The Pokemon Trading Card Game has been around for years with Wizards of the Coast running the show. Now the game has new owners, new expansions, new tournaments, new rules and more! Gary's got the info on the Pokemon Trading Card Game that every great Pokemon Trainer needs to kick butt.
Pokemon Trading Card Game News
The biggest chunk 'o news about the Pokemon TCG is that Wizards of the Coast, the peeps behind Magic, Duel Masters and D&D, don't own it anymore. Nintendo, the video game giant, is running the show now. Nintendo took the game over in June of 2003 so they could focus on the e-Reader codes that let you swipe your Pokemon cards on your GBA to unlock games, secrets and more.
Pokemon Trading Card Game Expansion Sets
Nintendo has been busy making all kinds of new Pokemoncards and rules for you and your friends to play with. No, you can have two active Pokemon at the same time! Here's the list of the Pokemon expansions that have been released:
EX Ruby & Sapphire
EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua
Each new set cleared up some old rules, added new stuff and included EX Pokemon with crazy new powers, but higher costs if they're beaten. The EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua set dropped on March 15, 2004 and has new dual-energy Pokemon as well as Kyogre and Groudon from the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire GBA games.
Pokemon TCG Tournament News
Once Nintendo started running the Pokemon TCG, they teamed up with Pokemon USA to get Pokemon Organized Play going. The Pokemon Organized Play league lets you enter tournaments all over North America to win prizes and fame. There are categories for players under 10, 11-14 and 15+ years old, so there's almost no chance you'll be stuck dueling some creepy old dude who still lives with his parents.
Pokemon TCG World Championship Tournament
Hardcore trainers will get a chance to prove their skills and earn prizes when the Pokemon Organized Play World Championships hit Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida on August 20-22, 2004. Winners can snag a scholarship worth up to $7,500 US, plus promo cards, Nintendo video game systems and an invite back next year. The card tournament is invite-only though so, if you aren't in the Pokemon TCG league, Click Here for the 411 on how to join!
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