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10 Best Pokemon Toys Reviewed & Rated in 2019

last updated Apr 07, 2019

Gotta catch them all! Parents remember this hit catchphrase from the famous Japanese show Pokémon that came out in the ‘90s. Whether it’s the hit television show, numerous video games, action figures or the movies on the big screen, we know that your child will love this wonderful fan favorite.

Your children can join Ash and Pikachu on their adventures while they both learn compassion, friendship, and what teamwork is all about. Whatever form of play your child is looking for in the world of Pokemon our top ten list has the highest rated products in today’s market that any fan will love as they watch along this favorite series.

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Pokemon Shining Legends Elite Trainer Box Collectible Cards
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Pokemon Shining Legends Elite Trainer Box Collectible Cards
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Reasonably priced

Comes with ten booster packs

Player’s guide included

Comes in a collector’s box

Carefully packaged

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In depth review top 10
  • Pokemon Shining Legends Elite Trainer Box Collectible Cards
  • Pokemon TCG: Snorlax GX Box Card Game
  • Pokemon Random Reverse Foil Single Cards
  • PokemonHedbanz Game
  • Throw ‘n’ Pop Poke Balls
  • Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook: The Need-to-Know Stats and Facts on Over 700 Pokémon
  • How to Draw Pokemon
  • Pokemon Hero Figure Ash and Pikachu
  • Mega Construx Pokemon Charizard
  • Pokémon Clip 'N' Carry Poké Ball Belt
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10 Best Pokemon Toys Reviewed

1. Pokemon Shining Legends Elite Trainer Box Collectible Cards

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Pokemon Shining Legends Elite Trainer Box Collectible Cards
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Educational Value
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$34.28

Reasonably priced

Comes with ten booster packs

Player’s guide included

Comes in a collector’s box

Carefully packaged

Due to faulty manufacturing, rare cards may not be guaranteed with this box set

The price of this expansion pack set makes it a great gift idea for any pokemon fan.

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Social Development

As previously mentioned, there is a vast world of pokemon. Pokemon should be a thrilling adventure for children to share with those they love. However, for those with little experience playing the game or watching the cartoon may end up feeling confused or overwhelmed. This box set comes with a player's guide to help beginners learn all they need to know.

Educational Value

The shining legends expansion pack is a recent addition, coming out in late 2017. It is a series of rare pokemon that have incredible skills and intricate backstories. Included are 10 booster packs and 45 energy cards. Everything comes in a collector's edition box; with four dividers for easy storage. Additionally, there is a bonus foil card with each set!

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Nintendo is arguably one of the most creative companies in the tech world. Over the years, they've produced exciting games, systems, and premises for anime shows, Pokemon included.

2. Pokemon TCG: Snorlax GX Box Card Game

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Pokemon TCG: Snorlax GX Box Card Game
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Dual purpose game

Comes with two never seen promo cards

Comes with four booster packs

Features a beautiful hologram design

The price of this game is fairly high compared to other pokemon memorabilia

The online game comes with new and upgraded content for a more immersive playing experience.

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This code allows children to trade and further expand their collection. Snorlax is featured beautifully with hologram graphics and designs. Although this set is more costly than others; it's worth the excitement and joy it will bring to any pokemon fan.

Educational Value

Although, consisting of some pretty powerful life lessons; pokemon does have a certain level of violence within its storyline. Snorlax is one of the more gentle souls. He is oversized and spends most of his day eating or sleeping. He is a lovable little guy, making him a comforting starter pokemon. He is perfect for smaller children or children who may be gentle spirits.

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This card and boardgame duo features the snuggly Snorlax Pokemon. The game set includes two new promo cards and four booster packs. There is also a card with an online code.

3. Pokemon Random Reverse Foil Single Cards

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Pokemon Random Reverse Foil Single Cards
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$5.90

Reasonably priced

Great starter packs

Features both rare and common pokemon

Randomized packs provide a sense of mystery

Makes a great gift

These card sets are not considered to be collector’s items

If we know we are buying something children will love we are usually pretty happy with our purchase and staying on budget is fantastic. These sets are so reasonably priced they make a perfect add-on to any gift.

