Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu

Hey everyone!

With the Detective Pikachu movie coming out at the beginning of May, it’s no surprise that this week’s Pokemon Center announcements were dominated by Detective Pikachu merchandise news.

Detective Pikachu Pokemon Center Promotion

Pokemon Center Detective Pikachu Movie

Takara Tomy has already come out with Detective Pikachu merch (including within the United State), but the Pokemon Center finally announced their own exclusive line of plush, bags, charms, and other fun items that will be available for purchase in Centers & Stores around Japan from May 3rd (Friday – incidentally also the day the movie is released in Japan).

The merchandise line-up includes a 1:1 size Pikachu plush, along with a regular sized plush and mascot plush.

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Life-size Pikachu Plush – 5,184 yen
Plush (Pikachu, Psyduck) – 2,160 yen each (Ludicolo) – 2,484 yen
Mascot Pikachu Plush – 1,512 yen
Acrylic Charm Collection *Blind Packaged* (8 designs + 1 secret design) – 540 yen each
Rubbery Keychain Collection *Blind Packaged* (6 designs) – 540 yen each
3-Pocket Clearfile – 389 yen

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New Era 59Fifty Cap (7 3/8, 7 1/2) – 6,372 yen each
Team T-Shirt | H / O (Medium | Large) – 3,240 yen each
Not Pictured Detective Pikachu T-Shirt (Small | Medium | Large | X-Large) – 3,240 yen each
Boxers – 1,620 yen
Socks (23~25cm | 25~27cm) – 540 yen each
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Soft Shell Case for iPhone 6/6s/7/8 – 2,030 yen\
Eco Tote Bag – 1,296 yen

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Dice Bag – 648 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Hand Towel – 756 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Croquis Sketchbook – 572 yen

Pokemon Center Cafe

Pokemon Center Cafe Detective Pikachu Food Drinks

Starting April 27th (Saturday) until June 30th (Sunday), the official Pokemon Center cafe located in Nihonbashi will be offering a Detective Pikachu themed menu, including food and drinks, along with an exclusive place-mat to all guests and a new set of random drink coasters.

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Detective Pikachu Macaroni & Cheese – 1,706 yen
Detective Pikachu & Psyduck Combo – 2,570 yen
Detective Pikachu Set (includes Psyduck Combo & Detective Pikachu Float) – 3,780 yen

Detective Pikachu Float – 1,274 yen
Latte Art (Detective Pikachu, Psyduck, Bulbasaur, Mr Mime, Jigglypuff) – 756 yen each

Pokemon Center Cafe Detective Pikachu

Along with the limited menu items, all customers who dine at the Pokemon Center cafe between April 27th and May 31st will get a special Detective Pikachu place-mat.

Pokemon Center Cafe Detective Pikachu Drink Coaster

The random drink coasters will also be updated with a Detective Pikachu theme. As usual, you get 1 random coaster for every drink ordered in the cafe, with 6 designs in total.

Palnart x Pokemon Collaboration

Pokemon Palnart Eevee Accessories and Jewelry

In not Detective Pikachu news, Palnart, a Japanese accessory and jewelry store, will be selling Pokemon collaboration items through their stores and through stores that sell their merchandise (Harajuku Kiddyland and the Shinjuku Saturday Comet branch).

These items will start to go on sale from April 26th (Friday).

Pikachu Earrings – 3,456 yen
Pikachu Ketchup Necklace – 3,240 yen
Eevee Flower Ring – 3,024 yen
Broach (Pikachu, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon) – 3,888 yen each

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

Until next time~


Detective Pikachu Pokemon Center Promo
Pokemon Center Cafe – Detective Pikachu Campaign
Palnart & Pokemon

Pokemon TCG + Wobbuffet Party

Pokemon TCG + Wobbuffet Party

Hello everyone!

This week we got one small promo and one semi-big surprise one.

