Sept. 2, 2022 — The Pokémon Company International has released the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG): Trick or Trade BOOster Bundle, offering parents and kids a fun and creative alternative to candy for trick-or-treaters. Available now at participating grocery stores and mass retailers, the new Trick or Trade BOOster Bundle for the bestselling Pokémon TCG includes mini booster packs that feature ghoulish Pokémon — such as Zubat, Gengar, Pumpkaboo, Mimikyu and Polteageist — and have a Pikachu jack-o’-lantern stamp emblazoned on every card.
The Trick or Trade BOOster Bundle arrives as part of an ongoing Halloween campaign inviting families to explore the spookier side of Pokémon with activations and merchandise across the franchise. In celebration of this release, The Pokémon Company International has launched a new interactive website at Halloween.Pokemon.com, providing Trainers with themed entertainment and products across the Pokémon brand, as well as seasonal activities for fans to include Pokémon in their celebrations.
Pokémon Center Launches 2022 Halloween Merchandise Collection
Pokémon Center, the premier online destination for official, high-quality Pokémon merchandise in the US, Canada and UK, also joins the campaign with a new collection of Halloween products highlighting Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon, as well as other beloved spooky elements of the brand. The following products are available starting today at PokemonCenter.com in the US, PokemonCenter.ca in Canada and PokemonCenter.co.uk in the UK:
- Halloween Plush and Plush Key Chains: Partner up with adorably costumed plush and plush key chains of Pikachu, Gengar, Vulpix, Fennekin, Zorua and more.
- Ceramic Gengar Bowl and Pikachu Bowl: Provide a sweet home for Halloween treats, such as the upcoming Pokémon TCG: Trick or Trade BOOster Bundle, with these ceramic bowls. The bowls come in two different designs, one with a spooktacular Pikachu and the other with the shadowy Gengar.
- Pikachu & Friends Playmat: Add a spooky aesthetic to Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) battles with this black and orange playmat that captures Pikachu, Gengar and other Pokémon enjoying a night of trick-or-treating.
- Gengar, Gastly & Haunter Embossed Tin Sign: Warn passersby about mischievous Ghost-type Pokémon at play with decorative signs featuring Gengar, Gastly and Haunter.
- Pikachu & Friends Unisex Short-Sleeve Crewneck T-Shirt: Get into the Halloween spirit with a variety of tee patterns that will make any Trainer grin like a Gengar. The short-sleeved printed tee comes in black and navy, and a long-sleeved option focusing on the Shadow Pokémon is available in gray.
- Gengar & Spooky Friends Unisex Knit Sweater: Stay warm during chilly nights with this relaxed crewneck sweater. The knitted design highlights Gengar and other ghoulish friends, including Pumpkaboo, Litwick, Sableye and more.
- Gengar & Spooky Friends Leggings: Enjoy Halloween in comfort with leggings that come in a black and gray pattern that features Gengar and additional ghastly Pokémon.
Pokémon GO to Celebrate Halloween with Upcoming In-Game Event
The globally popular Pokémon GO mobile game will host its annual in-game Halloween event toward the end of October 2022. Trainers can stay tuned to PokemonGOLive.com for more details on Halloween-themed content in the future.
Additional Halloween Activities for Pokémon Animation, Pokémon UNITE and More Coming Soon
Trainers can look forward to additional Halloween-inspired content across the Pokémon franchise, with more details to be shared in the coming weeks. Spooktacular episodes of the Pokémon animated series will be featured on the Pokémon TV app on mobile devices, the Nintendo SwitchTM system and Pokemon.com in October 2022. In addition, Pokémon UNITE will offer an in-game Halloween-themed event starting on October 26 (PDT)/October 27 (JST).
Trainers can keep an eye on Halloween.Pokemon.com for more information and can join the conversation online using #PokemonHalloween.