Category: Faking Stuff

Anything involving Pokémon TCG fake cards, or any other fakes or hoaxes, are covered here. This would usually be under “Site Media”, but faking is such a large part of the site that it belongs in its own Category.

[slaps roof of fake card] this bad boy can fit so many HP and energy symbols in its weakness

It’s December! … But of course you knew that. Since this is the season of giving, I’m gonna give it my all and try to focus on fake cards for a while. This may mean that I’ll be focusing less on writing actual news posts and instead updating the various other parts of the site. […]


It's Super Effective!

Good gravy that was annoying, but it’s good to be back! Today I’ll share with you what has happened over the last couple months, some tinsy changed happening with site post cycle, as well as two little Pokémon TCG-tidbits that I found out about in the mean time. This post is not to be missed!!


Ok, you can stop poking me now...

God being an adult is the best thing in the world. This is what I’ve always been waiting for ever since I was a kid. I don’t have to go to school anymore, I don’t have adults breathing down my neck… I’m my own man, totally free to do whatever I want! Eat ice cream […]


Ah ah ah ah barely alive, barely alive

Ack! Sorry for the lack of updates lately, but I’m still alive! I try to leave my personal life out of website stuff, but hey, I’m only human… and when my personal life begins to affect updates, I think it’s only fair to let everyone know what’s up. Nothing drastic, but due to the Human […]


...plus two bonus fakes! Well, one for now, the other is a secret and will be revealed later.

Er, I mean, it’s not a magazine of illustrations that came with a card insert which happens to be in English… but… aw, here, lemme explain: So a few months back, the March 2021 issue of the Japanese-language magazine “illustration” (イラストレーション) had a special issue dedicated to all kinds of Pokémon TCG artwork used throughout […]


For once 'Zoom in and enhance' actually works!

So in my last post I talked about two different times when the various stewards of the Pokémon TCG had accidentally (or maybe “”accidentally””??) revealed how Pokémon TCG cards are designed. But I also said it would be a two-parter, because this third story is pretty big. Like, seriously big. Not only did they basically give us a complete example of how a Pokémon TCG is designed and made, but it actually gives us like… a hundred other complete examples as well! …OK well, maybe not a literal hundred… maybe more closer to like… ninety-two examples. Still tho, this are some AWESOME discoveries that you’re not gonna wanna miss, and it even dovetails perfectly in the “Prototype Blastoise” story from a few months back!


Oooh I'm a regular Indiana Jones! Except I'm not fighting anyone. Or going anywhere.

When it comes to making fake Pokémon TCG cards, I’ve learned that there are two main design goals that pretty much every faker aims for. But in both cases it’s about creating something you wish you could see happen in the game itself. Now most of the time we fakers have to do things on our own because… well, it’s not like TPCI and its franchisees will ever give us the tools we need to make the cards we want, right? Well, what if they manage to accidentally reveal those tools to us in plain sight??


Fake, Real, and Really Fake? Or Fakely Real?

Take a look at my indepth analysis on how fake… or real… this recent leak is. And I should know, I’ve made a TON of fake cards over the years!