How to play Pokemon TCG -

How to play Pokemon TCG

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Learn the rules to the trading card game Pokémon quickly and concisely – This video has no distractions, just the rules.

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0:00 – Objective
0:16 – Deck Requirements
0:34 – Types of Cards
0:55 – Starting a game
1:10 – Table Layout
1:50 – Picking starting Pokémon
2:38 – Starting the game
3:03 – Play Pokémon
3:09 – Evolve Pokémon
3:59 – Attach Energy
4:13 – Play Trainer Cards
4:47 – Pokémon Tools
5:04 – Retreating
5:45 – Abilities
6:12 – Attacking
8:26 – Checkup Phase
8:47 – Asleep
9:00 – Burned
9:12 – Confused
9:31 – Paralyzed
9:45 – Poisoned
9:57 – Special Conditions
10:20 – Advanced Rules

The object of the game is to be the first player to either take all your Prize cards, knock out all your opponent’s pokemon, or to not run out of cards in your deck before your opponent. Each player provides their own deck of exactly 60 cards. When you are building a deck, you can only have 4 copies of a card with the exact same name, even if the image is different, except for basic Energy cards; and you must have at least one Basic Pokémon in it. There are 3 types of cards: Pokemon, which come in basic, stage 1, and stage 2; Energy, of which there is basic and special; and trainer, which contain itens, supporters, and statiums. Each player shuffles their deck. No one can look at or change the order of the cards in either player’s deck unless a card says so. Flip a coin and the winner decides who goes first.

Each player draws 7 cards from their deck to form their hand. Players may not look at their opponent’s hand unless a card says so. In the center of the table is the “In-play zone” which is shared by the players. On your half, you have your active spot, bench, deck, discard pile, and prize cards. Each player starts with, and must always have, one Active Pokémon. If your active pokemon is knocked out, move one pokemon from your bench to your active spot. You may only have one Active Pokémon at a time. If you run out of active pokemon, then you lose the game. Each player has their own discard pile located below their deck. Cards taken out of play go to the discard pile, unless a card specifically says otherwise. Typically, when a Pokémon is Knocked Out, that pokemon and all cards attached to it, go to their owner’s discard pile.

After drawing your hands, in turn order, each player places one basic pokemon from their hand face down in their active spot. If you don’t have any basic pokemon, show your hand to your opponent then return it to your deck, shuffle, then draw 7 new cards. This is called a mulligan. Repeat this process until you have a playable pokemon. Your opponent may draw 1 card for mulligan you took.

Each player may have up to 5 Pokémon on their Bench at any one time. Pokemon in the active spot and on the bench are considered “in-play”. Any Pokémon in play, other than the Active Pokémon, must be on the Bench. After each player has a basic pokemon in play, you may now, in turn order, play up to 5 additional basic pokemon face down to your bench, if you want.
After that, both players set aside the top 6 cards from their deck, face down to their prize area. When you Knock Out an opponent’s Pokémon, you take one of your Prize cards, at random without looking at them first, and put it into your hand. If you’re the first player to take their last Prize card, you win.

Both players now flip their active and benched pokemon face up and the game begins. On your turn you must first draw 1 card. If your deck is empty and you are unable to draw, then you lose the game. After you draw, you can perform any of the following actions any number of times, unless otherwise stated, in any order:

-Play a pokemon. Put a basic Pokémon from your hand face up onto your Bench.

-Evolve your Pokémon. If you have a pokemon card in your hand that says “Evolves from…” then the name of a pokemon you already had in play since the beginning of your turn, then you may play that card from your hand on top of that Pokémon. This is called “evolving”. You may evolve a Basic Pokémon to a Stage 1 or a Stage 1 to a Stage 2. You may not evolve a pokemon the same turn you put it in play or a pokemon you just evolved. When a Pokémon evolves, it keeps all cards attached to it and any…


  1. I'm more surprised that raichu has more health than mewtwo

  2. For a beginner, would you recommend sticking to one set of cards for the whole deck or mix and match?
    My son and I started collecting the cards recently and we are focusing on three sets so far: Fusion strike, Brilliant stars and Silver Tempest.
    Our understanding is we should first focus on building one color decks until we have a better idea on how the game goes.
    What about mixing the sets from the same series? Should we do so or try to stick with one having deck build based on Fusion strike when the other uses Brilliant stars?
    I hope my question makes sense. 🙂
    Thanks and cheers!!!

  3. Thank you, now I can try to utterly destroy my 8 year old during spring break.

  4. well i have 43 cards (almost got all 60 but not enough energy cards and prize cards)

  5. 9:37 I don't understand what this means "if your pokemon has been paralysed scince the beggining of your most recent turn"

  6. If you are new the to the TCG I would recommend the PTCGO(PTCGL) client for pc and mobile. It is a fun, cheap way to get into the card game without having to physically collect the cards.

  7. u cant lose ur virginity, unless a card says so

  8. This is hands down harder than yugioh lol

  9. now everybody will actually play the pokemon game!

  10. Where do you het those like hit points or the poison thing

  11. you may not nuke your opponet if your losing unless a card specefically says so

  12. I need to know one thing caz I am not that good at TCG how to remove the poison mark if you are poisoned. If anyone know please reply.

  13. I have black golden silver rainbow normal pokémon cards

  14. i remember playing pokemon cards with my classmates in elementary school, we lived in a poor country so no one had real cards, just those overpowered fake pokemon cards that were like 180HP – 340HP. The most popular kid had a card with 380 HP. the way we played it was the 2 players would pick a card each from their deck and put it face down on the table, count from 3 and then flip the cards over. The person who had the card with the most HP would get the other players card for himself.

  15. Can u attack after u placed an energy card or tool card

  16. I’m not gonna lie, I still have no clue how to play this game.

  17. Hmmm, looks complicated I’ll just go back to magic

  18. So yall didn't see bro casual BENT ALL THE CARDS, OMG WTF

  19. If I had enough energy on my Pokémon to attack on my move, can I keep doing the same attack on my next turn?

  20. That means you tell me I don't have to reduce my opponent's life points to 0 in order to win?

  21. wow…this is way more complicated then yugioh💀💀

  22. thank you for making this video, i'm going to try to play with my friends. They got into it a few weeks ago and i had fomo, so i've started collecting since last week 😅

  23. Bruh I got so many cards but no energy cards no I am making fake paper energy cards to play, any suggestions that could help cus the town I live in don't sell any think to help you play the game but instead just the cards for show or smth

  24. could anyone please tell me where to get the damage counters from?
    I've looked Everywhere and i cant find them

  25. I’ve watched this vid 5 times and still can’t figure out how to summon blue eyes white dragon

  26. Why is this complicated. Yugioh is much easier. At least this is easier than magic.

  27. U ruined the ex card by playing a few times and rubbing more than once accidentally and wasted a lot of money

  28. What do you do if you dont have energy card in your hand?

  29. I haven’t played Pokémon TCG since the game boy color game

  30. I Think My Money Is Wasted I Dont understand anything

  31. Bro ty very much im trying to learn and im taking notes like its quartine and im listening to my teacher

  32. mulligans are show hand -1 card every time you redraw. down to 1 card.

  33. Me On My Way To Send This To All My Friends Except For One Because All My Friends Except For One Only Trade The Cards And I Need To Show Them That There Actually More Use Then Tradeing.

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