[TCG] High Spec “GX Ultra Shiny” Booster Pack (SM8b)
[TCG] “Battle Chatelaine” Pokemon Center original card sleeves
[Munch x Pokemon Exhibit] Distribution starts for Psyduck, Eevee, and Rowlet promo cards.
[Pokemon Center] 2018 Christmas Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Amigurumi Pikachu
[Banpresto] Girlish Pikachu – Large Face Cushions (2 Designs)
2nd Week of November
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Bowling Set
[Banpresto] Poke-Gyutto – Large Plush (Eevee, Psyduck)
[Banpresto] Poke-Dakko – Large Plush (Eevee, Psyduck)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Larvitar)
[Pokemon Center] Yokohama Pokemon Center Renewal Promotion
[Pokemon Center] Pop & Colorful
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Yurutto Figure Collection Volume 2 (Pikachu, Dedenne, Rowlet, Slowpoke, Croagunk, Pyukumuku)
[San-ei] All-Star Collection Volume 9 (Sandshrew, Magnemite, Chansey, Ditto, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Corsola, Phantump, Mawile, Garchomp, Lilligant, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[San-ei] Plush Pouch (Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon)
[San-ei] Squishy Cushions (Munna, Koffing)
3rd Week of November
[Candy] Get Figure Collection – MeleMele Island Adventure (Necrozma, Pikachu, Alolan Ninetails, Brionne, Eevee, Vikavolt, Stufful, Dartrix, Guzzlord, Tsareena)
[MegaHouse] Yura-Yura Pokemon Mansion (Pikachu, Eevee, Alolan Vulpix, Mimikyu, Rowlet, Popplio, Litten)
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Big Fluffy Blanket
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Boston Bag
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus Legendary Pokemon – Large Plush (Celebi, Victini, Jirachi)
[Pokemon Game] Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon Game] Pokemon Let’s Go! exclusive Pikachu & Eevee Nintendo Switch Console
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Fit Volume 2
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet – Girl & Boy Protagonist Pikachu Clothing Sets
[Pokemon Center Campaign] My 151 Campaign starts
[Pokemon Cafe] Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee collaboration menu starts
[Takara Tomy] MonColle EX (Mega Blastoise, Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Mascot ~ Pikachu Panya-San ~ *Blind* (Pikachu Toast, Eevee, Snorlax, Gengar, Slowpoke, Secret)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Mascot ~ Eevee Sabou ~ (Eevee, Pikachu, Snorlax, Gengar, Slowpoke, Ditto)
4th Week of November
[Sega Prize] Eeveelution Wallet (2 Designs)
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Wrist Watch (3 Designs)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Snorlax, Slowpoke)
[TCG] Starter Set (Flareon GX, Vaporeon GX, Jolteon GX)
[TCG] Toys’r’Us Exclusive: Pokemon TCG Sun & Moon – Eevee GX Battle Triple Starter Set
[TCG] Pokemon TCG Sun & Moon Starter Set – Jolteon GX Deluxe Set
[TCG] Eeveelution Pile – Card Sleeves & Deck Case
[Pokemon Center] New Years 2019 Merchandise
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu & Eevee Pottery Ornaments
5th week of November
[Gacha] Cap Characters (Pikachu, Snorlax, Torchic, Mimikyu)
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium LCD Memo Tablet
[Sega Prize] Pokemon Sun & Moon Premium Clean-Up Box (3 Designs)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus Legendary Pokemon – Extra Large Plush (Mew)
[Candy] Pokemon 3D Jelly Candy
I’m surprised the Pokemon site updated today, considering it’s a public holiday in Japan, but they did! The news wasn’t very exciting, but we have a couple extras not from the main site to add in.
New iPhone shell cases will go on sale exclusively through Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from July 28th (Saturday).
July Phone Case
7 Days Story, Ditto, and Pikachu Wood Grain designs are all soft shell.
Pikachu Yellow, Charizard Orange, and Silhouette designs are all hard shell.
