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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
very 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.
The game is fun and plays as expected. It is literally the trading card game - online. While it does have it's moments in battle when you crush a player with a lesser hand or deck than you have, it also becomes rather dull when you realize that most games already have winners chosen from the start. I have seen it happen countless times where either myself or the player against me will not draw any energy cards at all and be forced to sit idly by while getting whopped on or to just hit the concede button. This is especially true for the way OP decks like Mach Strike, where all you need realistically is one Gible and a energy card to evolve into Garchamp and the pain is even worse if you or your opponent has not drawn any energy cards to fight back. So while every now and then you will get the rare experience of a well balanced hand on both players ends', most of the time is spent just hoping you will pull an energy card and a worthwhile Pokemon and also hoping your opponent will too. Unless you are a fan of easy wins and frustrating losses, or a die hard Pokemon TCG fan, you honestly probably will not be as amused by the balance issues the game suffers from. While it can be argued the game is all luck of the draw, the IRL Pokemon TCG matches are typically fairly spot on and balanced, leaving one to wonder if the game suffers from a poor and underdeveloped algorithm or if that "luck of the draw" and lady luck just really, really dislike players online more often than not.
Please note that I've only played the PC version, never the iOS.
If you already play the physical card game and you have code cards lying around, this game is a great experience that I highly recommend. If you don't, however, probably steer clear. You obtain cards by entering those code cards into your account, or buying them with virtual money earned in-game (Though you're given a few free starter decks). If you're trying to make a deck with nothing but the cards you've purchased in-game, the game is probably going to ****. but if you're a Pokémon TCG veteran, this is a great alternative to the game when you're alone. It's fun, it's free, (kinda) and now it's on the app store.
SummaryHave 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 Tr...