The major release for this past weekend was the much anticipated “100 Pokemon Night Parade” or Hyaku Poke Yako (百ポケ夜行) Pokemon Center promotion.
Based on the hyakki yako but replacing traditional Japanese yokai with Pokemon, this summer themed promotion was pretty unique and also included a side series of items featuring traditional Japanese crest designs combined with Pokemon.
The main attraction was the plush: Vulpix, Alola Vulpix, Greninja, and Froslass.
Of the four, I’m the most impressed with Greninja and Froslass. I think they turned out really nice, and of course it’s always great seeing plush made of Pokemon who don’t normally get plush (like Froslass!)
In my opinion, the Vulpix plush turned out cuter in person compared to the stock photo.
I really don’t like the pattern the Pokemon Center continues to use for Alola Vulpix plush, so my opinion here is the nose is wonky as always. Maybe someday they’ll use a different pattern. (A girl can dream).
Most of the items from the promotion featured the main parade illustration, which is gorgeous, so I don’t have many complaints.
The can badges are made of traditional Japanese chirimen crepe fabric, which I thought was pretty neat.
I really loved these stickers! They might have been one of my favorite items from the release.
… along with the chopsticks! Which features the Pokemon Crest themed artwork.
A couple of items featured the two Vulpix crests on one side and a print design of other Pokemon, including Golisopod, Greninja, Mawile, and Froslass on the other.
I like the two Vulpix designs, I just wish they made them a little more different because at a glance, they look almost the same.
Poke Maniac Pikachu
Bonus! In part with the Poke Maniac campaign, Poke Maniac Pikachu mascots and accompanying staff have been visiting Pokemon Centers around Japan.
The super cute Poke Maniac Pikachu plush will go on sale this Saturday~
Pre-order at Japanstuffs.com
Until next time!
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I wasn’t sure what to expect for tonight’s Pokemon announcements, so I was pleasantly surprised with the up-coming promotions that were announced.
The official Pokemon Center Cafe will be offering a special summer themed menu from July 13th until September 2nd.
Along with the special food menu, the cafe is changing their drink coasters to Pikachu, Eevee, Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, and a secret surprise design. Customers who visit the cafe get 1 random coaster for every drink ordered.
Along with the cafe menu, the Pokemon Center will have a food themed promotion, called Pokemon Tropical Sweets, coming out July 7th (Saturday).
Icing Cookie (Pikachu | Eevee) – 594 yen each
Icing Cookie Mascot Plush (Pikachu | Eevee | Snorlax | Alola Vulpix) – 864 yen each
Pikachu Donut Mascot Plush – 1,620 yen
Figure Collection (blind packaged) – 648 yen
Pouch – 1,728 yen
Mini Pouch – 1,512 yen
Mini Tote-Bag – 1,944 yen
Multi Smart Phone Case – 3,456 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen
B6 Ringed Notebook – 648 yen
Memo Set w/ Box – 972 yen
Deco Tape Set – 864 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
Paper Plate – 594 yen
Paper Cup – 432 yen
Drink Holder – 1,296 yen
Glass Mug w/ Lid – 1,512 yen
Stainless Bottle – 2,700 yen
Pass Case – 1,728 yen
Assorted Stickers – 648 yen
Stickers – 648 yen
Picks – 540 yen
Leisure Sheet – 1,512 yen
Black Board – 1,620 yen
A spooky summer themed promotion will go on sale at the Pokemon Center in Japan starting June 23rd (Saturday).
The promotion, called “Hyaku Poke Yako” translates to 100 Pokemon Night Parade and is reference to the “Hyakki Yako” which is a Japanese legend about 100 Japanese yokai parading through the streets at night during summer. The night parade is a popular image in Japanese art.
Hyaku Poke 1
Plush (Vulpix | Alola Vulpix | Greninja | Froslass) – 2,376 yen each
Can Badge Set (Vulpix Set | Greninja Set) – 864 yen each
Wood Strap Collection (Blind Packaged | 6 Designs) – 540 yen each
Paper Theater – 2,376 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
TCG Rubber Play Mat – 2,700 yen
(Not Pictured) TCG Card Sleeves (Night Parade | Pokemon Crest) – 777 yen each
Pin Collection (Gacha | Random) – 300 yen per play
Small Plate (Vulpix | Greninja | Froslass | Mawile) – 1,080 yen each
(Not Pictured) Chopstick Set (Vulpix Set | Greninja & Golisopod Set) – 1,080 yen each
Chopstick Holder Set (Vulpix Set | Greninja & Golisopod Set) – 1,296 yen each
Hand Towel – 1,404 yen
Cushion – 2,160 yen
Japanese Paper Stickers – 540 yen
Mini Poster – 432 yen
Post Card Set – 260 yen
Tote-Bag – 2,160 yen
Noren Curtain (Night Parade | Pokemon Crest) – 3,780 yen each
T-Shirt (Night Parade | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,240 yen each
T-Shirt (Pokemon Crest | Small / Medium / Large) – 3,240 yen each
Short Wide Umbrella – 3,456 yen
Folding Fan (Night Parade | Pokemon Crest) – 2,376 yen each
Tea Cup (Night Parade | Pokemon Crest) – 1,296 yen
Gold Leaf Sticker Set – 972 yen
Dice Bag – 1,296 yen
Sacoche – 2,196 yen
The following items will be released July 13th (Friday).
Mini Figure Collection (7 Designs | Blind Packaged) – 864 yen each
Senbei – 1,026 yen
Wind Chime (Chimecho | Bronzong) – 1,620 yen each
Pokemon Oedo 4
The Japanese style Pokemon Oedo series returns June 30th (Saturday) with three new items. As usual, these items will be available at the Tokyo DX Pokemon Center and the On-Line Center only.
