Battle Academy (TCG)

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Pokemon TCG Battle Academy Logo.png
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Box art
Release date June 21, 2020 Early US release
July 31, 2020 International
Types used FireLightningPsychic
Coin TCGBA Silver PikachuCharizardMewtwo Coin.png

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy is a Deck Kit for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. It was released exclusively to Target stores in the United States on June 21, 2020 and later released everywhere on July 31, 2020.

On February 12, 2021, the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy was elected as the "Game of the Year" by The Toy Association.

Description

Join the Pokémon Trainers at the Battle Academy!

Prepare for a Pokémon battle with the ready-to-play Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy! The Battle Academy includes everything two players need to play, with guides so your first game is easy to follow.

You can choose Charizard or Pikachu to lead your team in a heads-up battle against another Trainer. Then, switch up the decks to play Mewtwo against Charizard or Pikachu, and lead a different team of Pokémon into the arena! With a little strategy and a little luck, you can battle with the best!

Information

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy is a beginner-friendly Deck Kit with three decks. Each deck comes with its own deck box, and the Charizard and Pikachu decks have guides detailing how to use them. Additionally, a two-player playmat game board, status and GX counters, a rule book, an over-sized coin, and a TCGO code card are included. The product is based on the Japanese Sun & Moon Family Pokémon Card Game.

All of the cards within the decks are reprints but have colored silhouettes of the main Pokémon at the bottom right of the card. Cards within the Charizard and Pikachu decks also have a number next to the silhouette, so the decks can be numbered according to their guides; the Mewtwo deck has no guide and thus no numbers. Notably, several cards within the decks are from the Dragon Majesty and Hidden Fates expansions, which were only previously available from specifically set-themed products.

This product contains exclusive prints of 2 different cards:

Deck lists

Charizard Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
1 Charmander [Burning Shadows 18/147] Fire
2 Fire Energy Fire E
3 Fire Energy Fire E
4 Kangaskhan [Dragon Majesty 55/70] Colorless
5 Fire Energy Fire E
6 Fire Energy Fire E
7 Salazzle [Unified Minds 34/236] Fire
8 Fire Energy Fire E
9 Fire Energy Fire E
10 Fire Energy Fire E
11 Fire Energy Fire E
12 Fire Energy Fire E
13 Salandit [Ultra Prism 25/156] Fire
14 Potion [Sun & Moon 127/149] I
15 Charmeleon [Hidden Fates 8/68] Fire
16 Charmander [Burning Shadows 18/147] Fire
17 Fire Energy Fire E
18 Salandit [Ultra Prism 25/156] Fire
19 Fire Energy Fire E
20 Fire Energy Fire E
21 Cynthia [Ultra Prism 119/156] Su
22 Fire Energy Fire E
23 Salazzle [Unified Minds 34/236] Fire
24 Fire Energy Fire E
25 Welder [Unbroken Bonds 189/214] Su
26 Eevee [Hidden Fates 49/68] Colorless
27 Flareon [SM Promo 186] Fire
28 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
29 Fire Energy Fire E
30 Charmeleon [Hidden Fates 8/68] Fire
31 Salandit [Ultra Prism 25/156] Fire
32 Fire Energy Fire E
33 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
34 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds 189/236] Su
35 Fire Energy Fire E
36 Eevee [Hidden Fates 49/68] Colorless
37 Potion [Sun & Moon 127/149] I
38 Fire Energy Fire E
39 Charizard [Dragon Majesty 3/70] Fire
40 Switch [Sun & Moon 132/149] I
41 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
42 Charmander [Burning Shadows 18/147] Fire
43 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
44 Flareon [SM Promo 186] Fire
45 Pokémon Fan Club [Ultra Prism 133/156] Su
46 Moltres [Lost Thunder 38/214] Fire
47 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds 189/236] Su
48 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
49 Salazzle [Unified Minds 34/236] Fire
50 Cynthia [Ultra Prism 119/156] Su
51 Charmeleon [Hidden Fates 8/68] Fire
52 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
53 Kangaskhan [Dragon Majesty 55/70] Colorless
54 Pokémon Catcher [Sun & Moon 126/149] I
55 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
56 Charmander [Burning Shadows 18/147] Fire
57 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
58 Switch [Sun & Moon 132/149] I
59 Cynthia [Ultra Prism 119/156] Su
60 CharizardGX [Hidden Fates 9/68] Fire

