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How to Play a Trainer Card in the Pokemon TCG

Learn how to play a trainer card 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.

On your turn, you may do one of several things before you attack. And one of these is playing trainer cards. Now, remember there are 3 kinds: items, supporter, and stadium. When you play a trainer card, do what the card says. Item cards can be played as much as you want. You can only play one supporter card turn, though. And stadium cards, remember, go in the middle of the game area facing sideways. And you can only have one stadium card in play at the same time. If your opponent has a stadium card in play, and you have a different stadium card, you can place your card down, and that player must discard their stadium card. For example, if your opponent has Lost World out, and you have Lost World, you can't play that card to force them to discard their Lost World card.

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