Quick reminder before we get into the news:
I’m still offering Pokemon Center pick-ups until I leave Japan!
The main pick-up page is here.
Click here for Pikachu’s Sweet Treats
Pokedolls, Ditto Transform!, Pokemon with You badges, and more can be found here
Pokedolls return to Pokemon Centers in Japan starting January 1st, 2018!
I’m not sure if this was done on purpose as 2018 is the year of the dog, and in general the Pokemon Center doesn’t come out with animal related merch like basically every other company in Japan does, but let’s pretend it wasn’t coincidental. Pokedolls!
There will be three Pokedolls in total for this release: Midday Lycanroc, Midnight Lycanroc, and Dusk Lycanroc. Each plush will cost 1,296 yen after tax.
New Pokemon Center exclusive plush will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting January 20th (Saturday)!
Unlike most sets, this release will only have two plush and one is Pichu so that’s.. exciting? But the other is… Typhlosion?? Okay, Pokemon Center. A little exciting! Will we get Feraligatr and Meganium at some point? Who knows! Fingers crossed!?
Regional can badges returns to the Pokemon Center January 20th (Saturday) with a collection of Sinnoh region trainers, gym leaders, and their beloved Pokemon companions!
There are 18 badge designs in total and each badge costs 300 yen and are sold blind packaged because of course.
Rainbow Rocket will be doing a take-over of all the Pokemon Centers and stores in Japan starting January 20th and running until March 11th. During this time, special Pokemon will be distributed for the Ultra Sun & Moon games, people dressed as the bosses will make guest appearances at Pokemon Centers around Japan, and there will, of course be Rainbow Rocket related merchandise.
Secret Teams Pikachu Plush
Not officially announced yet through the Pokemon Center website but still exciting are the dress-up Pikachu plush, one for each of the 7 bosses (Giovanni, Maxie, Archie, Cyrus, Ghetsis, Lysandre, and of course, Guzma). I’ll have more information on these Pikachus with the next update happening next year.
Rainbow Rocket Items
The items announced Friday December 22nd that will go on sale starting January 20th include:
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Post Card – 162 yen
Tapestry – 3,240 yen
A5 Ringed Notebook – 702 yen
Clear File – 260 yen
Also not formally announced yet but still exciting… a Giovanni Nendoroid is coming!
Pre-orders will open January 19th (Friday). An actual announcement with prices and a release date will also be forth coming, so stay tuned.
Last and certainly not least: a brand new sweet’s themed Pokemon Center promotion called Pikachu’s Sweet Treats!
This promo, which I strongly feel is this (2018) year’s Valentine’s Day promo, will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores January 13th (Saturday).
Everything featured is adorable and precious and I love it! The theme is, unsurprisingly, sweets, and there is a variety of items from towels to the cute Pikachu pair plush to cookie cutters to a couple different chocolate snacks, and of course much more.
Full Merch Line-Up
Pikachu Pair Plush – 3,024 yen
Sweet Treats 1
Heart Shaped Cushion – 3,240 yen
Keychain Charm – 1,296 yen
Metal Charm Set – 648 yen
Heart Shaped Mug Cup – 1,296 yen
Cookie Shaped Pouch – 1,728 yen
Sweet Treats 2
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Set of Mini Towels – 1,080 yen
Dice Bag – 648 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Place Mat – 540 yen
Mini Gift Bags (Pink) – 540 yen
Mini Gift Bags (Brown) – 324 yen
Mini Paper Bags – 432 yen
Sweet Treats 3
Cookie Cutters – 1,080 yen
Silicon Molds – 1,296 yen
Box of Chocolates – 864 yen
Strawberry Cookies – 810 yen
Pikachu Cups w/ Chocolates – 648 yen
Memo Set – 702 yen
Rolled Sheet of Stickers – 648 yen
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements!
Until next time~