I’m surprised the Pokemon site updated today, considering it’s a public holiday in Japan, but they did! The news wasn’t very exciting, but we have a couple extras not from the main site to add in.
New iPhone shell cases will go on sale exclusively through Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from July 28th (Saturday).
7 Days Story, Ditto, and Pikachu Wood Grain designs are all soft shell.
Pikachu Yellow, Charizard Orange, and Silhouette designs are all hard shell.
All phone cases are available for 6, 6s, 7, 8, and X.
Cases sized for iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8 cost 2,030 yen each.
Cases sized for iPhone X cost 2,160 yen each.
Along with cases, four types of ring grips will also be sold starting July 28th (Saturday).
Each ring grip costs 1,814 yen after tax.
An extra large Snorlax plush will be available for pre-order exclusively through the Japanese Pokemon Center On-Line store.
This plush measures roughly a meter and will cost 32,400 yen after tax.
The pre-order period will start July 21st (Saturday) at 10 am and end September 2nd (Sunday) at 11:59 pm.
In Pokemon Center news, the Yokohama Pokemon Center will be moving from it’s current location in Minato Mirai to Marui City just outside Yokohama station.
The current store location will officially close October 28th (Sunday) at 6 pm. The new Center will open November 9th (Friday).
Last but not least! The 9th volume of the popular Pokemon All-Stars plush series from the San-ei toy company will be released sometime in mid-November 2018.
The main release will consist of their smaller sized plush, including: Sandshrew, Magnemite, Chansey, Ditto, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Corsola, Phany, Mawile, Garchomp, and Lilligant.
There will also be three medium sized plush: Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur.
There will be two larger squishy and soft cushions: Koffing and Munna.
There will also be three types of carabiner clip plush pouches: Vaporeon, Flareon, and Jolteon.
Chansey, Ditto, Magnemite, Phanpy, Sandshrew
Flareon, Flareon Pouch, Jolteon, Jolteon Pouch, Mawile, Vaporeon, Vaporeon Pouch
Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle
That wraps up the announcements for this week!
Until next time~
Pokemon Center iPhone Cases
Yokohama Pokemon Center
We have some super exciting news for this week, so let’s dive in.
The Pokemon Center announced a brand new exclusive plush line. Called “Pokemon Fit”, these plush are billed as being super cute and small enough to easily hold in your hand.
This batch will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan July 13th (Friday) and includes 30 Pokemon:
Alakazam, Arcanine, Articuno, Diglett, Ditto, Drowzee, Ekans, Exeggutor, Farfetch’d, Geodude, Golduck, Dragonite, Eevee, Flareon, Jigglypuff, Jolteon, Kangaskhan, Machamp, Meowth, Mew, Moltres, Omanyte, Pikachu, Rattata, Sandshrew, Shellder, Staryu, Vaporeon, Voltorb, and Zapdos.
This release is marked as “Part 1”. Part 2 is scheduled for November 2018 and will include the remaining 121 Pokemon from the original Pokemon Red and Blue 151 line-up. So if you love generation 1 Pokemon and don’t see your favorite in this release, don’t fear!
Starting July 21st (Saturday), Pikachu’s Closet will be adding a girl Pikachu to their plush line-up. The new plush will cost the same as the currently released boy Pikachu plush: 3,780 yen with tax.
Along with girl Pikachu, two new clothing sets (Pajama and Formal Wear) will also be released on the same day. Although these sets are billed as being “for girls”, there is nothing stopping you from dressing boy Pikachu in them if you so chose.
The Pajama Set will cost 3,456 yen after tax and the Formal Wear Set will cost 3,780 yen after tax.
The official Pokemon Center Cafe updated with the aforementioned hinted at summer exclusive menu items. These food items will only be available between July 13th (Friday) and September 2nd (Sunday) so don’t miss out!
