Redshark Pokémon TCG Program

Misty's Duel, drawn by Ken Sugimori

Redshark is an unofficial and fan-made program, hosted by PokeBeach, that allows Pokemon fans to practice the Pokemon TCG on the computer and against others over the internet. With Redshark, you can practice building and play-testing decks in case you do not have the necessary cards yet and you can play against friends over the internet when you cannot meet in real life.

Below, you can download the program with the latest Pokemon TCG set built-in. You can also read about Redshark and learn how to use it. Scroll down for frequently asked questions about the program.

Download Redshark

[Windows Download (4.10)] | [Mac OS X Download (4.10)]

Installing and Launching Redshark on Windows

  1. Download the Redshark program installer from above, preferably to your Desktop.
  2. Once your download has finished, run the installer program.
    • If Upgrading: You will need to uninstall any previous versions of Redshark to install the latest version. Go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel, click “Add or Remove” programs, then find and uninstall any Redshark listings (your deck files will be saved).
  3. The Redshark installer window will open. Click the “Finish” button to install the program to the “C:redshark” folder.
    • If this is your first time installing Redshark, you will be prompted to create a new Redshark directory in your Program Files. Click “Yes” when the installer prompts you to do so.
  4. Click “OK” once the installation has finished.
  5. Launch Redshark from the Programs Files list in the Start menu (Start -> Programs -> Redshark -> Redshark). For easier access in the future, right-click the Redshark program listing, click “Send to,” then click “Desktop (create a shortcut).” This will allow you to access the program from your Desktop.

Installing and Launching Redshark on Macintosh

  1. Download the Redshark program installer from above, preferably to your Desktop.
  2. If you have a previous version of Redshark in your Applications Folder AND you want to keep your decks that you already made, then you must move or rename the previous Redshark application before proceeding to Step 3. If you do not move or rename the existing Redshark application, you may lose all of the Redshark decks that you have created.
  3. Simply drag the NEW application to your Applications folder, replacing the previous one, if prompted.
  4. Double-click to launch the program. If you want to save your old deck files, you MUST start the program before going on to Step 5. Starting Redshark will attempt to create a “redshark” sub-folder in the “Documents” folder, in which to save and load Redshark deck files.
  5. If you had previous decks that you wanted to keep, do the following:
    1. Wherever you moved your previous copy of Redshark, right click on it and select “Show Package Contents” from the popup menu.
    2. From the Finder window that opens, open the “Contents” folder, and then the “MacOS” folder within that.
    3. Inside the “MacOS” folder, you should see your deck files. Leave this Finder window open for now.
    4. Now open your Documents folder. Within that, you should see a Redshark folder.
    5. You should now be able to use drag-and-drop to move/copy your old deck files into the “Documents/redshark” folder, where the new Redshark program will find them.
  6. NOTE: Newer Mac versions of Redshark will automatically save your previous decks.

What is Redshark?

Redshark Program Requirements

  1. Windows or Macintosh Operating System
  2. Windows: Vista, XP, 2000, ME, and Win98
  3. Macintosh: OS X (10.4 and 10.5)
  4. Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768. The program WILL NOT RUN if this requirement is not met. To set your screen resolution to 1024×768 (or higher), right click your Desktop, click Properties, then click the “Settings” tab. There will be a slider under “Screen Resolution,” which you can move to the right to make your screen resolution larger (including 1024×768).
  5. 30 megabytes of space.

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