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Pokémon TCG Live (PC, Mobile): all the updates (latest: Ver. 1.15.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Pokémon TCG Live on PC, Android, and iOS!

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.15.0

  • Release date: June 17th 2024 (North America) / June 18th 2024 (Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Cards

  • Legacy Energy (TWM #167): Fixed an issue where the “once per game” restriction did not clear when going into Sudden Death.
  • Okidogi (TWM #111): Fixed an issue where the Adrena-Power Ability incorrectly boosted the damage done to Benched Pokémon when using the attack from Technical Machine: Blindside (PAR #176).
  • Temple of Sinnoh (ASR #155): Fixed an issue where certain Special Energy effects did not get suppressed under certain circumstances.
  • Great Tusk (TEF #097): Fixed an issue where the Land Collapse attack did not discard more than one card after the player played an Ancient Supporter card and the opponent had less than four cards in their deck.
  • Magcargo (TEF #029): Fixed an issue where the Lava Zone Ability would trigger when Magcargo’s owner’s Active Pokémon was moved to their Bench during their opponent’s turn.
  • Palafin (TWM #060): Fixed client instability issues when using the Zero to Hero Ability.
  • Jamming Tower (TWM #153): Fixed an issue where the card effect did not block the effect of Hero’s Cape (TEF #152).
  • Greninja ex (TWM #106): Fixed an issue where the Mirage Barrage attack’s damage calculation did not account for the damage reduction effect of Double Turbo Energy (BRS #152) if any Energy from that card was chosen to be discarded as a cost of the attack.

Deck Manager/Editor

  • Fixed an issue where decks with no cards would occasionally appear in the Deck Editor.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes deleting duplicated decks did not remove them from the account.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an issue where card images failed to load when starting a match.
  • Fixed an issue on mobile devices where the scroll speed for emotes was too quick.
  • Fixed some visual effect issues when ACE SPEC cards were played.
  • Fixed an issue where players could not select valid targets to move Energy, Tools, or damage counters to when the target had an effect that would prevent the movement.
  • Fixed an issue where client instability could occur when cards in play were returned to the hand or shuffled into the deck.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.14.0

  • Release date: May 21st 2024 (North America) / May 22nd 2024 (Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Added support for the Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet—Twilight Masquerade expansion.
  • Added in visual effects when using ACE SPEC cards.
  • Updated visual effects for Poisoned, Burned, and Confused Special Conditions.

Cards

  • Arezu (LOR #153): Fixed an issue in the Battle Log where the cards chosen were not viewable by the opponent.
  • Flutter Mane (TEF #078): Fixed an issue with the Midnight Fluttering Ability where the client incorrectly had the opponent choose which Pokémon Tool card to discard when suppressing Abilities that allow for more than one Pokémon Tools to be attached.
  • Rika (PAR #172): Fixed an issue where the effect did not shuffle the remaining cards before placing them at the bottom of the deck.
  • Revavroom ex (OBF #156): Fixed an issue where up to four Pokémon Tools were still attached after devolving Revavroom ex.
  • Fixed an issue where certain deck search effects did not allow the player to choose the number of cards to take.
  • Machoke (GRI #64): Fixed an issue where the effect of the Daunting Pose Ability did not clear after Machoke is evolved.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an inconsistent display issue for reparenting damage actions in the Battle Log.
  • Fixed an interaction issue between Primarina’s (LOT #67) Harmonics Ability and Goodra’s (FST #197) Slimy Room Ability.
  • Fixed an issue where the player did not have the option to mulligan their setup hand if it contains no Basic Pokémon other than Luxray (CRZ #044) and Shedinja (VIV #066).

General

  • Fixed an issue for iOS devices where the client would occasionally crash when entering the main page.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.13.0

  • Release date: April 16th 2024 (North America) / April 17th 2024 (Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Code Card Redemption

  • Fixed an issue where the Gyarados ex card sleeves were not granted when redeeming the Gyarados ex Premium Collection code.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an issue where certain attacks that asked players to choose a number of damage counters were missing text in the Battle Log.
  • Fixed an issue where certain effects that took a long time to resolve could cause the opponent to lose their turn.

Tutorial

  • Fixed a rare issue where the client became unresponsive when entering the first tutorial battle.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.12.0

  • Release date: March 19th 2024 (North America) / March 20th 2024 (Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Added support for the Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet—Temporal Forces expansion.
  • Added support for the 2024 Standard format rotation.
  • Rebalanced the Ranked Ladder Rank Points for winning and losing matches, and decreased Rank Points needed to reach higher leagues.
  • Implemented error messaging to players when the game client requires a restart.
  • Implemented and improved certain card holographic VFX.
  • Updated the interactions between “at end of turn” and “until end of turn” effects.

Battle Pass

  • Fixed an issue where occasionally the incorrect amount of Battle Pass XP was granted when redeeming rewards.

Cards

  • Mr. Mime (MEW #122): Fixed an issue where the effect of the Mimic Barrier Ability incorrectly blocked damage from the player’s own Pokémon.
  • Aurora Energy (SSH #186): Fixed an issue where the player was not required to discard a card when attaching Aurora Energy using an effect.
  • Ditto V (SHF #050): Fixed an issue where the restriction on using the V Transformation Ability only once per turn did not transfer to the selected Pokémon.
  • Torracat (SIT #031): Fixed an issue where the Gritty Claws attack effect did not protect against attacks that bypass effects on the opponent’s Pokémon.

Code Card Redemption

  • Fixed an issue where redeeming code cards for Pokémon TCG: Black & White booster packs did not display the correct booster pack name.

General

  • Fixed an issue where occasionally players were unable to use the Home tab to navigate to the Home screen after conceding a match.
  • Fixed an issue on iOS devices where the game experienced slowdowns when loading into the main menu.
  • Fixed an issue where the game became unresponsive when logging in on certain devices running iOS versions older than v14.5.

Matchmaking

  • Fixed an issue where errors in matchmaking were caused by wearing certain pieces of avatar customizations.

Tutorial

  • Fixed an issue on the desktop client where the game became unresponsive when opening the Settings menu right before a tutorial match.

Shop

  • Fixed an issue where the game could become unresponsive when navigating to the avatar customization page after starting up a new client.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.11.0

  • Release date: February 20th 2024 (North America) / February 21st 2024 (Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Cards

  • Medicham V (EVS #185): Fixed an issue where the player going second could not evolve a Pokémon placed in the first turn during the extra turn granted by the Yoga Loop attack.
  • Exp. Share (SVI #174): Fixed an issue where Exp. Share attached to Benched Pokémon did not activate if an Exp. Share on the Active Pokémon was suppressed.
  • Lunatone (OBF #093): Fixed an issue where the New Moon Ability incorrectly blocked the effect of Glimwood Tangle (DAA #162).

Gameplay/Battle

  • Updated visuals for the Special Condition Confused.

General

  • Updated the minimum Android OS version for Pokémon TCG Live. Players running Android 8 or lower will need to update to a newer version to continue playing Pokémon TCG Live.

Quests

  • Optimized quest completion, and fixed an issue where occasionally incorrect Battle Pass experience amounts were granted.
  • Fixed an issue where Knock Outs caused by devolution did not progress Knock Out quests.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.10.0

  • Release date: January 23rd 2024 (North America) / January 24th 2024 (Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Added support for the Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet—Paldean Fates expansion.
  • Added support for Shiny ultra rare cards.
  • Added new card and gameplay item visuals.

Accessories

  • Fixed an issue where the Rotom Dex: Silver Rainbow Coin visuals did not display correctly.

Cards

  • Swablu (PAR #152): Fixed an issue where the Bind Wound attack had no effect when used.
  • Toedscruel (PAR #017): Fixed an issue where the Slime Mold Colony Ability did not prevent the opponent from putting Item cards into their hand when using PokéStop (PGO #068).
  • Rapidash (ASR #022): Fixed an incorrect Energy cost issue with the Ring of Fire attack.
  • Greninja V-UNION (BSP #SWSH155) and Zacian V-UNION (BSP #SWSH163): Fixed an issue where the Union Gain attack effect was swapped if one of the cards was in the Active Spot and the other was in the hand or discard pile.
  • Entei (LOT #47): Fixed an issue where the Eruption attack ignored the opponent’s deck protection when calculating additional damage.
  • Scoop Up Net (RCL #165): Fixed an issue where attached cards did not discard at the same time the Pokémon returned to the hand.

