This week, I finally realized why the Pokemon Center was once again late with announcements (daylight savings, whoops). On one hand, I’m glad I remembered that Japan is now 13 hours ahead instead of 14. On the other hand, thanks for nothing, daylight savings. What have you ever done for me?
For those wondering what happened last week, we can’t blame it entirely on daylight savings; there really wasn’t anything announced merchandise wise. We are, however, back in business this week, although with only one main announcement!
Detective Pikachu Movie Merch
There are couple items that started distribution March 21st (Thursday) in conjunction with ticket presales for the “Detective Pikachu” movie that opens in movie theaters in Japan May 3rd (Friday).
These items are designed to be sold alongside movie tickets and are exclusive to various stores.
Detective Pikachu Movie Ticket
Detective Pikachu Movie Ticket (Pokemon Center, Pokemon Store, Pokemon Center Online Ver.)
Movie Theater Exclusive Memo Pad
Lawson Convenience Store Exclusive Umbrella Set
Lawson Convenience Store Exclusive Pokemon TCG Card Set
Aeon Exclusive Clearfile Set
Tsutaya Exclusive Drink Tumbler Set
The Journeys Pokemon Center original promotion will continue for a second year in a row. For those who forgot, last year’s traveling companion was Lapras – this year, Pikachu will adventure around the Pokemon world with Latios and Latias, with merchandise going on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores around Japan April 6th (Saturday).
Latios Latias 1
Plush (Latios | Latias) – 3,024 yen each
Not Pictured Mascot Plush (Latios | Latias) – 1,620 yen each
Plush Tissue Box Cover – 3,672 yen
Hand Mirror – 1,080 yen
Flip Phone Case for iPhone 8/7/6s/6 – 3,240 yen
A4 Clearfile Set (Starry Skies | Sunset) – 497 yen each
Not Pictured Hand Towel (Latios | Latias) – 540 yen each
Face Towel (Latios | Latias) – 1,080 yen each
Latios Latias 2
Keychain – 1,080 yen
Earrings – 864 yen
Can Badge Set – 1,296 yen
Plastic Glass (Latios | Latias) – 648 yen each
Clear Thermos – 1,512 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Mini Tote Bag – 1,944 yen
Flat Pouch – 1,620 yen
Sticky Note Set – 756 yen
Washi Tape – 540 yen
B6 Ring Notebook – 648 yen
Stickers – 540 yen
That wraps up this week’s Friday Pokemon Announcements!
Until next time~
Detective Pikachu Movie Ticket Goods
Latios & Latias Journeys
[TCG] Cracked Sky’s Charisma Booster Pack (SM7)
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Rayquaza, Steven, Latios/Latias)
[Pokemon Center] Eevee Pokemon Center Plush (Standing, Running, Sleeping)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Part 2
[Pokemon Center] New Era T-shirts & Hats
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Quest
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Marine Style Pikachu (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Summer Style Pikachu Plush
[Banpresto] *NAMCO EXCLUSIVE* Pokemon Sun & Moon – Pikachu Backpack
[Pokemon Center] Life-Size Jirachi Plush
[Pokemon Championships] June 9-10 – exclusive Pokemon Japanese Championship merch
[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper (Pikachu, Eevee, Tangela, Growlithe, Caterpie, Slowpoke, Swinub, Mareep)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Cooler Bag (2 Designs)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Vulpix, Alola Vulpix)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Large Plush (Pikachu, Lugia)
Third week of June
[Sega Prize] Pocket Watch (Charizard, Pikachu, Pokeballs)
[Pokemon Center] Precious Wedding
[Moncolle Figures] Dusk Lycanroc, Alola Vulpix, Pikachu
[Takara Tomy Plush] Zeraora
[Takara Tomy] MonColle Catcher + 12 Magikarp figures
[Bandai] Motion Figures Part 2 (Dawn Necrozma, Dusk Necrozma, Poipole, Xurkitree, Azumarill, Mewtwo)
[Re-Ment] Terrarium Collection EX Alola (Pikachu & Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, Mimikyu, Alola Vulpix, Bewear)
Fourth week of June
[Sega Prize] Premium die-cut Eeveelution bath towel
[Sega Prize] Inflatable pool
[Bandai] Pokemon Rubber Mascot Part 8 (Pikachu, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Gardevoir, Milotic, Chimecho)
[Bandai] Pokemon Sun & Moon Mini Clearfile Part 2 (8 designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Squirtle Plush
[Takara Tomy] Chokkori-San Plush (Nurse Joy, Chansey, Snorlax, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Plush (Eevee, Lugia, Pichu)
[Banpresto] Everyone’s Story – Thermos & Glass Set
[Pokemon Center] Hyaku Poke Yako (100 Pokemon Night Parade)
[Pokemon Center] Poke-Maniac Pikachu Cosplay Plush
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Oedo Part 4
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You can badges
[MonColle Figures] Zeraora, Pikachu & Eevee Set
[Kiri-e Series] Espeon, Umbreon, Eevee, Pikachu, Gyarados
[Bandai] Attack Pose Promotion Figures Part 2 (Dusk Necrozma, Dawn Necrozma, Poipole, Xurkitree, Azumarill, Mewtwo)
[Nanoblock] Chansey, Magikarp
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Friday’s announcements, so I was surprised that not only did we get a pretty neat line-up for part 2 of the Pokemon Center’s 20th Anniversary festivities, but also new Pokemon Center exclusive plush (although three are Eevee so don’t get too excited).
