Merchandise Overview – January

1.1

[Pokemon Center] Special Skytree Center Moving Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Skytree Center Sun and Moon Pokedoll Pre-release (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet)
[Pokemeon Center] Spring Spring Spring! Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Villains Part 2 – Gacha Figure Collection
[Pokemon Center] 2017 Lucky Bags

1.2

[Pokemon Center] 2017 Lucky Bags

1.7

[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – February
[Pokemon Center] Pokeball Promotion

1.11

[Banpresto] Nebukuro Collection | Large Plush (Flareon, Vaporeon)
[Banpresto] Nebukuro Collection | Plush (Espeon, Sylveon, Umbreon)

1.14

[Pokemon Center] Sun and Moon Pokedolls Nationwide Release (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet)
[Pokemon Center] New Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Alola Ninetails, Alola Sandshrew, Fomantis)
[Pokemon Center] Original Phone Cases (Snorlax + Sleeping Pokemon, Alola Pokemon Collection, Mimikyu)

1.16

[Merchandise] MonColle Get Vol 4 | Electric Types (9 Varieties)

1.17

[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party | Pikachu Candy Plush (3 Varieties)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party | Large Pikachu Plush

1.19

[Banpresto] Kororin Friends | Electric Type Plush (Ampharos, Pachirisu, Pikachu)

1.20

[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Large Pikachu Mascot Plush (3 Types)

1.23

[Merchandise] Pokemon Desktop Figures (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Gengar, Mew, Pikachu, Squirtle)

1.24

[Banpresto] Kororin Friends | Big Raichu Plush
[Banpresto] Nebukuro Collection | Large Plush (Leafeon, Glaceon)

1.26

[Banpresto] Large Rockruff Plush
[Banpresto] Rockruff Evolution Line Plush
[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Magikarp Plush

1.27

[TCG] Sun & Moon Booster Pack
[TCG] Sun & Moon Special Set (Decidueye, Incineroar, Primarina)
[TCG] Sun & Moon special Set (Rockruff, Turtonator)
[TCG] Popular Card Sleeve Re-Release (Subway Bosses, Steven w/Metagross, Champion Steven, Chandelure, Eeveelutions)

1.28

[MonColle] Bewear, Zygarde Perfect Forme

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Halloween Circus + Pastel Petits

The main Pokemon Center Halloween promotion for 2016, Pokemon Halloween Circus, was released last weekend, and everything was just as cute as one could hope for!

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There were two parts to this promotion, with the first being the Circus Parade themed items, with the highlight being the plush. There were two types of larger sized plush, one being Pikachu dressed as a juggler

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And Eevee dressed as a ghostie pirate.

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Both Pikachu

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And Eevee were available in smaller mascot plush size as well, along with

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Espeon and Umbreon

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Plusle, Minun, and Drifloon (looking extra grumpy and extra adorable with his little bat wings and ears). It’s a little hard to see in this picture, but Plusle and Minun are sold separately and not together.

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Along with plush, there were other cute Halloween themed items including a logo pin

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Two different metal charm sets (the other set has Eevee, Umbreon/Espeon, and Drifloon)

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Here is the display for the blind packaged item for this promo. The set had 10 possible designs (Pikachu, Eevee, Plusle/Minun, Pumpkaboo, Drifloon, Umbreon, Espeon, Electrode, Joltik, Meloetta) and does not include a secret Pokemon.

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The second half of the 2016 Halloween promotion included a bunch of spooky Pikachu jack-o-lanterns!

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Merchandise Overview – September

9.3

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Halloween Circus
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Petit Pastel 2 (Ampharos, Cyndaquil, Gengar, Mudkip, Raichu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Metal Charms (Ditto, Espeon, Glaceon, Leafeon, Mew, Pichu, Raichu, Umbreon)
[Collaboration] Pre-orders start for Chan Luu bracelets (Espeon, Mew, Pikachu, Umbreon)

9.8

[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Plush (Espeon, Sylveon, Umbreon)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Gengar Plush

9.9

[k.uno] Blastoise, Charizard, and Venusaur rings go on sale

9.15

[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Korotto Manmaru Plush (5 Types)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush – (Absol, Chandelure, Zorua)

9.16

[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Art Collection (Book)
[TCG] New Card Sleeves (Pokemon Center Exclusive – 32 sleeves) Mega Mawile, Chansey, Misty + Psyduck, Charizard
[TCG] 20th Anniversary Expansion Pack
[TCG] 20th Anniversary Special Pack: Mega Slowpoke EX + Surfing Pikachu
[Merchandise] Pokemon Themed Portable Phone Chargers

9.17

[Pokemon Center] Masquerade Party
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Banette, Chandelure, Drifloon, Litwick)
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – October
[MetaColle] Iron Tail Pikachu, Snorlax, Charizard

9.22

[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Face Cushions (2 Types)

9.24

[Pokemon Center] Hiroshima Carp Baseball Team x Magikarp Collaboration Re-release

9.30

[Collaboration] Spinns clothing sale starts

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon Halloween Circus + Pastel Petits Part 2 + Pokemon With You Metal Charms + TCG 20th Anniversary

To make up for last week’s disappointing zero new merch news, they gave us a bunch of exciting updates today!

