Category: Pokémon TCG

Pokémon TCG related stuff.

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 […]


...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!


Pokémon e-Reader Stuff and Pokémon Unite Tidbits

Just gonna keep this post short-and-sweet for today. First off! This is a big one for me: after not posting for a few months between March and June because I was working my butt off trying to get a Unity Certification… I finally got my Unity Certification! Huzzah, good times!! Yay! So yeah, if you need […]


I guess this updates now brings this news up to the FOREground, eh??

It’s been a few months since the last TCG Background update, but everyone at the TCG Background Investigations Department has been working hard trying to find some new TCG backgrounds which haven’t made the list! And by “TCG Background Investigations Department”, I mean “mostly the work of GC| Linkinboss over at the Research Sector channel […]


Rediscovering some old gems from the deepest parts of the 'Net

I’m just gonna make this a quickie post just because I really don’t have much to chat about this time, but I’ve got two minor updates out of the way.   e-Reader Page Updates First off: since adding the e-Reader Sprites and e-Reader Entries pages to the site, I’ve been working hard on getting as […]