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#386194 2.29 Patch Notes | July 14, 2015

Posted by TPCi_Samhayne on 14 July 2015 - 05:06 PM

Version 2.29

2015-07-14

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New Versus Ladder system!
  • Streamlined navigation!
  • Expanded tutorial!

VERSUS MODE

  • Implemented Versus Ladder system.
    • Earn Versus Points by winning matches in Versus Mode.
    • Accumulate Versus Points to earn Versus Rewards items.
    • Versus Ladder resets every 3 weeks, bringing new Versus Rewards.
  • Implemented a separate matchmaking system for the Theme Deck format to ease the transition from Theme Deck play to custom deck play.
  • Friend Battle option moved to the Friends menu.
  • Play Testing option moved to the Deck Manager.

NAVIGATION AND GENERAL

  • Visual and functional improvements to the game refresher and login screen.
  • Implemented a persistent, streamlined global navigation bar with a more intuitive menu system.
  • Added support for improved event notifications on the home page.
  • Animations now load when transitioning between screens. 
  • Stability improvements to address invalid inactivity popups.

TUTORIAL

  • Expanded tutorial to improve the learning experience for new players.
  • Increased Trainer Token rewards throughout the tutorial.
  • XY: Basic Yellow theme deck awarded after completing the tutorial.

DAILY CHALLENGES

  • Locked challenge slots no longer appear in the Active Challenges popup.
  • Progress on some challenges can now be made during Tournament matches.
  • Added game mode icons to each challenge panel. Highlighted icons show which game modes are available to complete the challenge.
  • Each challenge now has a unique name.

TRADE

  • Adjusted display order of items in a trade offer to eliminate some deceptive trade techniques.

 

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#399516 Shiftry Banned from Expanded Format Effective September 1st

Posted by Mod_Snow on 01 September 2015 - 03:31 PM

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As of September 1, 2015, Shiftry will be banned from all sanctioned Play! Pokémon tournaments that use the Expanded format. This card has created an undesirable play environment because it:

  • Creates a strategy that frequently wins on the first turn of the game

  • Creates a non-interactive play environment where the opponent has little impact on the outcome of the match

Shiftry's previous Evolutions, Seedot (XY—Flashfire, 5/106) and Nuzleaf (XY—Flashfire, 6/106), are Grass-type Pokémon, so it's possible to evolve to Shiftry in one turn using the Forest of Giant Plants (XY—Ancient Origins, 74/98) Stadium card. With the help of Devolution Spray (Black & White—Dragons Exalted,113/124), Super Scoop Up (XY—Furious Fists, 100/111), and Recycle (Black & White—Emerging Powers, 96/98), players can use the Giant Fan Ability repeatedly to get rid of all of the opponent's Pokémon—and win the game in one turn.

The Giant Fan strategy works consistently enough to cause concern. Frequent first-turn wins are a sign of an unhealthy play environment, and the Shiftry deck is capable of doing that a high percentage of the time. Since Shiftry has a clearly negative effect on the Expanded format, we feel that the best option is to ban it from that environment.

 

This card has been effectively banned from the Expanded format within the Pokémon TCG Online as well. It will be valid in the Unlimited format, however with the following display issue:

 

 

Black & White—Next Destinies

Shiftry (#72): The banned circle with an x symbol displays on the card in the Unlimited format. The card is valid in Unlimited, but banned from the Expanded format.

 

Shiftry will still be in collations; that is to say, if you are opening Black & White—Next Destinies booster packs you may still obtain the card from them.  
 
Shiftry will continue to be tradeable, for those with tradeable versions of the card.


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#446632 Client 2.34.1 PC & Mac Update | Feb. 17, 2016

Posted by TPCi_Samhayne on 18 February 2016 - 12:19 AM

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016 the Pokémon TCG Online PC and Mac client was updated to version 2.34.1. Changes in this version include:

 

  • Corrected a chat issue that could result in blank messages appearing. 
     
  • Corrected an issue with display of the opening animation.



