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Sep 21

Pokémon TCG Expansion: Sun & Moon Lost Thunder / Zeraora Event Pokémon

Posted by Sunain | September 21st 2018 at 04:42 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release, Event Pokémon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon
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The Pokémon Company International announced that SM8, the newest Pokémon TCG Expansion will be called Sun & Moon Lost Thunder and will be released on November 2nd, 2018. To promote the TCG release, Zeraora will be distributed at participating retailers from October 1st, 2018 until November 15th, 2018 to players of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. High resolution images from the press release have been added on an Imageboard thread. Details of this set will be updated as information is officially revealed.

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Unleash the Power of the Skies with Sun & Moon—Lost Thunder

Latest Pokémon Trading Card Game Expansion Launches This November! Plus, Add Zeraora to Your Team in Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon

The Pokémon Company International today confirmed details of the forthcoming Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Sun & Moon—Lost Thunder. Set against a backdrop of forested hills, alive with the fragrance of incense from ancient shrines and the sparks of high-voltage Pokémon, Sun & Moon—Lost Thunder fuses the new with the traditional.

Scheduled to release on 2 November, this latest expansion includes Prism Star variants of Celebi and Ditto, alongside Blacephalon-GX, Lugia-GX, Tyranitar-GX and the newest Mythical Pokémon, Zeraora-GX.

Sun & Moon—Lost Thunder will feature:
  • Over 210 cards
  • Seven powerful Prism Star cards, including three Stadium cards
  • 13 Pokémon-GX and four Ultra Beasts
  • More than 20 Trainer cards

For the opportunity to try out Sun & Moon—Lost Thunder ahead of launch, head to one of the many Prerelease tournaments taking place around the UK from 20–28 October. Find your nearest participating independent retailer by visiting pokemon.co.uk/locator.

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In addition, Zeraora will also be available for owners of Pokémon Ultra Sun or Pokémon Ultra Moon from October. Simply visit a participating retailer between 1 October and 15 November to receive a secret code and add this lightning-fast Mythical Pokémon to your team.

Zeraora will come with the following stats:
  • Level: 50
  • Moves: Plasma Fists, Thunder Punch, Close Combat, Thunder
  • Ability: Volt Absorb
  • Held Item: Air Balloon

Article edited on 2018-09-21 04:43:53 by Sunain
Aug 24

TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX for TCG / Detective Pikachu Release Date Announced

Posted by Sunain | August 24th 2018 at 12:49 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release, Movie, YouTube, Pokémon World Championships, Detective Pikachu
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During the 2018 Pokémon World Championships, The Pokémon Company announced new game-changing cards for the TCG. TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX cards will be released in early 2019 and they feature pairs of Pokémon of the same type. Also, it was revealed that the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie will be released in theaters on May 10th, 2019.

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TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX for the Pokémon TCG Announced at the 2018 Pokémon World Championships and POKÉMON Detective Pikachu Movie Reveals Surprise Fans

Today at the Pokémon World Championships, The Pokémon Company unveiled new, game-changing cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG): TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX, the next evolution of Pokémon-GX.

Taking the stage at the most prestigious Pokémon TCG event of the year, The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara announced that TAG TEAM cards will feature pairs of Pokémon of the same type, such as the Lightning-type Pikachu and Zekrom, joining forces in battle on a single card.

TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX have unprecedented power and Hit Points, and some TAG TEAM GX attacks can Knock Out a Pokémon-GX on the opponent’s Bench with a single blow. However, when a TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, the opponent takes three Prize cards, leading to thrilling battles that are high-risk and high-reward. For a first look at this powerful new kind of card, watch the teaser video: https://youtu.be/cL8sRm0lWCY

In addition to Pikachu & Zekrom-GX, more Pokémon pairings will be available as TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX, with details to be shared in the future.

TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX will be available soon.

Furthermore, The Pokémon Company and its partners from Legendary Entertainment unveiled the official title and logo for the first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. Mr. Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company, welcomed the movie’s director, Rob Letterman, as well as actors Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton to the stage for the surprise reveals. The stars also led the room—full of the world’s top-ranked Pokémon players—in a chant of “Pikachu!” that was recorded for use in the upcoming film, which premieres in cinemas May 10, 2019.

