We’ve all witnessed a rising interest of trading card game, aka TCG, especially when it comes to Pokemon trading card game. More people are hunting for not just new collections, but also rare and hard-to-find cards. TCGs that are trending right now include Pokemon, Digimon, Vanguard, One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards, and even virtual cards like Steam’s Dota 2 trading cards. Not all trading cards are available in Malaysia, or they’re more expensive to buy locally.
Our editor has gathered 5 best reputable sites for you to avoid getting fake trading cards, and shop your favourite TCG overseas including Pokemon card packs with the help of Buyandship! Whether you’re new to TCG or experienced, we’ve included a little guide for you to get to know your Pokemon cards! Don’t forget to shop Pokemon card sleeves to store your trading card collections safely!
Q&A: Get to Know Your Pokemon Trading Cards
How to Check My Pokemon Card Type, Energy Type?
Browse the Pokemon TCG Card Database where you can find any Pokemon cards! Search based on card type, energy, rarity, expansion and many more.
How to Estimate the Rarity of Pokemon Cards?
Each card has different “pull rates” to determine its rarity. Symbols shown on a card can give you an estimate of rarity. E.g., a circle means Common which doesn’t cost a lot, while cards with a diamond are Uncommon. If there’s a star, that Pokemon card is rare.
What Are the Types of Pokemon TCG Cards?
► Booster Packs
Contains approx. 10 random cards in a set. It’s a quick way to gather random cards but you won’t know the cards until you’ve unwrapped the metallic packaging!
► Theme Decks
Ideal for beginners as it usually contains a rulebook, playmat, coin and a complete 60 card deck.
► Trainer Kits
Similar to theme decks, it’s ideal for beginners. It contains 2 x 30 card half decks which is perfect for two people to start the game!
Ideal for experienced collectors or players. Usually, they contain a promotional ultra rare card which many are excited to get, with a variety of booster packs.
► Elite Trainer Box
Ideal for more experienced players. It’s a “boost” for competitive players which contains approx. 8 booster packs, card sleeves, energy cards of each type, dice, a die and a player’s guide.
A metal tin for gimmick purpose only. It usually contains random pieces of Pokemon merchandise with an ultra rare card.
Best Places to Buy Trading Cards Online
EB Games AU
You can get your hands on the latest drops of your favourite trading cards here! It stocks a wide range of Pokemon card packs, limited Pokemon GX cards, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh cards and more!
Editor’s Pick : Pokemon Eevee Evolutions Premium Collection
Pokemon Center US
Official store to buy original Pokemon TCG trading cards! From booster packs, battle and theme decks to elite trainer box, you can find special edition trading cards from Pokemon Center!
Editor’s Pick : Pokemon Sword & Shield-Lost Origin Elite Trainer Box
A large site for all sorts of trading cards, ranging from Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Dragon Ball to Digimon, One Piece and more! It stocks rare to super rare TCGs here including special booster cards.
Editor’s Pick : Digimon TCG Special Booster – Tai Kamiya
Calling all TCG collectors! Target is a great site to get collectible trading cards at low prices. You can find trading cards of Pokemon, Star Wars, Dragon Ball, Yu-Gi-Oh!
💡 Tips : Remember to use our Los Angeles warehouse address for all your orders from Target!
Editor’s Pick : Yu-Gi-Oh! 2022 Tin of The Pharaoh’s Gods
Game Nerdz US
Apart from popular trading card games from Pokemon, Digimon, One Piece, Battle Spirits Saga, the site has TCG accessories for sale such as deck boxes and card sleeves!
Editor’s Pick : Pokemon Shining Fates – Pikachu V Collection