Pokemon Trading Card Game
Console icon Game Boy Color

Game icon

Developer

Hudson Soft

Publisher

Media Factory

Released

December 18, 1998

Achievements

Author: mickyt888 (35)

There are 35 achievements worth 310 (418) points.

This set has 4 missable achievements.

Sort: Normal ^ - Won By - Points - Title - Type 
  • Defeat Gene

    1,613 (1,118) of 2,372 – 68.00%

    47.13% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    68.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Nikki

    1,650 (1,124) of 2,372 – 69.56%

    47.39% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    69.56% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Snuffed Flame

    (10) (11)

    Defeat Ken

    1,425 (1,014) of 2,372 – 60.08%

    42.75% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    60.08% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Center Stage

    (10) (12)

    Defeat Issac

    1,417 (991) of 2,372 – 59.74%

    41.78% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    59.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Rick

    1,465 (1,029) of 2,372 – 61.76%

    43.38% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    61.76% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Murray

    1,245 (884) of 2,372 – 52.49%

    37.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    52.49% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Mitch

    1,215 (866) of 2,372 – 51.22%

    36.51% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    51.22% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Amy

    1,517 (1,072) of 2,372 – 63.95%

    45.19% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    63.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Courtney

    1,077 (773) of 2,372 – 45.40%

    32.59% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    45.40% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Steve

    1,060 (759) of 2,372 – 44.69%

    32.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    44.69% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Jack

    1,034 (743) of 2,372 – 43.59%

    31.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    43.59% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Rod

    1,034 (749) of 2,372 – 43.59%

    31.58% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    43.59% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Ronald and become Grand Champion

    1,013 (738) of 2,372 – 42.71%

    31.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    42.71% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • I'm Ronald

    (10) (11)

    Defeat Ronald the first time you meet him and earn the Jigglypuff promotional card

    1,520 (1,108) of 2,372 – 64.08%

    46.71% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    64.08% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Ronald during the 1st Challenge Cup (held after your 3rd medal and before 4th)

    872 (726) of 2,372 – 36.76%

    30.61% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    36.76% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Ronald the second time you meet him.

    1,151 (833) of 2,372 – 48.52%

    35.12% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    48.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Original Mew

    (10) (14)

    Defeat Ronald during the 2nd Challenge Cup (held after your 5th medal and before 6th)

    840 (703) of 2,372 – 35.41%

    29.64% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    35.41% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Imakuni

    1,324 (957) of 2,372 – 55.82%

    40.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    55.82% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Play To Lose

    (10) (14)

    Obtain the Promotional Imakuni Card

    871 (741) of 2,372 – 36.72%

    31.24% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    36.72% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Wipeout

    (5) (7)

    Trade with Ishihara for a Surfing Pikachu

    866 (717) of 2,372 – 36.51%

    30.23% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    36.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Trade with Ishihara for a Flying Pikachu

    702 (610) of 2,372 – 29.60%

    25.72% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    29.60% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Tail Slide

    (5) (8)

    Trade with Ishihara for a Surfing Pikachu

    612 (546) of 2,372 – 25.80%

    23.02% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    25.80% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Pika Party

    (5) (8)

    Trade with Man for a Pikachu LVL 16

    672 (597) of 2,372 – 28.33%

    25.17% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.33% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Trade with Lass for a Vileplume

    1,417 (1,007) of 2,372 – 59.74%

    42.45% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    59.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Trade with Lass 2nd time for another Pikachu

    879 (723) of 2,372 – 37.06%

    30.48% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    37.06% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Hydro Pump

    (5) (7)

    Trade with Lass 3rd time for a Blastoise

    724 (634) of 2,372 – 30.52%

    26.73% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    30.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Trade with Chap for an Electabuzz

    1,216 (903) of 2,372 – 51.26%

    38.07% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    51.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Amnesia

    (5) (6)

    Help Lad with energy cards for a Slowpoke

    968 (766) of 2,372 – 40.81%

    32.29% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    40.81% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Fire Blast

    (5) (6)

    Trade with Gal for an Arcanine

    1,174 (879) of 2,372 – 49.49%

    37.06% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    49.49% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Psystrike

    (5) (6)

    Receive a gift from Pappy

    1,049 (792) of 2,372 – 44.22%

    33.39% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    44.22% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect Half of the Cards in the game

