The end of an era is about to arrive for one of the Pokemon games. The Pokemon Company International announced that the Crown Zenith expansion will be the last set of cards added to Pokemon Trading Card Game Online. As the game’s time is drawing to a close and it is being replaced by Pokemon Trading Card Game Live, no further sets will be added. March 1, 2023 is the cut-off date, though supported cards and codes ahead of that date can be redeemed in the game until it is officially shut down.
The official announcement offered an additional explanation for the lack of expansions past Crown Zenith in Pokemon Trading Card Game Online. Development is being halted in order to offer additional support to the new game. This also means the Pokemon TCG Championship Series 2023 season, though the developers will keep up with bug fixes until the game is shuttered. The last collections and cards that will will be added are the Crown Zenith Kleavor VStar Special Collection, Lucario VStar Special Collection, and Pikachu VMax.
Pokemon Trading Card Game Online is available on PCs and mobile devices, though it will be shut down ahead of Pokemon TCG Live. There’s no release date for Pokemon TCG Live yet, but the open beta is available on PCs and mobile devices. People can migrate their accounts from Online to Live. Once you make that jump, however, you can not return to playing Online with your account.