Pokémon Card Game Online

Not to be confused with the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

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The name currently in use is the official English translation of the Japanese name.

Pokémon Card Game Online (Japanese ポケモンカードゲーム Online) was a Japanese-exclusive browser game built in Flash and the first Pokémon game of the MMOTCG (massively-multiplayer online trading card game) genre. It was based on the Pokémon Trading Card Game or TCG aspect of the Pokémon franchise and followed the same rules. Players were only able to play the game by registering with the unique access number included in the Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck CD-ROMs and played against other opponents with fixed decks. The game's services were active from November 20, 2009 to August 31, 2010.[1]

Pokémon Card Game Online
ポケモンカードゲーム Online
Pokemon Card Game Online Logo.png
Logo of Pokémon Card Game Online
Basic info
Platform: PC and Mac
Category: Strategy
Players: 2
Connectivity: Internet
Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation IV misc
Release dates
Japan: November 20, 2009
North America: N/A
Australia: N/A
Europe: N/A
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: Game site (Archive)
English: N/A


With any deck of choice, players could engage in ranked and unranked battles against random or chosen opponents, as well participate in scheduled tournaments. A monthly leaderboard based on ranked matches displayed the best 100 players of each age division (Junior, Senior and Masters), and the player's rank position. Players were also automatically assigned to a "team" upon registration based on the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh, Lugia, Entei, Suicune and Raikou, and the leaderboard's "Team Score" was an indicator of the team's perfomance against players of other teams.

Tournaments could be participated by using a tournament ticket or with no entry free at early events. Players were automatically awarded 5 tickets every Friday, and could have up to 10 tickets stored in an account. These events were always 4-player tournaments with single eliminations, divided by age divisions and often restricted to a single deck. Winning these tournaments rewarded players with cosmetic items.

Other minor features were the possibility of sending friend requests to players and using cosmetic items such as coins, playmats and card sleeves, which were unlockable from tournaments and playing cumulative ammounts of matches.

List of constructed decks

The game originally contained four decks, with a fifth one available at Reviving Legends's release and another deck at Clash at the Summit's debut. The Leafeon and Metagross decks have the same contents as the physical decks included with the CD-ROM, while the Feraligatr and Donphan decks were also featured in a game from the CD-ROM.

Leafeon deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Good Rod I
Super Scoop Up I
Dual Ball I
Interviewer's Questions Su
Professor Elm's Training Method Su
Emcee's Chatter Su
Cheerleader's Cheer Su
Grass Energy   E
Psychic Energy   E
Rainbow Energy   E

Metagross deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Dual Ball I
Rare Candy I
Pokémon Circulator I
Professor Elm's Training Method Su
Emcee's Chatter Su
Engineer's Adjustments Su
Judge Su
18× Psychic Energy   E

Donphan deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Moomoo Milk I  
Switch I  
Bill Su  
Professor Oak's New Theory Su  
Professor Elm's Training Method Su  
Copycat Su  
Psychic Energy   E
10× Fighting Energy   E
Double Colorless Energy   E  

Machamp deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Professor Oak's New Theory Su  
Professor Elm's Training Method Su  
Emcee's Chatter Su
Cheerleader's Cheer Su
Copycat Su  
Black Belt Su
Switch I  
Pokémon Communication I  
Rare Candy I  
13× Fighting Energy   E
Fire Energy   E
Double Colorless Energy   E  
Rainbow Energy   E  

List of ranks

Rank No. of matches Reward
E 0 Coin, card sleeve and playmat corresponding to the assigned team's Pokémon
D 3 Leafeon coin
C 8 Leafeon card sleeve
B 16 Leafeon playmat
A 26 Metagross coin
S 41 Metagross card sleeve
SS 60 Metagross playmat
SSS 180 Groudon coin, card sleeve and playmat

List of tournament rewards

  • Grass-type coin
  • Grass-type card sleeve
  • Fire-type coin
  • Fire-type card sleeve
  • Fire-type playmat
  • Water-type coin
  • Water-type card sleeve
  • Water-type playmat
  • Lightning-type coin
  • Lightning-type card sleeve
  • Lightning-type playmat
  • Psychic-type coin
  • Psychic-type card sleeve
  • Psychic-type playmat
  • Fighting-type coin
  • Fighting-type card sleeve
  • Fighting-type playmat
  • Darkness-type coin
  • Darkness-type card sleeve
  • Metal-type coin
  • Metal-type card sleeve
  • Jirachi & Shaymin coin
  • Pikachu coin
  • Pikachu card sleeve
  • Pikachu playmat
  • Shaymin coin
  • Shaymin card sleeve
  • Shaymin playmat
  • Donphan card sleeve
  • Feraligatr card sleeve
  • Houndoom playmat
  • Pikachu set
  • Kyogre set
  • Kyogre (Silver) set


  • From April 23, 2010 to May 10, 2010, a tournament inside the game has been used as a qualification method to the Last Chance Qualifier event for the 2010 World Championships.

See also

Pikachu series: Hey You, Pikachu!ChannelDash
TCG: Game Boy TCG series: Trading Card GameTrading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!
Play It! series: Play It!Play It! Version 2
TCG Client series: Card Game OnlineTrading Card Game OnlineTrading Card Game Live
Misc. TCG: Card Game: How to Play DSTCG Card DexTrading Card Game Pocket
Super Smash Bros. series: Super Smash Bros.MeleeBrawlfor Nintendo 3DS/Wii UUltimate
Snap series: SnapNew Pokémon Snap
Picross: Picross NP Vol. 1Picross (GBC) (canceled)Picross (3DS)
Pinball series: PinballPinball miniPinball: RS
Puzzle series: Puzzle LeaguePuzzle Challenge
Trozei series: Trozei!Battle Trozei
Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team
Explorers of Time & Explorers of DarknessExplorers of Sky
Blazing, Stormy & Light Adventure Squad
Gates to InfinitySuper Mystery DungeonRescue Team DX
Ranger series: RangerShadows of AlmiaGuardian Signs
Puck series: BattrioTretta (Tretta Lab) • Ga-OléMezastarFrienda
Rumble series: RumbleRumble BlastRumble URumble WorldRumble Rush
PokéPark series: PokéPark WiiPokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
Detective Pikachu series: Detective PikachuDetective Pikachu Returns
Playground: Pokémon Detective Pikachu
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