    1,917 (1,298) of 2,372 – 80.82%

    54.72% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    80.82% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Card Master

    (25) (46)

    Collect All Obtainable Cards in the Game

    535 (476) of 2,372 – 22.55%

    20.07% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.55% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat any of Tech Aaron's decks

    978 (741) of 2,372 – 41.23%

    31.24% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    41.23% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Pokoenergy

    (10) (17)

    Defeat all 3 of Tech Aaron's decks in a single session

    603 (530) of 2,372 – 25.42%

    22.34% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    25.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat 10 consecutive opponents in Dr. Mason's Challenge Machine (only available after beating the game)

    563 (489) of 2,372 – 23.74%

    20.62% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

Recent Players

BerryTofu BerryTofu

24 May 2024, 1:17pm

Mark has 46 Cards and 0 medals collected

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24 May 2024, 1:04pm

Mark has 105 Cards and 0 medals collected

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24 May 2024, 11:52am

Playing Pokemon Trading Card Game

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24 May 2024, 11:47am

Mark has 144 Cards and 3 medals collected

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24 May 2024, 11:23am

Mark has 181 Cards and 3 medals collected

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24 May 2024, 9:54am

In the Titlescreen

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24 May 2024, 9:09am

Mark has 51 Cards and 0 medals collected

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24 May 2024, 6:45am

Mark has 158 Cards and 4 medals collected

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24 May 2024, 6:44am

Mark has 49 Cards and 0 medals collected

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24 May 2024, 5:38am

Mark has 188 Cards and 5 medals collected

Recent comments

(See all 92)

Iorhan 10 Aug 2023 02:51
/\ actually you can get the cards in challenge cup. i get the slowpoke and the super energy retrieval there, cuz lost the 2nd game against Ronald and saved, and also didnt give the energy cards to the Lad.
Syntarex 17 Aug 2023 14:56
I bet the rival on both challenge cups and got the cards.. But not the achievement. Is this bugged? I did get the achievement for the 5th medal on the same session. So.. Is the trigger bad? :/
Bryan1150 19 Nov 2023 00:11
Warning: the card collection achievements are faulty on the RAVBA emulator, please use another emulation before attempting those.
colinsoup 22 Nov 2023 07:07
My first Mastered title, loved gen1 TCG! Thanks for this set!
RyCuLe 25 Nov 2023 08:52
My first master! Mynlast card, Pidgeot was a grind! Great set!
thecoimbra 12 Dec 2023 02:23
Such a fun game and set! It's the second title I've mastered, and I couldn't do it without the list of missables laid out by hbROBO and all the super helpful comments from other players inside each achievement page! It took me 14 hours and 41 minutes. Mastered in 2023-12-11, 10:48 PM (UTC -3).

I used a Haymaker deck, and it was pretty awesome, even though Legendary Birds were challenging. My list includes:

4x Scyther
4x Electabuzz
4x Hitmonchan
2x Professor Oak
4x Bill
3x Energy Search
4x Energy Removal
3x Computer Search
2x Pluspower
1x Item Finder
3x Gust of Wind
4x Gambler
2x Grass Energy
8x Lightning Energy
8x Fighting Energy
4x Double Colorless Energy

Useful sources and tips:

