The Pokémon Company announced today that the existing Pokémon Trading Card Game Online for iOS, Android, PC and Mac will be shutting down on June 5th, just a few days before the launch of Pokémon Trading Card Game Live. A lengthy FAQ outlines what happens to current players’ cards and in-game items. Thankfully, there’s already a path for existing players to migrate their accounts over to the upcoming Live game and so far there’s no deadline to make the move. “At this time, players will continue to be able to migrate their account even after the Pokémon TCG Online sunsets,” the FAQ explains. The company’s full announcement follows:
At the end of January, we announced that digital Pokémon TCG products launched after March 1 would no longer be supported in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online to help ensure that development resources are dedicated to making Pokémon TCG Live the best experience possible for players. On June 5, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. PDT, the Pokémon TCG Online will be removed from the App Store, Google Play, and Pokemon.com and game servers will be shut down.
The Development Team is grateful for all the community’s support of this game. Witnessing your contributions throughout the years shows how strong and invested the digital Pokémon TCG community is. This passion has flourished with new and old players alike, and we cannot wait to see this community continue to grow with Pokémon TCG Live.
We’re excited to announce that on June 8, 2023, the Pokémon TCG Live game will officially launch. To celebrate our community and the end of global beta, any player who logs in to Pokémon TCG Live between May 2, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. PDT through June 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. PDT will receive a special gift that includes a unique global beta coin, deck box, and card sleeves.
With these dates announced, it’s important to note that players can still migrate their accounts even after the servers have been shut down. There’s currently no assigned cutoff date for migrating your account and collection. Should that change, we will update the community in advance of any final migration cutoff. In the meantime, we invite you to take an opportunity to read here about what to expect before and after migrating your account to Pokémon TCG Live.
As we look to the future, we can’t wait to share with everyone how Pokémon TCG Live will evolve and improve with your help. We are committed to working alongside this amazing community to create the premier digital Pokémon TCG experience that all types of players can enjoy. Thank you for your contributions and support during the global beta.
—The Pokémon Trading Card Game Live Development TeamPokémon TCG Announcement – May 03, 2023
The official Pokemon.com homepage has their own post on the news as well as news on the Live game’s beta and release plans, also announced just today. For anyone interested in the current game you can still grab the free-to-play title on mobile devices or PC and Mac until the sunset date of June 5th. Thanks to Emitewiki for submitting the news, I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and we’ll have a page up on the site later.