Pokemon Center confirmed an English version of Pokemon TCG Classic will release on Nov. 17 for $400.
While you can find the listing on their official site, it’s already showing it as sold out. However, Pokemon Beach reports GameStop will sell it on Nov. 3, along with card shops getting a small supply as well.
What’s interesting about the English release is the price point of $400. When it was announced for Japan last month it had a price point of ¥35,000. Based off current exchange rates that is about $237, so an increase of $160~ is quite substantial.
Anyone curious in the actual product will be unsurprised to learn it’s something of a celebration of Pokemon trading card game’s long history. This includes lovely new foils of some of the most iconic designs in three separate decks and a premium case.
A Classic Never Goes Out of Style!
Go back to the beginning with Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic! This timeless collection includes three 60-card decks featuring the original first partner Pokémon inspired by the Pokémon TCG Base Set and quintessential cards from throughout the game’s long history, all as foil cards and ready to play right out of the box. In addition to the vintage favorites, six new cards—including Suicune ex, Lugia ex, and Ho-Oh ex—make their debut. Enhance your experience with high-quality gameplay accessories like a foldable two-player game board, stackable damage counter cones, and a toolbox case that keeps everything conveniently stored for your next battle.
Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic includes:
- 3 60-card decks starring Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise
- 3 deck boxes
- 3 sets of card sleeves
- 1 two-player game board
- 1 toolbox case with randomizer
- 2 sets of damage counter cones
- 2 sets of condition markers
Finally, those interested in the cards, but not the full product might want to wait to see what Pokemon offers in the future. This is due to the announcement post by Pokemon indicating these cards will be available in a product coming in Feb. 2024.
Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic melds older cards with new concepts and features never-before-seen cards: Lugia ex, Ho-Oh ex, Suicune ex, Sun Seed, Scorching Charcoal, and Drops in the Ocean. Fans can also look forward to a Pokémon TCG card featuring Mr. Mime that’s releasing outside of Japan for the first time. The unique cards printed for Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic will also be made available in a separate product coming in February 2024. Stay tuned for more details.Pokemon Blog
Unfortunately, no further details about what this separate product will be were given, but it is good to know there will be other opportunities to own them in the future.