Japanese variant unveiled for the Professor’s Research Professor Willow Pokémon TCG card based on Pokémon GO

A collaboration has been finalized between Pokémon GO and the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Read on below to learn more:

Bonus Pokémon TCG Card with Pokémon GO Special Research at the Pokémon Center

The Professor’s Research card featuring Professor Willow comes as a gift with purchases and includes a code for Special Research.

The only thing better than a bonus Pokémon TCG card is a card that includes access to Special Research in Pokémon GO! Trainers who purchase Pokémon GO products at the Pokémon Center—including the Pokémon GO Fest 2021 T-shirt—will receive a special Professor’s Research card with each product purchased.

This card features the esteemed Professor Willow and includes a code that can be used at Niantic’s Offer Redemption website to access Special Research beginning in July. The card is available through the Pokémon Center only while supplies last, so don’t let other Trainers beat you to the punch!

The Pokémon Center won’t be the only place to add this special card to your Pokémon TCG collection. Starting soon, Trainers who complete research in Pokémon GO and tasks at Pokémon League events will also receive Professor Willow’s card while supplies last. Keep an eye out for future announcements about Professor Willow’s card giveaway. Pokémon League events are still paused, so check back for more information about when they will resume.

Source: Pokemon.com

Professor Willow’s Pokémon TCG Debut!


This July, a card featuring Professor Willow will debut as part of a collaboration between Pokémon GO and the Pokémon Trading Card Game. The new artwork created exclusively for this card has now been released, so now’s your chance to check it out!

Professor Willow appears on the card Professor’s Research, a current must-have for any deck when battling in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Its powerful effect can instantly give you an advantage during a match.

This card will also have a special promotional code that isn’t printed on regular Pokémon TCG cards. Using this code will allow you to partake in Special Research in Pokémon GO, where you’ll able to encounter the Mythical Pokémon Meltan and earn items that can be useful on your journey!

The Professor Willow card will be made available in regions where the Pokémon TCG is sold. For more details, please check the official Pokémon TCG website.

Please note that this information is subject to change, and other ways of obtaining the card may be added at a future date.


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—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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