Pokémon Card game is a popular game from the popular 1990s Japanese franchise Pokémon. It has a long history including games on Nintendo Game Boy, an animated television series, movies and Pokémon Card game.
The most recent addition to the games is Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that allows trainers to catch Pokémon all over their local neighbourhoods, towns and cities.
So how does Pokémon Card Game measure up against Pokémon Go?
In the Pokémon Card Game, each card has a name, a type and a particular number of health points. Players play using these cards on the field and they use that creature’s attacks to reduce the opponent’s health points.
When the number of points reaches zero, the player is knocked out and the player who knocked it out takes a prize card.
The game has different levels, including Basic, Stage 1, Stage 2, EX, Legends, SP, Lv1x, Gym and Team Types.
Types of Pokémon cards are baby, basic, evolved and secret/rare.
Most attacks and retreats require energy, which comes in the form of a card. There are nine different basic energy types:
Grass, fire, water, lightning, psychic, fighting, darkness, steel/metal, fairy.
An unlimited number of basic energy cards are allowed, but there is a restriction of 4 special energy cards per deck.
Pokémon Go on the other hand is a free iOS and Android game that lets you physically walk around and catch Pokémon. The app features GPS and augmented reality, allowing you to actually catch Pokémon in your real world.
When a Pokémon is nearby, it’ll appear on your screen as a vibration. You can then tap the Pokémon to try to catch it.
A lot of people are playing Pokémon Go for the nostalgia, but others simply like the integration with real-life locations.
Even though many people still enjoy the Pokémon Card game, better technology has improved the way people enjoy the gaming world. Since its release, Pokémon Go has been downloaded by millions of people worldwide, giving it the edge over the Pokémon Card game.