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Do the 'Charizard EX' sets automatically come with a Mega Charizard EX card?

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 ...
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How to defeat an active Digglet Pokemon when oppenent has an additional on bench

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 ...
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Is there a maximum amount of energy that can be attached to one Pokémon?

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 ...
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How can I defend against Pokémon Cinccino “Fluffy Tail”

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 ...
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Pokemon Evolution across types

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 ...
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How to tell whether a Pokémon Card is fake or not

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 ...
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How can I find what basic and stage 1 Pokémon cards can evolve to?

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 ...
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Pokemon Asleep Status

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 ...
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Can my opponent really have no benched pokemon, even with a Pyroar?

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 ...
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Is there any complete downloadable Pokémon TCG text database?

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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What is the definitive source of rulings for the Pokemon TCG?

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 ...
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How do you identify what series a Pokemon card is from?

Each card contains a logo indicating which set it is from. This image was taken from here. A list of all the set logos is available here. I know link only answers are discouraged but there are ...
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Is a Pokémon energy card with no numbers normal?

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 ...
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What is a good Pokemon deck ratio?

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 ...
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Has Ash ever appeared on any Pokémon TCG cards?

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, ...
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what happens to an injured pokemon shuffled back into the deck

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 ...
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What is a good Pokemon deck ratio?

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 ...
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Brigette Supporter: Does Pokemon GX considered EX?

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-...
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Playing Pokemon TCG with more than two players

The closest that I have found that meets your criteria and also only uses three decks (thus excluding "Two-Headed Giant") is a 3-player variant from BoardGameGeek, which was an improvement to a ...
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Is there a card similar to Lugia from Fates Collide that targets GXs instead of EXs?

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 ...
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Can a Pokémon attack more than once per turn?

As stated in the official Pokémon TCG rulebook: Once you attack, your turn is over (…)! Pokémon TCG is a round-based game (just like Nintendo games) so you only get one attack as the last step of ...
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In the Pokémon TCG, is there a combination of cards that prevents you from milling out?

Lysandre's Trump Card reads: Each player shuffles all cards in his or her discard pile into his or her deck (except for Lysandre's Trump Card). This can be used with any card that returns a ...
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How does the whole EX/GX thing work? (Pokemon TCG)

The only things needed to know the rules of a particular card are just a rulebook[1] and the card itself. Regarding EX cards, there's nothing written on them about limiting them to one per deck so ...
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Defeating Final Evolution Pokemon

Which is one of the main concepts to win a game, prepare your pokemon so that they can do massive damage and dominate the scenario (either by evolving it or get it ready with necessary energy cards). ...
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Does Incineroar's ability, Strong Cheer, affect attacks that normally deal no damage?

Using Dust Gathering with a benched Incineroar with Strong Cheer ability does no damage. From the official Rulings Compendium BW: An attack has to do "some" damage before an effect can add "more" ...
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Was there ever a non-1st Edition version of the Machamp found in the 2-player Starter Set?

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 ...
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1st Edition missprints on base set pikachu

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 ...
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Brand new Pokemon Cards bent in packaging!

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 ...
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Is there a maximum amount of energy that can be attached to one Pokémon?

The maximum, is the amount you have available in your deck.
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What to do when you "return a Pokemon to your hand"

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 ...
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