September 20, 2021

Pokémon TCG Live Launches Soon on Mobile Devices, Tablets, PCs, and Macs

The new app brings Pokémon TCG action everywhere, so you can play at home or on the go.

There are many ways to play the Pokémon TCG, and now, with the announcement of Pokémon TCG Live, Trainers can add phones to that list. The new free-to-play app lets Trainers enjoy all their favorite aspects of the Pokémon TCG—building decks, developing strategies, and battling—in an updated digital format. The new Pokémon TCG Live will also be available on PCs, Macs, and tablet devices.


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Trainers of all skill levels will enjoy the new Pokémon TCG Live. Those who are just getting started in the Pokémon TCG will find it easy to learn, while experienced players will discover fresh challenges to improve and test their skills. In addition to familiar activities like battling and deck building, Trainers can personalize the experience with customizable avatars and accessories. And Pokémon TCG Live will be updated periodically with new content and features following the initial launch to continuously offer exciting new challenges and experiences.

With the arrival of Pokémon TCG Live, the Pokémon TCG Online will be retiring. Download access will be removed from the App Store, Google Play, and Pokemon.com shortly prior to the launch of Pokémon TCG Live. Existing Pokémon TCG Online players will be able to easily transfer their account and game data to Pokémon TCG Live upon its release.

Pokémon TCG cards from the Sword & Shield Series, as well as cards from Sun & Moon—Lost Thunder through Sun & Moon—Cosmic Eclipse, are transferrable and playable in Pokémon TCG Live at launch. Cards from earlier in the Sun & Moon Series, as well as the XY Series and the Black & White Series, are transferrable at launch but will not be playable until future Pokémon TCG Live game updates. Players will be able to transfer up to four copies of a unique Pokémon TCG card, one copy of ACE SPEC and Prism Star cards, and 59 copies of a basic Energy card. Additional copies beyond these limits will not be transferred.

Get more information on the Pokémon TCG Online sunsetting.

Dire Wolf Digital, the developer of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, will continue to partner with The Pokémon Company International in support of the code cards found in Pokémon TCG products.

Look forward to more details about Pokémon TCG Live here on Pokemon.com as we get closer to the launch of the new app!

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