Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon Halloween Time + Ruby & Sapphire PokeCen Plush

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pokemon Halloween Time + Ruby & Sapphire PokeCen Plush

Hello everyone!

Last night, we got some majorly exciting news…

This year’s main Halloween promotion was announced!

Halloween comes super early this year and with almost no warning. The 2017 Pokemon Halloween promotion will drop at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting September 2nd (Saturday), which is technically…next week! (Did August even happen?)

There is a bunch of super cute merch this year and I’m really excited!! Halloween is my favorite time of the year and I’ve felt like the Pokemon Center has semi dropped the ball with the past several promotions. They made up for it this time!

(Before we delve into the excitement that is Pokemon Halloween 2017, a quick reminder: Don’t live in Japan? No problem! All of the Halloween items and more can be ordered through Japan Stuffs!)

Halloween Plush

Plush (Pikachu | Mimikyu | Bewear) – 1,944 yen each

Halloween Mascot Plush

Mascot Plush (Rowlet | Litten | Popplio | Eevee) – 1,296 yen each

Halloween Metal Charms

Metal Charm Sets (Pikachu | Mimikyu) – 918 yen each
Logo Pin – 648 yen

Halloween Merch 1

Set of 2 Mugs – 2,376 yen
Earrings – 648 yen
Plush Mascot Pin – 756 yen
Plush Pass Case – 1,404 yen

Halloween Merch 2

(Thanks to the Daisuki Club updating really quickly with new information, we actually have photos of all the merch from this promo!)

Squishy Mascots (Pikachu | Mimikyu) – 1,080 yen
Die-Cut Memo Set – 734 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
A4 3-Pocket Clearfile – 410 yen

Dice Bag – 648 yen
Pouch (Pikachu on one side, Mimikyu on the other) – 1,944 yen
Hand Towel – 756 yen

Of course there will be blind packaged rubber charms! This set features 9 designs with no secrets, and as always, each charm will cost 540 yen after tax.

As part of the Pokemon Center Halloween festivities that will start with Pokemon Halloween Time and run through October, starting September 22nd (Friday) customers at all Pokemon Center and Store locations will get 1 of 3 random clear art cards for every 2,500 yen spent. These cards are given out on a first come first serve basis and once they’re gone there’s no more, so if you’re in Japan around that time, make sure to stop by September 22nd and spend your cash!

In keeping tradition with the past few years, there will be a secondary Halloween/Gothic themed promotion that will go on sale separately from the main Halloween promotion. “Mysterious Encounters” is set to drop in Japan September 22nd (Friday) and we will get more information on the merch line-up September 8th (Friday), so stay tuned!

Moving on from Halloween… a batch of Ruby and Sapphire themed Pokemon Center exclusive plush will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores September 2nd (Saturday).

The line-up includes:

(1,296 yen)
Treecko
Torchic
Mudkip
Sableye
Plusle
Minun
Gulpin
Banette

(2,160 yen)
Altaria

(2,700 yen)
Rayquaza

Honestly speaking, this batch is maybe a little disappointing just because all of these Pokemon have plush, and in some cases a lot of plush that look very similar if not basically identical to these ones. I know it’s hard to believe, Pokemon Center, and you might want to sit down for this but there are actually other Gen 3 Pokemon besides the ones you have here, and I’m sure lots of fans would have loved those plush. I hate being that person who is all, “give another Pokemon a chance” but … give another Pokemon a chance?!

That wraps up Friday’s Pokemon Announcements!

Until next time~

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Pokemon Halloween Time
Pokemon Halloween Time – Daisuki Club Post
Ruby / Sapphire Plush

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Hoenn Can Badges + Baystars Collaboration + San-ei Pokemon All-Star Collection

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Hoenn Can Badges + Baystars Collaboration + San-ei Pokemon All-Star Collection

The month of semi boring August starts off with a hiccup.

Hoenn Badges

Can badges return to the Pokemon Center, with a Hoenn spin. These badges are separated into two batches, with a different set of people characters and their companion Pokemon in each batch. They will cost about 300 yen each, which makes me think they will be gacha prizes, but there is a small chance they’ll be blind packaged. Either way, you can’t choose which badge you get because that’s the Pokemon Center for you.

These badges will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting August 19th (Saturday).

On the heels of last week’s Sapporo Fighter’s collaboration, we have another sports collaboration in the works, this time with the Yokohama DeNA Baystars. This promotion will go on sale starting August 11th (Friday) and will be sold exclusively through the Yokohama Pokemon Center, the Pokemon Center On-Line Store, and the official DeNA Baystars stores.

Merch Line-Up

Baystars

T-Shirt A (Kids) – 3,240 yen
T-Shirt A (Small / Medium / Large) – 3,780 yen
T-Shirt B (Kids) – 3,240 yen
T-Shirt B (Small / Medium / Large) – 3,780 yen

Acrylic Charm – 777 yen
Long Towel – 1,296 yen
A4 Clearfile – 280 yen
Twin Sticks – 864 yen
Sticker Set – 475 yen

A special Pokemon Go Plus Deluxe Set will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan for 9,234 yen starting August 9th (Wednesday).

