[Campaign] Namco Game Center Summer Campaign Starts
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Petit Pastel (Altaria, Dedenne, Jirachi, Pikachu, Wailmer)
[Pokemon Center] Pika-Matsuri
[Pokemon Center] Grand opening of the Sky-Tree Pokemon Center
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Korotto Manmaru 2016 Part 1 (Sylveon, Volcanion, Zygarde Perfect Forme, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Volcanion, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Shiny Mega Gengar, Pikachu)
[Banpresto] I Love Pikachu + – Face Cushions (Pichu, Raichu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Bath Towels (Volcanion, Pikachu/Dedenne/Zygarde Core, Mega Pokemon)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Large Plush (Ash’s Greninja, Zygarde 10%)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Korotto Manmaru 2016 Part 2 (Shiny Mega Gengar, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Zygarde 10%, Braixen)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Can Badges 2016 (Magearna x 2, Volcanion x 2, Shiny Mega Gengar, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, Mega Alakazam, Mega Glalie, Zygarde Perfect Forme, Zygarde 10%, Zygarde Core, Pikachu)
[Gacha] Gotochi Pokemon Series (Aichi, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kanagawa, Kyoto)
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – August
Canceled x[Pokemon Center] Mini Pass Case Hoodies (Gengar, Pikachu, Raichu, Slowpoke, Substitute Plush)x
[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Plush Batch 6 (Absol, Cubone, Growlithe, Jirachi, Quagsire, Zorua)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu Invasion 2016 Promotion
[All-Star] Ampharos, Clefairy, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Litwick, Marill, Mewtwo, Minccino, Pichu, Ralts, Shinx, Snorlax, Vanillite, Vulpix, Zorua
[Takara Tomy] Magearna Plush
[MonColle] Movie Special Pack (Magearna, Ash’s Greninja, Volcanion), Magearna, Volcanion
[Merchandise] Battle Action Figure – Mega Charizard X
[Merchandise] Preorders start for New 3DS LL systems (Solgaleo/Lunala, Pikachu)
[Magazine] Pokemon Fan #49
[TCG] New Concept Pack: Mythical + Legendary Dream Holo Collection
[TCG] Zygarde Special Set
[Collaboration] Pokemon Love Its’Demo Start
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Eevee)
[Banpresto] *Namco Exclusive* I Love Pikachu + – Large Plush (Pikachu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon The Movie XY & Z – Mascot Plush 2016 (Dedenne, Meowth, Pikachu, Wobbuffet, Zygarde Core)
[Banpresto] Pikachu Nebukuro Collection – Snorlax
[Pokemon Center] Mega Poncho Pikachu Plush (Mega Ampharos, Mega Diancie, Mega Gallade, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Lopunny, Mega Mawile, Mega Rayquaza)
[Pokemon Center] Japanese Style Promotion
End of July
[Gotochi] PokeTabi Series Starts
[Merchandise] Sepia Graffiti Pikachu Plush + Mascot Plush
[Candy] Pokemon Get Collection (Ash’s Greninja, Shiny Gardevoir, Mega Banette, Mega Gardevoir, Shiny Gengar, Shiny Mega Gengar, Mega Glalie, Mega Salamence, Pikachu, Volcanion)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Sketch Part 3
[Collaboration] Its’Demo Surfing Pikachu Mascot Plush, Espeon x Umbreon Mascot Plush
[Merchandise] Nanobeads: Pikachu/Pokeball, Charmander/Fennekin, Squirtle/Froakie, Chespin/Bulbasaur
[Campaign] I Love Magikarp campaign starts on the JP Pokemon Center Online Store
Surprise Pokemon update today! I guess not so surprisingly since the site was set to update with Pokemon game news anyway, but still! Surprise!
Two new Pokemon themed New Nintendo 3DS LL systems are scheduled to come out November 18th, the same day that Pokemon Sun and Moon drops. Preorders for the game systems will start July 16th through most video game retailers around Japan. At this time, these two designs will only be available in Japan, but there is always a chance the same designs, or similar ones, will be announced later on for sale outside of Japan.
Each system will retail for 20,304 yen after tax and do not come with preinstalled copies of Sun and or Moon.
The Pokemon Petit series returns to Pokemon Centers and Stores on July 2nd with brand new pastel designs! This first batch of pastel plush will include Altaria, Dedenne, Jirachi, Pikachu, and Wailord, and each plush retails for 972 yen.
Along with new Petits, a summer festival themed promotion, nicknamed “Pika-Matsuri” is also coming out July 2nd. Summer festivals in Japan are generally full of fun, food, festivities, and fireworks, and the creators behind this promotion tried to capture that atmosphere in the merchandise and plush.
There were a couple announcements worth repeating from this past Friday’s update.
First up, a second part to the Pokemon Graphix t-shirt series is coming out June 25th. Each shirt design will come in two versions: the shirts on the left will be available everywhere, while the shirts on the right will be exclusive to the on-line Pokemon Center store. All shirts come with a sticker, featuring the same design as the shirt bought, in a tiny transparent pouch. Shirts are 5,184 yen for small, medium, and large, and 5,400 yen for extra-large.
An incredibly cute gummi-themed promotion comes out in all Pokemon Centers and Stores June 25th. Surprisingly enough, for a series of items that are all based on delicious looking candy, there isn’t any actual gummies being sold as part of the set.
A couple new Pokemon Center exclusive plush came out over the past two weekends, along with a second batch of Pokemon With You charms.
First up: the ever popular Pokemon Center plush! So called as, unlike plush produced by Sanei and Takara Tomy, these plush are sold exclusively through Pokemon Centers and Stores.
This newest batch of plush went on sale Saturday, June 4th, and included
and Magearna! Although at first glance, the line-up for this batch of plush seems a little random, actually all of the Pokemon included will have larger parts in the up-coming 2016 summer movie.
Along with the movie plush, a new Psyduck plush also came out May 28th.
Fun fact: Psyduck is Junichi Masuda‘s favorite Pokemon.
I was the most excited for the newest batch of Pokemon With You charms, mainly because I love metal charms and I love the Pokemon With You series.
This batch of charms included…
[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)