The Pokemon TCG is a better TCG then Yugioh.
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I'll start by saying why the Pokémon trading card game (PTCG) is inferior to the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game (YTCG).
What makes the Pokemon franchise so enjoyable in the first place is the idea of raising these animals with specific traits and attacks and keeping them all together in a battle-like sense. With the PTCG, all of this essentially goes out the door. Moves are limited, levels are limited, and all specific traits are limited where the video game would have free reign. When the card game is over, there is nothing to show for it- you simply have to hope you can evolve your Pokemon at the right time later. Furthermore, Pokemon available are limited. On top of this, the card game involves many attributes which are excessive, unnecessary, and needlessly complicated.
The YTCG is simply what it always was- a card game. There are no boundaries to the cards that can be made, as there are no prior requirements or criteria for each card. This provides a world of opportunities and countless strategies, whereas with the PTCG, there are relatively few cards that must be kept together to have any coherent strategy. On top of this, the basic gameplay is much more simple to understand, and is thus enjoyable for all ages. I once taught my grandma how to play, in fact, when I was a wee tyke.
As a franchise, Pokemon takes the cake. No contest. But simply based on the TCG, Yu-Gi-Oh! wins hands down.
In the PTCG, cards are retired on a regular basis. You can't use cards from older sets because of constantly changing rules and regulations. What kind of card game changes its rules on a regular basis? In the YTCG, you can use the oldest with no change. Admittedly, there are certain restrictions on cards (to prevent the games from ending too quickly) but this is much preferable to having cards retired entirely regularly.
You also bring up PTCG championships. That's all fine and dandy, but the YTCG is, according to Guiness World Records, the top-selling TCG of all time. That leaves more than a few people to play with. By the way, there are still YTCG championships as well, so that doesn't really count for anything.
And I'm letting the difficulty thing go- that's totally subjective.
On to my points. First Yugioh is far more complex due to all of the tribute summoning and the fusion summoning and along with the special summoning in the game itself. Pokemon is not as complex because you can summon any basic card you want during your turn and can evolve any Pokemon you have out once per turn as long as its the proper card and you have a had that Pokemon out for more then one turn. Sure there are lots of things in Pokemon like the EX cards that may sound confusing but really it's just a more amped up version of the original card with a better reward if you happen to knock it out.
Second although you say the Yugioh TCG is the biggest, Pokemon has had a bigger following and is the older of the two and is far more superior.
I hope you have come to realize the Pokemon TCG is far more superior then the Yugioh TCG.
Thank you and good luck. Glad to debate with you.
That doesn't make any sense though. The game changes its rules regularly, and is thus "more unique"? Anyone with a lick of common sensr can trll you how desparate an attempt that is at refuting the point.
- "You also brought up all the text on the Pokemon card but that just educates the player on the Pokemon and doesn't apply to battling and is just something unique and fun to read and look at."
I just said it was "notably unnecessary." Which is true, as you yourself seem to agree with.
"Second although you say the Yugioh TCG is the biggest, Pokemon has had a bigger following and is the older of the two and is far more superior."
YTCG has a bigger following, but PTCG has a bigger following? Do you see how ridiculous that sounds? The fact that it's older doesn't matter in the slightest, and has nothing to do with being superior.
Furthermore, summoning is YTCG's equivalent of evolving, so that means nothing for difficulty.
Remember, voters, vote on the argument, not preference. Thanks to my opponent for the debate. I enjoyed it very much.
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