There Won’t be Any Pokemon Trading Cards in Target Stores Anymore, But Why?

There Won’t be Any Pokemon Trading Cards in Target Stores Anymore
The news definitely is a frustrating one, but also understandable for reasons. Though, it will be a temporary ban so people don’t have to freak out too much. Let’s talk more about it.

There Won’t be Any Pokemon Trading Cards in Target Stores Anymore
So, walking on Walmart’s steps, Target has decided that it won’t sell Pokémon trading cards in stores from May 14th, until the next announcement about the topic. It’s not just for Pokémon, but it seems like NBL trading cards will be put on a halt as well.

Starting from 14th, every target store in the United States will not sell any Pokémon cards.


There is no news about whether this restriction will apply to games like Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, or the Digimon Card Game, but with the general lack of understanding around existing blanketing policies, it is a good bet that it will.


The reason

it’s mainly because of the safety of people these days, as it can be dangerous. A man pulled a pistol on a group of people in a Target parking lot in Wisconsin on Friday, May 7th, over a disagreement involving sports card limitations. While no shots were fired, Target and a nearby Trader Joe’s grocery store were placed on lockdown for up to an hour. As a result, while the embargo might be ludicrous to others, it makes common sense for the sake of the company’s retail employees’ protection.


There are more instances and events that have happened in the past, that made the target take this decision. It will definitely hurt people who want to buy and sell their cars and also to target as they’ll put all this business at a halt, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.


But on the bright side, people can still buy and sell their cards on their online store, so that should bring a smile to people’s faces at least. (;

They said: “The safety of our guests and our team is our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, we’ve decided to temporarily suspend the sale of MLB, NFL, NBA, and Pokémon trading cards within our stores, effective May 14. Guests can continue to shop these cards online at”

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