[Pokemon Center] 2019 Lucky Bags (Mega Tokyo, Sky Tree, Tokyo Bay, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Pokemon Stores)
[Pokemon Center] Mix Au Lait
[Pokemon Center] Mix Au Lait / Saiko Soda Gacha
[Pokemon Center] Pokedoll Mascot Plush
[Pokemon Center] 2019 Lucky Bags (Sapporo, Tohoku, Tokyo DX, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka)
Second Week of January
[Gacha] Pokemon Mascot Alola Version (Pikachu, Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Raichu, Alolan Vulpix, Alolan Marowak, Alolan Exeggutor, Alolan Dugtrio, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyasare ~ Large Plush (Torchic, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Eevee ~ Cushion (Eevee Winking, Eevee Sleeping)
[TCG] Booster Pack “Night Unison” (SM9a)
[TCG] Melmetal Card Set
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Greninja & Zoroark, Lost March)
[TCG] Deck Case (Greninja & Zoroark)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Growlithe Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus ~ Male & Female ~ Large Plush (Pikachu Girl, Pikachu Boy)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus ~ Male & Female ~ Plush (Pikachu Boy, Pikachu Girl, Nidoran Boy, Nidoran Girl)
[Pokemon Center] Fluffy Little Pokemon
[Pokemon Center] Sumi-e Retsuden (Ink Painting Portraits)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus ~ Male & Female ~ Large Plush (Magikarp Girl, Magikarp Boy)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru ~ Colorful Series ~ Large Plush (Charmander, Dragonite, Flareon)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Squirtle Plush (Smiling, Winking)
[TCG] Trainer Battle Deck: Brock’s Pewter Gym
[TCG] Trainer Battle Deck: Misty’s Cerulean Gym
[TCG] Misty & Brock Full-Size Rubber Play Mat
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Desktop Figure 3 (Dragonite, Lugia, Ho-oh, Pikachu, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, Porygon)
[Pokemon Center] Third Evolution Starter Pokemon Center Plush (Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Meganium, Typhlosion, Feraligatr, Sceptile, Blaziken, Swampert, Torterra, Empoleon, Infernape, Serperior, Emboar, Samurott, Chesnaught, Delphox, Greninja, Decidueye, Primarina, Incineroar)
[Pokemon Center] Eevee x Tamagotchi
[Takara Tomy] Shaymin Plush
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Let’s Go! Shoulder Plush (Pikachu, Eevee)
[MonColle] Shaymin, Porygon, Magikarp, Jangmo-o
[Takara Tomy] Pokemon Let’s Go! Stand Figure Collection
[Nanoblock] Espeon, Umbreon, Mew
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Large Plush (Pikachu, Eevee)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball)
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pre-orders start for Eeveelution pedometers
[TCG] Thunder Spark
[TCG] Special Pikachu 2018 Set (7-11 Exclusive)
[TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves (Mewtwo | Zeraora)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Tropical Sweets
[Pokemon Center] Seasons Pikachu & Eevee – Summer Pair Plush
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Collection ~ Pikachu & Eevee ~
[San-ei] All-Star Plush Collection (Growlithe, Venusaur, Blastoise, Charizard, Azumarill, Petilil, Swirlix, Pachirisu, Teddiursa, Magikarp, Dratini, Gulpin)
[San-ei] Flat Plush Pouch (Mimikyu, Caterpie, Eevee, Wobbuffet, Pikachu, Slowpoke)
[Pokemon Kids] Everyone’s Story Edition (Ash’s Pikachu, Lugia, Eevee, Sudowoodo, Chansey, Totodile, Zeraora, Zeraora Attack Pose)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Korotto Manmaru Plush (5 Designs)
[Bandai] Bath Soap Pokeball Figures (Pikachu, Eevee, Totodile, Chansey, Sudowoodo, Lugia, Tyranitar, Pichu, Zeraora, Smeargle)
2nd Week of July
[Sega] Mini Dust Bin (Pikachu, Mimikyu)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Extra Large Plush (Lugia)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Extra Large Plush (Pikachu)
[Pokemon Center] [Pokemon Center] Hyaku Poke Yako (100 Pokemon Night Parade)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Sudowoodo, Chansey)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Fit Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Ash/Red Sugimoto illustration mini promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Summer Time
[Pokemon Center] Atsumare! Pikachu Figure Collection Sea-Side
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Summer exclusive menu starts
[TCG] Zeraora Special Jumbo Card Set
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pre-orders start for Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary clocks
