Unfortunately, with a product as popular as the Pokémon Trading Card Game, there are those who will counterfeit our merchandise for their own gain.
There are a few things that you as a customer can do to protect yourself from purchasing counterfeit merchandise.
Counterfeit cards are often easy to see through if you hold them up to a bright light, so this is a good way to identify a fake. Alternatively, you may want to see if there are shops in your area that specialize in trading cards and may be able to evaluate potentially counterfeit cards for you.
Images of our products are available on our website. Familiarizing yourself with what our decks look like will help ensure that you aren't fooled by one of the many knockoffs that look nothing like our official packaging.
Often, fake booster packs are very difficult to discern from the real ones. As a general rule, if the price of a pack seems too good to be true, it probably is. Pokémon TCG cards are produced from the highest-quality materials to ensure a positive experience for the player and collector alike. Because of this, finding a pack of cards priced dramatically below our suggested retail price is a near certain warning that you're being sold counterfeit merchandise. In addition, we find that we receive the highest reported instances of counterfeit sales originating from flea markets.
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