Hello everyone and sorry for the wait!
We didn’t get a whole lot of announcements this past Friday, but we did get some.
First up, the ever popular (?) Dot Sprite series returns with new merchandise scheduled for release August 16th (Wednesday). Fitting in with the recent trend, a lot of the more exciting items aren’t photographed. Also I question mark popular as the series resurfaces every year but it never seems to be a big seller, so I’m not sure why the Pokemon Center focuses so much attention on it.
5 Pocket Clearfiles (Ash / Yellow / White) – 454 yen each
Die-Cut Notebook (2 Designs) – 702 yen each
Fancy Handkerchiefs (Pikachu / Group / Pokeballs) – 1,944 yen each
Metal Key Holder (Pikachu / Squirtle / Bulbasaur / Charmander / Slowpoke / Pokeball) – 1,404 yen each
Beaded Earrings (Pikachu / Oddish / Gengar / Pokeball) – 3,780 yen each
Set of 3 PVC Pouches (Black / White) – 1,944 yen
Block Style Sticky Notes – 540 yen
MemoPad w/ Box (Pikachu / Group) – 972 yen
Masking Tape – 918 yen
T-Shirt (Pikachu / Gengar / Magnemite / Diglett | Medium / Large) – 3,240 yen each
5108 Necklace (Pikachu Smile / Pikachu Love / Super Effective! / Pokeball / Pikachu Dot Sprite / Pikachu Tail / Kanto Starter Group) – 4,104 yen each
Pokemon Go Merchandise is finally making an official appearance at Pokemon Centers in Japan! These items will be sold in combination with the popular Pikachu Invasion event in Yokohama and consequently, these items will be available through the Yokohama Center only starting August 9th (Saturday). Pre-orders are currently open as well through the on-line Pokemon Center Store.
T-Shirts (Team Mystic / Team Valor / Team Instinct | Kids) – 2,700 yen
T-Shirts (Team Mystic / Team Valor / Team Instinct | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,300 yen
T-Shirts (Team Mystic / Team Valor / Team Instinct | XL / 2XL) – 3,500 yen
Long Towels (Team Mystic / Team Valor / Team Instinct) – 1,100 yen each
Pins (Team Mystic / Team Valor / Team Instinct) – 500 yen each
Can Badge (Team Mystic / Team Valor / Team Instinct) – 400 yen each
iPhone 7 Hard Cases (Team Mystic / Team Valor / Team Instinct) – 2,100 yen each
A comprehensive Pokemon game book will go on sale August 8th (Tuesday) as part of the Pokemon 20th Anniversary celebrations. The book focuses on a side comic that’s been in existence alongside the games since Red and Blue and will include a bunch of comic art, protagonist profiles, world guides, Pokedex information, and other goodies.
There will be a special edition sold only at Pokemon Centers that includes extra artwork.
The normal version will cost 2,700 yen after tax, while the special edition version with extra artwork will cost 5,400 yen.
Last but not least, a special and limited edition Momo-Taro inspired Pikachu plush will be available exclusively at the Okayama Pokemon Store from August 5th (Saturday) while supplies last. This Pikachu, named the Pecha Berry Loving Pikachu, will be sold in conjunction with a local Momo-Taro festival that will take place that same weekend. Momo-Taro himself is a hero from a traditional Japanese story set in Okayama.
That wraps up the news for this week. Stay tuned for a Pokemon Report from this past weekend.
Until next time~