A $25,000 Pikachu figurine is being sold by French crystal manufacturer Baccarat to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon series.
We don’t exactly remember what we got for our 25th birthday, but it certainly wasn’t as expensive a celebration as Pokémon has received. The extraordinarily pricey Pikachu Fragment was unveiled as part of a collaboration between Baccarat and the Pokémon Company.
The angular Pikachu Fragment model was designed by Japanese artist Hiroshi Fujiwara as part of Baccarat’s wider Pokémon collection and is likely bigger than you’d think. It’s nearly 12 inches tall, and weighs in at a hefty 8.3kg. Only 25 copies were produced, so if you’ve got a spare quarter of a hundred thousand floating around – don’t we all – you might need to act fast to buy one.
The Pikachu Fragment is available exclusively at Baccarat’s flagship stores in Tokyo, Paris, New York, London, Hong Kong, and Singapoire. You can also take a look on Baccarat's online store page.
“As cute as it is formidable, Pikachu shocks its opponents with its lightning fast moves,” the official description reads. “Revisited by Japanese artist Hiroshi Fujiwara for Baccarat, Pikachu has been transformed into an exceptional object for collectors. With its imposing dimensions, Pikachu Fragment symbolizes the unique know-how of Baccarat artisans. Multi-faceted and engraved with the ‘Electric’ logo, Pikachu radiates more than ever to salute this very special year with brilliance.”
The Baccarat x Pokémon collection includes a few (somewhat) less expensive options as well. There’s a more traditional rounded Pikachu figurine available to purchase for $440 and a Poké Ball figure with a golden central trim for $410. A steal by comparison.
Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary celebrations have been ongoing throughout the year, with musical celebrations from stars like Katy Perry and Post Malone, along with clothing collaborations with brands like Levi’s. There’s also a Pokémon Trading Card game on the way to mobile devices, though it was recently delayed into 2022.