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A Pokémon Go-Inspired Car Collection: Can You Catch ’Em All?

Toyota Ractis Pikachu Car

With Pokémon Go sweeping the nation and the world, lifelong and newbie enthusiasts are trying to catch ’em all and become the ultimate Pokémon master. With its instant popularity, Pokémon Go has become a fun activity for many children and adults. It transforms the world as we know it into an alternate reality filled with wild Pokémon that can be caught with the flick of your finger.

In order to really understand the awesomeness that is Pokémon Go, I decided to join the obsession and created an account. After spending far too much time creating the perfect name, I finally ended up with “LifeOfCheese.” I even managed to catch Pikachu as my first pokémon.

And so my journey began… as well as this list of awesome cars inspired by Pokémon characters and the Pokémon universe.


Gotta Catch That Smart Plusle Car


This Smart was customized to resemble the electric Plusle. This pokémon, much like the Smart, is super-cute and little.

The vehicle is a little spark of a car and fun to drive, and just like the electricity-conducting Plusle, the updated 2015 Smart Fortwo has an electric-drive feature, allowing it to drive up to 87 miles on a single charge.


Gotta Catch That Nissan Turtwig Pokémon Car


A different type of car and a different type of pokémon, this Nissan Micra was painted as the Turtwig #387. The pair is quite perfect, really, being that this pokémon comes from the Tiny Leaf species and the Micra name clearly indicates the car is very small size.

This Japanese super-mini car is quite the speedy little thing and offers drivers better fuel economy at a lower price point.


 Gotta Catch That VW Pikachu Car


Pika-Pika! One great way to show your love for Pokémon Go is with an awesome Pikachu car kit and paint job.

This Volkswagen Beetle, also known as the Pokémon Bug, was repainted to match the appearance of the mascot of the franchise, Pikachu #025, when it first became massively popular in North America just before the 2000s. There is definitely a possibility that the new 2016 VW Beetles will be popping up in pikachu form now that Pokémon Go has sparked everyone’s interest.

Wait, did your smartphone just vibrate? There might just be a Pikachu Bug nearby!


Gotta Catch That Toyota Pikachu Car to Collect More Pokémon Go Candy


It isn’t just super-fans who have been decking out their car Pokémon-style. In 2012, Japanese automaker Toyota revealed its very own Pokémon-inspired vehicles at the Tokyo Toy Show and once again in the 2014 show.

Kids and adults alike all loved this Toyota Pokémon car. That’s no surprise considering that Pikachu is not only the mascot of Pokémon, but a major representative of the Nintendo family. It stole the show in 2014!


Gotta Catch That Toyota Fennekin Car


At the 2014 Tokyo Toy Show, Toyota also debuted its Toyota Fennekin Pokémon car to join its Pikachu. This Toyota was customized and modified to look like the fire-type pokémon that closely resemble a fox. Toyota went so far as to add on a “nose” to the front of the car that sticks out to resemble the fox’s nose.


Gotta Check Out This Pokémon Master Hummer


AzyxA on Flickr

AzyxA on Flickr

So you wanna be the very best, like no one ever was? Well, this Hummer might not help you catch ’em all in Pokémon Go, as driving is strictly prohibited while playing, but you would definitely feel like a Pokémon master driving around in this vehicle. You got check out the awesome car!

The Hummer was painted in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Pokémon in 2006. The original Japanese release date of Pokémon Red and Green was February 27, 1996. This date also celebrates 10 years for the Pokémon media franchise. This also means that as of 2016, the Pokémon franchise as a whole has been around for 20 years. Go, Pokémon, go!


Digital Feats


But wait, there’s more! You don’t even need to own a vehicle to have a Pokémon car. Pokémon fans are getting creative and modifying not only their real cars but their virtual cars, too.

Check out these videos from the game Need for Speed!

You may have heard that someone has already been the first to catch all of the North American pokémon in Pokémon Go. It only took him two weeks! Nick Johnson is a true Pokémon master. Have you caught them all yet?


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