We’re finally starting to see cards and promo cards associated with the collaborative Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion. This special set will begin releasing on July 1, 2022 in special branded merchandise including an Elite Trainer Box, Collector Boxes, Premium Collection, and Boxes. This set will focus on popular aspects of Niantic’s Pokémon GO mobile game with in-game exclusive trainers, iconic game items including decoys and gifts, and more. It included Pokémon associated with the game and would use artwork that made it look like the Pokémon existed in the real world. Today we get a Full Art Trainer featuring the iconic teacher from GO.
Professor Willow and his trusty Meltan get the Full Art treatment here after their Standard Trainer debut as SWSH Black star promo. I’m glad to see that this trainer will actually be in the issue Pokemon GO unlike Blanche, Spark and Candela’s team leaders. Note that this is where the Japanese and English versions of the set differ. The Japanese version of the set will not only feature this Professor Willow, but also Blanche, Spark, and Candela Full Arts in the actual set. The English equivalent will only feature Blanche, Spark and Candela Full Arts in special collectors featuring these cards as SWSH Black Star Specials. Note, however, that the English and Japanese versions of the set will indeed include all four trainers as Rainbow Rare cards.
You can stay tuned for previews of Pokemon GO cards and promotions as well as updates on everything Pokémon TCG right here at Bleeding Cool. Also stay tuned for more details on the TCG Crossover Event taking place in June 2022 at Pokemon GO which will feature the release of Wimpod and TCG Hat Pikachu.