation in the Pokemon leagues and other organized play events. 


The cards featured in the promotional series will be available only through organized play events for a period of six months, after which they will be incorporated into regular series of game cards.  New series will be released every six months.


Pokemon also plans to offer Pokemon badges, stickers, and a passport books through its organized play program.