# How many cards do you draw at the start of a Pokemon game?

## How many cards do you draw at the start of a Pokemon game?

seven cardsAt the start of the game, players shuffle their deck and determine who goes first by flipping a coin. Players then draw seven cards and then place a Basic Pokemon card face-down into the Active Pokemon zone and up to five more Basic Pokemon cards, also face-down, into the Bench.

How many Pokemon cards do you need to play a game?

Each player starts with their own deck of 60 cards to play the game. While both players know how many cards are in each deck, no one can look at or change the order of the cards in either deck unless a card allows them to do that. Each player starts with their own deck of 60 cards to play the game.

Can you draw in Pokemon?

The only way a draw is possible is if the time limit runs out, and both players still have the same number of Pokemon left, and the same remaining HP as well as maximum HP on the survivors. It's not really something you'll ever run into unless you're deliberately trying to do so with a complicit opponent.