Learn to Play Pokémon Review and Giveaway

I am sure most of us have heard of Pokémon as it celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It has been a big thing in my house as my 19 year old has been playing it for the last 13 years, and his brothers following suit. With Pokémon GO now being a big thing I thought it about time I tried to understand more about the game other than the fact that there’s a Pikachu in it! I like the idea of Pokémon Trading Cards because it encourages children to step away from screens. Esdevium Games sent me 2 packs of Pokémon Trainer Kit Pikachu Libre and Suicune as they are ideal for people like me who have never played Pokémon before.
Learn to Play Pokémon Review and Giveaway

Pokémon Trainer Kit Pikachu Libre and Suicune

Pokémon Trainer Kit Pikachu Libre and Suicune contains everything needed to learn, train and win. Pokémon can be played with just one trainer kit (as each kit contains 2 mini decks) to play against each other, or combine them to create one bigger deck where Pikachu Libre and Suicune battle side by side! I found Pokémon Trainer Kit Pikachu Libre and Suicune to be a good introduction to Pokémon. It is good that everything required to play is provided, including a game coin with a cool Pokémon design.

Contents of the Pokémon Trainer Kit Pikachu Libre and Suicune are:

  • Two 30-card decks, each with a specially selected foil card (sealed separately)
  • Two guided game booklets to teach you how to play—card by card, step by step! With the first rule being NOT to shuffle the cards! The yellow booklet is for the Pikachu Libre Deck and the purple booklet is for the Suicune Deck.
  • A game coin with a cool Pokémon design
  • 2-player playmat with great game tips and rules on the reverse side.
  • Damage counters and Special Condition markers
  • An illustrated deck box to keep your new cards in
  • A code card for the Pokémon TCG Online!Learn to Play Pokémon Review and Giveaway

Thoughts on Pokémon Trainer Kit Pikachu Libre and Suicune

Pokémon Trainer Kit Pikachu Libre and Suicune gave me a good grasp of the basics: Such as how basic Pokémon go on the deck (max 5) before they can be evolved; having an active Pokémon to attack (which must have the right energy). I discovered is that it is important to know/read how many energies you need to attach to each Pokémon, and to remember to attach them as it is only one per turn. The trainer cards are pretty self-explanatory and a lot of the information is on the cards and/or the playmat to help. The winner is the one who has turned over all their Prize Cards (which are awarded for taking out your opponents Pokémon. I like how you can adjust the length of the game by only having 3 prize cards or 6, and playing with a mini-deck or full. It is also great just how portable the game is. Each of the cards are well illustrated and explained.

Pokémon Trainer Kit Pikachu Libre and Suicune did have enough instructions for me to grasp the basics of the game but not sure if I would have understood it fully without the help of my son. In saying that my 8 year old knows how to play perfectly fine – and it is good how the game can be played by both young and old. I would definitely recommend this product.

One lucky PINKODDY READER can win their own 2 mini kits of Pokémon Trainer Kit Pikachu Libre and Suicune – which can be combined to make one full set. Just enter the RAFFLECOPTER below and tell me (in 10 words or more) –

Why do you want to win, and who would the prize be for?


ENDS: 05/08/2016

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received 2 packs of Pokémon Trainer Kit Pikachu Libre and Suicune from Esdevium Games for purposes of review. They are also providing the 2 packs for the giveaway. Opinions are honest and my own.

93 thoughts on “Learn to Play Pokémon Review and Giveaway”

  1. Edward has been watching this for the last 6 months, so the prize would be for him, he seems to understand the rules, and really enjoys the films on you-tube

  2. My stepson and daughter are really into Pokemon at the minute – but my son doesnt seem to be that bothered.

  3. Ohh this is a amazing prize me and my brothers love pokemon, I think I would give it to my brother for his birthday

  4. My eldest nephew was a Pokémon fanatic when he was little and they first came out over here. Can’t believe it as he’s 22 next week! Hope my little boy enjoys them as much as he did. x

  5. I would like these for my friend’s son. He has aspergers and game club, where he plays this, is his only social outlet.
    He is in the process of moving schools again, for the 2nd time since last September, do would be something to cheer him up.

  6. I would love to win for my BF. We grew up playing pokemon and he was SO excited for pokemon go and recently he has been talking about buying some pokemon cards

  7. I would give this to my nephew, I’ve just introduced him to Pokémon ( a childhood favourite of mine), and he loves it.

  8. My son would absolutely love this fantastic prize! He’s pokemon obsessed! He’s loving the new pokemon GO app 🙂

  9. I’ve always loved Pokemon, I still play all the games and still have my pokemon cards so I would love to add this to my collection of pokemon stuff.

  10. I would love to win this for my 14 year old daughter. She has been addicted to Pokemon since she was young, watching the tv shows and the DS games. She loves card games so would love to play this!

  11. My oldest boy played this he had loads and collected when he was younger 20 years ago, now his little brother is Pokemon mad just wish he’d kept them.

  12. I am into Pokemon cos although I am in my 40s I am still a massive nerd 🙂 Though these packs would be for our 11 and 5yo who are both into Pokemon, especially the eldest who loves gaming in general and all things Japanese.

  13. I would love to win for me and my nephew Jack who is obsessed with Pokemon Go and would love to take him back to the original game

  14. I would like to win as i’ve been a fan of pokemn since i picked up pokemon red when it was first released! I’d share the prize with my son who at the age of 6 is learning how to play pokemon 😀

  15. I’d love to win this for my Pokemon obsessed nephew! He’s always wanting to get out and about on the app Pokemon Go!! He would love this!!


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