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Social Development

Pokemon cards are meant to set the scene for children to invent an imaginary world of their very own. In this magical world, they can capture pocket monsters and expand their collection with hundreds of pokemon. There are 25 cards in each pack with both rare and common pokemon.  Each pack is randomized and carefully packaged to provide a sense of mystery, making them an excellent gift idea!

Educational Value

Pokemon has been around for more than twenty years. This means there is a vast amount of information in relation to the game, series, and memorabilia. These card sets are great starter sets for children who are only recently discovering their love for this adventure packed game.

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Ranging from sports to cartoons, Pokemon included, trading cards have for years been a favorite amongst youth. There's no better way to enjoy something than to fully immerse yourself and trading cards allow you to do just that.

4. PokemonHedbanz Game

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$14.25

Kids learn to ask yes or no questions to eliminate wrong answers.

Supports kids in learning deductive reasoning skills and problem solving in preparation for science classes

.Great game for Pokemon die-hards

60 characters included

Choking hazard - not for kids less than 3 years.

Need more than one Pokemon knowledgeable player

As parents, it’s our responsibility to teach children and help them flourish mentally. Children who learn from other adults about their experiences and ask questions experience a more well-rounded understanding of life and the many wonders of the world. With a game like pokemon hedbanz, children can improve both deductive reasoning and problem-solving skills as well as become more detail oriented. Through investigating, asking yes and no questions to one another about each character, children learn why it becomes important to take in the minor details. This eye for detail can help children to do other activities, like puzzles, more effectively.

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The Hedbanz Game is one cool Pokemon merchandise that is sure to put your kids’ knowledge of all pocket monsters to the test, although there are only 60 character cards to play with. The Hedbanz relies on your kid’s ability to guess the Pokemon character that is displayed on the card placed on headband toppers. Only other players know what or who the pocket monster character is and the player will have to use his or her intuition and innate problem solving abilities to formulate and ask the appropriate yes or no questions that will lead to the correct answer. It is actually a very mentally stimulating game that requires

Educational Value

It is actually a very mentally stimulating game that requires excellent understanding of the topic. One has to understand the process of elimination whereby individual parameters are stricken off one by one to arrive at the correct answer. This should help prepare kids for the process of deductive reasoning which is very important in developing scientific problem solving skills. That is why we know this is going to be a huge hit especially among pocket monster trainers and Ash-wannabes.

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Becoming a successful pocket monster trainer requires skill and a really good understanding of the different types or kinds of pocket monsters from their unique physical characteristics, powers, transformations, and even innate abilities and personalities.

5. Throw ‘n’ Pop Poke Balls

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Good opportunities for supporting fine motor skills.

Opportunity for reinforcing counting and math.

The figures are small and intriguing, great for collecting.

Great for eye-hand coordination support

Sometimes the balls pop open a little too easily.

The Throw ‘n’ Pop Poke Ball set is a fun way to exercise the upper arms of children. It would surely be fun watching who can throw the farthest.

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We all know young kids especially toddlers and preschoolers love throwing things. Instead of letting them throw precious objects in your house, it would be better to just give them the throw ‘n’ Pop Poke Ball set. These cool Pokemon toys come with Pikachu and Cubone characters that really spring forth from their respective Pokeballs once these hit the ground. Most customers we’ve encountered say they use the toy to see who among their kids can throw the farthest and which between Pikachu and Cubone can spring forth from their Pokeballs the farthest. Regardless, throwing the Throw ‘n’ Pop can provide for excellent arm muscle development in your kid.

