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|developer=[[Hudson Soft]]
 
|developer=[[Hudson Soft]]
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|publisher=[[The Pokémon Company]]
 
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|gen_series=[[Generation II]] [[Spin-off Pokémon games|side series]]
 
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* In addition to all of the areas found in [[TCG Island]] in the first game, a second island, [[GR Island]], is explorable as well.
 
* In addition to all of the areas found in [[TCG Island]] in the first game, a second island, [[GR Island]], is explorable as well.
   
===Compatibility===
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==Connectivity==
* This game cannot connect (battle, trade, [[Card Pop!]]) with the first game, {{ga|Pokémon Trading Card Game}}. It can only communicate with another copy of Pokémon Card GB2.
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Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! allows players to send and receive cards and deck configurations or perform a [[Card Pop!]] between two cartridges via [[infrared]], using the [[Game Boy Color]]'s Infra-Red Communications Port.
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Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! allows players to duel each other using their own decks via the [[Game Boy]] [[Game Link Cable]].
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Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! cannot communicate with {{ga|Pokémon Trading Card Game}}. All multiplayer features are disabled in the [[Nintendo 3DS]] [[Virtual Console]] release.
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===Card Pop!===
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{{main|Card Pop!}}
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Card Pop! is a 2-player feature that randomly generates a card for each player. When the Infra-Red Communications Ports of two [[Game Boy Color]] systems with the game are connected, each player will receive a random card. A player cannot Card Pop! with the same game again until both players have used the feature with so many others that their partner's ID is overwritten in both games.
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This feature is the only way of obtaining the [[Phantom Cards]] ({{OBP|Lugia|GB2 promo}} and {{TCG ID|Team Rocket|Here Comes Team Rocket!|15}}).
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Card Pop! cannot be performed between Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!. Attempting to do so can result in [[glitch]]es such as a [[game freeze]] or a loss of save data in Pokémon Trading Card Game.<!--even the Japanese version-->
   
 
==Available cards==
 
==Available cards==
Along with the first four TCG sets and a number of special promotional cards, a large number of cards from the Japanese-exclusive {{TCG|Vending Machine cards}} and {{TCG|Intro Pack}} are available. Only one card from {{TCG|Gym Heroes}} made it into the game, which was {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|The Rocket's Trap|19}}.
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All cards from the first game can be obtained, including the game-exclusive cards. New to the game is the [[Team Rocket (TCG)|Team Rocket]] set and most cards from the Japanese-exclusive {{TCG|Vending Machine cards}}. Additionally, the 15 cards exclusive to the {{TCG|Intro Pack}} are available as well as 13 more game-exclusive cards (some of which were released in card form around the same time). Only one card from {{TCG|Gym Heroes}} made it into the game, which was {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|The Rocket's Trap|19}}. Additionally, {{TCG|Neo Genesis}}'s {{TCG ID|Neo Genesis|Recycle Energy|105}} is included.
   
 
===Expansion Sets===
 
===Expansion Sets===
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===Cards not available in Pokémon Card GB2===
 
===Cards not available in Pokémon Card GB2===
Like the first version, there are a number of actual cards that did not make into the game, assuming that the listed promotional cards are {{TCG|Owner's Pokémon}}.
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Like the first version, there are a number of actual cards that did not make into the game. Most tournament-legal [[Unnumbered Promotional cards (TCG)|unnumbered promotional cards]] released from 1996 to mid 1999 are included except for ones that are {{TCG|Owner's Pokémon}} or from [[Illustration contests|best photo contests]].
   
 
*{{TCG ID|Base Set|Electrode|21}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Base Set|Electrode|21}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Fossil|Ditto|3}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Fossil|Ditto|3}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Caterpie|S1}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Caterpie|S1}}
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Koffing|S2}}
 
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Grimer|S2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Grimer|S2}}
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*{{TCG ID|Vending|Koffing|S2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Tangela|S2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Tangela|S2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Electabuzz|S2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Electabuzz|S2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Marowak|S2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Marowak|S2}}
*{{TCG ID|Vending S3|Kadabra|2}}
 
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Ditto|S2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Ditto|S2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Flash|S2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Flash|S2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Guard Spec.|S2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Guard Spec.|S2}}
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*{{TCG ID|Vending S3|Kadabra|2}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Pokémon Tower|S3}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Pokémon Tower|S3}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Mew|S00}}
 
