After two weeks or so of no news, the Pokemon Center decided to bless us with a couple exciting announcements today!
Pokedex metal charms are back with all the new Generation 7 and Alola Form Pokemon! These metal charms are sometimes the only merchandise certain Pokemon get, so if you tend to like less popular Pokemon, your time has come. The newest batch of metal charms will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan on March 11th.
Overview of Charm Sets
1 Charm (194 yen)
2 Charm Set (378 yen)
3 Charm Set (550 yen)
4 Charm Set (713 yen)
Rattata/Raticate/Alola Rattata/Alola Raticate
Meowth/Persian/Alola Meowth/Alola Persian
Grimer/Muk/Alola Grimer/Alola Muk
Diglett/Dugtrio/Alola Diglett/Alola Dugtrio
Sandshrew/Sandslash/Alola Sandshrew/Alola Sandslash
Vulpix/Ninetails/Alola Vulpix/Alola Ninetails
6 Charm Set (1,026 yen)
Geodude/Graveler/Golem/Alola Geodude/Alola Graveler/Alola Golem
8 Charm Set (1,296 yen)
Pokemon With You returns on March 11th to Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan, coincidentally on the anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. The Pokemon With You series was originally created as a way to raise money for children affected by the Tohoku Earthquake and 100% of proceeds from Pokemon With You merchandise goes to charity, so it’s a nice way to donate and get cute Pokemon stuff at the same time.
The newest batch of metal charms includes a mix of Pokemon, including: Snorlax, Alola Vulpix, Alola Raichu, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, Lapras, Dragonite, and Bewear. Each charm costs 270 yen after tax.
This release includes more than just metal charms! There will also be a rather interesting topiary Pikachu mascot plush (1,080 yen)
A4 size clearfile (260 yen)
memopad with 4 different paper designs (486 yen)
sheet of stickers (486 yen)
postcard (216 yen)
handkerchief (410 yen)
and a cloth dice bag (670 yen)
There will also be a t-shirt available in small/medium/large (3,240 yen) and kids size (3,024 yen) and a planting kit with seeds to create your own mini garden, although there are currently no pictures of either item at the moment.
Finally, we have the Pikachu Easter promotion and associated Pika-Pika Spring campaigns!
The Pokemon Center usually has an Easter promotion every year, with the imagery being spring time and colored eggs. This promotion definitely follows in that tradition, with the highlight being the main Pikachus are girls with the cute heart tail.
Easter Egg Cookies (735 yen)
Pikachu Plush (1,728 yen)
Pikachu Mascot Plush (1,404 yen)
Pikachu Face Cushion (3,240 yen)
Pikachu Ear Hair Scrunchie (1,080 yen)
Basket Style Pouch (1,620 yen)
A4 Clearfile (227 yen)
Mini Sticker Sheet (432 yen)
Easter Eggs (540 yen)
* Each egg contains 1 of 5 possible items: a rubber clip, a rubber charm, an acrylic charm, a metal charm, and a rosette can badge.
Mug with Lid (1,512 yen)
Universal Flip Phone Case (3,456 yen)
Face Towel (1,080 yen)
Hand Towel (540 yen)
B6 Ringed Notebook (2 Designs – 648 yen each)
Skin Cream (1,404 yen)
Paper Labels w/ Case (864 yen)
Bracelet w/ Pikachu Charm (1,512 yen)
Basket Style Bag (3,456 yen)
Masking Tape (648 yen)
Pass Case (1,620 yen)
Cloth Dice Bag (702 yen)
Flat Case (Pink/Yellow – 648 yen each)
Lip Cream (605 yen)
Moving on to the Spring Time Campaigns!
Starting April 1st, for every 5 booster packs bought at a Pokemon Center or Store in Japan (and while supplies last), customers will receive a special Pokemon Egg shaped paper package with 1 of 4 possible cards inside. The four cards are: Turtonator, Passimian, Mareanie, or the super special Easter Pikachu card.
There will also be a special in-game Pokemon egg event running from March 18th until April 9th. During this time period, if you go to a Pokemon Center or Store with a copy of Pokemon Sun or Moon, you’ll be able to receive an egg as a gift containing Mareanie, Passimian, Oranguru, Turtonator, Drampa, or Goomy (because why not Goomy).
Until next time!