New Pokemon TCG Sleeves, Cases, and Play Mats

Pokemon Center Pokemon TCG Card Sleeves

Pokemon TCG will be releasing a bunch of new card sleeves, deck cases, and playmats featuring artwork from previously released promotions as well as one or two original designs made specifically for this set of items.

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Card Sleeves (Pikachu, Poke Maniac Pikachu, Fan of Pikachu & Eevee, Pikachu Print, Pikachu & Eevee Drawing, Latios & Latias Journeys) – 777 yen per pack
Card Deck Case (Pikachu, Poke Maniac Pikachu, Fan of Pikachu & Eevee, Pikachu Print, Pikachu & Eevee Drawing, Latios & Latias Journeys) – 390 yen each
Rubber Play Mat (Latios & Latias Journeys, Fan of Pikachu & Eevee, Pikachu & Eevee Drawing) – 2,700 yen each

The line-up will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan April 26th (Friday).

Wobbuffet Party

Called “Let’s Pretend To Be Wobbuffet” or “Minna de So-nasu” in Japanese, this original Pokemon Center promotion featuring Wobbuffet and some of his Pokemon friends acting like him, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan April 27th (Saturday).

Similar to the previously released and very popular Ditto Transform series where all Pokemon have Ditto faces, this promo features plush and mascot plush of Pokemon (like Pikachu and Eevee) with Wobbuffet faces.

I’m not sure if this will take off in the same way that Ditto has, but I guess… we’ll see!

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Plush (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto, Wobbuffet, Combee, Audino) – 1,944 yen each
Mascot Plush (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto, Wobbuffet, Combee, Audino) – 1,188 yen each
Plush Pouch w/ Carabiner Clip (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto) – 1,188 yen each
Phone Pouch (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto) – 2,160 yen each

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Mug – 1,404 yen
Ramune Candy Tin Collection (Random | 5 designs + 1 secret design) – 324 yen per tin
Can Badge Collection (Random | 5 designs + 1 secret design) – 324 yen per badge
Acrylic Charm w/ Stand (Pikachu, Ditto, Eevee, Combee, Audino) – 864 yen each

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Socks (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto, Wobbuffet, Combee, Audino) – 3 pairs for 1,080 yen
T-Shirt (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto, Wobbuffet | Small / Medium) – 3,240 yen each
Soft Shell iPhone Case (6/6s/7/8) – 2,030 yen each
Soft Shell iPhone Case (X/Xs) – 2,160 yen each
Hand Towel (Pikachu, Eevee, Ditto) – 540 yen each
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Flat Case – 1,404 yen

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B6 Ring Notebook – 648 yen
Peelable Sticker – 648 yen
Croquis Sketchbook – 572 yen
Sticky Note Set – 648 yen
Dice Bag – 702 yen
Mini Tote Bag – 1,728 yen

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!

Until next time~


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Wobbuffet Party

Pikachu Night Parade + Pokemon Accessories + Graniph Shirts + Hiroshima Carp

Pikachu Night Parade + Pokemon Accessories + Graniph Shirts + Hiroshima Carp

Hello everyone~

This week we got a bunch of small announcements, with everything coming out April 20th (in preparation of Golden Week in Japan I guess!)

Goodnight Pikachu Night Parade Figure Collection

Pokemon Center Goodnight Pikachu Night Parade Figure Collection

A Pokemon Center exclusive blind packaged figure collection, called “Goodnight Pikachu Night Parade” will go on sale in Japan from April 20th (Saturday).

The collection contains 10 figures in total, with one blind-packaged box costing 497 yen including tax.

Pokemon Center Accessories Part 2

Pokemon Center Accessories Part 2

The previously released accessory line of Pokemon Center exclusive merchandise apparently did well enough that a second part will be coming out to Centers & Stores around Japan April 20th (Saturday).

Most items in this collection will cost 1,080 yen including tax, with a couple items costing a little less.

Hiroshima Carps x Magikarp

Pokemon Center Hiroshima Carp x Magikarp Collaboration

A special collaboration between the Hiroshima Carps baseball team and Magikarp will go on sale exclusively through the Hiroshima Pokemon Center and on-line starting April 20th (Saturday).

