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To celebrat the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion, Niantic has revealed a Pokémon TCG Crossover Event for Pokémon GO! The official Pokémon website has also revealed new cards from the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion.

Press Release - Pokémon GO to Celebrate Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Expansion Launch with Themed In-Game Events

June 6, 2022 — In celebration of the upcoming launch of the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO expansion from The Pokémon Company International, Trainers will be able to experience new in-game events in the Pokémon GO app that are inspired by this special collaboration.

These themed in-game events will take place from June 16, 2022, to June 30, 2022, and will include the following.

  • Trainers will have the opportunity to catch a Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG-themed hat in the Pokémon GO app. This Pikachu can also be found in Pokémon GO booster packs.
  • Mewtwo will appear in five-star raids in the Pokémon GO app, and Mewtwo V will be featured in the Pokémon GO expansion with special artwork inspired by raids.
  • Wimpod and Golisopod will make their debut in the Pokémon GO app, as both Pokémon also appear in the Pokémon GO expansion.

In addition, Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO products will contain promo codes that can be redeemed for various in-game avatar items, such as a hat and T-shirt combo that matches Pikachu’s Pokémon TCG-themed hat. Promo codes will be valid from July 17, 2022, to July 31, 2024, and can be redeemed at https://nianticlabs.com/tcg-code​.

Trainers will also be able to collect and play with cards showcasing the beloved Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle — plus their Evolutions — as part of the upcoming expansion. Just as Shiny Venusaur, Shiny Charizard and Shiny Blastoise can be encountered in the world of Pokémon GO, these Pokémon will appear as Radiant Venusaur, Radiant Charizard and Radiant Blastoise in the Pokémon TCG with powerful attacks and Abilities.

Available at participating retailers around the world starting on July 1, 2022, the Pokémon GO expansion features cards with photorealistic artwork and unique gameplay scenarios inspired by the popular mobile game.

More Cards and a Crossover Event from the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Expansion

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Enjoy a special event in Pokémon GO and check out some of the highlights that await when the expansion launches in July.

The worlds of the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon GO collide in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion. Featuring artwork with photorealistic styles and familiar elements from Pokémon GO, the expansion is certain to remind you of the real-world adventures you can have in the mobile game. Cool Pokémon VSTAR and Radiant Pokémon play a prominent role in the new expansion, and players can find codes in expansion products to redeem for useful items in Pokémon GO.

In the days leading up to the launch of the first Pokémon GO expansion products, you'll be able to jump into Pokémon GO to participate in some themed events. Plus, you can check out some of the new expansion's amazing artwork!

The Pokémon TCG Crossover Event

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A Pokémon GO in-game event taking place June 16, 2022, to June 30, 2022, will provide Pokémon fans the opportunity to celebrate the new Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion while playing. During the event, Pokémon featured in the expansion will appear in the wild and in raids. Additionally, as a nod to this Pikachu card from the expansion, Pikachu will appear in Pokémon GO wearing the same blue hat.

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Throughout the Pokémon TCG Crossover Event, Mewtwo will be appearing in five-star raids. A Mewtwo V card in the expansion depicts the Genetic Pokémon descending from the sky among tall buildings, implying that a raid may be about to begin with the Trainers below. Wimpod and Golisopod make an appearance in the expansion, too, and they'll be making their Pokémon GO debuts during this time to commemorate the occasion.

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Early Pokémon from Pokémon GO Appear

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Some of the earliest Pokémon that could be caught when Pokémon GO debuted in 2016 show up in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion. Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and their Evolutions boast powerful attacks and Abilities, as well as dynamic, colorful artwork. Much of the art shows recognizable moments from Pokémon GO—Ivysaur, for example, is depicted gathering with several other Pokémon around a PokéStop equipped with a Lure Module.

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Radiant Pokémon Shine Bright in Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO

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Experience a similar joy to encountering Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon GO with Radiant Pokémon in the new expansion. Radiant Venusaur, Radiant Charizard, and Radiant Blastoise are as stunning as they are powerful. They're so impressive, in fact, that players can have only one in their deck at any given time. Featuring devastating attacks and useful Abilities, Radiant Pokémon bring a beautiful aesthetic to the gaming table.