#440762 2.34 Patch Notes | February 3, 2016

Posted by TPCi_Samhayne on 03 February 2016 - 05:17 PM

Version 2.34.0
February 3, 2016

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Pokémon TCG: XY—BREAKpoint and Generations expansions!
  • Refinements for gameplay controls and animations!
GENERAL
  • Support added for the XY—BREAKpoint expansion, bringing over 120 more cards to the game.
  • Support added for the special Generations expansion, bringing over 110 more cards to the game.
  • Improvements to the in-app account registration process.
  • Booster packs in the Login Bonus and Daily Challenges have been changed from 5-card packs to 10-card packs.
  • Fixes for various known bugs.
GAMEPLAY
  • Players with only 1 Basic Pokémon in their opening hand will now be prompted to set up to play (it will no longer happen automatically).
  • The controls for playing Trainer and Energy cards are now used for playing Pokémon onto the Bench as well.
  • Attaching a Pokémon Tool card to a Pokémon now creates a pip with that card’s art, rather than a generic wrench icon.
  • More game information is now displayed when a Pokémon is moused over.
  • Updated the presentation of the discard pile.
  • Updated the player inactivity timer feature to help improve the pace of gameplay.
  • Replaced the Mystery Box panel on the Bonus Wheel with an Uncommon Chest panel.
SHOP
  • Code cards found in physical XY—BREAKpoint booster packs and theme decks can be redeemed in the Shop to unlock digital booster packs and theme decks from the same expansion.
  • Beginning February 22, code cards found in specially marked physical products can be redeemed in the Shop to unlock digital booster packs from the Generations expansion.
  • Digital 10-card booster packs are now available in the Shop for 200 Trainer Tokens. Digital 5-card booster packs are no longer available in the Shop.
  • After this game update, the first time you redeem a code card from a physical Pokémon TCG product (excluding most promotional products), you’ll receive a one-time bonus of 2 additional tradelocked 10-card digital booster packs.
  • iOS: Users can now import codes by scanning the QR codes with their device’s outward-facing camera (iPad 3 or later only).
SOCIAL
  • The Chat and Friend systems have been completely refactored to improve client performance and resolve a number of bugs.
BUG FIXES



GENERAL
  • Abilities on Pokémon now properly end when they have been discarded from play without being Knocked Out.
  • An effect generated by a Special Energy card while it is in play now properly ends when the card leaves play.
  • Effects of Pokémon Tool cards now properly reactivate when an effect that disabled them ends.
  • Stadium cards should now consistently play to the correct location on the playmat.
  • The highlighted border around a selected item no longer obscures the item’s quantity.
CARDS
  • Dusknoir (BW—Plasma Blast, 104/101): The Sinister Hand Ability can no longer be used to move damage counters off of a Pokémon that has the Theta Stop Ancient Trait.
  • Empoleon BREAK (Black Star Promo, XY134): The Emperor’s Command attack now properly calculates damage based on the opponent’s Pokémon in play.
  • Evosoda (XY, 116/146): This card should now function properly with a Pokémon that can evolve on the turn it comes into play.
  • Faded Town (XY—Ancient Origins, 73/98): The effect of this Stadium now properly ends when it leaves play.
  • Florges (XY—Flashfire): The Brilliant Search attack now puts the cards selected by the user into the hand, rather than random cards.
  • Florges (XY—BREAKthrough, 103/162): The Calming Aroma Ability should now properly function in all situations.
  • Magcargo (XY, 21/146): The animations for the Magma Mantle attack now play in the proper order.
  • Piloswine (XY—BREAKthrough, 81/162): The Gathering Footsteps attack now consistently does the proper amount of damage while an effect is altering the Retreat Cost of a Swinub, Piloswine, or Mamoswine on the user’s Bench.
  • Primal Kyogre-EX (XY—Ancient Origins, 96/98): The Tidal Storm attack no longer ignores protection effects provided by Abilities on the opponent’s Pokémon.
  • Rescue Scarf (BW—Dragons Exalted, 115/124): Previous Evolutions of an evolved Pokémon are now properly returned to the hand when the effect of this card is activated, rather than being discarded.
  • Robo Substitute (XY—Phantom Forces, 102/119): This card now consistently ceases to count as a Pokémon when it leaves play.
  • Shuckle (Black Star Promo, HGSS15): The Fermenting Liquid Poké-Body now consistently functions when Energy cards are attached to Shuckle from its owner’s hand.
TRADE
  • The For Trade and For Want tags are no longer removed from an item after it is received in a trade.
  • When a trade offer fails to be created for any reason, the items in that offer now properly revert to tradable.



