Pokemon trading cards have been a cultural phenomenon for over two decades now, with cards from the early days of the franchise valued at over $1 million each. The legacy of these trading cards is undeniable, but perhaps one of their most significant impacts on the trading card industry was the popularity of the holographic cards.

Now, thanks to the Pokemon fansite, PokéBeach, we have a behind-the-scenes look at how these iconic cards are made. In a revealing video posted to their YouTube channel, PokéBeach takes viewers through the entire process of creating one of these holographic cards, from start to finish.

The video shows the intricate process of printing the card designs onto the cardstock and the use of multiple layers to create the card’s signature holographic effect. It also shows how each card is hand inspected for quality control and packaged before being shipped out to retailers.

For Pokemon fans and collectors, this video provides a rare and fascinating insight into the production of one of the most beloved trading cards in history. It’s a testament to the enduring influence of Pokemon and the enduring popularity of trading cards even in the digital age.