Gamer’s parents find sealed copy of Pokémon Blue worth fortune after 20 years

Back in the 90s, Pokémon was one of the most popular games.

Fans could enjoy video games, apps and even had cards to collect over the years.

Now one gamer was left stunned after their parents called and asked if a new Pokémon game would be of interest.

Posting on Reddit, user Lanai was shocked to find it was a perfectly sealed copy of Pokémon Blue for the Nintendo Game Boy.

And this game is now considered a rare collector's item which could fetch for a fortune if sold.

The user wrote: "My dad told me he bought it for me as a birthday gift when I was a kid and lost it.

"They've been cleaning up the house and now that they've retired."

Despite sealed games of Pokémon Blue selling for a few thousands in the past, the Reddit user has no intentions of letting it go.

Lanai added: "I am grateful to have such wonderful parents who not only bought me two Pokémon games (this one that was unknown to me and a Pokémon Red that I actually got for my birthday) but who also realised how much this game meant to me when they found it this past year.

"When I came over to pick it up we talked about how much I loved Pokémon as a kid, collecting the Burger King toys when the first movie came out (including the gold plated ones), seeing the first movie, playing Pokémon stadiums mini-games together with my sister and neighbours, and many more memories.

"I am beyond lucky to have this game in such great condition but even luckier to have it as a physical representation of my parents love and what was a blessed childhood. This will be a keepsake I plan to hold on to."

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Since sharing the news on the open forum last week, the post racked up 28,700 upvotes and hundreds of comments.

Many users urged the gamer to have it graded for its condition and place it in a protective case.

One wrote: "This is very expensive if no one else has let you know yet."

Another added: "Your father's mistake made you £1,000 money as an adult, congrats!"

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