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This magician’s Pokemon-inspired card trick wants to catch ’em all


Okay, so I’m gonna have to take issue with that “Pokémon started out as a card game” thing. I think you’ll find that the Pokémon Trading Card Game was first published in October 1996, over a year after the release of the original Pokémon Red & Blue on the Game Boy. Even then, the concept of the game actually dates back to 1989 when game developer Satoshi Tajiri began – oh, no, wait. It was a setup for a card trick. My mistake. Please continue. 

That cool Pokémon Go themed trick was performed by the very talented Harapan Ong, who, according to his bio, isn’t in the business of tricks, but in the business of miracles. I dunno if I’d describe it as miraculous, but his Instagram account is pretty cool. 

Actually, while we’re on the subject, why would you even want to catch a Pikachu in the first place? Wouldn’t it make more sense to catch a Pichu and train him up until, ah, forget it.