To all pokémon fans and collectors out there! Wanna take home a Pokémon and bring them anywhere you go? Well there’s an epic game waiting for you.
Pokémon Tretta is an arcade game developed by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. and Marvelous AQL. Officially announced on April 18, 2012, Pokémon Tretta was rolled out nationwide in Japan in early July. The arcade machines became fully operational on July 14, 2012 with the release of the first set. The machines are also available in Taiwan in Traditional Chinese and in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand in English.
What makes the arcade game different from the standard video game is that when Pokémon are captured, the game dispenses a plastic chip called a TRETTA that contains the data of the obtained Pokémon. This lets you take home a captured pokémon and bring them anywhere you go.
During a visit to SM City North Edsa, I took my son Gab to the Arcade ( Quantum ) . Inside are very familiar machines called Pokemon Tretta, which is now Gab’s favorite game. The gameplay is very simple. You select an area of a map to search for Pokemon opponents (Search Mode), fight a 3-on-3 Pokemon battle (Battle Mode), and acquire 0-3 Pokemon Tretta cartridges (Get Mode). At about $1 per play ( 45 PHP ), it’s not cheap. But the opportunity to acquire more and more powerful trettas that you can take home keep kids and adults coming back for more.
It was Gab’s 5th visit when he finally catched a Primal Groudon ( Legend Class ) and was very excited to claimed his very first Tretta File. Anyone catches a Legend Class can claim a Pokemon Tretta file at the arcade counter. Just present your captured Legend Class Tretta. While on the other hand it’s your option if you want to avail the Tretta file in exchange of your Tretta chips being marked which will depreciate its market value in case you want to sell it in the future. Just to give you an idea, a primal legend class tretta is being sold at a standard price of $20 to $30 each. About 1,000 to Php 1,500.
In a very short time Gab was able to complete his Pokemon Tretta accessories
For those fans who are new to this game or for collectors who wants to take home this pokemon collectibles, here are some few head start.
Latest Version 4.0 : Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre
TIPS & TRICKS
TRETTA CHIPS LINE UP
Browse through the following 51 Tretta chips collections that you could bring home. Gotta catch them all!
GET YOUR STARTER KIT
If you want to get ahead of the game, better be prepared and get your starter kit. Download Collectors Hive app and visit the “Store Hive”
Check the Store Hive to get a pokemon tretta that has a type advantage over Delphox, Sceptile, Swampert or even the Legend Class Groudon and Kyogre. And get a chance to catch them all!
Watch out for the upcoming Version 5 release this April 2018 – Mega Reyquaza.