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The Pokémon Company showed off more cards from the special Pokémon: Detective Pikachu TCG expansion just last month. Using art showcasing the film’s renders, we were able to see a few teases of cards, as well as the cards that could be obtained through in-store promo events.

Bulbasaur, Psyduck, and Snubbull were the only three promo cards tied to retailers. Now that there’s a dedicated site for the expansion, more details about them have been shared, including dates.

Kicking off the film’s release, Snubbull will be available at GameStop on May 10th. Psyduck follows on May 11th at Target, and Bulbasaur closes out the trio a week later on May 18th at Walmart. A list of participating locations has yet to be shared, but given the scope and possible hype for the film, it wouldn’t be unheard of if all stores received these promo cards.

In the meantime, the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu TCG line launches today! You can collect the first 18 cards and a few promo cards, thanks to various case files. You can check out the available TCG options at GameStop. Keep in mind though: your collection won’t be complete until next month when Pokémon: Detective Pikachu debuts in theaters on May 10th.


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Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)