The odds that you have this rare Pokémon card lying around in your collection are extremely slim, but if you do then holy crap—it just sold for a world record $54,970 at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills.

“The Pikachu Illustrator Card was given in January of 1998 to winners of the CoroCoro Comic Illustration Contest,” said Barry Sandoval, Director of Operations for Comics at Heritage Auctions. “Only 20-39 copies of this card were released, 10 of which are graded in top condition and it is unknown how many still remain with the public.”

You read that? UNKNOWN. It may be in a box in your attic right this second! Haha…no it isn’t.


Artist Han Seok-bum recently blended Overwatch and Pokemon characters into one illustrated mishmash that’s both adorable and and eye-catching. His instincts on which characters to combine was spot on too. Yep, I think gruff ol’ Blastoise makes an excellent Soldier 76. Check out more characters below. [click to continue…]


Welp, this Pikachu Mario and Luigi plush combo really, really works. So of course they’re a limited edition item going on sale October 29th at Pokémon Centers in Japan.

But that’s not all of the awesome merch you won’t be able to get your hands on (without paying far, far to much for them on eBay). Torture yourself with more official Pokémon Company / Nintendo crossover items below. [click to continue…]


Internet artsperson The Vintage Realm has created a series of Poké Ball terrariums, each inspired by a different Pokémon. We’ve featured items like these before, but TVR’s versions are really top shelf. So, it’s not surprising that she can’t keep up with the demand in her Etsy store. You may have to be patient to catch one.

Check out some of our favorite Poké Ball terrarrium designs below. [click to continue…]

Badass Metal Hybrid Pokémon


Describing themselves as “a visual arts collective set in the Neo Terra Universe”, Frame Wars have created these amazing Metal Hybrid Pokémon concepts. Pokémon with metal armor and advanced weaponry, as though a biological creature that can literally kill you with its brain isn’t quite extreme enough. But they do look positively stellar, and we wanted to share them with you here. So we did! Aren’t we nice? Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]


You’ve seen Poké Balls, but never like this. Jasper Hams of MasenkoProps has crafted this “Monster Ball” display from polyurethane and aluminium. The ball has a visible interior which looks sufficiently high-tech, and comes in a neat display case emblazoned with the logo of Silph Co., one of the technology giants of the Pokémon world.

This piece is, of course, non-functional – you’re not going to be able to catch parrots and the like using this thing. The hinge doesn’t move, and the Poké Ball is designed to stay mounted to the base and inside its container, so it’s for ornamental display only. But gosh, what a display.

You can purchase it directly from Jasper’s Etsy store for $133.55 USD, though as they’re made to order we expect there’ll be a bit of a wait thanks to the press attention. Check out more photos of this magnificent piece below. [click to continue…]


We’ve featured the gijinka (humanized) Pokémon illustrations of artist Tamtamdi in the past, but his work keeps getting better and better.

Tamtamdi has already done 260 Pokémon gijinka illustrations and is still going strong. Check out some of his latest work below. [click to continue…]


You’ve probably seen Pokémon Fusions, a website that lets you fuse two different Pokémon together into one unholy (but cute!) abomination of nature. This has been a great source of inspiration for artist like Alesia Gitter, aka nintendobratkat, who has decided to draw her own fusions as well as fusion requests from fans.

They are, of course, impossibly, insufferably adorable. Check out the complete gallery below. [click to continue…]


Eevee plushes are going to be available at Build-A-Bear workshops starting September 1st as part of their “Make Your Own Pokemon” line. Pokémon Eevee will sell in-stores and online for $28. Additional accessories include a Poke Ball sleeper outfit and an Eevee 5-in-1 sound chip.

Build-A-Bear’s online store also has an exclusive version with an Pokémon cape (not sold in stores), a Pokeball Sleeper, and the Eevee sound chip.

Both the single Eevee and the online set come with a Build-A-Bear Workshop exclusive Pokémon TCG Card. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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Not since the Crystal Poke Ball phenomenon have we been more delighted by a Pokemon-inspired product on Etsy. AVioletAccord makes these dioramas in several styles that would undoubtedly look awesome on your desk. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]