Pokémon TCG: Pokémon Go | The best cards we’ve drawn
In 2016, there was nothing bigger than Pokémon Go. Crowds of people roam cities and parks, disrupting traffic in the name of searching for the next Pokémon needed to get closer to a completed Poké Dex. While the mainstream hype surrounding Niantic’s hit has subsided considerably, it remains one of the most popular mobile titles on the app stores, surpassing $6 billion in sales last month.
The Pokémon Trading Card game recently released a special commemorative collection Celebrating 25 years of franchising, the Detective Pikachu movie, and more, but it seems too long for Pokémon Go to finally get an expansion for it. That changed this month, when Pokémon Trading Card Games finally released a special collaboration with the popular mobile title. The expansion is not available through standard booster packs, instead offering boosters only through the Elite Trainer Box, Battle Decks, Collections, and Tins.
We were sent several boxes of this particular expansion. When I opened the cards, I noticed that the cards tended to have more Pokémon from Generation I than other generations, which makes sense given the game’s peak popularity. That said, the various cards I drew featured Pokémon like Tyranitar, Dragonite, and Blissey, who were at the top of the meta in the game of Pokémon Go. It’s great to see those homages, along with the most iconic Pokémon, human characters from Pokémon Go, and items like Egg Incubators, Lure Modules, and PokéStops, being essential parts of the mobile game. motion. The pack also features peeled-off Ditto cards, Realistic Optical Settings Discovery Pokémon, and Radiant Pokémon. And of course, there’s Meltan and Melmetal, both of which debuted through Pokémon Go.
You can check out a large collection of my favorite pulls from this expansion in the gallery below.
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