This month, a series of officially licensed “Terrarium Collection” Pokémon toys goes on sale in Japan. The collection doesn’t specifically say that this is what the inside of Pokéballs actually look like. But, they are shaped like Pokéballs!
Priced at 750 yen ( £5.31), each one comes with a piece of gum.
These Pokéball Terrariums remind me of a series artist The Vintage Realm has been uploading since last year. Those pieces are larger and, frankly, more impressive.
— Diorama Artist (@TheVintageRealm) June 5, 2017
— Diorama Artist (@TheVintageRealm) January 15, 2017
⚡️Such a good shot of Pikachu battling!
& I hand painted that battle field btw. ?✨ pic.twitter.com/Y6YzVPAHUz
— Diorama Artist (@TheVintageRealm) May 20, 2017
— Diorama Artist (@TheVintageRealm) November 17, 2016
A sneak peek on one of my Poke balls! ? pic.twitter.com/xVcfCusprH
— Diorama Artist (@TheVintageRealm) October 5, 2016
Among Pokémon fans, there have long been debates about what exactly a Pokéball’s inside looks like.
Previously, Kotaku asked Junichi Masuda, producer on Pokémon Sun and Moon, what the inside looks like. “I think it’s safe to say that it’s very comfortable inside of a Pokéball, it’s a very comfortable environment,” Masuda laughed. “Maybe the equivalent of a high-end suite room in a fancy hotel.”
Maybe these artist renditions aren’t too far off?