As The Pokémon Company looks to the future with the announcement of the latest Pokémon TCG: Sword and Shield expansion, a content creator posted a beautiful YouTube video Video documentation about creating Pokémon cardswhich follows the production process step by step.
If you want, you can watch the video on YouTube or at the top of this message. The documentary released by the channel (apparently created ad hoc) Immewnity, show all stages of the production of a Pokémon card within The Pokémon Company and its many partner commercial and productive.
The most important phases of the production process include, for example, the Card design and its illustration by an illustrator commissioned by The Pokémon Company. After the card is designed, it is translated into all (numerous) languages in which the Trading Card Game is available and then printed.
After printing comes the cards stored on special pallets in a warehouse and then shipped to distributors around the world. After all, there is only a second division for the dealers palette, which then allows them to be split among individual retailers such as websites, kiosks, and specialty stores. From the latter, the packages and individual cards finally get into the hands of collectors.
According to Pokéguardian, the The video was recorded between 2017 and 2018: Particularly from the images, we can see that Millennium Print Group and PBM Graphics were also involved in the production processes, which have been directly taken over by The Pokémon Company International in recent years.