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Wild Pokemon fans appear at San Diego Comic-Con 2016

Pokepride saw a resurgence at this year's SDCC thanks to the worldwide phenomenon that is Pokemon Go.

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Ash Stormrider

Pokemon x Game of Thrones. Best. Crossover. Ever.

Cosplay by DLo Cosplay.

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Pikachu, I choose you!

"Anthropomorphized Pikachu" was a popular choice at SDCC.

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Ruin Maniac

A Ruin Maniac is a type of trainer from the Pokemon games, often dressed as explorers or archaeologists. Their appearance usually indicates that a rare Pokemon or event is nearby.

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Pokémon Go trainer

She made her Pokemon Go trainer outfit pretty fast, given how recently the game came out.

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"Pika pika!"

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Ash Ketchum

Ash Ketchum is the main character of the Pokemon anime, which came out in 1997. It's currently the fifth longest-running animated series of all time.

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Ashley Ketchum

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Here come the trainers

In addition to specific characters from the Pokemon universe, there was a strong presence of generic trainers sporting costumes on a wide spectrum of complexity, from full-on cosplay to simple Pokemon-related apparel.

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Ash and Misty

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Another Pika-girl

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A Char-ming trainer

This trainer is all about the fire, bringing Charmander and a Charizard hat along with him.

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​Pokémon Go players everywhere

Pokemon Go players were prevalent even outside SDCC, with trainers congregating at the numerous Pokestops and gyms in downtown San Diego.

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