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The 10 Funniest Pokémon Cards To Make It Into The TCG
When it comes to the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG), most of the cards tend to be grand and epic, featuring powerful Pokémon and awe-inspiring artwork. But every now and then, the artists get a little more creative and produce some hilariously funny cards that are sure to make players smile.
These cards provide a break from the intense gameplay and allow players to have a good laugh at the expense of their opponents.
While they may not be the most powerful cards in the game, they certainly add a unique and enjoyable aspect to the TCG. In this article, we will be taking a look at the top 10 funniest Pokémon cards to ever make it into the TCG.
1. Imakuni?’s Doduo
This unique card was illustrated by Tomoaki Imakuni and released in 1998. It is worth about $20-$30. Some sales can also cross $100.
Imakuni?’s Doduo is a bizarre and hilarious card that features a fusion of the Pokémon Doduo and the Japanese musician Imakuni, with unique effects that can confuse both players. The card’s effect is equally confusing and amusing.
This card features colorful and chaotic artwork, which resembles a wild party scene. The card’s artwork, illustrated by Tomoaki Imakuni, depicts Imakuni riding on the back of Doduo, with the two of them joined at the hip.
Released in 2016 in the XY Evolutions card set, this card has become a favorite among fans for its absurdity and humorous artwork. Its creator, Imakuni, is a well-known figure in the Pokémon community, famous for his bizarre and wacky contributions to the franchise. Imakuni?’s Doduo card is popular among collectors and players due to its fun factor.
2. Bunnelby 150/189
This comical card was created by Tomokazu Komiya and released in 2019 as part of the Darkness Ablaze set. It can be purchased for about $0.50.
Unlike the Imakuni?’s Doduo card, the Bunnelby card is a more traditional Pokémon card design, but still features a psychedelic illustration of the Pokemon. Bunnelby is a basic Pokémon with average attack and defense points.
Released in 2019 as part of the Sword & Shield Darkness Ablaze expansion set, this card features Bunnelby taking on the role of the March Hare from “Alice in Wonderland.” It shows Bunnelby with a move called “Mad Party” that does damage to each of your Benched Pokémon with the “Mad Party” attack. It’s psychedelic artwork and “Mad Party” move make it one of the most entertaining cards in the game.
While not the most powerful card in the TCG, the Bunnelby card remains a fan favorite due to its quirky and amusing design.
3. Slowbro 43/214
The goofy Slowbro card was drawn by Ken Sugimori and released in 2019 as part of the Unbroken Bonds set. It is worth about $1-$2. Retail can also go up to around $5.
The Slowbro card from the Unbroken set features an illustration by Ken that is both silly and creative with it’s crazy patterend background.
This card’s artwork depicts Slowbro with a Shellder attached to its tail, making it look like a suit of armor.
The card’s ability, “Shellder Armor,” allows the player to attach a Shellder card from their hand to Slowbro, increasing its defense. The Slowbro card is both humorous and unique. Its move, “Amnesia,” allows Slowbro to forget what it’s doing in battle, adding an extra layer of absurdity to the gameplay.
4. Magikarp 35/102
Featuring hilarious artwork by Mitshuiro Arita, this Magikarp card was re-released in 2016 as part of the X, and Y Evolution set but originally came from the base set of Pokemon. It is valued at about $0.25-$2. Like with the Slowbro card, the retail for the Magikarp card can also sometimes reach up to $5.
Magikarp is known for being one of the weakest and most useless Pokémon in the game, and this card does a pretty good job of highlighting that with the derpiest looking Magikarp on the planet. The Magikarp card from the base set of Pokemon features an illustration by Mitshuiro that is both hilarious and fitting for the Pokémon’s character.
The card’s artwork depicts Magikarp with a move called “Flail,” where it flops around helplessly, doing damage based on how much HP it has left. Despite its lack of practicality, the Magikarp card remains a popular choice for players who enjoy a good laugh.
5. Psyduck 28/149
Shibuzoh illustrated this silly Psyduck card released in 2018 as part of the Sun and Moon McDonald’s Collection. It can be obtained for about $0.50.
The card’s art features what is likely one of the most distressed Psyducks you will ever see as he sits and suffers what we can only assume is the worst headache in the world. The fact that the card has a move called headache makes this art all the more fitting.
Its unique ability to cause damage to both players when attacking makes it a strategic choice for those looking for a bit of fun. The Psyduck card is both humorous and useful in gameplay.
6. Pikachu Illustrator
This is one of the most sought-after cards in the TCG. The Pikachu card was illustrated by Atsuko Nishida and released in 1998. It is worth around $20,000.
This card is one of the most coveted and valuable cards in the entire Pokémon TCG. This rare and highly sought-after card features an illustration by Atsuko Nishida, the original designer of Pikachu. The Pikachu Illustrator card was only released in Japan in 1998 as part of a promotional event.
This card was only given out as a prize to winners of a CoroCoro magazine contest in Japan. Only a handful of these cards were ever produced.
Other than being one of the most expensive cards, it is also considered one of the funniest cards. The card’s artwork depicts Pikachu drawing a picture of itself with a comedic effect. The effects add fun to the all-time great Pokémon character, Pikachu. The drawing seems fun. It looks like Pikachu has been to an art school to be able to draw itself.
7. Wooper 38/98
This whimsical Wooper card was released in 2015 as part of the X&Y set Ancient Origins. It is valued at about $1-$2. The artist who designed the Pokémon Wooper card is Sumiyoshi Kizuki.
If you’re a fan of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, chances are you’ve come across the amusing Wooper card. These cards usually come as Water or Fighting-type and feature the iconic blue, dual-typed Pokémon.
Wooper is known for being a quirky and playful Pokémon, and this card certainly captures that spirit.
It features the Wooper with its notorious dopey expression on its face sat happily in what seems to be a hotspring. You just can’t help but love the little guy for how cute he looks.
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8. Gengar 17/99
This creepy but comical Gengar card was created by Mitsuhiro Arita and released in 2009 as part of the Platinum Arceus set. It can be purchased for about $1-$2.
Gengar is a ghost-type Pokémon known for its mischievous behavior and haunting abilities.
This card features Gengar running across rooftops in the night time with his iconic teethy grin plastered across his face. In the background you can see a dystopian city which resembles that of Gotham as lightning strikes down.
The card’s humor comes from the fact that the move “Nightmare” causes the opponent to lose sleep, adding to Gengar’s reputation as a mischievous prankster.
The card’s design is both striking and detailed, with intricate shading that gives Gengar a three-dimensional appearance.
10. Rocket’s Snorlax ex
Finally, this hilarious Snorlax card was illustrated by Mitsuhiro Arita and released in 2004 as part of the ex Team Rocket Returns set. It is worth approximately $360.
The Snorlax card is perhaps one of the most recognizable and beloved Pokémon Trading Cards of all time. Snorlax is typically a normal type Pokemon but in this card, appears as a dark type.
This card portrays the famous snorlax sitting in a purple abyss with its sleepy eyes eating some sort of green food. The deep contrast makes for a pretty hilarious card art.
The card is highly collectible and sought-after, not only for its humor but also for its beautiful design and high quality.
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