September Merchandise Releases

9.6

[TCG] “Alter Genesis” Booster Pack
[TCG] Alter Genesis Pokemon Center exclusive box set
[TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves: Arceus + Dialga + Palkia, Oricorio, Damage Count 10, Damage Count 50, Damage Count 100, Damage Count Party, Kanto 151
[TCG] Deck Case (Arceus + Dialga + Palkia)
[TCG] Rubber Play Mat (Arceus + Dialga + Palkia

9.7

[Pokemon Center] Halloween Festival
[Pokemon Center Campaign] 1 of 2 Halloween Lucario mini art boards distributed for every 4,000 yen spent at Pokemon Centers and Stores (link)
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Halloween menu items start

9.10

[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Extra Large Cushion Plush

9.12

[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus “Legendary Pokemon” – Extra Large Lugia Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Halloween Plush (Pikachu Witch, Pikachu Pumpkin, Raichu Witch, Pichu Witch)
[Banpresto] Gura-burarin Plush (Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series – Large Plush (Eevee, Cubone, Hitmonlee)

9.14

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon Center] Berry Forest Ghost Castle

9.16

[Re-Ment] Atsumete Kasanete Pokemon Forest Volume 3 (Pikachu & Mimikyu, Murkrow, Ditto & Cubone, Pumpkaboo & Litwick, Shuppet & Piplup, Mew)

9.19

[Banpresto] Mogu Mogu Time – Extra Large Slowpoke Plush
[Banpresto] Poke Dakko – Large Plush (Vulpix, Piplup)
[Banpresto] Poke Gyutto – Large Plush (Vulpix, Piplup)

9.20

[Pokemon Center] Osaka DX Opening Promo
[Osaka DX Center] Grand opening exclusive merchandise
[Pokemon Center Cafe] New cafe plush (Pikachu, Squirtle, Meowth) and clearfiles
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Meowth Chirashi dish starts exclusively at the Osaka DX Cafe

9.24

[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper Volume 3 (Pikachu, Metapod, Alolan Vulpix, Bewear, Charmander, Swablu, Dedenne, Lotad)

9.26

[Banpresto] Mogu Mogu Time – Plush (Raichu, Meowth, Gengar, Ditto)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Mini Plush Pouch (Pikachu x 3, Pokeball)

9.27

[San-ei] Big-More Charizard large plush

9.30

[Nanoblock] Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y

Spooky Gengar

Pokemon Center Gengar De Hiyari

Cute Gengar themed merchandise designed to keep you cool in the summer will hit Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan August 10th (Saturday).

Gengar wants to scare all the other Pokemon. Everyone acts surprised and spooked, so perhaps Gengar was successful? But Ditto turned the tables on him and spooked him back!

This original promotion is designed for Gengar fans and includes tons of cute illustrations of Gengar trying his best to be spooky. The merchandise line-up includes tons of items for everyday use, such as clearfiles and lunch bags, as well as a popsicle / candy mold to make Gengar shaped treats!

Gengar De Hiyari

Name: ゲンガーdeヒヤリ?! (Spooky Gengar)
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores
Date: August 10th (Saturday)

Official JP Pokemon Center News Site

Items & Prices

Gengar Plush – 1,620 yen
Gengar Mascot Plush – 1,080 yen

Acrylic Charm Collection – 540 yen each
※ 6 Designs | Blind Packaged

Flip Phone Case – 3,456 yen
iPhone Soft Shell Case (6/6s/7/8) – 2,030 yen
iPhone Soft Shell Case (X/Xs) – 2,030 yen

Cold Pack Lunch Bag – 2,592 yen
Popsicle Mold – 1,836 yen
Clear Pouch – 1,728 yen
Clear Flat Pouch – 1,728 yen

Hooded Towel – 3,240 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen

3 Pairs of Socks for 1,080 yen
(Pikachu, Vanillish, Psyduck, Goomy, Sylveon, Ditto | 23 – 25 cm)

A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
B6 Ring Notebook – 648 yen
Die-Cut Washi Tape – 648 yen
Sticky Note Set – 972 yen
PET Stickers – 648 yen

Metal Keyholder Charm – 648 yen
Dice Pouch – 702 yen
Bottle Holder – 1,620
Thermos – 2,700 yen
Plastic Cup – 648 yen
T-Shirt (Medium / Large) – 3,780 yen
Hoodie (Medium / Large) – 6,480 yen


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Chibi May-June Pokemon Center Releases

There’s been a couple of smaller new merchandise releases between June and July that don’t fit in with a bigger promotion and this post will cover some of them!

Delicious Water Mascot Plush

The Delicious Water Pokemon Center promotion dropped May 18th (Saturday). Some astute observers might have noticed the art style was similar to the previously released Mix Au Lait and Saiko Soda promotions, and you would be correct; Delicious Water was part of this same series, but with a watery twist.

The mascot plush were the most popular from this release, and rightfully so. There was a plush made for each water starter Pokemon from the current 7 Pokemon regions.

Why does only Piplup get a crown? My guess… there is someone involved with Pokemon merchandising who loves Piplup, which explains why he gets so much merchandise while simultaneously not selling well ever. You can push it all you want, Piplup person, but it’s not going to happen (I’m sorry).

Pokemon Center Delicious Water Saiko Soda

Along with the main Delicious Water items, there were a bunch of Saiko Soda stuff as well, including bags and t-shirts.

Pokemon Center Delicious Water

Following in the footsteps of the last Mix Au Lait release, the Delicious Water promotion also included a gacha set with each figure being paired with a mini bottle of water figure.

