GameStop is getting its very own Pokemon card. PokeBeach reports that GameStop will give away a promotional Flapple Pokemon card beginning this Friday, March 19th. The card is a non-holofoil version of the Flappy from Rebel Clash. It has the GameStop logo stamped underneath the card. At the same time, this is not the first time that GameStop has given away Pokemon cards. This marks the first time they’ve given away a stamped card. Officially card will distribute to any customer that purchases at least $15 worth of Pokemon Trading Card Game merchandise.
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PokeBeach also reports that GameStop may also be giving away a Gigantamax Flapple for Pokemon Sword and Shield. Besides, this could not be confirmed. GameStop previously gave away several other Gigantamax Pokémon for Pokémon Sword and Shield with giveaways for Pokémon cards.
The freebies are likely an unofficial link for the upcoming release of the Battle Styles expansion for the Pokemon TCG. Inspired by the Isle of Armor DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield, the set is slated for release this week and will add a new Battle Styles mechanic to the card game.
Players can build around two different fighting styles, with the card abilities interacting with other cards using the same style. As with all Pokemon cards, the Battle Styles expansion should be in great demand. Therefore, fans should go to GameStop early if they want the opportunity to purchase both the promotional card and some cards from the new expansion.
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Pokemon cards are relatively rare in many stores right now as demand is picking up again due to the production problems caused by the pandemic, and supply is picking up again due to the production problems. The card supply problem is so severe that The Pokemon Company issued a public statement indicating that it would increase its production and issue reprints of the final sets.