The Pokémon Company International announced its debut today of the online exhibit of Pokémon Trading Card Game illustrations. Starting August 10, 2022, fans will be able to admire the illustrations of the famous collectible card game in a new mode, by accessing a digital gallery for free which traces the more than 26 years of publications.
This online exhibition will be available in 10 languages and visitors will be able to scroll through the beautiful illustrations of a hundred featured Pokémon TCG cards, divided into three sections:
“Habitat”, which focuses on the wide variety of environments where Pokémon live. “Story”, which traces 26 years of the Pokémon Trading Card Game: from 1996, when the very first set was released in Japan, until the day of ‘today “Artists,” which features illustrations by selected Pokémon TCG designers, each with their own unique style.
The online exhibition of Pokémon Trading Card Game illustrations also includes comments from 50 artists; each of which chose one of the cards he made for the Pokémon TCG and shared its memories and creative process.
Furthermore, Japanese illustrator Wada made three Pokémon TCG card illustrations which will be revealed for the first time in the online exhibit of Pokémon Trading Card Game illustrations: one on August 23, one on September 7, and one on September 22, 2022.
Here are Wada’s statements:
It feels like a lot of pressure to draw illustrations for a game of such fame, but it was an honor for me to have the opportunity to showcase the way of life and the world of Pokémon. I would be happy if my illustrations help to feel closer to Pokémon.
The Pokémon Trading Card Game’s online illustration exhibition will be available from August 10, 2022 to October 23, 2022.