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
[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)
[TCG] Cracked Sky’s Charisma Booster Pack (SM7)
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Rayquaza, Steven, Latios/Latias)
[Pokemon Center] Eevee Pokemon Center Plush (Standing, Running, Sleeping)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Part 2
[Pokemon Center] New Era T-shirts & Hats
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Quest
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Marine Style Pikachu (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Summer Style Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Pokemon Sun & Moon – Pikachu Backpack
[Pokemon Center] Life-Size Jirachi Plush
[Pokemon Championships] June 9-10 – exclusive Pokemon Japanese Championship merch
[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper (Pikachu, Eevee, Tangela, Growlithe, Caterpie, Slowpoke, Swinub, Mareep)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Cooler Bag (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Large Plush (Pikachu, Lugia)
Third week of June
[Sega Prize] Pocket Watch (Charizard, Pikachu, Pokeballs)
[Pokemon Center] Precious Wedding
[Moncolle Figures] Dusk Lycanroc, Alola Vulpix, Pikachu
[Takara Tomy Plush] Zeraora
[Takara Tomy] MonColle Catcher + 12 Magikarp figures
[Bandai] Motion Figures Part 2 (Dawn Necrozma, Dusk Necrozma, Poipole, Xurkitree, Azumarill, Mewtwo)
[Re-Ment] Terrarium Collection EX Alola (Pikachu & Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Mimikyu, Alola Vulpix, Bewear)
Fourth week of June
[Sega Prize] Premium die-cut Eeveelution bath towel
[Sega Prize] Inflatable pool
[Bandai] Pokemon Rubber Mascot Part 8 (Pikachu, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Gardevoir, Milotic, Chimecho)
[Bandai] Pokemon Sun & Moon Mini Clearfile Part 2 (8 designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Squirtle Plush
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Nurse Joy, Chansey, Snorlax, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Plush (Eevee, Lugia, Pichu)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Thermos & Glass Set
[Pokemon Center] Hyaku Poke Yako (100 Pokemon Night Parade)
[Pokemon Center] Poke-Maniac Pikachu Cosplay Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Oedo Part 4
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You can badges
[MonColle Figures] Zeraora, Pikachu & Eevee Set
[Kiri-e Series] Espeon, Umbreon, Eevee, Pikachu, Gyarados
[Bandai] Attack Pose Promotion Figures Part 2 (Dusk Necrozma, Dawn Necrozma, Poipole, Xurkitree, Azumarill, Mewtwo)
[Nanoblock] Chansey, Magikarp
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Friday’s announcements, so I was surprised that not only did we get a pretty neat line-up for part 2 of the Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary festivities, but also new Pokemon Center exclusive plush (although three are Eevee so don’t get too excited).
The second wave of merchandise will feature a completely different base illustration from the first wave. Unlike the first illustration which included Shaymin, Pikachu, and the starter Pokemon across all 7 generations, this second illustration includes Pokemon that have been featured on Pokemon Center logos, plus Shaymin and Eevee.
Personally, I’m a fan of this second illustration more than the first, and likewise, I like the items from the second wave a little more than the first.
These items will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan starting June 2nd (Saturday).
Shaymin Squishy Plush – 4,536 yen
Keyholder – 1,026 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Smartphone Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Hard Shell Case for iPhone 8/7/6s/6 – 2,030 yen
Hard Shell Case for iPhone X – 2,160 yen
Pen/Pencil – 648 yen each
Memo Stand – 864 yen
Mug – 1,620 yen
Set of 2 Plates – 3,240 yen
Cookie Tin – 1,296 yen
Ringed Notebook – 864 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Can Badge – 378 yen
Next up – new Pokemon Center exclusive plush!
There will be 3 Eevee plush and 1 life-size Jirachi plush coming out in the month of June.
The three Eevees (standing, running, and sleeping) will all cost 1,296 yen each and will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores starting June 2nd (Saturday).
Life-size Jirachi will cost 3,024 yen and will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores starting June 9th (Saturday).
A new booster set, “Broken Sky’s Charisma” (SM7) will go on sale starting June 1st (Friday).
Each pack will contain 5 random cards and will cost 162 yen after tax.
A special Pokemon Center exclusive set will also go on sale starting June 1st. As can be guessed by the name, it will be sold exclusively through Pokemon Centers.
The set contains 2 boxes of “Broken Sky’s Charisma” booster packs, 1 set of 64 original card sleeves, 1 deck case, and 1 card box.
