- Pikachu Illustrator
- 900,000 US dollar(s)
- Not Applicable ()
The most expensive Pokémon trading card sold at auction is the "Pikachu Illustrator" card, which sold for $900,000 (£662,634 / €794,648), on 23 February 2022.
The hologram trainer promo card was sold at Goldin Auctions. The rare card - one of only 40 copies known to exist - had a Near Mint 7 condition rating, and is popular with collectors due to it being designed by Atsuko Nishida (Japan), who is credited as the original creator of Pikachu. It was never originally sold and was only released as a prize in a 1998 illustration contest.
Offers started as low as $75,000 on 10 February before rising to the record-breaking fee. The previous record was also for a "Pikachu Illustrator" card.