at the Pokémon World Championships, The Pokémon Company unveiled new, game-changing cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG): TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX, the next evolution of Pokémon-GX.
Taking the stage at the most prestigious Pokémon TCG event of the year, The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara announced that TAG TEAM cards will feature pairs of Pokémon of the same type, such as the Lightning-type Pikachu and Zekrom, joining forces in battle on a single card.
TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX have unprecedented power and Hit Points, and some TAG TEAM GX attacks can Knock Out a Pokémon-GX on the opponent’s Bench with a single blow. However, when a TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, the opponent takes three Prize cards, leading to thrilling battles that are high-risk and high-reward.
In addition to Pikachu & Zekrom-GX, more Pokémon pairings will be available as TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX, with details to be shared in the future.
TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX will be available soon.
Furthermore, The Pokémon Company and its partners from Legendary Entertainment unveiled the official title and logo for the first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. Mr. Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company, welcomed the movie’s director, Rob Letterman, as well as actors Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton to the stage for the surprise reveals. The stars also led the room—full of the world’s top-ranked Pokémon players—in a chant of “Pikachu!” that was recorded for use in the upcoming film, which premieres in cinemas May 10, 2019.