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Pokemon craziness is something genuinely real. Even if you do not know much about Pokemon, you surely must have heard a lot about it. It is a Japanese franchise, and it has been around for more than 20 years—all set to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.

It all started with a TV, but it evolved as a trading card game, video games, toys, and much more over time. No matter which team you support, grab some snacks; we will explore the world of Pokemon.

I am utterly disgusted by the staff here, I was in over the weekend with my daughter and they mocked her for being a girl, telling her little girls can't play with "boys" things. When I tried to confront them about it they told us to get out. If I could give zero stars I would.
Kim M.
Kim M.
23:07 18 Dec 23
This shop is amazing. Hands down the best card shop in Adelaide. Went in to buy some ptcg singles and was not disappointed by the prices and wide selection. Not to mention the friendly staff always ready to help. Will be coming back every chance I get.
Sleepi
Sleepi
13:01 13 Dec 23
Had an amazing experience at The Pokemon Trainer! The owner was fantastic—friendly, knowledgeable, and created a welcoming atmosphere. Can't wait to visit again!
Bekki A.
Bekki A.
11:21 11 Dec 23
Aramis W.
Aramis W.
08:37 21 Nov 23
This is THE BEST pokemon shop in adelaide hands down. The staff are extremely friendly and will take the time to explain things to you if you don't quite understand. Good prices all around on their wide range of pokemon cards and other card series. I always leave with a smile on my face at this establishment. Highly recommend taking the time to visit the store. On street parking isn't always the greatest but aside from that minor detail the shopping experience itself is 5/5!
max
max
00:12 12 Nov 23
Chantelle A.
Chantelle A.
10:16 27 Oct 23
Amazing shop with fantastic customer service. Picked up some great cards while visiting for the weekend
Bianca O.
Bianca O.
05:34 27 Oct 23
Awesome experience, I was going to be just at closing time and they were happy to stay open extra 5-10 mins just so I could buy something. Deff recommend this place.Very helpful with my questions and wasn't in a rush
Thomas W.
Thomas W.
07:47 27 Sep 23
Great store amazing service.I just wanna thank the legend that was working today for going above and beyond to get together my online dragonball super order I know we were a bit of a pain in the butt 😅
Alibjuggalo
Alibjuggalo
08:43 26 Sep 23
Great store for all things Pokemon related from tons of individual cards for sale, all the latest and past decks to buy, including plenty of speciality boxes in both English and Japanese variants.Staff were very friendly and more than willing to help find what you are looking for. Definitely worth a visit, and with a stocked fridge of cool drinks, it's worth the trip if you are playing Pokemon Go with their own Pokestop and gyms nearby!!
Jase's J.
Jase's J.
01:09 31 Aug 23
Pyro
Pyro
17:29 18 Aug 23
Very nice selection of Japanese singles!
Xavier T.
Xavier T.
21:10 17 Aug 23
Awesome experience. Well priced, professional service and a fast delivery! Happy customer!
Stephen M.
Stephen M.
01:22 16 Jul 23
Can't reccomend this place enough to any Pokémon fans! The staff were super helpful and helped me find a bunch of cards I was missing from a set, plus their prices are very fair on rarer cards!
Catherine G.
Catherine G.
06:28 17 Apr 23
absolutely fantastic bunch of guys at the shop very helpful great with the kids and I can personally guarantee you will pull some great cards from the booster boxes i wouldn't shop for my pokemon or dragon ball super boxes and singles anywhere else get down and check the shop out u will not regret it 😀
for example I got a premium pack and straight up pulled an scr ❤❤
Chris G.
Chris G.
03:18 02 Apr 23
We were Pokemon Going around the city and stopped in for a break and a cool drink. The guys were friendly and welcoming. We chatted about games and decks. They helped out with some card selecting, talking prices and recommendations. A good time was had by all.
Jonas D.
Jonas D.
05:26 22 Mar 23
Really cool store for pokemon stuff!! I found them on ebay, bought a couple cards and picked them up in store today.

