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Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy out now

Fans looking to learn the Pokémon Trading Card Game have a new option with the just-released Battle Academy.

The Pokémon Company just released the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy. Each box comes with three complete decks, tutorial guides, a rulebook, and a game board. There are also a set of damage counters and a large metallic coin.

The three pre-made decks include one featuring Mewtwo, one featuring Pikachu, and third featuring Charizard. All told, the Battle Academy includes three 60-card decks for a total of 180 cards.

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Unfortunately, the Battle Academy is currently exclusive to Target stores for about the first month. However, it will be available at other retailers starting on July 31. It retails for $19.99.

My Take

This sounds like a good way for newcomers to learn about the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Of course, there are also a number of online tutorials that will probably do the job of teaching you how to play just about as well.