The Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) Online app launched today 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 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 in the United States can begin downloading the free-to-play Pokémon TCG Online app tomorrow, September 30, atappstore.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 beginning tomorrow. 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 customization, 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.”
For more information about the Pokémon TCG Online, please visit Pokemon.com/TCGO. The free-to-play iPad and iPad mini version of the game can be downloaded starting tomorrow at appstore.com/pokemontcgo.
To connect with Pokémon online:
- Get the Pokémon TCG Online app at appstore.com/pokemontcgo
- Visit www.pokemon.com
- Like the official Pokémon Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pokemon
- Follow @Pokemon on Twitter
- Check out the official Pokémon YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/pokemon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.