Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

Hello everyone~

Starting off this week’s Friday Pokemon Announcements post with a couple Miki related announcements.

Mikitzune Teepublic Shirt Art Galar Region Scorbunny Sobble Grookey

A new shirt design is currently available in my Teepublic store, and will be 30% off for the next 2 days!

This shirt is a shout out to the Stand By Me reference you can stumble across in Pokemon games if you have a boy protagonist (for whatever reason, girl protagonists will get a reference to The Wizard of Oz). I love both Stephen King and Pokemon so I thought this was a cute way to incorporate both of my loves in one design.

Mikitzune Patreon

It is almost April and that means the monthly Patreon bump! I will be upping the quality of the monthly Miki Postcards for next month (April) so don’t miss out! Check out my Patreon page here for postcards, art, and more~

Want to show some support to the blog but not sure how? I have a ko-fi page as well where I share art and post when the blog updates~

Pokemon Center Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

Hype is already starting for this year’s Pokemon summer movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution!

Although there will certainly be more merchandise coming out the day the movie releases in July, here is a small taste to whet your appetite for Mew and Mewtwo. These items will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan April 13th (Saturday).

Of extra note is the 1:1 size Mew plush included in this release.

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Mew 1:1 Plush – 4,860 yen
Mewtwo Plush – 3,780 yen

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Nintendo Switch Hard Pouch – 2,354 yen
Nintendo Switch Shoulder Pouch – 2,678 yen
Nintendo Switch Cartridge Case – 1,382 yen

Backpack – 8.856 yen
T-Shirt (Kids| 130/150) – 2,700 yen each
T-Shirt (Adult| Small/Medium/Large) – 3,240 yen each
Hard Shell Case for iPhone 6/6s/7/8 – 2,030 yen each
Hard Shell Case for iPhone Xs/X – 2,160 yen each
Hard Shell Case for iPhone XR – 2,160 yen

A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 453 yen
Not Pictured Handkerchief – 367 yen
Not Pictured Hand Towel – 540 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen

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Sacoche – 3,780 yen
Wallet – 3,240 yen
PC / Tablet Case – 3,780 yen
Multi-Ring – 1,814 yen
Croquis Sketchbook – 734 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Notebook – 184 yen
Pencil Board – 270 yen
Dice Bag – 702 yen
Mug – 1,296

There will be also two give-away campaigns taking place at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan starting mid April.

Pokemon Center April Anime Sticker Campaign

Starting April 13th (Saturday), all visitors to either a Pokemon Center or Store location will receive 1 free sticker. You do not have to buy anything, you just have to show up. These stickers will be given away 1 per person, randomly, with 7 designs in total.

Pokemon Center April Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Shopper

Starting April 27th (Saturday), all Pokemon Center & Store customers will receive a Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution themed shopper with their purchase.

Both these campaigns are, as usual, while supplies last, although the shoppers tend to stick around for a fairly decent amount of time.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center merchandise announcements!

Until next time~


Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution
Pokemon Center Movie Campaign Info

Pokemon Dolls + Meltan & Melmetal

Pokemon Dolls + Meltan & Melmetal

Hello everyone!

March 23rd (Saturday) brought some good news and some potentially surprisingly bad news.

Let’s start with bad first because why not.

Saturday morning dawned as usual and people all over the world got ready to open up the Pokemon Center’s On-Line store to get some adorable pokedolls. Except… suddenly, the Japanese store was declining all non-Japanese issued credit cards!

Seeing the trend and also contacting the Pokemon Center’s customer service directly led to the news that the On-Line Center’s list of cards it accepts is now much smaller than it previously was. The website says that “some foreign cards might not work” I guess to cover their butts because there are still some cards that work as well as before. If you were buying directly from the Center’s On-Line store and using a shipping service to get your stuff, you might need to find an alternate work-around because this might not work anymore.

So that was exciting!

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The big seller for the day was Scolipede. This adorable centipede stole everyone’s hearts, but how can you not fall for that little bug face? He was the first to sell out on-line and by Sunday was sold out basically everywhere, with his re-sale price currently around quadruple his shelf price.

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Along with Scolipede, the other Pokemon included in this batch of Pokedolls included Lucario, Zeraora, Psyduck, and Jigglypuff. I personally am not the biggest fan of how Lucario turned out (his nose is a little weird) but Psyduck makes up for it by being cuter than usual!

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Tiny Scolipede mascot was just as popular as his bigger brother, also selling out pretty quickly (again, how can you resist that little bug face!)

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And of course there were also mascot size versions of Zeraora, Lucario, Psyduck, and Jigglypuff as well. These mascot plush are extra squishy and soft (and tiny so extra adorable).