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Source: http://www.detectivepikachumovie.com/

YouTube Clip - With TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX, the Pokémon TCG Will Never Be the Same!


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WELQLKEeQUo

Article edited on 2018-08-24 04:52:22 by Sunain
Jul 16

Pokémon Trading Card Game Prices Increase 10% in Canada Due to Unjustified Retaliatory Tariff

Posted by Sunain | July 16th 2018 at 12:02 PM EDT
Tags: TCG
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has imposed unjustified retaliatory tariffs on the United States on many imported products into Canada. As a result, a 10% playing cards tariff came into effect on July 1st, 2018. This puts Canadian Pokémon TCG players at a competitive disadvantage with the increased price on the already unnecessarily expensive imported TCG cards for upcoming sets such as: Sun & Moon Celestial Storm and Dragon Majesty. Most retailers in Canada are now currently selling a Pokémon TCG 10 card booster pack for over $6CND including tax.

"The tariff on playing cards — which came into force July 1 — applies a 10 per cent charge on a standard deck of cards, but trading cards like Magic the Gathering, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh cards are also hit. (CBC News)"

"The United States Playing Card Co. reacted to Canada’s tariffs by asking “Is that the best you can do?” — since Canadian sales were only a small share of its overall demand. (Financial Post)"

Sources: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/playing-cards-tariffs-ottawa-1.4746544 and https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/jack-mintz-canada-has-already-picked-a-losing-strategy-for-trumps-trade-war

Article edited on 2018-07-16 01:15:34 by Sunain
Jul 13

Dragon Majesty - Pokémon Trading Card Game Expansion

Posted by Sunain | July 13th 2018 at 09:32 AM EDT
Tags: TCG, Press Release
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The Pokémon Company International today announced Dragon Majesty, a brand-new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game which will be released on September 7th, 2018.

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The Age of Dragons Is Close at Hand

Latest Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Dragon Majesty, launches this September

The Pokémon Company International today announced Dragon Majesty, a brand-new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, launching across the UK on September 7, 2018. Dragon Majesty brings a mighty horde of draconic Pokémon: Reshiram-GX, Salamence-GX, Dragonite-GX, and over a dozen more, including Charizard!

The special Dragon Majesty expansion will feature:

  • Over 65 cards, including:
    • 6 Pokémon-GX
      • 4 full-art Pokémon-GX
      • 4 rare Rainbow Pokémon-GX
    • 2 new Prism Star cards
    • 2 full-art Supporter cards

Each booster pack contains 10 cards from the expansion, including 2 guaranteed foil cards, plus 1 basic Energy card. Cards will vary by pack.

Booster packs from the Dragon Majesty expansion will only be available via select Pokémon Trading Card Game products, including Pokémon-GX boxes and more.

Dragon Majesty Latias Pin Collection Box

Dragon Majesty

Take to the skies with Pokémon of supersonic speed and bold moves! These two Pokémon TCG: Dragon Majesty Pin Collections expand your collection with the extreme speed and Dragon-type power of the Eon Pokémon. It’s a recipe for any great Pokémon Trainer to fly straight to the top!

Box Includes:
  • 1 Foil Promo Card featuring Latias
  • 1 Awesome Pin of Latias
  • 3 Pokemon TCG Dragon Majesty Booster Packs
  • 1 Code Card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online!

Dragon Majesty Elite Trainer Box

Dragon Majesty

Dragons in Majestic Flight! Noble Pokémon of wing and claw, flying high above the changing world! The Pokémon TCG: Dragon Majesty expansion brings a mighty horde of draconic Pokemon: Reshiram-GX, Salamence-GX, Dragonite-GX, and over a dozen more, including Charizard! Their command of fire, battle, and sky puts Dragon types at the top of many Trainers’ lists—get to know these amazing and challenging Pokemon in the Dragon Majesty expansion!