[Takara Tomy] Small Shoulder Plush (Eevee, Flareon, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon)
[MonColle] Dialga + Palkia Set, Kyogre + Groudon + Rayquaza Set, Zeraora + Cherish Ball Set, Palkia, Dialga, Rayquaza
[Gacha] Pokemon Teacup Time Mascot 5 (Pikachu, Eevee, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Flareon)
[Collaboration] 3 Coins x Pokemon
3rd Week of July
[Sega] Backpacks (Electric, Ghost)
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Big Eraser Figures – Let’s Go to Johto Ver. (Pikachu & Pichu, Hoppip & Skiploom, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Corsola, Slowpoke, Larvitar, Wooper)
[Re-Ment] Terrarium Collection 3 (Charmander, Zapdos, Cyndaquil, Vaporeon, Cerebi, Misdreavus)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Plush (Lugia, Zeraora, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Large Plush (Eevee, Zeraora)
[Pokemon Center] Pokeball Plush Part 2 (Pikachu, Pichu, Umbreon, Espeon, Ditto, Voltorb, Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil, Mareep)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet (Girl Pikachu plush + 2 new clothing sets)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee 7 Days Story
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pre-orders start for extra large Snorlax plush
4th Week of July
[Sega] Pikachu USB Fan
[Kiri-e Series] Glass Chopstick Holder (Mimikyu, Eevee, Alolan Vulpix, Pikachu)
[Kiri-e Series] Hair Ties (Mimikyu, Eevee, Pikachu)
[Kiri-e Series] Hand Towels (Mimikyu, Eevee, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Extra Large Plush (Lapras)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Pikachu Face Cushions (Happy, Angry)
[Takara Tomy] Pikachu Mocchi-Mocchi Pouch
[Takara Tomy] Mocchi-Mocchi Mascot (Pikachu lying, Pikachu standing)
[Takara Tomy] Mocchi-Mocchi Plush (Pikachu lying | Large/Medium/Small, Pikachu standing)
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Girl Pikachu, Ditto Pikachu)
[Pokemon Center] iPhone Cases + Ring Grips
[Pokemon Center] Science is Magic – Pikachu & Eevee Invasion Merchandise
[Pokemon Merchandise] Pokemon Magnet Hooks (Umbreon, Espeon, Female Pikachu, Magikarp)
A new addition to the popular Pokemon Little Tales promotion came out Saturday, April 8th, and everything was as adorable as expected!
I’m a personal fan of this series as I love the art, created by Shinzi Katoh, who has a very unique style. If you’re a fan like me, you can check out his website here.
Every year there is a new set of plush and mascot plush. The plush this year are a boy and girl Pikachu pair going berry picking.
While the mascot plush are a boy and girl Pikachu pair holding little balloons, going to a little party.
This year’s release also included a third plush: a bigger sleeping Pikachu cushion!
There was a lot of stationary related items in this release. Along with a cute stationary set, there were also two greeting cards (with envelopes), four different designs of decoration (washi) tape, a sticker roll featuring 100 stickers divided into 5 different designs, and two sizes of notebooks.
What good are notebooks without pencils to write with? There were two different types of pencils available (KuroToga and Delguard), each with a different illustration theme.
The Little Tales series tend to feature home goods that aren’t generally seen in other Pokemon Center promotions, and this release was no exception. Along with a cute wooden fork and spoon set, three was also a pasta bowl and a set of glass tupperware, as well as a more traditional Center item: a mug with one of the main promotion illustrations (shown in the background of this photo).
The home goods continued with this adorable photo frame and three types of towels. There were two smaller sized towels (hand and face) that were both this purple pattern with the sleeping Pikachus, plus a small bath towel with the berry picking Pikachu artwork.
Another staple of the Little Tales series: fashion merchandise! There was a shoulder bag, pouch, wallet, pass case, and card case all with this same pink background illustration. They’re cute and simple designs that can easily be used in every day life while not being necessarily over the top but also still being cute and Pokemon. The charm point for me is the little Whismur in the window.
More fashion goods! There was an earring set, with one pair of dangling charms and one pair of studs, as well as two different sets of metal charms because everyone loves metal charms.
That concludes today’s Pokemon Center Report! What did you think of this year’s Little Tales promotion?