*{{TCG ID|Vending|Mew|S00}}
*{{TCG ID|CoroCoro|Jynx|promo}}
 
 
*{{TCG ID|CoroCoro|Cubone|promo}}
 
*{{TCG ID|CoroCoro|Cubone|promo}}
*{{TCG ID|Wizards Promo|Psyduck|20}}
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*{{TCG ID|CoroCoro|Jynx|promo}}
*{{TCG ID|Wizards Promo|Moltres|21}}
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*{{TCG ID|Wizards Promo|Pikachu|26}}
*{{TCG ID|Wizards Promo|Articuno|22}}
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*{{TCG ID|Wizards Promo|Zapdos|23}}
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In addition, none of the spoof and non-legal cards from Vending Series 3 are included, the only exception being {{TCG ID|Vending|Bill's PC|S3}} (called Bill's Computer in the game). There are three additional cards in the game for Pokémon that were not from the first generation: {{p|Marill}}, {{p|Togepi}}, and {{p|Lugia}}.
*{{TCG ID|Wizards Promo|Team Rocket's Meowth|18}}
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===Discrepancies between Pokémon Card GB2 and other prints===
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The following cards have different levels in-game than they do on their actual card prints or on other prints showing the card (in the case of cards that were not actually printed). Only four cards are affected by this error from the {{tcg|Vending Machine cards}} and game-exclusive creations.
   
There are three additional cards in the game that were not from the first generation: {{p|Marill}}, {{p|Togepi}}, and {{p|Lugia}}.
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*{{TCG ID|Vending|Charmander|S1}} - The actual card is Lv.10, but in-game is noted as being Lv.12.
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*{{TCG ID|GB|Moltres|1}} - While this is a fake card made exclusively for the games, the Japanese trading guide print shows the card as Lv.37 while the game lists it as a Lv.40 card.
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*{{TCG ID|GB|Magnemite|1}} - While this is a fake card made exclusively for the games, the Japanese trading guide print shows the card as Lv.15 while the game lists it as a Lv.14 card.
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*{{TCG ID|Vending|Doduo|S1}} - The actual card is Lv.10, but in-game is noted as being Lv.8.
   
 
==Coins==
 
==Coins==
{{main|Coin (TCG)#In the games}}
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{{main|Coin (TCG)#In the games|Coin (TCG) → In the games}}
{{TCG|Coin}}s have superseded [[Master Medals]] from the first game as items which denote any significant achievement. Coins can be used to change the coin interface used in the card game, or may be used for access to certain areas of the map. There are 24 coins in total, separated into three sets: GB1 Island coins, GB2 Island coins, and special coins.
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{{TCG|Coin}}s have superseded [[Master Medal]]s from the first game as items which denote any significant achievement. Coins can be used to change the coin interface used in the card game, or may be used for access to certain areas of the map. There are 24 coins in total, separated into three sets: GB1 Island coins, GB2 Island coins, and special coins.
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
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* [[Ronald]]
 
* [[Ronald]]
 
* [[Club Master]]s
 
* [[Club Master]]s
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* [[Imakuni?]]
 
* Many [[Club Member]]s
 
* Many [[Club Member]]s
   
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* [[Team Great Rocket]] members
 
* [[Team Great Rocket]] members
 
** [[King Biruritchi]]
 
** [[King Biruritchi]]
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==Staff==
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{{main|Staff of Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!}}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
   
 
* A promotional {{TCG ID|GB2|Great Rocket's Mewtwo|promo}} was included with a special edition {{p|Celebi}} [[Game Boy Advance]] bundle package in March 2001.
 
* A promotional {{TCG ID|GB2|Great Rocket's Mewtwo|promo}} was included with a special edition {{p|Celebi}} [[Game Boy Advance]] bundle package in March 2001.
* This game, along with its predecessor, are the only spin-off games to share overworld sprites with the, at the time, [[core series]] games.
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* This game, along with its predecessor, are the only spin-off games to share overworld sprites with the [[core series]] games.
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* [[Dark Raichu (Team Rocket 83)|Dark Raichu]] does not show the 'R' symbol indicating the [[Team Rocket (TCG)|Team Rocket]] expansion, rather it shows the 'GB' symbol, most likely because at the time of the game's release, it was only available outside of Japan and as an error.
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* This is the first-ever Pokémon game to be published by [[The Pokémon Company]], as well as the first Pokémon game on a Nintendo platform not to be published by [[Nintendo]].
 
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{{Spin-off series}}<br>
 
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[[Category:Game Boy Color games]]
 
[[Category:Game Boy Color games]]
 
[[Category:Pokémon Trading Card Game video games]]
 
[[Category:Pokémon Trading Card Game video games]]
 
[[pt:Pokémon Card GB 2]]
 
   
 
[[de:Pokémon Trading Card Game 2]]
 
[[de:Pokémon Trading Card Game 2]]
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[[fr:Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!]]
 
[[fr:Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!]]
 
[[it:Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!]]
 
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[[ja:ポケモンカードGB2 GR団参上!]]
 
[[ja:ポケモンカードGB2 GR団参上!]]
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Latest revision as of 01:38, 25 May 2018

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Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
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Basic info
Platform: Game Boy Color
Category: Card Game
Players: 1-2
Connectivity: Game Link Cable
Developer: Hudson Soft
Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation II side series
Ratings
CERO: A
ESRB: N/A
ACB: N/A
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: N/A
GRAC: N/A
GSRR: N/A
Release dates
Japan: March 28, 2001
North America: N/A
Australia: N/A
Europe: N/A
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Websites
Japanese: Official Site
English: N/A

Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! (Japanese: ポケモンカードGB2 GR団参上! Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!) (abbreviated Pokémon Card GB2) is the Japan-only sequel to Pokémon Trading Card Game. The game story revolves around a new villainous team, Team Great Rocket, and contains nearly all of the cards from Base Set, Jungle, Fossil, and Team Rocket. A promotional Lugia card was included with the game.

