PkmnCards began as an idea of mine during the summer of 2011. There were (and still are) many places around the web where you can find scans of Pokémon cards, but in most cases the source will either have a watermark on the image (detracting from its aesthetic appeal) or the image will be of low resolution.

My goal was to create a website where you could easily access high quality scans of Pokémon cards for reference and viewing pleasure. I also wanted to make the site interactive, allowing you rate the cards and spark discussion with other visitors.

Originally I wanted to host scans from all card games, and accordingly named the site TcgScans, but I soon realized that was too ambitious of a task, and the site was rebranded PkmnCards at the start of 2012. Pokémon cards would be the sole focus from then on.

The site started off very simple, only allowing searches by card name and showcasing a crude layout, but it has gradually expanded in complexity to offer advanced search queries, multiple archive displays, sorting options, and pricing.

PkmnCards underwent a massive recoding process in February 2013 and is moving forward with a fresh design and optimism for the future. I want this to be the site to view Pokémon cards quickly and easily.

Thank you for visiting, and enjoy!

Adam Capriola (Webmaster of PkmnCards)


A vast majority of our beautiful card scans pre-HeartGold & SoulSilver come via Martin of Pokémon Paradijs. Thank you, Martin!

The card images from HeartGold & SoulSilver and onward have been gathered from PTCGO by Snoops, who also maintains the LackeyCCG Pokémon plugin. Thank you, Snoops!

Our Japanese translations come from Bulbapedia and our Japanese scans come courtesy of PokeCa Japan.

The remainder of our scans over time have come from sources like Bulbapedia, Pidgi.netPokéGym, Pokemon.com, PokéBeach, and Troll and Toad.

Errors and Ideas

If you notice any errors, like mistyped card information or unexpected search results, please contact me and I’ll try to get the mistake corrected.

Likewise, also contact me if you have any ideas for improving the site. Maybe there a missing feature you’d like to see, or something didn’t function quite how you expected.


If you would like to contribute scans for missing cards, or improve upon the resolution and clarity of existing images, please read the scanning and image editing instructions on this page.


If you find PkmnCards especially helpful and would like to make a monetary donation, you can do so through PayPal here.

Otherwise please consider using our pricing links for purchasing cards – we receive a small percentage of the sales generated through them.

I prefer to keep PkmnCards advertisement-free so that it is more enjoyable to view and loads faster, thus any funding received is much appreciated to help cover hosting costs and provide incentive for me to maintain and improve the website.


This website is in no way produced, endorsed, supported, or affiliated with TPCi, Nintendo, Creatures, or Game Freak. All information on this site, both literal and graphical, is copyrighted by their respective owners, however we believe our organization and depiction of this information falls within fair use.