Deck Manager Editor

  • Fixed an issue where occasionally the client became unresponsive when editing an imported deck that contained cards not owned by the player.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an issue where attacks that copy attacks from other cards were still able to occur even when affected by the Confused Special Condition and flipping tails.
  • Fixed an issue where the client became unstable and unresponsive when removing two or more Pokémon Tools from the same Pokémon.
  • Fixed an issue where damage was incorrectly calculated for attacks that depend on Prize cards taken, when the Prize card had an Ability or effect that was used after being taken.
  • Fixed an issue where occasionally the wrong card was shown for Global Status Conditions when multiple effects were active.
  • Fixed an issue where suppression effects that last until the end of the turn did not expire before effects that occur at the end of the turn.
  • Fixed an issue where the client became unresponsive when attaching an Energy card with Primarina’s (LOT #67) Harmonics Ability to a card like Skiploom (EVS #003) and activating its Solar Evolution Ability to select an Evolution card from the deck.

General

  • Fixed an issue on the mobile client where it becomes unresponsive when launching in landscape orientation.
  • Fixed an issue on the desktop client where it became unresponsive when navigating through menus in between the season ladder reward pop-up and the new ladder pop-up.
  • Fixed an issue where gender symbols did not display for Nidoran cards in some instances.

Matchmaking

  • Fixed an issue where certain avatar customizations displayed differently on different devices.

Shop

  • Fixed an issue where the Miraidon ex League Battle Deck shop item contained four copies of Energy Switch (SVI #173) instead of four copies of Boss’s Orders (PAL #172).
  • Fixed an issue where cards in a subset of the expansion did not display when viewing card galleries for certain expansions.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.9.2

  • Release date: December 5th 2023 (North America) / December 6th 2023 (Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Cards

  • Toedscruel (PAR #017): Fixed an issue where the Slime Mold Colony Ability did not prevent the opponent from putting Item cards into their hand when using PokéStop (PGO #068).
  • Future Booster Energy Capsule (PAR #164): Fixed an issue where the damage boost was incorrectly applied to Benched Pokémon.
  • Exp. Share (SVI #174): Updated the Energy- attachment steps when the card effect is triggered.
  • Zoroark (EVS #103): Fixed an issue during the Phantom Transformation Ability where the effect asks for an extra selection to swap cards.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an issue in matches where the game became unresponsive when players received a mulligan on a device set to certain non-English languages.
  • Fixed an issue in matches where the fizzle animation did not play when the effect of Big Parasol (DAA #157) blocked the player’s attempt to switch an opponent’s Benched Pokémon into the Active Spot.
  • Fixed an issue where certain card effects that can be used only during the first turn did not function correctly during the first turn of Sudden Death mode.
  • Fixed an issue where cards occasionally appeared invisible and could not be selected as part of certain card-selection effects.

General

  • Various other fixes and polish.

Matchmaking

  • Fixed a matchmaking issue where the game became unresponsive due to multiple users matching with the same opponent.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.9.1

  • Release date: November 11th 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed an issue where players in certain time zones encountered error 10099 when attempting to access the game.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.9.0

  • Release date: October 31st 2023 (North America) / November 1st 2023 (Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Added support for the Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet—Paradox Rift expansion.
  • Optimized various app processes to improve performance.
  • Added visual effects during matches for Ancient and Future cards.
  • Improved the match system to better reconnect players after disconnecting.
  • Updated the logic regarding simultaneous Knock-Outs.

Cards

  • Vespiquen (PAL #009): Fixed an issue where the Order a Raid attack allowed selecting a Benched Combee that had evolved into a Vespiquen.
  • Blaine’s Quiz Show (UNM #186): Fixed an issue where a match could be started with this card in the deck.
  • Snow Leaf Badge (EVS #159): Fixed an issue where the app became unresponsive when a player attached the card to a Leafeon or a Glaceon.
  • Gourgeist (EVS #077): Fixed an issue where the app could encounter various gameplay issues when a player successively used the Pandemonium attack.

Code Card Redemption

  • Fixed an issue on the desktop client where the error code was missing when a player attempted to redeem invalid or used codes.

Deck Manager Editor

  • Fixed an issue where the Pikachu, Worlds 2022: Navy Light Blue Rain coin no longer appeared in the collection of players who had previously redeemed a code card from the 2022 Pokémon TCG World Championships Decks product.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an issue where players were not consistently seeing their opponent’s emotes during a match.
  • Fixed an issue where the opponent was not shown cards shuffled from the discard pile into the deck when using certain effects.

General

  • Fixed an issue on the desktop client where the app could become unresponsive when launched on a system set to certain languages.

Matchmaking

  • Fixed an issue where the app could become unresponsive when a player canceled a friend match before the invite was accepted.

Ranked Ladder

  • Fixed an issue where the player’s currency balances were not visually updated when receiving currency rewards from the Ranked Ladder.

Tutorial

  • Fixed various scenarios in the tutorial where the app could become unresponsive.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.8.1

  • Release date: October 4th 2023 (North America) / October 5th 2023 (Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Cards

  • Victreebel (MEW #071): Fixed an issue where the effect text for the Slow-Acting Acid attack incorrectly displayed 0 instead of 12 damage counters being placed during the next turn.
  • Toedscruel ex (OBF #022): Fixed an issue where damage by the Colony Rush attack was incorrectly adding evolved Pokémon on the Bench, resulting in higher-than-expected damage.
  • Rare Candy (SUM #129) can now be used to evolve Antique Dome Fossil (MEW #152), Antique Helix Fossil (MEW #153), or Unidentified Fossil (UNM #210) into the corresponding Stage 2 Pokémon.

General

  • Various other fixes and polish.

Deck Manager/Editor

  • Fixed an issue in the Deck Editor where players could not switch between card-type tabs when editing a deck and returning to the Deck Editor menu.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where the quest-collection button could be selected multiple times under certain circumstances to gain multiple rewards.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.8.0

  • Release date: September 19th 2023 (North America) / September 20th 2023 (Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Added support for the Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet—151 expansion.
  • Updated animations for several foil patterns to improve their overall appearance on foil cards throughout the game.
  • Added support for visuals indicating a forced coin-flip result.

Cards

  • Fixed an issue where Eevee (SUM #101) Energy Evolution Ability and Skiploom (EVS #003) Solar Evolution Ability effects were not optional when triggered.
  • Collapsed Stadium (BRS #137): Fixed an issue where the opponent is incorrectly prompted to discard from their Bench first.
  • Deoxys (BSP #SM164): Fixed an issue where the Power Suction Ability could not be used to move energy to another Deoxys card.
  • Counter Energy (CIN #100): Fixed an issue where this card can be incorrectly targeted by effects that target specific Energy card types when the player has more Prize cards than their opponent.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an issue where the player’s hand may disappear when interacting with a playable card from the discard pile after the opponent’s turn ends.
  • Fixed an issue in matches where the client can become unresponsive if an attack is chosen right as the action timer runs out.
  • Fixed an issue where certain Tool cards with retaliation effects did not show their effects on the Status Effect screen under the correct conditions.
  • Fixed an issue where the selection arrow occasionally does not show up for cards available to promote to the Active spot. 

General

  • Fixed an issue where an empty collection pop-up window would occasionally appear after a match.
  • Fixed an issue on the mobile client where the app would restart if the player navigated away from the app.

Shop

  • Fixed an issue in the shop where the Sun & Moon expansions do not show when setting the filter to view all expansions available.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.7.0

  • Release date: August 8th 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Added support for the Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet—Obsidian Flames expansion.
  • The mobile game client now uses the full card image for all Pokémon and Stadium cards in play, rather than a condensed version of the card. 
  • Updated the UI visuals when displaying three or more attached Pokémon Tool cards.
  • Added an empty Energy icon for attacks that have a zero Energy cost.

Cards

  • Espeon VMAX (EVS #065): Fixed an issue where the Solar Revelation Ability did not prevent damage from retaliation attack effects.
  • Claydol (CES #79): Fixed an issue with the Miraculous Spin attack where it did not count the number of Steven’s Resolve (CES #145) cards in the discard pile.
  • Oranguru (BSP #SM13): Fixed an issue where the Instruct Ability could be used from the discard pile.
  • Shedinja (LOT #95): Fixed an issue where using the Vessel of Life Ability did not discard attached cards.

Code Card Redemption

  • Fixed an issue that prevented a booster pack from opening if cards received from that pack would include a parallel foil Basic Energy card.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the game client from opening any Build & Battle Box product that had been added to a player’s collection via code card redemption on the Pokémon TCG Live website.
  • Fixed a rare issue where no rewards were given when redeeming a code from a Series Two Play! Pokémon Prize Pack.