Eevee’s Greedy Plate – 1,706 yen
~ w/ Souvenir Plate – 2,786 yen
Eevee’s Pancake – 1,706 yen
Snorlax is Also Stuffed!! Loco Moco – 1,598 yen
Ditto’s Fruit Bowl & Malasada – 1,382 yen
Alolan Tropical Drink – 1,026 yen
Last but not least!
A super cute Pokemon Center promotion, featuring illustrations of Pikachu & Eevee hanging out and having fun every day of the week, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan July 21st (Saturday).
Pikachu | Eevee Pins (Day 1 ~ Day 7) – 378 each
※ Pins are sold separately but if you buy any Pikachu + any Eevee pin together, the combined price is 600 yen.
Pikachu Hair Tie (Oval | Ribon) – 1,296 yen each
Eevee Hair Tie (Flower | Ribbon) – 1,296 yen each
Pikachu Long Necklace (Bead | Pendant) – 1,728 yen each
Eevee Long Necklace (Bead | Pendant) – 1,728 yen each
Pochette – 2,808 yen
Clear Tote Bag – 3,780 yen
Pikachu Hand Towel (Green | Pink) – 540 yen each
Eevee Hand Towel (Green | Pink) – 540 yen each
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
White Pikachu T-Shirt (Medium | Large) – 2,862 yen
(Not Pictured) Black Pikachu T-Shirt (Medium | Large) – 2,862 yen
Grey Eevee T-Shirt (Medium | Large) – 2,862 yen
(Not Pictured) Black Eevee T-Shirt (Medium | Large) – 2,862 yen
Pikachu Hoodie (Medium | Large) – 6,048 yen
Eevee Hoodie (Medium | Large) – 6,048 yen
(Not Pictured) Skirt (Medium | Large) – 3,240 yen
That wraps up this week’s announcements!
Everything listed on this page and more can be ordered at Japanstuffs.com
Check it out!
Until next time~
Pokemon Center Cafe
7 Days Story
This week’s Friday Announcements post has a ton of photos, so get ready~
A new Pokemon Center original blind-packaged figure collection, called Atsumare! Pikachu Seaside (Collect Them All! Pikachu Seaside) will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan July 13th (Friday). This set will have 10 figures in total, and each blind packaged figure costs 500 yen including tax. Although the collection is mainly Pikachu, there is a bonus Lapras (floaty toy), Eevee, Sandygast, and sort of Snorlax thrown in for fun.
A brand new Pokemon Center pair plush series, called Seasons: Pikachu & Eevee, will hit shelves in Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting July 7th (Saturday).
There will be a pair plush of Pikachu and Eevee for all four seasons, starting with summer. I’m excited to see what we get next for fall!
Two new Pokemon Center original TCG card sleeve designs will go on sale starting July 6th (Friday).
The two designs are Mewtwo and Zeraora. Each pack has enough sleeves for a full deck plus a few extras and costs 777 yen including tax.
A special Pikachu 2018 TCG card set will go on sale exclusively through the 7-11 convenience stores starting July 6th (Friday).
Each set includes 1 holo Pikachu promo card, 1 pack of “Cracked Sky’s Charisma” and 1 pack of “Thunder Spark” boosters.
1 set will cost 378 yen including tax.
A jumbo Zeraora card set will go on sale starting July 13th (Friday), costing 1,188 yen after tax.
These card sets will be sold at movie theaters or places where Pokemon movie tickets are sold.
Each set includes: 1 jumbo sized Zeraora and Friends card, 1 holo Zeraora promo card, 3 packs of “Cracked Sky’s Charisma” boosters and 3 packs of “Thunder Spark” boosters.
The Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary festivities continues with more merchandise!
Pre-orders for this gorgeous clock will run from July 13th (Friday) at 8 am until September 2nd (Sunday) at 11:59 pm. Orders will start shipping out near the end of December 2018.
Speaking of the 20th Anniversary, a small promotional series featuring an original illustration by Sugimoto, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting July 13th (Friday).
