The Pokemon Firm will probably be reprinting high-demand card units and “maximizing manufacturing” of future expansions to battle availability points.
The Pokemon Firm is taking steps to fight Pokemon Buying and selling Card Sport scalpers. In an announcement on the official Pokemon support website (as reported by Serebii), the corporate introduced it’s going to reprint high-demand card units in an effort to extend their availability at retailers:
“We’re conscious that a few of you might be experiencing difficulties buying sure Pokemon Buying and selling Card Sport merchandise as a result of very excessive demand and international transport constraints impacting availability. We perceive this inconvenience might be disappointing for followers, and we’re working to handle it the place it’s inside our management.
“In conditions the place there may be restricted availability, we’re actively working to print extra of the impacted Pokemon TCG merchandise as rapidly as doable and at most capability to assist this elevated demand. Reprinted merchandise are anticipated to be out there at retailers as quickly as doable.”
The assertion goes on to notice that the corporate can be “maximizing manufacturing” for upcoming Pokemon TCG expansions “to extend product availability upon launch.” The cardboard recreation’s subsequent growth, Shining Fates, is slated to launch on February 19 and provides 190 new playing cards to the collection, greater than 100 of which function Shiny Pokemon.
Thanks largely to their collectible nature, Pokemon merchandise have ceaselessly been affected by scalping. This week, McDonald’s launched a Pokemon Pleased Meal promotion, however that has likewise attracted scalpers, who’re shopping for the playing cards out from many eating places and re-selling them.
In different Pokemon information, The Pokemon Firm has canceled the 2021 Pokemon World Championships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The competitors is now slated to return in 2022 and will probably be hosted in London. Pokemon Sword and Shield gamers also can declare a free item bundle for a restricted time as a reward for defeating greater than 1 million Cramorant through the video games’ latest Max Raid occasion.