Deck Manager/Editor

  • Fixed an issue where Credits could not be exchanged to obtain Pokémon V-UNION.
  • Fixed an issue where players could not exchange Credits for more than four parallel foil Basic Energy cards.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an issue where Cheryl (BST #123) would discard all Energy from an Evolution Pokémon that had already been fully healed by a different effect during the same turn.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some sound effects for Metal-type Pokémon to always be played at maximum volume, including when sound effects were turned off in the Settings menu.

Shop

  • Fixed an issue where hyper rare Basic Energy cards were not part of the possible card pool when opening booster packs.
  • Fixed an issue in the shop where the “no cards to display” error message was displayed in English regardless of the game’s language setting.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.6.0

  • Release date: June 6th 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Added support for the Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet—Paldea Evolved expansion.
  • Updated certain menus and flows during the migration process.
  • Updated some gameplay visual effects.
  • Added error messaging in the Deck Editor when mixing alternate-art versions of a Pokémon V-UNION in a deck.
  • Added visual feedback when a Pokémon’s Ability prevents taking a Prize card for a Knock Out.
  • Added animations for certain card movements during a match.
  • Updated UI elements in the tutorial regarding relevant information.
  • Improved code redemption errors for invalid codes.

Highlights

  • Kirlia (SIT #068), Gardevoir (SIT #069): Fixed an issue where using Kirlia’s Refinement Ability prevented Gardevoir from using the Refinement Ability on the same turn after evolving.
  • Zoroark (EVS #103): Fixed an issue where the Phantom Transformation Ability was incorrectly able to select another Zoroark.
  • Fixed an issue where mulligans showed Basic Pokémon.
  • Fixed an issue where the Prize cards disappeared from play under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue in the Deck Editor where the owned card count occasionally showed more than the max limit.

Avatar

  • Fixed an issue where avatars could equip clothing items that the player did not own.

Cards

  • Fixed an issue where some cards in certain languages were missing portions of the card art.
  • Manaphy (BSP #SWSH275): The additional effect of the Aqua Bullet attack now correctly does damage to a Benched Pokémon.
  • Serperior VSTAR (SIT #008): The Regal Blender attack no longer prompts the player to move Energy when no targets are available.

Deck Manager/Editor

  • Fixed an issue where searching for certain cards in the Deck Editor screen caused visual issues to occur.
  • Fixed an issue where there was a character limit when searching cards.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an issue where the Evolution sound effect played for the opponent’s Pokémon even when sound was muted.
  • Fixed an issue where certain game-board transitions were not playing.
  • Fixed an issue during a match where the player could not switch between pages on the Global Status Effect filters.

General

  • Fixed an issue where occasionally, when navigating through menus, the top navigation bar disappeared.

Matchmaking

  • Fixed an issue in the match results where the win/loss condition was not displayed.

Tutorial (FTUE)

  • Fixed an issue where certain actions during the tutorial could cause the client to become unresponsive.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.5.0

  • Release date: May 2nd 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Highlights

  • Gardevoir ex (SVI #086): Fixed an issue where the Psychic Embrace Ability could not be used under certain circumstances.
  • Added support for playing the alternate-art versions of Pokémon V-UNION.
  • Fixed an issue where occasionally a valid deck for Expanded play was marked invalid and could not be used to find a match.
  • Fixed an issue where players were being matched with multiple opponents, which led to multiple match losses and high ladder point decreases.

Avatar

  • Hair color is now retained when switching hairstyles.

Cards

  • Skwovet (SVI #151): Fixed an issue where the Nest Stash Ability did not shuffle the cards before putting them on the bottom of the deck.
  • Morpeko V-UNION (SWSH287–SWSH290): Fixed an issue where the V-UNION prompt was unavailable when all necessary cards were in the discard pile.
  • Trapinch (BRS #074): Fixed an issue with the Rising Lunge attack where the additional damage was preemptively granted regardless of the coin flip outcome.

Code Card Redemption

  • Fixed an issue where Black & White—Evolving Powers booster packs were granting incorrect cards.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an issue where certain shuffle actions did not randomize the card order.
  • Fixed an issue where the opponent’s Benched Pokémon didn’t always highlight when they should have been selectable.
  • Fixed interactions between effects that change a Pokémon’s Weakness.

Installation/Patching

  • Fixed an issue on the desktop client where the update window UI appeared smaller than intended.

Shop

  • Fixed an issue where the Energy symbol did not show up correctly in the Energy card name.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.4.0 – Hotfix

  • Release date: April 11th 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an issue where some effects that move Pokémon were also moving their attached cards to the same place, even when the attached cards were supposed to be discarded or moved elsewhere.

Quests

  • Updated a quest from “Put Pokémon V into play” to “Put Pokémon ex into play.”

Cards

  • Scoop Up Net (RCL #165, #207) is now unbanned.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.4.0

  • Release date: March 28th 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Known Issue:

  • Scoop Up Net (RCL #165, #207) adds all attached cards, including the selected Pokémon, to your hand.
  • Switching hair color for a newly selected hairstyle won’t save and will automatically default to the original hair color in the avatar preview.

Highlights

  • Fixed an issue where the Prize cards disappear from play under certain circumstances.
  • Sky Seal Stone (CRZ #143): Fixed an issue where the extra Prize card was not being awarded under certain circumstances.
  • Kyogre (CRZ #036): Fixed an issue where the Dynamic Wave attack visually placed damage counters but did not actually do damage.
  • Hisuian Arcanine (SIT #090): Fixed an issue where the Irresistible Force Ability forced the player to move all Energy from all their other Pokémon.
  • Added support for the Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet expansion.
  • Added support and updates for the Pokémon Tool cards errata.
  • Updated the Standard format to use the new 2023 Standard format rotation.
  • Updated the tutorial and granted new decks to use new cards and mechanics from the new series.
  • The Scarlet & Violet Series booster packs contain 6 cards per pack.
  • Updated the UI flow for Abilities that can make multiple attachments without having to reactivate the Ability.

Cards

  • Brock’s Grit (TEU #135): Fixed an issue where the incorrect type of card slots were being displayed and could cause the client to become unresponsive.
  • Collapsed Stadium (BRS #137): Fixed an issue where the Bench was not immediately resized when this card was removed from play.
  • Rayquaza (VIV #138): Fixed an issue where the Amazing Burst attack gained increased damage for duplicate Energy attached.
  • Hisuian Arcanine (SIT #090): Fixed an issue where the Irresistible Force Ability forced the player to transfer all Energy off all Pokémon.
  • Octillery (BST #037): Fixed an issue where the Global Status Conditions indicator was missing when using the Rapid Strike Search Ability.
  • Fixed an issue where certain positive effects were missing from the Status Effects window when active.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an issue on the mobile client during gameplay where the quick sort buttons for the hand did not work.
  • Fixed an issue where the Poison visual effects replayed when inspecting the opponent’s card.
  • Fixed an issue where the Prize cards disappeared from play under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue where using the Stadium effect was not displayed to the opponent.
  • Fixed an issue where the Energy pips for certain attack costs did not fill to match the Pokémon’s attached Energy.
  • Fixed an issue where the emote menu and selection menu could be opened at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where the highlight was missing from cards that could be played from the discard pile.
  • Fixed an issue where the Energy pip for Retreat Costs of more than 4 did not fill when at least 1 Energy was attached.

Ranked Ladder

  • Fixed an issue where claimed rewards appeared unclaimed under certain conditions.

Deck Manager/Editor

  • Fixed an issue on the desktop client where an unowned copy of a card would be added to the deck instead of the owned variant when dragging cards into the deck.

Profile

  • Fixed an issue where text could not be added to the friends search bar after submitting a friend request.