Along with the main Pokemon Center items, a special Pikachu & Red figure will be available for pre-order exclusively through the Pokemon Center On-Line Store starting the same day. This figure will cost 9,180 yen including tax.
T-Shirt (Small | Medium | Large) – 3,456 yen each
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Croquis Sketchbook – 572 yen
Stickers – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
Collectable Art – 5,084 yen
IIIIfit for iPhone 8/7/6s/6 – 3,240 yen
Universal Flip Phone Case (150mm) – 3,240 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,296 yen
Pass Case – 1,620 yen
Pokemon TCG Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
Flat pouch – 1,620 yen
Stainless Steel Mug Cup – 1,944 yen
Pokemon TCG Card Sleeve – 777 yen
Pokemon TCG Deck Case – 390 yen
Pokemon TCG Collection File – 1,566 yen
Last but not least, the Pokemon Center is collaborating with the 3 Coins discount store. A bunch of every day use goods, all costing 300 yen (plus tax) will be available for purchase exclusively at 3 Coin stores throughout Japan starting July 14th (Saturday).
Fun fact: 3 Coins is named so because most of the items sold in the store unless otherwise marked cost 3 coins (or in other words, 300 yen). The store mainly sells items that can be used at home, bags, pouches, umbrellas, kitchen related items, and other fun things, very similar to a 100 store but slightly more expensive.
Note: These items will not be sold at Pokemon Centers.
Starting June 30th, these cute Pokemon themed shopping bags will be given out with all 3 Coins purchases commemorating the opening of the 2018 Pokemon Summer movie “Everyone’s Story” July 13th (Friday). The Pokemon shoppers will only be available while supplies last, so if you want one, go sooner rather than later.
Melamin Cup (2 Designs)
Melamin Plate (2 Designs)
Tupperware Set (2 Designs) – 500 yen each
Pitcher – 500 yen
Kitchen Sponge Set (2 Sets)
Melamin Sponge Set of 8
Zip-Lock Bags (2 Designs)
Stock Bags (2 Designs – 3 sizes per design)
Non-Slip Mat (2 Sets – 2 mats per set)
Interior / Bath Items
Clothing Hamper (2 Designs)
Recycle Bag (2 Designs)
Mini Recycle Bags 3 Piece Set
Slippers (Adult Size – 2 Designs) – 500 yen each
Slippers (Child Size – 2 Designs)
Die-Cut Cushion (3 Designs) – 500 yen each
Mat (2 Designs) – 500 yen each
Laundry Net (2 Designs)
Toilet Seat Cover
Toilet Paper Holder
Ice Pack (Set of 2 | 2 Designs)
Leisure Sheet (2 Designs)
Lunch Tote Bag (2 Designs)
Water Proof Pouch (3 Designs)
Knapsack (2 Designs)
Umbrella (Kids Size)
Umbrella (Adult Size) – 500 yen
Pen Case (2 Designs)
Set of Memo Stickers
Die-Cut Memo Pads (3 Designs) – 150 yen each
Phone Shell Case (iPhone 7/8)
Silicone Phone Case (2 Designs | iPhone 7/8) – 500 yen each
Pouch (2 Designs)
Slide Mirror (2 Designs)
Atsumare! Pikachu Seaside
Seasons Pikachu & Eevee
Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Clock
Pikachu & Red
Pokemon x 3 Coins
Believe it or not, it’s almost the end of June, and that means it’s time to see what we have in store from Banpresto for July.
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. Not all game center locations stock all prizes. If you’re having trouble finding stock of the item you’re looking for, feel free to send me a message!
Movie merch from the up-coming “Everyone’s Story” (みんなの物語) continues into July, and as I predicted, July has all the Zeraora plushies.
A set of large plush (Eevee & Pikachu) will start appearing in game centers from July 5th (Thursday).
Both plush measure roughly 24 cm from head to butt.
A second set of large plush (Eevee & Zeraora) will start appearing in game centers from July 19th (Thursday).
