This is Pokemon like you’ve never seen it before! This is the side of Pokemon Nintendo doesn’t want you to know about! This is how it really was in 1999 playing the Pokemon Card Game ! Get ready to put the Smackdown with your Pokemon and Ernie Hudson!
GBA Video was a certainly interesting idea at a portable video format but the limitations of a Game Boy Advance cartridge meant any videos on the format were compressed to the point of barely being watchable. Let’s look at barely above animated gif version of TMNT, Pokemon, Dragon Ball GT and Shrek!
Ridiculous knock off Pokemon cards which despite still being labeled Pokemon on the cardback refer to all the monsters as “Magic Babies”. Prepare for silly translations and ultra literal naming!
Some odd Pokémon TCG knock offs from Russia though originally made in Turkey. Much smaller than real Pokemon cards and now the game doesn’t really work. Also the energy cards have Mewtwo Strikes back screenshots.
A phony barely Pokemon themed Monopoly from China. It’s super cheap but they added an extra zero to the money so that’s fancy.
Taking a look at the rather interesting marketing for the beginning of English Pokemon on this promo VHS tape. Meet all the characters you never wanted to exist like Ash’s Aunt Hillary and his science teacher!
A really great combo figure has Pikachu cosplaying as Goku complete with power pole and flying nimbus!
A Pokemon figurine set branded with GO for no reason and has some really oddly colored Pokemon.
Pokemon GO the trading card game is probably one of the most pointless card games ever created!
Darth Vader and his friends, Darth Maul, Stromtrooper and C3PO have decided to become Transformers so that they can become the greatest Pokemon Tie Fighter Masters ever!