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I remember 23 years ago when Pokemon Red and Blue came out.  I remember playing it on this long Thanksgiving weekend.  My brother and I didn’t know what we were doing, but we were having a blast.  We only had one Gameboy at the time (the giant OG one) so we had to take turns playing while the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was on in the background.  I remember being hooked on it though.  Absolutely hooked.  We played for hours, days even.  Somehow, some way latter on in the year without the internet we heard about the rare-candy trick and we immediately went to power up our guys.  To this day, Red is the only game where I caught all 150 of them.  I’ve played most of the mainline games over the years too – Gold, Emerald, Black, Heart Gold, and X.  I skipped Diamond/Pearl and Sun/Moon, I’m not sure why, probably because other things were happening and I didn’t have time for the grind.  I never got as hard core into it as others, grinding for the absolute best IV/EV pokemon who knew moves he couldn’t.  That’s just too much work, I wanted to catch them all, and I’m happy to let someone else be the very best.


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Route 1 LEGO

An intrepid designer built Route 1 from the original Pokemon games (possibly from Gold/Silver, not Red/Blue).  I like the various touches of trainers, and “wild” Pokemon that appear throughout the level.

Pokemon was something of a revolution back in the day.  I remember my first time I beat the Elite Four.  I was so nervous and worried that I would run out of potions, or revives, or something.  Even to this day, I get worried, even with my level 97 Dodrio, I still don’t think I’m worthy sometimes. Man, I should go play X again, it’s been awhile, I bet the guy I sent to the Global Trade Center finally got traded!


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Ash’s House

Pokemon House

Well, it looks like it anyway.  Instagram user Pixelized Creations made this really dang good representation of the generic house from Pokemon complete with a garden, and Ash battling Gary.

What’s even better, and somewhat hard to tell from the above angled photo is that it’s a 3-D representation of the scene.  The monochrome colors were chosen to more accurately represent how Pokemon looked 20 years ago on the original Game Boy.

Here are two more photos showing a different perspective where you can better see the depth of the project:

Pokemon Garden.

Pokemon Battle

Originally the project was going to be standard 2 dimensional, then a background was made, then after some thought it morphed into the 3-D scene you see above.  Everything goes really well.  The color scheme, the layout, the characters.  It’s all pretty ace.


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Pokemon Go

Yea, fine, shut up I’m alittle late on this post, but I was in Alaska, and I love Mr. Bean so you’re getting this post now.  Deal with it.  That being said, I’ve been playing Pokemon Go (as has the rest of the world my age), and it’s really fun, hopefully they make it easier to catch more species of guys though.  I’ve seen everyone.  Or maybe I’m just an adult that doesn’t have time to explore everyplace around me and drop real money to catch fake monsters.


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Wooden Pokeball

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reddit user iamhippie carved a Pokeball ring box out of some wood.  It’s a great way to propose, which, I think they did.  I suppose it worked, but hey, not everyone can be the very best.

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The Pokemon Card Card

Pokemon Card

As you may have heard, Pokemon turned 20 years old this past month.  That’s right, can you believe it, 20 years and we still haven’t caught ’em all.  That’s gotta be a record.

Well, Englishman Quentin Devine has made a mosaic of the iconic Pikachu out of 12,987 individual Pokemon Trading Card Game cards.

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As you can see, there are individual cards making up the whole thing.  What I find coolest about this is that it’s not just a mosaic of all the different Pokemon making something, it’s the physical.  I find that to be the best.  Physical is so much better then virtual, or computerized.

I’ve made mosaics before, but I tend to use hundreds, or thousands of photos from my trips, or stills from movies to make them.  They come out good sometimes, but I never do much else with them unfortunately.


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Charmander FTW

You know when I was a younger man I thought FTW was just another version of WTF.  I think it works better that way in some situations, but that’s me, I’m weird.  Any Hootie and the Blowfish, a student at the University of Leicester, Thomas Codd, decided to use real, actual science to measure the power of the 3 Original Pokemon starters.  His choice – Charmander, by a landslide.


And not just because Charmander evolve into the coolest of all the starters across all the generations – Charizard, no, according to his research, (which is cited!), Charizard’s titular move, Flamethrower, puts out 7 billion (with a B) kilojoules of energy.  To put that into terms us normal people understand, that is enough to power a 60 watt light bulb for over 3,000 years!

Blastoise comes in 2nd at a devistating 386 kilojoules, and Venusaur is last at 194 kilojoules, but really, those two are minuscule.  And now you have the scientific answer as to why you choose Charmander from Professor Oak all those years ago…


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Gotta Catch ’em All

Nintendo hit solid gold with Pokemon.  Can you believe that it came out 19 years ago?  Well, the original 151 Pokemon has surged to over 600.  For people who grew up on it though, the original 151, I’d even say the 251 from Gold & Silver, are the best.

Crystal Pokemon

Well, Etsy user PokeMasterCrafter, has created some pretty awesome keepsakes, crystal Poke-balls, with Pokemon inside.  The Etsy store is empty right now unfortunately, hopefully they’ll make some more.

It’s not clear if they come with lights, of if you just put the balls over a light to illuminate the insides.  But clearly, this MewTwo ball is the coolest:

MewTwo Pokeball


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Pokemon China

No, Pokemon is from Japan you idiot.  Well, not the geographic China, the breakable, often faked, China:

Pokemon Plate

Artist Olly Moss has created these hybrid plates that combine classic China patterns, and classic Gameboy games.  Why, just because, don’t ask.


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Charmander Candle Holder


Imgur user maddynamite has made a cool little charmander candle holder.  I like it because it’s DIY, and Pokemon related.  However, I hope that they make a Charizard version too.  You can skip charmeleon, no one really cares about him.