Pokémon Zany Cards
Game Name: Pokémon Zany Cards ポケモンアニメカード大作戦 Pokémon Anime Card Great Strategy

Release Dates
North America: December 4th 2001
Japan: December 14th 2001
Europe: March 15th 2002

Genre: Card Game
Players: 1-5
Developer: Denyu-sha

Pokémon Zany Cards is a collection of various card games, mostly unique, all featuring Pokémon in a variety of mechanics.


Wild Match
Players: 1-5

This game has you face off against multiple opponents. In it, you get given a selection of cards featuring various Pokémon, and some cards are placed on the table. Using the cards, you either need to match 2 numbers or to create a special combination in order to get coins. For each match, you will get coins equal to the value of the cards, but Jack gives 11, Queen gives 12, King gives 13 and Ace gives 1. The special combinations have to be made as the cards are dealt onto the table or when you play the card else the opponent can get it. After each player has run out of cards, the round ends and all coins are added up. The player with the most coins wins.

Combination Coin Gift
Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium 20
Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion 20
Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr 20
Pikachu & Lugia 20
Pikachu & Ho-Oh 20
Pikachu & Tyrogue 20
Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile 30
4*Pikachu 40
Tyrogue, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop 40
Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Lugia 40
Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Ho-Oh 40
Special Seven
Players: 1-5

This game has you face off against multiple opponents. In this game, you once again have to clear your cards. This time, there's a special card on the table and you either have to match it by number or by suit. However, there are various event cards in the deck that will change the gameplay somewhat. The winner of the game wins.

Card Effect
Ditto Allows for you to select suit
Gengar Causes the next player to draw 3 cards and skip their turn
Jigglypuff Causes the next player to skip their turn
Meowth Causes next player to have to draw 2 cards.
Pikachu Allows for you to select suit
Snorlax Reverses the order of play
Wobbuffet Reverses the order of play
Card Duel
Players: 2

This game is two player only and has each player place cards on the table. The highest value card placed by the player wins the cards on the table. The game continues until one player is out of cards.

Four Kings
Players: 1

This game is single player and is essentially an altered version of Solitaire. There are four piles of cards at the top with a number at the bottom. If you have a card that matches the number, then you can place that on top of the pile. If you don't, you have to put it aside for the time being and add it later. The game finishes when all four piles are complete with a Magikarp on top.