#393792 2.30 Patch Notes | August 12, 2015

Posted by TPCi_Samhayne on 12 August 2015 - 05:40 PM

Version 2.30
 
HIGHLIGHTS
 
GENERAL
  • Support added for the XY—Ancient Origins expansion, bringing more than 90 new cards to the game.
  • Optimizations to improve game performance on earlier generation iPad devices.
  • Stability improvements to reduce the frequency of invalid inactivity popups and disconnections during matchmaking. 
  • Improved messaging when a disconnection occurs.
 
DECK LIST SHARING
  • Players may now view the contents of an opponent’s deck at the conclusion of a match.
    • Players can use the Options menu to select the game modes in which the contents of their decks can be viewed by opponents.
  • A deck list can be copied from the Deck Manager to the clipboard while building or editing a deck using the Export Deck button, then pasted into an email or forum post to share it with others. 
  • A deck list generated by the game can be copied from an email or forum post to the clipboard and imported into the Deck Manager to automatically build a copy of that deck.
    • The game will replace an unowned card with another version of the same card from the Collection, or a placeholder card if another version is not available.
 
SHOP
  • Code cards found in physical XY—Ancient Origins booster packs and theme decks can be redeemed in the Shop to unlock a digital booster packs and theme decks from the same expansion.
 
DECK MANAGER
  • Custom decks can now include unowned cards, represented by black and white placeholder versions of the cards. Decks containing placeholder cards cannot be used in any game mode.
 
DAILY CHALLENGES
  • Improved visibility of Energy Affinity progress while choosing a new Daily Challenge.
 
COLLECTION
  • Expanded card attribute filter options.
 
BUG FIXES
  • Corrected an issue which caused valid selections to be hidden after clicking the Use Ability button during gameplay.
  • Corrected an issue which occasionally prevented the selection prompt from properly appearing when required by the effect a card.
  • The screen name search bar is once again present when selecting a partner for a Private Trade.
  • The Report Player feature now works properly in all chat lobbies.
  • A warning popup now correctly appears when nearing the maximum Trainer Token limit.
  • The search bar now works properly while viewing Avatar items in the Collection.
  • Regirock (PR #XY49): This card can now be added to a custom deck.
 
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#386809 Server Update | July 16, 2015

Posted by TPCi_Samhayne on 17 July 2015 - 12:07 AM

On July 16, 2015 the Pokémon TCG Online deployed a rolling hotfix that included the following changes:

  • Corrected the issue that caused a doubling in the display amount of traded booster packs.
     
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Professor Birch's Observations from being played if it was the only card in the player's hand.



#369904 Server Update | April 23, 2015

Posted by TPCi_Samhayne on 04 May 2015 - 11:53 PM

On April 23, 2015 the TCGO Game Server was updated with the following gameplay changes:

  • Bonus Wheel eligibility for losing a match due to having no Pokemon in play has been lengthened to the Bonus Wheel eligibility for losing a match due to concession or disconnection.
     
  • Return of the Daily Versus Token Reward!
    Once per day, play a Versus match and regardless of the outcome of the match you will be granted an extra 10 Trainer Tokens!
     



#362173 2.27 Patch Notes | March 25, 2015

Posted by TPCi_Samhayne on 25 March 2015 - 08:33 PM

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Version 2.27
March 3, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New Daily Challenge system!
  • New Player Level system!
  • Pokémon TCG: Double Crisis!