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Along with the Pokedolls, a small Meltan & Melmetal themed promo also came out March 23rd.

Most of the items were stationary related, so maybe not excited, but it also included the first official Pokemon Center plush for both Meltan and Melmetal (who I affectionately refer to as Beefcake Meltan)

Pokemon Center Takara Tomy Meltan Plush

The maybe not quite as adorable Takara Tomy Meltan plush also came out recently. (He kind of looks like he’s been stung by bees, but he is doing his best)

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!

Until next time~

Detective Pikachu Movie Merch | Latios & Latias Journeys

Detective Pikachu Movie Merch | Latios & Latias Journeys

Hello everyone!

This week, I finally realized why the Pokemon Center was once again late with announcements (daylight savings, whoops). On one hand, I’m glad I remembered that Japan is now 13 hours ahead instead of 14. On the other hand, thanks for nothing, daylight savings. What have you ever done for me?

For those wondering what happened last week, we can’t blame it entirely on daylight savings; there really wasn’t anything announced merchandise wise. We are, however, back in business this week, although with only one main announcement!

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There are couple items that started distribution March 21st (Thursday) in conjunction with ticket presales for the “Detective Pikachu” movie that opens in movie theaters in Japan May 3rd (Friday).
These items are designed to be sold alongside movie tickets and are exclusive to various stores.

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Detective Pikachu Movie Ticket (Pokemon Center, Pokemon Store, Pokemon Center Online Ver.)

Movie Theater Exclusive Memo Pad
Lawson Convenience Store Exclusive Umbrella Set
Lawson Convenience Store Exclusive Pokemon TCG Card Set
Aeon Exclusive Clearfile Set
Tsutaya Exclusive Drink Tumbler Set

Pokemon Center Latios Latias Journeys With Pikachu

The Journeys Pokemon Center original promotion will continue for a second year in a row. For those who forgot, last year’s traveling companion was Lapras – this year, Pikachu will adventure around the Pokemon world with Latios and Latias, with merchandise going on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores around Japan April 6th (Saturday).

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Plush (Latios | Latias) – 3,024 yen each
Not Pictured Mascot Plush (Latios | Latias) – 1,620 yen each
Plush Tissue Box Cover – 3,672 yen

Hand Mirror – 1,080 yen
Flip Phone Case for iPhone 8/7/6s/6 – 3,240 yen
A4 Clearfile Set (Starry Skies | Sunset) – 497 yen each
Not Pictured Hand Towel (Latios | Latias) – 540 yen each
Face Towel (Latios | Latias) – 1,080 yen each

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Keychain – 1,080 yen
Earrings – 864 yen
Can Badge Set – 1,296 yen
Plastic Glass (Latios | Latias) – 648 yen each
Clear Thermos – 1,512 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Mini Tote Bag – 1,944 yen
Flat Pouch – 1,620 yen

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Sticky Note Set – 756 yen
Washi Tape – 540 yen
B6 Ring Notebook – 648 yen
Stickers – 540 yen

That wraps up this week’s Friday Pokemon Announcements!

Until next time~


Detective Pikachu Movie Ticket Goods
Latios & Latias Journeys

Tokyo DX Anniversary + Kyoto Center + Easter

Tokyo DX Anniversary + Kyoto Center + Easter

Hello everyone and welcome back to another exciting “Pokemon Center Report”!

Pokemon Center Tokyo DX Anniversary

First up – the Tokyo DX Pokemon Center celebrated it’s first year anniversary this past Thursday (March 14th).

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Both the Center and the adjoining Pokemon Center cafe are currently in full cherry bloom with tons of pink blossom decorations everywhere, with the highlight being an extra adorable sakura afro Pikachu.

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Along with the decorations and limited food menu over at the cafe, four Pikachu cosplay plush are currently available exclusively at the Tokyo DX Center location: Sakura Afro Pikachu, Ninja Pikachu, Sumo Pikachu, and Kabuki Pikachu.

For those curious as to the theme of the Pikachu plush: Nihonbashi (where the Center is located) was originally the downtown center of Edo-Tokyo and still retains a lot of historical significance, along with being a major commercial and business neighborhood. Consequently, the theme for the Tokyo DX Center is very Meiji-era influenced. If you like traditional Japanese imagery as well as Pokemon, definitely consider making the Tokyo DX Center one of your must stops if visiting Tokyo!

Pokemon Center Kyoto

Speaking of traditional Japanese merchandise, the Kyoto Center’s re-opening campaign started this past Saturday (March 16th)!