All phone cases are available for 6, 6s, 7, 8, and X.
Cases sized for iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8 cost 2,030 yen each.
Cases sized for iPhone X cost 2,160 yen each.
Along with cases, four types of ring grips will also be sold starting July 28th (Saturday).
Each ring grip costs 1,814 yen after tax.
An extra large Snorlax plush will be available for pre-order exclusively through the Japanese Pokemon Center On-Line store.
This plush measures roughly a meter and will cost 32,400 yen after tax.
The pre-order period will start July 21st (Saturday) at 10 am and end September 2nd (Sunday) at 11:59 pm.
In Pokemon Center news, the Yokohama Pokemon Center will be moving from it’s current location in Minato Mirai to Marui City just outside Yokohama station.
The current store location will officially close October 28th (Sunday) at 6 pm. The new Center will open November 9th (Friday).
Last but not least! The 9th volume of the popular Pokemon All-Stars plush series from the San-ei toy company will be released sometime in mid-November 2018.
The main release will consist of their smaller sized plush, including: Sandshrew, Magnemite, Chansey, Ditto, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Corsola, Phany, Mawile, Garchomp, and Lilligant.
There will also be three medium sized plush: Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur.
There will be two larger squishy and soft cushions: Koffing and Munna.
There will also be three types of carabiner clip plush pouches: Vaporeon, Flareon, and Jolteon.
Chansey, Ditto, Magnemite, Phanpy, Sandshrew
Flareon, Flareon Pouch, Jolteon, Jolteon Pouch, Mawile, Vaporeon, Vaporeon Pouch
Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle
That wraps up the announcements for this week!
Until next time~
Pokemon Center iPhone Cases
Yokohama Pokemon Center
Along with the surprise mini-promotions (Trick Battle and Forest Playtime) previously mentioned, a bunch of cute plushies also came out June 18th!
First up, Pikachu explosion! Every summer, there is a series of Pikachu centered events with tons of costumed Pikachus and other related Pikachu goods. This year, the explosion leaked into a mini Pikachu promotion featuring a bunch of items with a Pikachu print.
Perhaps one of the coolest items (in my opinion) is this backpack. It’s a little pricey mainly because it’s double branding (Pokemon and Outdoor) but you’re guaranteed a sturdy bag that will probably last for a while, and even longer than a while if you’re not planning on going hiking with it through, for example, the Australian outback.
Most of the items in this promotion come in either yellow or black, and the backpacks are no exception. While the yellow Pikachus are cute, my preference is definitely in the black. Not only because it’s my favorite color, but I think the print looks cooler white on black. However, if you prefer to stand out in a crowd, the yellow patterned bag is probably more your style!
Another neat item from the Pikachu promotion is this shirt. First off, way longer than I was expecting, especially for a Japanese size shirt! For the record, yes, this shirt also has a black/white variation.
The July Monthly Pair Pikachu also came out on the 18th.
These two Pikachu are beating the heat with their cute swim wear and inner tube!
The best release of the 18th, however, is the 5th batch of the very popular Kuttari series.
This new set of plush included Lilligant
But best of all… CHILLARMY! For those who are new to the Miki(tzune), Chillarmy (Minccino) is my number one favorite Pokemon, and when I saw he was getting a Kuttari plush, I cried tears of joy and could not wait for this release. As with the previous Kuttari releases, all the Pokemon featured in this batch have both an awake and sleeping version, and the tag art differs slightly depending.
My personal Chillarms are on the way, but as soon as I get them, expect a slightly more in-depth review.
Until next time!
On the heels of the Pokemon Sun & Moon update last night, Pokemon came through with an amazing update today.
Information on the up-coming kuttari batch came out with the latest edition of Pokemon Fan, so for those of us who are sneaky and in the know, this isn’t a surprise. But that doesn’t diminish how amazing this kuttari line-up is!!
