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Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

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Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

Developer: Dire Wolf Digital
Publisher: The Pokémon Company International
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android
Released internationally: March 24, 2011

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<Sanky> please suggest an unused sprite with a clock or something
This game is still under active development.
Be aware that any unused content you find may become used or removed in the future. Please only add things to the article that are unlikely to ever be used, or went unused for some time. If they do get used, please remove them from the page and specify in the edit summary!

Pokémon Trading Card Game Online (also known as Pokémon TCG Online or PTCGO) is a free-to-play online collectable card game.

Unused Images

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Type Challenges

Colorless is the only type to not feature in Daily Challenges, although an asset for it exists. Not all types have been featured in Special Challenges, either.


Some achievements and Gem images are still present in the files.

Unused Models

To do:
Figure if the models are the same from the main games.
PTCGO Unown.png

Winning with any of the Lost Thunder Unown's abilities displays a "VICTORY!" screen spelled out from Unowns. All existing Unowns however are in the game's files, even "letters" not needed for other languages.

Removed Cards

To do:
More cards might have also been playable by the AI but Bulbapedia/the internet has no full documentation. Figure if decklists were inside early versions of the game's files.

Many cards from the Majestic Dawn, Legends Awakened and Stormfront expansions (released before PTCGO's operations) were searchable in the Collection area when looking for not owned cards but never obtainable by players. Some Stormfront cards however were used by the Trainer Challenge (a short single-player campaign) AIs up to early 2013:

  • Voltorb (Stormfront 81)
  • Electrode (Stormfront 37)
  • Magnemite (Stormfront 67)
  • Bagon (Stormfront 53)
  • Shelgon (Stormfront 50)
  • Machop (Stormfront 64)
  • Machoke (Stormfront 41)
  • Machamp (Stormfront 20)
  • Duskull (Stormfront 59)
  • Dusclops (Stormfront 35)
  • Ponyta (Stormfront 71)
  • Roselia (Stormfront 72)
  • Starly (Stormfront 75)
  • Staravia (Stormfront 52)
  • Staraptor (Stormfront 27)
  • Charmander (Stormfront 101)
  • Chameleon (Stormfront 102)
  • Charizard (Stormfront 103)
  • Great Ball (Stormfront 85)
  • Luxury Ball (Stormfront 86)
  • Cyclone Energy (Stormfront 94)

All unobtainable cards have been removed from the servers around January 2016.

Removed Features

Booster Credits

This former currency was used with redemption code cards found in physical booster packs. Booster Credits could be redeemed for booster packs of the player’s choice from HeartGold & SoulSilver through Boundaries Crossed expansions. This code card method ended on July 2013 when codes from a booster pack became redeemable for a virtual version of that specific booster pack. The February 7, 2014 update automatically redeemed all remaining credits for Boundaries Crossed packs.


The Achievements system was retired on March 25, 2015. Achievements had no special effect on the game.

Practice Battle

This mode allowed players to play their chosen deck against another randomly selected player like ranked battles (later renamed to Versus Mode), but did not count toward player rank or earn trainer tokens or bonus wheel spins. The practice battle option was retired on March 25, 2015.

Undoing Actions

Players could undo playing certain cards on the field like basic energies unless it would break the game's state. This option was removed on November 6, 2015 to "streamline gameplay and better match competitive play environments". UI changes have also made less common to misclick during a game.

Unlimited Format

On March 30, 2016, the Unlimited format no longer existed in Versus Mode and Tournaments (now only avaliable in friend battles), being symbolically replaced by the Legacy format. Cards previously banned in the Unlimited format for game balance can be played again, but due to these changes the format has virtually no playerbase.

Versus Chat

The in-game chat for online battles has been replaced by canned messages and emoticons on September 26, 2016.


Gems were a purchaseable currency only avaliable to Canadian players from April 19, 2013 to October 29, 2018. Similar to Trainer Tokens, they could be redeemed for items in the in-game shop or used as a currency for trading with other players.

Language Differences

To do:
Extract cards from the cache. According to Bulbapedia, there are seven variants of the card, which ones are in the game?

Vivillon (XY 17) has two different obtainable cards, one which changes its artwork depending on the set language. A feature which mimics Vivillon's wing patterns in the main games, which differ based on the player's location.