The Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) Online app has launched on the Apple App Store™ in select markets around the world, bringing the online version of the popular trading card game to iPad® and iPad mini™ devices with Retina display, starting with the third generation, in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The Pokémon TCG Online, available as a downloadable client for PC and Mac® and now as an app, allows fans with an Internet connection to play the game whenever they like, wherever Wi-Fi access is available or by using the device’s data plan.

Players can begin downloading the free-to-play Pokémon TCG Online app at appstore.com/pokemontcgo for iPad and iPad mini devices. They will also be able to search for the official Pokémon TCG Online app in the Apple App Store. The app launches in additional markets in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America later this week.

The Pokémon TCG Online app provides iPad and iPad mini users with a similar experience to the one PC and Mac players have enjoyed, and ensures that their digital card collection and game progress follows them across any device they’re playing on. Game features are identical as well, including both player-versus-computer and player-versus-player online battles, deck building, card trading, avatar customisation, a Pokémon TCG tutorial, and more.

All Pokémon TCG Online players receive several free digital Pokémon TCG decks to get started right away and can earn additional cards through both player-versus-computer and online battles. Players who purchase physical theme decks, booster packs, and other Pokémon TCG products will also receive a code card that unlocks digital cards for their Pokémon TCG Online game, enhancing decks and adding cards to their online collection for play or trading.

“The iPad version of the Pokémon TCG Online makes it even easier for fans to pick up the game and begin playing immediately,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “We want to provide players with various access points to play and enjoy the Pokémon TCG, whether it’s the traditional tabletop game, PC and Mac version, or the iPad and iPad mini app.”

Pokemon Trading Card Online App Available on iTunes for iPad The Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) Online app has launched on the Apple App Store™ in select markets around the world, bringing the online version of the popular trading card game to iPad® and iPad mini™ devices with Retina display, starting with the third generation, in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

The Pokémon Company has released a lot of details about stuff coming out this fall besides Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.

Shiny Gengar

Shiny Mega Gengar

Shiny Mega Gengar

First, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players can snag a Shiny Gengar holding a Gengarite Mega Stone when they pick up a special code card from participating GameStop stores between October 13 and October 26. This Shiny Gengar can Mega Evolve into Shiny Mega Gengar during battles! Also available at participating GameStop locations starting October 13 is a Pokémon TCG: Gengar Spirit Link 2-pack. It includes two booster packs from the Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists expansion, as well as the Gengar Spirit Link Pokémon Trainer card that debuts in the next Pokémon TCG expansion, XY—Phantom Forces.

Mythical Pokémon Diancie

Mega Diancie Illustration

Mega Diancie

Return to GameStop between October 27 and November 16 for a code card to receive the Mythical Pokémon Diancie in Pokémon X or Pokémon Y! After receiving Diancie, it can be transferred into Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire when those games launch on November 21 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Once the Diancite Mega Stone has been obtained in the new games, players can Mega Evolve Diancie during battles!

Pokemon Trading Card Game: XY — Phantom Forces

Pok_mon_TCG_XY_Phantom_Forces_logoAlso coming this autumn is the Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces expansion, featuring a host of new and powerful Pokémon cards, including Diancie! The XY—Phantom Forces expansion includes well over 100 awesome cards with which to build your new winning deck. It launches on November 5.

Key features of Pokémon TCG: XY – Phantom Forces include:

  • Two new Mega Pokémon-EX cards—The expansion features the incredibly powerful Mega Gengar-EX and Mega Manectric-EX.
  • Seven new Pokémon-EX cards and four new full-art Pokémon-EX Rare Ultra cards—New Pokémon-EX cards include Gengar-EX, Manectric-EX, Malamar-EX, Florges-EX, Dialga-EX, and Aegislash-EX.
  • New “Full Metal” Dialga-EX—Special card features etched artwork and solid “metal” color.
  • Diancie’s Pokémon TCG debut—The Mythical Pokémon Diancie appears in the Pokémon TCG for the very first time.
  • Seven “Team Flare” Trainer cards and two special “Team Flare Hyper Gear” Pokémon Tool cards—Seven Trainer cards feature Team Flare members like Lysandre and Xerosic. The two Team Flare Hyper Gear Pokémon Tool cards can be used to hinder opponent’s Pokémon, the first such cards in the Pokémon TCG.
Diancie, Mega Shiny Gengar, XY - Phantom Forces, Oh My! The Pokémon Company has released a lot of details about stuff coming out this fall besides Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.

Remember last year when a mysterious 3 second clip appeared at the end of a video shown at the Pokemon Game Show last August? The Pokemon Company released information about it today.