Educational Value

Now your child gets to be the Pokemon battle trainer in real life!  Pokemon fighters must hone their skills, and here’s their chance.  Put the mini-figure inside the ball, throw it, and let the fight begin.  Your kids get to exercise fine motor skills, as the ball is a bit tricky to close, but then it’s all good.  Collect all of the figures that go with these sets.  When the balls open, kids can count the stars, and see who wins.

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Kids are fascinated by the way pocket monsters spring out of their respective Pokeballs every time their trainers call them to do battle with other pocket monsters. In the animated TV series, each time these adorable pocket monsters spring into action, they always do so in a fantastic ray of light emanating from the splitting or opening Pokeball followed by a sudden surge of energy that announces the arrival of the Pokemon.

6. Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook: The Need-to-Know Stats and Facts on Over 700 Pokémon

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Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook: The Need-to-Know Stats and Facts on Over 700 Pokémon
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Comes in three different format

Features aesthetically pleasing pictures

Shows pokemon from every region

Alphabetically organized

The binding in some formats may be more fragile than others.

A book is a wonderful activity to keep your kids occupied on the go. It’s lightweight and easy to pack in almost any size bag.

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It can be used to promote family bonding and strengthen the bridge for understanding why your child is enthralled in this imaginary world.  The book is ordered alphabetically and features bright, colorful pictures of each Pokemon. To accompany each picture the pages are filled with stats and facts so you can learn together about this popular pastime.

Educational Value

Being capable of understanding phonics and reading go together hand in hand. Both are vital skills for accomplishing countless daily tasks. This book not only features gorgeous graphics but inspires children to want to read. With over 700 pokemon to read about, there is an endless opportunity and countless hours of fun, into which children can immerse themselves.

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Despite having been their age at some point, we are sometimes faced with a challenge in trying to relate to our children. This book provides children with a handy tool to visually explain what all the excitement is about. Coming in three format options, you have the choice of library binding, paperback or spiral bound, each book provides an in-depth look at Pokemon from all regions.

7. How to Draw Pokemon

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How to Draw Pokemon
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$9.49

Boosts creativity

Easy to follow along

Recommended for ages 6 and up

Enhances imagination

some customers were upset that it is not a step by step guide.

We love this product because it will get your child's creativity going. If you have a Pokémon lover or even someone who loves art, this is the perfect book for them. While it is recommended for ages 6 and up if you have a younger child they may be able to follow along with this guide as well! Soon your fridge will be covered in your child’s latest drawings of their favorite character! Happy drawing!

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Your child will be able to create their very own Pokedex by being able to learn how to draw their favorite Pokémon friends. Whether it’s Pikachu, Lugia or Chikorita this learn to draw book will have your child drawing their favorite critters in no time.

Educational Value

This learn-to-draw Pokémon book features various Pokémon from different genres of the hit series. It features some of the original Pokémon that have been forever favorites such as Pikachu and Pichu as well as many others but it also has newer Pokémon like Chikorita

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You may even spot some rare ones that your child will be able to draw or they might simply be able to create their own.

8. Pokemon Hero Figure Ash and Pikachu

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Pokemon Hero Figure Ash and Pikachu
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$24.98

Designed very much like the characters in the show.

Ash might make a good cake topper.

Collect all of the Pokemon figures!

This set supports child development in multiple ways, including with fine motor skills, creativity, problem solving, and more!

Ash’s arms and legs come off sometimes, but snap back on.

The pokedex and pokeball are very tiny and tend to get lost.

The TOMY Hero Figure Ash and Pikachu make for an excellent tool for encouraging children to use their imagination in their role plays.

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Children can play out several scenarios, maneuvering Ash into thirteen different stances and positions. While playing, children will improve their fine motor skills and learn to set and achieve goals. Ash stands at just five inches and Pikachu at two, making them compact enough to take anywhere for hours of entertainment no matter where you are.

Educational Value

Children look forward to many occasions throughout the year. One of the most anticipated being birthdays. In preparation for this occasion, we spend countless hours planning, discussing themes, and placing orders. Of course, there's the cake, and this figurine set makes a perfect decoration. It's an adorable addition to set on top of the cake making the final touches for your child's pokemon adventure party.

