Pokemon Sword & Shield Starter Plush

Pokemon Center Galar Sword Shield Plush

The first official generation 8 plush are hitting shelves a few months early!

Scorbunny, Grookey, and Sobble will go on sale exclusively at Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan September 14th (Saturday).

Need another reason to get hyped? I am currently running a giveaway for these new plush! Follow me on Twitter (@zombiemiki) and RT this tweet for a chance to win one plush from this release. Giveaway ends September 12th (Thursday) and entree is open worldwide!

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Name: Pokemon Center Exclusive Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble Plush
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: September 14th (Saturday)

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Items & Prices

Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble) – 1,782 yen each


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Berry Forest Ghost Castle

Pokemon Center Berry Forest Ghost Castle

A cute and spooky themed merchandise promo is coming to Pokemon Centers in Japan September 14th (Saturday)!

In a collaboration with the popular illustrator Kayo Horaguchi, “Berry Forest Ghost Castle” combines cute forest illustrations with spooky castle illustrations for a unique Pokemon Center promotion!

Highlights from this release include reversible tote and shoulder bags, oven mitts and aprons for cooking in the kitchen, and two different acrylic charm sets.

You will fall in love with this cute and colorful art style!

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Name: Berry Forest Ghost Castle
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: September 14th (Saturday)

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Items & Prices

Reversible Tote-Bag (Forest | Castle) – 1,944 yen each
Reversible Sacoche (Forest | Castle) – 2,160 yen each
Apron (Forest | Castle) – 2,700 yen each
Oven Mitts (Forest | Castle) – 1,620 yen each

Acrylic Charm Collection (Forest) – 518 yen each
※ 10 designs total.
Acrylic Charm Collection (Castle) – 518 yen each
※ 10 designs total.

Pass Case (Forest | Castle) – 1,620 yen each
Sticky Note Set – 540 yen
A4 Clearfile – 216 yen
Melamin Plate (Forest | Castle) – 756 yen each
Melamin Cup (Forest | Castle) – 648 yen each
Ramune Candy Tin – 1,296 yen
Washi Tape Set – 648 yen
B6 Ring Notebook – 648 yen
Foldable Mini Mirror (Forest | Castle) – 1,620 yen each

Blanket (Forest | Castle) – 3,024 yen each
Set of 2 Placemats – 1,080 yen
Waterproof Matt (Forest | Castle) – 1,080 yen
Thermos (Forest | Castle) – 1,512 yen each
Pouch (Forest | Castle) – 1,728 yen each
Flip Phone Case (Forest | Castle) – 3,240 yen each
iPhone Soft Shell Case 6/6s/7/8 (Forest | Castle) – 2,030 yen each
iPhone Soft Shell Case X/Xs (Forest | Castle) – 2,160 yen each
PC / Tablet Case (Forest | Castle) – 2,808 yen each


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Pokemon Plush + Dolls + All-Star Collection [Pokemon Center Report]

Hello everyone!

It’s been a while since my last Pokemon Center Report, for which I apologize. I’ve been doing my best to keep up with the weekly news announcements while also dealing with a mystery illness which ended up being a semi-serious kidney infection. Long story short, after two months of struggling and a short hospital stay, I’m finally back to normal and healthy again! Moral of the story: sometimes you should take WebMD seriously when it says “get treated or you will have problems”.

I have a couple Reports in the wings, so get excited for Pokemon Center photos!

Pokemon Center Pokemon Dolls

A new batch of Pokemon Center exclusive Pokemon Dolls were released July 20th.

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The set included Charizard, Blastoise, and Venusaur plus Dewott and Lotad (not a random inclusion at all)

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Along with regular sized Pokedolls, there were also smaller sized mascot plush of the five Pokemon.

Pokemon Center Pikachu Outbreak

Some super cute Pikachu and Eevee plush were released July 27th.

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The plush and mascot plush are based on the mascot characters that walk and dance around during the annual Pikachu Outbreak event in Yokohama.

