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Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire come to life with epic paper re-creations

Published: 18/May/2020 22:21

by Brent Koepp

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A skilled Pokemon player went viral when they shared their incredible diorama re-creations of Ruby & Sapphire. The Gen III titles were brought to life with just paper.

Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire made its debut on the Game Boy Advance in 2002. The beloved titles introduced players to the  Hoenn region, and featured the Double Battles mechanic for the very first time.

A dedicated fan paid tribute to the release by re-creating scenes from them using paper cut-outs. The community was in awe of his brilliant creation, which brought the games to life in a really creative way.

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Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire made their debut in 2002 on the GBA.

Pokemon fan brings Ruby & Sapphire to life

Redditor ‘Antogzlz’ uploaded their creation on May 18, and wowed the community with their craft skills. The creative fan used paper cut-outs to make an incredible diorama-like cube based on Ruby and Sapphire.

“I made these two retro Pokemon cubes using paper and glue,” the submission title read. The user included two pictures of their work which show two scenes from the Game Boy Advance titles.

Players will no doubt recognize the scenes, as they’re the sequences when you encounter each games Legendary Pokemon Groudon and Kyogre. The paper style gives off that retro pixel-style feel too.

I made these two retro Pokemon cubes using paper and glue during quarantine, what do you think of then guys? 🙂 from pokemon

This isn’t the first the time creator has beautifully re-created a Pokemon title with a clever diorama. In April, they shared their artwork based on the 1999 Gen II titles Gold & Silver, perfectly re-creating the opening section of the games.

I made a 3D Pokemon Cube from Gen 2, the starter choice ! What do you think guys? 🙂 from gaming

Those curious about how they pulled it off are in luck as the fan generously created a tutorial on their YouTube channel. The video shows players how to re-create scenes from their favorite title and bring it to life in a 3D paper style.

While the fan’s creation certainly makes us nostalgic for the past, it’s interesting to think how far the beloved Nintendo title has come – even making it all the way to its eighth generation.

Despite debuting nearly 24 years ago, the RPG has never been more popular. The latest release Sword & Shield is already on track to be the third highest selling title in the franchise.

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Pokemon troll goes viral after baiting fans with most expensive card

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:38

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber SomeThingElseYT went viral online after trolling Pokemon fans. The animator jokingly claimed to have discovered the world’s most expensive Trading Card Game collectible, Pikachu Illustrator, in his garage.

The Pokemon TCG was a major part of many 90s kids’ childhoods. No one could have ever guessed that cards once stuffed in cheap binders could one day sell for as much as a sports car. In 2020 though, the pieces of cardboard have now exploded in value.

At the very top of the list of the most expensive is the incredibly rare Pikachu Illustrator which fetched over $233k at auction in July. On November 24, a YouTuber went viral after joking that he found the collectible in his garage. Only, some thought it was actually real.

Screenshot of rare Pokemon Trading Card Game item Pikachu Illustrator.
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The incredibly rare card worth $233k was used to troll fans in a viral tweet.

Pokemon card joke goes viral on Twitter

In 1998, popular Japanese magazine CoroCoro held an art contest and those who won were given a special promo Pokemon card featuring Pikachu holding a pen. While there was over 39 winners, only 10 are known to have survived today.

Due to its rarity, the item very rarely goes up for sale. In July however, a PSA graded 9 surfaced and fetched a whopping $233k auction – which is currently the world record for most expensive individual TCG collectible sold.

On November 24, YouTuber SomeThingElseYT hilariously joked that he found the “useless” card in his garage. “Found this funny Pikachu card in my garage don’t know what to do with it,” he said. After the tweet went viral, he followed up the post and trolled fans who thought it was real. “Why is everyone so obsessed if I got this in 10th grade.”

Despite the tweet clearly being made in jest, many Trading Card Game fans actually thought the post was serious and freaked out. “Adam…That is the most rare card in the world!’ one user replied. Another fan exclaimed, “THAT IS THE MOST RARE POKEMON CARD EVER. DO NOT GET RID OF IT NO MATTER WHAT.” Another follower echoed a similar sentiment and wrote, “BECAUSE IT COULD BE WORTH A FRKIN CRAP TON OF MONEY!!!”

Screenshot of Twitter replies.

While some fell for the joke, others caught on quickly and were shocked at how many believed the fake story. “On this day millions of wooshes were heard everywhere in the known universe,” one comment read. Another user simply stated, “I love that people don’t understand this was a joke. Makes this post much better.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fan comments on Twitter.

Besides clearly being sarcasm, it also only took a few seconds using Google to figure out that the image has been posted on Reddit and numerous other websites many times previously.

With Pokemon card fever reaching a fever pitch in 2020, fans around the world have been digging through their old collections. Just don’t expect to have an item where only 10 of them exist.