Winter 2023 AR Showcase

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Happy Holidays trainers! Whatever you do or do not celebrate, we hope you have a safe, warm and lovely time this holiday season. For the AR showcase this month we asked to see your best winter themed photos as we do every December, and as ever, you did not disappoint!

Unedited Images

The below AR images have not been edited in any way.

‘Christmas is coming soon’ by nana15AR, Hiroshima City, Japan.

‘The sparkle of Christmas lights up our eyes.

May you be filled with excitement and smiles.’

‘Grand Decor’ by Feresk, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines.

‘Light up the festive night!’

‘Winter celebrations’ by HazelCrocus, The Netherlands.

‘The winter can be such an amazing time of year! Especially with some snow, the world becomes simply magical. Eevee is ready for snowy magical walks through winter wonderland!’

‘Exploring the frosty morning’ by Mark, Derbyshire, England.

‘After dropping my boys off at school on a cold and frosty morning, across the field was a perfect opportunity to grab a shot of the sunrise still lumbering across the sky… A Pikachu all kitted out in explorer gear, with his Wailmer water bottle had a similar idea.’

‘I ♡ YOU’ by shibata, Osaka, Japan.

‘This photo was taken in group mode as a PR for the Christmas AR tournament.’

‘Winter Mornings!’ by PkmnGOMatt, East Grinstead, United Kingdom.

‘Pokédex Entry Sun – “ When it finds humans or Pokémon it likes, it freezes them and takes them to its chilly den, where they become decorations.”

Reading that Pokédex entry I made sure to get a quick photo and be on my way!’

‘Beautiful snow and flowers.’ by nana15AR, Hiroshima City, Japan.

‘It’s snowing, and the flowers are beautiful. I want to be a flower,too, but it’s cold.’

‘Rainbow Wings’ by Mark, Thursford, England.

‘A few years back at the Thursford Light Trail during an early winter holiday, the lights were in the shape of wings in all different colours, it seems almost too perfect for this shiny bird to pop down and show their own wings off in response’

‘Broomball Slushrush’ by RockmanEX3, United States.

‘There’s no ice skating in broomball, so keep up the traction to not slip! Or just stand firm as a goalie.’

‘Lunala over a frozen lake’ by Mark, Shipley, Derby, England.

‘Over this partially frozen fishing lake, this Lunala looks proud of their best buddy badge. She’s possibly here to usher in the night that was only an hour or so away… ‘

‘Just a taste’ by nana15AR, Hiroshima City, Japan.

‘The snow that on the flowers looked like candy.

Can I take a quick look at me and have a taste? It seemed like he was asking.’

‘『 Domain Expansion 領域展開』’ by リム@KeroLimu, Kumamoto Castle 『熊本城』.

‘This is a limited-time illumination at Kumamoto Castle that I saw during my travels.’

‘Sliding in the Ice Body’ by RockmanEX3, USA.

‘Serving as stability for new skaters or as a ride for the young ones!’

‘It’s almost time to leave.’ by nana15AR, Hiroshima City, Japan.

‘He is looking forward to handling out presents at Christmas.’

‘Snorunt in Sherwood’ by Mark, Sherwood Forest, England.

‘If this shiny Snorunt wasn’t shivering you’d be forgiven for thinking it was part of the display! One of my favourite shiny Pokémon, it was an easy choice to snap this little guy in the Winter Wonderland, not very well hidden, beside some giant mushrooms!’

‘Snow shining in the morning sun.’ by nana15AR, Hiroshima City, Japan.

‘The light shone through the snow-covered trees and sparkled.

Wow. It looks like it’s sprinkled with sugar.’

Edited Images

The below AR images have been edited or filtered in some way.

‘Lazy Snow Day’ by Chris J. Faria, New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States.

‘Shiny Slakoth feeling as lazy as usual on a snowy day!’

‘To you with jewel-like eyes’ by リム(@kerolimu), Japan Kagoshima Prefecture.

‘I’m fascinated by the jewel-like light you see in your eyes.’

‘A Helping Hand’ by phrixu, Kent, UK.

‘When decorating the tree this holiday season it became difficult to reach the top, but Jirachi was there to lend a helping hand and make sure it all got completed!’

‘When Christmas Presents Go Too Far!’ by Chris J. Faria, Massachusetts, United States.

‘Cubchoo didn’t take its Christmas present too fondly. (It’s just a prank, buddy!)’

‘snow slide’ by u501, Toyama, Japan.

‘Raichu is having fun sliding down the snowy road.’

‘Cubchoo in a Globe’ by Feresk, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines.

‘When winter fades, I know spring will come.’

By Zimbohanen, British Columbia, Canada.

‘A newly established backcountry skiing operation is plagued by mysterious disappearances until a missing snowcat mechanic’s phone offers a grim clue in its photo library.’

‘The End Of An Era?’ by Chris J. Faria, Bay Lake, Florida, United States.

‘Amaura and Aurorus enjoy the “Jollywood” season at Hollywood (Studios) while next to Gertie the Dinosaur!’

‘『オールナイトサーナイト(all night Gardevoir)』’ by リム(@kerolimu), Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

‘I met up with a friend who is about 2,000km away in Kagoshima for an Eevee event. I look back at it and savor the happiness of being able to co-star with my friends in group photo mode.’


The below images are composites/full edits, made using a combination AR, existing images, and extensive editing.

‘Lt. Surge’s Trio!’ by Chris J. Faria, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States.

‘(Santa Hat) Raichu, Electrode, and Electivire all pose together for the camera during this photoshoot!’

‘An Abominable Christmas Tree’ by pk_nature_snaps.

‘Happy Holidays!’ by Chris J. Faria, Massachusetts, United States.

‘Shiny Eevee and Link The Cat wish you a Happy Holidays!’

AR Masters

The below images are taken by our AR Masters.

‘Festive pup’ by PokegramsTM, Wimbledon.

‘I knew the perfect shiny Pokémon for this sparkling light tunnel! Shiny Hisuian Arcanine looks even more graceful than it’s Kantonian counterpart’

‘Cold Beans’ by kittypokemonsalot, Lincolnshire, UK.

‘Mew may not by the most obvious choice for a winter themed photo, but the icy blue shiny fits in perfectly with a frosty morning! It has the cutest poses, almost like a baby playing with their feet. I bet their beans are cold in this weather.’

Next Submission Theme

For our first AR showcase of 2024, we want to see your favourite AR photos that you took in 2023! Submit to our ‘Best of 2023’ AR Showcase here by 25th January 2024 to be considered. Full rules and guidelines are on the submission form.

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