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It seems these days, imagination is lacking, with so many high tech toys and games available on the market. These mind blowing toys, while great in their own right may also eliminate the need for children to tap into their minds and really stretch their creative abilities. If you are looking to bring a sense of simplicity back to playtime, consider a figurine set. This hero figurine set features Ash and Pikachu, with other sets sold separately to further enhance the imagination

9. Mega Construx Pokemon Charizard

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Mega Construx Pokemon Charizard
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$13.35

4.5 inches tall when fully assembled

Includes buildable environment/display stand

Features fully articulated limbs and tail

198 total pieces

Pieces can be difficult to click together and may require adult assistance to assemble

The instructions can be confusing and sometimes inaccurate

What is better than having your very own fire-breathing dragon at your command? Being able to build your very own fire-breathing dragon with your own two hands!

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It also looks very cool! Your little one can show off their dragon-taming skills with the Mega Construx Charizard build set. This LEGO-like model includes almost 200 pieces that can be assembled to create a 4.5 inch tall Charizard. This mighty beast is a fully articulated model meaning that it can be positioned into a number of poses from attacks and even in flight! The set also includes a buildable environment scene that doubles as a display stand and features the Great Ball that your little one would have needed to use for its capture. Bring your child’s Pokemon fantasies to life with this delightful model!

Educational Value

Designed for ages 8 years and older, this massive set can be a bit difficult to assemble but manipulating the small pieces can help improve grip strength as well as hand-eye coordination. Since it is a bit more on the hard side of building sets, working together with your child to create their favorite Pokemon is a great way to encourage familial bonding and positive adult-child interactions. This building set makes a fabulous display piece but may not hold up to everyday play.

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I choose you, Charizard! This sentence echoes as it has been said by thousands of Pokemon trainers over the years. One of the most powerful Pokemon in the first generation of the game, Charizard is fire-type and dragon-type which makes it capable of learning some of the most damaging moves available.

10. Pokémon Clip 'N' Carry Poké Ball Belt

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Pokémon Clip 'N' Carry Poké Ball Belt
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92
Educational Value
90
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$15.95

Comes with two balls, one standard Poke Ball and one Net BallAlso includes a Pikachu figurine

The belt features a Velcro connection for easy on and off

Compatible with additional Poke Balls (sold separately) and can hold up six at once

Recommended for children ages 4 years and older

Poke Balls are not designed to be thrown and may break apart

The balls can easily come unclipped and fall off the belt

This belt makes the perfect accessory for your littlest Pokemon fan for dress-up play or as part of a Halloween costume.

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Your little one will feel just like Ash Ketchum with the Clip ‘N Carry Poke Ball Belt. This fabric belt has been designed to look just like the one utilized by the protagonist of the Pokemon cartoon, Ash. It comes with two Pokeballs in various styles that attach directly to the belt via a clip.

Educational Value

This belt is a great tool for pretend play as it allows your child to emulate characters from their favorite game/tv show with a high level of accuracy. Although the Poke Balls are not designed to be thrown, they can easily snap back together if they should break apart and will most likely get tossed around a bit as your little one pretends to capture their favorite Pokemon. This toy is also great for building socialization skills as all of your kid’s friends are going to want a turn!

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A 2-inch tall Pikachu, one of the franchise's most popular characters, fits neatly inside the balls. Add a red baseball cap and you are on your way to a perfect Pokemon costume! The belt is capable of holding up to six total balls, allowing you to purchase additional pieces that feature your child’s individual favorite Pokemon. The belt is adjustable to fit a variety of body types and sizes and attaches via a heavy-duty Velcro connection for an easy take-on and take-off. The Pokeballs themselves latch closed to keep your child’s favorite Pokemon figures safe inside.

