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Pokemon brought to life with epic augmented reality trading cards

Published: 15/May/2020 22:23 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:40

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon community was blown away when a player shared their augmented reality trading cards of starters Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle. The jaw-dropping creation brings the Nintendo property to life like never before.

For many 90s kids, Pokemon was an absolute phenomena. The beloved RPG’s addictive ‘catch ’em all’ gameplay spread like wildfire as children looked to trade monsters with their friends.

The Trading Card Game, which was introduced in 1996, proved to be just as popular. An insanely creative fan has made childhood dreams come true by bringing the TCG to life with augmented reality.

Mind-blowing AR Pokemon cards

The Pokemon Company / Game Freak
The Pokemon Trading Card Game is still a worldwide phenomena today.

Reddit user ‘yahyayyasha’ uploaded their stunning creation on May 12, and wowed the community with their neon AR re-creation of the Trading Card Game. The post went viral with over 19.9 k upvotes.

“I made a Pokemon starters augmented reality card,” the submission read. The creative fan used Hidden Fates shiny Charmander, EX Crystal Guardians Squirtle, and Secret Wonder’s Bulbasaur for the project.

In the video, we see the user holding up each card, and then their camera lens displays the 3D neon overlay on top of them. Each card comes to life as the name and outline of the monster becomes animated, taking holographics to the next level.

I made a Pokemon starters augmented reality card from pokemon

Fans of the series were blown away, and asked the artist how he had created the futuristic cards. Yahyayyasha explained “I made this using Blender for the 3D assets, Unity & Vuforia for the AR & app.”

Reddit: yahyayyasha
The Redditor detailed which program he used to make the incredible cards.

This isn’t the first time the community has been blown away by Pokemon being mixed with AR. In February, a fan discovered Sword & Shield has a secret interactive AR box art when using Google Lens.

Despite launching close to 24 years ago, the Pokemon TCG continues to grow in popularity. The newest expansion of the card game ‘Rebel Clash’ came out in May, and is based on the 2019 release of SW/SH.


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.