The Rise and Shine of Pokémon

  Special thanks goes to the late Daniel Chuong who provided key contributions to this entry. Just when you thought you caught them all, a new challenge to complete your Pokédex arises. Shiny Pokémon were first introduced in the Generation…

Set Registry Starter Kit: Charizard Master Set

  Before the cardboard was even printed for the first run of Pokémon cards, Charizard adorned the cover of the franchise’s original GameBoy release. The powerful, dragon-like Pokémon became an early favorite among gamers in part because its stunning artwork…

The Collectability of Pokémon Cards

  Note: This entry was updated on January 7, 2020. Pokémon has been around for many years and, with its roots stemming from Japan, it’s enjoyed a successful transition to the West. Since the very beginning, Pokémon has pushed its…