The game adds many new features not present in the original, such as new cards, the ability to play as a female character, a much larger in-game world, and a more developed story (rather than just collect cards and defeat the Grand Masters, the player must defeat Team Great Rocket).

Plot

In Pokémon Card GB2, Team Great Rocket, led by King Biruritchi, have kidnapped many of the Club Masters and attempted to steal the Legendary Cards. The player, assuming the role of Mark or Mint, must rescue the Club Masters and defeat Team Great Rocket at their headquarters on GR Island.

New features

  • Players may select either Mark, the protagonist of the original Pokémon Trading Card Game, or Mint, a new female player character.
  • Opponent Trainers now have varying sprites: when they are losing, they appear sad, when they are winning, they appear happy.
  • Coins replace Master Medals as tokens of achievement. These coins can also be used in place of the standard game coin in duels.
  • Most of the clubs, such as the Grass Club, receive a minor interior redesign.
  • In addition to all of the areas found in TCG Island in the first game, a second island, GR Island, is explorable as well.

Connectivity

Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! allows players to send and receive cards and deck configurations or perform a Card Pop! between two cartridges via infrared, using the Game Boy Color's Infra-Red Communications Port.

Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! allows players to duel each other using their own decks via the Game Boy Game Link Cable.

Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR! cannot communicate with Pokémon Trading Card Game. All multiplayer features are disabled in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console release.

Card Pop!

Main article: Card Pop!

Card Pop! is a 2-player feature that randomly generates a card for each player. When the Infra-Red Communications Ports of two Game Boy Color systems with the game are connected, each player will receive a random card. A player cannot Card Pop! with the same game again until both players have used the feature with so many others that their partner's ID is overwritten in both games.

This feature is the only way of obtaining the Phantom Cards (Lugia and Here Comes Team Rocket!).

Card Pop! cannot be performed between Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!. Attempting to do so can result in glitches such as a game freeze or a loss of save data in Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Available cards

All cards from the first game can be obtained, including the game-exclusive cards. New to the game is the Team Rocket set and most cards from the Japanese-exclusive Vending Machine cards. Additionally, the 15 cards exclusive to the Intro Pack are available as well as 13 more game-exclusive cards (some of which were released in card form around the same time). Only one card from Gym Heroes made it into the game, which was The Rocket's Trap. Additionally, Neo Genesis's Recycle Energy is included.

Expansion Sets

The following were the expansion sets available in the game.

Cards not available in Pokémon Card GB2

Like the first version, there are a number of actual cards that did not make into the game. Most tournament-legal unnumbered promotional cards released from 1996 to mid 1999 are included except for ones that are Owner's Pokémon or from best photo contests.

In addition, none of the spoof and non-legal cards from Vending Series 3 are included, the only exception being Bill's PC (called Bill's Computer in the game). There are three additional cards in the game for Pokémon that were not from the first generation: Marill, Togepi, and Lugia.

Discrepancies between Pokémon Card GB2 and other prints

The following cards have different levels in-game than they do on their actual card prints or on other prints showing the card (in the case of cards that were not actually printed). Only four cards are affected by this error from the Vending Machine cards and game-exclusive creations.

  • Charmander - The actual card is Lv.10, but in-game is noted as being Lv.12.
  • Moltres - While this is a fake card made exclusively for the games, the Japanese trading guide print shows the card as Lv.37 while the game lists it as a Lv.40 card.
  • Magnemite - While this is a fake card made exclusively for the games, the Japanese trading guide print shows the card as Lv.15 while the game lists it as a Lv.14 card.
  • Doduo - The actual card is Lv.10, but in-game is noted as being Lv.8.

Coins

Main article: Coin (TCG) → In the games

Coins have superseded Master Medals from the first game as items which denote any significant achievement. Coins can be used to change the coin interface used in the card game, or may be used for access to certain areas of the map. There are 24 coins in total, separated into three sets: GB1 Island coins, GB2 Island coins, and special coins.

Locations

Returning characters

New characters

Staff

Main article: Staff of Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!

Trivia

  • A promotional Great Rocket's Mewtwo was included with a special edition Celebi Game Boy Advance bundle package in March 2001.
  • This game, along with its predecessor, are the only spin-off games to share overworld sprites with the core series games.
  • Dark Raichu does not show the 'R' symbol indicating the Team Rocket expansion, rather it shows the 'GB' symbol, most likely because at the time of the game's release, it was only available outside of Japan and as an error.
  • This is the first-ever Pokémon game to be published by The Pokémon Company, as well as the first Pokémon game on a Nintendo platform not to be published by Nintendo.



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