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Nov15
Pokémon Battle Festival Asia 2021 announced; event to run from November 26, 2021 to February 13, 2022 across 9 Asian countries
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ESL SEA Pte. Ltd. and Pokémon Asia have announced the Pokémon Battle Festival Asia 2021, the very first event in Asia featuring tournaments, exhibition matches, and special shows across multiple Pokémon titles. The event will include tournaments for games including Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon GO, Pokémon UNITE and the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Each tournament will feature players from Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. The festival will be held on weekends from November 26, 2021 to February 13, 2022.

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Nov12
Updated Pokémon TCG Battle Academy; Lycanroc V and Corviknight V Battle Decks to be released in 2022
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The Pokémon Company International has announced that Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy, which received the Game of the Year award at The Toy Association's 2021 Toy of the Year Awards, will be receiving a new updated edition in 2022. Two new V Battle Decks, focused on Lycanroc V and Corviknight V, will also be releasing in the first quarter of 2022.

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Nov7
Pokémon Trading Card Game 25th Anniversary Commemorative Event to be held in Taiwan
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The official Pokémon TCG Taiwanese website has announced that a series of live events will be held in Taiwan starting this month to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

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Nov5
Pokémon Trading Card Game Live release delayed until 2022
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The official Pokémon TCG Twitter account has announced that the Pokémon Trading Card Game Live app, which was due to have a mobile soft launch in Canada, and global open beta for desktop later this year, has been pushed back to 2022 to provide a more polished experience.

Code cards with the Pokémon TCG Live branding have already been distributed in some Pokémon TCG products. Despite the branding, these code cards are still redeemable in Pokémon TCG Online, however players might want to hold on to them anyway to avoid any potential issues with transferring over their collections.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Live (TCGL) is a new app that will allow Trainers to enjoy the...

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Nov3
Sword & Shield - Brilliant Stars TCG expansion announced; more details on new Pokémon VStar mechanic unveiled
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After being teased earlier this month, The Pokémon Company International has officially announced today the next expansion in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars, which will be released worldwide on February 25, 2022. More details on the new Pokémon VSTAR mechanic were also unveiled, along with 9 new cards.

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Oct29
Several more cards revealed for the Fusion Strike TCG expansion
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Five more cards have been revealed by The Pokémon Company International for the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike expansion that will be released on November 12, 2021.

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Oct20
Play! Pokémon to return in 2022. Dates for Regional Championships, International Championships, and Special Events for the 2022 season announced.
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The Pokémon Company International have announced that Play! Pokémon Premier Events will be resuming in North America and Europe from March 2022. Dates for Regional and International Championships across North America and Europe were also announced. The Play! Pokémon 2022 Championship Series season, leading to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships planned to take place in London in August 2022, will include four different Pokémon products: the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon video games, Pokkén Tournament DX, and for the first time, Pokémon GO in partnership with Niantic.

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Oct20
The Pokémon TCG celebrates its 25th anniversary - Releases teaser for new Pokémon VSTAR mechanic
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The Pokémon Trading Card Game will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on October 20, 2021. For this anniversary, a video has been released on the official Pokémon YouTube channel showcasing the announcement of a new type of Pokémon card, Pokémon VSTAR.

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Oct15
First few cards revealed for upcoming Pokémon TCG Fusion Strike expansion
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The Pokémon Company International has revealed the first five cards for the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike expansion that was officially announced earlier this year. The expansion is currently set to be released worldwide on November 12, 2021.

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Oct5
More details for the 2022 Play! Pokémon Championship Series announced; introduction of the Pokémon GO Championship Series
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Play! Pokémon and The Pokémon Company International have announced more details for the 2022 Play! Pokémon Championship Series. In the 2022 Pokémon Championship Series, Trainers from around the world will compete in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Pokkén Tournament DX, and for the first time, Pokémon GO, for millions in prizes and travel awards.

