The Pokémon Trading Card Game has introduced Raid Battles, a mode that allows players to play Pokémon TCG in a new and co-operative way.
How do I play Pokemon: The Trading Card Game Raid Battle mode?
To play Pokémon TCG's Raid Battle mode, you'll need 4 players and their Pokémon to fight against a single Pokémon, who just so happens to be a raid boss. Players will shuffle the Boss Attack and Cheer decks and put them into their spots on the playmat. Each player selects one active and benched Pokémon that they can play. Only the active Pokémon can attack the raid boss. To determine the health of the raid boss, each player will choose the most powerful attack from their two Pokémon and add it together. There are 3 levels (Level 1 = 250-390, Level 2 = 400-590, and Level 3 = 600+). If your team really sucks, then players can swap out the cards and try again. Once done, the Pokémon Raid Bosses chooses its level (from what the players chose via their cards) and the game begins.
To Play Pokémon TCG's new raid battle mode be sure to go on the official raid battle website and utilize the Digital Raid Battle assistant, which will help track important information such as the Boss Pokémon and its attacks, your Cheer cards, and player turns. Players will also be able to download all the components they will need, such as the playmat, Boss Pokémon cards, Boss Attack Cards, Cheer cards, along with Damage and Knock Out Counters.
What do you think of this mode? Do you see yourself trying it out? Do you think it's a good addition to the Pokemon Trading Card Game? Let us know in the comments!