Let’s start with the most exciting news first: Halloween!!! I always look forward to the Halloween promotion every year, and 2016’s line-up does not disappoint. The year’s merch has a circus theme to it, with all the Pokemon dressed up in cute, yet spookily appropriate, circus-y outfits. The main Pokemon are Pikachu (of course), Eevee, Drifloon, Espeon, and Umbreon. (Also, based on a lot of the recent merch announcements and releases, it might be fair to say at this point to expect to see more Espeon and Umbreon in the future.)

As a side note, the Halloween promotions usually start coming out in September, with Christmas stuff appearing near the end of October, so this is not earlier than expected.

The 2016 Halloween Circus promotion is set to come out at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan on September 3rd.

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Merchandise Line-Up

Halloween Circus Plush (Pikachu | Eevee) – 1,944 yen

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Halloween Circus Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Eevee | Umbreon | Espeon | Drifloon | Minun | Plusle) – 1,296 yen
Halloween Circus Logo Pin – 648 yen

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Metal Charm Set (Pikachu | Eevee) – 702 yen

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Hand Towel – 540 yen
Mini Dice Bag – 432 yen

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A3 3 Pocket Clearfile – 410 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen

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Pumpkin Pikachu T-Shirt (S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu Hat – 1,944 yen

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Pumpkin Pikachu Plush Dice Bag – 788 yen
Pumpkin Pikachu Socks – 540 yen

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Pumpkin Pikachu Plush Pass Case – 1,404 yen
Earrings – 648 yen

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Rubber Strap Collection (Blind Packaged) – 540 yen

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Pumpkin Pikachu Mug with Candy – 1,620 yen

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Merchandise Overview – July

7.1

[Campaign] Namco Game Center Summer Campaign Starts

7.2

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Petit Pastel (Altaria, Dedenne, Jirachi, Pikachu, Wailmer)
[Pokemon Center] Pika-Matsuri

7.6

[Pokemon Center] Grand opening of the Sky-Tree Pokemon Center

7.7

[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Korotto Manmaru 2016 Part 1 (Sylveon, Volcanion, Zygarde Perfect Forme, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Volcanion, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Shiny Mega Gengar, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] I Love Pikachu + – Face Cushions (Pichu, Raichu)

7.12

[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Bath Towels (Volcanion, Pikachu/Dedenne/Zygarde Core, Mega Pokemon)

7.14

[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Ash’s Greninja, Zygarde 10%)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Korotto Manmaru 2016 Part 2 (Shiny Mega Gengar, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Zygarde 10%, Braixen)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Can Badges 2016 (Magearna x 2, Volcanion x 2, Shiny Mega Gengar, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Mega Alakazam, Mega Glalie, Zygarde Perfect Forme, Zygarde 10%, Zygarde Core, Pikachu)

Mid July

[Gacha] Gotochi Pokemon Series (Aichi, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kanagawa, Kyoto)

7.16

[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – August
Canceled x[Pokemon Center] Mini Pass Case Hoodies (Gengar, Pikachu, Raichu, Slowpoke, Substitute Plush)x
[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Plush Batch 6 (Absol, Cubone, Growlithe, Jirachi, Quagsire, Zorua)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Invasion 2016 Promotion
[All-Star] Ampharos, Clefairy, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Litwick, Marill, Mewtwo, Minccino, Pichu, Ralts, Shinx, Snorlax, Vanillite, Vulpix, Zorua
[Takara Tomy] Magearna Plush
[MonColle] Movie Special Pack (Magearna, Ash’s Greninja, Volcanion), Magearna, Volcanion
[Merchandise] Battle Action Figure – Mega Charizard X
[Merchandise] Preorders start for New 3DS LL systems (Solgaleo/Lunala, Pikachu)
[Magazine] Pokemon Fan #49
[TCG] New Concept Pack: Mythical + Legendary Dream Holo Collection
[TCG] Zygarde Special Set

7.19

[Collaboration] Pokemon Love Its’Demo Start

7.20

[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Eevee)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* I Love Pikachu + – Large Plush (Pikachu)

7.21

[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Mascot Plush 2016 (Dedenne, Meowth, Pikachu, Wobbuffet, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Snorlax

7.23

[Pokemon Center] Mega Poncho Pikachu Plush (Mega Ampharos, Mega Diancie, Mega Gallade, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Lopunny, Mega Mawile, Mega Rayquaza)
[Pokemon Center] Japanese Style Promotion

End of July

[Gotochi] PokeTabi Series Starts
[Merchandise] Sepia Graffiti Pikachu Plush + Mascot Plush

7.25

[Candy] Pokemon Get Collection (Ash’s Greninja, Shiny Gardevoir, Mega Banette, Mega Gardevoir, Shiny Gengar, Shiny Mega Gengar, Mega Glalie, Mega Salamence, Pikachu, Volcanion)

7.30

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Sketch Part 3
[Collaboration] Its’Demo Surfing Pikachu Mascot Plush, Espeon x Umbreon Mascot Plush

7.31

[Merchandise] Nanobeads: Pikachu/Pokeball, Charmander/Fennekin, Squirtle/Froakie, Chespin/Bulbasaur
[Campaign] I Love Magikarp campaign starts on the JP Pokemon Center Online Store