Pokemon aren’t slowing down with their releases this year, and as of today they have revealed that they are adding a new Pokemon Go set to their trading card game which focuses on the ever so popular app.
With the recent release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus and the constant flow of new TCG sets this piece of news has felt like it has came out of nowhere, especially with Pokemon Go being almost 6 years old.
We’ll admit that Pokemon Go is by far one of the best Pokemon games around in terms of community but launching a set of Pokemon cards dedicated to the game seems unlike the Pokemon Company.
However that said, I am personally excited about this. The last set that got this much attention was the 25th Anniversary set that featured a wide number of reprints from the base set.
Pokemon announced the following on their website:
“This summer, a collaboration between the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon GO will be released! The Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion will feature cards themed after the popular mobile game. You can get an early look at the expansion’s package design below”.
This is the only information they have currently announced, and they finished their message with “more details will be released soon”.
Could this set feature new designs? Perhaps new back art? Could this be a whole new TCG game? Who knows, as of now it’s just a guessing game.
Nintendo has showed off one the trading cards packaging and from what we can tell it’s going to feature most of the Pokemon throughout the game. It’s also unlikely that the Pokemon Go TCG will come with lots of subsets, this is due to the pack only featuring “6 cards”.
This typically means that it’s a promotional pack but we could be wrong.
This could be the “base set” artwork and as the months and years go on they will create subsets just like they are doing now with their Pokemon Sword & Shield sets. But that would very odd to reduce the cards in a pack from 10 to 6 unless is somehow connects with the app.
For example augmented reality or extra perks in game should you want to scan in your cards, just like the “e-cards” set back in the early 2000’s.
We will update this article with more information once it has been announced.
More details will be released soon, so make sure to check back for the latest updates. For more information about the Pokémon Trading Card Game, please visit the official Pokémon TCG website.
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