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Earlier this week, The Pokémon Company revealed its new Pokémon Trading Card Game Live app for mobile and PC.

Of course, it's raised a lot of questions about what's going on with the existing game, Pokémon TGC Online. TPC has now released an extensive FAQ about the older version's "sunset" process - explaining how this app will be removed and servers will be shut down "shortly prior to the launch" of the new game.

Existing players will be able to transfer their data when logging into Pokémon TCG Live for the first time. This includes transferring across the majority of cards, but not necessarily all of them - unopened packs will also be converted into crystals (in-game currency). Code cards have been confirmed as compatible with TCG Live, although some of these codes may unlock "different items" in the new app.

TPC has also explained some of the reasoning behind the current game's shut down - stating how TCG Live will not only be easier to update, but more accessible across smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs. And apart from this, the reason behind the merger of existing player accounts is to ensure there's a greater pool of digital players.

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