The new game is called “Pokkén Tournament” and is an arcade game being developed by Namco Bandai’s Tekken Team. “Whether you are a causal player, a regular player or a hardcore player, anyone who likes Pokemon can have fun,” said Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada. He also said that Pokkén Tournament is actually “closer to an action game.” He added that Namco used its “know how” to develop the game.

From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like the game might only feature Fighting type Pokemon. Last year’s clip showed off Blaziken and Lucario and now this time, the below video shows off Lucario and Machamp. You may also see that Mega Lucario makes a quick cameo. Does this mean Machamp might be getting a Mega Evolution to withstand a beating from Mega Lucario and Mega Blaziken?

I guess we’ll see when the game gets closer to its release date next Summer in Japan.

Pokken Tournament Footage

Pokkén Tournament Arcade Game Announced Remember last year when a mysterious 3 second clip appeared at the end of a video shown at the Pokemon Game Show last August…

Pokémon Art Academy Launches for Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 24

Pokémon Art Academy Launches for Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 24 in North America.

This fall, Pokémon Art Academy will welcome students of all ages and skill levels to study the fun and fine art of drawing some of their favorite Pokémon. Starting Oct. 24, aspiring artists can hone their skills through a series of easy-to-follow lessons under the tutelage of esteemed Professor Andy in this new 2D art-instruction game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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The 3rd XY TCG expansion hits stores today. With the release of this fighting-based expansion, don’t forget to get your free Pokemon for Pokemon X or Pokemon Y.

Press Release:

Pokémon TCG: XY—Furious Fists, the third expansion in the TCG: XY series bursts into stores today. Players can now add to their collections with a ferocious new set of cards. There are over a hundred in total to collect!

New Fossil Pokémon from the Kalos region make an appearance in TCG for the first time with Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Amaura, and Aurorus. The new cards can be collected from the 4 types of booster packs or two all-new theme decks that are available in the XY—Furious Fists expansion.

With every purchase, players will also receive an in-pack code which unlocks additional cards in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online – www.pokemon.com/tcgo

Furious Fists TCG Expansion Released Today - Don’t Forget To Get Your Free Pinsir or Heracross! The 3rd XY TCG expansion hits stores today. With the release of this fighting-based expansion, don’t forget to get your…

Mega Salamence, Mega Lopunny, Mega Altaria Confirmed + MORE

Mega Salamence, Mega Lopunny, Mega Altaria Confirmed in a new video released by the Pokemon company! More details are revealed, too! Click the image to find out more!

The Pokemon Company released a new video today revealing the leaked scans from Coro Coro magazine to be true. In the following video we see Altaria, Salamence and Lopunny Mega Evolving in battle. Also details about the Shiny Beldum distribution event are shown.

The video also reveals some more interesting facts we didn’t know about yet.

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Next month’s issue of Coro Coro magazine has revealed more information about Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. In it, 3 more Pokemon get Mega Evolutions, more contest information is revealed and there will be an in game event for a special Shiny Pokemon!

Lopunny, Altaria and Salamence all get Mega Evolutions. Altaria and Salamence are native Ruby and Sapphire Flying/Dragon Pokemon whereas Lopunny was first revealed in the Diamond and Pearl series.

Mega Altaria

Mega Altaria becomes a Dragon/Fairy type Pokemon when it Mega Evolves.

Mega Salamence

Mega Salamence gets the ability Aerilate.

Mega Lopunny

Mega Lopunny becomes a Normal/Fighting and gets the Scrappy ability. Lopunny also now learns Hi Jump Kick.

Contest Information

You meet a Contest Idol named Lucia who will give you special clothes for the Contests.

When Pikachu changes outfits for Contests, it will learn a new move:

Rock Star Pikachu

Rock Star Pikachu learns Meteor Mash

Pikachu Belle

Pikachu Belle learns Icicle Crash

Pikachu Libre

Pikachu Libre learns Flying Press

Pop Star Pikachu

Pop Star Pikachu learns Draining Kiss

PhD Pikachu

PhD Pikachu learns Electric Terrain

Shiny Beldom

Also shown in the Coro Coro scans is a special Shiny Beldom you will get in an in game event. It will be holding the Mega Stone that Mega Evolves Metagross into Mega Metagross.

So what do you think of all this new information? Let us know on our forums below or on our Facebook page.

Next month’s issue of Coro Coro magazine has revealed more information about Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. In it, 3 more Pokemon get Mega Evolutions, more contest information is revealed and there will be an in game event for a special Shiny Pokemon! Next month’s issue of Coro Coro magazine has revealed more information about Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.