The Pokemon Trading Card Game Trade and Play Events will be held at GameStop and Best Buy in the U.S. and EB Games in Canada on Saturday February 23*. Based around the latest expansion Pokemon TCG: Sun & Moon – Team Up (see “Pokemon: Sun & Moon - Team Up'”), attendees will be given a free oversize booster pack with cards and other goodies (while supplies last), and the opportunity to interact with other fans to play the game and trade cards.
Pokemon TCG: Detective Pikachu products will begin releasing on April 5 (see “Detective Pikachu Adds Brilliant Deduction to 'Pokemon TCG'”). The movie opens in theaters on May 10 (see “'Pokemon Detective Pikachu' Trailer.”)
The first Pokemon video games: Pokemon Red and Pokemon Green released in Japan on February 27, 1996, starting the franchise that would become a global phenomenon.
*Also on February 24 at participating GameStop locations.