How to Play Pokemon Trading Card Game : Retreating in the Pokemon Card Game

How to Play Pokemon Trading Card Game : Retreating in the Pokemon Card Game


The concept of retreating, let’s say my Pokemon
has taken so much damage that I want to get it off my active and put something else out.
If you look on the bottom part of your Pokemon card, the bottom part of my card gives me
my retreat cost. My Wailord costs four energies to retreat. What that means is that I have
to take the energies off of my Pokemon when I move it back to my bench and put it into
my discard pile. My Pokemon no longer has the energy to fight and I have moved it off
my bench. The thing about moving your Pokemon to your bench when you retreat is all damage
counters stay on your Pokemon but it loses all special conditions such as burned, poisoned,
or asleep. You have to always have your other Pokemon back up. I am going to choose my Lapress
and move him up to the active state. He is now going to be the Pokemon I fight with.

35 thoughts on “How to Play Pokemon Trading Card Game : Retreating in the Pokemon Card Game

  • August 30, 2008 at 1:23 am
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    how to play pokemon XD haha..nice

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  • August 30, 2008 at 1:24 am
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    ROFL.

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  • August 30, 2008 at 1:24 am
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    first

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  • August 30, 2008 at 1:24 am
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    lol pokemon

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  • August 30, 2008 at 1:25 am
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    Pokemons lame and your lame.

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  • August 30, 2008 at 1:25 am
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    your vids arent getting too many views now

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  • November 22, 2008 at 6:05 am
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    LMFAO!!!!

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  • April 30, 2009 at 5:40 pm
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    so you can retreat it for free^^

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  • May 28, 2009 at 11:48 pm
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    I need to understand something. I'll give u a personal experience:

    My brother has an Octillery (Aquapolis edition) wich has the pokebody Suction cups, wich makes discard all the energy cards attached to a pokemon when it retreats, and he always uses Gust of Wind trainer card to do so. Tell me: Does gust of wind count as retreating the active pokemon? Please, answer my question ^^

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  • June 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm
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    hey thank you! glad someone answered ^-^

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  • June 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm
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    why was it so short ?

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  • August 21, 2009 at 9:29 pm
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    If your Pokemon is asleep you flip a coin between turns. If that coin is heads you're not asleep anymore. If that is tails you remain sleep.

    If your Pokemon is paralyzed you can't do nothing to that. Well, you can heal it with trainers. You're Pokemon is not Paralyzed on your next turn. Pokemon is paralyzed one turn.

    Your Pokemon is Confused so long as you heal it or you retreat.

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  • September 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm
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    ya,i want 2 see more!

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  • February 20, 2010 at 8:27 pm
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    Or warp energy.

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  • June 28, 2010 at 5:39 am
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    yu-gi-oh is sooooo much better fuck pokemon

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  • June 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm
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    card game sucks! >:D

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  • July 13, 2010 at 8:46 am
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    @TrustMeimPsycho Lol I guess thats why Yugioh is dieing and Pokemon is picking up again?

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  • July 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm
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    @MCShaugh well i cant really say its not but come one that fucking riding motorcycles bullshit haah, i LOVED the old yu-gi-oh but now its so gay, i just think pokemon is a little 2 kid friendly 2 me, i mean if the show had some balls 2 it and the card game,i might like it more u know mean

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  • July 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm
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    Wow. Back when collecting Pokemon was mad popular did anyone actually know how to play the game? Me and my friends just made shit up. Some dudes didn't even know you could play a game with them.

    I still have no idea wtf she's talking about. …

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  • July 24, 2010 at 12:59 am
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    pokemon sucks cock

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  • August 7, 2010 at 11:36 am
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    I never understood pokemon this is fucking confusing

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  • August 17, 2010 at 4:19 am
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    @GenuineBEACH i agree

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  • October 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm
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    @ 0:44
    You can't retreat when your Asleep. LOL

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  • November 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm
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    @7justinbeiberfan really? ty for me buying at Comic Alley. i get 2 chus the card i want(and might be lucky to find arceus der)holo or shiny i think

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  • November 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm
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    you rock i love mom

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  • November 30, 2010 at 11:50 pm
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    cool!!

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  • April 20, 2011 at 3:14 am
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    is there any other person on you tube who makes these kinds of videos ?

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  • April 22, 2011 at 12:28 am
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    ITS NOT RETREATING ITS ADVANCING TO FUTURE VICTORIES!

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  • September 26, 2011 at 7:20 am
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    @zombiesfan143 yes she does

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  • December 8, 2011 at 2:21 am
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    can you retreat if your pokemon has 2 energy retreat cost but only have one double colorless energy?

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  • February 6, 2012 at 3:10 am
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    What do you do if the retreat cost is, for example, 1 and you have 2 energy cards attached to your pokemon….what do you do with that extra energy card

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  • April 28, 2012 at 8:25 pm
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    I just cot into pokemon

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  • July 1, 2013 at 11:34 am
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    The extra energy card stays to the pokemon you retreat to

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  • July 19, 2013 at 2:18 am
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    Please don't use physical counters. Use die.

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