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Social Development

We heavily researched all of our products to be sure they will work as they were intended and will support as many phases of child development as possible. Even simple stuffed toys support several areas of development such as cognitive, social, and verbal. These are all necessary plateaus that kids must master if they are to become successful in life.

Educational Value

We love that Pokemon toys support all of the different age groups in one or many ways. That they can help older kids learn math, problem-solving, logical thought, reading, and so many other development paths is a plus. Kids need to find what they are interested in and if it turns out to be a passion for them, all the better. For many kids, Pokemon is a passion, and it may even continue into adulthood. And, if a love of Pokemon can lead kids to better brain development, higher levels of learning, and greater creativity, all the better. It could even lead to other passions that will benefit them in other ways.

One of our main concerns was the developmental appropriateness of these Pokémon toys. We wanted to make sure that every product on our list would benefit your children in some sort of way. We also wanted each toy to be educational. We provided parents with a list of products that would help their child grow and develop their cognitive skills. Many of these toys on our list will help enhance your child’s imagination and creative skills as well.

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We vet the manufacturers as well. Pokemon has been around since the 1990s, and the manufacturers are most well-known. They produce well-made toys that are durable and last. We pick the safest toys made from the best materials we can find. And we list the age ranges each toy is appropriate for. If the producer of the toy doesn’t make it clear, it doesn’t make the list.

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Parents, did you know?

Kids learn by doing, and much of this "doing" is through imitation. Kids usually imitate friends and family. Remember, “Mom, tell her to stop copying me?” This is natural in child development. There are times though when kids imitate characters like Batman, Spiderman, or even Pokemon. Kids love to be superheroes and they like to imitate actions from everyday life, too.

So kids copy the characters, and may be particularly attracted to the cards. What some parents find is that their kids fall in love with Pokemon, and as they grow up a little, say 1st or 2nd grade, they start doing math and become very good at doing sums in their heads. There are a lot of Pokemon toys, and as such, a lot of math to do.

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Soon they start reading the cards’ fine print. And they learn to read better because they love what they are reading about. “Mary had a little lamb” is nowhere near as interesting as Pokemon. They learn to read Pokemon, and this transfers to other books and reading material. There is lots of repetition in the math and reading, so as this repetition continues, the neurons in kids’ brains develop, and they develop more when they are used than if they are not.

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And what happens with kids who are interested in Pokemon seems to be that they develop a passion for it. It doesn’t have to be Pokemon. Maybe it is Superman or Spider-Man. Maybe it’s not a cartoon superhero at all. Maybe it’s the math in baseball and the baseball stars.  Or perhaps is building blocks like LEGO or Duplo. It could be anything that your kids love and willingly spends time on.

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Finding out what your kids have an interest in and helping them develop a passion for it is something to be supported. There is a biological reason for this, too.  When people spend time doing things they love, it increases the dopamine levels in their brains. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that supports feelings of motivation and well-being. The more motivated we are to do something, the more we do it. We repeat patterns, grow and strengthen neurons, and continue learning. The learning we do being active in the things we love transfers to other areas of learning. How cool is that?

Parents, did you know?

We heavily researched all of our products to be sure they will work as they were intended and will support as many phases of child development as possible. Even simple stuffed toys support several areas of development such as cognitive, social, and verbal. These are all necessary plateaus that kids must master if they are to become successful in life.

We love that Pokemon toys support all of the different age groups in one or many ways. That they can help older kids learn math, problem-solving, logical thought, reading, and so many other development paths is a plus. Kids need to find what they are interested in and if it turns out to be a passion for them, all the better. For many kids, Pokemon is a passion, and it may even continue into adulthood. And, if a love of Pokemon can lead kids to better brain development, higher levels of learning, and greater creativity, all the better. It could even lead to other passions that will benefit them in other ways.

Parents, did you know?

We all know the Pokemon story. It’s all about discovery, goal-setting, and perseverance to achieve what we would like to achieve. Pokemon and other character toys can have an impact on kids’ development. Various research studies have also weighed in on the issue, saying that certain character toys can have an effect on children’s play activities which, in turn, can impact their overall development. Here are some of the effects of playing with character toys on kids.