General

  • Various other fixes and polish.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.3.3

  • Release date: February 28th 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:
Notes

The following cards have been unbanned:

  • Hisuian Zoroark (LOR #76)
  • Galarian Slowking V (CRE #99, CRE #178, CRE #179)
Highlights
  • On the desktop client, added an option to toggle off game board background effects.
  • On the desktop client, updated game board animations and sound effects.
  • Updated some gameplay visual effects in matches.
Cards
  • Aether Paradise Conservation Area (GRI #116): Fixed an issue where the effect incorrectly applied to Evolution Pokémon.
  • Talonflame (CIN #29): Fixed an issue where the Fast Flight attack did not draw cards from the deck if the player had no cards to discard.
  • Tool Jammer (BST #136): Fixed an issue where removing this card did not immediately restore the effect of other Pokémon Tools in play.
  • Brock’s Grit (TEU #135): Fixed an issue where the text in the selection prompt did not match the full effect of the card.
Gameplay/Battle
  • Fixed an issue where audio was missing for game board effects.
  • Fixed an issue where the Poisoned graphical effects could temporarily cover the screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the Status Effects window occasionally could not be opened when a Special Condition was applied on the Pokémon.
  • Fixed an issue where a gold star was used in the match review screen when defeated.
  • Fixed an issue where Special Energy status effect indicators did not immediately update when other effects that suppressed them entered or left play.
Shop
  • Fixed an issue where the thumbnail for currency being acquired in the store did not show the amount being acquired.
General
  • Various other fixes and polish.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.3.2

  • Release date: January 24th 2023 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Notes

  • Furisode Girl (SIT #156, #190, #205) will be unbanned.

Highlights

  • Fixed an issue where ladder reward item images sometimes do not show up when collecting them.
  • Fixed an issue where players are not able to close the discard pile if only cards with Abilities that can be activated are in it.
  • Fixed an issue where quickly interacting with the opponent’s Prize cards caused their position numbers to appear.
  • On the desktop client, updated the game board effects per Pokémon type.
  • Cobalion (SIT #126): Fixed an issue with the Follow-Up attack where players were not able to select Energy to attach.
  • Altaria (SIT #143): Fixed an issue with the Magical Echo attack where players had to manually move the total damage in increments of 10.
  • Keldeo (SIT #046): Fixed an issue with the Four as One attack where the additional damage was not being applied under the correct conditions.
  • Regidrago VSTAR (SIT #136): Fixed an issue where the Apex Dragon attack could copy other Apex Dragon attacks more than two times, up to the number of Regidrago VSTAR in the discard pile.
  • Adjusted the pricing of the Charizard Ultra-Premium Collection.

Cards

  • Hisuian Voltorb (ASR #002): Fixed an issue with the Cheerful Charge attack where the deck search occurred before the Benched Pokémon selection.
  • Hatterene V (CRZ #065): Fixed an issue on the desktop client where using the Horoscope attack can cause the game to become unresponsive under certain conditions.
  • Manectric (CES #52): Fixed an issue where players are unable to choose to mulligan during setup if Manectric is the only valid card in hand.
  • Kabu (DAA #163): Fixed an issue where this card cannot be played if it is the only card in the hand.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Fixed an issue where highlighting was missing for cards in the discard pile with an Ability that can be activated and no Rule Box.
  • Fixed an issue on the desktop client where certain actions can prevent players from using the End Turn or the Concede button.

Ranked Ladder

  • Fixed an issue where ladder reward item images sometimes do not show up when collecting them.

Tutorial

  • Fixed an issue where, during the tutorial, the reconnection window can appear behind certain messages.

General

  • Various other fixes and polish.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.3.1

  • Release date: December 6th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Forest Seal Stone (SIT #156) will be unbanned.
  • Rugged Helmet (CRE #152) will be unbanned.
  • Amoonguss (SIT #12) will be temporarily banned.

Highlights

  • Updated the collection and Credits exchange limit of secret rare and parallel foil basic Energy cards to 59.
  • Fixed an issue where codes can be lost when redeeming codes that give products at the same time as other codes that give Coins.
  • Fixed various issues regarding matchmaking and finding opponents.
  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect card size is shown for Benched Pokémon placed during setup.
  • Fixed an issue where usable Abilities did not highlight under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue where a flash would occur when taking Prize cards.
  • Lost City (LOR #161): Fixed an issue where previous Evolutions moved to the discard pile instead of the Lost Zone.

Cards

  • An issue with various Abilities that could be activated to no effect has been fixed: 
    • Butterfree (FST #003)
    • Weepinbell (BST #002)
    • Dustox (LOT #28)
    • Nihilego-GX (CIN #49)
    • Raichu (BUS #41)
    • Salazzle (GRI #16)
  • Chinchou (CEC #71): Updated the Scout attack so it doesn’t reveal cards to the player who’s being attacked.
  • Wallace (SIT #166): An issue where an extra card is drawn if the opponent skips choosing to draw a card has been fixed.
  • Mr. Mime (LOR #067): Updated the instruction text for the Rock-Paper-Scissors prompt for clarity.
  • Tyranitar-GX (LOT #121): An issue where the effect of the Lost Out Ability incorrectly applied to all attacks, not just Tyranitar-GX’s attacks has been fixed.
  • Parasect (LOR #005): An issue with the Lethargy Spores Ability not activating under certain conditions has been fixed.
  • Malamar (UNB #119): An issue with the Hypnotic Reign attack where it could copy attacks from individual Pokémon V-UNION cards has been fixed.
  • Riley (LOR #166): Updated the effect to automatically discard cards if there are 2 or fewer cards remaining in the deck.
  • Jumpluff (EVS #004): If Jumpluff’s player chooses to attack twice using the Fluffy Barrage Ability, they must now flip a coin for the second attack if Jumpluff is under the effect of Smokescreen or similar attacks.
  • Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX (BST #086): Updated the G-Max Rapid Flow attack to automatically select targets if there are 2 or fewer possible targets.
  • Will (CEC #208): An issue where the effect prompt did not reappear after the player used an effect that let them flip coins again has been fixed.

General

  • An issue where the level info was missing in the level-up window has been fixed.
  • An issue with the overflow menu where clicking on or around the logo caused the menu to close has been fixed.
  • Buttons at the bottom of the overflow menu now animate when interacted with.
  • In the desktop client, updated the visibility of the copyright info on the boot screen.
  • Fixed alignment for some buttons in the overflow menu.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Enamorus V (LOR #082): An issue with the Guardian of Love Ability where the effect did not get updated when suppressed has been fixed.
  • An issue on iPad devices where copied VSTAR Power attacks did not show the attack name in the attack selection list has been fixed.
  • An issue where drag indicators only showed on one Energy card of each type and not the others in certain menus has been fixed.
  • An issue where the type of a Pokémon was not checked for activating certain card effects during Knock Out has been fixed.
  • In the mobile client, an issue where card art did not display in some overlays under certain circumstances has been fixed.
  • An issue where duplicate entries for attacks and Abilities show up when multiple copies of the same Tool are attached has been fixed.
  • In the mobile client, an issue with text positioning on the result screen has been fixed.
  • In the mobile client, an issue where inspecting cards in a mulligan made them highlighted has been fixed.
  • An issue with the shadows in the discard pile has been fixed.
  • An issue where Status Effects window strings showed up multiple times for certain Abilities has been fixed.
  • An issue where Prize cards could not be viewed while the opponent is taking actions has been fixed.
  • An issue where attacks of Pokémon V-UNION were displayed out of order in certain circumstances has been fixed.

Tutorial (FTUE)

  • An issue with visibility of some arrow indicators has been fixed.

Deck Manager/Editor

  • The incorrect trade value for Hisuian Zoroark V (BSP #SWSH297) has been fixed.
  • In the desktop client, an issue where cards in Big Card View covered certain windows has been fixed.
  • In the mobile client, an issue where the format switching button did not animate when pressed has been fixed.
  • Updated the deck validation icon size.
  • In the desktop client, an issue where cards covered UI in certain situations has been fixed.
  • In the desktop client, an issue with highlighting options for certain sorting options has been fixed.
  • In the desktop client, the buttons in the deck customization menu now respond when hovered over.
  • A visual issue with the filter and sorting menus has been fixed.

Shop

  • An issue where long product names overlap over certain UI has been fixed.
  • Updated the hover animation for the drop rate button.
  • In the mobile client, an issue with the scroll bar on the booster rates menu on certain resolutions has been fixed.

Battle Pass

  • In the desktop client, an issue where the Battle Pass didn’t display correctly when the account was logged in on multiple devices has been fixed.

Profile

  • A visual issue with some hair customization thumbnails has been fixed.
  • An issue where the wrong error was shown when adding friends when the friend list is full has been fixed. 
  • An issue where the Rank Badge is not shown for incoming friend requests has been fixed.

Accessories

  • The color for the Gigantamax Charizard: Ultra-Premium Collection coin has been fixed.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.3.0

  • Release date: November 3rd 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Enamorus V (LOR #082) is unbanned.

