What does a promo Pokemon card mean?
Exclusive cards for promotional events such as tournaments, special events or through Pokémon-related merchandise. These all have a black star with the word "PROMO" written across it where the expansion symbol would normally occur, giving them their name as Black Star Promos.
Is a promo Pokemon card rare?
One of the most valuable Pokémon promo cards ever produced was the Pikachu Illustrator promo card. This promo is the rarest with only 39 copies ever printed. This highly sought after promo card was awarded to the winners of the Pokémon Card Game Illustration Contest held in Japan in 1997.
What age is appropriate for Pokemon cards?
At some point, the packaging for Pokémon TCG products changed to reflect a younger suitable age range for those wanting to play the game. When the game debuted, it was recommended for those 10 years and older. Currently, packaging reflects the “6+” age range.
Is Pokemon a bad influence?
Austin Schopper, Playing since the first gen. Pokemon is a game about fictional creatures that, as is shown in the game and show, are sentient and consent to battling. It's only a bad influence if you can't distinguish between fantasy and reality.