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Pokémon TCG Online Info for Parents

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is an online version of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game enjoyed by millions of players around the world. The rules are the same for both the paper and online versions, so the Pokémon TCG Online is a great way to continue the fun when not playing live matches against friends, and an excellent way to learn how to play the game.

Player Privacy and Safety

We have taken steps to ensure that the Pokémon TCG Online experience is fun and safe for everyone. Inappropriate, foul, or mean-spirited language and behavior is not tolerated. The Pokémon Company International takes the privacy and safety of our players seriously. Inappropriate or abusive behavior can be reported in-game via the Report Player feature, or at

Player Responsibility

Parents should review the Social Preference settings in their child's Pokémon Trainer Club account, as these settings determine the child's ability to trade digital cards, participate in chat, and other similar options. In addition to these settings, we strongly encourage parents to discuss the player chat and trade features in the game so they fully understand the consequences of these activities.

Installation Information

This page contains the installer for the Pokémon TCG Online game client, which can be deleted once the game has successfully been installed. The game client's built-in patcher will automatically look for updates each time the game is launched. These updates typically include new content and bug fixes.

Pokémon Trainer Club Account

Your child can play as a guest without a Pokémon Trainer Club account. However, having an account will allow your child to keep track of his or her win-loss record, play against friends, create a custom avatar, and much more. A Pokémon Trainer Club account will also provide benefits on other Pokémon websites, including

Your child can sign up for a Pokémon Trainer Club for free at at any time. You may need to create an account of your own to manage your child's account if he or she is under a certain age.

Get More from Pokémon TCG Online

Players can expand their online collection by redeeming code cards found in specially marked Pokémon TCG booster packs and theme decks. Players can also earn Trainer Tokens in the Pokémon TCG Online that can be redeemed to unlock additional digital cards, decks, and customization items. Build new decks with the cards you unlock to expand your Pokémon TCG Online experience!

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