Original Pokémon starters Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle Pokémon Company

Ahead of the series' 20th anniversary in late February, the soundtrack to original Pokémon games Red, Blue and (for Japan) Green, is being released on vinyl - a perfect gift for the hipster Pokémon fan in your life.

There are a couple of problems however. First, it's only a limited release, but more importantly the product appears to be a bootleg, with no official backing from The Pokémon Company or Nintendo. This makes it unlikely that it will ever see the light of day.

Moonshake Records is pressing just 500 copies of the soundtrack by Junichi Masuda, each housed in a sleeve bearing cover art featuring all 151 original Pokémon in an homage to the iconic cover of The Beatles' classic album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur are even there, front and centre, dressed as Paul, John, George and Ringo.

A copy will set you back $49.95 (£34.09) before shipping costs. Free shipping is only available to people who make an order of over $99 on the website, and only to the continental United States. International shipping costs are likely to be pricey.

You can sign up to be notified when Moonshake Records is ready to take orders.

Nintendo's iconic Pokémon series turns 20 on 27 February, when Red, Blue and Yellow (based on the classic cartoon and released after the original games) are all re-released on the Nintendo 3DS virtual console.

The track-listing is as follows...

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