First off, a big apology and a confession.
When I first saw advertisements for this promotion, due to the weird font choice, I incorrectly called it “Salko Soda”. It took me a few weeks to realize the name of the promotion is based off of one of the in-game Pokemon items “Psycho Soda” and it took me this long to realize it’s “Psycho” and not “Saiko”, which would be the direct transliteration of the title.
Psycho Soda. Not Saiko. Not Salko. (Although now I can’t un-see Salko…)
At any rate, now the name makes perfect sense! I’m sorry for any confusion I might have caused.
The Psycho Soda promotion came out this past Saturday (May 19th) and did reasonably well, as expected. It’s a super cute promotion, and I love the pop imagery to match the pop theme (or soda for some of you out there).
Psycho Soda Mascot
The promotion featured two mascot plush: one Pikachu and one Eevee.
My personal opinion is that they aren’t quite as cute as they could have been. I like them better in the illustrations vs the translation into plush form. With that said, Pikachu is super adorable, though.
The item I was most surprised with? The memo pad. I knew it was a memo pad and not a notebook but this thing is tiny!
The item I was most excited for? The cups! They did not disappoint.
Believe it or not, I didn’t get either cup although I’m still considering it. I love having cute Pokemon cups to drink out of.
A Pokemon Center promotion staple: the train pass case.
Psycho Soda Earrings
Items we don’t see a lot of: earrings! Each set of earrings comes with either Pikachu or Eevee and a cute Psycho Soda bottle.
Psycho Soda Stickers
Psycho soda stickers! Along with the usual PET sticker sheets, there were also two individual stickers of Pikachu and Eevee.
Another Pokemon Center staple: the foldable mini mirror.
Psycho Soda Phone Case
Phone cases! This is maybe the last promotion to not offer iPhone X Cases. It seems like all Pokemon Center promotions from this point will be offering shell cases for 8/7/6s/6 as well as a separate case for the X.
Psycho Soda had a couple clothing items and bags; not new but not always included in every promotion, so it was a little exciting.
Psycho Soda Clothing
Along with two pairs of socks and two free-size shirts (one Pikachu and one Eevee), there were two bags: a backpack (pictured here) and a shoulder bag (not pictured).
There was also a semi-clear pouch and a similar looking but larger and flatter case, perfect for storing Pokemon Center clearfiles.
Although this promotion didn’t include a cookie tin, they did have this tin case, which has ramune candy inside! Eat the candy and use it as a pen case after.
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report!
Until next time~