This set includes:

– 1 Pokemon Go Plus
– 1 Pokemon Go Plus ring setting
– A set of Pokeball stickers to customize your Go Plus
– 1 Pokeball plastic screwdriver
– 1 Pokeball Anker 10000mAH portable charger
– 1 coin sized battery for the Go Plus

Finishing up this post, two bonus announcements!

The next Pokemon All-Star collection from the San-ei toy company is starting to show up for preorders around the internet. This set is scheduled to be released around November 18th, 2017 and includes 18 plush: Charmeleon, Ivysaur, Wartortle, Piplup, Turtwig, Chimchar, Slowpoke, Machop, Raichu, Flaaffy, Wooper, Lapras, Sewaddle, Budew, Drifloon, Chandelure, Absol, and Banette.

Prices are as follows:

Charmeleon: 1,944 yen
Ivysaur: 1,944 yen
Wartortle: 1,944 yen
Piplup: 1,728 yen
Turtwig: 1,728 yen
Chimchar: 1,728 yen
Slowpoke: 1,728 yen
Machop: 1,728 yen
Raichu: 2,160 yen
Flaaffy: 2,160 yen
Wooper: 1,728 yen
Lapras: 2,160 yen
Sewaddle: 1,944 yen
Budew: 1,728 yen
Drifloon: 1,728 yen
Chandelure: 2,160 yen
Absol: 2,808 yen
Banette: 1,728 yen

There will also be 2 cushions from the Mochi-Fuwa cushion series: Magikarp and Swinub. Both cushions will cost 4,860 yen each.

For the Nanoblock fans out there, new Nanoblock sets featuring Cyndaquil, Chikorita, Totodile, and Pichu, will go on sale near the end of September. Each set will cost 1,026 yen each.

That wraps up today’s Pokemon merchandise announcements.

Until next time~

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Hoenn Blind Packaged Badges
Yokohama DeNA Baystars Collaboration
Pokemon Go Plus Deluxe Set

Merchandise Overview – August

August

[Gacha] Halloween Pumpkin Charms (Pikachu x 2, Mimikyu, Bewear, Gengar)

8.3

[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* Pokken Pikachu Libre Plush
[Banpresto] Large Ditto Plush

8.4

[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Mascot Plush (5 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Large Sitting Pikachu Plush

8.5

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Dessert Plate
[Pokemon Center] Putitto Eevee Collection Volume 1 & 2
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon x Nippon-Ham Fighters Collaboration (Sapporo Exclusive)
[Pokemon Center] Momo-Taro Pikachu Plush (Okayama Store Exclusive)

8.7

[MonColle Get] MonColle Get Vol 11 (Primarina, Machamp, Bounsweet, Golbat, Mudsdale, Jangmo-o)

8.8

[Pokemon Center] PokeSPedia Special 20th Anniversary Art Book

Mid-August

[Gacha] We Love Ash’s Rowlet Collection (4 Designs)

8.9

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Go Plus Deluxe Set
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Go Merchandise (Yokohama / On-Line Store Exclusive)

8.10

[Bapresto] Large Pokeball Plush (Great Ball, Masterball)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends (Piplup, Totodile, Mudkip)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Large Squirtle Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush (Alola Exeggutor, Slowpoke)
[MonColle] 20th Anniversary Set Vol 4 (Sinnoh – Piplup, Chimchar, Turtwig)
[MonColle] 20th Anniversary Set Vol 3 (Hoenn – Torchic, Mudkip, Treecko)

8.11

[Pokemon Center] Yokohama DeNA Baystars Collaboration

8.12

[Ichiban Kuji] Eevee & Flowers

8.14

[Candy Toy] Terranium Collection (Pikachu, Lapras, Snorlax, Bulbasaur, Dragonair, Eevee)

8.16

[Pokemon Center] Dot Sprite Series
[Pokemon Center] Kutani Porcelain Pokemon Plates (Pikachu, Eevee, Gyarados)
[Collaboration] A Bathing Ape x Pokemon T-Shirts

8.19

[Pokemon Center] Hoenn Can Badges

8.22

[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Lapras Plush

8.25

[Merchandise] Snow Slow Life Snowglobe (Eevee, Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon)

8.26

[Pokemon Center] Eevee Collection Part 2
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Plush + Dress Up Clothes
[MonColle] Ash’s Pikachu (Alola Cap Version), Alola Exeggutor EX, Alola Marowak EX

8.29

[Bandai] Pokemon Pokeball Collection

8.31

[Merchandise] Snow Slow Life Snowglobes (Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)

Pokemon Center Report – Skytree + Pikachu of the World + Ditto Transform

The Pokemon Center Report is back with a few previously released promotions!

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A brand new Pokemon Center opened near the beginning of July near the famous Skytree tower in Tokyo. With the logo featuring Pikachu and Rayquaza, it should come as no surprise that a lot of the promotional merchandise featured both Pikachu and Rayquaza. (Check out this previous post for more photos on the Skytree promotion)

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Similar to the Mega Tokyo location, the center piece of the Skytree Center is a statue with the two logo Pokemon, incidentally perfect for taking photos of and with!