The Pokémon TCG: Dragon Majesty Elite Trainer Box includes:
  • 10 Dragon Majesty Booster Packs
  • 1 Never-before-seen Foil Promo Card featuring Naganadel-GX
  • 65 Card Sleeves Featuring Naganadel
  • 45 Pokémon Energy Cards
  • 1 Players Guide to Dragon Majesty
  • 6 Damage-Counter Dice
  • 1 Competition-Legal Coin-Flip Die
  • 2 Acrylic Condition Markers
  • 1 Collector’s Box

Article edited on 2018-07-13 09:33:13 by Sunain
Jun 29

2018 Pokémon World Championships - Details

Posted by Sunain | June 29th 2018 at 03:19 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Games, Press Release, Pokémon Center, Pokémon World Championships, Pokkén Tournament DX
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The official Pokémon website has announced the details for the 2018 Pokémon World Championships in Nashville, Tennessee. The registration fee for spectators of all ages is $10. Registration fees are nonrefundable. All spectators will receive two booster packs when they pick up their badges.

2018 Pokémon World Championships - Details

The 2018 Pokémon World Championships are coming to Nashville, Tennessee, from August 24–26. The best players from all over the world will compete for the title of Pokémon TCG, Video Game, or Pokkén Tournament World Champion, and for a combined prize pool worth more than $500,000 in prizes!

The Pokémon World Championships are an invitation-only event. Players have been battling throughout the 2018 Championship Series season to earn a seat at this prestigious competition.

Spectators are invited to come watch the action all weekend long. Come see all the battles in person and participate in side events throughout the three-day event. There is a small fee for a spectator badge, which also includes two Pokémon TCG booster packs. The spectator badge is good for all three days of the event.

Event location:
Nashville Music City Center, Halls C & D
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

Play for all divisions for both the Pokémon TCG and video game competitions will begin on Friday, August 24. Top players who qualified for a Day Two invitation will join the field on Saturday, August 25. These tournaments will conclude with the final rounds on Sunday, August 26.

The Pokkén Tournament World Championships will take place entirely on Saturday, August 25, with a Last Chance Qualifier occurring on Friday, August 24.

Badges and Registration

Entry to this event will require a badge for all attendees, including competitors in the main event as well as spectators. Children age 5 and under will be given a wristband at no charge to allow entry into the event space.

Registration for competitors and spectators must be completed online. Get complete details on how to register to attend.

Competitors can pick up their badges and welcome kits on Thursday, August 23, at the Terrace outside Halls C & D at the Nashville Music City Center.

Side Events

Side events will take place throughout the weekend (Friday through Sunday). Only attendees with an event badge (including competitors and spectators) will be able to participate in side events.

Nashville Open

Attendees can battle in the Nashville Open, a marquee side event for both Pokémon TCG and video game players. The Nashville Open will award Championship Points equivalent to a Pokémon Regional Championships event, applicable to the 2019 Championship Series season. Details on the 2019 Championship Series are coming in late July.

Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier

Battle for the remaining few spots in the Pokkén Tournament World Championships at the Last Chance Qualifier on Friday, August 24! Registration for the Last Chance Qualifier includes a spectator badge for entry into the Pokémon World Championships hall for the whole weekend.

Streaming

Follow the action on Twitch.tv/team/Pokemon all weekend long! There will be four live streams for the event: a Pokémon TCG stream, a VGC stream, a Pokkén Tournament DX stream, and the Main Stage stream. The Main Stage stream will include the opening ceremonies on Friday at 9 a.m., as well as the Pokkén Tournament DX finals on Saturday. Then, don't miss the Pokémon TCG and VGC finals on Sunday. The weekend will conclude with the closing ceremonies late Sunday afternoon.

Pokémon Center A Pokémon Center store will be on site, giving players and fans a chance to buy Pokémon merchandise they won't find anywhere else, including special World Championships products. Badges will not be required to visit the Pokémon Center. The Pokémon Center will be in Hall A1.

