Pokemon Trading Card Game
Gameboy Hints & Cheat Codes
Hints & Cheat Codes
The Right Decision
If you accidentally made the wrong decision in selecting an attack,don't worry, just simply press A + B + select + start simultaneously and you will be back in the main menu. Choose "Continue Duel" and you will see that it's your turn again.
Imakuni can be found at either the Science Club, Water Club, Lighting Club and Fighting Club. After you beat him, he will give you 1 of each pack of cards. Each time you beat him, you must save and reload your game to make him appear at either one of the Clubs again. He will not be at the same club as the previous time you met him.
Look through your deck without it reshuffling
To do this, you must have a Trainer card in your hand that enables you to look through your deck, to pick a certain kind of card, and then reshuffle the deck. Use this card, and then, instead of selecting a card, press A+B+SEL+START all at the same time, once you are done looking at the deck. This will Soft Reset the system. Choose Continue Duel from the menu, and you will get back into the duel with the same cards you had before you used this code. If you used Computer Search or another card that takes cards from your hand to look through the deck, those cards will be back in your hand.
Infinite Energy Cards
If you are low on energy cards and need more, go back to Dr. Ooyama's lab. There fight Mikasa (The man you fought in the beginning)and fight him again, again,etc. getting 2 boosters full of energy cards each time! Now you don't have to worry about if you don't have enough energy or not!
Faster card shuffling:
Press B if you do not want to wait for the cards to be done shuffling.
Press A + B + Start + Select during game play to reset the game.
Get heads on coin:
Press A when the Pikachu coin is spinning right on Pikachu`s face. Note: This requires precise timing.
Get tails on coin:
Press Up just before the opponent`s coin is displayed when battling an opponent. If done correctly, it will land on tails most of the time.
Promo Slowpoke card:
Once you have collected many energies, go to the Fire Club. There will be a person standing by the bookshelf. He will ask you to give all of your extra energy cards that you do not have in your decks. He will then tell you to go two spaces left of the bookshelf (at the picture). Press A to get a promotional Slowpoke card, which can use Amnesia and Headbutt. Amnesia calls for two Psychic Energy cards. Headbut does 10 damage and uses one of any kind of energy card.
Unlimited energy cards
After you defeat the first person, go and defeat him again and to get a booster pack full of energy cards. You can repeat this trick as needed.
When you have a bad outcome or use a wrong attack in a battle, just turn the system off. This will save the battle, which you can return to and repeat your turn. This is useful when you do not want to lose a Pokemon.
Simply allow your opponent to attack, then turn off the Game Boy.
Select the Charmander and Friends deck at the start of the game.
Get different cards from Professor Mason
Save the game before reading the e-mail from Professor Mason. Whenever you get a type of card you do not want, reload the game. The cards will be different when the game is resumed.
Booster packs from Professor Mason
Professor Mason will give you a booster pack after every e-mail he sends you.
Free booster pack
To get a free booster pack, go to your PC.
Energy booster pack After getting your own deck, go to Sam and offer to play a real duel.
You will use the same practice deck and the flow of the game will be the same as during the tutorial. If you win, you will get booster pack full of energy.
When you go to the Psychic Card Club there is a person in green. He is your character in the Red, Blue, and Yellow versions of Pokemon.
Get heads on coin
When the Pikachu coin is spinning right on Pikachu's face, press A. Note:
This requires precise timing.
Get tails on coin
Just before the opponent's coin is displayed when battling an opponent, press Up. If done correctly, it will land on tails most of the time.
While walking, hold B to move faster.
Faster card shuffling
Press B if you do not want to wait for the cards to be done shuffling.
After you trade Ishihara all the cards she will disappear. Go to the Rock Club and a woman will tell you that Ishihara left.
Go to each club lounge until you find Imakuni. Then, battle him to get four booster packs for each victory. However, he may instead give you his Imakuni card. Repeat this until you have most of the cards needed to build a healthy deck.
Different cards in Challenge Cup
When you are in the Challenge Cup, save the game after defeating the second to the last opponent. After you defeat the opponent and win a card, if it is one that you already have or do not want, shut off the game and continue from the save. You should be at the very last opponent. After you defeat him there will be a different card than the last time. Note:
This may be repeated as many times as needed.
Fire Club trade
To get the Lv.9 promo Slowpoke easier, put all of your energies except one in temporary decks. Then, talk to the boy. He will reveal the location for only one energy.
Finding Mitch's students
In order to fight Mitch of the Fighting Club, you must first defeat his three students. They are all training at different clubs. Jessica is in the Lightning Club, in the room on the left.
Chris is in the Rock Club
in the same room. The last student, Michael, is in the Grass Club just as you walk in. He will be next to the plant. After you defeat them, they will all return to the Fighting Club.
Grand Masters victory
When you defeat the Grand Masters, go to the deck machine on the top of the screen before you get the cards to build a strong deck. If you do not do this, the game will proceed to the credits and you will have to battle again.
More cards from the Grand Masters
After defeating the four Grand Masters, go back and fight them again to win more cards.
After you defeat the four Grand Masters, you will battle Ronald. He got to the cards one step ahead of you. Ronald's deck already has the four legendary cards, and thus is difficult to beat. Use Hitmonlee's (Lv. 30) Stretch Kick and knock out Ronald's benched Pokemon one by one. This is best done when he has his Kangaskhan on the arena, because he will need three energy cards to retreat. Since this kick does not apply resistance on the benched Pokemon, they can still be hurt even if they have resistance to Hitmonlee (Fighting).
After you get all 228 cards, go to the Challenge Hall and the last person you battle will be Ronald.
Challenge Cup prizes
Go to the top center of the game map to find the Challenge Cup. You can compete in the Challenge Cup located in the Challenge Hall after you obtain your 3rd and 5th medal. If you battle there, you will get a rare card.
It is hard to get in, because it is usually closed. Keep on visiting after every battle. If you enter, you will fight three trainers. The third one will be Ronald if you did not complete the game. After you complete the game, Ronald will not appear. These are the cards that you can get:
Mewtwo Lv. 60: The one that comes with the Pokemon VHS
Mewtwo Lv. 60: Obtained if you went to the movies
Mew Lv. 8: Game Boy only
Surfing Pikachu Lv. 13: Game Boy only or Japanese card
Surfing Pikachu Lv. 13: Same as above, but a different number
Flying Pikachu Lv. 12: Game Boy only or Japanese card
Ivy Pikachu Lv. 16: Promo #1
Slowpoke Lv. 9: Game Boy only
Jigglypuff Lv.12: Promo #2 (?)
Pikachu Lv. 16: Obtained if you went to the movies
Electabuzz Lv. 20: Obtained at the movies
Super Energy Retrieval: Game Boy only
Defeating the 8 Club Masters
Gene of the Rock Club: Use a grass and water deck
Amy of the Water Club: Use a lightning and fighting deck
Isaac of the Lightning Club: Use a fighting and colorless deck
Nikki of the Grass Club: Use an all fire deck
Rick of the Science Club: Use psychic and lightning deck
Murray of the Psychic Club: Use a psychic and colorless deck
Ken of the Fire Club: Use a water and fighting deck
Mitch of the Fighting Club: Use a psychic and colorless deck
Card Pop! Specials
The following very rare cards are only obtainable in Card Pop!:
Lv.15 Mew HP 50
1. Mystery Attack (Does a random damage or may cause random effect)
Lv.64 Venusaur HP 100
1. Pokemon Power: Solar Power (Cures both Pokemon from an effect)
2. Mega Drain (Does 40 damage, removes damage equal to half of damage of the defending Pokemon)