Fan Favorite Pokémon Picks

Collectibles - November 23, 2021

Fan Favorite Pokémon Picks

Ian Semivan

Ian is a content creator at StockX with a focus on trading cards and collectibles.

This year, save your pokéballs because StockX makes it easy to catch all of the Pokémon cards, collectibles, and games that you have your eye on.

This year, save your pokéballs because StockX makes it easy to catch all of the Pokémon cards, collectibles, and games that you have your eye on.

This article is part 8 of 37 in the series: Win the Holidays

The last year has seen Pokémon rise in popularity to levels that it has not hit since it made its North American debut in 1999. The sudden influx in demand has made locating the latest sets, games, and toys incredibly difficult to track down with shelves of retailers being cleared out at the first sight of a restock. Not to mention, that the beloved Pocket Monsters have begun to make their way into the high art scene with some of the biggest names today putting out works that feature some of the most recognizable characters from the franchise. But don’t fret over finding the perfect piece for the Pokémon Trainer in your life this holiday, because StockX is your place to catch everything and anything on your list.

Pokémon Celebrations Elite Trainer Box

Pokémon Celebrations Elite Trainer Box

2021 marked the 25th anniversary of Pokémon first appearing in Japan, and The Pokémon Company International made sure that they threw the party of the year to honor Pikachu and friends. The festivities included musical performances by Post Malone and Katy Perry as well as one of the most highly anticipated Pokémon sets in recent memory. Pokémon Celebrations was the name appropriately given to the English language 25th-anniversary set and it did not disappoint. The 50 card Celebrations set is divided into two 25 card subsets. The first subset is also named Celebrations and includes fan-favorite Pokémon like Mew, as well as some special edition Pikachu cards such as Flying Pikachu VMAX and Surfing Pikachu VMAX. The other subset is called the Classic Collection and is made up of reprints of the most recognizable Pokémon cards throughout history including the coveted holographic Charizard from the 1999 Base Set. The Pokémon Celebrations Elite Trainer Box is the best way to get your hands on these cards as it comes with ten Pokémon Celebrations four-card booster packs, as well as five additional Pokémon TCG booster packs from past sets. If you are looking to relive those happy memories of opening Pokémon booster packs as a kid, then you do not want to miss out on Pokémon Celebrations. 

The Wand Company Pokemon Poke Ball

The Wand Company Pokémon Pokéball

Growing up there were few careers cooler than becoming a real-life Pokémon Trainer. So many of us had fantasies of journeying through Viridian Forest to catch a wild Pikachu in a real Pokéball. While games like Pokémon Go have tried their best, an authentic experience continues to be out of reach. But The Wand Company brought us one step closer when they released their replica Pokéball. And while this relic would look good on any shelf, it also features proximity sensors that cause the Pokéballs button to glow when it senses motion. You probably aren’t going to run into any wild Eevees out there anytime soon, but you are going to want this Pokéball at the ready in case you do.

Funko Pop! Games Pokemon Eevee Diamond Collection 2021 Fall Convention Exclusive Figure #626

Funko Pop! Pokémon Eevee Diamond Collection 2021 Fall Convention Exclusive Figure #626

If you could be any Pokémon who would it be? If you answered anything other than Eevee then you are wrong. Eevee has the ability to become whatever it wants to be, fire, psychic, electric, dark, etc. All Eevee needs is the proper evolution stone and anything is possible. Celebrate the swiss army knife of Pokémon by picking up the Funko Pop! Pokémon Eevee Diamond Collection 2021 Fall Convention Exclusive. This adorable limited edition four-inch vinyl sculpture comes with a glittery finish and features a 2021 Fall Convention Sticker on the box. Grab your Eevee Diamond Collection Pop! today so that you can be reminded that anything is possible every time you glance at it.

Pokémon TCG Sword & Shield Fusion Strike Booster Box

Pokémon Fusion Strike Booster Box

The Pokémon Company followed up their release of the Celebrations 25th Anniversary set in a big way (quite literally). Pokémon Fusion Strike was officially released in early November and it became the largest Pokémon TCG set to date holding 284 total cards, 20 of which are secret rares. The set centers around the newly discovered Pokémon species Mew and includes the Pokémon in its giant VMAX form. The Pokémon Fusion Strike Booster Box is great for those looking to build their collection fast as it comes with 36 Pokémon Fusion Strike booster packs that contain ten cards each. If you are looking to catch ‘em all in Pokémon Fusion Strike then this booster box is where you will want to start.

Nintendo Switch/Lite Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Video Game

Nintendo Switch Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Video Game

Pokémon video games have always been one of the best ways to throw yourself into the world of Pocket Monsters and get a taste of what it would be like to live in the Pokémon World. This year, Nintendo remade one of the classic games in the franchise, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, for the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. In the game, you venture through the Sinnoh Region, catching wild Pokémon, and challenging Gym leaders, all while you try to establish yourself as the very best like no one ever was. This remastering of the game provides several upgrades from its predecessor including updated 2D graphics, clothing customization for your trainer, and the ability to find Fairy-type Pokémon. Whether you are looking to bask in nostalgia or pass your Pokémon passion to a new trainer in your life, you will not want to miss out on this revamped installment.

​​Daniel Arsham CRYSTALIZED CHARIZARD CARD Sculpture Pink

​​Daniel Arsham CRYSTALIZED CHARIZARD CARD Sculpture Pink

In the world of art today, few names are as big as Daniel Arsham. Inspired by Greco-Roman ruins, Arsham has become known for taking significant cultural artifacts and reimagining them in his signature corroded style. In one of his most-talked about works in recent years, Arsham put his touch on the iconic 1st Edition Charizard card from the 1999 Base Set. The 12-inch tall sculpture is even rarer than the original card, as it was produced as an edition of 500. The sculpture is an absolute must for any Pokémon enthusiast who has an appreciation for the world of modern art.    

Pokémon TCG Sword & Shield 25th Anniversary Collection Booster Box

Pokémon 25th Anniversary Collection Booster Box (Japanese)

Today, Pokémon is the second-largest gaming franchise globally, but it came from humble beginnings, officially debuting in Japan in 1996 as a collaboration between Game Freak and Nintendo. Here we are 25 years later and the mania surrounding the franchise has only grown. Earlier this year, the Pokémon Company released the Pokémon 25th Anniversary Collection with each card printed in its original language of Japanese. The set is one of the smallest ever, as it only is made up of 28 cards plus Energy cards, but it highlights the fan-favorite Pikachu with some very rare cards including Surfing Pikachu VMAX, Flying Pikachu VMAX, and four Pikachu V-UNION cards. That final four create a single large card filled with a plethora of Pikachu illustrations that show the many different ways that the Electric-type Pokémon has appeared throughout the years. With the Pokémon 25th Anniversary Collection booster box, you will receive 16 25th Anniversary Collection booster packs that hold five cards each. This box is an ideal gift for anyone who has an appreciation for the earliest days of the Pokémon franchise.