The second wave of merchandise will feature a completely different base illustration from the first wave. Unlike the first illustration which included Shaymin, Pikachu, and the starter Pokemon across all 7 generations, this second illustration includes Pokemon that have been featured on Pokemon Center logos, plus Shaymin and Eevee.
Personally, I’m a fan of this second illustration more than the first, and likewise, I like the items from the second wave a little more than the first.
These items will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan starting June 2nd (Saturday).
Shaymin Squishy Plush – 4,536 yen
Anniversary 2 Part 1
Keyholder – 1,026 yen
A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
Smartphone Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Hard Shell Case for iPhone 8/7/6s/6 – 2,030 yen
Hard Shell Case for iPhone X – 2,160 yen
Pen/Pencil – 648 yen each
Memo Stand – 864 yen
Mug – 1,620 yen
Set of 2 Plates – 3,240 yen
Cookie Tin – 1,296 yen
20th Anniversary 2 Part 2
Ringed Notebook – 864 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Can Badge – 378 yen
Next up – new Pokemon Center exclusive plush!
There will be 3 Eevee plush and 1 life-size Jirachi plush coming out in the month of June.
June Pokecen Plush
The three Eevees (standing, running, and sleeping) will all cost 1,296 yen each and will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores starting June 2nd (Saturday).
Life-size Jirachi will cost 3,024 yen and will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores starting June 9th (Saturday).
A new booster set, “Broken Sky’s Charisma” (SM7) will go on sale starting June 1st (Friday).
Each pack will contain 5 random cards and will cost 162 yen after tax.
A special Pokemon Center exclusive set will also go on sale starting June 1st. As can be guessed by the name, it will be sold exclusively through Pokemon Centers.
The set contains 2 boxes of “Broken Sky’s Charisma” booster packs, 1 set of 64 original card sleeves, 1 deck case, and 1 card box.
The set will cost 10,800 yen after tax.
June Card Sleeves
We get some new card sleeves, too!
Each pack contains 64 sleeves and will cost 777 yen after tax.
Pikachu Closet April 2
Last but not least! Pictures have finally surfaced for the items coming out Saturday April 19th from Pikachu’s Closet.
Raincoat Set – 4,104 yen
Argyle Set – 1,404 yen
Substitute Plush Shirt – 1,080 yen
Sailor Shirt – 1,080 yen
That wraps up today’s report! Until next time~
Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Wave 2
June Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush
[Takara Tomy] Sleepy Friends Plush (Pikachu – Small / Medium Large, Snorlax – Small / Medium)
[TCG] Forbidden Light booster pack
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Lysandre, Poipole, Kalos Girls, Ultra Necrozma)
[TCG] Ultra Necrozma Deck Case
[Kotobukiya] Pre-order for Lillie figure starts
[Re-Ment] Pokemon Terrarium Collection Part 2 (Pikachu & Togepi, Squirtle, Charizard, Psyduck, Cubone & Sandshrew, Articuno)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Porygon Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party – Mini Figure Charms (4 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party – Pikachu Figure ~ Pikachu’s Sweets Collection ~
[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Large Plush (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pokemon With You Charity Goods
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badges (Lucario, Ditto, Vulpix, Latios, Latias, Tapu Lele, Shaymin, Pichu, Dusk Lycanroc, Dedenne)
[Ichiban-Kuji] Eevee & Antique
[Pokemon Center] Tokyo DX Center Opening
Nihonbashi Pokemon Center Cafe Opens
[Takara Tomy] Chokorisan Plush (Ash, Jesse, James, Meowth, Vulpix, Misty, Brock, Psyduck
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Ditto Big Blanket
[Banpresto] Extra Large Korotto Manmaru (Snorlax, Chansey, Meowth)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Ditto Plush
[Pokemon Center] Detective Pikachu Merchandise
[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Extra Large Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tea Party – Pikachu Face Mug (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee’s Easter
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Piplup, Lucario, Croagunk)
[Pokemon Center] Ultra Beast Promotion
[MonColle] Tapu Fini, Poipole, Ultra Ball
[MonColle] Guardian Deity Set (Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini)
[MonColle] Ultra Beast Set
5th Week of March
[Sega Prize] Big Drum Bag (2 Designs)
[Sega Prize] Extra Large Inflatable Stool (2 Designs)
[Sega Prize] 2-Way Illusion Light (2 Designs)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet – Easter Clothes
[MonColle] Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kommo-o
[MonColle] Johto Pokemon Set (Lugia, Ho-oh, Chikorita, Totodile, Cyndaquil)
[MonColle] Johto Legendary Set (Lugia, Ho-oh)
We had a bunch of exciting announcements earlier today and here I am with a recap.
First up: new Pokemon Center exclusive plush are coming out May 20th (Saturday). This set includes the previously announced Cosmog, as well as Pyukumuku and Bounsweet.
All plush will cost 1,620 yen after tax.
If that’s not enough plush for you, we got brand new mascot plush announced as well!
This set will include Alolan Vulpix, Togedemaru, Rockruff, and the previously announced Cosmog. These tiny plush will also go on sale starting May 20th (Saturday) and each plush will cost 1,080 yen after tax.
The Pokemon Graphix series will return May 27th (Saturday) with a third installment, featuring Lucario, Charizard, Suicune, Gengar, Jirachi, and Latios and Latias. The promotion, as usual, focuses on fashion, with a variety of goods such as t-shirts, hoodies, backpacks, and t-shirts, among other items.
Two items of note: the t-shirt and the towel set. Every t-shirt comes with a can badge that features the artwork on the t-shirt. Also, each of the towel sets comes with a little sweatband for your wrist.