As of December 12th, 2018:
10,340 Different Cards to Own (the top possible).
If anyone is curious about their Collection Statistics, the stat that says "Different Cards Owned" would top out at 10,340 (at least until the next set or more promos come out). This includes all sets through Lost Thunder, and all types of cards (regular, reverse foil, promos, secret rare, trainers, energy, etc.)
But for example, if you have 8,000 Different Cards Owned...
10,340 minus 8,000 equals 2,340 to go.
8,000 divided by 10,340 equals 77.3% complete.
NOTE: If you've got a slightly different count (very close, but not exact), there's a glitch in the servers that we've discovered. The game statistic "Different Cards Owned" will keep track of cards that you previously owned, but may have traded away (it doesn't subtract them). To get an accurate number you need to replace those cards (it won't count them a second time). See post #34 for details.
Set Completions: We also tested this feature. Very similar to the "DCO Stat," once you've completed a set (in Collection Stats), that set's symbol remains Complete even if you trade some of the cards away. See post #77 for details.
For a very long time, these 12 Promo cards appeared in the game, and were considered "unobtainable" (and not tradable). They were never released virtually. With the version 2.59 update, these 12 cards were removed from the Online game entirely (December 11, 2018).
EDIT: Changed the overall count to 8,801 (rather than 8,802). An alternate foil Pokémon Center (NXD 90) was removed from the game. See post #4.
EDIT: With another League Promo (Registeel, CIN 68), the count is 8,802 again. See post #10.
EDIT: With six new alternate version and promo cards added to the game, it's now 8,808. See post #16.
EDIT: A new Marshadow Promo (SM93) added to the game. Total 8,809. Post #25.
EDIT: The version 2.50 Update (on January 30th) added 7 Theme Deck exclusive cards from the two Call of Legends decks. This would probably be considered a bug fix, rather than new cards being added. Total 8,816.
EDIT: The new set, Ultra Prism, added 303 cards, and 9 more promos were added (312 altogether). This brings the overall total to 9,128. See post #33.
EDIT: A promo Darkrai-GX added to the game. Release 3/9/2018. Total 9,129. Post #36.
EDIT: A League Promo, Infernape (UPR 23), was added. Total 9,130. See post #45.
EDIT: A promo Lucario-GX added to the game. Release 3/9/2018. Total 9,131. Post #46.
EDIT: Two new Necrozma-GX promos (Dusk Mane & Dawn Wing) from the Spring 2018 Tins were added to the game with the v2.51 update. Total 9,133. Post #49.
EDIT: Three promos (Dusk Lycanroc, Dusk Mane Necrozma, and Dawn Wings Necrozma) from the Spring 2018 Collector Chest were added to the game. Total 9,136. Post #50.
EDIT: A League Promo, Empoleon (UPR 34), was added. Total 9,137. Post #51.
EDIT: A new Legends of Johto promo box with Entei GX (Alt A, SLG 10a) and Raikou GX (SM121) was added. Release 4/6/2018. Total 9,139. Post #52.
EDIT: Four promos from S&M Trainer Kit. Alolan Sandslash (SM127) and Alolan Ninetales (SM128) come in both Foil and Non-foil versions. Release 4/20/2018. Total 9,143. Post #53.
EDIT: Forbidden Light and the v2.52 update added 266 new cards (254 for FLI, and 12 others). This brings the overall total to 9,409. See post #56.
EDIT: A Zygarde-GX promo (SM122), released 6/1/2018, and a Guzzlord League Promo (FLI 80) were added. Total 9,411. Post #59.
EDIT: A League Promo, Beast Ring (FLI 102), was added. Total 9,412. Post #60.
EDIT: A new Forces of Nature GX promo box, with Thundurus GX (SM133) and Tornadus GX (SM134) was added. Release 7/6/2018. Total 9,414. Post #61.
EDIT: The version 2.54 update (7/31/2018) added a foil Promo Pikachu (BW54), source unknown, and deleted two cards from the database. Total 9,413. See post #67.
EDIT: Celestial Storm and new promos added 335 new cards (324 for CES, and 11 others). This brings the overall total to 9,748. See post #68.
EDIT: The glitches that appeared in the v2.54 update were fixed. A Pikachu Promo was removed, and two missing cards were restored. Total 9,749. See post #69.
EDIT: The 2018 World Championships gameplay set was added, which brings 6 more Champions Festival Stadiums in various languages. Total 9,755. Post #70.
EDIT: The v2.55 update added a League Promo, Metagross (CES 95). Total 9,756. Post #71.
EDIT: The set Dragon Majesty added 134 cards (116 Pokémon & 18 Trainers). This brings the overall total to 9,890. See post #73.
EDIT: 14 cards were added (9/7/2018). Two are DRM promos (Latias & Latios) and 12 are alternates from the upcoming Battle Arena Decks. Total 9,904. See post #74.
EDIT: Four promos were added (9/21/2018). Naganadel-GX is in DRM Elite Trainer Box, and 3 new Eevee Tins include Glaceon-GX, Leafeon-GX, and Sylveon-GX. Total 9,908. Post #75.
EDIT: A League Promo, Steven's Resolve (CES 145), was added. Total 9,909. Post #78.
EDIT: Six promos were added. All are GX's from Promo Box Sets. Lunala & Solgaleo (release Oct 5), Dragonite & Kingdra (release Oct 19), and Reshiram & Zekrom (release Oct 26). Total is now 9,915. See post #79.
EDIT: A promo Ultra Necrozma-GX (SM126) was added to the game, released 10/26/2018, from a DRM promo box. Total 9916. Post #82.
EDIT: With the v2.57 update, two Alternate Promos, Tapu Fini GX (BUS 39a) and Tapu Lele GX (GRI 60a) were added (release Nov 2). Total 9918. Post #83.
EDIT: Lost Thunder and new promos added 433 cards to the game (414 for LOT, and 19 others). This brings the overall total to 10,351. See post #85.
EDIT: A League Promo, Lost Blender (LOT 181), was added. Total 10,352. Post #88.
EDIT: 12 cards that were previously considered "unobtainable" (and not tradable) were removed with the v2.59 update. This corrects the overall count to 10,340. See post #89.
Edited by RobRatt, 12 December 2018 - 09:54 PM.