AASL Partners with Pokémon to Offer Pokémon Clubs

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/31/2021


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is partnering with The Pokémon Company International, to bring a new recreational activity called Pokémon Club to school libraries. During Pokémon Club, students can play the Pokémon Trading Card Game, do fun Pokémon-themed arts and crafts, and more. For more information and to apply, visit www.ala.org/aasl/pokemon.

In addition to activities like word searches, spot the difference, trivia, coloring pages, bingo, and origami; Pokémon Club participants will be given access to videos on how to play the Pokémon Trading Card Game, episodes of the Pokémon the Series animation, and footage of Play! Pokémon competitive matches in which students can watch the world’s best  Pokémon players compete.

Like chess or other strategy games, Pokémon Trading Card Game activities provided as a part of the Pokémon Clubs are a healthy way for learners to practice good sportsmanship, gain confidence, and learn grit and resilience. Games also encourage learners to think critically and problem solve while interacting socially with their peers. Clubs are designed to run once a week for one hour and provide a safe space along with a fun school experience for students who may just be returning to face-to-face learning.

About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

About AASL
The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.