Highlights

  • Corviknight VMAX (BST #110): The Lustrous Body Ability now correctly takes effect when certain Ability-canceling conditions end.
  • Empoleon V (BST #040): The Emperor’s Eyes Ability now correctly takes effect after Path to the Peak (CRE #148) leaves play.
  • Inspecting the board no longer causes some UI to disappear when ending the inspection.
  • The Fighting-type background animation length has been updated to match other types of animations.
  • Damage counters and status effect arrows now remain at the correct size.

Cards

  • The following card’s effects no longer disappear when all Pokémon present during the activation leaves the playmat:

-Fantina (LOR #157)

-Lusamine {*} (LOT #182)

  • Goodra (FST #197): The Slimy Room Ability now triggers correctly when using Charjabug’s (UNB #58) Battery Ability.
  • Gloom (UNB #7): The Irresistible Aroma Ability no longer considers Item Pokémon as valid targets.
  • Zoroark (EVS #103): Stage 1 Pokémon are no longer able to evolve into Stage 2 Pokémon on the turn they are put into play with the Phantom Transformation Ability.
  • An issue where the following Tool cards failed to activate their effects under the right conditions has been fixed:

-Lum Berry (SSH #168)

-Sitrus Berry (SSH #182)

  • Gladion (CIN #95): Prize card slot numbers have been added to the selection menu.
  • Lucky Energy (CRE #157): The status effect arrow for the card’s effect has been added.
  • An issue where certain cards had excessive holo-foil effects has been fixed.
  • Several damage prevention messages and descriptions for damage reduction have been updated for accuracy.
  • Gladion (CIN #95): Faceup Prize cards are now properly set facedown after the shuffle.

General

  • In the mobile client, default resolution has been updated to be set based on the type of device being used. 
  • The Collector Crate FX and image for some devices have been updated. 
  • An extraneous button seen on the collected item summary menu has been removed.
  • Poké Ball loading image behavior has been updated.
  • In the mobile client, the position of the navigation bar in the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service menus has been updated.

Gameplay/Battle

  • The VSTAR image used in attack and Ability descriptions has been updated.
  • An issue where cards dragged from the hand didn’t rotate horizontally has been fixed.
  • In the mobile client, various battle menus can now be closed by tapping anywhere on the screen.
  • An issue where damage counters were shown upside down when an opponent was evolving a card has been fixed.
  • White borders around attached basic Energy have been removed.
  • Action Time interactions with certain Abilities have been updated.
  • The player’s hand no longer hides during an opponent’s attack.
  • An issue where Ability banners do not appear for certain Abilities has been fixed.
  • When viewing cards with actions, card sizes have been updated to be identical regardless of where on the board they originate.
  • Battle sever syncing has been updated.
  • In the mobile client, the close button no longer overlaps with the card in Big Card View.
  • An issue where certain card Ability effects incorrectly showed duplicate status messages has been fixed.
  • Cards with effects that put Pokémon into play are no longer highlighted when effects in play prevent them from being placed on the board.
  • A shaking card animation now plays when trying to drag an invalid card out of the hand.

Ranked Ladder

  • Certain rank emblem placement has been slightly adjusted.

Deck Manager/Editor

  • The menu options for leaving an unfinished deck have been updated. 

Battle Pass

  • In the desktop client, the “Premium Pass Active” message now appears when the Premium Pass is purchased.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.2.1

  • Release date: October 10th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Stealthy Hood (UNB #186) & Corviknight VMAX (BST #110) are unbanned.
  • Update to the game’s board design.

Highlights

  • Drampa (EVS #119): The Berserk attack now correctly does 160 total damage when the player’s Benched Pokémon have any damage counters on them.
  • Aerodactyl VSTAR (LOR #093): On the mobile client, the Ability icon now shows when Aerodactyl VSTAR has used the Ancient Star attack and then moved to the Bench.
  • An issue where Special Condition SFX plays at full volume regardless of the sound settings has been fixed.
  • On the mobile client, the player’s hand no longer overlaps the Active Pokémon’s attack selection.
  • The Worlds 2022 Attendee card sleeves have been fixed to use the correct image.

Battle Pass

  • Battle Pass icons should now consistently appear at the proper size.

Cards

  • Mewtwo (BRS #056): The image on the cosmos holo version of this card is no longer stretched.
  • Mewtwo (BRS #056): The cosmos holo version of this card no longer has the holo effect incorrectly applied to the whole card.

Deck Manager/Editor

  • All references to the “Deck Customization Menu” have been updated to use the term “Deck Customization.”

Gameplay/Battle

  • The player’s hand no longer appears when inspecting a card in the pending slot.
  • Performing an action in the attachment selection window no longer causes a large card to appear.
  • Damage counters waiting to be placed are now properly hidden when the player enters the board inspection view.
  • In the Global Status Conditions window, the selection marker now shows only on the selected tab and is sized correctly.
  • On the desktop client, when inspecting a card, cards being revealed during the game no longer appear over the card inspection UI.
  • The angle of cards being dragged from certain areas of the board is now uniform.
  • On the desktop client, an issue where Benched Pokémon do not show the proper image on certain selection menus has been fixed.
  • On the desktop client, the Evolution visual effect for Benched Pokémon has been updated to match the size of the card.
  • Visual and sound effects no longer play twice when moving a Pokémon from the Bench to the Active Spot.
  • On the mobile client, the player’s hand no longer overlaps the Active Pokémon’s attack selection.
  • The Ability icon is no longer grayed out on passive Abilities that are in effect.

General

  • When a Collector Crate is opened, cards will no longer appear behind the crate image before it disappears.
  • The Crystal image is no longer rotated incorrectly during the redemption animation.
  • Scrolling arrows can no longer be interacted with at the end of a card list.
  • The inbox has been updated to show a message to indicate no new messages are available.

Shop

  • The Pokémon GO Promo Pack now correctly appears on the All Bundles list and the Expansion shop page.
  • Deck preview images in the shop have been resized to better fit the shop listing area.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.2.0

  • Release date: September 8th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Added support for the Pokémon TCG: Lost Origins expansion releasing on 09/08/2022.

Highlights

  • Cyrus {*} (UPR #120) can no longer be played to no effect when there are fewer than 3 Pokémon on the opponent’s Bench.
  • Manectric (CES #52): The Electric Start Ability now allows the player going second to place this Pokémon as their Active or Benched Pokémon while setting up to play.
  • Raihan (EVS #152): This card can now be played if the Pokémon that was Knocked Out was subsequently moved out of the discard pile.
  • Failure message now shows during card reveal if no cards are revealed.
  • Sound effects based on damage amount and Energy type have been added to attacks.
  • A bug that occasionally caused crashing on the opponent’s first turn on Android devices has been fixed.
  • Certain Pokémon Abilities no longer activate when their attached Pokémon Tool is moved.
  • A rare soft lock that occurred when taking the last Prize card has been fixed.
  • An issue where certain attacks that block {GX} attacks can block all attacks has been fixed.

Avatar

  • Avatar catchphrases now scroll to currently equipped option.
  • The “Swap Avatar” button has been updated to have the whole button interactable.
  • The Confirm Exchange popup no longer causes the zoom icon to disappear.
  • The correct title is now displayed for the “Light Blue Shirt” for the female avatar.

Battle Pass

  • Text for Pokémon and global status conditions have been updated to no longer be in all caps.
  • Lock icon image no longer shows a white square background when unlocking tiers through currency.

