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The official website does have the rules, and the maximum limit for any card is 4, unless the format restricts the card further. 1.1 Constructed - In a Constructed event, players arrive at the tournament with a 60-card deck. The cards used to build the deck come from each player's personal collection. Decks may not contain more than 4 copies of a single ...


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I'll attempt to give you the best help I can with the information you've provided. This might be a bit confusing to someone who knows nothing about the card game. If you can in the comments or your question, define what you mean when you say "set" and what your child means when they say "set". I suspect you are using "set" to mean a product that includes a "...


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Diglett card from XY - Evolutions expansion has an interesting ability: Ability: Submerge As long as this Pokémon is on your Bench, prevent all damage done to this Pokémon by attacks (both yours and your opponent's). The phrase this Pokémon is special in Pokémon TCG - it refers to this one and only particular Pokémon, not any other, not even other ...


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You should be flipping a coin between every turn whenever a Pokémon of yours is asleep. On Heads, it wakes up, so you have a 50% chance of being able to use your Pokémon, and only on a Tails would you need any special items. Asleep Turn the Pokémon counterclockwise to show that it is Asleep. If a Pokémon is Asleep, it cannot attack or retreat. ...


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I want to give a more general answer that applies to all trading card games. Find a local store that specializes in selling the cards and, even better, hosts tournaments. The people running the shop: Know exactly what you need. Will teach you how to play.* Will occasionally give new players free starter packs or cards (mine does). Make far more money off of ...


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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.


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How do I build a Pokémon TCG deck? Deck building 101 What's the starting point from building a deck? Before deciding on this you must have clear what actually makes a deck win games. Consistency I cannot stress this point enough. A consistent deck is one where every single card work towards a well focused strategy. Let's make some examples on this to ...


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Yes, you can evolve. Pokemon evolution doesn't depend on the type of either the basic or evolved pokemon. What matters is that the name of the Pokemon listed as "evolves from" on the Stage 1 match exactly the name of the Basic Pokemon. So, for example, your leaf/metal Wormadam state on the card "Evolves from Burmy". Either can evolve from "Burmy", ...


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The short answer is four cards of each name, for a sensible deck. This is similar to the equivalent rule for Magic: The Gathering. Quoting from the unofficial rulebook: 100.2 A deck for Constructed Play can include a total of only four copies of any card with the same name. Basic Energy cards are an exception to this rule. Decks can include any number ...


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From the rules, p15: Between turns, flip a coin. If you flip heads, the Pokémon wakes up. So you flip a coin to wake up your pokemon after every turn - both yours and your opponent's. This means that even if the opponent can put your active pokemon to sleep every turn and you have no other way of cancelling it (like evolving the pokemon, or sending it ...


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The best way to tell a real Pokémon card from a fake one is to compare it to one you know for sure is real The YouTube web series "Bootleg Zone" did an episode on bootleg Pokémon cards and compared them to real ones. Consider this picture of a Professor Oak card. One of the English ones is fake and the other is real. Can you tell which one? The middle one ...


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The Pokemon Company did a great job with creating Starter Kits; you get two 30-card decks which are already arranged in an order to help explain how the game works and all the nuances of the rules you'll possibly need to know to start playing. It's as simple as opening it up, each of you taking a deck, and simply reading the rules and following along with ...


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TL;DR - Simple way Use official Pokémon TCG Card Database where you can find cards that evolves from a card you have. Explanation and hard way Pokémon TCG uses the same evolution system as video games and anime, i.e. every Pokémon has determined number of possible evolutions. However, most of them has only one or zero evolutions. Bulbapedia List of ...


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Official Pokémon ruling document regarding particular cards or their combinations is Pokémon TCG Rulings Compendium BW. It contains all rulings that were released by Pokémon Rules Team and approved by The Pokémon Company International. If your card is not listed there, you can also look at similar mechanics, most of the time there is a card or a combination ...


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Collectible Card Games (CCG) wax and wane in popularity.... For example, both Pokemon an Yu-Gi-Oh! cards were extremely popular over a decade ago. There are still sales of these cards and older cards sell well, but both games have shrunk considerably. The exception: Magic: The Gathering which has had pretty solid sales, organized play, and card values ...


