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MEDIA ALERT: Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic Coming Soon, Offering Trainers an Elevated Pokémon TCG Experience

Sept. 21, 2023 — The Pokémon Company group announced today that Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic, revealed on Pokémon Day 2023, will be available at participating retailers starting Nov. 17, 2023. In addition, Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic is now available for preorder at Pokémon Center, the premier online destination for official Pokémon merchandise in the U.S. and Canada.
Created as a collaboration among The Pokémon Company, Creatures Inc. and design firm nendo, Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic is a premium Pokémon TCG collection designed to be a staple play set for any Pokémon TCG fan. Sporting a reimagined design, Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic contains everything fans need to play and collect the Pokémon TCG, including preconstructed decks and gameplay accessories — all of which have been uniquely designed to be both beautiful and functional to deliver a polished battling experience.
Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic comes with three preconstructed decks headlined by iconic cards from the history of the Pokémon TCG, including recreations of Base Set Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise. Each deck contains 60 foil cards and features one of the three Kanto first partner Pokémon — Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle. Alongside classic cards, brand-new cards are included to enable players to form new strategies. The new cards feature Lugia ex, Ho-Oh ex, Suicune ex, Sun Seed, Scorching Charcoal, Drops in the Ocean and a Mr. Mime card that was previously released only in Japan.[1]
Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic will also equip Trainers with the following components:

  • A high-quality game board featuring card placement zones on a premium fabric surface, plus a compartment that holds up to three decks and a toolbox complete with all the gameplay accessories needed for battling.
  • An all-inclusive toolbox containing enough gameplay accessories for two players to battle, including stackable damage counters, three-dimensional Poison and Burn markers and metal orbs that take the place of Pokémon coins.
  • Intuitive damage counters and Special Condition markers designed with bright colors and unique conical and ring shapes, allowing players to quickly calculate total damage and identify Special Conditions.
  • Elegant card sleeves and deck boxes thoughtfully crafted to maintain visual focus on the card artwork while protecting the three preconstructed decks and allowing for easy storage of sleeved cards when not in use.
More information about Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic can be found here.

[1] Except for Basic Energy cards, cards included in Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic cannot be used for tournament play.