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Full Art Trainers Of Pokémon TCG: Battle Styles Part 2

Full Art Trainers Of Pokémon TCG: Battle Styles Part 2

Sword & Shield – Battle Styles is the latest expansion from Pokémon TCG. It focuses on the new Legendary Pokémon Urshifu and introduces a new mechanic for those who play the game: Rapid Strike and Single Strike style attacks. This new mechanic begins in Battle Styles and will continue at least through the next two […]

Whats the Difference Between The Single &#038 Bundle Pokémon TCG Decks

What's the Difference Between The Single & Bundle Pokémon TCG Decks?

Theme decks are gone and V Battle Decks are in. The Pokémon TCG introduced a new product earlier this year that began with Blastoise and Vensusaur V decks and now continues with Gardevoir and Victini V decks. These decks are released in pairs and come in two forms. One form is separate decks, if you want […]

Full Art Trainers of Pokémon TCG: Battle Styles Part 1

Full Art Trainers of Pokémon TCG: Battle Styles Part 1

Sword & Shield – Battle Styles is the latest expansion from Pokémon TCG. It focuses on the new Legendary Pokémon Urshifu and introduces a new mechanic for those who play the game: Rapid Strike and Single Strike style attacks. This new mechanic begins in Battle Styles and will continue at least through the next two […]

Historic Anthology V On Magic Arena Adds These Four New Cards

Historic Anthology V On Magic Arena Adds These Four New Cards

Magic: The Gathering's online and mobile gameplay client Magic Arena has been booming. Since the pandemic began, business in the digital card game enterprise has been at an all-time high for Wizards of the Coast. This may have something to do with less people "gathering" to play, but even so, some players are left pining for […]

Pokémon TCG Product Review: First Partner Pack: Kalos

Pokémon TCG Product Review: First Partner Pack: Kalos

The First Partner Pack series from the Pokémon TCG continues. Every month, a new jumbo pack is released featuring oversized cards. Each pack has two standard booster packs along with three guaranteed jumbo card pulls: the starters of each region. This month, we get the Kalos Starters. Let's dive in. The Jumbo Cards This time around, we […]

Can Magic: The Gatherings Curling Problem Be Solved Or Reversed

Can Magic: The Gathering's Curling Problem Be Solved, Or Reversed?

For the past few years, Wizards of the Coast's premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, has had a major quality control problem. In places with dry humidity levels, foil Magic cards have been subject to terrible degrees of curling. This came to its worst point yet with the Commander Legends expansion set back late last year, […]

Full Art Cards Of Pokémon TCG: Battle Styles Part 6

Full Art Cards Of Pokémon TCG: Battle Styles Part 6

Sword & Shield – Battle Styles is the latest expansion from Pokémon TCG. It focuses on the new Legendary Pokémon Urshifu and introduces a new mechanic for those who play the game: Rapid Strike and Single Strike style attacks. This new mechanic begins in Battle Styles and will continue at least through the next two […]

A Holographic History Of The Pokémon TCG: Stars Abound

A Holographic History Of The Pokémon TCG: Stars Abound

Over the years, the Pokémon TCG has featured many different patterns used on their holographic cards. Some patterns lasted for years, while others had short stays, making them markers for their short time in the franchise. On this first installment of A Holographic History of the Pokémon TCG, let's take a look back at the first-ever holographic […]

Pokémon TCG Product Review: Galarian Rapidash V Box

Pokémon TCG Product Review: Galarian Rapidash V Box

Yesterday, the Galarian Rapidash V Box was released by the Pokémon TCG. I cracked one open so I could let Bleeding Cool readers know if this is worth the buy (and, if you're like most collectors struggling to find cards, the hunt). Let's dive into it. The Promo Galarian Rapidash and Ponyta are two of the […]

Full Art Cards Of Pokémon TCG: Battle Styles Part 5

Full Art Cards Of Pokémon TCG: Battle Styles Part 5

Sword & Shield – Battle Styles is the latest expansion from Pokémon TCG. It focuses on the new Legendary Pokémon Urshifu and introduces a new mechanic for those who play the game: Rapid Strike and Single Strike style attacks. This new mechanic begins in Battle Styles and will continue at least through the next two […]