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Sep20
Pokémon Trading Card Game Live announced - Coming soon to mobile devices, PC and Mac, no Switch version announced - PTCGO to be retired
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The Pokémon Company International has announced Pokémon Trading Card Game Live (TCGL), a new app that allows Trainers to enjoy the Pokémon Trading Card Game in an updated digital format. It will be a free-to-play game and marks the first time that the Pokémon TCG will be playable on smartphones, in addition to tablets, PCs, and Macs. Pokémon Trading Card Game Live is a replacement to the current Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

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Sep17
Dutch thieves smash up toy store for Pokémon cards
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An Intertoys toy store in Voorburg, Netherlands last week, was subjected to a ram raid by two thieves who appeared to be targeting ever popular Pokémon cards and high-end LEGO sets.

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Sep15
Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest 2022 opens up to those in Japan and the US from October 12, 2021
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Those who have dreamed of illustrating their very own Pokémon Trading Card Game card can now compete for the opportunity to make it happen. The Pokémon Company International have announced the Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest 2022, where budding artists will have an opportunity to share their talent and passion for Pokémon by exploring the daily life of a Pokémon in art.

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Sep7
McDonalds Brazil launch Pokémon 25th Anniversary McLanche Feliz meals this Thursday
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It's not just Aussies who get to enjoy Pokémon themed food promotions this week. Starting this Thursday September 9, Pokémon fans in Brazil will also have the opportunity to pick up Pokémon cards and toys together with their McLanche Feliz meals.

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Sep7
25th Anniversary Happy Meals officially available in Australia from September 9 - Scalpers already ruining it for everyone
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Despite being unveiled as "coming soon" all the way back in July, the 25th Anniversary Happy Meals haven't yet been released in McDonalds stores in Australia. According to an internal crew communication poster leaked to Press-Start however, the long wait is nearly over, with the promotion intended to commence in stores this Thursday September 9, continuing until October 20, or while stocks last.

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Sep2
Draft the World TCG tournament to stream live on Pokémon's Twitch channel on September 18-19, 2021
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The Pokémon Company International has announced the Draft the World Pokémon TCG Tournament, an event spotlighting some of the best players in the world, and showcasing the best decks from the 2014–2019 Pokémon World Championships. This competition, which is part of the 25 years of Pokémon celebration, will take place on September 18 and 19, 2021, starting at 9 a.m. PDT each day. It will be streamed live on the official Pokémon Twitch channel.

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Aug26
Sword & Shield - Fusion Strike TCG set announced: new Fusion Strike Style mechanic unveiled
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The next expansion in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike, has been officially announced by The Pokémon Company International. The expansion will be released worldwide from November 12, 2021.

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Aug15
Professor's Research: Professor Willow TCG card distribution announced for Singapore, Malaysia and The Philippines
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The Professor's Research Professor Willow card that began distributing in June 2021 has been announced for distribution in Southeast Asia. The card features Professor Willow from Pokémon GO, accompanied by Meltan. Also included is a special promotional code that can be used at Niantic's Offer Redemption website, giving you access to a Special Research in Pokémon GO where you'll be able to encounter the Mythical Pokémon Meltan and earn items.

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Aug15
Receive a Coalossal in Sword and Shield with code「V1CT0RYENG1NE25」 and a Quick Ball SR card in Pokémon TCGO with code「25THANNIVCHAMPIONS」
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A limited-time distribution of a Coalossal based on Wolfe Glick's Coalossal that he used to win the Pokémon Players Cup II for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield was announced during the Pokémon Players Cup 25th Anniversary Invitational Day 1 livestream. This Coalossal is Modest Nature, has the moves Heat Wave, Meteor Beam, Protect, and Solar Beam. Its Ability is...

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Jul31
Receive a Beast Ball in Sword and Shield with code「PC4F1NALSBEAST」, and a Full Art Crobat V card in the Pokémon TCG online with code「DARKASSETPC4」
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Special gifts for players of Pokémon Sword & Shield, and Pokémon TCG Online, were revealed earlier in the Day 1 Global Finals streams for Pokemon Players Cup IV.

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