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A new collection from San-ei’s All-Star line also came out around mid July. The set included some fan favorites and some random selections (like Staryu). My personal favorite is Spinda who doesn’t have a lot of official plush.

Pokemon Center Eeveelution Socks

Some smaller and un-announced releases during this period include… the Eeveelution plush mascot socks!

Not really practical or comfortable but still adorable, there was a cute sock for every Eeveelution, plus Eevee.

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Also some cute Pokemon Center exclusive mascot plush, including Pikachu and Eevee (and Mew, although not pictured)

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report – thanks for sticking around!


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Osaka DX Grand Opening

Pokemon Center Osaka DX Opening

A small promo will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan September 20th (Friday) celebrating the grand opening of the Osaka DX Pokemon Center and Cafe in Shinsaibashi, Osaka.

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Of note are the two Pikachus dressed in blue suits. They are representative of a traditional Japanese stand-up comedy style, Manzai, which is associated with Osaka and the Kansai region.

A Manzai skit involves two performers – a straight man and a funny man, who trade jokes usually around misunderstandings, double-talk, puns, or verbal gags.

Name: Osaka DX Grand Opening
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: September 20th (Friday)

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Items & Prices

A4 3 Pocket Clearfile – 388 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Dice Bag – 648 yen
TCG Card Sleeves – 777 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Washi Tape – 648 yen
Acrylic Charm Collection – 540 yen each
※ 10 designs total
Eco Tote-Bag – 1,296
Pocket Croquis Sketchbook – 432 yen
2Way Tote-Bag – 3,240 yen
Pouch – 1,296 yen
Pikachu Pin Set – 1,360 yen
Logo Pin – 680 yen


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Osaka DX Opening Billiken x Pikachu Collaboration

Pokemon Center Osaka DX Billiken

September 20th (Friday) marks the grand opening of the Osaka DX Pokemon Center on the 9th floor of the Dai Maru department store in Shinsaibashi Osaka.

To celebrate, the Osaka and Osaka DX stores will be selling an exclusive line of Pikachu merchandise in collaboration with the famous Billiken statue, affectionately referred to as “Billiken Pikachu”.

What is Billiken?

The Billiken Doll is similar appearance to a troll or kewpie doll and was created by Florence Pretz, an American art teacher and illustrator, in Kansas City, Missouri. Buying a doll is said to give the purchaser good luck, but receiving a doll as a gift brings even better luck. Although not as popular or well known in the United States anymore, one statue became a fixture in Osaka and is synonymous with the city along with other things like a popular comedian style and the Glico “Running Man”. Touching the soles of the statue’s feet is said to bring luck to the person who touches them.

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The Osaka Billiken statue made a trip to Shibuya in 2005 to help promote traditional Osaka culture, and in return, Shibuya sent a replica of the famous Hachiko dog statue to Osaka.

Pokemon Center Osaka Billiken Pikachu

Along with plush, towels, and phone cases, there will also be a 24 karat gold Billiken Pikachu statue available for special order exclusively through the Osaka DX store. Manufactured by Ginza Tanaka, the figure comes with a special display case. This statue will surely bring good luck and fortune to anyone who owns one!

Pokemon Center Osaka DX

A special collaboration between a famous pineapple candy company based in Osaka and the Pokemon Center will be available for purchase at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan.

Name: Billiken Pikachu
Where: Osaka DX / Osaka Pokemon Center
Date: September 20th (Friday)

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Items & Prices

[All Pokemon Centers]
Pokemon Pineapple Candy – 248 yen

[Osaka DX]

K24 Billiken Pikachu Statue – 432,000 yen
※ This is a special order item

[Osaka DX / Osaka Pokemon Center]

Billiken Pikachu Plush – 2,160 yen
Billiken Pikachu Mascot Plush – 1,512 yen
TCG Deck Case – 2,160 yen
TCG Card Sleeve – 777 yen
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
iPhone Soft Shell Case (6, 6s, 7, 8) – 2,030 yen
Magic Ink Set – 2,160 yen
Set of 3 Hand Towels w/ Box – 3,564 yen


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