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The Pokemon Center in Kyoto moved to a new location and as part of the re-opening, all Centers around Japan sold Kyoto inspired merchandise, including these two Pikachu boy and girl plush dressed in traditional kimono and drinking the most Japanese drink: green tea.

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Along with the plush, the promotion also included: charms, keychains, several TCG related merchandise (card sleeves and a playmat), acrylic charms (blind packaged, of course), pouches, towels, a plethora of stationary, and other cute items!

For this release, the only merchandise exclusive to the Kyoto Center were the mascot plush versions of the two main Pikachu plush.

Pokemon Center Easter Spring

Last but not least! The Pokemon Center’s Easter promotion for 2019 went on sale this past Saturday alongside the Kyoto release.

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Similar to last year’s Easter release, the two main plush featured Pikachu and Eevee with flower crowns, although this year’s plush have significantly different patterns and the crown contents differ as well. I personally prefer last year’s designs better.

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Last year, there were only mascot plush of Pikachu and Eevee, but this year along with the two mains, we also got Plusle, Minun, and Buneary, all sporting adorable flower crowns.

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As with all promotions, there was more than just plush. The line-up included: a bunch of stationary related items, pouches, bags, towels, and the popular blind packaged acrylic charms… in Easter eggs! Because of course.

Pokemon Center Pikachu Eevee Flowers

Along with the Easter line-up, there was also an unannounced set of merchandise with a pastel flowery theme featuring both Pikachu and Eevee called Pikachu & Eevee Flowers. The designs are more subtle so if you like cute things you can use in your everyday life, as well as Pikachu and Eevee, then this was clearly made for you.

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!

Until next time~

Pokedolls + Meltan & Melmetal + Kyoto Nishijin-Ori

Pokedolls + Meltan & Melmetal + Kyoto Nishijin-Ori

Diving straight into this week’s announcements…

Pokemon Center Pokedolls

The Pokemon Center announced five new additions to their Pokedoll series, which will be released at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan March 23rd (Saturday).

The line-up includes Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Lucario, Scolipede, and Zeraora, with plush and mascot plush versions available of each.

Pokedolls will cost 1,296 yen each including tax. Mascot Pokedolls will cost 1,058 yen each including tax.

Pokemon Center Meltan Melmetal

The first official Pokemon Center merchandise of Meltan and Melmetal will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers around Japan March 23rd (Saturday).

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1:1 Meltan Plush – 1,620 yen
Melmetal Plush – 3,780 yen
Metal Charm Set – 378 yen
Acrylic Charms (Meltan / Melmetal) – 648 yen each

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Dice Bag – 648 yen
Mini Dice Bag – 432 yen
Notebook – 184 yen
Mini Notebook – 140 yen
Pencil Board – 270 yen
Eraser – 172 yen
Mini Hand Towel – 410 yen

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A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Set of 12 2B Pencils – 745 yen
Set of 12 B Pencils – 745 yen
2 Red Pencils – 172 yen
2 Red/Blue Pencils – 172 yen
Pencil Cap – 291 yen
Foldable Ruler – 324 yen
Stickers – 432 yen
Ruler – 270 yen
T-Shirt (Kids Size) – 2,700 yen
Handkerchief – 367 yen
Dishwasher Safe Lunch Box – 1,188 yen
Dishwasher Safe Case w/ Chopsticks – 605 yen
Dishwasher Safe Plastic Cup – 421 yen
Dishwasher Safe Bottle – 1,620 yen
Bento Bag – 745 yen
Cup Bag – 658 yen
Napkin – 540 yen

Pokemon Center Kyoto

A small collection of Nishijin-Ori (Kyoto based traditional Japanese textiles) Pokemon inspired items will go on sale exclusively at the Kyoto Pokemon Center March 16th, alongside the re-opening of the Kyoto Center.

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Pochette (Japanese Candy | Ho-oh) – 5,400 yen each
Stamp Holder (Japanese Candy | Ho-oh) – 1,512 yen each
Clasp Pouch (Japanese Candy | Ho-oh) – 2,592 yen each
Clasp Coin Pouch (Japanese Candy | Ho-oh) – 1,620 yen each
Pouch (Japanese Candy | Ho-oh) – 2,160 yen each
Tissue Case (Japanese Candy | Ho-oh) – 1,080 yen each

Last but not least, Pokemon Center exclusive plush of Lugia and Ho-oh will go on sale this weekend (March 9th) – surprise!

Each plush will cost 3,780 yen including tax.

That wraps up this week’s announcements!

Until next time~


Pokedolls & Mascot Plush
Meltan & Melmetal
Kyoto Nishijin-Ori Items