Pokemon TCG Online Image
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Have fun learning and mastering the Pokemon 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 cardHave fun learning and mastering the Pokemon 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 Pokemon Trainer Club account, allowing you to switch between iPad and desktop with ease. Expand
Stream On

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Pokemon Trading Card Game Online - iPad App Launch Trailer
Autoplay On Off
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 13, 2014
    100
    Pokémon TCG is a collectible card game done perfectly for mobile.
  2. Oct 2, 2014
    90
    The Pokémon TCG is a truly engrossing card battler. This digital version is generous with content and feels great, but technical hitches hold it back from greatness.
  3. Oct 6, 2014
    85
    This is a great card game: quick, deep and extremely fun. And there are Pokémons too. A lot of them. Gotta battle ’em all.
  4. Oct 1, 2014
    80
    This is a quick, simple, and clean way to enjoy a fantastic card game on the go, and while it may be a far cry from the Game Boy Color version released so many years ago, it's a great start and an option that you'll want to choose if you want to reignite your love for the game or simply get started with it -- and besides, it's free!
  5. Oct 6, 2014
    70
    There are plenty of rewards for those who dive in, but I still think Pokémon TCG Online’s entry to the iPad could have been smoother.
  6. Oct 20, 2014
    60
    The only strength of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is that it recreates a great real-world trading card game, but it does it in such a half-hearted, slapdash way that I would much rather be playing the real thing.
  7. Oct 6, 2014
    50
    If you want to play Pokemon on the go, play the real games, play the card games, or play a game you’ve made up in your head, but do yourself a favor and don’t bother with this free-to-play pile of Trubbish.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Oct 25, 2015
    10
    Awesome and addicting game. In the next patch there will be major overhaul for UI and graphics which will make the game even better.
    Good
    Awesome and addicting game. In the next patch there will be major overhaul for UI and graphics which will make the game even better.
    Good balance, many players, plenty of cards. And most important - You CAN trade with other people so getting cards to Your collection is easy.
    Expand
  2. Apr 1, 2016
    9
    very good strategical game if u can make a perfect deck , chance factor will be limited. Very good point, the game has been continuouslyvery good strategical game if u can make a perfect deck , chance factor will be limited. Very good point, the game has been continuously progressing
    Only negative issue is this game requires at least 2 MB RAM I think.
    Expand
  3. Aug 12, 2016
    9
    If you like playing pokemon cards then you'll love pokemon tcg online. It's pretty much the card game but online. Plain and simple. Of courseIf you like playing pokemon cards then you'll love pokemon tcg online. It's pretty much the card game but online. Plain and simple. Of course because it's online it has a tiny bit more regulations but it's only to help keep the game balance. The only bad thing would be it's matchmaking. Matchmaking pairs you up with anybody so if your new to the game you might end up playing a long time player who will have better cards.

    Other than that the game is great and completely free which is what makes the game so much better. There's a single player where you play against the AI and can earn booster packs or play against real people and earn rewards there as well. You earn coins in the game that you can use in the shop to buy booster packs and theme decks. They have event which act like mini tournaments giving you a chance to win even more rewards.

    The other cool thing is if your a pokemon card collector and still buy pokemon cards, the pokemon packs come with a code you can put into the game so you can use in the online game.

    Note that this is a review is of this time I'm posting it. Does not reflect what the state of the game was when it launched as I did not play it at launch.
    Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2014
    6
    Normally, I love Pokemon. They have had many great games over the years done by Game Freak, Hudson Soft, Chunsoft and Creatures Inc. But theNormally, I love Pokemon. They have had many great games over the years done by Game Freak, Hudson Soft, Chunsoft and Creatures Inc. But the Pokemon TCG Online, while I can say I have not played the iOS version (because I am not for phone games at all), I have at least played the PC version. And unfortunately it suffers from many problems. It has horrible A.I, honestly the computer controlled characters don't play well at all and there is no challenge to beating them. There is a tournament mode, which I'd really like to try out but I can't because these things are never on! I have tried for about half an hour! You'll never know when one is on! It sucks, because you just have to get lucky!
    Believe me, the highlight of this game which is facing other people is better done in real life. In the virtual game, people will forget to play specific cards, they will occasionally be idle and it won't be moving fast enough to how you want! And that's simply because playing this game and many others is going to make you unaware.
    Oh, and with the trades you don't have too much of a choice. You can't just freely trade whatever stuff you want, which makes no sense since you can trade any card in the real world.

