Bad timing? Not advertised? I don't think it was either of those, the game was released after Diamond and Pearl came out and Pokemon had a spike in popularity during that time. Also I at least saw some commercials play during KidsWB so they did advertise on TV and it was at every stores TCG section. The figures themselves looked amazing, they are by far some of the best figures Pokemon has ever gotten. Maybe they would have sold better had they been put on the toy section instead of the cards sections of the stores? The game itself while some of it bashed the lack of strategy was actually fun, I demo'd the game at my league since I liked the game so much and wanted it to sell and all my players wanted to play and had fun. Sure it wasn't an exactly complex game but at least I always had fun playing games with it. I guess some of you will say the lack of OP but a game like its been stated many times in the TCG the OP is only a small portion of all the people who buy the product. Most people don't ever use OP, for TFG would not have been able to survive solely on the OP players. Though League intergration since the start would have indeed help raise awareness of the game. Maybe the game needed to have Diamond and Pearl Pokemon and characters? I guess it would have helped for kids to see Pokemon they are more familiar with rather than Gen I-III. But Pokemon is still Pokemon in the end regardless of generation. Its sad that the game died, I would have loved to see more figures both because the game was fun and they were the best figures pokemon has had. OP would have been nice even if it was very basic. I was excited since the website first popped up in 2005, it was launched in Australia like a year or two before the states to test it and it failed there, I guess they didn't learn how to fix that even with all the time they took for it. A sad end for a game that was created by the same guy who did the TCG.