Pokémon TCG Spotlight: Some Of The Best Goomy Pokémon Cards

Pokémon TCG Spotlight: Some Of The Best Goomy Pokémon Cards

In honor of the landmark Luminous Legends X event in Pokémon GO which has introduced a new wave of Kalos-region species to the game, let's take a look back at some of the most iconic Goomy cards from the Pokémon TCG. We'd love to hear from you, so chime in with your top Goomy picks in […]

Full Art Cards Of Pokémon TCG: Battle Styles Part 4

Full Art Cards Of Pokémon TCG: Battle Styles Part 4

Sword & Shield – Battle Styles is the latest expansion from Pokémon TCG. It focuses on the new Legendary Pokémon Urshifu and introduces a new mechanic for those who play the game: Rapid Strike and Single Strike style attacks. This new mechanic begins in Battle Styles and will continue at least through the next two […]

Is It Time For Pokémon TCG To Retire Rainbow Rares

Is It Time For Pokémon TCG To Retire Rainbow Rares?

Lately, there seems to be growing frustration in the Pokémon TCG community at the number of Secret Rare cards in current expansions that use the rainbow foil style. These cards, referred to often as Rainbow Rares and Hyper Rares, began in the Sun & Moon era with the dawn of Rainbow Rare Pokémon and have continued in […]

Pokémon TCG Releases Wave Of May 2021 Products Today

Pokémon TCG Releases Wave Of May 2021 Products Today

The Pokémon TCG has a wave of new products set to hit shelves today, including a new box featuring one of the franchise's most popular Pokémon, two new decks, and another installment of their First Partner Pack series. Here's what collectors can expect. Galarian Rapidash V Box: This is the biggest release of the week and will […]

Pokémon TCG Spotlight: Some Of The Best Xerneas Pokémon Cards

Pokémon TCG Spotlight: Some Of The Best Xerneas Pokémon Cards

In honor of the landmark Luminous Legends X event in Pokémon GO, let's take a look back at some of the most iconic Xerneas cards from the Pokémon TCG. This includes both vintage and modern. We'd love to hear from you, so chime in with your top Xerneas picks in the comments below. We usher this […]

Wizards Of The Coasts Summer Of Legend For Magic: The Gathering

Wizards Of The Coast's "Summer Of Legend" For Magic: The Gathering

Today, Wizards of the Coast, the game company responsible for bringing Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons to players worldwide, released information that will appeal to both parties of players, so to speak. The "Summer of Legend" initiative is a new project for Wizards regarding Magic: The Gathering, which includes two new expansions to the game: […]

Full Art Cards Of Pokémon TCG: Battle Styles Part 3

Full Art Cards Of Pokémon TCG: Battle Styles Part 3

Sword & Shield – Battle Styles is the latest expansion from Pokémon TCG. It focuses on the new Legendary Pokémon Urshifu and introduces a new mechanic for those who play the game: Rapid Strike and Single Strike style attacks. This new mechanic begins in Battle Styles and will continue at least through the next two […]

Espeon Towers High In Stunning Pokémon TCG Promo Card

Espeon Towers High In Stunning Pokémon TCG Promo Card

Pokémon TCG collectors… I'm not sure if you're ready for this one. I know I wasn't. I was scrolling Instagram and came upon what may be the most uniquely beautiful Pokémon card I've seen in a long while. It was such a break from the standard appearance of VMAX and even Alternate Arts that I […]

Pokémon TCG Spotlight: Some Of The Best Cottonee Pokémon Cards

Pokémon TCG Spotlight: Some Of The Best Cottonee Pokémon Cards

Yesterday was Cottonee Spotlight Hour in Pokémon GO. In honor of this Grass/Fairy-type species flooding the game, let's celebrate its fluffy cuteness with a journey through its appearances in the Pokémon TCG, including vintage and modern. Be sure to share your favorite Cottonee cards in the comments below. First up we have a simple Cottonee card illustrated […]

Wal-Mart Allegedly Suspending Trading Card Game Sales

Wal-Mart Allegedly Suspending Trading Card Game Sales

Sources have alleged that Wal-Mart, a huge retailer in the United States and elsewhere across the globe, has ordered vendors not to stock trading cards of any sort for the foreseeable future. This mandate comes after purported "inappropriate customer behavior" and increased demand, though nothing has been said on precisely what that behavior has been. […]