Trying to learn Pokemon TCG. My understanding is that, as a Pokemon TCG player, its your responsibility to assemble your own deck (stack of Pokemon cards) prior to coming to the game/match/fight/battle. So by the time you get to the battle, you already know what cards are in your deck, and you've intentionally selected for them to be there.
If that's true, then what are the general rules/strategies/constraints when assembling your deck? Things such as:
- Is there a max deck size (max # cards) a player can bring to a battle?
- Is there a max # or % of Pokemon/Trainer/Energy cards you can have in your deck?
- Do you have to shuffle your deck prior to play?
- What happens when you run out of cards in your deck during play?
Thanks in advance!