History YMMV / PokemonTradingCardGame

27th Mar '17 5:54:24 AM BrendanRizzo
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* EvenBetterSequel: The second game is much longer and has more cards, allowing for more diverse strategies. It also has an actual plot, and the characters get a little bit more development. It's a shame that it never got an international release.
27th Mar '17 5:42:08 AM BrendanRizzo
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** Of course, [[spoiler:the King is [[BigBad Villicci]]...

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** Of course, [[spoiler:the King is [[BigBad Villicci]]...Villicci]]]]...
27th Mar '17 5:41:07 AM BrendanRizzo
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** Of course, [[spoiler:the King is [[BigBad Villicci]]...



* {{Woolseyism}}: Occasionally attack name translations differ from the main video game series' to better fit the context of the card game move's effects; for example, "''Nenriki''" (literally "willpower") is "Confusion" in the video games (it has a chance of confusing the opponent) and "Psyshock" in the card game (it can cause paralysis).

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* {{Woolseyism}}: {{Woolseyism}}:
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Occasionally attack name translations differ from the main video game series' to better fit the context of the card game move's effects; for example, "''Nenriki''" (literally "willpower") is "Confusion" in the video games (it has a chance of confusing the opponent) and "Psyshock" in the card game (it can cause paralysis).paralysis).
** The FanTranslation of the sequel is one of the very rare examples to [[DubNameChange change character names]], most likely so that the characters that debut in this game don't have names that [[AerithAndBob stand out too much]]. Like in the main series but the unlike the first Trading Card Game, they are given {{Punny Name}}s based on their specialty (so the Grass Fortress leader is Parker, the Water Fortress leader is Brooke, ''etc.'')
1st Mar '17 11:30:57 AM CrimsonZephyr
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** Murray, leader of the Psychic Club in the first game. His deck is based around Stall, playing key monsters such as Chansey and Snorlax to soak up damage with their massive HP pools and using Scoop to return them to the bench with out losing energy. On their own they can just take attacks or attack, but Murray can also use Alakazam's Pokémon Power to transfer any damage he takes to any of his benched Pokémon (Like Chansey or Snorlax). Even worse, Murray can use Pokémon Center to heal all the damage you've manged to inflict on his active and benched Pokémon. Losing to him because of a Deck Out is very possible.

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** Murray, leader of the Psychic Club in the first game. His deck is based around Stall, playing key monsters such as Chansey and Snorlax to soak up damage with their massive HP pools and using Scoop to return them to the bench with out losing energy. On their own they can just take attacks or attack, but Murray can also use Alakazam's Pokémon Power to transfer any damage he takes to any of his benched Pokémon (Like Chansey or Snorlax). Even worse, Murray can use Pokémon Center to heal all the damage you've manged to inflict on his active and benched Pokémon. Losing to him because of a Deck Out is very possible. On the other hand, if you load your deck with colorless types resistant to Psychic, ''beating him'' because of a Deck Out is also possible, since he loves using Kanghaskhan's "Fetch."
18th Feb '17 11:25:38 AM lalalei2001
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* GameBreaker: In the first game, the electric Grand Master has a deck of [[CripplingOverspecialization all electric types]], meaning they're weak to fighting (except his Zapdos, which resists it). Since fighting includes ground types which resist electricity, an all-ground deck could take him out (slowly) with little to no danger (until Zapdos comes up, in which case you'd better have one that does at least 40 damage or have a Colorless/'splashable' Pokémon that has a different type).
27th Jan '17 10:02:04 AM MarkyVigoroth
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* FridgeBrilliance: The Castle in the Game Centre in Gr Island of the 2nd GBC game has duellists formed after chess pieces. [[spoiler: However, the Queen herself says that the castle has no King. The logic comes from the fact that, before the Queen, the player had already duelled a Pawn, a Knight, a Bishop, and a Rook in that order... more specifically, the order of the relative strength the actual chess pieces have. The King itself is around the strength of a Knight or Bishop, meaning that an actual King would either be an AntiClimaxBoss or would have to be located between the Knight and Bishop (making a jarring inclusion).]]

