Toshinao Aoki

Not to be confused with aoki.
One of Aoki's final illustrations

Toshinao Aoki (Japanese: 青木俊直) is an illustrator for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. His first card, Surfing Pikachu, was released for the Japan Railways Group Train Rally in August of 1997, and sporadically contributed to the TCG, up to and including EX FireRed & LeafGreen expansion. In the Rising Rivals and Supreme Victors expansions, a few of his illustrations were featured as the retro cards. Then, after a nearly 19 year absence, Toshinao Aoki returned to the TCG to illustrate Exeggutor for Incandescent Arcana.

In addition to Pokémon cards, his artwork was featured in the Pokémon Tales story books Pikachu's Day, Lapras Makes a Friend, I'm Not Pikachu, and Wake Up, Lugia!. In total, he illustrated 47 cards for the trading card game. For a list of cards he illustrated, go here.

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