When the Pokemon card game came out 1996 it was huge and I remember playing it with friends. It wasn't quite as challenging to pick up as Magic the Gathering and it was accessible enough for kids. After playing it for a year I decided to walk away from it and after trying my hand at the digital collectable card game I have to say I really enjoy the simplicity of it still. I also think it's cool that each card pack and pre-made deck you buy in real life you can redeem in the digital game. This is something Magic doesn't quite do you and really should consider as it gives more value to the physical & digital game.
So far I'm just playing the training missions starting out but am looking at buying some dueling decks to pick up and play against friends when we can get to that sort of thing.