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Yes. The rules only require that the player have one Pokemon in the active position. Pokemon on the bench are optional. If the opponents active Pokemon is knocked out, and they have no pokemon on the bench to replace it, the attacking player wins. Pyroar has an ability, Intimidating Mane, which reads "Prevent all damage done to this Pokémon by ...


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In Japan, most Basic Energies ever printed don't have any set number, because they were unnumbered. This is in contrast to English cards, where all Basic Energies were numbered up to Call of Legends expansion. Since Black & White expansion, most Basic Energy cards are also unnumbered, with the exception of cards found in booster packs as they have a ...


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If a Pokémon changes zones, The Game essentially loses track of it. If it comes back into play, it is considered a new/different Pokémon, even if both players know it is the same card. So yes, the damage (as well as all other markers etc.) on it would indeed just vanish. To back it up with rulings from the official Rulings Compendium on http://compendium....


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Here's a SQL database for cards from Base Set => Double Crisis: https://github.com/Guernouille/pokeplayer/tree/master/database http://pokeplayer.com/cardex/search


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In Pokémon, new game mechanics are introduced from time to time, but this does not mean that they need to interact or be somehow backward-compatible. For most of the time, they are separate. Pokémon-GX is a different card to Pokémon-EX cards and thus you can find up to 3 Basic Pokémon including Pokémon-GX cards with Brigette.


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As the Pokémon TCG follows the console games rather than anime, Ash was never a star in the TCG (because he was never in any console game). However, to commemorate few films in Generations III and IV, few promotional cards depicting Ash's Pokémon were released (along many other Owner's Pokémon originating from the films), although all are Japan-exclusive. No ...


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A very similar card named Golisopod (9/145) was released in Guardians Rising expansion (released 5th May 2017), later reprinted with the same text as a promo (SM52) in Crimson Invasion Single Pack Blisters.     Resolute Claws     80+ If your opponent's Active Pokémon is a Pokémon-GX or a Pokémon-EX, this attack does 70 more damage (...


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The recommendations provided in the other answers are good guidelines for casual play, these are the sorts of ratios that would be found in theme decks. It is also important to note that for competitive play, there is an emphasis on speed and reliability, therefore the ratios change quite drastically. The ratios depend on the type of deck and the pokemon ...


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the ratio purely depends on the deck you're trying to run, theme decks tend to have more Pokémon, closely followed by energy and less trainers, they also usually revolve around 2 colors (plus colorless) of Pokemon; for example the Lunala theme deck contains 24 Pokemon, 20 basic energy and 16 trainers (the colors used are psychic and fire). these types of ...


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I would go for Munchkin. My 8-year-old nephew LOVES it (I like it too), it has a lot of replay value, and while there are a ton of expansions, they're cheap, cheap, cheap compared to the booster packs you'd be buying for Magic. That said, there is zero collectible element to Munchkin. Fantasy Flight Games also has a bunch of what they call "Living Card ...


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In my circle we have played that game numerous times. Some things that worked for us to adjust the 'strategy' of the game are: EXP and LVL: if you have a lot of D6 lying around ( I buy them 18 at a time from our local dollar store) you can use them to track level on your pokemon. Then each time a pokemon wins more battles than they currently are in level ...


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According to the Pokemon.com FAQ My cards were ruined, can you replace them? Company policy dictates that we only replace products damaged through manufacturer error. In addition, we do not keep inventory of individual cards here, and are unable to offer 'card for card' replacements. We recommend that you try to return your purchase to the retailer ...


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According to Bulbapedia: A 1st Edition version of this card was included in the 2-Player Starter Set. While an Unlimited Edition version of the Base Set print of this card was never officially released, a Non Holofoil version of this card lacking the 1st Edition stamp was included in the Trainer Deck A, distributed to prototype Pokémon Leagues before the ...


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It does not appear that this is a "Ghost Stamp Pikachu". I checked online and found several for sale that are slabbed and rated, but the "First Edition" marker looks quite different than yours, with parts of it missing: Note that all of these genuine "Ghost Stamp Pikachu" cards are also Yellow Cheek Pikachu cards, so you are on the right track with it being ...


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The mechanics for this kind of attack on Pokemon Trading Card Game Online (PTCGO, Official Pokemon TCG) is that whenever a Pokemon uses a 'Return this Pokemon...' attack, the damage is inflicted to the defending Pokemon and then the attacking Pokemon (along with attached cards, this also means, if it's a Stage 2 Pokemon, also take the stage 1 and Basic ...


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