A neat bit of Pokémon trivia
The Pokémon Trading Card above, while certainly gorgeous, might not seem like anything special. Turns out the person behind it has done something that hasn’t happened in a considerable amount of time.
The Oddish card seen above is a Pokémon TCG promo card based on the Oddish used by Ava in the Pokémon: Path to the Peak animated web series. The artwork for this card was created by Miranda Branley, a graphic illustrator at The Pokémon Company International. Believe it or not, the release of this card marks the first time in 20 years that a Pokémon card has featured artwork by an American artist outside of Illustration Contest cards.
Equally as impressive, Bradley is the second-ever American artist to draw the illustration for a Pokémon card, with the other being Magic: The Gathering illustrator Christopher Rush. Furthermore, Bradley is the fourth-ever non-Japanese artist to have their art make it onto a Pokémon card. Talk above a major artistic achievement!