I think we all remember our first Pokémon game, don't we? I was lucky enough to have a copy of Pokémon Red that I borrowed from my brother before delving into Emerald as my first true experience of the world of pocket monsters. And who can forget the moment that you go from trudging along slowly across the world to getting your hands (and feet I guess) on a bicycle. Suddenly nothing can stop you, you are as fast as the wind, no, lightning as you peddle towards being the best trainer there ever was. And to commemorate these treasured moments, The Pokémon Company has finally recreated the original bicycle from Pokémon Red and Blue.
This life-sized model of the Pokémon bike is absolutely gorgeous. It's so funny seeing it in pictures because it both looks animated and real at the same time. It doesn't seem to be functional as a bike, it's more for presentation purposes but even if it did work you definitely wouldn't want to ride and damage the beautiful tread of the wheels. Looking at photos you can see the detail of the wheels, as each bit of grip is a different Pokéball - simply stunning.
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The Pokémon Information Bureau on Twitter revealed the project. The announcement is in Japanese but it vaguely says, "To commemorate the breakthrough of 1 million followers, I have reproduced the bicycle that cost 1 million yen in Pokemon Red and Green with a life-size model bicycle. This is a gift for one person." And if you didn't know Red and Green in Japan was the original release - Red and Blue was the version of the game remodelled for English-speaking countries a little later down the line.
:two: #ポケモンの100万円じてんしゃ でツイート
- ポケモン情報局【公式】 (@poke_times) July 31, 2021
The giveaway for the bike will run until August 3, 2021, but be mindful that the prize will only be shipped to someone within Japan. You can still see the full post showing off the bike and enter if you're within the guidelines set by The Pokémon Company.
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