GENERAL

  • Added Double Crisis, a 34-card mini expansion.
  • Added gameplay text to the placeholder image that displays when a card is loading.
  • Remastered background music and sound effects.
  • Added option to download all available card images to the device.
  • Added option to delete all card images from the device.

REWARDS

  • Added Daily Challenge and Player Level features.
  • New Daily Challenges are available on login each day and offer rewards for completion.
  • Increase Player Level by completing Daily Challenges to unlock additional rewards.
  • Active Daily Challenges and Player Level progress can be viewed in the Profile tab.
  • Removed Achievements feature.
  • Removed Login Bonus feature.
  • Removed bonus Trainer Token reward for completing the first Ranked or Tournament match each day.

SHOP

  • Code cards found in physical Pokémon TCG: Double Crisis blister packs can be redeemed in the Shop to unlock 4 Double Crisis 7-card booster packs and a coin featuring either the Team Magma or Team Aqua logo.
  • The cursor now defaults back to the code entry field after clicking the Submit button when redeeming a code.

COLLECTION

  • Reduced animation length when opening multiple booster packs consecutively.
  • Trade tags can now be applied to cards during the booster pack opening animation.
  • Fixed bug that prevented cards from displaying properly when two cards of rare or higher rarity are present during the opening animation.

GAMEPLAY

  • Removed Practice setting from Random Battle mode.
  • Improved presentation of the game log during a match.
  • Added game log export feature to Match Results window. The exported game log is copied to the device's clipboard and can be pasted into a separate text editing program to save for later reference or bug reporting.
  • Replaced Tournament Tickets with Trainer Tokens on Bonus Wheel and in Mystery Box. Tournament Tickets are still available on the Victor's Bonus Wheel and in the Victor's Mystery Box. 

TOURNAMENTS

  • Tournament Queues list now displays more relevant information.

 

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#442004 Server Update | Feb. 5, 2016

Posted by TPCi_Mathis on 05 February 2016 - 11:29 PM

On February 5th, 2016 the Pokémon TCG Online game server was updated to address the following issues:

 

  • Kricketune (BKP #6): Knocking Out a Pokemon affected by the Screech attack no longer causes both players to lose the match.
  • Lilligant (BKP #8): Knocking Out a Pokemon affected by the Boo-Hoo attack no longer causes both players to lose the match.
  • Closing and reopening a public chat channel no longer causes messages to appear duplicated. 



#440803 Notas de Versión 2.34 | 3 de Febrero de 2016

Posted by Mod_Snow on 03 February 2016 - 07:27 PM

Versión 2.34
3/2/2016

INFORMACIÓN DESTACADA

  • ¡Expansiones XY-TURBOlímite y Generaciones de JCC Pokémon!
  • ¡Ajustes de los controles y animaciones del juego!

GENERAL

  • Se ha añadido soporte para la expansión XY-TURBOlímite, la cual aporta más de 120 cartas adicionales al juego.
  • Se ha añadido soporte para la expansión Generaciones, la cual aporta más de 110 cartas adicionales al juego.
  • Se han realizado mejoras en el proceso de registro de la cuenta dentro de la aplicación.
  • Los paquetes de mejora del bonus por inicio de sesión y los Desafíos Diarios han cambiado de paquetes de 5 cartas a paquetes de 10 cartas.
  • Arreglos a varios fallos conocidos.

JUEGO

  • A los jugadores que solo tengan 1 Pokémon Básico en su primera mano del juego se les indicará que se preparen para comenzar el juego (ya no sucederá automáticamente).
  • Los controles para jugar cartas de Entrenador y cartas de Energía se usan ahora también para poner en juego Pokémon en la Banca.
  • Al unir una carta de Herramienta Pokémon a un Pokémon, se crea una marca gráfica con la ilustración de esa carta, en vez del icono genérico de la llave inglesa.
  • Ahora se muestra más información del juego cuando se pasa el ratón sobre un Pokémon.
  • Se ha actualizado la presentación de la pila de descartes.
  • Se ha actualizado la función del cronómetro de inactividad del jugador para ayudar a mejorar el ritmo del juego.
  • Se ha sustituido el panel de caja misteriosa en la rueda de la fortuna por un panel de Cofre Infrecuente.

