The Beginner's Guide to Pokemon TCG Online, Part 1
So you heard that the iPad version of Pokemon TCG Online went live and you're looking to get started, right? Ready to get your feet wet? We've got you covered with our beginner's guide, designed to give you a few quick tips as to what to do to get started on your journey to becoming a veritable Pokemon Master.
You'll want to download the iPad version of the game or the online client for PC, which can be found at the official site here. You'll be asked to create an avatar and you'll be offered a chance to complete tutorials to learn how to play the game. These are important basics, and it is highly recommended that you go through them. You'll earn some tokens for completing the tutorials as well. They're a little slow-going, but absolutely essential for learning game basics.
Head into Single Player mode
Complete the tutorials, then you'll be ready for the Trainer Challenge. This will pit you against AI-controlled players before you get into battling against real people, and you'll be able to unlock some brand new decks as a result. If you're experienced, you can breeze through the battles by changing your difficulty setting to Easy so you can simply collect brand new decks, but if you need the practice take it slow and become acclimated to the game.
Check out Multiplayer
Once you've had a fair amount of practice with the Trainer Challenge, you should be good to check out Multiplayer, in which you'll battle against a swath of online opponents. If it's your first time, you'll head to the Collections screen, open up new decks you've unlocked, and edit them accordingly. You'll want to be on your toes and on your best behavior if you're facing off against real players, however -- it's the best arena in which you can test your skills, so take everything you've learned as a newbie and get out there and get started!
We'll be covering some important strategies tomorrow, so make sure you take the time and get all of this down pat before heading on to our next piece tomorrow at Modojo.