Both plush measure roughly 23 cm from head to feet.
An extra large Lugia plush, measuring roughly 53 cm from one wing tip to the other, will start appearing in game centers from July 12th (Thursday).
A set of three smaller plush (Pikachu, Lugia, and Zeraora), each measuring roughly 15 cm, will start appearing in game centers from July 19th (Thursday).
The Pikachu Mania series returns with three different releases for July.
In collaboration with the Korotto Manmaru series, a set of 5 smaller Pikachu plush (each measuring roughly 12 cm) will start appearing in game centers from July 10th (Tuesday).
A large Pikachu plush, measuring roughly 24 cm from ears to butt, will start appearing in game centers from July 12th (Thursday).
Two larger Pikachu face cushions (each measuring roughly 35 cm) will start appearing in game centers from July 26th (Thursday).
Last but not least, the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series will have two releases for July.
Four extra large Pokeball plushies (each measuring roughly 33 cm) will start appearing in game centers from July 5th (Thursday).
In collaboration with the Kutsurogi Time series, an extra large Lapras plush (measuring roughly 35 cm up and down) will start appearing in game centers from July 26th (Thursday).
The annual summer Pokemon Ichiban Kuji will go on sale from July 7th (Saturday).
This kuji, called the 2018 Pokemon Collection ~ Pikachu & Eevee ~ unsurprisingly features a bunch of prizes with Eevee and the Eeveelutions, plus a few Pikachu items for those Pikachu lovers out there.
As usual, 1 ticket costs 620 yen (including tax).
A Prize: Eevee plush
B Prize: Pikachu plush
C Prize: Eevee pancake cushion
D Prize: Dessert bowls (3 designs)
E Prize: Hand towel (4 designs)
F Prize: Collection plates (9 designs)
G Prize: Design charms *blind packaged* (5 designs)
Last One Prize: Eevee plush (sleeping version)
Adults Love Pokemon Too
Ichiban Kuji Pikachu & Eevee
Once again, I wasn’t sure what to expect announcement wise, but this week’s announcements were a little more exciting than last week.
The Pokemon With You charity line returns with yet another redesign and more can badges.
This set will include: Pikachu, Eevee, Jirachi, Victini, Rowlet, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander. Each badge will cost 270 yen after tax.
These badges will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan starting June 30th (Saturday).
All proceeds from sales goes toward helping children affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.
Two new Pokemon will join the Pokemon Center exclusive plush line-up on July 13th (Friday).
Both Chansey and Sudowoodo will cost 1,620 yen after tax, and both are included in this summer’s Pokemon movie that will premiere the same weekend.
Last but not least! A special summer themed Pokemon Center promotion, called “Pokemon Summer Time”, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores on July 13th (Friday).
Along with the Summer Time promotion, starting July 21st, for every 2,000 yen spent at Pokemon Centers or Stores, customers will receive 1 of 6 original clear cards.
For every 4,000 yen spent through the Pokemon Center on-line store, customers will receive 1 of 2 tote bags: one featuring a Pikachu design and one with Eevee.
Full Merch Line-Up
Plush (Boy Pikachu | Girl Pikachu | Snorlax | Rowlet) – 1,944 yen each
*Note: Rowlet can be removed from his tree trunk.
Acrylic Charm Collection (Blind | 10 Designs) – 540 yen each
Snack Bucket – 972 yen
Mini Towel – 410 yen
Scarf Towel – 1,080 yen
Thermos – 2,700 yen
White T-Shirt (Kids Size) – 2,700 yen
Black T-Shirt (Small | Medium | Large) – 3,240 yen
Print Backpack (Kids Size) – 6,912 yen
Blue Backpack (Adult Size) – 8,856 yen
Backpack Style Pouch – 2,678 yen
Shoulder Bag Style Pouch – 2,160 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Sketch Book – 670 yen
Dice Bag – 648 yen
Handkerchief – 367 yen
Set of 4 Cups – 1,296 yen
Set of 4 Plates – 1,728 yen
Set of 2 Tupperware – 1,296 yen
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Friday announcements!
