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The '''Pokémon Trading Card Game''' (Japanese: '''ポケモンカードゲーム''', ''Pokémon Card Game''), often abbreviated as '''Pokémon TCG''' or just '''TCG''', is a tabletop game that involves collecting, trading and playing with Pokémon themed playing cards. It has its own set of rules but uses many motifs and ideas derived from the [[core series|video games]]. There are {{TCG|Pokémon|Pokémon card}}s for every [[List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number|species]] of Pokémon, as well as {{TCG|Trainer card}}s featuring characters, items and other themes of the franchise (each with a different use) and {{TCG|Energy card}}s to power various actions. The artwork for the cards is provided by numerous artists.
 
The Pokémon TCG is a popular and steady aspect of the [[Pokémon]] franchise and is played and enjoyed by many fans. 27.2 billion Pokémon Trading Card Game cards have been produced worldwide in 1213 languages, and being sold in 77 countries and regions.<ref>[https://www.pokemon.co.jp/corporate/en/services/ Business Summary|The Pokémon Company]</ref> The game is part of the [[Play! Pokémon]] organized play along with the video game series and is also used in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game Online]].
 
==History==
|fr={{tt|Cartes à Jouer et à Collectionner Pokémon|Pokémon Collectible Card Game}} (JCC)<br>{{tt|Jeu de Cartes à Collectionner Pokémon|Pokémon Collectible Card Game}} (JCC)
|de={{tt|Pokémon-Sammelkartenspiel|Pokémon Collectible Card Game}} (TCG)
|id={{tt|Pokémon Game Kartu Koleksi|Pokémon Collectible Card Game}} (TCG)
|it={{tt|Gioco di Carte Collezionabili Pokémon|Pokémon Collectible Card Game}} (GCC)
|ko=포켓몬 카드 게임 ''Pokémon Card Game''<br>포켓몬 트레이딩 카드 게임 ''Pokémon Trading Card Game''