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Pokémon Zany Cards

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Pokémon Zany Cards
ポケモンアニメカード大作戦
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English boxart
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Basic info
Platform: Pokémon mini
Category: Strategy
Players: 1-5 players
Connectivity: Infrared
Developer: Denyusha
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Pokémon mini series
Ratings
CERO: N/A
ESRB: E
ACB: G
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: N/A
GRB: N/A
Release dates
Japan: December 14, 2001[1]
North America: November 16, 2001
Australia: October 3, 2001 - October 11, 2002[2][3]
Europe: March 15, 2002[4]
South Korea: N/A
Websites
Japanese: N/A
English: Official website
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Japanese boxart

Pokémon Zany Cards (Japanese: ポケモンアニメカード大作戦 Pokémon Anime Card Grand Strategy) is a game for the Pokémon mini. It includes several different card games featuring cards with Pokémon decorating them. It was developed by Denyusha Co., Ltd.

Modes

There are four gameplay modes in Pokémon Zany Cards.

Wild Match

1-5 players. Players are given the challenge of matching sets of cards on the table and winning coins. Once a player has played a card, they then draw a card and add it to the table; if this card makes a set that player gets coins. The player with the most coins at the end of the game is the winner.

Wild Match opponents

List of Wild Match card combinations

Pokémon Required Combo Name Coins Earned Notes Screenshot
Any Pair 3 Can be performed with any two matching cards Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match Pair.jpg
ChikoritaBayleefMeganium Evolved! 20 Match the Chikorita line Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match Evolved Chikorita.jpg
CyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosion Evolved! 20 Match the Cyndaquil line Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match Evolved Cyndaquil.jpg
TotodileCroconawFeraligatr Evolved! 20 Match the Totodile line Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match Evolved Totodile.jpg
ChikoritaCyndaquilTotodile GS Starters 30 A match of Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match GS Starters.jpg
PikachuTyrogue Someday... 20 Shows an animation of Tyrogue determined and Pikachu encouraging him Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match Someday.jpg
PikachuLugia Fly with Lugia! 20 Shows an animation of Pikachu flying on Lugia's back Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match Fly with Lugia.jpg
PikachuHo-Oh Legendary Encounter? 20 Shows an animation of Pikachu seeing Ho-Oh in the distance.

The animation is a reference to the events of Pokémon - I Choose You!
Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match Legendary Encounter.jpg
PikachuPikachuPikachuPikachu Pikachu's Forest 40 Shows an animation of a forest full of Pikachu Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match Pikachu's Forest.jpg
TyrogueHitmontopHitmonchanHitmonlee 4 Fighting Bros. 40 Shows an animation of the Tyrogue family working out Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match 4 Fighting Bros..jpg
LugiaArticunoZapdosMoltres Revelation Lugia 40 Shows an animation of the legendary birds followed by Lugia.

The name and the animation is a reference to the Japanese name of The Power of One.
Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match Revelation Lugia.jpg
Ho-OhRaikouEnteiSuicune Legendary Pokémon! 40 Shows an animation of Raikou, Entei and Suicune followed by Ho-Oh Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match Legendary Pokémon.jpg
Differs All Cleared! 20 A bonus for matching all cards currently on the table Pokémon Zany Cards Wild Match All Cleared.jpg

Special Seven

1-5 players. The aim of this game is to be the first player to get rid of all of their cards. Players can match cards by suit (club, diamond, heart or spade) or by matching the Pokémon on the table. Players can also use the special abilities of some cards to change the suit.

Special Seven opponents

List of Special Seven event cards

Pokémon Effect Notes Screenshot
025 Playing this card changes the suit to the player's choice Can be played at any time but cannot be played as the final card from the player's hand Pokémon Zany Cards Special Seven Pikachu.jpg
052 When this card is played the next player must draw 2 cards If the next player has a Meowth card, then the next player in the order must draw 4 cards (2+2=4). If 4 players in a row have the Meowth card, then the next player without a Meowth card (there are only four in the playing deck) will have to draw 8 cards. Pokémon Zany Cards Special Seven Meowth.jpg
039 When this card is played the next player in the order goes to sleep The next player skips their turn Pokémon Zany Cards Special Seven Jigglypuff.jpg
132 Playing this card changes the suit to the player's choice Can be played as the final card from the player's hand Pokémon Zany Cards Special Seven Ditto.jpg
Snorlax Playing this card reverses the play order The first player in the reversed order skips their turn Pokémon Zany Cards Special Seven Snorlax.jpg
202 Playing this card reverses the play order If the player is being attacked by a Meowth or Gengar card and Wobbuffet is of the matching suit, Wobbuffet can be played to reverse the game order and send the extra cards back to the attacking player. Pokémon Zany Cards Special Seven Wobbuffet.jpg
Gengar When this card is played the next player draws three cards and skips their next turn Pokémon Zany Cards Special Seven Gengar.jpg

Card Duel

Two players only. Each player has the same cards. The player that players the highest value card wins the cards on the table. This game can only be played with two players via infrared connection.

Four Kings

Single player only. Four Kings is a variation of Solitaire, only the card piles must be in a certain order and topped off with the King card (which is Magikarp in this game).

Trivia

  • Whenever Brock mentions Nurse Joy, it is incorrectly displayed as Ms Joy, and Ritchie is misspelled as Ricky.

External links

References

  1. Nintendo.co.jp
  2. Australian Classification Board
  3. Nintendo of Australia (archive)
  4. Nintendo of Europe


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