Announcing the Pokémon Trading Card Game App

The Pokémon Company on Monday unveiled a brand new app that lets players enjoy the classic trading card game in a whole new way as a free game.

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The new app, Pokémon TCG Live, is designed to be “easy for beginners to learn to play the game, while providing new challenges for existing players to improve and test their skills,” the company said in a statement. Things like building decks with Pokémon cards, battling other trainers, and even customizing your own Avatar with Pokémon TCG accessories will be available. The Pokémon Company also said that the app will feature different daily quests and will be updated with new content often after launch.

“As we look back on 25 wonderful years of Pokémon, we are once again reminded of how the Pokémon Trading Card Game has always been a strong pillar of the franchise and loved by young and veteran Trainers alike.” , said Barry Sams, vice president of the Pokémon TCG to The Pokémon Company International. “Pokémon TCG Live will go hand-in-hand with the tabletop version fans know and love, and welcomes a new era of digital gaming where coaches around the world can play together regardless of their preferred platform.

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Pokémon TCG Live doesn’t have an official release and shouldn’t arrive until “soon”, but will release on iOS and Android devices, as well as PC and Mac via Pokemon.com. A soft launch in Canada and a global open beta for PC and Mac will also take place later this year.

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