Pokémon fans located in America have recently noticed Pokémon Trading Cards are no longer available at Target stores around the country. It's all to ensure the "safety" of guests and team members, and will take full effect on May 14th.

"To ensure the safety of our guests and team members effective May 14th, MLB, NFL and Pokémon Trading Cards will no longer be sold in stores until further notice. "

Target provided a similar statement to the website Bleeding Cool, clarifying this is only a temporary move and that customers would still be able to purchase trading cards online at Target.com.

This suspension seemingly stems from the high demand for trading cards due to the pandemic. It was so bad at one Target that a 35-year-old man was assaulted by four men - aged between 23 to 35 - and pulled out a gun to defend himself. No shots were fired and the attackers fled.

Have you had any trouble finding Pokémon Trading Cards recently? Leave a comment down below.

[source twitter.com, via bleedingcool.com, theverge.com]