Battle Academy (TCG)

Pokemon TCG Battle Academy Logo.png
Pokemon TCG Battle Academy Box Cover Image.png
Box art
Release date June 21, 2020 Early US release
July 31, 2020 International
Types used FireLightningPsychic
Coin TCGBA Silver PikachuCharizardMewtwo Coin.png

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy is a Deck Kit for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It was released exclusively to Target stores in the United States on June 21, 2020 and later released everywhere on July 31, 2020.

On February 12, 2021, the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy was elected as the "Game of the Year" by The Toy Association.

Description

Join the Pokémon Trainers at the Battle Academy!

Prepare for a Pokémon battle with the ready-to-play Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy! The Battle Academy includes everything two players need to play, with guides so your first game is easy to follow.

You can choose Charizard or Pikachu to lead your team in a heads-up battle against another Trainer. Then, switch up the decks to play Mewtwo against Charizard or Pikachu, and lead a different team of Pokémon into the arena! With a little strategy and a little luck, you can battle with the best!

Information

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy is a beginner-friendly Deck Kit with three decks. Each deck comes with its own deck box, and the Charizard and Pikachu decks have guides detailing how to use them. Additionally, a two-player playmat game board, status and GX counters, a rule book, an over-sized coin, and a TCGO code card are included. The product is based on the Japanese Family Pokémon Card Game.

All of the cards within the decks are reprints but have colored silhouettes of the main Pokémon at the bottom right of the card. Cards within the Charizard and Pikachu decks also have a number next to the silhouette, so the decks can be numbered according to their guides; the Mewtwo deck has no guide and thus no numbers. Notably, several cards within the decks are from the Dragon Majesty and Hidden Fates expansions, which were only previously available from specifically set-themed products.

This product contains exclusive prints of 2 different cards:

Deck lists

Charizard Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
1 Charmander [Burning Shadows 18/147]  
2 Fire Energy   E
3 Fire Energy   E
4 Kangaskhan [Dragon Majesty 55/70]  
5 Fire Energy   E
6 Fire Energy   E
7 Salazzle [Unified Minds 34/236]  
8 Fire Energy   E
9 Fire Energy   E
10 Fire Energy   E
11 Fire Energy   E
12 Fire Energy   E
13 Salandit [Ultra Prism 25/156]  
14 Potion [Sun & Moon 127/149] I
15 Charmeleon [Hidden Fates 8/68]  
16 Charmander [Burning Shadows 18/147]  
17 Fire Energy   E
18 Salandit [Ultra Prism 25/156]  
19 Fire Energy   E
20 Fire Energy   E
21 Cynthia [Ultra Prism 119/156] Su
22 Fire Energy   E
23 Salazzle [Unified Minds 34/236]  
24 Fire Energy   E
25 Welder [Unbroken Bonds 189/214] Su
26 Eevee [Hidden Fates 49/68]  
27 Flareon [SM Promo 186]  
28 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
29 Fire Energy   E
30 Charmeleon [Hidden Fates 8/68]  
31 Salandit [Ultra Prism 25/156]  
32 Fire Energy   E
33 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
34 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds 189/236] Su
35 Fire Energy   E
36 Eevee [Hidden Fates 49/68]  
37 Potion [Sun & Moon 127/149] I
38 Fire Energy   E
39 Charizard [Dragon Majesty 3/70]  
40 Switch [Sun & Moon 132/149] I
41 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
42 Charmander [Burning Shadows 18/147]  
43 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
44 Flareon [SM Promo 186]  
45 Pokémon Fan Club [Ultra Prism 133/156] Su
46 Moltres [Lost Thunder 38/214]  
47 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds 189/236] Su
48 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
49 Salazzle [Unified Minds 34/236]  
50 Cynthia [Ultra Prism 119/156] Su
51 Charmeleon [Hidden Fates 8/68]  
52 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
53 Kangaskhan [Dragon Majesty 55/70]  
54 Pokémon Catcher [Sun & Moon 126/149] I
55 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
56 Charmander [Burning Shadows 18/147]  
57 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
58 Switch [Sun & Moon 132/149] I
59 Cynthia [Ultra Prism 119/156] Su
60 Charizard  [Hidden Fates 9/68]  