The small collection will include t-shirts, towels, clearfiles, and acrylic charms.

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T-Shirt (Child Size) – 3,240 yen each
T-Shirt (Adult | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,780 yen each

Acrylic Charms – 777 yen each
Scarf Towel – 1,080 yen each
A4 Clearfile – 280 yen

Graniph x Pokemon

Pokemon Center Graniph Collaboration

A stylish collaboration between Graniph and Pokemon will be sold exclusively through Centers & Stores in Japan from … April 20th (Saturday)!

The collection features a mix of t-shirts and button up long sleeves, with a couple shirts available in children sizes as well. All adult shirts and t-shirts are available in small, medium, and large.

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Pokeball T-Shirt – 3,240 yen
Diglett & Dugtrio T-Shirt – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Pocket T-Shirt – 3,240 yen
Porygon T-Shirt – 3,456 yen
Kanto Starter T-Shirt (Child Size) – 2,916 yen
Kanto Starter T-Shirt (Adult Size) – 3,456 yen
Pikachu Pattern T-Shirt (Child Size) – 2,700 yen
Pikachu Pattern T-Shirt (Adult Size) – 3,240 yen

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Diglett & Dugtrio Shirt – 6,480 yen
Pikachu Pattern Shirt – 6,480 yen
Kanto Starter Shirt – 6,496 yen

Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Campaign

Pokemon Center Mewtwo Strikes Back Campaign

Starting April 12th (Friday) customers at Pokemon Centers who buy a pre-order Mewtwo Strikes Back movie ticket and any item from the Pokemon Center will get a random postcard, with a possible 6 different designs.

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

Until next time~

Goodnight Pikachu Figure Collection
Pokemon Center Accessories Part 2
Hiroshima Carps x Magikarp
Graniph x Pokemon
Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Campaign

April Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

April Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

After a couple months of low key Banpresto releases, April starts the summer surge with a bunch of different releases and a lot of new plush!

What is Banpresto?

Banpresto is a company that manufactures plush, figures, towels, glasses, and other items to be used as prizes for claw machines in game centers as well as kuji prizes. None of these items are designed to be sold directly through stores and cannot be found in Pokemon Centers. Note that the exception to this are Pokemon kujis, however even in this case, you have to win the prizes; you can’t buy the prize you want directly. Typically, you can find these prize items in game centers or sold second hand through auction sites, amazon, or other similar stores.

Most Pokemon releases from Banpresto drop on Tuesday or Thursday, with occasional releases on Friday. Ichiban Kuji generally goes on sale on Saturdays.

Some of the bigger name game centers in Japan include: Adores, Sega, Round 1, Namco, and Taito Station. Keep in mind, not all game center locations stock all prizes.

Banpresto Pokemon Sun Moon Brionne Eevee

Starting off with the generic Pokemon Sun & Moon line~

Plush Eevee tissue box cases (two versions: normal and smiling) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from April 4th (Thursday). Each plush measures about 27 cm from head to tail and has a strap so you can hang it if you want to keep tissues on a door, for example.

Large-size plush versions of Brionne and Nagisa (fancy Eevee currently starring in the most recent Pokemon Sun & Moon anime season) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from April 25th (Thursday). Each plush measures about 23 cm.

Banpresto Pokemon Sun Moon XL Plush Snorlax Ditto

There will be two new XL size plush for April, both appearing in game centers around Japan from April 18th (Thursday).

Ditto measures about 40 cm and Snorlax measures about 36 cm.

Banpresto Pokemon Sun Moon Mogu Mogu Time

From the adorable Mogu-Mogu (Snack) Time series comes two releases~

Large-size plush of Raichu and Pichu munching on berries will start appearing in game centers around Japan from April 11th (Thursday). Each plush measures about 23 cm.

Smaller plush versions of snacky Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander will start appearing in game centers around Japan from April 25th (Thursday). Each plush measures about 14 cm.

