How are pokemon cards made?

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  1. deckmaster

    deckmaster Active Member

    How does a Pokemon card get it’s attacks? Is the card tested if its effects will make the current metagame balanced? Details baby, I always wanted to know. Try to include, a step by step process of how a card makes it into a booster pack.:smile::fighting:
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2008
  2. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    Well, PCL in Japan makes them.
    From the way archetypes fit together, I think it's fairly obvious that they do a good bit of playtesting and considering of possible combos when they make the card. They probably take the current metagame into account and incorporate ideas they have into cards that will balance the metagame and/or combo with something else.
  3. prof unky dan

    prof unky dan New Member

    i too have also wondered who makes up the combos

  4. supertyranitar

    supertyranitar New Member

    Dave (Card Designer): Joe, you ever wander what's outside those walls?
    Joe (Card Designer): Say now Dave, that's dangerous thinking, you best get back to making broken cards.
    Dave: You're right.
  5. ninetales1234

    ninetales1234 <a href="

    Of course, any R&D group is capable of errors, like Blissey, lol.

    But yeah, ever since RubySapphire they have done good job making balanced cards. That's also when WotC stopped producing the game. Coincidence?
  6. deckmaster

    deckmaster Active Member

    Lol, very funny guys. let's try and keep this serious.:tongue:
  7. Dark Ninja

    Dark Ninja New Member

    Oh Family Guy, I love you.
  8. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    Must be a coincidence. Wizards never had anything to do with designing the cards. All they did was translate, print, market, and distribute them outside of Japan.
  9. deckmaster

    deckmaster Active Member

  10. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    I think they have a nice, big dart board with a list of standard attacks/damage for any stage of Pokemon (Basic, Stage 1, etc) that they throw darts at to determine attacks.
  11. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    [R] 50 HP

    [W][W] Water Gun 40

    [G][G][C] Solarbeam 60

    Weak: [W] +10
    Resist: None
    Retreat: [C]
  12. smacktack15

    smacktack15 New Member

    ROFLAUIDFAHA (Rolling on the floor laughing Until I die from a heart attack)


    1) Freshly slaughtered trees
    2) made into paper
    3) card text art etc... printed on
    4) cards sheets are cut into indivisual cards
    5) machine randomly places 10 cards in a pack and seals them

    btw this was a total guess
  14. SHPanda

    SHPanda New Member

    when they make a set, the pokemon people are probably assigned a theme and a list of pokemon. then just base the attacks on the theme of the set and the pokemon who is using it. Though this is just guess work i'm spitting out here.

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