Pre-order these items (and more) at Japanstuffs.com
Pokemon With You Charity Badges
July Pokemon Center Plush
Pokemon Summer Time
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Large Plush (Pikachu, Eevee)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball)
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pre-orders start for Eeveelution pedometers
[TCG] Thunder Spark
[TCG] Special Pikachu 2018 Set (7-11 Exclusive)
[TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves (Mewtwo | Zeraora)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Tropical Sweets
[Pokemon Center] Seasons Pikachu & Eevee – Summer Pair Plush
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Collection ~ Pikachu & Eevee ~
[San-ei] All-Star Plush Collection (Growlithe, Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard, Azumarill, Petilil, Swirlix, Pachirisu, Teddiursa, Magikarp, Dratini, Gulpin)
[San-ei] Flat Plush Pouch (Mimikyu, Caterpie, Eevee, Wobbuffet, Pikachu, Slowpoke)
[Pokemon Kids] Everyone’s Story Edition (Ash’s Pikachu, Lugia, Eevee, Sudowoodo, Chansey, Totodile, Zeraora, Zeraora Attack Pose)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Korotto Manmaru Plush (5 Designs)
[Bandai] Bath Soap Pokeball Figures (Pikachu, Eevee, Totodile, Chansey, Sudowoodo, Lugia, Tyranitar, Pichu, Zeraora, Smeargle)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Extra Large Plush (Lugia)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Extra Large Plush (Pikachu)
[Pokemon Center] [Pokemon Center] Hyaku Poke Yako (100 Pokemon Night Parade)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Sudowoodo, Chansey)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Fit Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Ash/Red Sugimoto illustration mini promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Summer Time
[Pokemon Center] Atsumare! Pikachu Figure Collection Sea-Side
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Summer exclusive menu starts
[TCG] Zeraora Special Jumbo Card Set
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pre-orders start for Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary clocks
[Takara Tomy] Small Shoulder Plush (Eevee, Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon)
[MonColle] Dialga + Palkia Set, Kyogre + Groudon + Rayquaza Set, Zeraora + Cherish Ball Set, Palkia, Dialga, Rayquaza
[Gacha] Pokemon Teacup Time Mascot 5 (Pikachu, Eevee, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Flareon)
[Collaboration] 3 Coins x Pokemon
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Big Eraser Figures – Let’s Go to Johto Ver. (Pikachu & Pichu, Hoppip & Skiploom, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Corsola, Slowpoke, Larvitar, Wooper)
[Re-Ment] Terrarium Collection 3 (Charmander, Zapdos, Cyndaquil, Vaporeon, Cerebi, Misdreavus)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Plush (Lugia, Zeraora, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Large Plush (Eevee, Zeraora)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet (Girl Pikachu plush + 2 new clothing sets)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee 7 Days Story
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pre-orders start for extra large Snorlax plush
[Kiri-e Series] Glass Chopstick Holder (Mimikyu, Eevee, Alolan Vulpix, Pikachu)
[Kiri-e Series] Hair Ties (Mimikyu, Eevee, Pikachu)
[Kiri-e Series] Hand Towels (Mimikyu, Eevee, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Extra Large Plush (Lapras)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Face Cushions (Happy, Angry)
[Takara Tomy] Pikachu Mocchi-Mocchi Pouch
[Takara Tomy] Mocchi-Mocchi Mascot (Pikachu lying, Pikachu standing)
[Takara Tomy] Mocchi-Mocchi Plush (Pikachu lying | Large/Medium/Small, Pikachu standing)
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Girl Pikachu, Ditto Pikachu)
[Pokemon Center] iPhone Cases + Ring Grips
[Pokemon Merchandise] Pokemon Magnet Hooks (Umbreon, Espeon, Female Pikachu, Magikarp)