Swarovski Crystal Collaboration

Pokemon Center Shibuya Swarovski Crystal

To celebrate the grand opening of the Pokemon Center in Shibuya, a sparkling collection featuring crystals from Swarovski Crystals will be sold exclusively at the Shibuya Pokemon Center from November 22nd (Friday).

All items in this collection are made with Swarovski Crystals, adding a certain elegance to bag charms, phone cases, and even a cute Pikachu figure. Each item comes with a special Swarovski bag, making them perfect as gifts.

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Name: Swarovski Crystal Pokemon Collaboration
Where: Shibuya Pokemon Center
Date: November 22nd (Friday)

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Items & Prices

Pikachu Figure – 330,000 yen
Bag Charm (Pokeball, Pikachu Tail, Pikachu, Pikachu Face, Pikachu Butt) – 11,000 yen each
iPhone Hard Shell Case for iPhone 8/7 (Pokeball, Pikachu Face) – 33,000 yen each
iPhone Hard Shell Case for iPhone 8/7 (Pikachu Tail, Pikachu Walking Silhouette, Pikachu Running Silhouette, Mew Silhouette, Mewtwo Silhouette) – 15,400 yen each
iPhone Hard Shell Case for iPhone X/Xs (Pokeball, Pikachu Face) – 33,000 yen each
iPhone Hard Shell Case for iPhone X/Xs (Pikachu Tail, Pikachu Walking Silhouette, Pikachu Running Silhouette, Mew Silhouette, Mewtwo Silhouette) – 15,400 yen each
iPhone Hard Shell Case for iPhone 11Pro (Pokeball, Pikachu Face) – 33,000 yen each
iPhone Hard Shell Case for iPhone 11Pro (Pikachu Tail, Pikachu Walking Silhouette, Pikachu Running Silhouette, Mew Silhouette, Mewtwo Silhouette) – 15,400 yen each
Leather Flip Phone Case (Pokeball, Pikachu Face, Pikachu Tail, Pikachu Walking Silhouette, Pikachu Running Silhouette, Mew Silhouette, Mewtwo Silhouette) – 30,800 yen each
Pokemon TCG Leather Deck Case (Pikachu, Pokeball) – 13,200 yen each
Pokemon TCG Leather Damage Counter Case (Pikachu, Pokeball) – 13,200 yen each

※ All prices include tax


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Pokemon Frosty Christmas

Pokemon Center Frosty Christmas

The 2019 Pokemon Center Christmas promotion features a snowy sparkly starry sky themed collection of cute merchandise, perfect for getting into the holiday mood!

Going on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan on November 2nd (Saturday), the release features a couple unique and interesting items including an advent calendar, snow globe, and Christmas ornament shaped chocolate tins.

Pokemon Center Frosty Christmas

There won’t be any mascot plush (which is usual for the Christmas collections) but there will be three plush: Pikachu, Sylveon, and Charmander.

Name: Pokemon Frosty Christmas
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: November 2nd (Saturday)

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Items & Prices

Advent Calendar – 2,530 yen
Ornament Chocolate Tin (Red / Blue) – 770 yen each
Snow Globe – 3,300 yen

Plush (Pikachu / Sylveon / Charmander) – 2,200 yen each

A4 Double Clearfile – 495 yen
Flat Pouch – 1,650 yen
Pen Pouch – 1,320 yen
Ball-Pen – 770 yen
Washi Tape Set – 660 yen
Sticker Sheet – 605 yen
Notebook w/ Sparkle Cover – 825 yen

Hand Towel – 660 yen
Face Towel – 1,320 yen
Hard Shell Case for iPhone 6/6s/7/8 – 2,420 yen

Metal Charm Set – 825 yen
Acrylic Charm Collection (Random) – 550 yen
※ 8 designs total

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Glow Up | Late Bloomer

Pokemon Center Glow Up Late Bloomer Collection

The “Glow-Up” collection includes a variety of merchandise featuring illustrations of Pokemon that have become stronger and more reliable upon evolving.

Hitting Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan October 26th (Saturday), this collection focuses on 8 main glow-up pairs (Dratini & Dragonite, Larvitar & Tyranitar, Bagon & Salamence, Gible & Garchomp, Deino & Hydreigon, Goomy & Goodra, Jangmo-o & Kommo-o, Beldum & Metagross) in super cute illustrations together that will be sure to warm your heart.

Highlights of the collection include: 3 plush of evolved Pokemon hugging their baby forms, mascot plush of the 8 featured Pokemon in their baby forms, a Dratini neck pillow, a Deino hand puppet, and a tissue box cover of Bagon on a roof because where else would he hang out when handing out tissues.

Other interesting items include an hourglass, a Goomy shower poof, and a super cute coffee mug with matching wooden case.