TIENDA

  • Las cartas con código que se encuentran en las barajas temáticas y los paquetes de mejora físicos de XY-TURBOlímite pueden ser canjeadas en la tienda para desbloquear paquetes de mejora y barajas temáticas digitales de la misma expansión.
  • A partir del 22 de febrero, las cartas con código que se encuentran en productos físicos de JCC Pokémon que así lo indican pueden canjearse en la tienda para desbloquear paquetes de mejora digitales de la expansión Generaciones.
  • Los paquetes de mejora digitales de 10 cartas están ahora disponibles en la tienda por 200 Fichas de Entrenador. Los paquetes de mejora digitales de 5 cartas ya no están disponibles en la tienda.
  • Después de esta actualización del juego, la primera vez que canjees una carta con código de un producto físico de JCC Pokémon, excluidos la mayoría de los productos promocionales, recibirás un bonus de 2 paquetes de mejora digitales adicionales de 10 cartas.
  • iOS: Los usuarios pueden ahora importar códigos escaneando los QR Codes con la cámara trasera de su dispositivo (iPad 3 o posterior únicamente).

SOCIAL

  • Las secciones de chat y amigos se han reconfigurado completamente para mejorar el rendimiento del cliente del juego y solucionar varios fallos.

ARREGLOS DE FALLOS

GENERAL

  • Las habilidades en los Pokémon ahora terminan correctamente cuando estos han sido sacados del juego sin haber quedado Fuera de Combate.
  • Un efecto generado por una carta de Energía Especial cuando está en juego ahora termina correctamente cuando la carta sale del juego.
  • Los efectos de cartas de Herramienta Pokémon ahora se reactivan correctamente cuando un efecto que los había deshabilitado termina.
  • Las cartas de Estadio deberían ahora situarse en el lugar correcto del tapete de juego de forma regular.
  • El borde resaltado alrededor de un objeto seleccionado ya no bloquea la cantidad del objeto.

CARTAS

  • Dusknoir (Negro y Blanco-Explosión Plasma, 104/101): La habilidad Mano Siniestra ya no se puede usar para mover contadores de daño de un Pokémon que tenga el Rasgo Antiguo Stop Θ.
  • Empoleon TURBO (carta de promoción con el símbolo de la estrella negra, XY134): El ataque Orden de Emperador ahora calcula correctamente el daño en base a los Pokémon en juego del rival.
  • Evolrefresco (XY, 116/146): Esta carta debería funcionar ahora correctamente con un Pokémon que pueda evolucionar en el turno en que entra en juego.
  • Pueblo Deslucido (XY-Antiguos Orígenes, 73/98): El efecto de esta carta de Estadio ahora termina correctamente cuando sale del juego.
  • Florges (XY-Destellos de Fuego, 66/106): El ataque Búsqueda Brillante ahora pone las cartas seleccionadas por el usuario en su mano, en vez de cartas aleatorias.
  • Florges (XY-TURBOimpulso, 103/162): La habilidad Aroma Tranquilizador debería funcionar ahora correctamente en todas las situaciones.
  • Magcargo (XY, 21/146): Las animaciones del ataque Manto Magma ahora aparecen en el orden correcto.
  • Piloswine (XY-TURBOimpulso, 81/162): El ataque Huellas de Grupo ahora hace la cantidad apropiada de daño de forma regular mientras un efecto está alterando el Coste de Retirada de un Swinub, Piloswine o Mamoswine en la Banca del usuario.
  • Kyogre Primigenio-EX (XY-Antiguos Orígenes, 96/98): El ataque Mareas de Tormenta ya no ignora los efectos de protección proporcionados por las habilidades en los Pokémon del rival.
  • Bufanda Rescatadora (Negro y Blanco-Dragones Majestuosos, 115/124): Las Evoluciones anteriores de un Pokémon evolucionado, en vez de ser descartadas, ahora vuelven correctamente a la mano cuando se activa el efecto de esta carta.
  • Robot Sustituto (XY-Fuerzas Fantasmales, 102/119): Esta carta ahora deja de contar como un Pokémon de forma regular cuando deja el juego.
  • Shuckle (carta de promoción con el símbolo de la estrella negra, HGSS15): El Poké-Body Líquido Fermentador ahora funciona correctamente de forma regular cuando se unen cartas de Energía a Shuckle de la mano de su propietario.

