Mar1

Morpeko card from the upcoming Crimson Haze subset revealed in latest video on the official Japanese Pokémon TCG YouTube channel

Today's update on the Pokémon Trading Card Game's official Japanese YouTube channel has revealed a new card for Morpeko, which will be released in Japan late next month on March 22nd as part of the Crimson Haze subset for the Scarlet & Violet series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Cards from Crimson Haze will be released internationally later this year as part of an as-yet unannounced expansion.
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Feb29

Latest video on the official Japanese Pokémon TCG YouTube channel reveals Slugma and Magcargo ex cards from the upcoming Crimson Haze subset

A new video on the Pokémon Trading Card Game's official Japanese YouTube channel has revealed new Slugma and Magcargo ex cards, which will be released in Japan late next month on March 22nd as part of the Crimson Haze subset for the Scarlet & Violet series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Cards from Crimson Haze will be released internationally later this year as part of an as-yet unannounced expansion.
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Feb28

Today's livestream on the official Japanese Pokémon TCG YouTube channel reveals Art Rares of Cramorant and Applin coming in the Crimson Haze subset

Today's livestream on the Pokémon Trading Card Game's official Japanese YouTube channel has unveiled a new card for Cramorant, together with its Art Rare version, and an Art Rare of the previously revealed Applin card. These cards will be released in Japan late next month on March 22nd as part of the Crimson Haze subset for the Scarlet & Violet series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Cards from Crimson Haze will be released internationally later this year as part of an as-yet unannounced expansion.
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Feb27

First look at Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket - a new free-to-start app releasing later this year for iOS and Android devices

In what will undoubtedly be a somewhat controversial announcement for fans of the Pokémon Trading Card Game dissatisfied with the performance of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Live, The Pokémon Company announced during today's Pokémon Presents video presentation a new free-to-start mobile app, Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket, which is scheduled for release later this year for iOS and Android devices. The app is developed by The Pokémon Company in partnership with Creatures Inc., who are responsible for design and planning of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, and DeNA Co. Ltd., developers of Pokémon Masters EX.
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Feb26

Love Ball Trainer Card from the upcoming Crimson Haze subset revealed in latest video on the official Japanese Pokémon TCG YouTube channel

A new video on the Pokémon Trading Card Game's official Japanese YouTube channel has revealed the new Love Ball Trainer Card, which will be released in Japan late next month on March 22nd as part of the Crimson Haze subset for the Scarlet & Violet series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Cards from Crimson Haze will be released internationally later this year as part of an as-yet unannounced expansion.
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Feb25

Today's Dragon King Battle tournament stream from reveals new cards for Pinser and the Infernape evolution line from the upcoming Crimson Haze subset

New cards for Pinsir and the Infernape evolution line, including an Art Rare card for both Pinsir and Infernape, were revealed for the first time during today's stream for the Dragon-King Battle (竜王戦 - Ryuu-oh Sen) Pokémon Tournament in Japan. These cards will be released in Japan late next month on March 22nd as part of the Crimson Haze subset for the Scarlet & Violet series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Cards from Crimson Haze will be released internationally later this year as part of an as-yet unannounced expansion.
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Feb23

eBay to host “Catch 151” event for Pokémon Day, auctioning off rare TCG cards and merch starting at $1.51

The multinational e-commerce platform eBay announced today that they are partnering with major Pokémon card and merch sellers on their platform for the “Catch 151” auction, which is scheduled for Pokémon Day 2024. The auctions of 151 items, including expensive merchandise from collaborations and rare Trading Card Game products, will be live beginning 12:01 am EST on February 27th and will end at 12:01am EST on February 28th. In honor of the number of Generation I Pokémon, every item included in the auction will have its price begin at $1.51 USD. The secondhand Pokémon market on eBay is immense; eBay reports that in 2023, users searched for Pokemon items more than 400 times a minute globally, on average.
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Feb22

Latest video on the official Japanese Pokémon TCG YouTube channel reveals Walking Wake and Iron Crown cards from the upcoming Crimson Haze subset

A new video on the Pokémon Trading Card Game's official Japanese YouTube channel has revealed new cards for the Paradox Pokémon Walking Wake and Iron Crown, which will be released in Japan late next month on March 22nd as part of the Crimson Haze subset for the Scarlet & Violet series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Cards from Crimson Haze will be released internationally later this year as part of an as-yet unannounced expansion.
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Feb18

Today's Champion's League stream gives first look at cards from Crimson Haze, the next subset for the Pokémon Trading Card Game in Japan

Following on from the announcement of the Crimson Haze subset during yesterday's Pokémon Champion's League stream, today's stream has given fans their first look at cards that will be released in this set in Japan on March 22nd. The set includes cards based Bloodmoon Ursaluna and other Pokémon and characters originally introduced in The Teal Mask expansion for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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Feb17

Pokémon Trading Card Game Live to undergo 8-hour maintenance on February 20th, starting 8:00am (PST) / 4:00pm (PST), ahead of update to Version 1.11.0

Next week, the Pokémon Trading Card Game Live will be receiving an update to Version 1.11.0 to resolve a small number of issues impacting on both gameplay, and general app stability both in and out of matches. This update will be preceded by an 8 hour long maintenance window, which is scheduled to start at 8:00am (PST) / 4:00pm (UTC) on February 20th.
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Feb15

Pokémon Europe International Championships returns to ExCel London this April 5th to 7th - Pop-up Pokémon Center to be open onsite from April 4th

