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Code Card (TCGO)

The reverse of a code card included with the Pyroar Box. The code is on the side not pictured.

Certain specially-marked physical Pokémon Trading Card Game products will come with a Code Card that can be used to redeem virtual cards or other virtual products for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online. Code cards are available in physical Theme Decks, Elite Trainer Boxes, Booster packs and other products that state that they contain a code card or contain the TCGO symbol on the packaging.

The face side of each code card has an unique 11-digit alpha-numeric code and an equivalent QR Code that can be redeemed on the official Pokémon website or in-game. Each card can only be redeemed once. The card also provides instructions on how to redeem the code, including a website address. The reverse side of the card features art related to the TCGO. Generally, there are two designs. For a code card obtained in a Booster pack, the design on the reverse of the card (and the text on the face of the card) provides a clue as to whether the guaranteed Rare card is a Regular Rare (dark green background on the reverse of the card, with text on the face that says "Use this code to unlock your online booster pack. Visit: www.pokemon.com/redeem") or a Holofoil Rare, Ultra Rare or Secret Rare (silver and green background on the reverse of the card, with text on the face that reads "Use this code to unlock your online reward. Visit: www.pokemon.com/tcgo"). Some promotional products that include code cards may include a silver and green code card, or a unique themed code card that matches the style of the product (for example, the Chesnaught code card from its respective Kalos Power Tins).

As a general rule:

  • All standard 60-card Theme decks will unlock their respective cards, as well as a coin. All of these cards are tradable and can be used in any way desired.
  • Elite Trainer Boxes unlock Gameplay items including a deckbox and sleeves. Most will unlock no cards (though the Booster packs included with an Elite Trainer Box will each have their own code cards that can be redeemed). These items can be traded as well.
  • Booster packs will unlock a random Booster pack from that expansion. It will not be the same set of cards that was inside the physical Booster pack. A Booster pack that yields a physical Holographic, Ultra or Secret Rare card may provide a TCGO card of different Rarity.
  • If an online code card is included, multipack boxes such as the Charizard-EX Box and tins will unlock rewards ranging from a single card to a full 60-card deck, depending on the product the code card came with.

Promotional Codes

Certain special codes are not associated with physical products and while available for redeeming can be used by more than one player, with occasions where a code could be redeemed by an account more than once. These codes do not follow a naming pattern and usually unlock untradeable items.

Code Content Availability Notes
PokemonTCG Black Cap (Avatar Item) 201?/??/?? to 2015/??/??
PLAYONLINE2011 Zoroark-Illusions Boots* (Avatar Item) 2011/??/?? to 201?/??/??
PokemonTheMovieBlack Black Hat (Avatar Item) 2011/??/?? to 201?/??/??
PokemonTheMovieWhite White Unova Hat (Avatar Item) 2011/??/?? to 201?/??/??
Elfhat2011 Santa Hat (Avatar Item)
Elf Hat (Avatar Item)
2011/??/?? to 201?/??/??
MEWTWO2012 Mewtwo-EX Hat (Avatar Item) 2012/??/?? to 2019/??/??
NextDestinies
DarkExplorers
DragonsExalted
Pokémon-EX Hat (Avatar item) 201?/??/?? to 2019/??/??
BoundariesCrossed
PlasmaFreeze
PlasmaStorm
PlasmaBlast
LegendaryTreasures
Flashfire
FuriousFists
PhantomForces
PrimalClash
RoaringSkies
AncientOrigins
Rallying Cry deck
Luxury Soccer Jersey (Avatar item)
201?/??/?? to 2019/??/?? Players could obtain up to 4 copies of the deck.
PLAYONLINE2012 Maroon Letterman Jacket (Avatar item) 2012/??/?? to 20??/??/?? Players could obtain up to 4 copies of the deck.
HALLOWEENMUMMY Mummy Hat (Avatar item)
Mummy Shirt (Avatar item)
Mummy Top (Avatar item)
Mummy Pants (Avatar item)
Mummy Shoes (Avatar item)
2014/??/?? to 20??/??/??
HALLOWEENSCARECROW Scarecrow Hat (Avatar item)
Scarecrow Shirt (Avatar item)
Scarecrow Pants (Avatar item)
Scarecrow Shoes (Avatar item)
2014/??/?? to 20??/??/??
HALLOWEENWITCH Witch Hat (Avatar item)
Witch Top (Avatar item)
Witch Pants (Avatar item)
2014/??/?? to 20??/??/??
QF8W-3LY1
POKEMON-TCGO-APP-LAUNCH
PIDGI-PLAYS-POKEMON-TCGO-2014-SEPT
NUGGETBRIDGE-OVER-TO-POKEMON-TCGO-APP
TOPCUT-STRATEGY-POKEMON-TCGO-APP
MARRILAND-PLAYS-POKEMON-TCGO-APP
BULBAGARDEN-POKEMON-TCGO-APP-FUN
DAD-POKEMON-TCGO-APP-FAN
PURPLEPAWN-POKEMON-TCGO-APP
SHACKNEWS-POKEMON-TCG-ONLINE-NEWS
POKEMON-TCGO-POKEMON-CROSSROADS
TOONZONE-POKEMON-TCG-ONLINE-APP
SLIDE-TO-PLAY-POKEMON-TCGO-TODAY
REACTOR-LOVES-POKEMON-TCGO-APP
GAMEINFORMER2014-POKEMON-TCGO-APP
JWITTZ-POKEMON-TCGO
148APPS-PLAYS-POKEMON-TCGO
MACRUMORS-SEPT-POKEMON-TCGO-APP
POKEMON-TCGO-WELCOMES-POKEJUNGLE
NINTENDO-LIFE-LIVES-FOR-POKEMON-TCGO
TINYCARTRIDGE-POKEMON-TCGO-CODE
THE-AVERAGE-GAMER-PLAYS-POKEMON-TCGO-APP
EPLAYS-POKEMON-TCGO-APP
MCM-BUZZ-POKEMON-TCGO-APP
APPS-PYYT78-POKEMON-TCGO-APP
Furious Fists, Flashfire, XY or Legendary Treasures Booster pack 2014/10/06 to 2014/10/10 Pack type was determined individually by how many times each redemption code was redeemed, from left to right.
PLAYERSCUP2REG Full Art Zacian V 2020/12/05 to 2020/12/14 Was limited to the first 50,000 players.
PLAYERSCUP2GLOBAL Full Art Professor's Research 2020/12/11 to 2020/12/21 Was limited to the first 25,000 players.