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How to Attack in the Pokemon Trading Card Game

Learn how to attack from the Pokemon Trading Card Game pros at Comic Cafe in this Howcast video.


Hi, I'm Joe D'Andrea, a Pokemon professor at Comic Cafe in Warren New Jersey, and we're here to show you how to play the Pokemon trading card game.

Now you've done everything that you want to do during your turn, the last thing you do is attack. Once you announce your attack, there's no turning back. To prepare for your attack, make sure your Pokemon has enough energy to perform the attack. Sometimes no energy is required for an attack. Look at the weakness and resistance of the Pokemon you're attacking. This is the defending Pokemon. Depending on how much weakness and resistance that Pokemon has, it will affect in part the final damage done. Now you're ready. First announce your attack, the Pokemon you're targeting, and the total damage done. Your opponent then places the proper number of damage counters on their Pokemon. If the Pokemon's HP is reduced to 0, that Pokemon is knocked out, and you take a prize card. Once you knock out a Pokemon, your opponent must take that Pokemon and all the cards attached to it and put it in their discard pile. This is located directly below their deck. Remember, if you take all 6 of your prize cards, or if your opponents cannot put a Pokemon into the active position, you win the game.

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