MEDIA ALERT: Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Expansion to Feature Photorealistic Artwork Illustrating the World of the Popular Pokémon GO Mobile Game
April 28, 2022 — Today, The Pokémon Company International revealed more details about the highly anticipated Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO expansion, releasing around the world starting on July 1, 2022.
In this special collaboration inspired by the Pokémon GO app, fans will be able to play with cards featuring photorealistic artwork and unique gameplay scenarios inspired by the beloved mobile title. Certain cards illustrate Pokémon as if they have jumped out into the real world, such as Pikachu walking alongside its Trainer and Snorlax sleeping wherever it pleases, while other cards portray Pokémon in scenes that are familiar to the mobile game, such as Blissey valiantly defending a Gym and Aipom dodging a Poké Ball.
In addition, objects and characters from the world of Pokémon GO will appear as Trainer cards, such as PokéStop as a Stadium card and Lure Module as an Item card, as well as Spark of Team Instinct, Blanche of Team Mystic and Candela of Team Valor as Supporter cards.
The Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion will be available through the following product offerings releasing around the world at participating retailers beginning on July 1, 2022, with more releases coming at a later date. Select products will feature unique promo cards, including powerful new Pokémon V and Pokémon VSTAR that will be impactful in Pokémon TCG battles.
- Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Pokémon Center Elite Trainer Box Plus (exclusive to Pokémon Center and now available for preorder in the US, Canada and the UK until June 24, 2022, includes one foil promo card featuring Mewtwo V)
- Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Elite Trainer Box (includes one foil promo card featuring Mewtwo V)
- Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Premium Collection—Radiant Eevee (now available for preorder at Pokémon Center in the US, Canada and the UK until June 24, 2022, includes one foil promo card featuring Radiant Eevee)
- Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Special Collections (includes one of three full-art foil promo cards featuring Spark, Blanche or Candela)
- Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Collection—Alolan Exeggutor V (includes one foil promo card and one oversize foil card featuring Alolan Exeggutor V)
- Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Tin (includes one foil promo card featuring Pikachu with the Gift Delivery attack)
- Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Poké Ball Tin
- Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Mini Tins featuring Magikarp, Eevee, Blissey, Pikachu and Snorlax
- Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO V Battle Decks (includes one of two foil promo cards featuring Mewtwo V or Melmetal V)
- Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO V Battle Deck—Mewtwo vs. Melmetal (includes two foil promo cards featuring Mewtwo V and Melmetal V)