Name: Glow-Up (Late Bloomer)
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: October 26th (Saturday)

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Items & Prices

Huggy Plush (Dratini & Dragonite, Larvitar & Tyranitar, Goomy & Goodra) – 3,300 yen each
Mascot Plush (Dratini, Larvitar, Bagon, Beldum, Gible, Deino, Goomy, Jangmo-o) – 1,320 yen each

Dratini Neck Pillow – 2,750 yen
Bagon Tissue Box Cover – 2,750 yen
Deino Puppet – 1,760 yen
Goomy Bath Poof – 1,100 yen
Larvitar & Tyranitar Hourglass – 2,200 yen
Gible Coin Pouch – 1,650 yen
Jangmo-o & Kommo-o Key Case – 2,310 yen
Coffee Mug w/ Wooden Case – 1,870 yen

Acrylic Charm Collection – 550 yen
※ 8 designs total | blind packaged

iPhone Hybrid Glass Case (iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8) – 3,168 yen
Multi-Phone Flip Case – 3,300 yen

Mini Dice Bag – 495 yen
Dice Bag – 715 yen
Blanket – 3,080 yen
Hand Towel – 550 yen
Face Towel – 1,100 yen

A4 Clearfile Set – 506 yen
Sticky Note Set w/ Case – 770 yen
Sticker Assortment – 550 yen
Washi Tape Set – 660 yen

Charm Set (Dratini & Dragonite, Larvitar & Tyranitar, Beldum & Metagross, Gible & Garchomp, Deino & Hydreigon, Goomy & Goodra, Jangmo-o & Kommo-o) – 770 yen each

Card Pouch – 1,650 yen
Tote-Bag w/ Mini Bag – 1,980 yen
Pouch – 1,980 yen
Tupperware Set – 1,320 yen
Mini Thermos – 2,200 yen
Lucky Egg Chocolate – 770 yen
2-Tier Cookie & Candy Box – 1,375 yen

※ All prices include tax.


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Detective Pikachu Blu-Ray & DVD Set

A Blu-Ray & DVD set of the Detective Pikachu movie will go on sale in Japan October 30th (Wednesday).

A special “Wrinkled Pikachu” plush, based on a famous scene from the movie, will also go on sale at the same time.

Both the movie set and the plush will be Pokemon Center exclusive items.

Name: Detective Pikachu Blu-Ray & DVD Set Release
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: October 30th (Wednesday)

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Items & Prices

Wrinkled Face Pikachu Plush – 2,200 yen
Detective Pikachu Blu-Ray & DVD Set (Normal) – 4,400 yen
Detective Pikachu Blu-Ray & DVD Set (Deluxe) – 7,480 yen

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Ditto Transform! Volume 9

Pokemon Center Ditto Transform Muk Exeggutor Mew Wobbuffet Mimikyu

The very popular Ditto Transform series is returning with new friends to Pokemon Centers around Japan October 12th (Saturday)!

Ditto Transform Vol 9 Plush

Although Ditto might not be the best at transforming into other Pokemon, it’s still pretty cute seeing his attempts.

Ditto Transform Vol 9 Mascot

Like previous releases, there will be 5 featured Pokemon (Muk, Exeggutor, Mew, Wobbuffet, and Mimikyu) in both plush and mascot plush form.

Name: Ditto Transform! Volume 9
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: October 12th (Saturday)

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Items & Prices

Plush (Muk, Exeggutor, Mew, Wobbuffet, and Mimikyu) – 1,320 yen each
Mascot Plush (Muk, Exeggutor, Mew, Wobbuffet, and Mimikyu) – 880 yen each

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October Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

It’s October!!

… And we have no Halloween merchandise this month, although there is one Christmas plush set. Not sure why Banpresto dropped the ball but that’s how it goes, I guess.

Maybe the other plush scheduled for release will make up for it!

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 (raffle) prizes. None of these items are designed to be sold directly through stores and cannot be found in Pokemon Centers with the exception being Pokemon kujis which can be found through Pokemon Centers as well as convenience stores and book stores. Prize items are found primarily in game centers or sold second hand through auction sites, amazon, or other similar resell outlets.

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

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

Have a specific question about Japanese game centers? Drop me a note!


Banpresto Pokemon Type Focus Legendary

Type Focus returns with two Legendary Pokemon themed releases, both of which will start appearing in game centers around Japan October 10th (Thursday).

One set includes 27 cm plush versions of Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.

The other set includes 32 cm plush versions of Latios and Latias.

Banpresto Pokemon HopePita

A new series, called “Hope-Pita” or “Cheek Squish” will have two sets of plush designed to be paired together with their cheeks squished together in a cute hug pose.

Both sets of plush will start appearing in game centers around Japan October 17th (Thursday).

A set of smaller plush, each measuring about 12 cm, will include Pichu, Teddiursa, Plusle, and Minun.

A larger set of plush, each measuring about 24 cm, will include Pikachu and Raichu.

Banpresto Sleepy Time Pokemon

October sees the release of three different series featuring sleepy themed plush, so I guess October is sleepy month for Banpresto. (To be fair, every month is sleepy month for Miki, so I can’t really complain)

From the Kutsurogi Time series comes an extra large Ditto plush measuring about 40 cm. This plush will start appearing in game centers around Japan from October 22nd (Tuesday).

From the Fuwa-Muni (Sleep Talk) series comes two larger sized plush face cushions of Snorlax and Slowpoke, each measuring about 39 cm. These cushions will also start appearing in game centers around Japan from October 22nd (Tuesday).

From the Korotto Manmaru series comes three large plush, each measuring about 26 cm. Slowpoke, Snorlax, and Seel will start appearing in game centers around Japan from October 24th (Thursday).

Banpresto Pokemon Sun Moon

Finally, from the general Pocket Monster series comes two releases.

An extra large Dedenne plush, measuring about 30 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan October 10th (Thursday).

A set of two larger sized Christmas themed Christmas plush, each measuring about 24 cm, will start appearing in game centers around Japan October 24th (Thursday).

That wraps up the releases planned for October from Banpresto!

Will November bring more Sleepy plush, Christmas themed plush, or a mix of both? Stay tuned to find out!

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