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Pokemon cards are part of a collectible card game based around the video games series which was originally introduced in Japan 1996 and subsequently in North America in 1998. Pokemon cards remain as one of the last remaining links to, Japanese media giant, Nintendo’s heritage as a playing card company. Being one of the largest trading card games to hit the western hemisphere, part of the success of Pokemon cards has derived from the popularity of the Pokemon video game and animated series. The Pokemon cards were officially introduced in October 1996 in Japan after the success of the video game – the collection contain 102 Pokemon cards and became very popular. Once released overseas Pokemon cards began to grow as more and more different cards were being released to compensate from demand.
There are five main types of Pokemon cards; Energy, Stadium, Supporter and Trainers. Each player has a deck of 60 Pokemon cards, a combination of the functional five cards stated. Each card depicts a Pokemon from the video game series and you may only have 6 active Pokemon on the playing feild at any given time. Each Pokémon card has a name, a type, amount of Hit Points, level of evolution, attack, weakness, resistance, retreat cost and text. The majority of Pokemon cards inflict damage on the opposing player’s card, however, there are some that don’t. These cards still perform a function that will aid the position of its owner. The majority of attacks preformed require energy, which comes in the form of energy cards and there are many different types of energy cards available.
Energy Pokemon cards are attached to a Pokemon to enable it to attack and come in a range of basic cards such as; fire, fighting, grass, psychic, electric, steel, darkness and water. Depending on the type of attack you will need certain combinations of energy Pokemon cards. Each turn a play can put down one energy card, however, some trainers allow you to put down multiple energy Pokemon cards.
Trainer Pokemon cards are used to perform various functions to affect the in game play and hopefully push things in your favour. There are many different attributes that trainer Pokemon cards can posses such as; damage removal, energy removal or reviving. In the case of a game it is important to carry influential trainer Pokemon cards that will coincide with your strategy to help you win the game.
The Pokemon characters can be simplified into a easy to follow system of TCG type; grass, fire, water, lightning, psychic, fighting, dark, metal and normal. From this you will be able to determine which Pokemon cards you are stronger in depending on your collection. From what we offer here at Magic Madhouse we offer a wide range of different character Pokemon cards as well as trainers and energy cards.
If you enjoy Pokemon Cards you may also like to try our Magic the Gathering cards that we have to offer.