‘Pokemon TCG Raid Battle’ Game Play Style Announced!

TPCi has announced a new way to play the Pokemon TCG from home!

Using digital cards and special rules, up to four players can compete together to take down a Dynamax or Gigantamax Boss card. Each player uses two of their own real Pokemon cards to fight this boss, which has an HP in the thousands and can attack multiple times per turn.

To play, you can load a Digital Battle Assistant or print out a few materials from their website: one boss Pokemon card, a deck of 20 Boss Attack cards, a deck of five Cheer cards, four Knock Out counters, a playmat, damage counters, and a coin. Each player also needs two of their own Pokemon cards.

The full gameplay instructions can be found here.

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  1. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    This looks like nearly an auto-play, with minimal player input. I don't really see a point of this, the game really doesn't need an "easier way to play" at the moment.
     
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  2. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
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    Meh, looks too watered down. If there's gonna be sort of a boardgame-ish Pokémon game I would love to see something like Plaid Hat's Summoner Wars, I love that game.
     
  3. its literally for kids who are bored at home, dont get so upset about it
     
    ShaQuL, Snowy Lilacs and Anthony Chen like this.
  4. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    My 8yo brother can play the regular TCG, not to mention games like Minecraft or Fortnite. Really tired of the argument that "this is a game for kids, because kids are stupid". Kids are some of the most competitive players around. A bad game remains a bad game.
     
    Keau, Mora, Dravinator and 9 others like this.
  5. Anthony Chen Aspiring Trainer
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    my question is will Zamezenta V from sword and shield be banned in this format what stops all four players using 8 Zamezenta V's its ability reads that vmax cant damage this pokemon. So the raid boss can't attack it.
     
  6. arulz THE SEEKER
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    very much feels like a game meant for parents to play with their kids or for young kids to play together. Or for beginners to get used to the game.

    Probably the best use case based on how they describe "ignore secondary effects of attacks for now" is that this game is for people who don't yet play the card game, and to just start introducing the mechanics to them and the idea that you can actually do things with the cards you keep buying for your kids
     
    bbninjas likes this.
  7. JakeTheGearHeart Aspiring Trainer
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    "Hold My Beer"
    -Raticate from Boundaries Crossed
     
  8. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    I wouldn't read too much into this. It's just a silly cross promotion with SwSh / Pokemon GO.

    Kinda cute because I remember being a kid on summer vacations and stuff dreaming up new ways to play with my Pokemon merch and trying to think up entirely new games that used them. That's what this reminds me of.
     
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  9. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
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    Water Pokémon Master, do you know if the game will be available online?
     
  10. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer
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    its not related to pokemon go
     
  11. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    Yikes, you're always so negative and whiney. Nobody cares what your 8 yr old brother can do, there are plenty of younger children that this is aimed at, and even 8 year olds that would enjoy this. The world doesn't revolve around you.
     
  12. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer
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    3 ways to autowin
    Spamming sableye v
    Chipping away with zamazenta v, sableye as a finisher maybe
    Get 40 damage on and yveltals gx attack
    Congrats tpci we broke your new battle mode
     
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  13. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
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    He's right though. Also, you sound insufferable.
     
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  14. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    Nah, the Trainer's Toolkit is pretty good.
    And a bad idea for a mode is still a bad idea for a mode. "Young children" are going to get bored with this before the first match even ends.
     
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  15. I like pokemon Aspiring Trainer
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    Raticate BCR=First turn win
     
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  16. Anthony Chen Aspiring Trainer
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    Players play 8 Zamezenta Vs I think there should be specific cards made for this. Dream team would be zamezenta v and sableye v. There should be a turn limit like 20 turns you have to ko this raid boss or you lose like the raid battle in SwSh
     
  17. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    Unironically more interesting than Pokemon Unite.
     
  18. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    Ehh, pretty much straight forward TCG gameplay.
     
  19. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer
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    20 turns is too much
     
  20. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
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    If they put this on PTCGO I could see people speedrunning. Just using like Charizard VMAX and Sableye V to get an easy immediate win