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| Pokémon Trading Card Game Player's Guide
|| July 26, 1999
|| Sandwich Islands Publishing
|| Brian Brokaw and J. Douglas Arnold
The Pokémon Trading Card Game Player's Guide is a guide detailing the Base Set and Jungle expansions of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The guide is written by Brian Brokaw and J. Douglas Arnold and was published by Sandwich Islands Publishing on July 26, 1999. The content features strategy for the cards introduced within the Base Set and Jungle expansions, a complete checklist for the expansions, card combos and tournament winning decks.
This section welcomes the reader into the world of Pokémon and into the Trading Card Game, as well as outlining what is listed in the guide.
Pokémon TCG Set Composition
This section lists the complete list of the Base Set and Jungle expansions as well as a look at the at-the-time unreleased Fossil expansion.
This section features an in-depth look at the rules in the TCG, looking at the card types, Energy types, Special Conditions, game setup and other basic rules.
This section lists tips on how to improve the reader's current game with tips and strategies to make sure they stay in control of the game.
This section features an in-depth look into all of the classes of decks there are, such as Evolution Decks and Stall Decks, as well as strategies on how to create an original winning deck.
Tournament Winning Decks
This section lists three tournament winning decks, giving details on the deck, their contents and how to use them.
List of decks
This section lists a few variations to the Trading Card Game itself, such as turning it into a game of Solitaire or a multiplayer game.
Single Card Rules/Strategy
This section contains a brief strategy about every Pokémon card released in the Base Set and Jungle Expansions, listed in alphabetical order, starting with Pokémon, Trainer cards and then Energy cards.
Pocket Monster Card Game Set Lists
This section contains a look into the Japanese set compositions, which include Base Set, Jungle, Fossil, Team Rocket and Gym Heroes.
Pokémon Snap (Nintendo 64)
This section contains a walkthrough into the then only Japanese released Pokémon Snap.
This section lists a few descriptions the Pokémon phenomena has reached outside the Trading Card Game, such as the video games and a mall tour.
- Production Manager
- Production Assistant
- Executive Producers
- Office Management
- Sales and Marketing
- Activities Director
- Additional Assistance
- J. Douglas Arnold
- Mark Elies
- Joe Harabin, Joan Arnold
- Jamie Arnold
- Kathy Fruh
- James Yamada
- Corey Labore, Donovan Praigg