Obvious potential even that early on?
The Pokémon Trading Card Game is a very serious business, especially for the most determined of collectors who are willing to spend thousands and thousands on the rarest of cards available. Recently, a transaction such as this took place, but the whole thing has gone horribly wrong. eBay seller pokemonplace had a 'Trainer No. 3' card...
It's almost time to duel!
While some digital card game enthusiasts are still hoping to see Blizzard's Hearthstone released on Nintendo's hybrid platform one day, for now, there are plenty of other alternatives to enjoy. On 20th August, fans of this genre can look forward to the release of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution for $39.99 /...
It's time to duel!
Each month, more and more card games are released on the Switch. Recently, for example, the system has received Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission and Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions. If these games aren't the digital trading card game you're looking for, perhaps you would prefer to try out
The Europe International Championships
From 26th to 28th April, some of Europe's best Pokémon players will be competing at the Estrel Berlin in Germany to be part of the Pokémon Europe International Championships. If you can't attend the event, don't worry! The whole thing will be livestreamed so that you can watch the action from home. All the...
Obvious potential even that early on?
As we know it today, the Pokémon franchise is available to enjoy in almost every form imaginable. There are the video games, of course, but we also have the TV show, films, toys, apps, clothing, and more, including the official Pokémon Trading Card Game. For many, the trading card game holds just as many...
Ludicolo is life
As you may well be aware by now, a cool little set of Detective Pikachu movie-themed trading cards are being released next month. We've already seen just a handful of the cards set to appear, but The Pokémon Company has now shared several more and, being the lovely folk that we are, we thought we'd share them with you, too. If you...
The creepy CGI card creations continue
The Pokémon Company International recently announced some additions to its latest line of trading cards, inspired by the upcoming Pokémon film, Detective Pikachu. The three new cards, available beginning April 5th, will include Mr. Mime, Jigglypuff and Psyduck – characters all featured in recent trailers...
Free to download
The Pokémon Company International has released a brand new smartphone and tablet app that will no doubt be a dream come true for all budding Pokémon Trading Card Game players. Called Pokémon TCG Card Dex, the app allows you to scan in all of your Pokémon Sun & Moon series cards using your phone's camera to build up your...
Gotta collect 'em all
Earlier this month, we shared the news that a special set of Pokémon cards had been announced to tie in with the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie. Now, we can have our first look at what these cards, and even their packaging, will look like. Firstly, in the image above, you can see exactly how the cards featuring Detective...
Hits Japan this April
Adding to the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie hype, a new set of trading cards based on the spin-off series has been confirmed for release. Japanese retailers have revealed details surrounding the upcoming set, including the image you can see down below. The Detective Pikachu collection is a subset of the main TCG series,...
Pokémon battles have continually grown in size over the years. Double battles are also making a comeback with the upcoming release of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. At this year's Pokémon World Championships, The Pokémon Company revealed new "game-changing" cards for the official trading card game...
An unopened Pokémon Trading Card Game booster box has just been sold on an online auction, with the final bid reaching a staggering $68,880 (around £54,000). If you're seriously into your Pokémon cards, you'll no doubt be aware that some of the earliest designs - especially when they are first editions - can fetch a pretty penny...
Now it's getting serious
For competitive Pokémon players this is the weekend that matters the most - the Pokémon World Championships. The 2016 event has had a first day in which competitors have battled to make progress, and now it's ramping up towards Sunday's grand finale. As always there's plenty of live coverage for the Trading Card Game,...
Now it's getting serious
With places in the Worlds up for grabs, top Pokémon players of various kinds have been competing at The Pokémon US National Championships. Day one is now out of the way, so there'll be a lot of competitors dreaming of the big prize as they head into the middle day of the event. As before there's plenty to enjoy with...
Video Game, Trading Card Game and Pokkén masters go to battle
The competitive Pokémon gaming scene has been up and running for a few months already in 2016, with players around the world battling it out to qualify for the World Championships later this year. One of the most notable precursors for that event is running this weekend - The Pokémon...
Gotta collect 'em all
It can sometimes be easy to forget that Pokémon is much more than just a best-selling video game series, with a successful anime and popular trading card game also contributing significantly to the franchise's mammoth success. The trading card game in particular is an interesting case; it could theoretically have the same...
A dream come true
Earlier this year Nintendo ran a special competition for Pokémon Art Academy on 3DS that gave participants the chance to have their own masterpieces transformed into an official Pokémon Trading Card. The winners of the competition each received a 100-card pack of custom-designed Pokémon Trading Card Game cards displaying...
A special long weekend event
Australian and New Zealand Pokémon fans are in for a treat from 6th – 8th June, with Nintendo announcing the 2015 Pokémon Video Game and Pokémon Trading Card Game National Championships will be coming together for the first time at the Melbourne Park Function Centre over a three-day long weekend event. As players...
Capers in card
Alex attended an event that celebrated the new XY Phantom Forces sets in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. He got a chance to play the game for the first time in over ten years, and this is what he had to say about it. Despite being an enormous fan of the Pokémon series, the Trading Card Game has been a bit of a blind spot for me...
More regions no doubt to follow soon
Earlier this year, during the Pokémon World Championship, a Pokémon Trading Card Game app was confirmed for iPad. It caused some debate due to the choice of platform, with some sharing the view that they'd have preferred to see the app on Wii U and / or 3DS instead. In any case, it seems the initial roll-out...
A sensible approach to the tablet market
Nintendo is likely to be weary of those ready to tell it — in ever authoritative tones — that it should pitch up its tent in the iOS and Android gardens and bask in the glow of golden revenues. We imagine that while the company is happy to debate the issue, it'll have little tolerance for those that...
They want to be the very best, like no one ever was
The Pokémon World Championships in Washington, D.C. wrapped up today, with champions emerging victorious in a dazzling spectacle of wit and Kangaskhans. Canadian Andrew Estrada was crowned the winner of the Trading Card Game Masters Division, while Korean Se Jun Park took home the Masters Division...
Hints at a Mega Evolution for Slowking?!
During this weekend's Pokémon World Championships in Washington, DC, we were able to catch up with J.C. Smith, the Director of Consumer Marketing for the Pokémon Company International, to talk about the competitive scene, the Trading Card Game Online, and Pokémon's worldwide appeal. Whether you're here for
Even more cute hats
After a day of last-chance qualifiers yesterday, the Pokémon World Championships began in earnest this sunny Saturday in Washington, D.C. While the only competitors in attendance were the few who made it through to the tournament proper, the spectators came in droves today, packing the convention center's large ballroom wall to...
Getting a little furry
Today was the first day of the 2014 Pokémon World Championships, bringing the best players of both Pokémon X & Y and the Pokémon trading card game from around the world to convene on Washington, D.C. in hopes of claiming eternal glory for their Mudkips. While the tournament proper doesn't begin until tomorrow, the Last...
Catch 'em all right here this weekend with live streaming and coverage!
After grueling national tournaments across the globe, more than 500 players from over 30 countries will convene at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. this weekend for the Pokémon World Championships, competing in both Pokémon X & Y and the...
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