Senbei – 702 yen
Coin Pouch (Poliwhirl) – 4,860 yen
Coin Pouch (Pikachu) – 4,212 yen
Last but not least! Pokemon vending machines will start appearing in select locations.
These vending machines, referred to as “Pokemon Stands” will offer Pokemon Center exclusive merchandise outside of Pokemon Centers and Stores. These Pokemon Stands will also count as “Poke-Stops” for Pokemon Go.
For now, the locations will be: Haneda Airport, Aqua City Odaiba, Ebina Service Area, and Ashigara Service Area. The Haneda Airport’s Pokemon Stand will also offer Haneda exclusive Pikachu Pilot and Flight Attendant plush for sale.
Everything listed here and more | available at Japanstuffs.com~
Pokemon Tropical Sweets
Hyaku Poke Yako
Pokemon Oedo Part 4
[Pokemon Center] Ruby / Sapphire Pokemon Center Plush (Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Altaria, Rayquaza, Banette, Sableye, Gulpin, Plusle, Minun)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Halloween Time
[Collaboration] New Era x Pokemon Hats
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Korotto Manmaru Plush (5 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Extra Large Plush (Ditto Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania! Large Pikachu Plush (Baby Eyes Pose)
[Rement] Pokemon Camping (Blind Packaged)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Big Plush (Snorlax)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends (Psyduck, Slowpoke, Munchlax)
[TCG] “Awakened Heroes” / Ultra-Dimensional Beasts” Booster Packs
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Silvally, Drampa, Tapu Lele, Goliosopod, Team Skull)
[TCG] Silvally Deck Case
[TCG Campaign] Buy 2 boxes of booster packs at a Pokemon Center or store and get 1 pack of 64 original Acerola card sleeves
[Pokemon Center] Magikarp Jump Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Yurutto
[Pokemon Center] 2018 Schedule Books (Pikachu Forest, Pikachu Red, Eeveelutions, Ditto Transform)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Hoenn Gym Badge Collection Preorder Starts
[MonColle] Cosmog, Rowlet (Smiling Version)
[MonColle Anniversary Sets] Unova Starter Pack, Kalos Starter Pack
[Takara Tomy] Rowlet Plush + Ash’s Backpack Set, Cosmog Plush, Dusk Form Lycanroc Plush
[Banpresto] Extra Large Mimikyu Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush (Cosmog, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Plush (Bewear, Meowth, Mimikyu)
[Pokemon Center] Mysterious Encounters
[Pokemon Center] Emifull Pokemon Store Location Opens / Mini Promotion (Ehime Prefecture Exclusive)
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Research – Magnemite –
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends (Axew, Hydreigon, Garchomp)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends Big Plush (Dragonite)
[Merchandise] Pokemon Sun & Moon Ash Plush
[Pokemon Center] Putitto Pokemon Collection Volume 2 (Haunter, Sableye, Banette, Drifloon, Litwick, Gourgeist, Mimikyu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badges (Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Mew, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Snorlax, Dragonite, Lapras, Raichu)
[Merchandise] Nanoblock Sets (Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Pichu)
I’m back with a separate Friday Merch Announcements post to cover the most recent Pokemon TCG news~
Two new booster packs have been announced via the Pokemon TCG website for release September 15th (Friday).
“Awakened Heroes” (SM4S) and “Ultra-Dimensional Beasts” (SM4A) are both normal booster sets. Each individual pack will cost 162 yen after tax and contain 5 random cards.
As a bonus along with the release, special “First Edition” boxes (30 packs of cards) will be sold of each booster set, with each box containing a guaranteed at least 1 SR, HR, or UR card.
Also starting September 15th, for every two boxes (60 packs) of booster packs bought, you will get 1 full deck’s worth of original Acerola card sleeves (64 sleeves). These bonus sleeves will be given out as a bonus while supplies last and will be available at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan, along with the on-line Pokemon Center Store.
These sleeves can only be obtained through this promotion, and the design is incredibly adorable, so don’t miss out!
September Card Sleeves
As with most big TCG releases, five new card sleeve designs will also go on sale in Japan starting September 15th (Friday).
The five designs are:
Team Skull (Zubat + Salandit)
All packs are for full decks with 64 sleeves each and will cost 777 yen after tax.
There will also be a Silvally deck case costing 390 yen after tax.
That wraps up the latest Pokemon TCG news!
Until next time~
TCG Product List
First Edition Boxes
Acerola Sleeve Promotion
The PokeKyun concept pack came out on Friday the 29th and I was there at the Mega Tokyo Pokemon Center, bright and early, for card fun and festivities! The train ride in to the city was especially smushy because for some reason every time trains would go through this one specific station on my train line, the doors wouldn’t open and they literally had to turn each train off and on again, leading to delays upon delays. But I did it for Pokemon!
Aside from the card packs themselves, there were two bonus items that came out on Friday that were card related. Bonus item 1 were these Premium PokeKyun Box Sets.
This display features the contents of the premium box (sheet of stickers, card sleeves, deck box, long box, Shaymin EX card). The cards in the back are samples of the cards that are available through the concept pack.
Item number 2 I didn’t know about until I saw it in person.
This mini binder set is exclusive to Pokemon Centers and 7-11. Each set comes with 1 mini binder to store you cute cards in as well as two packs of PokeKyun cards.
I had to buy one of the binder sets for myself. Here is one side…
..and the back with Diancie.