Pokémon Trading Card Game 2
Pocket Monsters Trading Card GB 2 - Team Great Rocket Visit!
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Game Date||28 March 2001|
|Release Date||15 June 2012|
|Last Modified||25 September 2013|
From the little I’ve played of this game, it plays exactly like the first Pokemon Trading Card Game. It adds cards from the fourth TCG expansion, “Team Rocket”, and a handful from later expansions. Despite being released after Pokemon Gold and Silver and the Neo Genesis TCG expansion, it only includes cards of the first 151 Pokemon. I can only assume that it wasn’t released here because Pokemon isn’t popular anymore, or something. And people say Pokemon’s only popular in America!
This game is the sequel to Pokémon TCG on GBC that, for reasons unknown, never made it overseas. A few attempts have been made to translate it in the past, but all died out after a while. Now, however, you can play the game fully translated into English!
This game builds upon its predecessor by quite a lot, implementing better color functionality, a couple new series of cards, and another whole island to visit with plenty of dangerous new opponents to play against.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Pokemon Card GB2 - GR Dan Sanjou! (Japan).gbc - NOINTRO
- CRC32: 6C933A14
- MD5: 1134862E84110443190DF460351D4575
- SHA-1: A7E12BCC5F514E3AAD8DE570FD511AAB0A308822
- SHA-256: 0C26B4FEC983E1CE7EFEDB7C6B6DE997A26240F0390A7CAAB21888B819E3624A
User Review Information
Wish I Played This SoonerReviewed By: DaydreamGUI on 13 Aug 2019
For years I put off playing this patch over concerns it was machine translated, waiting on the one from Danke. But when it became clear Danke’s would never be finished, I decided to relook into this translation. I learned I had been misinformed about it being “machine translated”.
Despite not knowing Japanese, the translation is very good!! This is because Artemis only used a machine translator for context. He still wrote dialogue for the duelists by hand, and because of this their speech feels natural. Each duelist is unique and their lines are filled with charm. I love how Grandmaster Courtney being an Ojou-sama (based on her pictures) will go “Oh ho ho!!”. The wacky Red Imakuni has funny lines like “My only Crime Sin is being Crimson”. There’s a guy with scuba gear, where breathing noises are reflected in his dialogue. While I can’t speak for the Japanese version, I feel it was properly translated and Artemis stuck with the personalities of these characters.
There are a few errors, but they’re rather minor and nothing game breaking. The average player will probably go through the entire game without noticing them. Probably my favorite though was the old lady in the GR Challenge Hall. For some reason she’s referred to as “GR Child”. Dark Dragonair has two random Japanese characters in its name when on the bench. In the credits, the header “Card Illustrators” gets overwritten for some reason. Oh and in the post-game, the Sign for the “Team GR King Cup” at the GR Challenge Hall had a purple space covering the letters “U” and “P” in “Cup”. I can see why this one can get missed for the King’s Cup has a random chance of being available. Speaking of “Challenge Hall” signs, Artemis did translate them as they’re normally in Japanese. Otherwise this is a very good translation!! I wish I played this sooner!
I only wish Deck names could be as long as in TCG1 (20 characters vs 10). The in game Auto Decks could’ve benefited from this. Well this just means you’ll have to get creative with your names. I named a bird deck I used for the GR Fighting Fortress minions “BirdFu”. You can also use the TCG Energy symbols.
For those who want to know about the game itself. TCG2 is fun and you’re bound to enjoy it if you liked the first one. There are more cards, with the addition of the Team Rocket expansion. The game is harder though as the game will require you to build new decks to take on their special rules and conditions. “You must have Grass Energy only!”, “Put 4 Pikachu in your deck!”, “Fire Pokémon have no weakness”, or “The Bench Size is 3″. This is because the game wants you to try different cards and not rely on one deck the entire game.
Overall Artemis did a fantastic job! And TCG2 is a wonderful sequel with more cards, though a bit tougher in difficulty.
Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes
|Must-play sequel.||Jeville||14 Aug 2020||1.0||Yes|
|Wish I Played This Sooner||DaydreamGUI||13 Aug 2019||1.0||Yes|
|Much better than it appears.||Chronosplit||25 Aug 2018||1.0||Yes|
|Absolutely Brilliant||Shugo||18 Aug 2014||N/A||Yes|
|Outstanding!||Endymian||09 Aug 2012||N/A||Yes|