The Pokémon Trading Card Game gets a new online app for smartphones and computers

The Pokémon Trading Card Game gets a new online app for smartphones and computers

The Pokémon Company International announced that The Trading Card Game Pokémon will have a new free online app titled Pokémon Live Trading Card for iOS, Android, PC and Mac. The game will receive an early soft launch for mobile devices in Canada and a global open beta for PC and Mac later this year.

Players can add new cards by scanning code cards, purchasing in-game booster packs, and completing daily missions. They can then build decks and play against others around the world. Players can also customize avatars and accessories. The game will receive updates with new content after launch.

The app of the  Trading card game Pokémon online was launched in 2011 on web browsers, in 2012 for PC and Mac, in 2014 on iOS devices and in 2016 on Android devices. Players can upload their entire card collection and progress using the app. The app and online play are free. TCG Online features include player-versus-computer and player-versus-player online battles, deck building, card swapping, avatar customization, Pokémon TCG tutorial and more.

Earlier this year, US retail chain Target temporarily halted sales of trading card playing cards. Pokémon  along with sports trading cards - “cite a threat to the safety of customers and workers”. There have been several cases of card-related theft and violence Pokémon before the announcement.

Trading card sales increased dramatically during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Ebay reported in February that it saw a 142% increase in domestic trading card growth in 2020 compared to 2019, with Pokémon class leading cards with a 574% increase in sales.

Sources: Press release, Pokémon franchisethe website of