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The network of neural connections in the brain are significantly improved because of the use of certain regions which play a part in imaginative and creative thinking as well as problem-solving and critical-thinking processes. In other words, when kids play with these toys, they are simply exercising their brain cells to be more efficient.

Children’s social relationships are enhanced when character toys are played with. This is because they typically share the same interests as other children and this can become a great focal point for enhancing children’s social relationship skills.

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The emotional development of children is also enhanced because of their ability to create something extraordinary out of their favorite characters. For instance, being able to create a story for make-believe or pretend play is already a remarkable achievement for young kids. This can become a good source of pride for them. This makes them feel happy and good about themselves.

Other Factors to Consider

Safety

Another concern that we had was safety. The last thing a parent wants to worry about is whether a toy is safe for their child to have and play with. We wanted to make sure that each manufacturer carefully processed their products and wanted to know what materials for their products were being used. While researching the materials being used we also wanted to check on not just the integrity of the design of the toy but the integrity of the manufacturer as well. We looked at each brands reputation making sure that they all had wonderful customer service and customer experience.

Effectiveness

One thing that we took greatly into consideration was, of course, customer reviews and ratings. We looked at everything from positive to negative and did not choose any ratings on our list that below a 4.0 star. We wanted the best of the best on our list of the highest rated Pokemon toys that are in today’s market and we made sure that we found them. We’re sure whatever you're looking for that you will find the perfect toy for your little one that they will absolutely love!

Frequently Asked Questions

q: My son is 6, and wants to get into Pokemon. Where do we start?
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Start by finding out what your son is interested in and why he wants Pokemon. Does he like to read or look through books? Then the Pokemon handbook may be a good choice for him. Does he like physical objects like the cards? Then get him into the games that come with cards. You should as your son what he wants and then guide him as he plays.

There is no one right place to start if you just start. He has to have a place to start learning about the Pokemon details. If he likes the cards, the character cards seem to be the most important, so start with the Headbanz Game. It has 60 character cards.

q: Since my kids know so much more than I do about Pokemon, I need to start somewhere.  What are the types of cards in the games?
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There are many types of cards, but the main cards are the character cards. They have a photo of the character and what kind of power he has. Also listed are instructions on how to use the cards.

Your best source of information is your kids. Sit down and play with them. I’m sure they would be happy to have you play with them. Kids want their parent's attention, and they want to show mom and dad how knowledgeable they are. There is a vast world of knowledge in the Pokemon realm.

q: Why should I allow my daughter to play Pokemon games?
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Pokemon is a huge universe of characters, Pokemon lands, different games, anime movies, and computer games. There is a lot to choose from, so choose what interests your daughter the most. If she doesn’t know, try several play types. Pokemon games and activities are focused on playing with others, and there are lots of players out there, so it’s fairly easy to find kids to play with.While there is competition and play-based violence, it’s based around capturing Pokemon characters, and they never die. Plus, playing with other kids helps them learn about social activities, sportsmanship, how to get along with others, and supports creativity, reading, and math. There are more pluses than minuses.

q: My son’s card has a white star on it. Is it rare?
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The white star is generally considered very rare. It will often have numbers that look similar to 23/150. That means it’s a numbered card, number 23 out of 150 produced.

q: What is a Pokemon, anyway?
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Pokemon is a Japanese abbreviation meaning pocket monster. Pokemon is a Japanese company that created these little monster animals and their world. The main goal is for your child, who is referred to as a trainer, to capture the animals and use them in battles to capture more Pokemon.

q: What is the best age range to play Pokemon?
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For toddlers, they should start with plush toys. As far as the games, Pokemon involves lots of reading, so if your child is comfortable with that, go ahead and start. Younger kids, like first graders generally just collect the cards, while older kids build their decks and play the games.