The Pokémon Europe International Championships are coming once again to the enormous ExCeL London event center in England. Running from from April 5th to 7th, the event will feature competitions for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet video games, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon UNITE. As with the 2022 Pokemon World Championships and 2023 Pokémon Europe International Championships which were also held at this venue, a pop-up Pokémon Center store will be available at the event, selling a wide variety of Pokémon products, including a range of items themed around the International Championships.
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Feb10

Washington State man arrested after stealing $50,000 worth of Pokémon cards, merch from residential storage locker

On January 23rd, 52-year-old Kelly B. Wick was arrested at about 4:30 a.m. after a Kirkland County police officer spotted expired plates on his white pickup truck, in Bellevue, WA, about 20 minutes outside of Seattle. During the traffic stop, the officer noticed cardboard boxes full of Pokémon cards and merchandise in the truck bed addressed to a resident of a nearby apartment building. “...Despite the heavy rain at the time, several cardboard boxes filling the truck’s bed were dry, “ reported Bellevue Police Department, who collaborated on the arrest, “as if having just been loaded into the vehicle.” Wick was detained while an officer woke up the addressee of the boxes and brought him to the scene of the traffic stop to confirm that they were stolen from his storage locker in the apartment building
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Feb8

Series 4 TCG Prize Packs to be available at Play! Pokémon events at participating locations from February 14th

In an update posted today to the Official Pokémon Homepage, The Pokémon Company International has announced that the latest series of Play! Pokémon Prize Packs will be available starting February 14th. Players will be able to acquire these special 6-card booster packs by participating in various Play! Pokémon events, including Leagues, League Challenges, and League Cups, at participating retail locations.
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Feb7

Pokémon x Van Gogh Museum promo card “Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat” reprinted, available from Dutch retailers beginning February 10th

While the collaboration between The Pokémon Company International and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has had its setbacks, good news has been announced for fans hoping to get their hands on the elusive TCG promo item. “Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat” is announced to be coming to over 1,000 toy stores and gift shops in the Netherlands, including the chains Primera, Bruna, Intertoys, Game Mania, Top1Toys, MediaMarkt and Smyths Toys Superstores, as well as smaller specialty shops. Cards are limited to one per customer and are only available as a free gift with the purchase of €29.99 worth of Pokémon Trading Card Game merchandise. The card will be available for a limited time beginning Saturday, February 10th.
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Jan26

Four Van Gogh Museum employees suspended due to misconduct during Pokémon x Van Gogh Museum collaboration

The Pokémon Company International’s collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which began September 28th of 2023, was quickly overwhelmed with issues related to its limited Van Gogh x Pokémon merchandise and overcrowding within the museum. Scalpers wasted no time acquiring and flipping merchandise for hundreds of dollars on resale sites like eBay; the most egregious item was perhaps the limited edition “Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat” promo card, which was originally available free in-person at the Van Gogh Museum and free with online Pokémon Center orders of Van Gogh-themed Pokémon merchandise. The museum stopped giving out the card in mid-October due to safety concerns. Getting tickets for the exhibit in the Van Gogh Museum also became difficult due to overwhelming demand. Tickets sold out weeks ahead when the collab was announced in September, and patrons reported being offered double the price for their ticket inside.
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Jan19

Today's update to the official Japanese Pokémon TCG site unveils majority of remaining card list for Wild Force and Cyber Judge

Today's updates on the Pokémon Trading Card Game's official Japanese homepage and YouTube channel have revealed most of the remaining new cards from the upcoming Wild Force and Cyber Judge expansions for the Scarlet & Violet series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, which are being release in Japan next week on January 26th. Cards from these sets will be released internationally later this year as part of the Scarlet & Violet - Temporal Forces expansion on March 22nd.
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Jan19

Pokémon Trading Card Game Live to undergo maintenance on Jan 23rd, ahead of update to Version 1.10.0 and Jan 25th's digital release of Paldean Fates

Next week on January 23rd, the Pokémon Trading Card Game Live will be receiving an update to Version 1.10.0 ahead of the release of Scarlet & Violet - Paldean Fates on January 25th. This update will resolve a large quantity of issues impacting on both gameplay, and general app stability both in and out of matches. This update will be preceded by an 8 hour long maintenance window, which according to the in-game notification is scheduled to start at 8:00am (PST) / 4:00pm (UTC) on January 23rd.
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Jan17

Today's livestream on the official Japanese Pokémon TCG YouTube channel reveals Full Art version of Eri from the upcoming Wild Force expansion

Today's livestream on the Pokémon Trading Card Game's official Japanese YouTube channel has officially unveiled the Full Art SR version of the Eri Supporter Card, which will be released in Japan at the end of next week on January 26th as part of the Wild Force expansion for the Scarlet & Violet series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Cards from Wild Force , and its partner set Cyber Judge, will be released internationally later this year as part of the Scarlet & Violet - Temporal Forces expansion on March 22nd.
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Jan15

Latest video on the official Japanese Pokémon TCG YouTube channel reveals Vikavolt evolution line cards from the upcoming Cyber Judge expansion

A new video on the Pokémon Trading Card Game's official Japanese YouTube channel has revealed new cards for the Vikavolt evolution line, which will be released in Japan at the end of next week on January 26th as part of the Cyber Judge expansion for the Scarlet & Violet series of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Cards from Cyber Judge, and its partner set Wild Force, will be released internationally later this year as part of the Scarlet & Violet - Temporal Forces expansion on March 22nd.
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