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The Pokéworld Meets Our World

We all wish Pokémon could exist in real life, but one 3-D artist has taken matters into his own hands and has drawn Pokémon in our world.

Cost Play! Can You Afford to Cosplay?

How much would it cost to buy your favorite character's clothing?

'Pokémon GO' to Tohoku to Catch Rare Pokémon

Travel to the Tohoku region, the site of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake, to see the effects of pocket monster Lapras’ real-world healing powers. And with a higher-than-usual catch rate, you can take one home too!

Magikarp Becomes a Mouthwatering Morsel

Warm, cute and delicious—the Pokémon everyone in Japan wants to catch now is a Magikarp.

Learn About Anatomy Through Pokémon

Underneath a Pokémon's cute furry exterior lies a nervous system, veins, a gastrointestinal tract and much more—all beautifully depicted by one artist.

Say 'I Do' with Pikachu

Get your hands on the August issue of 'Zexy' so that you and your partner can sign your marriage registration form with Pokémon pizzazz.

Shock Your Friends with Pikachu Pumps!

Whether you prefer pretty flats or towering heels, this five-piece range has a Pikachu shoe for you!

All Aboard the Pikachu Train!

One special electric Pokémon is here to help with the recovery following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011. Climb aboard and read more!

Dig into a Shoe Cake, a Pikachu Cake & More!

Hokkaido-based cake artist draws on a wide variety of inspirations for jaw-dropping edible art.

Ever Wondered How Pokémon Look in Real-Life?

How well do you know your Pokémon? This clever photo guide shows you what your cute little Pokémon buddies really look like in real-life.

An Ode to Magikarp: The Weakest Pokémon

Magikarp, considered the most pathetic Pokémon of all, gets its very own song!

5 Lesser-Known 'Theme Parks' for Families

No, Disneyland is not the only theme park Japan has. These five side trips, only a day out of Tokyo, are themed spots you can enjoy as a family. This list may just prompt you to reminisce about your childhood and book a trip for your family this weekend!

Slip Your Feet into Some Snorlax Slippers

If you’re a Pokémon fan who plans on getting out of bed sometime today, you’ll want these Snorlax slippers.

Permanent Pokémon Café to Open in Tokyo

Missed your chance to eat at the limited-time Pokémon restaurants? The new eatery will be ready for you whenever you come to town.

Pokémon Art with a Traditional Twist

Pokémon look more distinguished than ever in authentic 'ukiyo-e' that pay homage to a pair of feudal Japan’s greatest artists.

Ditto Debuts in Pokémon GO

You won’t find the clever shape-shifter on the in-game map, but you can now catch them in a rather unexpected way...

One of the Best Parks for Pokémon Hunting

Rare Pokémon and everything you need to catch them are waiting at Hamacho Park.

All Aboard the Pikachu Train!

This adorably awesome Pokémon train is part of disaster relief project for a tsunami-damaged region of Japan.

Three Xylophonists Take on Video Game Songs

Who needs an orchestra when you can have three talented xylophonists play your favorite theme songs from memorable video games?

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