For more than 10 years, people all over the world have known Pikachu, Charizard, and hundreds of other amazing and powerful characters.
As a worldwide leader in the trading card game industry, The Pokémon Company International continues to support those devoted fans with releases of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game, with an organized play structure that provides opportunities for players to share their joy of the game in both casual and competitive environments.
From its initial release in late 1998, the trading card game has been at the fore front of Pokémon’s popularity. Players build decks around their favourite Pokémon and then play against each other, sending their Pokémon into battle to prove who the best Pokémon trainer is. With thousands of cards to choose from, the game is never the same twice. The Pokémon Company International releases four sets or "expansions" a year, so the game continues to evolve and expand for both players and collectors.