Created in 1995, the concept of Pokémon was considered to be ground breaking. Pokémon, essentially wild animals, inhabited a fantasy world where human Pokémon Trainers caught these creatures and made them stronger by placing them into battles with other Pokémon.
Spawning a long running TV show as well as a plethora of video games, Pokémon cards were the first piece of the franchise that children really became enthralled with collecting. These cards have evolved with time and are still available for purchase today. If you fancy reliving your childhood memories, keep reading to learn more.
Gotta Catch ’Em All
The idea behind the card game is to collect each and every different type of Pokémon until you have them all. On its original release, there were a grand total of 151 different species of Pokémon, but on the latest count there are over 800.
If you’re just getting started then this could be a difficult goal to achieve but people often sell individual cards if you’re looking for a specific one. We should also warn you that the rarer cards can be very expensive. Back in 1998 we can remember a shiny Charizard costing the equivalent of $50 AUD.
How to Play
Most people only ever bothered to collect each card because at their release, no official instructions were provided. That said, actually playing the Pokémon Trading Card Game can be rewarding. The overall process is as follows:
Depending on the luck of the draw, the game could go on for hours. Make sure you put plenty of time aside to complete each game as it is difficult to continue where you left off. Pokémon cards are widely available in any games store across Australia and can also be purchased online from several outlets.