A viral TikTok shows the transformation of a shiny Charizard card into a rainbow Charizard, and it is extremely cool to watch.
Pokemon cards have been all the rage recently, with their popularity wiping out store stock across retail shops all over the world. It’s nearly impossible to walk into a store and find yourself packs of the newest releases, as scalpers have been cleaning house in nearly every store that sells them.
A TikToker named Unwrap Therapy focuses on Pokemon TCG TikToks, and had a video go viral of them turning their Shiny Charizard card into a Rainbow Charizard by leaving it out in the sun, claiming the sunlight can change the colors of your Pokemon card.
Charizard color transformation
In the video, Unwrap Therapy left a Charizard VMAX card out in the sun – and with sleight of hand, switched the card out for a Charizard VMAX Rainbow, claiming the effects of the sun transformed the colors of the card.
The TikTok went viral, notching over 700k views as viewers in the comments pointed out that the color transformation wasn’t possible with sunlight, and that sunlight could even damage the quality of holographic cards.
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@unwraptherapyWell… I didn’t expect that 😳 #pokemon #pokemontcg #poketok #pokemoncards #charizard♬ Never Forget You – Noisettes
Although it was sleight of hand, the TikTok is still incredibly cool at utilizing the vibrance of modern Pokemon Cards.
The Charizard VMAX Rainbow edition is super rare and can be sold for upwards of $200. If you happen to find one, we suggest getting it graded ASAP.
We recently ranked the top 21 rarest Pokemon cards ever, with original Charizard being number two on the list. Seeing as Charizard is one of the most popular Pokemon ever, his card popularity makes sense. That original Charizard has an auction value of over $350,000.