Japanese Style June

June 16th (Saturday) saw the release of the Japanese Style promotion, featuring a bunch of more traditional Japanese items with a Pokemon twist.

There were a lot of neat items, but some highlights included: a set of four plates, four different 2 plate sets, two different types of bento boxes, super cute chopsticks with Umbreon and Espeon, aprons, and traditional Japanese short pants for wearing outside in summer when it’s hot.

Pokemon Center Neon Color

An unannounced mini Pokemon Center promotion, featuring mostly apparel with a neon theme and aptly titled “Neon Color”, came out June 22nd (Saturday).

Although maybe not too exciting, the set included phone cases, some bags, t-shirts, hats, and a bunch of socks.

Sock designs included: Pikachu,

Chokkori-San June

A new set of Chokkori-san sitting plush came out near the end of June.

This set of 8 plush included: Popplio, Litten, Rowlet, Lillie, Alolan Vulpix, Mew, Mewtwo, and Zeraora.

I love this series because the plush look so cute in their little sitting poses and also they can hold things with their tiny hands!

Eeveelution Pass Case

June 29th (Saturday) had a couple of surprise unannounced releases, one being a set of Eeveelution plush face pass cases.

They’re all cute (and soft!) but Umbreon is my favorite ❤

Ditto Charm Sets

Another June 29th unannounced release – Ditto Transform linking charm sets!

It’s been so long since the last release of these charm sets I forgot they existed, so it was kind of a nice surprise.

There were 6 charm sets in total:

Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon
Furret, Alolan Vulpix, Dragonite
Whimsicott, Gloom, Shaymin
Lapras, Magikarp, Omanyte
Mareep, Electrode, Magnemite
Litwick, Sableye, Misdreavus

Some of these sets make complete sense. Some of them… don’t. But that’s fine! The Pokemon Center can do what it wants as always.

Next Pokemon Center Report will cover the Pokemon World Market release so stay tuned!

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May Merchandise Releases

5.3

[Pokemon Center] Detective Pikachu Promotion

5.10

[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Color Series – Large Plush (Wooper, Squirtle, Glaceon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush (Lapras)
[Banpresto] Detective Pikachu – Large Plush (Pikachu x 2 Designs)

5.11

[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon TCG] Pokemon Baba Nuki Card Game

5.16

[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Hand Plush (Vulpix, Meowth, Growlithe, Pichu)
[Banpresto] Snorlax & Pikachu Sleeping Figure
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyase Large Plush (Snorlax, Quagsire)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus [Stone Evolution Pokemon] Large Plush (Eevee, Vaporeon)

5.18

[Pokemon Center] Delicious Water

5.23

[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush (Raichu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus [Stone Evolution Pokemon] Plush (Pikachu, Raichu, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Large Plush (Pikachu, Meltan)
[Banpresto] Detective Pikachu – Face Cushion (Pikachu x 2 designs)
[Banpresto] Detective Pikachu – Plush Face Pouch (Pikachu x 3 designs)

End of May

[Gacha] Mae-Narae March Figure Part 2 (Boy Pikachu, Girl Pikachu, Dittochu, Psyduck, Clefairy, Mew)

5.25

[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Finger Puppet Figure Volume 4 (Sleeping Pikachu, Arcanine, Shelder, Omanyte, Togepi, Ampharos, Sudowoodo, Espeon, Umbreon, Substitute Plush)
[Pokemon Center] EX Drawing Promo
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Fan Figure Collection
[Pokemon Center] Graniph Shirts Part 2
[Pokemon TCG] Pokemon Type Deck Case
[Ichiban Kuji] Eevee & Melodies

5.31

[TCG] Miracle Twins Tag Team GX Booster Set
[TCG] Tag Team GX Starter Set (Espeon & Deoxys / Umbreon & Darkrai)

Wobbuffet Party + Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

Wobbuffet Party + Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

Before we delve into this week’s Pokemon Center Report, a quick announcement!

Mikitzune Zombiemiki Detective Pikachu Twitter Giveaway

I am currently hosting a giveaway over on Twitter for 1 of 3 plush toys coming out as part of the up-coming Pokemon Center exclusive Detective Pikachu promotion.

To enter, simply follow me (@zombiemiki) and RT this tweet. Entrees are welcome worldwide and the deadline to enter is 8 pm EDT on May 1st (Wednesday).

Golden Week officially started in Japan Monday April 29th, but actually started for most people from the 27th (Saturday). The Japanese Pokemon Center took advantage of this by planning a bunch of releases to coincide with this date so they would have new merchandise on sale throughout the Golden Week period.

Let’s Wobbuffet

Wobb Plush

Banking on the popularity of the Ditto Transform series, the Pokemon Center decided to try it’s luck with everyone being Wobbuffet.

A little weird in my opinion, and it definitely won’t be as popular as Ditto (sales were pretty mediocre) but hey… it’s cute? Maybe?

Not only were there 6 types of plush instead of the usual 5, but they were all much bigger than I anticipated.

Wobb Mascot

Other than that, the Wobbuffet Party promo was pretty standard for Pokemon Center fare, with matching mascot plush for each plush

Wobb Pouch

Plush pouches and bags of Eevee, Pikachu, and Ditto

Pokemon Center Let's Wobbuffet

The always popular Pokemon Center socks (and a bunch of other maybe cute items!)

Mewtwo Strikes Back

Pokemon Center Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

Along with the Wobbuffet release, the Pokemon Center also came out with a couple items for the up-coming Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution movie.

Mewtwo Movie Plush

Most of the merchandise line-up was fairly standard and not too exciting but! There was also a new Mewtwo plush and a life-size Mew plush.

That wraps up this week’s exciting Pokemon Center Report!


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