Rare Pokemon Card Sold for Nearly $55,000

“Pikachu Illustrator,” a rare Pokemon card that features Pikachu holding a paintbrush, has sold for a record amount of $54,970 to a collector in Hong Kong.

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Forget Pokémon: Hello Kitty Pops up in Irvine

Not everyone is obsessed with Pokémon Go. A new Hello Kitty café has popped up in Irvine, California inside a shipping container. And already, the beloved Japanese kitten is attracting droves of die-hard fans from across Southern California.

A virtual map of Bryant Park is displayed on the screen as a man plays the augmented reality mobile game ''Pokemon Go'' by Nintendo in New York City, U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/MARK KAUZLARICH/FILE PHOTO - RTSI21Y

Imams Revive Decade-Old Fatwa: Pokemon Go Is Haram

The most prestigious religious institution in Islam has reaffirmed a 2001 fatwa against the Japanese cartoon Pokemon, with its clerics calling the new game Pokemon Go a “harmful mania… that makes people look like drunkards in the streets.”

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Armed Robber Attacks Pokémon Go Players

A Marine veteran who was playing Pokémon Go into the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday had to fight for his life after being attacked by an armed robber in a Lakewood, California park.

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Rio de Janeiro Mayor Wants Nintendo to Bring Pokemon to City for Olympics

Rio de Janeiro is fighting a crime wave, a Zika epidemic, growing jihadi plots, and pollution so dangerous Olympians are getting sick from minor contact with seawater. Mayor Eduardo Paes desperately needs a reason to get people to come to August’s Summer Olympic Games, and he believes he has found one: Pokemon.