**AN INTERNET CONNECTION AND AN iPad WITH RETINA DISPLAY (iPad mini with Retina Display, iPad 3 or newer) ARE REQUIRED FOR USE. Generation 1 iPad, iPad 2, and the original iPad mini (without Retina Display) are not supported.**
PLAY, TRADE, AND CHALLENGE OTHER PLAYERS AROUND THE WORLD
Have fun learning and mastering the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! Practice against the computer or go head to head with your friends or other players from around the world. Unlock cards and decks as you play to build up your collection and make truly unique decks. Your decks and card collection are stored as a part of your Pokémon Trainer Club account, allowing you to switch between iPad and desktop with ease.
EASY TO START: Choose from Grass, Fire, or Water decks, step right into a game, and learn as you go in an easy play experience.
EXPAND YOUR COLLECTION: Earn cards, open booster packs, trade with other players, and build the perfect deck around your favorite cards. Your collection grows with you!
CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE: Build your own decks, customize the look of your cards, deck boxes, and avatar, and join your friends online.
HONE YOUR SKILLS: Play against the computer until you are ready to challenge other players.
CHALLENGE THE WORLD: When you feel your deck design is ready, challenge other players or join a tournament to show your skill and knowledge.
**An Internet connection and an iPad with Retina display (iPad mini with Retina display, iPad 3 or newer) are required for use.**
Card Languages Supported:
* Español (Europa)
* Português (Brazilian)
UI Languages Supported:
* Español (Europa)
* Português (Brazilian)
©2019 Pokémon. ©1995–2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc. TM, ®, and character names are trademarks of Nintendo.
- UI and gameplay support added for the Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX card types
- Bug fixes
Full patch notes available at https://forums.pokemontcg.com.
Ratings and Reviews
Made for Pokémon TCG Fans
This game has a great progression system with the standard starter decks given to you at the start of the game. You gradually get harder AI’s as you play longer, and it really shines for veteran players. I do feel that if you’re new to the TCG scene I wouldn’t recommend this app unless you have a friend who is really good at Pokémon or just trading card games in general.
The only reason why I don’t give this a 5\5 is the interface on the home screen isn’t completely user friendly in that they don’t educate you on what button does what. There is also no redeeming capabilities for card packs on this app game. You have to literally go on your computer or be taken to safari on the website to redeem your deck and cards.
In the end if your a die hard fan and knowledgeable of the Pokémon game it gives you plenty of reward systems to be able to purchase more cards. Once you get on that grind train of achieving rewards it feels so satisfying buying the packs. After you buy the packs there is multiple game modes that allows you to thrive as a player. Personally I am not really good at deck building, but that’s ok Pokémon TCG provides you the tools so that you can be able to focus on the game rather than the frustration of deck building. I especially like the themed deck game mode that is what sold me.
The new decks make this no fun
I really enjoy playing the Pokémon TCG. It’s a game with a lot of thoughtful strategy and is balanced in such a way that for the most part, smart play can help you come back from being behind and can also even out new players with veterans so that there isn’t a horrible barrier to entry. The app is also totally free to play and offers a lot of variation so that you can endlessly play.
But I started getting really irritated with this game within the last 6 months or so. They released two new decks, the Mach Strike and Imperial Command decks. These decks are so overpowered compared to all the decks released. It’s very easy to do essentially one-hit kill damage within three, if not two turns. Occasionally you can come back to win if you get really lucky and if you quite literally play your cards right. But good luck getting to that point, because half of the people I play with use this deck to just grind. They quit out immediately if things start going south, and it drives me up the wall. I love playing a game that goes for a solid 10 minutes and provides a good challenge between two equally matched players, and this has become so few and far between because everyone just uses the same two decks because they’re the best, and no one actually wants a challenge.
I wish Pokémon would change these decks or get rid of them entirely, because they’ve ruined the fun and balance of the game.
Fun For All
My daughter grew up loving Pokémon and we even bought her several cards back when it came out. She never played but still loved getting the cards. She and I have both been playing Pokémon Go for several years and she and her fiancé were recently invited by friends to try the real thing. They love it so much that they got on this Pokémon TCG app to “sharpen” their skills and familiarize themselves with the different cards and strategies out there. Because of their enthusiasm here I am a 46 year old momma now addicted to this app. It’s fun and I love learning how certain cards play together or against each other. I think it’s brilliant for people who may have trouble interpreting some of the rules on the cards because it does it for you which helps you learn the correct way to play. Great for people who love strategic games. It’s like the funnest most complex game of rock, paper, scissors you’ll ever play.
- THE POKEMON COMPANY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
- 661.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- ©2019 Pokémon. ©1995-2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc. TM, ®, and character names are trademarks of Nintendo.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.