If there was anything that piqued your interested, you can still place an order via Japan Stuffs to get the items you desire 🙂
Until next time!
[Pokemon Center] New Pokedolls (Rockruff, Alola Raichu, Alola Vulpix)
[Pokemon Center] Big Can Badges – Johto Edition
[Ichiban Kuji] Pikachu & Friends – Happy Beach Time
[Gacha] Pokemon School Backpack Collection (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Eevee, Gengar, Pikachu, Squirtle)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush – Komala
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Large Plush (Jolteon, Sylveon)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Little Tales Part 4
[Pokemon Center Online] 1st Year Anniversary Campaign starts: get 1 of 3 canvas bags for every 10,000 yen spent
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Mew, Mewtwo)
[Gacha] Pokemon Connecting Charms Part 2 (Gengar, Metapod, Mew, Pikachu, Slowpoke)
[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Series Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon The Movie: I Choose You Promo
[Pokemon Center Online] Pre-order period for custom phone case orders starts
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Pokemon Movie Pikachu clearfile campaign starts
[Merchandise] Paper Theater (Pichu/Pikachu/Raichu, Mew/Mewtwo)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Large Plush (Flareon, Vaporeon)
[TCG] “Beyond New Challenges” Power Booster Pack
[TCG] Special Card Set w/ Alola Vulpix promo card
[TCG] Pokemon Card Game Sun & Moon 30 Card Battle Set” – Ash vs Team Rocket
[Pokemon Center] New Pokemon Sun & Moon Plush (Decidueye, Incineroar, Primarina)
[Takara Tomy] Shoulder Pikachu Plush – Sun & Moon Ver.
[MonColle] Moncolle EX Figures (Pikachu, Raichu)
[MonColle] MonColle Get Vol 7 (Meowth, Alola Meowth, Marowak, Alola Marowak, Sandslash, Alola Sandslash + three secrets)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon Large Plush (Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Pokemon Sun & Moon Pokeball Mascot Plush (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Plush (Pikachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time Big Plush – Pikachu
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Huge Plush (Eevee)
[Merchandise] Pokemon Kiri-e Series (Alolan Vulpix, Gengar, Mimikyu, Snorlax)
[Takara Tomy] Mocchi-Mocchi Plush (Marill, Psyduck)
[Takara Tomy] Talky Rotom Pokedex Plush
Tonight’s update includes a lot of info and photos, so let’s get started beginning with the most recent TCG news.
The next booster pack set was announced, with a release date of April 21st (Friday). Called “Beyond New Challenges”, is the second holo exclusive Sun & Moon set (SM2+) and the cards in this set are designed to be used alongside “Awaiting Islands” and “Alola Moonlight” to create stronger decks.
Each booster pack will cost 248 yen after tax and includes 5 random holo cards.
A special card set will go on sale April 21st as well. This set features a promo Alolan Vulpix card that you can only get via this set along with 2 “Beyond New Challenges” booster packs. This set will cost 550 yen after tax.
A two player 30 card deck battle set will also go on sale April 21st. As this set is designed for two people to be able to battle each other right out of the box, there is 2 sets of 30 card decks as opposed to the usual 1 set, and features 1 Pikachu GX card and 1 Mimikyu GX card. The set also includes:
44 damage counters / 2 markers / 1 sheet
2 GX markers
1 Pokemon coin
1 instruction manual
1 players guide
This special two player set will cost 1,782 yen after tax.
As with most (if not all?) booster pack releases, there will be a special card campaign starting April 21st. Customers who buy 20 packs of “Beyond New Challenges” or 1 box will receive 1 Olivia promo card, which you can only get from this campaign.
The ever popular Kuttari Plush series is returning with a brand new array of non-plush (and some plush) items, including a cookie tin, towels, bags, and charms. This mini promotion will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and stores in Japan on April 15th (Saturday).
The fourth installment of Pokemon Tales was also announced, with a release date of April 8th (Saturday). The theme for this iteration is forest living, focusing on Pikachu and their friends everyday forest lives, including little forest parties and picnics. Along with Pikachu, some of the Pokemon included in the item illustrations are: Pichu, Tympole, Bonsly, Hoppip, Skiploom, Clefairy, and a very tiny, hidden Minccino!
The Ditto Transform promotion came out today (March 25th) in Japan, and I already have photos so be on the lookout for the next Pokemon Center Report coming soon!