Pokémon Trading Card Game is virtual version of the card game. The player can choose one of three different decks: Squirtle and Friends, Charmander and Friends, or Bulbasaur and Friends. The player is trained by someone to collect eight medals and all of the legendary cards.
Even though it was released for the Game Boy Color, the cartridge was released as a Game Boy cartridge.
Cards included in the video game are from the real world Generation I sets "Base Set", "Fossil" and "Jungle" with the addition of some Japanese promos and the Japanese "vending machine set" cards.