The Pokemon Center dropped all the merchandise on our laps with today’s update, and the release date for everything is the same: July 18th.
One of the most exciting news was this announcement for new Pokemon Center exclusive plush and metal charms. Although most of the Pokemon shown already have plush, this will be the first official plush for Ninetails (and, of course, Hoopa Unbound).
Although not new, we finally have a body shot for the lazy plush. They will look similar to a previously released set of lazy plush, and each Pokemon will have a normal and a sleeping version.
A temporary Pokemon themed cafe will be available for a limited time in Sunshine City from July 18th until August 31st. Exclusive cafe merchandise will be available for purchase at the Mega Tokyo Pokemon Center.
Monthly Pikachu for August also comes out on the 18th! This Sailor Chu looks to be very popular, so don’t expect it to last longer than a weekend.
A mini promotion featuring a “Tons of Pikachu” theme will join everything else in Pokemon Centers on the 18th. The promotion will include hooded t-shirts, tote bag, handkerchief, towel, and a mascot plush that doubles as a music speaker.
Finally, a new Pikachu gacha figure set will also come out on the 18th! These figures are designed to (sometimes) be useful around your desk, such as holding up your cellphone or detangling your headphone cord. The set has 6 figures (pictured) + 6 secret figures. Based on the number of secrets, there is a good chance they will be female versions of the male mains.
It would be nice if we didn’t have days like this where everything under the sun comes out all at once, but I guess I shouldn’t complain (because that Vulpix plush is so cute!!)