Pokémon: Trading Card Game

  • Pokémon,Pokemon,Trading Card Game,TCG
  • RPG


Pokémon Trading Card Game is the video game incarnation of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game (Pokémon TCG). It features digital versions of the first three sets of real-life trading cards, along with exclusive cards that are not available outside of the game. Normal gameplay involves finding and battling other trainers and Masters, eventually becoming the Champion and earning the Legendary Cards.
However, the author instead decided to glitch out the first battle and confuse the game into reading deck contents as code. This allows the author to reach the game's credits in just under 3 minutes. For more information, see the authors' comments.
We also have a similarly short run of the sequel, Pokémon TCG2.

You can watch the complete run being played back on a console.
The baseline tab shows the default movie beating the game as fast as possible without any special conditions.

Game Versions

TypeNameTitle OverrideRegionVersionPlatformHashes
Unknown Pokemon Card GB (Japan) (SGB Enhanced) (GB Compatible) J GBC SHA1: 2287627c5b4d56bd9a01aab83408c301b9cf1a6c
MD5: 1633bec4cabec857c0ec67c99d2f982b
Unknown Pokemon Trading Card Game (Europe) (En,Es,It) (SGB Enhanced) (GB Compatible) E GBC SHA1: 2138a422d135a13c49fce71229ae36bc1dc4fbb5
MD5: 7eb08ef6d67164251eeeabf537fedccb
Unknown Pokemon Trading Card Game (Europe) (En,Fr,De) (SGB Enhanced) (GB Compatible) E GBC SHA1: 868e7b376e39f7d65a735538d90fbe6bbc99d198
MD5: 4572f09b61a36e94762ff60cbe182834
Unknown Pokemon Trading Card Game (USA) (SGB Enhanced) (GB Compatible) U GBC SHA1: 0f8670a583255cff3e5b7ca71b5d7454d928fc48
MD5: 219b2cc64e5a052003015d4bd4c622cd