Cards

  • Janine (UBB #176): The prompt for the card effect has been corrected from “Pokémon” to “cards.”
  • Sylveon (BSP #SWSH211): The Time Out Kick attack no longer proceeds to Energy removal when opponent has protection effects in play.
  • Banette (CES #065): The Enemy Show attack no longer places an incorrect number of damage counters when using automatic selections.
  • Banette (CES #065): The Enemy Show attack now places the correct number of remaining damage counters when using automatic selection after placing at least 1 damage counter.
  • Machoke (GRI #64): The “Daunting Pose” Ability no longer shows placeholder text.
  • Alolan Geodude (GRI #40): The Rock Polish attack no longer applies Retreat Cost instantly when used.
  • Togepi & Cleffa & Igglybuff-GX (CEC #12): The Supreme Puff-GX attack will activate its effect when there is an additional 14 Fairy Energy attached in addition to the attack cost.
  • Venomoth-GX (UNB #12): The Shinobi Mastery attack now displays the correct Positive Effect entry when the attack’s effect is active.
  • Malamar (CRE #070): The card animation during the revealed card menu no longer clips through other UI.
  • Certain cards with status effects that happen “during your next turn” have been updated so they no longer apply the effect immediately after use.
  • Certain Expanded cards have been updated to now count Energy cards instead of Energy provided.
  • Gyarados (DRM #020): The Commotion Ability now activates under valid conditions.
  • Cutiefly (SUM #093): The Fly Around attack is now properly titled on the attack card view.
  • Treasure Energy (EVS #165) and Jirachi (CES #097) have been updated to now only activate their effects when taken during the user’s turn.
  • Shining Genesect (SLG #009): The “Done” button no longer appears when using the Energy Reload Ability.
  • Rhydon (UNB #094): After playing Giovanni’s Exile (UNB #174), the Dirty Work attack now correctly discards five cards from the top of the opponent’s deck.
  • User is only prompted to discard Energy when there are valid Energy to discard for certain attacks.
  • Shining Genesect (SLG #009): The Energy Reload Ability can now move Grass Energy attached to the Active Pokémon.
  • Giratina (BSP #SM151): The Distortion Door Ability can no longer be used to put this Pokémon onto a full Bench.
  • Xerneas (LOT #144): The Path of Life Ability activation can now be declined.
  • Charjabug (UNB #058): The Battery Ability message has been updated to show the correct number of attachment targets.
  • Jumpluff (EVS #004): The Fluffy Barrage Ability no longer prompts to attack again if no actions are available after the first attack.
  • Flareon (VIV #026): The Incandescent Awakening Ability no longer blocks Abilities of cards when evolving into Grass-type Pokémon.
  • Diggersby (RCL #147): The Mining Rush attack damage range has been fixed to display the correct damage values for the range.
  • Clefable (DAA #075)’s Prankish Ability and Nita (TEU #151) now display the correct prompt for choosing a card to put on top of the deck.

Code Card Redemption

  • Code card redemption for the Melmetal V Deck now grants the correct product.

Deck Manager/Editor

  • The “Exchange” button now displays an Invalid Icon when extra not owned copies are in a deck.
  • Filter indicator in the Deck Editor is now only active when filters are applied.
  • The “Currently Showing” popup now displays the correct deck accessory names in the description when being previewed.
  • The close button in Deck Accessories has been updated to match style on other screens.
  • On the mobile client, various visual issues have been fixed in the Full Card Overlay menu.
  • The Deck Manager header has been updated to stay within bounds when text is two lines.
  • On the desktop client, card library search has been updated to show empty search messages when no results are found.
  • The left and right arrows on the Add/Remove Overlay have been updated for better alignment.
  • On the desktop client, Pokémon, Trainers, and Energy tabs in the Deck Editor now display correct highlighting behavior.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Prize cards discarded by Billowing Smoke no longer count toward the taken Prize card count.
  • An issue where certain cards ask the player to choose 2 Energy cards instead of 1 has been fixed.
  • Effects that allow a Pokémon to evolve immediately, such as Adaptive Evolution, no longer override timing restrictions on certain Evolution effects, such as Rare Candy.
  • Hexagons no longer appear under cards on the board when players interact with them.
  • Card attachment animations have been updated to be consistent.
  • On the mobile client, the Prize card reveal flow has been updated to fit all cards revealed on the screen when two or more Prize cards are claimed.
  • An animation error that appeared when attaching cards to Pokémon under certain conditions has been resolved.
  • On the mobile client, the Stack Card Overlay has been updated to make Pokémon names visible.
  • Prize card count text now resizes for double digits in the Battle Info Overlay.
  • An issue where card slots were overlapping when copying a search action under certain circumstances no longer occurs.
  • When the player uses an attack that does damage to 2 or more Pokémon, and the number of possible targets is less than or equal to that number, auto selection now works correctly.
  • The Lost Zone scroll list is now scrollable.
  • Offline AI has been updated to prioritize using Special Energy.
  • The card back no longer flashes briefly when selecting a card from the hand for investigation.
  • Certain cards that bring Pokémon into play no longer bypass effects that prevent them from being brought in.

General

  • Text in the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy now fit within the bounds of the UI during the consent flow.
  • In-game settings menu now fits within the screen on thin devices.
  • Unnecessary scroll bars removed across the app.
  • The Rewards overlay no longer closes when selecting main controller tab and can navigate the app without being affected by previous behavior.
  • On the desktop client, art on the Privacy Notice and Terms of Service page has been updated.
  • Inbox messages visuals have been updated.
  • On the desktop client, an issue that prevented the user from returning to the home screen after a battle has been fixed.
  • On the iPad, the volume sliders in the settings menu are now properly aligned.
  • On the mobile client, the notification dot for Overflow Menu Button is now removed after player views all inbox messages.

Matchmaking

  • On a notched device, the “STANDARD MATCH” banner is aligned vertically in the correct position when selecting a deck when challenging a Friend.

Profile

  • On the mobile client, users are no longer erroneously navigated to the Match Settings overlay when going through the profile menu.
  • Visuals have been adjusted to clarify online and offline friends.
  • Player profile names have been updated to no longer be in all caps.
  • Pose and catchphrase categories have been updated to Versus/Victory for consistency.

Quests/Player Progression

  • User now receives the correct amount of XP for cards played during all stages of the match. 

Shop

  • Trainer’s Toolkit now only appears once in the all bundles tab.
  • On the mobile client, the selection marker position in the Expansion Gallery has been updated.
  • Items in the All Bundles shop gallery have been updated to be centered.
  • On the desktop client during item collection, the green Collect Item VFX has been updated to fill out the bottom of the client.

Tutorial

  • On the mobile client, the back button in the Avatar Customization portion of the tutorial is now disabled.
  • The Professor’s Tooltip for Credits has been updated for more accuracy.
  • Visual effects now trigger when the Professor’s cards are flipped in the tutorial.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.1.2

  • Release date: July 27th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Highlights

  • Galarian Mr. Rime (ASR #049): The Energy cost of the Customized Cane attack is now correct.
  • Cyllene (ASR #138): Players can no longer fail to find a card in the discard pile, and this card’s effect now correctly allows the player to choose any card from the discard pile.
  • Vaporeon-GX (BSP #SM172): The Hydro Pump attack has been updated to factor in Special Energy for damage calculation.
  • Rotom Phone (CPA #064): This card’s effect no longer causes a soft lock if the player’s deck contains 5 cards or fewer.
  • The animation for swapping a Prize card with the top card of the deck is now correct.
  • The Deck Customization menu no longer scrolls to the top of the list after making a purchase.
  • The Collected results popup now correctly shows all currency earned from a purchase.
  • In the desktop client, the number of Rank Points needed for each rank has been added to the progress bar.
  • Progression for quests where a Pokémon must be Knocked Out is no longer prevented if the opponent concedes before a Prize card is taken.

Avatar

  • The double-finger-point pose animation has been updated to be consistent across all avatar types.

Cards

  • Drapion (UNM #134): The Energy cost for the Cross Poison attack now displays the correct amount in Big Card View.

Deck Manager/Editor

  • Added more detail to deck validation messaging in order to better describe errors for some cards that have restrictions to the number that can be included in a deck.
  • An issue causing a deleted deck to reappear in the Deck Manager has been resolved.

Gameplay/Battle

  • In the mobile client, during card pile searches, the opponent’s emotes no longer overlap a card in play.
  • In the mobile client, the emote wheel no longer scrolls off screen.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.1.1

  • Release date: June 28th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Added support for the Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO expansion releasing on 06/30/2022.

Highlights

  • The following cards have been updated so they correctly prevent damage from attacks but do not prevent any additional effects of those attacks:

Metapod (SUM #2)

Alolan Sandshrew (GRI #19)

Mewtwo-GX (SMP #196)

  • Pyukumuku (FST #077) is no longer temporarily banned from play. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
  • After the opponent takes a mulligan, the player is prompted to choose how many cards to draw. If the timer runs out, that number will now be selected at random.
  • Damage counters placed by Abilities and attacks are now counted in the “Damage Done” match results.
  • Pyukumuku (FST #077): The Pitch a Pyukumuku Ability now correctly shows the card returning to the deck on the opponent’s side.
  • When using certain effects that allow infinite movement of damage counters between Pokémon in play, that movement no longer causes a superfluous damage counter to appear.
  • Certain attacks have been updated to correctly count the amount of Energy provided, rather than the number of Energy cards attached when calculating damage.
  • Decks containing certain basic Energy cards from the XY, XY—Evolutions, or Generations expansions can now be correctly imported.