Pikachu Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
1 Blitzle [Lost Thunder 81/214]  
2 Pikachu [Hidden Fates 19/68]  
3 Lightning Energy   E
4 Lightning Energy   E
5 Chansey [Hidden Fates 46/68]  
6 Electabuzz [Ultra Prism 43/156]  
7 Lightning Energy   E
8 Lightning Energy   E
9 Lightning Energy   E
10 Lightning Energy   E
11 Lightning Energy   E
12 Lightning Energy   E
13 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
14 Tauros [Unified Minds 164/236]  
15 Pikachu [Hidden Fates 19/68]  
16 Zebstrika [Team Up 45/181]  
17 Lightning Energy   E
18 Lightning Energy   E
19 Blitzle [Lost Thunder 81/214]  
20 Potion [Sun & Moon 127/149] I
21 Lightning Energy   E
22 Lightning Energy   E
23 Zebstrika [Team Up 45/181]  
24 Cynthia [Ultra Prism 119/156] Su
25 Alolan Raichu [SM Promo 65; Non Holofoil]  
26 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds 189/236] Su
27 Lightning Energy   E
28 Pokémon Fan Club [Ultra Prism 133/156] Su
29 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
30 Pikachu [Hidden Fates 19/68]  
31 Lightning Energy   E
32 Electivire [Burning Shadows 43/147]  
33 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
34 Electropower [Lost Thunder 172/214] I
35 Lightning Energy   E
36 Switch [Sun & Moon 132/149] I
37 Tauros [Unified Minds 164/236]  
38 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
39 Lightning Energy   E
40 Potion [Sun & Moon 127/149] I
41 Electabuzz [Ultra Prism 43/156]  
42 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
43 Lightning Energy   E
44 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds 189/236] Su
45 Blitzle [Lost Thunder 81/214]  
46 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds 189/236] Su
47 Chansey [Hidden Fates 46/68]  
48 Lightning Energy   E
49 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
50 Cynthia [Ultra Prism 119/156] Su
51 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds 189/236] Su
52 Switch [Sun & Moon 132/149] I
53 Electivire [Burning Shadows 43/147]  
54 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
55 Pikachu [Hidden Fates 19/68]  
56 Alolan Raichu [SM Promo 65; Non Holofoil]  
57 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
58 Electabuzz [Ultra Prism 43/156]  
59 Cynthia [Ultra Prism 119/156] Su
60 Raichu  [Hidden Fates 20/68]  


Mewtwo Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
31/68 Mewtwo  [Hidden Fates]  
89/214 Espeon [Lost Thunder]  
49/68 Eevee [Hidden Fates]  
97/236 Toxapex [Unified Minds]  
105/214 Mareanie [Lost Thunder]  
32/68 Mew [Hidden Fates]  
84/236 Mesprit [Unified Minds]  
87/236 Cresselia [Unified Minds]  
50/68 Snorlax [Hidden Fates]  
189/236 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds] Su
119/156 Cynthia [Ultra Prism] Su
119/149 Great Ball [Sun & Moon] I
120/149 Hau [Sun & Moon] Su
126/149 Pokémon Catcher [Sun & Moon] I
127/149 Potion [Sun & Moon] I
132/149 Switch [Sun & Moon] I
Psychic Energy   E 18×


Product images

Game board
Pikachu Deck
Charizard Deck
Mewtwo Deck
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins
The Sneak-Peek Tins


In other languages

Language Title
  French Académie de Combat du Jeu de Cartes à Collectionner Pokémon
  German Pokémon-Sammelkartenspiel: Kampfakademie
  Italian Accademia Lotta del Gioco di Carte Collezionabili Pokémon



  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions and releases
Bold indicates a main expansion. Italics indicate a special set. Releases that are entirely composed of prints from other releases are small.
Sword & Shield Series
SWSH Black Star Promos
Sword & Shield: Sword & Shield Build & Battle BoxRillaboom Theme DeckCinderace Theme DeckInteleon Theme Deck
Rebel Clash: Rebel Clash Build & Battle BoxZacian Theme DeckZamazenta Theme Deck
Pikachu & Zekrom-GX League Battle DeckReshiram & Charizard-GX League Battle DeckBattle Academy
Darkness Ablaze: Darkness Ablaze Build & Battle BoxGalarian Darmanitan Theme DeckGalarian Sirfetch'd Theme Deck
Pokémon Futsal CollectionChampion's Path
Vivid Voltage: Vivid Voltage Build & Battle BoxCharizard Theme DeckDrednaw Theme Deck
Zacian V League Battle DeckV Battle Deck—Venusaur vs BlastoiseMcDonald's Collection 2021
Shining Fates
Battle Styles: Battle Styles Build & Battle Box
Chilling Reign
Sword & Shield Era
S-P Promotional cards
V Starter Sets
SwordShield: Sword & Shield Premium Trainer Box
Zacian + Zamazenta BoxVMAX Rising
Rebellion Crash
Charizard & Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter SetsExplosive Walker
Infinity Zone
Legendary HeartbeatV Starter Decks
Amazing Volt Tackle
VMAX Special SetShiny Star V
Venusaur & Blastoise VMAX Starter Sets
Single Strike MasterRapid Strike Master
Single Strike & Rapid Strike Premium Trainer BoxesPeerless Fighters
Silver LanceJet-Black Spirit
Silver Lance & Jet-Black Spirit Jumbo Pack SetEevee Heroes
Towering PerfectionSky Stream