The set will cost 10,800 yen after tax.
We get some new card sleeves, too!
Each pack contains 64 sleeves and will cost 777 yen after tax.
Last but not least! Pictures have finally surfaced for the items coming out Saturday April 19th from Pikachu’s Closet.
Raincoat Set – 4,104 yen
Argyle Set – 1,404 yen
Substitute Plush Shirt – 1,080 yen
Sailor Shirt – 1,080 yen
That wraps up today’s report! Until next time~
Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Wave 2
June Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush
[Bandai] Pokemon Doll (Boy Pikachu, Girl Pikachu, Ditto Pikachu, Sailor Pikachu, King Pikachu, Mimikyu)
[Takara Tomy] Pop’n Step Figures (Eevee, Pikachu)
[TCG] Champion Road Booster Pack (SM6b)
[Pokemon Center] Zeraora Plush
[Pokemon Center] “Everyone’s Story” Movie Merchandise
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Rice Bowls (Pikachu, Snorlax)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Pikachu, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Slowpoke)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Leafeon, Glaceon)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Espeon, Umbreon)
[Pokemon Center] Saiko Soda
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet – Raincoat Outfit, Argyle Outfit, Substitute Plush Look, Marine Look
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Series – Large Plush (Psyduck, Gyarados, Feebas)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Series – Large Plush (Milotic, Lapras, Magikarp)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Extra Large Plush (Eevee)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Pikachu – Extra Large Face Cushion (Pikachu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Dolls
[Pokemon Center] Oedo Part 3
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Hey! Pikachu & Friends
[Takara Tomy] Ultra Guardians Plush (Pikachu, Dusk Lycanroc)
[Takara Tomy] Battle Action Plush (Lugia)
[MonColle] Pokeball Collection (Premium Ball, Dive Ball)
[MonColle] Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Groudon, Kyogre
[Bandai] Twinkle Dolly (Eevee, Pikachu, Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon)
[Ensky] Eevee Evolutions Part 2 Paper Theater
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet: Formal Clothing Set
[Pokemon Center] Original Charm Keychains (Alola Vulpix, Mimikyu, Cosmog, Solgaleo, Lunala)
[Collaboration] Itoen vending machine Pikachu Invasion blind packaged figure distribution starts
[Nendoroid] Lana Nendoroid pre-order starts
[Candy] Pokemon Get Collection Candy Sun & Moon Part 2 (Primarina, Incineroar, Decidueye, Mimikyu, Pikachu, Mareanie, Bewear, Charjabug, Dusk Lycanroc, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Purapura Charms (Pikachu, Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Plush (Boy Pikachu x 2, Girl Pikachu x 2)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Large Plush (Litten, Rowlet, Popplio)
[TCG] Booster Pack “Ultra Sun” / “Ultra Moon”
[TCG] Premium Trainers Box: Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
[TCG] Card Sleeves: Ultra Sun & Moon, Cynthia, Volkner, Lucario, Lillie, Umbreon & Espeon, Pyukumuku
[TCG] Deck Cases: Umbreon & Espeon, Ultra Sun & Moon
[TCG] Cynthia Rubber Play Mat
[Pokemon Center] 5108 Pokemon Necklaces
[Takara Tomy] Lillie’s Alolan Vulpix Plush 1:1 Size
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Plush – Grass Type (Bulbasaur, Snivy, Chespin)
[Banpresto] Large Snorlax Piggy Bank
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Growlithe, Arcanine)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Tails Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Gardevoir, Wailord, Tapu Lele)
[Re-Ment] Bakery in the Blue Sky
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Large Plush (Girl Pikachu, Boy Pikachu)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* Extra Large Plush – Dress-Up Pikachu (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Water Types (Squirtle, Oshawott, Froakie)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Large Plush (Riolu, Lucario)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Plush and Mascot Plush (Alola Vulpix, Electrode, Absol, Shaymin, Whimsicott)
[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform! Gacha Figures Vol 5 (Magikarp, Lapras, Omanyte, Dragonite, Sableye)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Badges (Sylveon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Incineroar, Decidueye, Primarina, Bewear, Togedemaru)
[G.E.M.] Lillie & Vulpix figure
[Banpresto] I Love Mew Plush (Sitting, Jumping, Sleeping)
[Banpresto] I Love Mew – Extra Large Plush (Mew)