It’s summertime! It’s hot. Time to eat popsicles and — in you are in Japan and like Pokémon — perhaps, buy the used sticks for hundreds of dollars.
On June 1, as Kotaku previously reported, Garigari-kun popsicles were teaming up with Pikachu for a limited collab. A box of six Pokémon Garigari-kun cost 350 yen ($5), but according to Hachima (via Soranews), used sticks have been going for as high as 50,000 yen ($661).
These aren’t just any old used sticks, but rather, “winning” ones that can be exchanged for a rare Pokémon card featuring Zarude, which appears in the new Pokémon Coco animated film. You would have to eat the whole popsicle to see if you won.
By trading in a winning stick, you can get said card.
Initially, a lot of the winning sticks have been going for under 10,000 yen ($132). But recently, some of the prices have gotten quite high.
The 99,999 yen ($1,320) stick is still unsold.