The 123s of how to Play


Unless you’ve been living in your own world or if you haven’t kept up to date with the latest news, chances are that you’ve probably heard about Pokémon.

If you grew up in the 1990s, you probably came across Pikachu and the rest of the Pokémon squad during your escapades on the school playground.

The latest craze of course is Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that allows players to “catch them all” in the real world.

Then there are also other versions available on, such as the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

How to play

The first step you need to take when you want to play is to set up a Pokémon Trainer Club account. Then you can start checking events.

Pokémon Trading Card Game is a strategic Pokémon battle experienced via collectible cards. Two players send their Pokémon cards out onto the field and power them up using Energy cards and they support their team using Trainer Cards.

Each player can have up to six Pokémon in play at a time and must use a 60 card deck when playing Pokémon Trading Card Game. Just like the Pokémon video games, both players take turns having their Pokémon launch attacks against each other.

If you’re playing Pokémon Trading Card Game via you can have up to six Pokémon in play at a time and you can only attach one Energy card per turn. Every Pokémon has a certain amount of Hit Points, which represents how much damage it can take before being knocked out.

To learn the basics and to improve your skills, join a Pokémon League. This is one of the best ways to hone your skills so that you can compete in Pokémon tournaments.

Pokémon Go on the other hand retains the basics of Pokémon games of the past, like catching Pokémon, battling at Gyms and evolving creatures, except you’re doing it in the real world.

Once you’ve signed up you can customise your digital avatar. As you move in the real world, your avatar does too.

Pokémon will pop up on the map and there’ll be a small vibration as you walk along. You can then try to capture them by tapping on them.


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