Questions tagged [pokemon]

Pokémon Trading Card Game is a two-player trading card game based on the popular franchise. Players select Pokémon, who have various types and abilities, and try to defeat the opponent's Pokémon. Trainer cards provide various supporting and disrupting effects. Energy cards are this game's resource system and are needed to use a Pokémon's attacks. Cards in play are always face-up.

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Can any card named exactly "Pikachu" evolve into "Raichu"? [duplicate]

There are many different pokemon cards named exactly "Pikachu". (I am not asking about Alolan versions, etc.) If I have a Raichu card that says "evolves from Pikachu", can I evolve ...
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Pokémon attacks which deal no damage

I am learning to play pokemon tcg since my 7yo kid is interested into it and with his friends play a completely random version of the rules. At least I can try to give him some meaning and have fun in ...
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Playing Pokemon TCG with more than two players

I want to play Pokemon with my brother and sister. The only problem is that there will be three people playing, which means it would be hard to alter rules so that they do not give other players an ...
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Can Big Parasol stop the extra damage a moves does?

Can the Big Parasol tool card stop the extra damage a move could do? As long as the Pokémon this card is attached to is in the Active Spot, prevent all effects of attacks from your opponent's Pokémon ...
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Can radiant pokemon count as rule box?

Is it true that Radiant Pokémon are counted as "rule box Pokémon"?
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Can Safeguard and Mysterious Shield protect from attack effects?

Alright so abilities Safeguard and Mysterious Shield definitions are both Prevent all damage done to this Pokémon by attacks from your opponent's Pokémon ex and Pokémon V So I just am just wondering ...
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Could Regidrago VStar use Haxorus' Dragon Dance?

So I was just reading my cards and realized maybe I messed up but could Regidrago VStar use a Haxorus Dragon Dance to its advantage or did I miss read it? For context Regidrago VStar's Apex Dragon ...
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151 Mew's using Regidrago VStar's attack

Ok so me and a friend where discussing this but can Mew use Regidrago VStar's Apex Dragon as it's move? Mew's attack Genome Hacking: Choose 1 of your opponent's Active Pokémon's attacks and use it as ...
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Should A Big Parasol on a Decidueye Protect me from Dragapult VMAX Shred

Can anyone help clear up an discussion I'm having with my son as to whether a big parasol stops a dragapult's shred getting through Deep Forest Camo. The Text on Decidueye's Deep Forest Camo ability ...
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Can Big Parasol Item card stop Regidrago VStar's one attack?

I feel like my awnser was in this post but just wanna check. Should A Big Parasol on a Decidueye Protect me from Dragapult VMAX Shred Me and a friend have been discussing that if the opponent's active ...
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Are there any Pokemon cards banned in unlimited format?

The Pokemon website says that no cards are banned in unlimited format. Is this true? Are cards such as _____’s Pikachu or Ancient Mew banned? What about jumbo cards?
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Is there a way to rate Pokemon decks so that players can be evenly matched?

I took the kids to a local game store for a casual pokemon tournament. I was disappointed to see the vastly superior decks the other players had built. Every pokemon in their decks was V, Vmax, V-Star,...
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Pokemon Japanese Pocket monster cards?

Does anyone know what kind of cards these are?
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How does Flame Charge in Larvesta work?

I don't understand the instruction for this attack. It seems to require one fire energy card (icon on the left), and it also says "find one fire energy card and attach it to this pokemon", ...
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Can I fail Raihan's search even if I have cards in my deck?

Raihan. If no cards in my deck can I play a raihan. I still attach the energy from the discard pile but I don’t want to grab a card from the deck is this allowed. Can I fail grabbing a card from the ...
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Why don't ground-types (fighting) in Pokemon TCG have resistance to electric?

I don't play the Pokemon TCG, and most of my exposure comes from collecting cards from the first three sets when I was a kid (which I've long since gotten rid of). I decided recently to pick up a ...
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What is a good Pokemon deck ratio?

My son really likes Pokémon, and owns a lot of cards. He mostly plays the video games and reads the books, but wants to build a Pokemon deck to play as well. We understand the basic rules. I know ...
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In Pokemon, what is a V card?

So for my birthday, my father got me a new Pokemon card set that you can get at Walmart. The card set he got me was a Venisaur V, but I don't necessarily know what the V means. Is it a better version ...
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Does Lapras attack "Aqua Bullet" attack both Active and Benched Poémon?

I have Lapras pokémon with Aqua Bullet attack with bold 20 damage amount with description: This attack does 20 damage to 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for ...
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Cramorant damage multiplier question

I am new to Pokemon TCG. My kid and I are falling in love with it, but I get confused about some things. Cramorant has an attack that says: Continious Gulp Missile 60×, you can discard Arrokuda from ...
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Defeating Final Evolution Pokemon

I'm a very new player to the Pokemon TCG, and have picked up two themed decks to play with (Ultra Prism). So far in my experience however it seems that if one player gets their active Pokemon to its ...
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How do you identify what series a Pokemon card is from?

Just from looking at the Pokemon card, is it possible to determine what series the card is from e.g. Hidden Fates, Steam Siege etc.? The copyright states the year but not which release quarter the ...
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Has Ash ever appeared on any Pokémon TCG cards?

Ash Ketchum is the star of the Pokémon anime. Has he ever appeared on any TCG cards to date? I know the cards tend to follow the game universe, but I'm wondering if over the 20+ years the lines ...
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Pokemon damage multiplied

When a pokemon card says 20x the number of energy do you do 20 damage if there is no energy on a pokemon or would it be zero? Mewtwo for example, is it 20 plus the number of energies?
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Pokemon TCG Starting Decks

My son and I are new to Pokemon TCG. We purchased the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy and have been enjoying it. It came with three complete decks: electric, fire, and psychic. Each one came ...
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Does Altaria GX Euphoria Attack heal Knocked Out Pokemon?