Banpresto Pokemon Sun Moon Hokkori Iyase Kororin Korotto Manmaru Colors

Last but not least! Three miscellaneous releases~

Kororin Friends returns with four new plush designed to fit in your hand! This release includes Pikachu, Lucario, Ampharos, and Psyduck, with each plush measuring about 9 cm. These buddies will start appearing in game centers from April 25th (Thursday).

The Korotto Manmaru Colors series continues with the color purple for April. This batch includes Espeon, Gengar, and Nidoran Male. Each plush measures about 22 cm and will start appearing in game centers around Japan from April 25th (Thursday).

Lastly, from the Hokkori Iyase (Warm & Healing) series, two new extra fuzzy plush! Psyduck and Slowpoke, both measuring about 27 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan from April 11th (Thursday).

That wraps up the Banpresto prize releases schedule for the month of April!

Until next time~


Adults Love Pokemon, Too

Merchandise Overview – April

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[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Plush Eevee Tissue Case (2 Designs)
[Bandai] G.E.M. EX Series – Eevee Friends figure pre-order starts

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[TCG] “GG End” (sm10a) Booster Pack
[TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves: Garchomp & Giratina Tag Team, Malamar, Mawile, Guzma
[TCG] Deck Case (Garchomp & Giratina Tag Team)

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[Pokemon Center] Latios & Latias Journeys

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[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Raichu, Pichu)
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyasare – Large Plush (Psyduck, Slowpoke)

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[Pokemon Center Campaign] Buy 1 Mewtwo Strikes Back movie ticket and 1 Pokemon Center item to get a random movie postcard. 6 designs in total.

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[Pokemon Center] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Promo
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Free stickers given away (1 per person) to anyone who visits a Pokemon Center in Japan – 7 stickers in total

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[Re-Ment] Petite Fleur Vol. 2 (Pikachu & Pichu, Dragonair, Vulpix, Shaymin, Mew, Umbreon)

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[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Ditto)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Snorlax)

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[Pokemon Center] Goodnight Pikachu Night Parade Figure Collection
[Pokemon Center] Graniph x Pokemon Shirt Collaboration
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Accessories Part 2
[Pokemon Center] *Hiroshima & On-line Exclusive* Hiroshima Carps x Magikarp Collaboration
[MonColle EX] Mewtwo

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[Ichiban-Kuji] Detective Pikachu Body Care Kuji

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[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Palm Size Plush (Pikachu, Psyduck, Lucario, Ampharos)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful Plush | Purple (Nidoran♂, Espeon, Gengar)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Plush (Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Nagisa, Brionne)

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[TCG] Old Art New Stuff – Card Sleeves / Deck Case / Rubber Play Mat
[TCG] Detective Pikachu – Movie Special Booster Pack
[TCG] Detective Pikachu – Special Jumbo Card Pack “Mewtwo GX Ver.”
[TCG] Detective Pikachu – Special Jumbo Card Pack “Charizard GX Ver.”
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon – Special Pack (Detective Pikachu)
[Palnart] Pokemon Jewelry & Accessories

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[Pokemon Center] Wobbuffet Party
[Takara Tomy] Detective Pikachu – Pikachu Plush (19 cm), 1:1 Pikachu Plush (40 cm), Mascot Pikachu Plush (13 cm)
[MonColle] Jigglypuff
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution shopper distribution starts
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Detective Pikachu limited edition food, drinks, coasters, and place-mat start

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[Pokemon Kids] Pokemon Sun & Moon – New Discovery! Meltan Edition (Pikachu, Meltan, Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Torracat, Brionne, Nagisa Eevee, Alolan Vulpix, Shaymin, Lunala, Solgaleo, Golisopod, Vikavolt, Secret)
[Nanoblock] Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres
[Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.] Pokemon Quest Pixel Box 2 (Pikachu, Eevee, Psyduck, Mew, Pokeball)
[Gray Parker Service] Pokemon Suya-Suya On The Cable Vol. 4 (Eevee, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon)

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