Cards

  • Drapion (UNM #134): The Cross Poison attack now displays the correct Energy requirements in Big Card View.
  • Prompt text for certain card effects that search for a Pokémon’s Evolution chain has been updated to name the specific cards that need to be chosen.
  • Energy Recycle System (CES #128): Text prompt for the card effect choices now displays correctly.
  • Amoonguss (UNM #14): If the Bursting Spores Ability activates multiple times, the player will correctly be prompted for subsequent instances, even if they decline the first prompt.

Deck Manager

  • In Standard play, Expanded decks are no longer erroneously marked as invalid for containing less than 60 cards.
  • Older prints of Standard-legal cards are now included in search results with the Standard filter.
  • The Item-Tool and Tool-Item sorting type have been updated to group cards correctly.
  • The last selected deck now stays selected after returning to the Deck Manager.
  • In the desktop client, direct interactions now correctly function with scroll bars while editing a deck in the Deck Manager.
  • Icons for Expanded deck creation now display correctly when creating a deck.

Gameplay/Battle

  • In the desktop client, the Inspect Board button is now disabled during the animation sequence for taking Prize cards.
  • Emote animations now have a cooldown and can no longer be activated multiple times in succession.
  • The Burned status visual effect has been updated so the border no longer overlaps with other status icons on the card.
  • Icons denoting attached Energy no longer clip into drawn cards.
  • The “Done” button is now enabled during certain optional effects and, if pressed, will end the action if the player does not use the effect.

Generals

  • The Terms of Service and Privacy Notice pages on the first-time launch review page now display correctly.
  • The design has been updated for the language select button during startup.

Matchmaking

  • In the mobile client, banner visuals when transitioning between Standard and Expanded Casual matchmaking have been updated.

Profile

  • In the mobile client, the avatar customization menu view now correctly scales for certain resolutions.

Shop

  • The Professor Juniper Premium Tournament Collection deck accessories now display the proper item name.
  • A scroll bar has been added to the Collected summary window.
  • The green glow visual effect during item collection now consistently displays.

Tutorial

  • In the desktop client, the Prize card selection window in the tutorial has been updated for better Prize card visibility.

Pokémon TCG Live – Ver. 1.1.0

  • Release date: May 24th 2022 (North America, Europe)
  • Patch notes:

Features

  • Territory expansion into Mexico for new players.
  • Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance set is now available.
  • Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance Battle Pass begins.
  • June Ranked Ladder is now available.

Highlights

  • Certain card attacks now correctly count amount of Energy provided, rather than number of Energy cards attached, when calculating damage.
  • Certain Abilities have been updated to no longer appear to the opponent that they are being activated if the player chose not to use the effect.
  • Shining Mew (SLG #40): The Legendary Guidance attack no longer causes a soft lock during Energy selection.
  • Shedinja (VIV #66): The Shell Survival Ability has been updated to prevent being put into play by effects other than Ninjask’s Cast-Off Shell Ability.
  • Certain card effects that put a Pokémon from the discard pile onto the Bench can no longer fail to find if a valid target exists.
  • Damage Mover (SLG #58): Card has been updated to allow moving damage counters from a Pokémon that has only 1 or 2 damage counters on it.
  • HP and type overlay for Pokémon in play have been updated to be visible in all views throughout the match.
  • Elesa’s Sparkle (FST #233): The order of actions has been updated to correctly choose the Fusion Strike Pokémon before searching the deck.
  • Behavior of the Collect button has been updated to show only on the lowest collectible tier instead of every unlocked tier.
  • Redeeming a code before product release will now display a message with the number of days until the code is active.
  • Displaying and scrolling Big Card View in the Deck Editor has been updated for improved visibility.
  • Card variant thumbnails updated to more accurately display alternate variations.
  • Currency needed to exchange for Shiny Pokémon VMAX has been updated to 1250 Credits.
  • Fairy Energy is now properly considered invalid for Standard format decks.
  • Actions that prompt a YES/NO selection are no longer missing text explaining what the choice is being made for.
  • Certain effect messages have been updated to reflect all of the card’s effects.
  • Devolving a Pokémon on the Bench has been updated to prevent the card from appearing larger than normal afterward.
  • Discarding cards from your hand no longer zooms into the card before discarding.
  • Player’s match time no longer counts down when the opponent is making a selection.
  • Matches now properly conclude when either player’s match time runs out.
  • Decks that can be earned or obtained by exchanging currency now show how many of each card they include.
  • Instances where shop items may be purchased for more than the cost no longer occurs.
  • Tutorial prompts and quest areas have been updated for better visibility and clarity.

Avatar

  • Avatar customization has been updated to sync changes made. Now shows a consistent view for both player and opponent.
  • Avatars have been updated to sync up visuals correctly.
  • Hair-option thumbnails have been updated.
  • Avatar item names on the customization screen no longer display as uppercase in landscape view.

Battle Pass

  • The Battle Pass experience-gain animation now plays only on the home screen.
  • The Collect All button now displays correctly and can be used for single Battle Pass tiers with multiple rewards to be collected.
  • Animation for gaining currency from daily quests has been added.
  • Tapping area to exchange currency for the Challenge Pass has been increased.
  • Crystal amount no longer shows on the Challenge Pass exchange screen in portrait view.
  • Blur has been added to the background of the Replace Quest window.

Cards

  • Certain Evolution effects have now been updated to interact correctly with Evolution-blocking effects.
  • Effects that should occur during a different turn no longer activate during the turn they are applied.
  • Cyrus {*} (UPR #120): Effect now behaves correctly with effects that protect Benched Pokémon from Supporter effects.
  • Cobalion-GX (TEU #106): The Metal Symbol Ability now properly removes Special Conditions when attaching {M} Energy.
  • Descriptions of certain global status effects have been updated to display the correct effect.
  • Certain card effects that block damage and/or effects now display the proper messages in the Status Effects window.
  • Lucario (UMB #126): Bonus damage for the Rush Up attack is now properly applied if a Pokémon Tool is attached before Lucario is moved into the Active Spot.
  • Magmortar (UNM #22): The Smoke Bomb attack now correctly makes the opponent flip one (1) coin for the affected Pokémon.
  • Cyrus {*} (UPR #120): The effect no longer shuffles cards attached to the selected Pokémon into the deck.
  • Typhlosion (LOT #42): The Blazing Energy Ability message in the Status Effects window has been updated to show only one copy of the effect’s text.
  • Certain attacks that discard the player’s hand and draw cards now discard the hand even if no cards can be drawn from the deck.
  • Rayquaza-GX (CES #109): The Stormy Winds Ability can now target basic Energy already in the discard pile.
  • Certain Abilities that search through the deck no longer activate if there is no deck.
  • Flaaffy (EVS #55): The Dynamotor Ability can no longer be activated if there are no Benched Pokémon.
  • Certain attacks that apply damage to a newly switched Active Pokémon no longer apply damage when no switch occurs.
  • Certain cards that switch in an opponent’s Benched Pokémon now correctly apply the effect to the Benched Pokémon instead of the Active Pokémon.
  • Certain attacks that discard from the deck and attach any Energy found have been updated to attach the Energy cards before discarding the others.
  • Lucario (UNB #126): The Rush Up attack now correctly retains its damage increase if the Pokémon Tool attached that turn is also removed.
  • Gladion (CIN #95): The card effect can no longer be copied by other cards.
  • Simisear (BUS #23): The Flare Recharge attack no longer allows the player to attach Energy to their Active Pokémon.
  • Clawitzer (FLI #26): After using the Standing By attack, the Sharpshooting attack now shows a positive arrow to denote the damage increase.
  • Slaking (CES #115): The Lazy Ability has been updated to consistently block other Abilities.
  • Dust Island (UNB #168): The message in the Status Effects window for a carried-over Poisoned status has been updated to keep the text from the original source of the attack.
  • Eternatus VMAX (DAA #117): The Eternal Zone Ability has been updated to prevent Pokémon that are not Darkness type from being placed on the Bench using certain effects.
  • Billowing Smoke (DAA #158): The card effect has been updated to prevent Prize cards from activating effects before being discarded.
  • Certain Special Energy messages in the Status Effects window have been updated to display only one copy of the text when multiples of the same Energy are attached to the Active Pokémon.
  • Hisuian Samurott (PR #207): The message in the Status Effects window for the Wily Stance Ability has been updated for clarity.
  • Rainbow Brush (CES #141): The card effect has been updated to shuffle the deck even when failing to find Energy.
  • Gardenia (UPR #124): The card effect has been updated to consistently activate under valid conditions.
  • Kindra (BUS #31): The Brine attack has been updated to allow only targeting of Pokémon that have damage counters.
  • Certain cards that have effects attaching Energy cards from the discard pile now auto attach an Energy card if the action timer runs out.
  • Aegislash (FLI #49): The Ticking Knock Out message in the Status Effects window has been updated for clarity and has been moved into the negative effects list.
  • Hypno (UNB #72): The Hypnotic Pendulum Ability can no longer activate multiple times if the first activation succeeds and multiple Hypno are in play.
  • Certain Sword & Shield Series card-foil effects have been updated for consistency.
  • Certain holo foil effects for Sun & Moon Series cards have been updated for better visibility.
  • The player’s card visuals no longer turn black on the victory screen.
  • Detective Pikachu (BSP #SM190) is now available in game.

