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People in Taiwan Can Ride the Subway and Pay for Snacks With Poké Balls

People in Taiwan Can Ride the Subway and Pay for Snacks With Poké Balls

The NFC-powered payment cards used to pay for public transit in Taipei, Taiwan, are so popular that not only have other businesses (like convenience stores) started accepting them, they’re also available in endless shapes and sizes, including an official Poké Ball-shaped smartcard that lights up when you’ve successfully made a…

10 Pokémon Shorts That Prove Trainers Are Overrated

10 Pokémon Shorts That Prove Trainers Are Overrated

Much as pocketable monster friends are well taken care of, each and every single Pikachu-centric short has made it abundantly clear that Pokémon thrive and are at their best when the humans are just gone. Left to their own devices, the Pokémon get to be their whole-arse selves, which is…

Psyduck Is All of Us in This, the Most Relatable Toy of the Week

Psyduck Is All of Us in This, the Most Relatable Toy of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, Gizmodo’s regular round up of the coolest toys and collectibles we’ve seen on the internet lately. This week: Lego gets its build-a-bot on with a new Mindstorms set; for once, someone decides to make an Iron Man figure that’s not actually Iron Man; and Mezco…