Great service, and impressed with their stock!! I will be coming back for sure!
Kevin B.
Kevin B.
09:24 20 Feb 23
THE biggest range of pokemon cards and collections in Adelaide. Huge range of other TCGs including Dragonball, One piece, Yugioh and Magic the Gathering.Great pricing, friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Owen L.
Owen L.
02:28 20 Feb 23
Friendly staff and great pricesI went there looking for some cards I didn't have and they had almost all of them and cheaper than everyone else in town
Phillip H.
Phillip H.
05:36 16 Feb 23
Lewis and his team are a must visit! This store offers affordable Pokemon cards and the amount of single cards available is pretty impressive, having a wide range to choose from. Overall, The Pokemon Trainer is a fantastic local store that I highly recommend!
Andy C.
Andy C.
11:08 05 Feb 23
Sold me a 40$ card labeled as near mint, condition was heavily played at least, took advantage of me and my brother not knowing what we were doing and scammed us
SitDownBoi 1.
SitDownBoi 1.
07:26 05 Feb 23
S H.
S H.
09:56 24 Jan 23
Amazing place, great customer service, friendly environment to be around just a great place to be.
Noah L.
Noah L.
01:53 08 Jan 23
Excellent and knowledgeable staff, shopkeeper was able to find the best pokemon for my daughter
simbot3k
simbot3k
04:29 28 Dec 22
Great customer service, fantastic range. Awesome to see another bricks and mortar store for Adelaide collectors. Highly recommend!
Ryan K.
Ryan K.
05:23 21 Dec 22
fist experience at the shop today and the owner couldn't have gone out of his way more for us especially after being treated like dirt from good games - highly recommend heading down to the pokemon trainer scored some great cards my boys are stoked

thanks mate we will be back
Jake E.
Jake E.
07:18 27 Nov 22
The best Pokémon card store in the world he is so nice to me
Holo P.
Holo P.
22:29 19 Nov 22
Great shop and great owner. Really glad we have another Pokémon shop
Arnold H.
Arnold H.
11:42 21 Oct 22
Absolute highlight of my trip finding The Pokémon Trainer store. Quite a nice range of stuff. Super happy with my cards and the owner is super friendly! 10/10 would recommend
Kirsty T.
Kirsty T.
01:04 18 Oct 22
Friendly~ Nice service~Good price~
ZHILEI Z.
ZHILEI Z.
05:22 16 Oct 22
The customer service goes beyond expectations. Super friendly and I could not of asked for better service with my order.I ordered a few things and got a few great cards added to my collection. Overall I'm very ecstatic with The Pokemon Trainer and look forward to more.
Robert
Robert
01:23 22 Aug 22
The customer service goes beyond expectations. Super friendly and I could not of asked for better service with my order.

I ordered a few things and got a few great cards added to my collection. Overall I'm very ecstatic with The Pokemon Trainer and look forward to more.
Robert J.
Robert J.
01:10 22 Aug 22
Purchased the remainder of the celebrations cards I needed and they came in a extremely timely manner and in great condition. Great to find somebody based in Adelaide that I can come back to in the future.
Liam “Lahm” L.
Liam “Lahm” L.
02:39 30 Jun 22
Bought and watched and won heaps of Pokémon cards from this site and this person , he go’s above and beyond to make the experience the best , the cards are always they way he describes them and he always takes to most care in sending them and packing them and on Time
The Communication is excellent and will always msg back
Zack B.
Zack B.
05:59 28 Apr 22
Bought heaps of Pokémon cards of this site and always had the best outcomes with selling , posting , and Communication , cards always came on time and in very good condition as well as packing was above and beyond
zack B.
zack B.
05:55 28 Apr 22
These guys are amazing and will take the time and day to help anyone they can, great prices and very very friendly. I have recommended this company to friends and have never had a bad experience to date. I will continue to buy as long as they are still selling 10/10!!!
Ethan D.
Ethan D.
05:29 28 Apr 22
10/10 would recommend again. Swift service, excellent packaging for products and great communication.
Aidan M.
Aidan M.
11:32 27 Apr 22
Brad D.
Brad D.
11:28 27 Apr 22
Always a great experience. Very knowledgeable about the products and upcoming stock supplies. 10/10 great business to buy from 🤘
Drazvern B.
Drazvern B.
10:58 27 Apr 22
Lewis and team are great to deal with. Good communication and very helpful. Products always arrive promptly and in perfect condition.
Bobby S.
Bobby S.
10:53 27 Apr 22
Would not trust Lewis Cambridge, owner of the pokemon trainer - paid for items which he promised to hold as long as I like while I was overseas but when am back and asked to send, he gave came up with all sort of excuses and not offered a refund.
Irwon H.
Irwon H.
09:06 27 Apr 22
happy first birthday brother
Jason M.
Jason M.
11:27 07 Jan 22
10/10,fantastic service
Graham S.
Graham S.
03:14 19 Aug 21
Robert H.
Robert H.
03:32 18 Aug 21
Dimi S.
Dimi S.
12:42 15 Aug 21
Excellent customer service, the mystery box is definitely worth getting. Highly recommend buying from these guys, great range of products
Joel S.
Joel S.
12:00 15 Aug 21
DYLAN M.
DYLAN M.
06:50 15 Aug 21
Best experience ever shopping with these guys. Highly recommend them. As a store they have a great range, and If they don't, they can source it if it's possible. Best customer service I have seen in a very long time.All round excellent service. I won't shop anywhere else anymoreHighly highly recommended
chris B.
chris B.
05:28 15 Aug 21
Bobby S.
Bobby S.
03:18 15 Aug 21
Top bloke to deal with. Lewis is a legend🤘
Jesse Berner G.
Jesse Berner G.
03:12 15 Aug 21
Awesome bloke, great to deal with! Good variety of products. Definitely recommend!!
Aleks J.
Aleks J.
12:58 31 Jul 21
Josh K.
Josh K.
05:45 30 May 21
Very great to deal with. Never had an issue with their service. Great people.
Luke P.
Luke P.
11:40 17 May 21
Very good variety of English and Japanese goods. Easy to work with and for the people, the community they’ve built up is incredible!
Jaidin N.
Jaidin N.
15:50 16 May 21
James B.
James B.
12:17 16 May 21
Very good store and a1 customer service
jai D.
jai D.
11:57 16 May 21
Great live openings, duck races are super fun. Great atmosphere 😎
garrick L.
garrick L.
07:14 16 May 21
One of the best companies I have used for Pokemon TCG products. Delivery time always spot on 👊
Jebus “UnholyJebusMan” M.
Jebus “UnholyJebusMan” M.
06:15 16 May 21
Would 100% recommend, great customer service and very happy with all my purchases so far and will continue to buy
Justin G.
Justin G.
05:38 16 May 21
Would 100% recommend, happy with all my purchases so far and will continue to buy
Justin G.
Justin G.
12:27 14 Apr 21
Super helpful and loves helping people! Decent prices too. Will continue to shop with!
Paul M.
Paul M.
06:55 31 Jan 21
Ledgend of a dude great communication shipping and all that nice easy process!
Sam B.
Sam B.
01:16 23 Jan 21

