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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. Over 28.8 billion Pokémon Trading Card Game cards have been produced worldwide in 13 languages, and is 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==
 
Two [[Game Boy Color]] video games based on the card game were created: {{ga|Pokémon Trading Card Game}} was released in 1998 and worldwide in 2000, and its sequel, [[Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!]], was released three years later. [[Pokémon Card Game: How to Play DS]] was released in Japan in 2011 and taught players how to play the Pokémon TCG. In 2011, the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game Online]] was introduced as a ''browser-based'' game but later became a downloadable game for PC, Mac, and iPad. Other media related to Pokémon TCG include several {{pkmn|manga}} titles, such as the series [[How I Became a Pokémon Card]].
 
 
==Rarity==
The typical pokemon booster pack contains 10 cards (including the code card), though the base set packs originally had 11. This consists of 6 common cards (depicted by a black circle on the bottom right or left of the card), 3 uncommons (depicted by a black diamond on the bottom left or right corner of the card), and one 1 rare card which can range from a regular to a secret rare card, the latter being more difficult to find.
 
The rarities for standard cards are listed:
 
Common (black circle)
Uncommon (black diamond)
Rare (Star)
 
Another type of card is holographic and reverse holographic. Holographic cards contain shiny foil in the picture of the art, while reverse holographic are shiny on the outside of the picture. Back during the 2007 expansion though, reverse holographic which can be found in on any nonrare card of any expansion, is depicted in the picture of the card.
 
Rarities for rare cards: As described above, 1 are card is included in every booster pack of the "Pokemon TCG" expansions. There is a range of rarities within starting from the regular rare, which only contains a black star on either the bottom or left corner of the card and is the most commonly found in booster packs. Next comes holographics which contains a shiny foil in the picture art of the card. From there up is the ultra rare with a shiny silver star depicted in the corner of the card. These include EX,Gx, Lv. X, V, and full are trainer cards.
 
==How to play==
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