Friday Pokemon Announcements – Kanto Can Badges + Monthly Pair Pikachu + Ditto Campaign + Sepia Graffiti + New Store

A couple small announcements from tonight’s Pokemon update!


A set of can badges, featuring Pokemon and Trainers from the Kanto region, will go on sale at Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan starting August 20th. These badges will sell for 300 yen each and there will be 17 designs in total. Based on the price, I have a sneaking suspicion these will go on sale as gacha prizes, but either way, they will be blind packaged, so good luck getting the design you want!


Along with the badges, these cute collection binders will also go on sale starting August 20th. These binders will sell for 864 yen each.


Use them to neatly organize your collection of charms and badges!


The September Monthly Pair Pikachu plushies will also go on sale August 20th. These cuties are dressed up ready to celebrate Tsukimi. Male Pikachu is holding a traditional decoration of Japanese pampas grass (susuki) and female Pikachu is holding tsukimi dango, delicious rice dumplings that are eaten as part of the festival.

Each plush pair will sell for 2,808 yen.


The JP Pokemon Center On-Line store will be having a special Ditto Campaign during the month of August. Along with the exclusive sale of an extra big size Ditto plush, customers will get a random Ditto Transform! clearfile for every 2,000 yen spent on the on-line store. As with the previous Magikarp postcard campaign, the clearfile designs will change every week.


Week 1 Designs: Pichu, Raichu, Espeon, Umbreon, and Vulpix


Week 2 Designs: Eevee, Jolteon, Flareon, Vaporeon, Gengar, Poliwag


Week 3 Designs: Pikachu, Clefairy, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle

Clearfiles are capped at 10 clearfiles per order.


Merchandise Overview – August


[Campaign] Tohoku Pokemon Center campaign starts


[Collaboration] Its’Demo bracelets, necklaces, and hair ties


[Banpresto] Lazy Time – Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon
[Banpresto] Lazy Time – Eevee, Glaceon, Leafeon


[Pokemon Center] Hiroshima Magikarp Promotion


[Pokemon Center] Ditto Transform Part 3 (Espeon, Pichu, Raichu, Umbreon, Vulpix)
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu of the World Part 1
[Collaboration] Sepia Graffiti Line-Up Additions
[Pokemon Center Online] Super Big Ditto Plush
[Pokemon Center Online Campaign] Ditto Transform! Clearfile campaign starts
[Collaboration] Its’Demo Sylveon x Eevee Pair Mascot Plush, Espeon and Sylveon Slippers
[Merchandise] Pikachu & Pokeball 3D Jigsaw Puzzle
[Merchandise] Pikachu 3D Jigsaw Puzzle


[San-Ei] Plush Coin Pouches (Electrode, Magikarp, Pikachu, Poliwhirl)
[Pokemon Store] Centrair International Airport Grand Opening


[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Charizard Plush
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Blastoise, Charizard, Venusaur


[Ichiban Kuji] Sleepy Time Kuji


[Pokemon Center] Trainers Collection – Cynthia & Caitlin
[Pokemon Center] Kanto Ver. Can Badges + Pikachu Collection Binder
[Pokemon Center] Monthly Pair Pikachu – September

End of August

[Collaboration] Sepia Graffiti additional items


[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Mascot Plush
[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Large Sleeping Pikachu Plush
[Bandai] Pre-orders start for keyboard Eevee plush

Pokemon Center Report – Kuttari Plush Part 6 + Pikachu Invasion + SkyTree Opening + All-Star Part 3 (and more!)

The marvelous Meep is back in Japan and was able to swing by the Pokemon Center a few days ago to take some photos, and so here we are with a recap update!

This post will cover a bunch of releases from July 16th and a little before, so hold on to your butts and get ready for a mountain of photos.


Let’s start with the July 16th releases! There was a bunch of items that all came out on the same day this year’s summer movie opened in theaters (intentionally because the Pokemon Center loves chaos) including new Monster Collection figures, a new expansion set for TCG, the latest issue of Pokemon Fan, and the start of the pre-orders for the two New 3DS LL game systems, among others. One of those others was the August Monthly Pair Pikachu plush! These two cuties are all dressed up for a fun vacation trip to Alola.


Another big release for the 16th was the return of the Pikachu Invasion items. There were a couple things I was especially looking forward to seeing, and this hat was number one. Look at it! It’s so cute! It’s a hat with little Pikachu ears!


The Center also brought back the very popular headband with Pikachu ears, which is also cute, but for some reason the hat is cuter to me.


The Center previously sold large Pikachu tails that you could clip to your bag or belt, and for this promotion, they sold a female Pikachu version.


…Along with smaller versions of the Pikachu tails, which were available in both male and female versions.


Another of my favorite items from this promotion: the Pikachu backpacks! This one is actually a small pouch that can hold items like maybe your phone if it’s not gigantic, change, your keys, etc.


As well as a larger version you can actually use to carry bigger things. This backpack would definitely make a good accessory for Pokemon Go-ing!


There were also a couple of stylish t-shirts, including this one with a little fake Pikachu tie print down the front.


Friday Pokemon Announcements – Kuttari Part 6 + Poncho Pikachu Part 2 + Japanese Style Merch + Regional Pins + K.Uno Jewelry

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.


Merchandise Overview – July


[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)

Mid July

[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