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Pokemon Trading Card Game Live launches on June 8 for iOS, Android, and PC

Published May 3rd, 2023 9:54AM EDT
Pokemon Trading Card Game Live
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After a long beta testing period, the Pokemon Company announced that Pokemon Trading Card Game Live will officially launch on June 8 for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows devices. With that, the company will shut down Pokemon TCG Online before the new game’s release.

According to a press release, Pokemon Trading Card Game Live will launch alongside the latest expansion of TCG with Scarlet & Violet – Paldea Evolved set, allowing players to collect and battle with new Pokemon ex and Tera ex cards. In addition, to celebrate the official launch of the game, players who log in to the game between May 2 and June 6 will receive a special customization accessory, including a coin, card sleeves, and a deck box.

Developed and published by The Pokemon Company International, Pokemon Trading Card Game Live allows players to enjoy the Pokemon TCG in an updated digital format. Releasing as a free-to-play game, Pokemon TCG Live offers beginner and veteran players a fun and accessible way to experience the Pokemon TCG, including various gameplay modes, daily quests, customizable avatars, and Pokemon TCG accessories, as well as fan-favorite activities like building decks and battling friends. 

Players around the world can download Pokémon TCG Live on mobile devices via the App Store and Google Play or on PC and Mac at

Here’s how and what can be transferable from TCG Online to Pokemon Trading Card Game Live

After the game is made available, you can transfer cards and accessories.

  • Cards: Pokemon TCG cards from the Sword & Shield Series and Sun & Moon Series are transferrable and playable in Pokémon TCG Live at launch. Cards from the XY Series and the Black & White Series are transferrable at launch but will not be playable until future Pokemon TCG Live game updates. Players will be able to transfer up to four copies of a unique Pokemon TCG card; one copy of an ACE SPEC, Prism Star, or Pokemon Star card; one copy of each part of a Pokemon V-UNION card; and 59 copies of a basic Energy card (excluding non-foil basic Energy cards without a collector number or expansion icon). Additional copies beyond these limits will not be transferred.
  • Accessories: Many coins, card sleeves, and deck boxes are transferrable, with a maximum of one copy per item. Additional copies of coins, card sleeves, and deck boxes will not be transferred.
José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.