Pikachu Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
1 Blitzle [Lost Thunder 81/214] Lightning
2 Pikachu [Hidden Fates 19/68] Lightning
3 Lightning Energy Lightning E
4 Lightning Energy Lightning E
5 Chansey [Hidden Fates 46/68] Colorless
6 Electabuzz [Ultra Prism 43/156] Lightning
7 Lightning Energy Lightning E
8 Lightning Energy Lightning E
9 Lightning Energy Lightning E
10 Lightning Energy Lightning E
11 Lightning Energy Lightning E
12 Lightning Energy Lightning E
13 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
14 Tauros [Unified Minds 164/236] Colorless
15 Pikachu [Hidden Fates 19/68] Lightning
16 Zebstrika [Team Up 45/181] Lightning
17 Lightning Energy Lightning E
18 Lightning Energy Lightning E
19 Blitzle [Lost Thunder 81/214] Lightning
20 Potion [Sun & Moon 127/149] I
21 Lightning Energy Lightning E
22 Lightning Energy Lightning E
23 Zebstrika [Team Up 45/181] Lightning
24 Cynthia [Ultra Prism 119/156] Su
25 Alolan Raichu [SM Promo 65; Non Holofoil] Lightning
26 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds 189/236] Su
27 Lightning Energy Lightning E
28 Pokémon Fan Club [Ultra Prism 133/156] Su
29 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
30 Pikachu [Hidden Fates 19/68] Lightning
31 Lightning Energy Lightning E
32 Electivire [Burning Shadows 43/147] Lightning
33 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
34 Electropower [Lost Thunder 172/214] I
35 Lightning Energy Lightning E
36 Switch [Sun & Moon 132/149] I
37 Tauros [Unified Minds 164/236] Colorless
38 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
39 Lightning Energy Lightning E
40 Potion [Sun & Moon 127/149] I
41 Electabuzz [Ultra Prism 43/156] Lightning
42 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
43 Lightning Energy Lightning E
44 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds 189/236] Su
45 Blitzle [Lost Thunder 81/214] Lightning
46 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds 189/236] Su
47 Chansey [Hidden Fates 46/68] Colorless
48 Lightning Energy Lightning E
49 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
50 Cynthia [Ultra Prism 119/156] Su
51 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds 189/236] Su
52 Switch [Sun & Moon 132/149] I
53 Electivire [Burning Shadows 43/147] Lightning
54 Hau [Sun & Moon 120/149] Su
55 Pikachu [Hidden Fates 19/68] Lightning
56 Alolan Raichu [SM Promo 65; Non Holofoil] Lightning
57 Great Ball [Sun & Moon 119/149] I
58 Electabuzz [Ultra Prism 43/156] Lightning
59 Cynthia [Ultra Prism 119/156] Su
60 RaichuGX [Hidden Fates 20/68] Lightning


Mewtwo Deck
No. Card Type Quantity
31/68 MewtwoGX [Hidden Fates] Psychic
89/214 Espeon [Lost Thunder] Psychic
49/68 Eevee [Hidden Fates] Colorless
97/236 Toxapex [Unified Minds] Psychic
105/214 Mareanie [Lost Thunder] Psychic
32/68 Mew [Hidden Fates] Psychic
84/236 Mesprit [Unified Minds] Psychic
87/236 Cresselia [Unified Minds] Psychic
50/68 Snorlax [Hidden Fates] Colorless
189/236 Bug Catcher [Unified Minds] Su
119/156 Cynthia [Ultra Prism] Su
119/149 Great Ball [Sun & Moon] I
120/149 Hau [Sun & Moon] Su
126/149 Pokémon Catcher [Sun & Moon] I
127/149 Potion [Sun & Moon] I
132/149 Switch [Sun & Moon] I
Psychic Energy Psychic E 18×


Product images

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Game board
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Pikachu Deck
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Charizard Deck
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Mewtwo Deck
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins


In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Académie de Combat du Jeu de Cartes à Collectionner Pokémon
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Sammelkartenspiel: Kampfakademie
Italy Flag.png Italian Accademia Lotta del Gioco di Carte Collezionabili Pokémon



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