The Pokemon included in this batch are: Emonga, Lilligant, Marshtomp, Pachirisu, Vulpix…
Looook at the Minccino! How perfect! Awake! Sleeping! Aaaaaaaaa
The 5th part to the very popular Kuttari series will come out June 18th.
As with all Kuttari plush, the Pokemon included in this batch will have both an awake and sleeping version. Retail price is 928 yen each.
A bunch of Pikachu patterned items will also be coming out on June 18th.
Pikachu Pattern Line-Up
OUTDOOR Daypack (Yellow | Black) – 8,856 yen
OUTDOOR Body Bag (Yellow | Black) – 8,424 yen
OUTDOOR Boston Bag (Yellow | Black) – 9,720 yen
OUTDOOR Roll Boston Bag (Yellow | Black) – 8,856 yen
Pouch (Yellow | Black) – 1,620 yen
iPhone 6/6s Soft Case – 2,030 yen
Masking Tape – 648 yen
Lots of Pikachu T-Shirt (Yellow | Black – S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Lots of Pikachu T-Shirt (Yellow | Black – XL) – 3,456 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,074 yen
A4 Clearfile (Yellow | Black) – 260 yen
FRIXION Lots of Pikachu Pens (Black | Red | Blue | Blue-Black | Light Blue | Green | Light Green | Orange | Pink | Violet) – 356 yen each
Pocket Croquis Sketchbook (Yellow | Black) – 432 yen
Pocket Notebook w/ Cover – 820 yen
Kuttari Batch 5
Pikachu Pattern Items
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Charms Vol 2 (Ash’s Greninja, Charizard, Flareon, Jirachi, Jolteon, Lucario, Sylveon, Vaporeon)
[Pokemon Center] New Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Ampharos, Jigglypuff, Magearna, Poliwhirl)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Eevee Sleeping Bag Plush
[Banpresto] I Love Pikachu + Raichu Plush
[Collaboration] Sukiya x Pokemon Figure Straps (Braixen, Chespin, Dedenne, Greninja, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] I Love Pikachu + Plush (Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu)
[TCG] New Card Sleeves (Dual Type Mega Steelix, Fluff-Fluff, Fossils, Shiny Mega Gardevoir)
[TCG] Explosive Fighter / Cruel Traitor Break Expansion Packs
[TCG Campaign] Receive 1 Premium Professor Sycamore card for every 2 boxes of Explosive Fighters and or Cruel Traitor cards bought at a certified Pokemon Card Gym (including the Pokemon Center)
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – July
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Pattern Items
[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Plush (Emonga, Lilligant, Marshtomp, Minccino, Pachirisu, Vulpix)
[Pokemon Center] “Trick Battle” Mini Promotion
[Pokemon Center] “Forest Playtime” Mini Promotion
[Merchandise] Flip Phone Case (Outline | Charizard)
[Collaboration] Sepia Graffiti
[Campaign] Part 1 of the Yokohama Eeveelution Postcard campaign starts
[Banpresto] Pokemon XY&Z – Large Masterball Plush
[Banpresto] I Love Pikachu + Pichu Plush
[Nanoblock] Blastoise, Venusaur
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Gummi Candy
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Graphix Tshirts (Ditto, Magneton, Mewtwo, Pikachu, Umbreon)
[Pokemon Center Campaign] Hiroshima Center 1st Year Anniversary
[MonColle] 2016 Movie Special Pack Vol 1 (Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Shiny Mega Gengar, Zygarde Perfect Forme), Mega Beedrill, Mega Sharpedo, Mega Tyranitar
[Merchandise] Shoulder Pikachu Plush – Girl Version
[Takara Tomy] Great Ball Plush, Master Ball Plush, Pokeball Plush, Ultra Ball Plush
[Banpresto] My Pokemon Collection – Pokemon The Movie XY&Z 2016 (Dedenne, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Shiny Mega Gengar, Volcanion, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY&Z 2016 – Large Plush (Zygarde Core, Zygarde Perfect Forme)