Pokemon reveals new TCG Classics set

Pokemon reveals new TCG Classics set
Images: The Pokemon Company

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Joseph Kime

Published 

27th Feb 2023 14:33

For some time, fans have been hoping for a nostalgic throwback to what many consider the "golden age" of the Pokemon Trading Card Game - and it looks like we're finally getting it.

The most recent Pokemon conference revealed a wealth of new details, including looks at Pokemon Sleep and the new Scarlet & Violet DLC. Most important for some is the brand-new set on the way from the Pokemon Trading Card Game - paying homage to the original base set.

What is the new Pokemon Trading Card Game set?

The Pokemon Presents trailer revealed that a new product from the TCG is on the way, featuring a special game board and two classic cards of a Charizard and Professor Oak.

There's no doubt that there will be more old-school cards based on the original 151 in the package. We don't know much about the package aside from that, but whatever lies in wait in the package, we're very keen indeed.

What can we expect from the Pokemon TCG Classic set?

There are two real ways to interpret the reveal of the Classic product without knowing anything about it right now - either it's a solo set, bringing back some classic card designs and a special fighting arena so that players can relive their childhoods - or it's something much bigger.

As of right now, it wouldn't be unfair to presume that this means a new subsection of the Pokemon Trading Card Game is on the way, with packs of classic cards coming to store shelves for players to pick up and experience all over again. Of course, we can't assure this, but the concept is something that we're very into.

This is a great sign that The Pokemon Company are paying great attention to what fans really want - and that's to satiate their nostalgia. And frankly, we wouldn't have it any other way. It's time for some good old new/oldness.

Joseph Kime
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Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
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