24 Feb 2021

Take the Pokémon TCG Background Pokémon Quiz

Test your knowledge of the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Series by identifying featured Pokémon based on the Pokémon lurking in the background.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game has released thousands of cards over the last 25 years, introducing fans to a new way to interact with the world of Pokémon. Ultimately, the Pokémon TCG is so much more than a game. It's a universe unto itself, shaped by strategy, colored by stunning artwork that allows us to see Pokémon in a new light. And, of course, it's about developing the best possible deck and decimating your opponents.

But in order to master the world of Pokémon TCG, you have to get to know the cards really well. Test your knowledge of the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Series by identifying each card's featured Pokémon by the Pokémon that's visible in the background. In some cases, the featured Pokémon are likely to interact with the Pokémon in the background, but in most cases, these questions will seriously challenge your memory and knowledge of Pokémon TCG.

Best of luck!


1. This featured Pokémon from Sword & Shield has a rather evolved relationship with Remoraid as the duo sail through the water together.


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2. This featured Pokémon from Sword & Shield really hit it off with Hitmonlee, which is unsurprising given that they're the same type and belong to the same Evolution chain.


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3. This featured Pokémon from Sword & Shield might not have a poisonous relationship with the Diglett at the tail end of the card, given that both Pokémon enjoy burrowing in the ground.


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4. This featured Pokémon from Sword & Shield is a perfect imitation of the background landscape, much like the Sudowoodo peering from behind the tree.


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5. This featured Pokémon from Sword & Shield is known for preferring a tidy environment, which may explain how Voltorb ended up in the basket with the Poké Balls.


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6. This featured Pokémon from Sword & Shield—Rebel Clash enjoys stealing spirits to fuel its fire, which may be the reason Sableye is hiding under the covers.


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7. This featured Pokémon from Sword & Shield—Rebel Clash is having a splash with Pikachu, who doesn't seem to think there's anything fishy going on.


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8. This featured Pokémon from Sword & Shield—Rebel Clash is clearly enjoying winging its way through the sky, riding the ocean winds with Wingull at its back.


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9. This featured Pokémon from Sword & Shield—Rebel Clash looks right at home in a remote, fairytale landscape, surrounded by Drifloon.


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10. This featured Pokémon from Sword & Shield—Rebel Clash has an evolved, if stealthy, relationship with the Dreepy launching through the skies.


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11. This star Pokémon from Sword & Shield—Darkness Ablaze has a brutal reputation that the happy-looking Corsola might not know about.


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12. This featured Pokémon from Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage would likely be in a bigger rush to escape if it saw the Cramorant diving into the water in the background.


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13. This featured Pokémon from Sword & Shield—Vivid Voltage doesn't seem to be feeling blue as it cuddles Teddiursa.


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14. This featured Pokémon from Shining Fates enjoys a picnic with a Shuckle on one side and a Trumbeak on the other, ensuring that it doesn't get too hungry.


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15. This featured Pokémon from Shining Fates appears to get a charge out of stealing food from its fellow Pokémon, including this Snubbull and Rookidee, which are in hot pursuit.


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So how well do you know your Pokémon TCG cards? Give yourself one point for each correct answer. Add up your points and see how you did in the chart below:


0–6 points: You gave it your best shot! This is the perfect opportunity to step out of the background, brush up on your knowledge of the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Series, and try again.

7–10 points: You know enough to hold your own in battle. Nobody said the path to becoming a Pokémon TCG master was easy, but if you keep studying and playing, you'll get there.

11–13 points: So close! Your Pokémon TCG knowledge is impressive, but there's still some opportunity to step into the spotlight by learning even more.

14–15 points: There's no denying that you're a Pokémon TCG master. Now get out there and use that expertise to win some battles!


If you're wondering how to improve your Pokémon TCG game, check out Top Deck Academy for tips and tricks about how to become the best TCG player you can be.

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