Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion reveals more cards, new Radiant Pokémon, Pokémon art in real-world settings and a massive crossover event in Pokémon GO

The Pokémon Company and Niantic have announced the official Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion. Read on below to learn more:

More Cards and a Crossover Event from the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Expansion

Enjoy a special event in Pokémon GO and check out some of the highlights that await when the expansion launches in July.

The worlds of the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon GO collide in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion. Featuring artwork with photorealistic styles and familiar elements from Pokémon GO, the expansion is certain to remind you of the real-world adventures you can have in the mobile game. Cool Pokémon VSTAR and Radiant Pokémon play a prominent role in the new expansion, and players can find codes in expansion products to redeem for useful items in Pokémon GO.

In the days leading up to the launch of the first Pokémon GO expansion products, you’ll be able to jump into Pokémon GO to participate in some themed events. Plus, you can check out some of the new expansion’s amazing artwork!

The Pokémon TCG Crossover Event

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A Pokémon GO in-game event taking place June 16, 2022, to June 30, 2022, will provide Pokémon fans the opportunity to celebrate the new Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion while playing. During the event, Pokémon featured in the expansion will appear in the wild and in raids. Additionally, as a nod to this Pikachu card from the expansion, Pikachu will appear in Pokémon GO wearing the same blue hat.

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Throughout the Pokémon TCG Crossover Event, Mewtwo will be appearing in five-star raids. A Mewtwo V card in the expansion depicts the Genetic Pokémon descending from the sky among tall buildings, implying that a raid may be about to begin with the Trainers below. Wimpod and Golisopod make an appearance in the expansion, too, and they’ll be making their Pokémon GO debuts during this time to commemorate the occasion.


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Early Pokémon from Pokémon GO Appear



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Some of the earliest Pokémon that could be caught when Pokémon GO debuted in 2016 show up in the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion. Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and their Evolutions boast powerful attacks and Abilities, as well as dynamic, colorful artwork. Much of the art shows recognizable moments from Pokémon GO—Ivysaur, for example, is depicted gathering with several other Pokémon around a PokéStop equipped with a Lure Module.



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Radiant Pokémon Shine Bright in Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO



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Experience a similar joy to encountering Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon GO with Radiant Pokémon in the new expansion. Radiant Venusaur, Radiant Charizard, and Radiant Blastoise are as stunning as they are powerful. They’re so impressive, in fact, that players can have only one in their deck at any given time. Featuring devastating attacks and useful Abilities, Radiant Pokémon bring a beautiful aesthetic to the gaming table.

The first products in the Pokémon GO expansion arrive on July 1, 2022. When the expansion becomes available, keep an eye out for codes that can be redeemed in exchange for useful items in Pokémon GO, including special avatar items celebrating the collaboration. You’ll be able to redeem these codes even after the Pokémon TCG Crossover Event has concluded. Check out the full list of Pokémon GO expansion products launching soon.

Pokémon GO to Celebrate Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Expansion Launch with Themed In-Game Events

June 6, 2022 — In celebration of the upcoming launch of the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO expansion from The Pokémon Company International, Trainers will be able to experience new in-game events in the Pokémon GO app that are inspired by this special collaboration.

These themed in-game events will take place from June 16, 2022, to June 30, 2022, and will include the following.

  • Trainers will have the opportunity to catch a Pikachu wearing a Pokémon TCG-themed hat in the Pokémon GO app. This Pikachu can also be found in Pokémon GO booster packs.
  • Mewtwo will appear in five-star raids in the Pokémon GO app, and Mewtwo V will be featured in the Pokémon GO expansion with special artwork inspired by raids.
  • Wimpod and Golisopod will make their debut in the Pokémon GO app, as both Pokémon also appear in the Pokémon GO expansion.

In addition, Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO products will contain promo codes that can be redeemed for various in-game avatar items, such as a hat and T-shirt combo that matches Pikachu’s Pokémon TCG-themed hat. Promo codes will be valid from July 17, 2022, to July 31, 2024, and can be redeemed at https://nianticlabs.com/tcg-code​.

Trainers will also be able to collect and play with cards showcasing the beloved Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle — plus their Evolutions — as part of the upcoming expansion. Just as Shiny Venusaur, Shiny Charizard and Shiny Blastoise can be encountered in the world of Pokémon GO, these Pokémon will appear as Radiant Venusaur, Radiant Charizard and Radiant Blastoise in the Pokémon TCG with powerful attacks and Abilities.

Available at participating retailers around the world starting on July 1, 2022, the Pokémon GO expansion features cards with photorealistic artwork and unique gameplay scenarios inspired by the popular mobile game.

For more information about the Pokémon TCG, please visit Pokemon.com/TCG. For more information about the Pokémon GO mobile game, please visit PokemonGOLive.com.

Source: Pokemon.com

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