Worlds 2019 Pikachu Plush and Artwork Revealed!

Pokemon has revealed the Worlds 2019 Pikachu plush in a series of Tweets. Its motif appears to be based on paleontology, museums, and field research, which means Worlds will have the same theme.

Update: TPCi has revealed the artwork for the event. “Every year, special artwork is created for the Pokémon World Championships, often inspired by the location where the event is held. This year’s artwork celebrates exploration and draws inspiration from the world-class museums that can be found in Washington, DC.”

 

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  1. Chicken008 Aspiring Trainer
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    So Pikachu killed a Hippopotas and now wears the trophy as a hat. OK
     
  2. CESit Aspiring Trainer
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    Lol thats what I thought first as well - or is it maybe a new 8th gen mon on his hat?
     
  3. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
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    Piplup and Eevee, too

    The story of how Hippotatas became a fossil pokemon...
     
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  4. FossilJockeyMG Pokémon Paleontologist
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    I was debating if I would spectate this year at Worlds. I had previously decided against it... but then changed my mind and got my pass.

    Now I feel I have made the right decision. I will be buying SO MUCH FOSSIL MERCH!
     
  5. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
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    I feel like they're really reaching for a theme, I know Washington is pretty much White House, politics. I feel like the fossil theme could have fitted in with a more appropriate location if they wanted to do the museum thing it should have been more scholarly/professory rather than archeologyish
     
  6. FossilJockeyMG Pokémon Paleontologist
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    The Smithsonian is located in Washington DC. Also, the theme is paleontology, not archaeology. If it were archaeology the featured pokémon would have been Cofagrigus, Sigilyph, or some other "ancient culture" inspired pokémon. Fossils are paleontology. ;)
     
  7. TheAquaPiplup I have been playing Glaceon-GX for way too long
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    I think that the last time it was in Washington the art was more clever
     
  8. FossilJockeyMG Pokémon Paleontologist
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    Wasn't Pikachu just wearing a cape and a wrestler belt last time?
     
  9. TheAquaPiplup I have been playing Glaceon-GX for way too long
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    No it had other stuff in the background
     
  10. FossilJockeyMG Pokémon Paleontologist
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    I just looked it up, it's not terrible. However, pikachu is just wearing a cape and a wrestler belt in front of a logo that kind of looks like the UN with some legendary silhouettes.

    I like this art better, although I am biased given I'm a natural history curator at a museum and paleontologist. Legendaries get plenty of representation in things. So do the cutesy-mons and starters. It's nice to see the fossil pokémon getting some love... and as fossil skeletons no less. Perfect.
     
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  11. Lechu v 2017 Gamers Rise Up
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    I gotta say, Pikachu is quite the trailblazer by the looks of things.
     
  12. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer
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    So Pikachu is committed to using fossil fuels?
     
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