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* FridgeBrilliance: The Castle in the Game Centre in Gr GR Island of the 2nd GBC game has duellists formed after chess {{TabletopGame/Chess}} pieces. [[spoiler: However, the Queen herself says that the castle has no King. The logic comes from the fact that, before the Queen, the player had already duelled a Pawn, a Knight, a Bishop, and a Rook in that order... more specifically, the order of the relative strength the actual chess pieces have. The King itself piece is around the strength of a Knight or Bishop, meaning that an actual a King duelist would either be an AntiClimaxBoss or would have to be located between the Knight and Bishop (making a jarring inclusion).]]
27th Jan '17 9:56:23 AM MarkyVigoroth
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* FridgeBrilliance: The Castle in the Game Centre in Gr Island of the 2nd GBC game has duellists formed after chess pieces. [[spoiler: However, the Queen herself says that the castle has no King. The logic comes from the fact that, before the Queen, the player had already duelled a Pawn, a Knight, a Bishop, and a Rook in that order... more specifically, the order of the relative strength the actual chess pieces have. The King itself is around the strength of a Knight or Bishop, meaning that an actual King would either be an AntiClimaxBoss or would have to be located between the Knight and Bishop (making a jarring inclusion).]]
12th Jan '17 2:04:38 PM MarkyVigoroth
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: Even though, 'Murray' is a male name, his long hair and purple top gives him a feminine appearance.

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* ViewerGenderConfusion: Even though, though 'Murray' is a male name, his long hair and purple top gives him a feminine appearance.
12th Jan '17 2:04:06 PM MarkyVigoroth
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: Even though, 'Murray' is a male name, his long hair and purple top gives him a feminine appearance.
12th Jan '17 2:01:10 PM MarkyVigoroth
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* GameBreaker: In the first game, the electric Grand Master has a deck of [[CripplingOverspecialization all electric types]], meaning they're weak to fighting (except his Zapdos, which resists it). Since fighting includes ground types which resist electricity, an all-ground deck could take him out (slowly) with little to no danger (until Zapdos comes up, in which case you'd better have one that does at least 40 damage).

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* GameBreaker: In the first game, the electric Grand Master has a deck of [[CripplingOverspecialization all electric types]], meaning they're weak to fighting (except his Zapdos, which resists it). Since fighting includes ground types which resist electricity, an all-ground deck could take him out (slowly) with little to no danger (until Zapdos comes up, in which case you'd better have one that does at least 40 damage).damage or have a Colorless/'splashable' Pokémon that has a different type).



** Bernard, leader of the GR Fire Fort, in the second game boy game. His "special rule" is easily one of the most unfair in the game: Fire type Pokémon have ''no weaknesses!'' Why is that so unfair? Well, unlike the other masters' rules, there's pretty much no way to possibly use this to your advantage, since his deck doesn't have any Water cards to hit ''your'' Fire types' weaknesses. So basically, it's just TheComputerIsACheatingBastard disguised as a rules change. His deck is by no means bad either, and with no weaknesses to exploit the only real strategy is just to play really, really well. Or hope his AIRoulette gets handed the IdiotBall.

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** Bernard, Hiderō/Bernard, leader of the GR Fire Fort, in the second game boy game. His "special rule" is easily one of the most unfair in the game: Fire type Pokémon have ''no weaknesses!'' Why is that so unfair? Well, unlike the other masters' rules, there's pretty much no way to possibly use this to your advantage, since his deck doesn't have any Water cards to hit ''your'' Fire types' weaknesses. So basically, it's just TheComputerIsACheatingBastard disguised as a rules change. His deck is by no means bad either, and with no weaknesses to exploit the only real strategy is just to play really, really well. Or hope his AIRoulette gets handed the IdiotBall.
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