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How Pokémon Became a Global Phenomenon: Trading Card Game
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Over 25 years, Pokémon has turned Pocket Monsters into pop culture giants. Join us for our three-part series as we travel back through the evolution of the franchise. In this episode we look at the trading card game! From its first iteration all the way through to Generation VIII, the TCG has come a long way, and saw a massive resurgence during the pandemic. Around the world, it’s sold over 34 billion cards! How’s your collection looking? What’s your most valuable card? Do you prefer to play or just collect? Tell us in the comments.

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0:00 Intro
0:32 First Generation
2:14 Pokémania
3:22 Neo Series
4:01 E-Cards
4:39 New Rivals
6:00 Black & White
7:14 2020 Insanity

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  1. Check out "How Pokémon Became a Global Phenomenon: Video Games" here:

    How's your collection looking? What's your most valuable card? Do you prefer to play or just collect? Tell us in the comments.

  2. I would buy cards that show a rare card and features info on the most it sold for in 2020, to pair up with the actual cards I did not sell when prices were at a peak.

  3. Looking back at these ads, I get that boys wouldn't play games advertised to girls, but the same was not true in reverse, but it's really depressing that girls were not directly advertised to outside the cuteness of so many starter and second evolutionary stages themselves. Mew was my favorite and they're adorable, pink, bubbly, and a god. So. Take that patriarchy. My pink girly pokemon is going to have the power to destroy your world and will instead play with a yoyo.

  4. The trading cards being a big hit, since the Garbage Pail Kids phenomenon. I thought Pokémon was just an anime and Game Boy game. My middle school went so crazy over Pokémon cards!

  5. I was just starting my teen years when this was taking off and I never got into the game and kind of brushed off the cards as a gimmick for kids that would go away within a few years. Boy was I wrong!!!!!!

  6. Logan Paul ruined my hobby that I’ve been a part of since the beginning of the trend

  7. Pokémon cards went away after You-Gi-Oh cards showed up.

  8. pokemon used to be affordable that was the reason one got into the game its cool it got popular again but now i cant afford it

  9. Bruh pokemon is older than me but still surprising that how this game became a world wide game.

  10. Meanwhile the prices of the 3DS and before games have risen dramatically during the recent part of the pandemic.

  11. Channel views and likes are dying 😭

  12. The Pokémon go pokemania was nuts. I remember Pokémon go was life!!! There was a story about how a guy got stabbed and mugged for his wallet and I guess he kept playing Pokémon go for a couple hours before he finally went to the hospital 😂

  13. What some of us wouldn't do if we didn't have Pokemon.

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