Tutorial (TCGO)

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New players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online are presented with a series of tutorials designed to teach them the basics of game play in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Introduction

Main article: Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

Upon login into Pokémon Trading Card Game Online for the first several sessions, players are welcomed to the Game Store by Zach and Ella, who then lead them through a series of two in-game Tutorial Modes in order to teach them the Pokémon Trading Card Game. After completing the tutorials, players are presented with a full Match with a random computer-controlled Trainer from the Trainer Challenge's "Gold League". If players "Play as a Guest", they may repeat but will not advance beyond this stage. Players will, however, be encouraged to create a Pokémon Trainer Club User Name and Password after each match. With a Pokémon Trainer Club account, players are directed through the first few matches in the Trainer Challenge's Gold League.

  • In order to help new players learn the mechanics of the game, they are directed through the tutorials and initial Matches before unlocking all game features. Players already familiar with the game may bypass this directed phase by disabling the New User Experience under Options.

NOTE: For those seeking additional tutorials outside of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online itself, a brief description of How to play appears on the Pokémon Trading Card Game page. The Appendix:Glossary also defines most of the Pokémon Trading Card Game terminology. Finally, there are browser-based step-by-step TCG tutorials on Pokémon.com.

Tutorial #1

Intro

Tutorial

When given instructions, bouncing green arrows show players where to click or touch the screen to perform the described action. When no specific instructions are given (usually because the player is expected to repeat an actions already described earlier in the tutorial), clicking on a non-highlighted or game specific portion of the screen will produce a brief description for what you need to do next from Zach or Ella. Cards that are playable are highlighted in a light blue color on a player’s Turn. A list of available actions are listed along the lower right side of the screen above the player’s picture or Avatar.

Tutorial #2

Intro

  • Zach"That was a great game!"
  • Ella"Now that you know the basics, I’m going to teach you some advanced rules."
and possibly
  • Zach"I am Zach!"
  • Ella"And I am Ella! We are going to teach you how to play Pokémon!"

Tutorial

Tutorial #3 – Full Match

Players are then presented with the Trainer Challenge and are guided through the first few Matches before the full game is unlocked.

Trainer Challenge

and possibly
  • Ella – "Welcome back! Ready for another game?"

Match – Random Trainer

Players are presented with their first full Match against a random computer-controlled Trainer from the Trainer Challenge "Gold League". If players select "No Thanks" and continue to "Play as a Guest", they may repeat but will not advance beyond this stage. Players will, however, be encouraged to create a Pokémon Trainer Club account User Name and Password after each Match.

Match – Zach

After the random Trainer Match and if players create a Pokémon Trainer Club account, they will be guided through the first few Matches in the Trainer Challenge's "Gold League" starting with Zach.

  • Ella"With that win, you’ve unlocked a card for you deck! Win 7 games with a basic deck to unlock all of the cards and earn it for your collection!"
  • Zach"Trainers have been excited to play you!"

Ending the Game

  • Ella"Thanks for playing with us today!"
and possibly
  • Zach"If you make an account you’ll be able to collect cards and build your own decks!"


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