What is Pokemon?

Pokemon is a short form for; ‘Pocket Monsters,’ and they are imaginary creatures. Now, virtually they live with their trainer (the person who owns the cards). The trainer’s goal is to catch them all, as in collecting all of them. The craze of Pokemon started in the early 1980s in Japan by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori. Sugimori was the illustrator of Pokemon.

Tajiri and Sugimori decided to develop the gaming arcade themselves. In no time, they became the second-largest gaming franchise ever. Tajiri worked under Shigeru Miyamoto to create pocket monsters; and trading of monsters.ds

What is Pokemon TCG?

The Pokemon trading card game (TCG) is a fun and easy game to learn. Regardless of age, you can collect cards and play them with any of the other trainers. In this game, players build decks around their favorite Pokemon (You must have a favorite monster?). They send their Pokemon in the battle and fight to get the title of best Pokemon trainer. Players can begin with the theme decks and the internal decks are designed to cover the basics of the game. They can also increase their card collection by getting booster packs.

If you are thinking you are going to play with a similar pattern? You are wrong! There are thousands of cards to choose from, and the game is never the same twice. Pokemon releases four sets of cards, ‘expansions,’ every year, which makes the game exciting, and it keeps on expanding for both the players and collectors.

Collection of Cards

It is not just about collecting and trading the cards; it is about correctly playing the trading card game too. However, the aim of collecting cards is to build a powerful empire and a strong deck of 60+ cards; that can eventually help you win the battles. Kids are usually interested in collecting the cards and keeping them safe.

Moreover, each pack of cards is different; and they come in different packaging. The theme decks usually come with a coin and cardboard markers; you can decide and highlight the trainers with the markers. Besides, the cards also come in a pack of 10, commonly known as booster packs.

Types of Cards

In the world of Pokemon, you will get three different categories in any deck. All three types have a background

What are booster and expansion packs?

When there is an expansion in series, a new set of cards are released within the generation. Every release has about 180 new cards, and you cannot buy the entire expansion in a single purchase. You need to purchase the booster packs, a set of 10 cards that you can add to your present collection, or make a new collection. Also, there is no guarantee of any particular card; you can get any themed card release in the expansion set. 

What is a rare Pokemon card?

Every Pokemon card has a specific collector card number, and it is written as XXX/YYY; X indicates the number of the card, and Y shows the advertising number. Moreover, there are many rarities in the trading card game, and you might get a rare card in a set of 10 cards. You can locate the rare card by checking the tiny symbol located on the bottom right-hand corner. A circle means; the card is common. A diamond indicates that the card is not standard. Whereas a star means; it’s rare. Also, EX and GX hologram cards always have a star on them.

What are the different categories of trainer cards?

Items: they have an immediate effect on the game; it is like using the card and discarding it instantly. However, in one turn, you can use and play with as many items as you like.

Tools: tools are associated with your Pokemon, and once you use them, they stay in the game. In one deck, you can plan as many as you like. However, each Pokemon can have only one tool. 

Supporter: they are pretty similar to items. The only difference is; you can play one supporter card in one turn. 

Stadium: stadium cards impact both the opponent and defender. They stay in the game until they are replaced. However, there can be only one stadium card in the game at a time. If the players come with a new stadium card, the previous stadium card will go in the discard pile..

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