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New Player..noob question...Can you Redeem real life cards for use in game?


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Title, basically...

 

Can you redeem your paper cards for use online?

 

Hello!

 

The short answer is no, but certain packs contain redeemable cards. You can't redeem individual cards in the TCGO. The physical TCG producs however do contain codes that are redeemable here. The things you can redeem are:

 

  • Theme Decks: If you enter the code that comes with the theme deck, you will obtain all of its cards in the TCG.

 

  • Booster packs. Physical booster packs come with a code as well. When you redeem it you will obtain a booster pack in the TCGO. Do note, however, that the cards contained in the physical booster pack and the ones contained on the virtual one you redeemed are not the same. The cards from your virtual booster packs are randomly generated the moment you open it.

 

  • Boxes and promos: There are some boxes that can contain special cards, gameplay items and a few booster packs. When you buy one with a promo card, you will in fact get that same card in the TCGO by redeeming the code. The booster packs that come with it do contain random (different) cards though. For example, the Mythical Mew Box that came out a little bit ago comes with a code that when redeem gives you a promo mew card, 2 generations booster packs and 1 mew sleeves.

 

So for example, if you buy a card from someone, that card does not come with an individual code that can be reedemed. Only decks, packs and boxes can be redeemed.

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Thanks very much for the prompt answers, very helpful..

 

one more newbie question..

 

About trading..

 

I'm not sure how to do this yet..all my cards and boosters and what not have a grey locked symbol, I'm not sure how to tag them for trade, or how to start a trade, I know there is something obvious I'm missing, alas, that's always been an issue XD

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Thanks very much for the prompt answers, very helpful..

 

one more newbie question..

 

About trading..

 

I'm not sure how to do this yet..all my cards and boosters and what not have a grey locked symbol, I'm not sure how to tag them for trade, or how to start a trade, I know there is something obvious I'm missing, alas, that's always been an issue XD

 

Those cards are "tradelocked," i.e. they can't be traded. Almost all the cards that the game gives you for free are tradelocked. The only items obtained through the game that are tradable are tournament booster packs and chests, any cards contained in them, pikachu boxes (it's an avatar items pack) and any items redeem from codes from the aforementioned sources.

 

All of your cards in your collection will have 2 numbers below them: 1 with the lock to the right (how many tradelocked copies you have) and 1 without any icons to the left (how many tradable copies you own).

 

Any card obtained from the following will be tradelocked:

 

  • Trainer Challenge rewards.

 

  • Winner's Wheel at the end of a match.

 

  • Daily Challenge booster packs.

 

  • Cards coming from theme decks, booster packs and promo packs from the token shop.

 

  • Vs Ladder rewards.

 

The following items are tradable:

 

  • Anything redeemed from a physical code.

 

  • Gem items (Canada Only, and for the love of god let's not start another argument on this here since that's not the point of this topic xd)

 

  • Any prize from tournaments.

 

  • Avatar boxes (currently only pikachu boxes are available).

 

 

EDIT: The reason you can't tag for trade a card that you have 0 tradable copies of is because you can't trade something you don't own any (tradable) copies of.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I went to www.pokemon.com/tcgo but I can't find the redeem option anywhere... I just made the account today on my phone

The www.pokemon.com/TCGO doesn't link to the code redemption anymore. Instead, it redirects to the client download page. I know that the code card text hasn't been changed much since the web beta (when you could redeem the codes on the website), and that seems to thow off a fair amount of new players.

 

Also, there is not a client compatible with any phone at the moment. There are clients for PC, Mac, and iPad, but that is it.

 

 

TL;DR version: You can't redeem codes on the website, you need to install the game on a compatible device first.

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