We got a bunch of exciting announcements today, including more merch scheduled for July 16th since there’s not already enough stuff coming out on that day!
The Pokemon Center is on the ball this time with the next set of Kuttari plush already announced and set for release on the 16th! This Pokemon featured in this set seem a little random, but it seems like a lot of people are excited, so that’s all that matters.
This 6th set includes Absol, Cubone, Growlithe, Jirachi, Quagsire, and Zorua. All Pokemon will have both an awake and sleeping version (similar to the Zorua pictured here) and each plush will retail for 928 yen.
As previously mentioned, the Poncho Pikachu plush returns with a new set of Pikachus dressed up as mega evolved Pokemon! This mini promotion will consist of normal and mascot size plush, gacha figures, and stickers. The Mega Pokemon featured in this set are Mega Ampharos, Mega Diancie, Mega Gallade, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Lopunny, Mega Mawile, and Mega Rayquaza.
Gacha figures will be 300 yen per pull.
Regular sized plush will be 2,376 yen each.
Mascot plush will be 1,296 yen each.
The stickers will be 216 yen each.
The Pokemon Center has a semi bad history of piling a bunch of releases onto one day, creating pandemonium when there doesn’t necessarily need to be any. With a lot of Pokemon Center exclusive goods now getable from multiple sources (including Amazon and their official on-line store), and coupled with buying limits that have been in place for over a year at this point (10 of each new item per person), the chaos probably won’t be as bad as it might have been in the past, but still, prayers go out to anyone challenging the Pokemon Centers on July 16th, as we have more merchandise set for release on that day!
First up, these super cute mini hoodie shaped pass cases! Like most pass cases, they have a tiny slot to conveniently hold your train pass and can be easily attached to your bag with a carabiner clip to keep you from potentially losing it.
You can use them to hold small items. Unlike most pass cases, however, you can reuse the cases to dress up your tiny plushies. Pro tip: these hoodies are a perfect fit for most (if not all) kuttari plush!
Designs for this batch of hoodie pass cases include: Gengar, Pikachu, Raichu, Slowpoke, and Substitute Plush.
Each case will sell for 2,052 yen
Straight from the official Pokemon YouTube account, this new batch of Mega Poncho Pikachu plush has been announced for release on July 23rd! This batch of 7 plush will include Poncho versions of: Mega Gallade, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Mawile, Mega Diancie, Mega Ampharos, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Rayquaza. There is a good chance these plush will be part of a promotion, so more information coming soon!
Starting July 23rd and while supplies last, for every 5,000 yen spent at all Pokemon Centers, stores, customers will receive 1 of these Mega Poncho Pikachu fans.
A Pikachu of the World promotion will be coming out August 6th – more information coming soon!
In keeping the tradition of the summer Pikachu Invasion event hosted at Yokohama’s Minato Mirai, a bunch of Pikachu themed merchandise will be released at all Pokemon Centers and Stores across Japan on July 16th. Do you really love Pikachu? These items are definitely for you!
Pikachu Hat w/ Ears (51~55 cm, 55~59 cm) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Headband w/ Ears (Kids Size) – 1,201 yen
Pikachu Knapsack w/ Ears (Kids Size) – 4,536 yen
Shopping Bag w/ Fastener – 1,058 yen
Pikachu Face Print T-Shirt (130) – 2,700 yen
Pikachu Face Print T-Shirt (S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Facel Print T-Shirt (XL) – 3,456 yen
Pikachu Walky-Chu T-Shirt (130) – 2,700 yen
Pikachu Walky-Chu T-Shirt (S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Walky-Chu T-Shirt (XL) – 3,456 yen
Pikachu Necktie T-Shirt (130) – 2,700 yen
Pikachu Necktie T-Shirt (S/M/L) – 3,240 yen
Pikachu Necktie T-Shirt (XL) – 3,456 yen
Pikachu Carabiner Clip – 702 yen
Pikachu Face Rubber Wristband – 702 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,074 yen
Pikachu Flip Flops (Kids Size: 19 cm / M Size: 24 cm / L Size: 26 cm) – 1,620 yen
Pikachu Tail Mascot Plush – 648 yen
Pikachu Tail Mascot Plush (Female Version) – 648 yen
Dress T-Shirt – 3,780 yen
[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
January Release – Date Unspecified
[Gacha] Can Badge Collection XY&Z (Ash’s Greninja, Braixen, Chespin, Dedenne, Eevee, Mega Charizard X, Pikachu, Sylveon, Zygarde Core, Zygarde Perfect Form)
[Pokemon Center] New Years Monthly Pikachu Set (2 plush = 2,500 yen)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Market
[Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo] New Years Lucky Bags (5,000 yen)
[TCG] Pokemon XY Break Special Card Box (Pikazard X | Pikazard Y) (1 box = 2,500 yen)
[TCG] Card sleeves (Mega Lucario Chu | Mega Slowbro Chu | Mega Sableye Chu | Mega Audino, Mega Altaria, Mega Diancie) (1 pack of 32 sleeves = 362 yen)
[Kuji] Pokemon Card Game Kuji
[Campaign] Distribution start for the second set of Pikachu Mega Campaign illustration cards
[Banpresto] I Love Mew – Large Mew Plush
[Pokemon Center] February Monthly Pikachu
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Time Part 9
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Sketch
[Pokemon Center] 20th Anniversary Clearfile
[Collaboration] Its’Demo Valentine’s
[Gacha] Mega Pikachu Gacha Figures (Mega Altaria, Mega Audino, Mega Lucario, Mega Sableye, Mega Slowbro, Pikazard X, Pikazard Y) (1 try = 300 yen)
[Merchandise] Ash Plush
[Banpresto] I Love Mew – 4 Mew Plush
[Collaboration] Its’Demo Valentine’s (Pikachu Plush, Slippers, and Pair Mascot)
[Banpresto] Charizard Sleeping Bag Pikachu Plush
[MonColle] Reshiram (Overdrive), Zekrom (Overdrive)
[Collaboration] Its’Demo Necklace Restock
[Banpresto] We Meet Again Pikachu Plush
[TCG] Poke-Kyun Collection
[TCG] Premium PokeKyun Box Set
[TCG] PokeKyun Mini Binder Set (Pokemon Center | 7-11 Exclusive)
[Ichiban Kuji] Pikachu Sleeping Bag Collection – Nuku Nuku Style –
[Collaboration] Pre-sale of All-Stars Second Wave plush at Kiddyland starts
This Saturday was not only the start of the Pikachu Mega Campaign and the opening of the Pikachu Mega Shop, but also marked the 1 year anniversary of the Mega Tokyo Pokemon Center. There was a lot going on and this post will cover it all, so get ready for tons of photos!