When did the Pokemon TCG come out?
1996This is a list of Pokémon Trading Card Game sets which is a collectible card game first released in Japan in 1996. As of September 2017, there were 74 card sets released in America and 68 in Japan.
When did Pokemon come out in the US?
1998The series, originally produced for the company's Game Boy line of handheld consoles, was introduced in 1998 to the United States with two titles, known to fans as Red and Blue. In the games, players assume the role of Pokémon trainers, obtaining cartoon monsters and developing them to battle other Pokémon.
Did Pokemon cards come before the game?
The GAME was released first above all, and then the trading cards, but that was only in Japan. Pokemon never reached the US until 1996, where BOTH the GAME and the CARTOON were released at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Atlanta.
What came first Pokemon?
The franchise began as Pokémon Red and Green (later released outside of Japan as Pokémon Red and Blue), a pair of video games for the original Game Boy handheld system that were developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo in February 1996.