Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

Platform(s)
PC | iPad | Android

Genre(s)
Adventure | Card Game

Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is a downloadable/tablet card game with online multiplayer which replicates the physical trading card game.

Game information and image provided by the Giant Bomb Wiki

Free To Play
No up-front purchase required to begin playing

It's Not Gambling, We Swear
Loot boxes with randomized contents, buyable with real money

Infinite Money Hole
No upper limit on in-game purchases

Changing The Game
Content with gameplay-altering effects, buyable with real money

Time Is Money
Game allows you to pay for speedy/instant access to things that can also be gotten through gameplay

Batteries Not Included
Physical items in the real world can be used to cause changes in the game (e.g. Nintendo's "Amiibo"-figures)

Detailed Info

You cannot directly buy in-game cards with either real money or premium currency; only with a non-premium currency obtained exclusively through gameplay. Monetization is based both on the physical card game and on gating off a separate gamemode.

Each real-world pack since TCGO was created has a code that lets you get an equivalent virtual pack. Since it's a TCG, these packs are random.

Packs bought through Pokècoins, the in-game currency, cannot be traded, preventing players from creating smurf accounts to grind up decks. Only packs won through in-game tournaments or obtained through codes from real-world packs are tradable.

In-game tournaments require tickets to enter. These tickets can be bought with real money or obtained through gameplay.

NOTE: In some countries, likely ones where The Pokémon Company doesn't sell physical TCG packs, in-game packs can be bought through a premium currency called Gems.