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A Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game is any card on which there is a Pokémon that is represented as they are in the games. Pokémon are used in the TCG to battle an opponent's Pokémon, much like Trainers battle in the games. Each card has at least one attack listed, sometimes up to three, and each attack uses a set amount of Energy cards that the Pokémon must have attached to it in order to use that attack. Also printed on each card is a possible Weakness, Resistance, Type, Retreat cost, and a Pokédex entry as flavor text.
Pokémon are either considered Baby, Basic, Stage 1, or Stage 2 Pokémon. They will also have a value designated as their Hit Points, which runs no lower than 30, and, until the ex arc, most often no higher than 120.
For a list of terms related to the Pokémon Trading Card Game, see the Glossary.
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