I am playing Pokemon TCG with my kids. My son has the Altaria GX card. The GX Attack is Euphoria GX which states "...Heal all damage from all of your Pokemon." Does the healing effect ...
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Does sleep status and paralyze remove confuse?

Let's suppose I make the opponent's pokemon confuse, then after that I use an attack that would make it sleep, or paralyze, does it removes the confuse status? And if so, does it remove poison and ...
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Is there a maximum amount of energy that can be attached to one Pokémon?

I bought the Mewtwo EX tin and he has an ability called "Shatter Shot". This attack does 30 damage multiplied by the amount of "psychic" energy you have on this Pokémon. I have a bunch of Psychic ...
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Acerola Supporter card effect

Put 1 of your pokemon that has any damage counters on it and all cards attached to it into your hand. Does this mean I can move my active pokemon which has damage on it straight into my hand?
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How long are trading cards expected to last?

I am trying to make my Pokémon cards last for as long as possible, so I am storing them in soft sleeves and then again in hard sleeves. These hard sleeves are kept in a shoebox. I know that old paper ...
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How are holographic trading cards printed in an industrial setting?

Are printing techniques trade secrets? I'm wondering what type of printer, foil, cardboard, etc., is required to print holographic cards of the sort you might see in Magic or Yu-Gi-Oh. I can find ...
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Pokemon tcg knock out attacks versus effects

Is the Amazing Destruction (Yveltal) knock out an effect or part of the attack?
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Pokémon Trading cards, mix & match?

Can Pokémon xy starter decks be mixed with booster packs from other series or other starter decks? I know you can only play 60 cards but if I buy two differnt starter decks, can I build a "unique" ...
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Rule guidance on Defending Pokemon

The Absol Doom News attack states that the Defending Pokemon is knocked out at the end of the Opponent's turn. If the Active Pokemon is switched, does the Defending Pokemon stay the same, or does the ...
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Damage using Professor Kukui in Pokemon TCG

Professor Kukui adds 20 damage to the Active Pokemon during an attack. Does this still occur if you attack a benched Pokemon? I know it shouldn't be added on if you poison the Active Pokemon as this ...
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In Pokemon, is the 'Attack' action the last action that is performed on your turn?

Is the 'Attack' action the last action you take during your turn or can you take other actions after this is done?
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can i have multiple copies of a single pokemon?

i was looking to build an Eevee deck for my niece, who is really into pokemon tcg at the moment- and i know you can only have 4 copies of any card, but saw somewhere that the exception is if it is a ...
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Do I take two prize cards when a Pokemon-EX is discarded?

When using the Cursed Shovel trainer card and you remove two cards from your opponent’s deck, if one of the discarded cards is a Mega Mewtwo EX, does it entitle me to take two prize cards?
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What types go well together in a Pokémon deck?

Which types combine well with water types in Pokémon? I have water types, so I need to know which types go well with them so I can make a good deck.
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Establishing number of secret Pokemon cards per quarterly release

How is it ever proven or demonstrated as to the final number of secret Pokemon cards in a series? These are the cards that are numbered higher than the set number e.g. 194/192 and tend to be holos, ...
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Poisoning as an attack in Pokemon TCG

The item card Bent Spoon prevents all effects of attacks apart from damage. Toxapex GX had an attack that causes 100 damage instead of 10 between turns. Does this damage class as an effect of an ...
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How does the whole EX/GX thing work? (Pokemon TCG)

So I'm new to the Pokemon TCG, atleast when learning how to play the game itself. I've gotten confused to what distinguishes EX and GX cards. I looked it up and all I found was that GX are majorly ...
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Pokémon energy cards with circled numbers

I have these Grass type energy cards in my collection, they're from 2017, fairly new. But I have no idea why they're numbered. I can't even remember where I got them from. The numbers are on each card ...
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When you return an evolved pokemon to your hand, and you put it back into play, do you have to evolve the pokemon again?

For example, when amoonguss is returned to the hand, and you take it's stage one devolved form with it (foongus), and then you want to put it back into play, do you place amoonguss back in, or foongus?...
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Does damage of Echoed Voice (Toucannon SUM) increment each turn?

My brother and I were playing another round of Pokémon TCG, and we encountered an argument that we can't solve involving Toucannon's Echoed Voice attack. Me: Echoed Voice does 60 damage on the first ...
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What is the use of the return label in Pokémon TCG?

In the image below, the trainer card "Return Label" states that you can put a card from your opponent's discard pile on the bottom of their deck. What is the use of this card? You wouldn't want your ...
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Can you have the same Pokemon with different names [duplicate]

I was thinking about a character in the TV show during one episode of sun and moon Ash meets a trainer who just loves Pikachu and I wanted to make a deck baced on her so I understand you can only have ...
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Failure to take a call for step in Pokemon

If a mistake is made in a Pokemon game, and neither player catches it, does the player who failed to do the correct action lose the game, or is the game a draw, or do you continue to play the game ...
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Rules or constraints for assembling the cards in your Pokemon deck

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/...
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In the Pokémon TCG, is there a combination of cards that prevents you from milling out?

One way to lose in the Pokémon TCG is to have no cards left to draw at the beginning of your turn. Is there an combination of cards that prevents you from ever running out of cards to draw?