INTERCAMBIO

  • Cuando se recibe un artículo en un intercambio, ya no se eliminan sus etiquetas para identificarlo como para intercambio y buscado.
  • Cuando una oferta de intercambio no puede realizarse por cualquier razón, los artículos de esa oferta ahora se convierten correctamente en intercambiables.

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#381231 Server update | June 18, 2015

Posted by TPCi_Samhayne on 23 June 2015 - 09:53 PM

One additional item:

 

Cards:

  • Decks containing Lysandre's Trump Card now properly validate to play in the Unlimited format.

    Known Issue: Lysandre's Trump Card continues to display the banned symbol over the top of the card while playing matches in the Unlimited format.



#245618 1.0.84 Build Notes | January 16, 2013

Posted by TPCi_Mathis on 17 January 2013 - 01:25 AM

Today’s build introduces features that accelerate the rate at which players earn Trainer Tokens and booster packs, and provide players that participate in real world tournaments with a handy tool for tracking the contents of their decks.

Daily Login Bonus
This new feature gives provides a bonus for playing the Pokémon TCG Online regularly. It consists of a track designed to help new players get started in the game, and a track that provides recurring bonuses for existing players.

New Player
Day 1 – Basic Orange PvP Deck
Day 2 – 25 Trainer Tokens
Day 3 – 5 non-tradable booster packs, selected randomly from Modified-legal expansions

Existing Player
Day 1-4 – 15 Trainer Tokens
Day 5 – 1 non-tradable booster pack, selected randomly from Modified-legal expansions

Each bonus unlocks 24 hours after receiving the previous bonus and does not require the player to log in on consecutive days to maintain progress on the track. Once a player completes the introductory New Player track they are migrated to the recurring Existing Player track. There is no limit to the number of times a player can complete the Existing Player track, as they are cycled back to the beginning of the track after receiving the bonus for the fifth day!

To ensure that existing players can take full advantage of this new feature, all players will be started on the New Player track, regardless of previous activity within the game.

Daily Match Bonus
The first match that a player completes each day awards 10 Trainer Tokens, in addition to any other rewards from that match. The match must last a reasonable amount of time before this bonus is applied.

Printable Decklists
The Pokémon TCG Online is a great way to test a deck for an upcoming Play! Pokémon event. Once a deck is perfected, a decklist can be printed out, with the same layout used at all of the big tournaments, including the Pokémon TCG World Championships!

If you experience a problem with the new build, please check the Known Card Bugs and Known Game Bugs threads first. If your issue doesn’t appear in that list, please post it in the Open Beta & Support forums or go to the Pokémon Support Portal to notify us of the issue.

Thanks for your continued support!

Prof_Mathis


#487110 2.37.1 Client Update | 6/27/16

Posted by TPCi_MT_Mike on 27 June 2016 - 06:26 PM

On Monday, June 27, the 2.371 client update went live on all platforms.  This update included the following fix:

 

Gameplay

  • Users are now able to select more than 1 copy of the same card, when there are multiple copies of a card from the same set with different foil effects in the user's deck.

