This post will focus on the Pokemon Center releases from December 3rd!
The star of the day was the January Monthly Pair Pikachu. Dressed as Meowth while also imitating the traditional Japanese “maneki-neko“, these Pikachu are perfectly posed to both welcome in the New Year and bring good luck to the owner.
As with all Monthly Pair Pikachu, one is a boy and one is a girl (as evident by their tail shapes) and as an added bonus, their little Meowth hoodies can be lowered and raised.
Next up, brand new Pokemon With You charms! I guess the badges are out with only new metal charms being made, which is fine, although I do sort of miss those mini badges. At any rate, this release featured Litten
and Popplio, along with…
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Litten, Lunala, Popplio, Rowlett, Solgaleo)
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Pokemon Evil Organizations Boss Pokemon Give-Away Starts
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Pokemon Evil Organizations Boss Art Card Campaign Starts (1 of 6 cards given randomly for every 3,000 yen spent at Pokemon Centers in Japan)
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Pokemon Evil Organizations Boss TCG Campaign Starts (1 half-size original playmat given away for every 5 expansion packs bought)
[Merchandise] Mokomo Meowth, Mew
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Large Plush (Gengar, Growlithe)
[Banpresto] Large Great Ball Plush
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Re-release (Zygarde Core, Ash’s Greninja, Dedenne, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Charizard Edition (Charizard Sleeping, Charizard Sitting, Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Pouches (Blastoise, Charizard, Venusaur)
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – November
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Evil Organizations / Villains
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Team Rocket Takeover Starts
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Large Plush (Venusaur, Blastoise)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Charizard Plush
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Dragonite Line (Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite)
[Pokemon Center] Mario Pikachu
I was not expecting any official Sun and Moon merchandise until the game release, but I guess because of hype, Pokemon is giving us cute plushies early!
The first batch of Sun and Moon Pokemon Center plush will be going on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores around Japan October 1st. The first batch will include the three Alolan starters (Litten, Popplio, and Rowlett) along with the two legendaries (Solgaleo and Lunala). The three starters will cost 1,620 yen after tax, and the legendaries will cost 4,212 yen after tax.
Next up, the November Monthly Pair Pikachus! November has a definite orchestral theme going on, and I’m not sure why but it’s one of my favorite designs out of the Pair Pikachu set to date.
This pair plush will go on sale October 8th and will cost the usual 2,808 yen.
Last but not least, K.UNO has added these three rings to their official Pokemon jewelry page and they are currently available for order in silver only.
The three rings feature Blastoise, Charizard, and Venusaur charms and each costs 38,000 yen.
Which plush are you most excited for from the Sun/Moon set?
I will need to get my hand on one of those Littens! I’m also excited to see what Pokemon will be included in the second batch. I have a strong feeling Rockruff will definitely be there!
Sun/Moon Plush – Batch 1
Monthly Pair Pikachu – November
[Campaign] Tohoku Pokemon Center campaign starts
[Collaboration] Its’Demo bracelets, necklaces, and hair ties
[Banpresto] Lazy Time – Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon
[Banpresto] Lazy Time – Eevee, Glaceon, Leafeon
[Pokemon Center] Hiroshima Magikarp Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Part 3 (Espeon, Pichu, Raichu, Umbreon, Vulpix)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu of the World Part 1
[Collaboration] Sepia Graffiti Line-Up Additions
[Pokemon Center Online] Super Big Ditto Plush
[Pokemon Center Online Campaign] Ditto Transform! Clearfile campaign starts
[Collaboration] Its’Demo Sylveon x Eevee Pair Mascot Plush, Espeon and Sylveon Slippers
[Merchandise] Pikachu & Pokeball 3D Jigsaw Puzzle
[Merchandise] Pikachu 3D Jigsaw Puzzle
[San-Ei] Plush Coin Pouches (Electrode, Magikarp, Pikachu, Poliwhirl)
[Pokemon Store] Centrair International Airport Grand Opening
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Charizard Plush
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Blastoise, Charizard, Venusaur
[Ichiban Kuji] Sleepy Time Kuji
[Pokemon Center] Trainers Collection – Cynthia & Caitlin
[Pokemon Center] Kanto Ver. Can Badges + Pikachu Collection Binder
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – September
End of August
[Collaboration] Sepia Graffiti additional items
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Mascot Plush
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Large Sleeping Pikachu Plush
[Bandai] Pre-orders start for keyboard Eevee plush
There were a couple announcements worth repeating from this past Friday’s update.
First up, a second part to the Pokemon Graphix t-shirt series is coming out June 25th. Each shirt design will come in two versions: the shirts on the left will be available everywhere, while the shirts on the right will be exclusive to the on-line Pokemon Center store. All shirts come with a sticker, featuring the same design as the shirt bought, in a tiny transparent pouch. Shirts are 5,184 yen for small, medium, and large, and 5,400 yen for extra-large.
An incredibly cute gummi-themed promotion comes out in all Pokemon Centers and Stores June 25th. Surprisingly enough, for a series of items that are all based on delicious looking candy, there isn’t any actual gummies being sold as part of the set.