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Gotta catch ‘em all!

You know that. And we know that. But how will the next generation know that?

After more than 25 years of gaming adventure, the world of Pokémon continues evolving with the introduction of Pokémon TCG: My First Battle! TCG means “trading card game” and the legacy of the Pokémon TCG dates back to the first wave of Trainers in the late 1990s. With so much history — and soooo many cards to collect, trade, train, and battle with — new players ages 6 and up now have the perfect way to get in on all the fun and action.

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Which set will you choose? | Source: The Pokémon Co.

Each My First Battle set comes with everything that Trainers need to get started. Families can choose from Pikachu or Charmander-themed sets that are designed for streamlined gameplay with easy-to-follow instructions for two players. 

Inside the box, players will discover a large Pokémon coin and two mini decks comprised of 17 cards each. Two playmats provide visual guidance to complement the included rulebook and the prize tokens and damage counters help with scoring.

Everything you need to get started is right there in the box. | Source: The Pokémon Co.
Source: The Pokémon Co.

Throughout the game, players will learn how to train and battle while evolving their Pokémon. They’ll also learn all the fundamentals of the game, including the difference between active and benched Pokémon. And, since this is a battle, they’ll learn how to attack and dish out some damage!

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The included playmat provides an excellent surface with visual cues for gameplay. | Source: The Pokémon Co.

You could almost think of My First Battle as the “training wheels” of the Pokémon TCG world. It’s a door opener to the ever-expanding TCG phenomenon that shows no signs of ever slowing down. 

And, My First Battle isn’t just for kids — it’s for any member of the family and a great experience for parents and kids to enjoy together.

Ready to play?


Young trainers can get the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) experience through fast decks with simplified rules designed for beginners. Kids will learn the difference between active and benched Pokémon, how to attack and evolve, and more.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $9.99
  • Age:
  • 6+

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.