There are several different types of Pokemon Cards; Pokemon Cards themselves featuring a specie of Pokemon, Trainer Cards feature characters, items and misc from the Pokemon Animated series and energy cards which although not as collectible as their trainer/Pokemon face card peers are vital to actually playing the game.
Whilst the TCG can be extremely competitive and addictive to it's playerbase old and new some people simply buy the cards to collect them, and may never have competed in a tabletop battle against another person. Nearly two decades after the TCG's original release an online version of the game aptly titled; The Pokemon TCG Online, a version of the Pokemon TCG that can be played digitally was released on March 24th, 2011 which follows the same rules and principles as it's tabletop counterpart.
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