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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Are Item Finder and Dowsing Machine the same card?

Item Finder is a card from the original Pokemon TCG Base Set. Dowsing Machine is a card that has the same effect, but was printed as an Ace Spec in the much more recent Plasma Storm set. I would like ...
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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 do I build a Pokémon TCG deck? [closed]

It's a bit hard to build a deck. There's so many cards I can barely think of an idea, or how I'm supposed to build one! Could anyone lend me a hand on this?
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1st Edition missprints on base set pikachu

Hello there I've trying to get my hands on a rare miss printed base set pikachu. Where the 1st edition symbol is faded, aka the (ghost print). I just wondered is the pikachu on the right is a (ghost ...
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Can my opponent really have no benched pokemon, even with a Pyroar?

My opponent has a Pyroar and when it's in play he doesn't place any other pokemon on his bench so I can't have him switch out. Is that allowed?
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Pokemon TCG: is there a way to remove energy from your own pokemon?

I'm starting to get into Pokemon TCG with my daughter and after the first few games I already have some questions to which I cannot find an answer in the official rulebook. One of them is - is there a ...
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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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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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Can I play basic attacks of an evolved Pokemon?

If I have evolved a Pokemon by placing a Stage 1 or Stage 2 card on top of it, can I play attacks from the basic form?
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What is the difference between add damage counters and attack damage

On Dusclops(Flashfire 39/106), on the moved cursed drop it says that i can put 4 damage counters on my opponent's pokemon in any way I like. What is the difference from saying this as in do 40 damage ...
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How should damage counters be put on a Pokémon?

Who gets to choose how damage counters get put on, or are there rules for it? I have a Primeape with the attack: Karate Chop Does 80 damage minus 10 damage for each damage counter on this ...
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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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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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Pokemon Gliscor GL 62/111

I have a Gliscor card from the Rising Rivals Pokemon set which says it's an 'Elite Four's Pokemon' but on the top left-hand side it's written GL (Gym Leader) instead of the usual Elite Four icon (see ...
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Are effects from attacks mandatory or optional?

Very new Pokémon tcg player (father trying to learn the rules here). I wonder if the effects of an attack are mandatory or optional. Like I have a Alolan Sandslash whose Smash Turn attack (requires ...
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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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Can Mewto and Mew Tag Team GX's Perfection ability be prevented from using by using Golduck's amnesia attack?

In Pokemon tcg, I got a card named "Mewto and Mew GX", and the "Perfection" ability looks cool. But when I put it into combat, I encountered a problem. For example, golduck's attack amnesia does 20 ...
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What type of Pokémon coins are these?

I have no idea where they came from or what they are, if any one knows I would greatly appreciate an answer.
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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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Pokemon Japanese Pocket monster cards?

enter image description here Does anyone know what kind of cards these are?
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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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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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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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Pokemon Call of Legends Starter Cards

My son got a bunch of Pokemon cards. One set he bought used was the Call of Legends expansion. The instructions say that there are two preset decks that you can use to start with to understand the ...
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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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How to defeat Alolan Nintales with Guzzlord-GX deck [closed]

I play the Pokémon TCG, and this is the deck I run: 3x Guzzlord-GX 4x Talonflame (Steam Seige 96) 1x Bridget 3x Wishful Baton 2x Repel 47x Darkness energy In theory, this is how the deck should work:...
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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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In the Pokemon Card Game what is a group of Pokemon called? [closed]

There is... herd of cattle pride of lions murder of crows school of fish colony of ants ... and a [something] of Pokemon?
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Does Mewtwo-EX's Damage Change exchange or move damage counters?

Mewtwo-EX from BREAKthrough has a Damage Change attack: Damage Change Switch all damage counters on this Pokémon with those on your opponent's Active Pokémon. The Damage Change attack states ...
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Ursaring Adrenalash clarification

Move Adrenalash says add 50 damage on next turn. Does that mean every other turn or every next turn while he's active?
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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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When do you flip a coin for conditions

I understand that you flip a coin to check if a pokemon wakes up. Assume that my son puts my active Pokémon to sleep (he has a Litwick which does this very easily). At the end of his turn do I get to ...
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Pokemon cards with the same name and different features

I have noticed that some Pokémon have the same name but different features (be it hit points, attacks or abilities). How does this work? I am accustomed to card games where the same card, even with ...
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What energy type does poison use and does it stack?

I am new to Pokemon but not TCGs in general. I have a Skrelp (Psychic Type) which has a Spit Poison ability (also Psychic Energy) that it used on Honedge which has a resistance -20 to Psychic Energy....
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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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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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Can You Play Two Search Cards at Once in Competitive Play

Say I have two Profrssor’s Letters which allow me to search for two basic energy cards then shuffle my deck afterwards. In competitive play, are you able to play two of those cards or similar cards at ...

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