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Black Friday Pokemon card deals 2021 - tips on what to look for this year

Black Friday Pokemon card deals
(Image credit: The Pokemon Company)

With the game experiencing a new surge of interest, it's not surprising that Black Friday Pokemon card deals are coming out of the woodwork each November. Because they rarely see discounts in general, any price cut is a big deal - it's still one of the best card games around, after all.

To give you a head-start ahead of the sales season this year, we've got some tips on getting the best Black Friday Pokemon card deals below.

Black Friday Pokemon card retailers to watch this year

Black Friday Pokemon card deals - what to expect

Black Friday Pokemon cards

(Image credit: The Pokemon Company)

When will the Black Friday Pokemon card deals start?

This year's Black Friday Pokemon card deals officially take place on November 26. However, that isn't to say the discounts will be limited to that one day. Rather, they'll begin earlier and end later than you might expect.

That's because the event has 'evolved' (we're so sorry) over the last few years; it begins at least one week before Black Friday itself and also continues into Cyber Monday. It can live on after then, too. Indeed, it's not unheard of for sales to roll into December and be repackaged as Christmas savings. 

In short, you should get plenty of opportunity to take advantage of Pokemon card deals in 2021.

What will the best Black Friday Pokemon card deals be?

The Pokemon Trading Card Game doesn't get reduced in price very often, so that makes any discount you can lay your hands on worth considering. Because most sets old and new hold their value throughout the year, don't hesitate to pounce on any saving that appears this November - even if it's a small one.

If you're a newcomer, you should definitely check out the Pokemon Battle Academy box this Black Friday; it's a super effective introduction (apologies, it was too tempting) to the game itself and gives you everything you need to play right away. Because it often gets a price cut and has been reduced during Black Friday before, we'd say to keep an eye on it as we enter the November sales season. 

Where will I find the best Black Friday Pokemon card deals?

Even though Amazon is always a good bet when it comes to Black Friday Pokemon cards, the likes of Walmart (in-store, anyway) are often pretty great in terms of discounts. Unfortunately, everyone's cottoned on to this fact and the shelves are stripped bare pretty fast. That means you'll need to be fast if you want to catch 'em all - OK, fine (we'll stop with the Pokejokes now).

Today's best Pokemon card deals

Black Friday Pokemon cards

(Image credit: The Pokemon Company)

Here's the good news: you don't have to wait until this year's Black Friday Pokemon card deals turn up to save money. Discounts are few and far between, but they do exist if you know where to look. 

Even though most of the standard Pokemon card sets don't enjoy a price cut during the year, starter sets like Pokemon Battle Academy are always getting reductions. If you're new to the hobby, it's the perfect place to start.

You'll find the top offers waiting for you below.

There are going to be plenty of other offers to choose from this November, including Black Friday board game deals, Black Friday Lego deals, and Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday deals. Take a look if you want some gift-giving inspiration!

There's going to be loads going on this winter in the sales, so if you're also looking for a gaming display then check out the latest on the upcoming Black Friday Samsung TV deals, Black Friday curved monitor deals, Black Friday projector deals, and Black Friday PS5 and Xbox Series X monitor deals. But if gaming peripherals are your bag then prepare for the Black Friday gaming headset deals, Black Friday PS5 SSD deals, and Black Friday Xbox controller deals.

Benjamin Abbott

As one of the site's Hardware Editors, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I've been writing about games in one form or another for almost a decade (with bylines ranging from Metro.co.uk and PC Gamer to TechRadar), and have worked at GamesRadar+ since 2018. I can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.