Before you begin, its important to note that each deck must contain exactly 60 cards—with at least one Basic Pokémon—and cannot contain more than four copies of any card (except basic Energy).
How many Pokemon GX cards can be in a deck?
What are the rules for building a Pokémon TCG deck? The rules for building a Pokémon deck specify that a players deck must always have a total of exactly 60 cards, with no more than four cards of the same name. This applies to all types of cards, except energy cards.
How many support cards can you have in a deck?
Energy - 15. Depending on the deck - you will usually have around 7-8 draw supporters and around 4-5 utility supporters. Some decks run less, and some more, but it usually caps at 11-13. The biggest exceptions are mill/stall decks, which indeed run more supporters for energy/hand disruption.
Are all Pokemon ex cards Basic?
In the EX Ruby & Sapphire expansion, Pokémon-ex were basic Pokémon with relatively powerful attacks; however, in following expansions, they had taken on a number of other traits. There are also certain cards that only affect Pokémon-ex, nearly always negatively.
Is there a hand limit in Pokémon?
There is no hand limit.
Can you discard Pokémon?
To retreat your Active Pokémon, you must discard one Energy from it for each listed for its Retreat Cost. If there are not any for its Retreat Cost, it retreats for free. Keep damage counters, Evolution cards, and Energy cards (other than the ones you had to discard) with each Pokémon when they switch.
What are the rules for Pokémon cards?
Any Pokémon in play other than the Active Pokémon must be put on the Bench. Each player draws 7 cards at the beginning of the game and keeps their own hand hidden. Cards you draw go into your hand. Players may not look at their opponents hand unless a card says so.