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#452675 Server Update | March 9, 2016

Posted by TPCi_MT_Mike on 09 March 2016 - 11:37 PM

On March 9, 2016 the Pokémon TCG Online game server  was updated to address the following issues:

 

  • Implemented the Triple Power Tin redemption code
  • Added the HeartGold & SoulSilver Bundle Featuring Typhlosion to the store

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#378812 Lysandre’s Trump Card Banned from Standard & Expanded Effective June 15th

Posted by TPCi_Samhayne on 12 June 2015 - 11:04 PM

We want to update Pokémon TCG Online players with details of how the ban of Lysandre's Trump Card will be implemented.
 
In the TCG Online, Lysandre's Trump Card will be banned from play in the Standard and Expanded formats.  The card will still be allowed in the Unlimited format.
 
Lysandre's Trump Card will still be in collations; that is to say, if you are opening XY-Phantom Forces booster packs you may still obtain the card from them.  
 
Lysandre's Trump Card will continue to be tradeable, for those with tradeable versions of the card.

In the TCG Online, the ban will go into effect at 12 Noon Pacific on Monday, June 15.


#354575 2.26.1 Patch Notes | February 19, 2015

Posted by Mod_Snow on 19 February 2015 - 06:23 PM

Duplicating a post from this thread:

Hey everyone!

The build that just went live (with no server downtime, woohoo!) fixes a bunch of issues, as listed in the Patch Notes. We just wanted to let everyone know a couple of additional things in anticipation of updating the game:
  • When PC players are patching up to 26.1, there may be several minutes when the refresher is patching where it may look like the updater is stalled. However, this is to be expected. We ask for your patience as your game works on updating itself.
  • Mac users will have to download the 26.1 installer from the Download page, as this latest build addresses the "damaged file" error and requires a fresh installer.

We are happy to be able to improve the Pokémon TCG Online's gameplay experience continuously by hearing the community's feedback and reports. Thanks for all you do and keep that feedback coming!
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#351120 2.26 Patch Notes | February 4, 2015

Posted by Mod_Snow on 04 February 2015 - 07:22 PM

Version 2.26.0
2015-02-04

GENERAL
  • Added support for the Pokémon TCG: XY—Primal Clash expansion, bringing over 150 new cards to the game.
  • Stability improvements for the iOS game client.
  • Improved caching for preloaded card assets in default theme decks and Trainer Challenge.
  • Improved font display for game dialogue and chat.
  • Portuguese localization added for the Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces expansion.
  • Users now receive a notification when nearing and meeting the maximum limit for Trainer Tokens.
SHOP
  • Code cards found in physical XY—Primal Clash booster packs can be redeemed in the Shop to unlock a digital booster pack from the same expansion.
  • Code cards found in physical XY—Primal Clash theme decks can be redeemed in the Shop to unlock a digital version of that deck.
  • Trainer Tokens can be redeemed in the Shop to unlock non-tradable theme decks and non-tradable 5-card booster packs from the XY—Primal Clash expansion.
COLLECTION
  • Improved animation for opening booster packs.
  • Improved messaging for deck validation dialogue.
GAMEPLAY
  • Replaced 1 Mystery Box panel on the Bonus Wheel with an additional Trainer Token panel.
  • Replaced 10-card booster packs in the Mystery Box with 5-card booster packs.
  • Mystery Box contents are no longer tradable.
  • Implemented new Victor’s Bonus Wheel and Victor’s Mystery Box for the winning player of a Ranked match.
  • The Victor’s Bonus Wheel includes large Trainer Token amounts and additional opportunities to receive a Tournament Ticket or a Victor’s Mystery Box.
  • The Victor’s Mystery Box includes larger Trainer Token and Tournament Ticket amounts, tradable single cards, and tradable 10-card booster packs.

Please post your feedback regarding this update here!
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#304505 2.20.0.500 Patch Notes | May 7, 2014

Posted by TPCi_Mathis on 07 May 2014 - 07:46 PM

UPDATES:

General:
Various fixes to card bugs and game bugs.

Shop: The Pokémon TCG: XY—Flashfire expansion is now available in the game.

