Pokemon Go got all the normies involved. I remember my sister talking about it, and even offered to let me try it on her phone.
I then reminded her of when she use to make fun of me for liking Pokemon.
The irony went over her head.
But with that the fanbase got a huge injection.
I don’t know anything about the trading card game, but in general I don’t think it’s good to get into those anymore. I still play MTG, but I haven’t bought new cards in years.