Are Gold Pokemon Cards Real? Explained

Curious about the Gold Pokemon Cards? Here is all you need to know about them.

Trading Card Games have always been popular, but Pokemon TCG holds a different place. It has been collected for decades and is still the pride of many TCG collectors. If you recently got into them, you might have already seen some counterfeits, which raised questions like are Gold Pokemon Cards real, when they came, whether they use gold, and more. Scroll down and find out answers to all of them.

Are Pokemon Gold Cards Real?

What Are Gold Pokemon Cards
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Yes, Gold Pokemon cards are real. The eleventh and final expansion Legendary Treasures of Pokémon TCG: Black & White introduced gold art cards. Pack had the Radiant Collection cards with special coating and foil patterns, apart from their own rarity scheme and numbering.

After that, the Gold Pokemon cards became part of the sets, but they were foil-based until the Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Ultra-Premium Collection came. The collection was launched in the celebration of 25 years of the Pokemon, and it had metal cards featuring Pikachu and Charizard. It was here we first saw special gold Pikachu V and Poké Ball versions. Since then these cards, especially Pikachu V have been in great demand.

Did McDonald’s and Burger King Sold Gold Pokemon Cards?

Yes, McDonald’s and Burger King also created and sold Golden Pokemon Cards but they never reached much fame. McDonald’s cards were mass-produced and sold with the Happy Meal, while Burger King actually came up with the 23-carat gold-plated cards in 1999. Jigglypuff, Togepi, Mewtwo, Pikachu, Polywhirl, and Charizard are six cards Burger King sold.

Since now you know that Gold Pokemon cards are real you might be interested in keeping track of your collection, if you are then we have the perfect app which will help you catalog all your cards. We have covered many Pokemon games too, if you are curious Pokemon Go and Pokemon Scarlet & Violet might be interesting for you.