Pokémon Trading Card Game players have been having a tough time tracking down the latest cards over recent months, with scalpers and internet personalities choosing to buy stock in bulk to make quick – and sometimes crazy – profits by selling on rare cards. Thankfully, The Pokémon Company appears to be on the case, promising to print more cards to combat shortages.
Only citing “very high demand and global shipping constraints,” the company says that it knows fans are “experiencing difficulties” purchasing certain TCG products. In a statement shared to its official website, The Pokémon Company says “We understand this inconvenience can be disappointing for fans, and we are working to address it where it is within our control.”
To do this, Pokémon says it is “actively working to print more of the impacted Pokémon TCG products as quickly as possible and at maximum capacity,” with reprints expected to be with retailers as soon as possible.
This news will also benefit future Pokémon expansions. For future sets, The Pokémon Company says it is “maximizing production to increase product availability upon release, and we will continue to reprint the products to replenish stock at retailers as soon as possible.”
We’ve seen an increase in concern among Pokémon TCG players over the past few weeks, with many missing out on new sets as they release. Even free cards given out at McDonald’s aren’t safe from the hands of scalpers, with some choosing to buy kids’ Happy Meals in bulk to hunt down any rare finds.