Earlier today, The Pokémon Company International announced the next expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. This expansion is centered on Scarlet & Violet, and it’s making a notable change for longtime Pokémon TCG fans.

As some have already pointed out, Scarlet and Violet change the Pokémon trading card border from yellow to silver. Pokémon cards in the states have had yellow borders for decades now, but Pokémon Co. has finally decided to change that approach. They even explained why in a note on the Pokémon website.

Moving forward, the classic yellow borders framing Pokémon TCG cards will transition to the same silver border used in Japan. This change both frames Pokémon TCG artwork in its originally intended border and further unifies the game on a global level. The subcategory of Trainer cards (Supporter, Stadium, etc.) currently located on the top right of Trainer cards will be moved to the top left of the card—to be more visible in players’ hands.

[Pokémon Co.]

Again, not a huge change, but one Pokémon fans in the states will definitely notice. How do you feel about the swap from yellow to silver?

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1+ y ago

The yellow overseas branding has always been ugly, including the series logo. There, I said it.


1+ y ago

*upends tea table in blinding rage*


1+ y ago

SACRILEGE!!!! 😂 the yellow borders are iconic. 🤌


1+ y ago

Well it wasn't always silver in Japan, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't only yellow in the US. In Sweden we don't get our own cards so they are either from US or UK.