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Enjoy Watching This Pokémon Card Game Introductory Video!

This video, titled "The Official Pokémon Card Game PV (Pokémon Card Players)" (【公式】ポケモンカードゲームPV 「ポケモンカードプレイヤーズ」) introduces the Pokémon card game which is hugely popular among people of all ages.

Thanks to publicity from Youtubers and social media, the Pokémon card game is known worldwide and it would be no exaggeration to say that it is the most popular card game of our time.
In this article, we'll introduce you to this new Pokémon card game in detail.

How It's Played

Pokémon cards originated from the video game known in Japanese as Pocket Monsters or Pokémon as it's called in English, published by the Pokémon Company (originally it was published by Nintendo). Card versions were made of the monsters (or Pokémon) that appear in this game to turn it into a 2 player trading card game.

Cute monsters, such as Pikachu that appear in the video game, have gained a large number of fans worldwide and the game was recently made into the popular smartphone application "Pokémon GO" which was all the rage for a while.

Here is a list of the minimum number of items you will need to play the card game:
・Pokémon card deck (60 cards)
・1 Pokémon coin
・Damage counter (as many 10, 50, and 100 damage counters as possible)
・Poison marker/Burned marker (2 or 3 of each)
・GX marker (1 or 2)

If you're playing in an official competition, a special mat is also required.
The rules are very simple: all you have to do is defeat your opponent's Pokémon in battle using your own Pokémon. Each time you win, you can take a prize card (there are normally 6 prize cards in total). The first player to draw all 6 prize cards wins.

Please check the official website for a more detailed description of how to play the game.

Can Complete Beginners Start Playing This Pokémon Card Game?

Trading card games may sound hard to get into at first, but the Pokémon card game is so simple anyone can start playing.

For those who haven't collected the 60 cards that normally make up a deck, you can purchase a Starter Set which contains coins and markers among other things, that will allow you to start playing right away!

You can also practice playing online via a simulation on the official Pokémon card game website. We highly recommend trying it out before you purchase your first Pokémon cards!

From 0:06 in the video, you can see a woman playing with Pokémon cards, and a father and son from 0:18, and at 0:46 you can see a large-scale Pokémon card championship with elementary school students competing against one another.
The Pokémon card game is truly a game loved by all generations.

Pokémon Card Game Introduction Summary

Summary of the New Pokémon TCG Causing a Stir

Each time a new Pokémon game is released, new character cards based on the Pokémon in the game are also released. The most recent versions are Sun and Moon which was then followed by Sword and Shield.
Pokémon is a card game that is constantly evolving.

The Pokémon card game is now popular not only in Japan, but all over the world to the extent that there are now Pokémon World Championships being held every year.

As you can see from the video, the Pokémon card game brings together people of all ages. Why not relive your childhood and enjoy playing this exciting game?

【Official Website】Pokémon Card Game Players Club

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Last Updated : Sep. 15, 2020
鈴木 正孝(Masataka Suzuki)
A writer born and raised in Asakusa, Tokyo who loves traveling and novels

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