The Pokémon Company International recently announced some additions to its latest line of trading cards, inspired by the upcoming Pokémon film, Detective Pikachu.
The three new cards, available beginning April 5th, will include Mr. Mime, Jigglypuff and Psyduck – characters all featured in recent trailers for the film. A word of warning: the images you are about to see depict these Pokémon in their CGI movie likenesses and may be disturbing to some. Take a look below:
In total, there will be 26 brand new trading cards released for the film. Previously announced cards include Detective Pikachu, as well as Charizard and Greninja. All of the new cards will be compatible with existing decks and are permitted in official Pokémon TCG matches.
Other Detective Pikachu-themed merchandise will include hats, shirts, books, pins, plushes, and more. Many of the products will become available at PokemonCenter.com on April 2nd. We can already feel our wallets trembling with terror. Although not open to the public, these selected products will be on display at The Pokémon Company’s booth at the American International Toy Fair in New York taking place on February 19th.
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu will be hitting theaters May 10th of this year.
Do you currently play Pokémon TCG? Will you be purchasing any of the new CGI cards - or is this the stuff of nightmares? Let us know in the comments below.