Gameplay: Improved interface for coin flips.

Gameplay: Improved messaging on idle timer.

Gameplay: New events for end of match player performance and rewards.

Gameplay: Coin flip results, Ability activation, Energy card attachment, and effects of attacks other than damage are now displayed in the Game Log.

Versus Mode: Matchmaking system updated to improve the quality of pairings.

Tournaments: Improvements to tournament stability and visualization.

KNOWN ISSUES:

General: It may take several minutes for a user who logs into the game client for the first time to see an accurate Tournament Ticket balance.

User Experience: Clicking the button rapidly to skip the dialogue can cause the game to gate.

Deck Manager: Adding any card marked as "New" to a deck will cause the deck to appear as invalid during the current game session. Restarting the game client corrects this issue.

Tournaments: After a tournament completes, the rewards window incorrectly displays booster pack art for Tournament Tickets. This is a cosmetic bug, as users still receive the correct reward distribution.


#287115 1.13.44 Hotfix | October 10, 2013

Posted by TPCi_Mathis on 11 October 2013 - 12:27 AM

The development team is in the process of rolling out a hotfix which addresses a number of bugs with the Deck Manager. Here is a quick list of items that have been addressed:


Deck Manager: Trading away a coin that has been selected for a saved deck no longer prevents a user from selecting a new coin.

Deck Manager: White Kyurem EX, Black Kyurem EX, or Black Kyurem no longer have missing text in the Deck Manager.

Deck Manager: Zooming in on a card while in carousel view no longer skips to a random card after zooming back out.

Deck Manager: When adding or removing cards from your deck in All view, the Pokemon is no longer deselected after clicking the + or - button.


Additional Deck Manager bug fixes and tweaks based on community feedback will occur in future game updates.


#494502 Pokémon TCG Format Rotation for 2017

Posted by Mod_Snow on 28 July 2016 - 10:07 PM

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Find out which cards will be permitted in the Standard format in the 2017 Pokémon TCG tournament season.

In the interest of maintaining a healthy tournament environment, Pokémon Organized Play begins each new tournament season by removing older expansions from Standard format competition. Each annual rotation challenges existing players to create new strategies while enabling new players to get involved in Play! Pokémon events with minimal investment.

The 2017 Play! Pokémon season starts on July 11, 2016, so players can start working toward an invitation to the 2017 Pokémon World Championships. However, the format rotation will not occur until September 1, 2016. Importantly, this means that the 2016 Pokémon World Championships will use the 2016 format and rules as currently listed, rather than the new Standard format for 2017. Be sure to check out our first analysis for what this means for current competitive play.


For the list of eligible expansions for the Standard and Expanded formats, check out http://www.pokemon.c...ation-for-2017/

 

 
Prepare for the 2017 Standard Format Rotation!

Every year, the Pokémon TCG rotation phases some older expansions out of the Standard format. Some decks fade away, some have to adapt, and some become even stronger. For the 2017 Play! Pokémon season, we say goodbye to XY—Kalos Starter Set through XY—Phantom Forces, meaning that XY—Primal Clash and beyond will be Standard legal. Let's take a look at some changes to expect as the new tournament season gets under way.

 

Guess what that means? No more Night March decks! Even Trevenant shut down decks will be rotated out. Maybe we'll see some interesting deck varieties pop up!


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I'm particularly looking forward to strategies using the new Captivating Poké Puff!

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Expanded Format
 
Unlike the Standard format, the 2017 Expanded format will remain unchanged. With each passing year, these two formats will look more and more different, creating two distinct, exciting environments for the Pokémon TCG. The Expanded format will be monitored aggressively, and any cards that are deemed unhealthy for that environment may be removed.

As more Pokémon TCG expansions are released, we'll keep track of which new strategies emerge and which old ones are able to adapt here at Pokemon.com/Strategy. The upcoming season's Standard format is sure to look quite different from the previous one. Exciting times are ahead, Trainers! Good luck coming up with your next deck!
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