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.
Here's what happens during a turn. First, draw your card, then do any of the following in any order as much as you'd like. You might want to play a basic Pokemon to your bench. You could involve Pokemon that have been in play at least one turn. You can attach an energy card to one Pokemon — now the energy card you can only attach once per turn. You could play trainer cards as often as you like, except for supporters once per turn and stadiums once at a time in the center of the playing area. You might want to retreat your active Pokemon. If you do you need to, send one up from your bench. You could use abilities as your poke-powers. Finally, you attack and then end your turn. And don't forget, in between turns you'll want to handle all your special conditions too.