Checking In

Day One players must check in Thursday at the Nashville Music City Center. If, due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays or missed connections, a player is unable to check in Thursday, that player should report to the check-in desk as early as possible Friday (during check-in hours at the Nashville Music City Center, starting at 8 a.m.) and notify a staff member. All Day One players are required to be checked in and seated for their age division's player meeting Friday morning.

Good luck to all competitors at the 2018 Pokémon World Championships!

2018 Worlds Event Registration

Registration for the World Championships will take place entirely online.

A badge is required to enter the event space at all times. Badges must be visibly worn while within the event space.

Badges can only be purchased online using a credit or debit card, and can only be picked up on site at the event. Cash or check payments for badges will not be accepted.

Competitors and spectators can check in and pick up their badges at the Nashville Music City Center, at the Terrace outside Halls C & D, at the following times:

Thursday, August 23, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Proof of age may be requested during check-in. Failure to provide proof of age may result in the player being denied participation in the tournament, at the organizer's discretion.

Registration for Main Event Competitors

Qualified competitors who have received invitations are highly encouraged to RSVP via the online registration system. Players can begin to RSVP in mid-July, after the conclusion of the 2018 season. There is no registration fee for competitors.

All competitors will receive one competitor badge and Worlds lanyard, plus one spectator badge for a guest or parent/guardian. This spectator badge will not include any other items. Any additional spectator badges must be purchased online. All competitors who RSVP online will also be guaranteed to receive a welcome kit. Items will be distributed on site at the event. Substitute product may be provided if necessary. Players who do not RSVP in advance will still be allowed to play, but may not be guaranteed to receive a welcome kit.

Competitors will be required to provide their name, player ID number, and some form of ID to pick up their competitor badge. Junior and Senior Division competitors must also have a guardian present to pick up their competitor badge.

Registration for Pokkén Tournament DX LCQ Competitors

Players who would like to battle in the Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier will also need to register online prior to the start of the competition. The entry fee for the Pokkén Tournament DX LCQ is $30 for all players. Registration for the LCQ includes a spectator badge to the Pokémon World Championships for the entrant. Players under age 18 will receive one additional spectator badge and lanyard at no charge for a parent or guardian. Additionally, all registrants will receive six Pokémon TCG booster packs. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Registration for Spectators

Spectator registration will also be entirely online, and is limited. Spectator registration will be open until badges sell out. Until that time, they will continue to be available (for online purchase only) throughout the event weekend, until 1 p.m. Sunday, August 26.

The registration fee for spectators of all ages is $10. Registration fees are nonrefundable. All spectators will receive two booster packs when they pick up their badges.

A registration confirmation email (sent after spectator registration is completed via the registration website) will be required to pick up spectator badges. A maximum of six spectator badges can be purchased at one time.

Children age 5 and under do not need to be registered in advance, and will instead be given wristbands on site at the event. Children age 5 and under do not receive any additional items.

Sources: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2018/registration/ and https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2018/about/

Article edited on 2018-06-29 03:31:02 by Sunain
Jun 19

Pokémon Sun & Moon Celestial Storm TCG Expansion

Posted by Sunain | June 19th 2018 at 09:38 AM EDT
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A CELESTIAL STORM IS HEADING TO RETAIL THIS AUGUST WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE LATEST EXPANSION OF THE POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME

The Pokémon Company International today announced Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm, a brand-new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, launching across the UK on 3 August 2018.

The season of emerald storms is nearly upon us, and with it a tumultuous battle between Pokémon and creatures from Ultra Space. The lineup for Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm includes several new Pokémon-GX: Articuno-GX, Blaziken-GX, Scizor-GX, Stakataka-GX and Rayquaza-GX, alongside new Prism Star cards featuring Latios, Latias and Jirachi.

The Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm expansion will feature:

Over 160 cards, including:
  • 3 new Prism Star cards
  • 11 Pokémon-GX
  • 27 Trainer cards
Each booster pack will include:
  • 10 cards from the expansion, including at least 1 rare card, plus 1 basic Energy card

Article edited on 2018-06-19 09:40:16 by Sunain
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