Finalists Announced for ‘Pokemon TCG Illustration Grandprix!’

The finalist for the Pokemon TCG Grandprix is Yuu Nishida! Their Gardevoir illustration will be made into an upcoming promo card. The illustration won out of 5,343 entries.

Gardevoir – Fairy – HP130
Stage 2 – Evolves from Kirlia

[Y][Y][C] Dazzling Gleam: 130 damage. Heal 30 damage and remove all Special Conditions from this Pokemon.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: Darkness (-20)
Retreat: 2

The judges commented that they liked the vivid colors of the background, how the light was drawn and interacts with everything in the landscape, and how Gardevoir feels warm and calm while bathing in the sunlight.

The runner-up was Sato Narumi’s Eevee illustration. The judges liked how it was a “slice of life” scene and how Eevee’s ear gets caught by the fence.

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  1. Frost Amethyst AMAB-NB


    Yuka Morii and Asako Ito are doing unique art that no other artist in the Pokemon TCG is doing, I'll take that over bland 5ban CGI anytime.

    Then why did they make it one of the choices to draw? This wasn't a free choose your Pokemon contest, they were given a specific few choices and Ho-oh was among them.
    Wechselbalg and AshCo like this.
  2. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*


    They can give the choice but they knew what they were going for. Its like bragging that Pikachu Libre was a popular pick when your only choices were Pikachu forms.
  3. Primal Latios Aspiring Trainer
    Primal Latios


    honestly i am fine with that.
    This gardevoir looks so peaceful and i am really digging the sunset :)
  4. Volkner123 Better Pokemon trainer than Ash will ever be


    I really love that Evee art
  5. ProfPineTCG Professor


    These would make some great mats!