Pokémon TCG has been popular for over 20 years and new people are joining in on the fun every day. Once you start, it’s not too long before you start trying to have the best deck. Thankfully, the internet makes learning more about Pokémon TCG much easier.
Here are the top 5 places to learn about Pokémon TCG:
1. The Top Cut
Unfortunately, The Top Cut hasn’t been updated in over a year. This is because the owner actually went on to work for Pokémon, which is a testament to how well he ran The Top Cut, and just how much he knew! Even without being updated, The Top Cut is a treasure trove of information on Pokémon TCG and often still has the top guides to building decks and strategizing. The Top Cut features more than just great articles as well, with videos of their show, games, events, and interviews so you can watch and learn or just be entertained. Some tournaments were streamed on there so you can watch some of the original masters in action. We highly recommend you read through the blog posts and watch the videos as there’s so much to learn from The Top Cut.
Bulbapedia has information on all things Pokémon, even non-TCG information. Because Bulbapedia follows the same format as Wikipedia, you’ll find yourself quickly and easily finding the information you need. You’ll find that many questions will be answered by simply reading through a page or two. It is very organized and detailed so if you have a quick question, it’ll only take a couple of minutes to have your answer in full.
3. Youtube Channel: Pokémon TCG Center
Pokémon TCG Center features tons of videos for you to watch and learn from gameplay with masters to decks and more. The videos are easily separated into categories like standard decks, expanded decks, league gameplay, etc. so that you can quickly find what you’re looking for on the channels home page. Whether you want to learn how to build a budget deck, want to know what the Pokémon TCG states championship winning decks look like, or just watch the Pokémon league videos to see professionals, it’s all here. They upload videos for each section throughout the month so you will have plenty of new material to keep up with.
4. The Zephyr Epic Blog
Shameless self promotion: We post articles regularly with everything from breaking Pokémon TCG news, speculation on upcoming expansions, guides, strategies, and more. We’ll even help you connect Pokémon TCG to life in more ways than just having fun and letting loose. Following us on Facebook or Twitter is a great way to keep up to date on all things Pokémon. Plus, we do plenty of contests and giveaways so you’ve always got a chance at some free (and very cool) Pokémon TCG products.
5. Reddit’s Pokémon TCG Network
If you’re not already on Reddit, you’ve at least heard mentions of it regularly and likely know what it is. What you may not realize is that there is a tight knit community surrounding Pokémon TCG on the platform that’s always looking for the latest news, the best decks, and the smartest strategies. Any question that you have, they will find you an answer! The community is very welcoming (just like the Pokémon TCG community in real life) and as you learn and become a Pokémon TCG master you will be able to help other new players out and answer their questions. Reddit’s biggest upside is the ability to see what others are thinking/doing in the community and to learn of a deck or a strategy that you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.
With each place having it’s own pros, there’s no reason not to follow all 5. After all, each will offer a different angle and even if two cover the same topic one may explain in a different way or add more information. Following along with the communities, sites, and channels above will help you become a Pokémon TCG Master in no time!