Pokémon TCG may be a little overwhelming on the face of it, and yet, there are ways to get introduced to the game without too much hassle. The Pokémon Company has confirmed the release of the upcoming My First Battle entry-level two-player starter set to be released on September 29, 2023.
The new set upgrades on the Pokémon Battle Academy set are designed to help new players to the game get introduced to the trading card game easier. In the new starter set, players will get to onboard quickly and learn the rules of the game.
The guide that is featured in this new release is foolproof and the box comes with two small decks of 17 cards each, a rulebook, 2 playmats, and a metallic Pokémon coin, along with a sheet of damage counters and of course, the Prize tokens.
In the decks, you will find Charmander and Squirtle as well as Bulbasaur and Pikachu grouped against one another. The new experience is great as an isolated teaching experience, but there are some potential issues.
Is the Purchase Worth It?
For example, some players have noted that buying cards and decks that do not have an actual bearing on long-term deck building are perhaps not a good first purchase. Some fans have suggested that they would much rather be teaching players by buying them a few basic core decks and starting there.
Others have pointed out that this new set is designed to be specifically balanced and to give players a good feeling about the game rather than introduce players to concepts such as deck building or the fact that they would need to continue purchasing cards.
Pokémon TCG, though, will benefit from having access to great starter decks that may be a little outside the current meta, but are pretty affordable and a quick way to onboard new players. Each will cost $9.99 in retail, making it an affordable purchase that allows players to decide if they want to pursue Pokémon TCG any further.