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Pokemon TCG Live Guide: Common Mistakes to avoid in the game

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The Pokemon company‘s latest addition to the gaming industry is now The Pokemon Trading Card Game for Android mobiles. The physical card game with a lot of nostalgic feelings became digitized a while ago, however, it was available for only Android Tablets. Now with the regional test going on for the Canadian server, the game can well be played on mobiles too. In this Pokemon TCG Live Guide piece, we’d be talking about the common mistakes one makes while playing the game, and how to avoid them.

Pre-battle Mistakes and avoiding them

Some of the mistakes players make can be accountable from the time the game even starts. Such mistakes include choosing irrelevant cards. Be it Energy Cards or Trainer Cards, try selecting the cards in your decks as per the strategy. Also, going into a battle without any pre-planned battle strategy is one of such things to avoid.

How to avoid Pre-battle mistakes in Pokemon TCG Live

Each player making their own battle strategies is what adds that extra effect to this game. Hence, never venture into a battle without a strategy. Never think about what the opponent might do, there are a billion ways how your opponent might arrange his/her deck. Try to focus on strengthening your own deck. Now, keep the following points in your mind:

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  • Arrange your deck with an ample amount of necessary and relevant Trainer Cards.
  • Instead of taking lots of Energy Cards, keep Trainer cards which would help draw energy Card from the deck or discard pile.
  • Also, choose more Special Energy Cards than the Normal ones. Take only the adequate amount of normal energy cards.
  • Furthermore, don’t think you cannot have any card until you open packs. You may exchange the remaining vacancy of a particular card type until you have 4 in total, for Gems.
  • Avoid choosing V or V-max cards that would deal low damage, or has very low HP. Remember that if your opponent knocks your V cards, they take 2 prize cards. Hence, if your V or V-max card isn’t having either a high multiplier Attack or a High HP, it is basically useless.

Mistakes to avoid while battling

Keeping the complex rules of this game in mind while battling is necessary. When you may attack when you just need to store energy are just part of the tactics. But if you can attack is what the rules would tell you.

How to avoid mistakes during the battle in Pokemon TCG Live

  • Firstly, keep in mind that a Maximum of 4 of the same types of Pokemon cards are allowed in a deck. Hence, in case you are planning your strategies revolving around a particular Pokemon, keep all 4 of that particular Pokemon card in your deck.
  • A very slight yet impactful mistake many players tend to make is not making a strong bench. Remember that if there are no Pokemon on your Bench once your Active Pokemon gets knocked out, the game ends, and you lose.
  • Keep a track of the time. Don’t take much time for each turn and think about your moves ahead. Remember that once your time ends and you still haven’t won all 6 prize cards, you lose. Even if you have won more Prize cards than your opponent.
  • Don’t use up all trainer cards in one turn. In that case, you would find yourself useless cards from the deck, one in each turn. The game basically shows all the possible moves during a turn. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to make that move. Use your own wit in such circumstances.
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  • Furthermore, don’t waste your time reading the card’s instructions, when it is your turn. Do it when the opponents are having their turns.
  • In case you still have cards in your hand, don’t play the ‘Professor’s Research’ card, even if the game directs you to. Use it only when your hand is about to go empty, or you are having cards that won’t help at that moment.
  • Also, don’t make your opponents switch between their Pokemon when you can’t knock out the Pokemon you are about to bring on their Active Zone at one hit. There may be repercussions if you do so. Switch your opponent’s Pokemon as your overall finishing move. Suppose you have 2 Prize Cards remaining, you then switch your opponent’s active Pokemon with any probable V-Pokemon from his bench and knock it out with a single move.
  • Lastly, remember that besides your own tactics and strategies, the game also depends upon luck as in how good a card of hands you get. Hence, if you get a poor hand, there’s always the next time.

Final Thoughts

The Pokemon TCG Live has no doubt brought life to the manual game. The nostalgic feelings regarding the game have come to life yet again. Do check out our other articles on this game and become an expert in the game if you aren’t already.

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