The first products in the Pokémon GO expansion arrive on July 1, 2022. When the expansion becomes available, keep an eye out for codes that can be redeemed in exchange for useful items in Pokémon GO, including special avatar items celebrating the collaboration. You'll be able to redeem these codes even after the Pokémon TCG Crossover Event has concluded.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/more-cards-and-a-crossover-event-from-the-pokemon-tcg-pokemon-go-expansion/

Celebrate the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion with our Pokémon TCG Crossover Event!

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Trainers,
We’re incredibly excited to reveal more details about our collaboration with the Pokémon TCG. Trainers will be able to purchase the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion soon, featuring Pokémon GO-themed cards!

As part of the collaboration, we’re also celebrating in Pokémon GO with the Pokémon TCG Crossover Event! This event sees the debut of Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat. Mewtwo that know Shadow Ball or Psystrike may also appear in Raid Battles. What’s more, if you are lucky, you might encounter Shiny Meltan—and that’s not all! Read on for more information.

For future updates on the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion, learn more here for the Product Lineup and here.

Pokémon TCG Crossover Event

Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon debuts

Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat, Wimpod, and Goliospod make their Pokémon GO debut!

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Wimpod | Golisopod* | Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat Shiny Icon

Shiny Icon: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
*You can use 400 Wimpod Candy to evolve Wimpod into Golisopod

Meltan

The key to catching Meltan is the Mystery Box, which can be obtained by sending a Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon HOME or the Nintendo Switch titles Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

When you use the Mystery Box during this event, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Meltan—if you’re lucky!

The time you have to wait before you can open the Mystery Box again will be reduced during the event.

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MeltanShiny Icon

Shiny Icon: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Collection Challenges

Collection Challenges themed around Pokémon that will be featured in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion are coming!

Six Collection Challenges of varying difficulty – some will be harder than others, just like collecting the TCG cards – will be available beginning on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time and will run until Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. You can complete them all to receive rewards of XP, a Lure Module, and an Incubator. You’ll also be able to encounter Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Meltan!

That’s not all! You can keep the collecting going with another three Collection Challenges available beginning on June 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time and running until June 30, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. You can complete them all to earn additional encounters with Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise!

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon featured in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion will appear more frequently in the wild.

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Bulbasaur Shiny Icon, Ivysaur, Charmander Shiny Icon, Charmeleon, Squirtle Shiny Icon, Wartortle, Alolan Rattata Shiny Icon, Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat Shiny Icon, Slowpoke Shiny Icon, Magikarp Shiny Icon, Eevee Shiny Icon, Spinarak Shiny Icon, Natu Shiny Icon, Aipom Shiny Icon, Numel Shiny Icon, Bidoof Shiny Icon, Pidove Shiny Icon, Wimpod
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following: Onix Shiny Icon, Chansey Shiny Icon, Snorlax Shiny Icon, Dragonite, Slaking

Shiny Icon: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Other featured Pokémon

Lunatone and Solrock will also be featured in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion! In celebration, these Pokémon will be appearing in the wild around the world for the duration of the event. After the event ends, Lunatone will appear in the Western Hemisphere and Solrock will appear in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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Lunatone Shiny Icon | Solrock Shiny Icon

Shiny Icon: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research task encounters

You can encounter the following Pokémon featured in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion when you complete Field Research tasks.

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Ivysaur, Charmeleon, Wartortle, Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG hat Shiny Icon, Wimpod
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following: Venusaur Shiny Icon, Charizard Shiny Icon, Blastoise Shiny Icon, Snorlax Shiny Icon, Dragonite, Slaking

Shiny Icon: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

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One-Star Raids: Chansey Shiny Icon, Larvitar Shiny Icon, Timburr Shiny Icon, Wimpod
Three-Star Raids: Alolan Exeggutor Shiny Icon, Snorlax Shiny Icon, Dragonite, Slaking
Five-Star Raids: Mewtwo* Shiny Icon
Mega Raids: Mega Venusaur Shiny Icon, Mega Charizard X Shiny Icon, Mega Charizard Y Shiny Icon, Mega Blastoise Shiny Icon

Shiny Icon: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

*Mewtwo caught from June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to June 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time will know the Charged Attack Shadow Ball. Mewtwo caught from June 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to July 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time will know the Charged Attack Psystrike.

Please note that the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Expansion will not be available in Russian or Turkish.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.

Source: https://pokemongolive.com/post/Pokemon-TCG-Crossover-Event/
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