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There is no limit. Each turn you can only attach one energy to one of your Pokémon (either a benched or active Pokémon), and there is no rule limiting the total energy. The downside of lots of energy on one Pokémon is that if your Mewtwo gets knocked out, all attached energy is put into the discard pile.


30 pokemon (includes evolutions) 12 trainer cards 18 energy Try to focus on two types of pokemon good type sets are water-fire, fire-psychic, and water fighting. You can also have a few normal type pokemon and still be efficient.


I'm a little late, but better late than never! I recently developed a Pokémon TCG API that allows anyone to consume Pokémon card and set data in JSON format. It has data from every set, starting with Base. For full details, check out the homepage at


This is only a partial answer. The core technology originated out of 3M. I'm not sure this link takes you to the "actual" technology used in the cards, but this is an application of that technology. 3M developed the first holographic driver's licenses etc.

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