Code Redemption

  • Returning to the code redemption menu will no longer input the same code as previously scanned.
  • “Redeeming Your Codes” text now appears in the correct location on the code card redemption screen.
  • The Pikachu V deck is now properly obtained when redeeming the Battle Academy 2022 Bundle.

Deck Manager

  • Deck filters no longer stay open when navigating out of and then back into the Deck Editor.
  • Drag interactions in the Deck Editor have been improved.
  • Search now allows the use of accented characters in search queries.
  • Card Gallery view has been updated to default to the All view.
  • Certain Pokémon TCG Live deck accessory names have been updated to remove redundant mentions of TCG Live.
  • Snubbull deck accessory names have been updated to show the correct text.
  • Decks now properly handle displaying longer deck names.
  • Deck Manager tabs have been updated to include a hover animation on user interaction.
  • Deck Manager tab highlight has been updated to interact properly with the deck search bar.
  • Clickable area for the customization of deck accessories has been resized to provide a better fit.
  • Deck Editor visuals have been updated to fix unexpected overlapping.
  • Deck content display area has been updated to prevent certain images overlapping UI.
  • Deck name editing field prompt text has been enlarged for better legibility.
  • Create a Deck button has been updated to be consistent across landscape and portrait view.
  • Animation has been added to the Big Card View close button.
  • Deck selection highlight border graphics have been updated.
  • Deck tile visuals have been standardized between portrait and landscape views.
  • Card visuals now load seamlessly when clicking and viewing them in the Deck Editor.

Gameplay/Battle

  • Retreat Cost now displays in the stacked card overlay for both Active and Benched Pokémon.
  • Post-battle avatar models no longer show duplicates for a short time.
  • Players can now choose manually when to progress past the post-battle stats screen.
  • Multiples of certain Pokémon Tools attached to the same Pokémon no longer discard themselves if conditions are not met for copies of the initial card.
  • When an Ability that allows a Pokémon to have multiple Pokémon Tools attached is removed or otherwise deactivated, and the extra Tools must be discarded, any retaliation effects on the discarded Tools will no longer be incorrectly triggered.
  • Devolution Spray Z (UNB #166): Devolving a Pokémon on the Bench no longer shifts its position.
  • Self-inflicted damage is no longer factored into damage done in the post-battle results.
  • Certain Abilities now resolve correctly before being shut off by Ability blockers.
  • Attacks that do damage to or put damage counters on multiple targets now automatically apply the effect if there are no other possible targets. (For example, if an attack does 20 damage to 2 of the opponent’s Benched Pokémon, and the opponent only has 1 or 2 Pokémon on their Bench, the player won’t be asked to choose targets.)
  • Copy attacks no longer fail when copying an attack that prevents itself from being used multiple times in a row.
  • Knocked Out Benched Pokémon display correctly as the full card when displayed on the discard pile.
  • Certain cards that require the selection of a target have been updated to use drag selection.
  • Lilligant (GRI #5): The Petal Dance effect no longer displays a large negative effect indicator.
  • Switching between card selection and inspecting cards has been updated to be more stable.
  • Interacting with other board elements while viewing card attacks has been disabled.
  • Titles have been added to each section in the status effect window.
  • Benched Pokémon that are evolving or devolving no longer briefly switch out of condensed card view.
  • Issue where spamming the view button in Big Card View causes the menu contents to become invisible has been resolved.
  • Certain card animations where the player makes a selection have been updated to animate correctly on the opponent’s view.
  • Green drag arrows no longer show on Stadium cards in play.
  • VFX for ending turns in portrait view has been updated.
  • Animations from the opponent’s view have been updated for moving cards from the pending slot to the discard pile.
  • Card inspection for effects that require card selection no longer prevents players from inspecting the card more than once.
  • Prize card selection no longer darkens the board in the background.
  • Stadium cards no longer move to the player’s pending slot when used by their opponent.
  • Scroll speed when viewing card attacks in Big Card View has been increased.

Generals

  • Support and Forums buttons have been removed for child accounts.
  • Inbox stability when accessing messages has been improved.
  • The app’s language can no longer be reselected to the same language as the current setting.
  • Visual issues related to navigating to the shop or Battle Pass have been resolved.
  • Mouseover animation of navigation buttons has been updated.
  • The screen resolution setting button now shows the currently selected resolution.
  • The inbox no longer appears blank if returning after internet connection is lost while collecting items.
  • Multi-touch is no longer supported on front-end menus.
  • Overall resolution has been updated to interact properly with notched devices.
  • Settings menu dimensions have been updated.
  • Language selection screen visuals during setup have been updated.
  • Title text has been added to the Quit Game confirmation window.
  • Hover animation for Casual play tool-tip button has been updated.
  • Language selection settings text size has been updated to match other similar text.
  • Loading-icon position has been adjusted to prevent overlap with other UI at the bottom of phone screens.
  • Interaction with buttons behind the log-out confirmation window has been disabled.
  • Log-out confirmation window text has been updated for better alignment.
  • Buttons for interacting with text and reward messages in the inbox are now larger.
  • Loading screens in portrait view have been adjusted to correct dimensions in 3:4 resolution.
  • A scrollbar no longer displays on top of the settings screen in certain portrait-view resolutions.
  • Improved the visuals of some holofoil effects.
  • A visual issue with the battle options setting checkbox has been fixed.

Install/Updating

  • Updates no longer fail if the Pokémon TCG Live client updater executable is launched manually.

Matchmaking

  • Matchmaking text has been changed when challenging a friend to a match.
  • A notification now displays when users switch to Casual matchmaking for the first time.
  • UI updated to prevent overlapping buttons while selecting a deck when matchmaking with a friend.
  • Animations have been added to matchmaking buttons.

Profile

  • Avatar animation upon entering the Avatar Customization menu has been improved.
  • Hover effect has been removed from the User ID section.
  • The Customize button animation has been updated to return to the default view after being selected.
  • Back button has been updated to give more visual feedback.
  • Added text cursor to the Add Friends text field when selected.
  • Add Friends page visuals have been updated to interact with notched devices.
  • Visuals for Profile and Friends tabs have been updated.
  • Scroll bars for various avatar customization menus have been updated to move correctly.
  • Body swap button animation within Avatar Customization has been updated to be consistent with other buttons.
  • Friends button can no longer be selected from behind the Friends List window.
  • Blurred background has been darkened on the Add Friends menu in the Friends panel.
  • Avatar customization list population animations have been updated.

Ranked Ladder

  • Unachieved ranks in the Ranked ladder now appear darkened.
  • League reward windows have been updated to show the rank a reward is associated with.
  • League reward windows have been reduced in size.
  • Animation has been added when ranking up in Ranked ladder.
  • Blue progress background has been extended downward to allow scrolling past the lowest rank.

Shop

  • Shop stability when exchanging currency for products has been improved.
  • Exchanges now show confirmation of the completed transaction.
  • Product image and product name visuals in the product exchange window have been updated.
  • Expansions dropdown menu visuals have been updated.

Tutorial

  • Tutorial paths have been updated to streamline steps and avoid unintended actions.
  • Actions during certain portions of the tutorial have been streamlined to prevent further unintended actions.
  • Tutorial instructions for switching between expansions have been updated for clarity.
  • Some buttons have been removed to streamline the tutorial.

Lite_Agent

Founder and main writer for Perfectly Nintendo. Tried really hard to find something funny and witty to put here, but had to admit defeat.