- I used Machop to compensate for the lack of Hitmonchan in the early game;
- I spent a few hours farming Colosseum booster packs from Sara on the left of the Water Club's main area, since most Haymaker cards belong to this collection;
- You can check the Card Album on the PC to see what cards you're missing;
- If you need a rare Pokémon from a specific type, try battling against an opponent in the club of the element of the card you need (that gives the booster in which the card can be found);
- For rare Trainer cards, Imakuni? seems like a good option;
- List of boosters given by trainers in each club: https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Trading_Card_Game/Booster_packs
- List of cards available by boosters: https://www.serebii.net/tradingcardgamegb/cardlist.shtml
tdpneji 4 Jan 2024 00:21
I have finally 100%ed this game. I missed the Challenge Cups after my 3rd and 5th club badges in my first/main save file long ago so after I loaded it up and collected all the cards on my main save file (took so long to get a Lv. 8 Promo Mew in the Challenge Cups post-game), I backed up my completed main save file and started a new game to get those two missable achievements. @thecolmbra - Haymaker deck also helped me through the game. On my new game, I used the Squirtle deck since Rain Dance is really good and it has a Hitmonchan. Managed to collect the other main staple "haymakers" along the way... (I'm still surprised I managed to beat the Psychic Club leader Murray on my first try on my new save file because of his Damage Swapping Psychic/max HP deck)
Felipegon7 6 Jan 2024 20:46
#1 - o primeiro jogo masterizado , bom de mais
Chromagram 25 Jan 2024 15:21
Mastered!
ClayShaw 10 Feb 2024 12:37
In case anyone here missed it like I did, there is a somewhat new hack Pokemon TCG Neo which swaps out the cards for the second generation. https://retroachievements.org/game/25072
tdpneji 10 Feb 2024 20:32
^ Yup. I 100%ed that too. Too bad an older version is linked (v1.11) and not the newest version (v1.3).
Painmaster212 13 Feb 2024 09:57
Finally mastered! Took a couple months break and came back to see the energy achievement was changed. No more hours of grinding! Onward to the second one!
kuwannu 17 Feb 2024 01:13
Mastered. Now this is some real childhood content for me. I thought it'd be nice to go through this one with different strategies than the ones I always use, but good grief are most of the cards in this game just not good. So as I've done before, for the early to midgame, I started with the Charmander starter deck and gradually put together a Charmeleon/Magmar/Arcanine thing because Flamethrower is good and none of the important cards are rares, which is relevant because you could be grinding for god knows how long if you want a playset of any given rare in this game.

Towards the end I switched to more consistent stuff like a janky Haymaker build with no Electabuzz because I didn't have any. There was also a stall mill deck that took a long time to finish games, but it was funny to see how there isn't really anything the opponents in this game can do to deal with you cycling Chansey with Pokemon Center and Scoop Up and whatnot.

Unfortunately there isn't much reason to bother with most of the dopey ass suboptimal pokemon in this game, but there might well be a fun subset in the idea of playing with wacky cards. If you can get past all the extra grinding you'd need to do to get those cards in the first place.
biezel 28 Mar 2024 13:50
Question: I missed the 1st challenge cup in my current playthrough, so I know I'll need to start a new save for that if I want to master. But it sounds like, from the comments here, I could still get the promo card from that by doing challenge cups in the post-game? So could I still go for Card Master on this save file?
tdpneji 28 Mar 2024 15:14
^ Yes.
HachimanGamer 2 Apr 2024 00:57
Platinado! O jogo é bem divertido, mas o farm me quebrou.
SonicNinja6600 8 Apr 2024 10:44
Mastered in the most meme way possible. Here was my deck:

1x Zapdos LV68

4x Professor Oak
4x Bill
4x Energy Search
4x Energy Removal
4x Computer Search
2x Pluspower
4x Defender
4x Item Finder
2x Gust of Wind
4x Potion
4x Super Potion
4x Full Heal
2x Gambler
4x Recycle

11x Lightning Energy

Lost on the 10th fight due to Blastoise being fully setup and couldn't out heal it. Removed the Imposter Professor Oak and added Super Potions. Hope this set helps someone and enjoy laughing at your opponents. XD
JDark 7 May 2024 16:14
Heck yeah! This is an awesome set! Loved playing this game as a kid! Glad I can go through it again with achievements! Thanks for this!
Ozappa 9 May 2024 02:25
Mastered! One of my Childhood Memories was Imakuni? haha. Thanks for the great Set!
LordOCards 12 May 2024 00:35
I had never beaten the game before... so I used this achievement set as an opportunity to exactly that. It even made me take a look into my Gen 1 RL TCG collection with newfound appreciation... even if that collection is rather lacking.

Outside grinding the card collection completion requirements (Gee golly, RNG.) as well as the starting decks being... eh, this game wasn't nearly as challenging as I thought it was before.

I constructed two decks during this playthrough.

The first one was a Rain Dance deck with a Boxing Kingpin for a side dish.
- Squirtle -> Wartortle -> Blastoise
- Seel -> Dewgong
- Lapras
- Articuno
- Hitmonchan

The second one was a custom version of the legendary Haymaker staple. Probably wasn't optimal, but I didn't care.
- Scyther
- Elctabuzz
- Hitmonchan
- Jigglypuff -> Wigglytuff