Jun22

Several cards banned from use at Pokémon World Championships 2022; 2023 season TCG rotation to begin in early 2023

The Pokémon Company International and Play! Pokémon have announced that several cards will be banned from use in the upcoming 2022 Pokémon World Championships held in August in London. These bans are not being put in place due to any inherent balance issues with the cards themselves, but rather are being made to ensure a fair play environment due to certain cards having not received a worldwide distribution.
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Jun20

Catch the 2022 Pokémon North America International Championships livestream on Twitch from June 24th-26th

The 2022 Pokémon North America International Championships will be held in Columbus, Ohio from June 24th to June 26th. Trainers will compete for Championship Points (CP) for the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, which are taking place across August 18th to 21st in London, England at the ExCeL London events center. Fans can catch all the action via livestreams on the various official Pokémon Twitch channels.
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Jun10

Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest 2022 final results and winners announced

After the top 100 were revealed early last month, the winners of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest 2022 have finally been revealed today by Creatures, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International via the contest's official website, as well as official Pokémon social media channels. The contest was first announced back in September 2021, and asked artists for submissions that captured the theme of “the daily life of Pokémon”.
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Jun8

Pokémon TCG Crossover Event to be held in Pokémon GO from June 16-30

The Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO special expansion will be released on June 17th in Japan, with a global release to follow on July 1st. In anticipation of this release, Niantic has announced a Pokémon TCG Crossover Event for Pokémon GO. This event will run from June 16th at 10:00am to June 30th at 8:00pm local time. Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat, Wimpod and Golisopod will be debuting in this event.
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May27

Gamestop in US and Canada giving away holo Hisuian Typhlosion cards with Pokémon TCG purchases over $15 to celebrate release of Astral Radiance

To celebrate the release of the newest Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance expansion, customers at GameStop stores in the US and Canada can receive a Hisuian Typhlosion holographic card from the expansion, when they purchase $15 worth of Pokémon TCG products. This card is emblazoned with the Astral Radiance logo, and is now available in physical stores and online stores, while stocks last.
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Apr21

Catch the 2022 Pokémon Europe International Championships this weekend on Twitch to receive a code for Marc0fier0's Dracovish

The Pokémon Company International has announced the livestream commentators for the 2022 Pokémon Europe International Championships held this weekend from April 22th - 24th. The event will be broadcast live on the official Twitch accounts of The Pokémon Company International. Some of the world's best Pokémon Trainers will be competing in tournaments including the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, Pokkén Tournament DX, and for the first time on Pokémon GO.
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Mar17

2022 Pokémon World Championships to be held at ExCeL London from August 18th to 21st; Pop-up Pokémon Center store to open at venue from August 17th

The Pokémon Company International has announced that the 2022 Pokémon World Championships will be held from August 18th to 21st, 2022, at the enormous ExCeL London event center in England, which has also hosted previous Europe International Championships. The event will include competitions for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, Pokémon GO, Pokémon UNITE, and Pokkén Tournament DX.
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Mar11

More details revealed for upcoming Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO special expansion; first wave of products to be released July 1st

The Pokémon Company International has revealed more details on the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO special expansion, which was announced back at the beginning of February this year. This expansion is a special collaboration inspired by the popular mobile game Pokémon GO. Booster packs from these expansion will be available only in special products, and will not be available for sale individually. The first wave of products will be released around the world at participating retailers starting on July 1st, with more releases coming at a later date. Additional details about this collaborative expansion will be released closer to launch.
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Jan11

KFC Taiwan partners with Pokémon for a promotional set meal celebrating the Lunar New Year and Pokémon Legends: Arceus

The official Taiwanese Pokémon Facebook page and KFC Taiwan have announced a special limited promotion to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the upcoming release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, beginning today. These special Pokémon KFC set meals are available for dine-in customers only in KFC outlets islandwide throughout Taiwan, and are not available for home delivery.
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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

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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