Every January, The Pokémon Company’s lead developer Game Freak releases a special illustration to commemorate the beginning of another calendar year. The latest collectible artwork in their lineup of yearly celebrations will be released as a clear file (size A4) for the public tomorrow Saturday, January 9th across Japan.



As seen above, the “Maximize Live” illustration depicts the Pokémon band dubbed as the “Maximizers” performing to a live crowd of trainers. In the sky lies fireworks shaped like the faces of ox-related Pokémon – such as Miltank and Tauros – to appropriately coincide with the upcoming year’s dedicated animal. The 2021 New Years’clear file will retail for ¥264 ($2.54), however, the item will only be available for an undisclosed limited amount of time. For those interested in purchasing the Maximize Live clear file before it is delisted from storefronts, you can visit the item’s official product page right now.


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Written by Marc Kaliroff

Ever since owning a cobalt blue Game Boy Advance, Nintendo is his preferred way of gaming. Marc is a journalist, creative writer, and video producer. While his focus may be on providing news, he spends his days preparing reviews for games of the present and past.