Pokemon cards are a great way for kids to learn about graphic design and how to organize information. These are techniques they will use throughout their life.
While kids can start by buying ready-made decks of Pokemon cards, eventually they will want to try their hand at creating their own. The best way to get started is by learning the basics of how the game works and the different types of Pokemon card.
A basic Pokemon card has a picture of a specific Pokemon in the top center. There is also a small text that tells you its name. Below that is a small grid where you write the color of the Pokemon’s corresponding trainer card (item/supporter/stadium). There is also a type designation in the bottom right corner of the card. The type denotes which energy card is needed to perform the Pokemon’s attacks and abilities.
Next to the attack and ability icons on a Pokemon card is the HP number. This indicates how much damage a Pokemon can take before it is knocked out. Also in the bottom right corner of the card is a list of special conditions that may affect a Pokemon in-between turns. These include Burned, Poisoned, Asleep, Confused, and Paralyzed. A Pokemon with a condition that is not cured by an action or the end of the player’s turn will be discarded.
To play the game, each player shuffles their deck and draws seven cards from the top of their deck to fill out their hand. They then choose one Basic Pokemon from their hand to place face down on the playing area a few inches in front of them as their active Pokemon. The remaining Basic Pokemon cards are placed on their bench. A player cannot have more than five Pokemon on their bench at a time.
Pokemon cards can be evolved during a turn if they have the right types of energy to do so. Evolving a Pokemon gives it more powerful attacks and higher HP. However, a Pokemon cannot evolve the same turn it is added to the bench, and you can only evolve a Pokemon once per turn. The exception to this is GX and EX Pokemon, which can be evolved immediately.
Aside from the basic information on a Pokemon card, it contains a lot of important details about the Pokemon and its environment. For example, a Pokemon’s hit points will tell you how much damage it can take before being knocked out, while its resistance will show which types of damage it takes less damage from. In addition, a Pokemon’s retreat cost tells you how much it costs to bring back your active Pokemon to your bench. It’s important to keep all this in mind when deciding how to attack your opponent and what Pokemon to put in your deck. Pokemon cards