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Near the base of the statue is this cute little drawing donated by the Pokemon House tv show cast members.

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Part 1 of the Pikachu of the World series came out August 6th and featured Pikachus dressed up in outfits representing China

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the Netherlands

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England

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the United States

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and Japan.

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This series, which should continue in the near future featuring different countries, includes plush and mascot plush of the five different Pikachus, along with hand towels, cups, and stickers. (See this post for more information)

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The newest Ditto Transform! additions also came out August 6th!

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As with previous releases, each Pokemon was sold in two sizes: normal and mascot. This batch of Dittos included Raichu? Pichu?

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Umbreon? Espeon?

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and maybe Vulpix? They’re all cute but I was a little surprised at how flat Raichu was, which I guess shouldn’t be too surprising as I remember having the same complaint with Pikachu when he was released.

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As an Umbreon collector, I had been looking forward to Ditto Umbreon since the first of the Eeveelutions came out in part 2 and I was not disappointed.

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Last but not least, these pastel petit plush came out a few months back, but I haven’t gotten a hold of photos until now! They look pretty much identical to the previously released petit plushies, but these ones are pastel, so you know, they’re different. This new set includes Dedenne

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Altaria

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Jirachi

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Wailord and (not pictured) Pikachu.

Hopefully we will get some actual merchandise news later tonight!

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Thank you as always to the marvelous Meep for the use of her Pokemon Center photos!

Merchandise Overview – July

7.1

[Campaign] Namco Game Center Summer Campaign Starts

7.2

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Petit Pastel (Altaria, Dedenne, Jirachi, Pikachu, Wailmer)
[Pokemon Center] Pika-Matsuri

7.6

[Pokemon Center] Grand opening of the Sky-Tree Pokemon Center

7.7

[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Korotto Manmaru 2016 Part 1 (Sylveon, Volcanion, Zygarde Perfect Forme, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Volcanion, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Shiny Mega Gengar, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] I Love Pikachu + – Face Cushions (Pichu, Raichu)

7.12

[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Bath Towels (Volcanion, Pikachu/Dedenne/Zygarde Core, Mega Pokemon)

7.14

[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Ash’s Greninja, Zygarde 10%)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Korotto Manmaru 2016 Part 2 (Shiny Mega Gengar, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Zygarde 10%, Braixen)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Can Badges 2016 (Magearna x 2, Volcanion x 2, Shiny Mega Gengar, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Mega Alakazam, Mega Glalie, Zygarde Perfect Forme, Zygarde 10%, Zygarde Core, Pikachu)

Mid July

[Gacha] Gotochi Pokemon Series (Aichi, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kanagawa, Kyoto)

7.16

[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – August
Canceled x[Pokemon Center] Mini Pass Case Hoodies (Gengar, Pikachu, Raichu, Slowpoke, Substitute Plush)x
[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Plush Batch 6 (Absol, Cubone, Growlithe, Jirachi, Quagsire, Zorua)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Invasion 2016 Promotion
[All-Star] Ampharos, Clefairy, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Litwick, Marill, Mewtwo, Minccino, Pichu, Ralts, Shinx, Snorlax, Vanillite, Vulpix, Zorua
[Takara Tomy] Magearna Plush
[MonColle] Movie Special Pack (Magearna, Ash’s Greninja, Volcanion), Magearna, Volcanion
[Merchandise] Battle Action Figure – Mega Charizard X
[Merchandise] Preorders start for New 3DS LL systems (Solgaleo/Lunala, Pikachu)
[Magazine] Pokemon Fan #49
[TCG] New Concept Pack: Mythical + Legendary Dream Holo Collection
[TCG] Zygarde Special Set

7.19

[Collaboration] Pokemon Love Its’Demo Start

7.20

[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Eevee)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* I Love Pikachu + – Large Plush (Pikachu)

7.21

[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Mascot Plush 2016 (Dedenne, Meowth, Pikachu, Wobbuffet, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Snorlax

7.23

[Pokemon Center] Mega Poncho Pikachu Plush (Mega Ampharos, Mega Diancie, Mega Gallade, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Lopunny, Mega Mawile, Mega Rayquaza)
[Pokemon Center] Japanese Style Promotion

End of July

[Gotochi] PokeTabi Series Starts
[Merchandise] Sepia Graffiti Pikachu Plush + Mascot Plush

7.25

[Candy] Pokemon Get Collection (Ash’s Greninja, Shiny Gardevoir, Mega Banette, Mega Gardevoir, Shiny Gengar, Shiny Mega Gengar, Mega Glalie, Mega Salamence, Pikachu, Volcanion)

7.30

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Sketch Part 3
[Collaboration] Its’Demo Surfing Pikachu Mascot Plush, Espeon x Umbreon Mascot Plush

7.31

[Merchandise] Nanobeads: Pikachu/Pokeball, Charmander/Fennekin, Squirtle/Froakie, Chespin/Bulbasaur
[Campaign] I Love Magikarp campaign starts on the JP Pokemon Center Online Store