    I personally do not recommend this game. It also lacks replayability and lastability. Which is a huge surprise as it's a multiplayer online game. You should always want to play these games!
    The rest of the game is average. Well, know you know how much of a mixed trashbag the Pokemon Company and not Game Freak puts out!
    Expand
  5. Aug 16, 2017
    5
    In the very first battle against a cpu, the cpu had a mega blastoise and 3 EX's. Just don't. Nothing else to say but this game sucks and iIn the very first battle against a cpu, the cpu had a mega blastoise and 3 EX's. Just don't. Nothing else to say but this game sucks and i need to meow Expand
  6. May 11, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. waiting too long for this game but after you play it you will realise some cards need nerf. unbalanced. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2015
    1
    This review is only for the Mac version (which I assume to be the same as the PC)

    Unplayable and horrible deck editor. The game, when
    This review is only for the Mac version (which I assume to be the same as the PC)

    Unplayable and horrible deck editor.

    The game, when you finish the annoying registration process, starts off with absolutely no real instructions on what to do to actually start playing. It does have a tutorial, which only gives instructions on HOW to play, which, for people like me who've played since they were kids, is not necessary.

    After mousing over the different icons, you see a "play" option, which looks like the typical arrow pointing right. Clicking on it gives you options for battling AI trainers, versus, tournament (which I never tried) and some others which I didn't try. The biggest problem I have is really the deck editor. 95% of this review will be about it:

    I spent about twenty minutes fiddling around with the deck editor to find out that:
    1) All the cards I put in my deck were not even owned by me, somehow
    2) My deck was not fit for standard play

    Firstly, how does this **** game get off by telling me I didn't even own the cards I put in the deck? I used the **** card list shown to me when making a deck! You CAN click on an option to view cards you don't own, but I never clicked on it. As far as I knew, I was using cards I **** owned.

    Secondly, THERE IS NO OPTION TO VIEW CARDS ONLY FIT FOR STANDARD PLAY! This is a giant detractor for people who actually want to make legal decks for standard play. I used to play pokemon in the past, sure, but I have not been keeping up with the latest packs. Why can't I have an option to view cards ONLY fit for standard play so I can actually play with decks made by me?

    Thirdly, the deck editor shows very small cards. There is no way to zoom in on a list of cards but rather you must zoom in on each individual card and scroll through. Each pack of pokemon cards contain probably around 100 or so cards, so you'll be scrolling left and right a LOT. It's retarded. It's like a brain-dead child video game developer designed this with absolutely no goddamn functionality in mind.

    Fourthly, The deck editor's decks don't even matter when battling AIs, because you use "themed" decks against them. In fact, you can only use your deck against people. And if it's not standard, good **** luck with tournaments. Why can't I simply use my deck against AIs in a story mode? Speaking of which...

    No story mode. No fighting gym leaders. No beating AIs to earn packs and open them to edit your deck. None of that. It's really, really backwards.

    You all are better off downloading gameboy color emulator and downloading the ONLY good pokemon game made by Nintendo once upon a time ago. Seriously, these guys made such a **** good pokemon game in the past that I played and replayed over and over because it was that good. But not this game. I don't know what this game is, but it's not a pokemon card game. That's for sure.
    Expand

See all 8 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. The Best Pokemon Games of the 21st Century

    The Best Pokemon Games of the 21st Century Image
    Published: August 4, 2016
    Find out where Pokemon Go fits into our ranking of the best Pokemon games released since the turn of the century.