With the release of Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee a week away, we have a bunch of exciting announcements related to the games.
A bunch of Pokemon Center related campaigns related to the original 151 Pokemon will start from November 16th (Friday).
The official Pokemon Center cafe will be offering latte art of all 151 Pokemon by request, with each latte costing 756 yen including tax.
For every drink ordered, you will also receive 1 of 6 random coasters: Pikachu & Eevee, Ditto, Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, or a special secret design.
Anyone who visits the Pokemon Cafe between November 16th (Friday) and March 3rd (Sunday) – or while supplies last – will receive 1 random Pokemon sticker out of a possible 151.
These stickers will also be given out to all Pokemon Centers customer, 1 sticker per receipt, starting from November 16th (Friday) until February 22nd (Friday) – while supplies last.
Starting November 16th (Friday) and running while supplies last, all Pokemon Center & Store customers will receive 1 original My 151 design shopping bag.
Finally, starting November 16th (Friday), all customers who order from the Pokemon Center’s official on-line store will receive their order in a limited edition box featuring 1 random Pokemon out of the original 151.
The much anticipated volume 2 of the Pokemon Fit or Sitting Cuties series will be going on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from November 16th (Friday).
This release will include the 121 remaining Pokemon that weren’t included in the original Volume 1 release back in July.
The Pokemon in this release are: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Raticate, Spearow, Fearow, Arbok, Raichu, Sandslash, Nidoran♀, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Clefairy, Clefable, Vulpix, Ninetails, Wigglytuff, Zubat, Golbat, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Venomoth, Dugtrio, Persian, Psyduck, Mankey, Primeape, Growlithe, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Abra, Kadabra, Machop, Machoke, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Graveler, Golem, Ponyta, Rapidash, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Magnemite, Magneton, Doduo, Dodrio, Seel, Dewgong, Grimer, Muk, Cloyster, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Onix, Hypno, Krabby, Kingler, Electrode, Exeggcute, Cubone, Marowak, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Lickitung, Koffing, Weezing, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Chansey, Tangela, Horsea, Seadra, Goldeen, Seaking, Starmie, Mr Mime, Scyther, Jynx, Electabuzz, Magmar, Pinsir, Tauros, Magikarp, Gyarados, Lapras, Porygon, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Dratini, Dragonair, and Mewtwo.
Like volume 1, each plush will cost 1,188 yen including tax.
The Pokemon Center, in collaboration with the ceramics brand “Chugaitoen”, will be releasing three ceramic ornaments: Pikachu, Eevee, and Pikachu with Swinub.
These three ornaments will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from November 23rd (Friday).
Pikachu and Eevee individual ornaments will sell for 972 yen each.
The ornament of Pikachu and Swinub will sell for 1,404 yen including tax.
The Pokemon Center’s New Years merchandise for 2019 will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores from November 23rd (Friday).
Note that these items do not include the lucky bags or other related goods that typically come out around New Years – this mini promotion is for items that are used around New Years, such as traditional Japanese decorations and greeting cards.
New Years 1
Eevee Kagami Mochi Plush – 1,728 yen
Pikachu Darumaka Bell Charm – 540 yen
Mini Kadomatsu – 800 yen
Mini Shime-Kazari – 800 yen
Postcard Set – 313 yen
2 Tier Jubako – 3,240 yen
Soup Bowl – 864 yen
Chopsticks (18 cm) – 864 yen
Chopsticks (23 cm) – 1,080 yen
New Years 2
Stickers – 594 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 432 yen
The Pokemon Center will be celebrating the release of Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee with a mini promotion including items featuring promotional artwork from the game.
This promotion will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan from November 16th (Friday).
Pika Vee Plush
Pikachu Plush (Sportswear, PT, Assistant) – 1,944 yen each
Eevee Plush (Sportswear, PT, Assistant) – 1,944 yen each
Pika Vee Mascot Plush
Pikachu Mascot Plush (Flowers, Curly Hair) – 1,080 yen each
Eevee Mascot Plush (Flowers, Curly Hair) – 1,080 yen each
Pika Vee 1
Acrylic Charm Collection (Blind Packaged) – 540 yen each
* 10 designs in total
Mug – 1,296 yen
Flip Phone Case (Pikachu | Eevee) – 3,240 yen each
Half Blanket – 4,104 yen
Microfiber Towel – 735 yen
Pouch (Boy Protagonist | Girl Protagonist) – 1,944 yen each
Nintendo Switch Game Cartridge Case – 1,404 yen
Nintendo Switch Stand w/ Cover – 2,592 yen
Nintendo Switch Smart Pouch – 2,562 yen
Pika Vee 2
A5 Ringed Notebook – 702 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Postcard – 162 yen
A4 Clearfile (Pika Vee | New Adventure) – 260 yen each
Pokemon Card Game Deck Case & Card Sleeves – 1,080 yen
Poster – 918 yen
That covers the announcements for this week!
Good luck to everyone participating in Community Day this weekend through Pokemon Go~
Pokemon Cafe My 151 Campaign
Pokemon Center My 151 Campaign
Pokemon Fit Volume 2
Pikachu & Eevee Ceramic Ornaments
Pokemon Center New Years 2019
Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu & Eevee
[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
This past weekend gave us the much anticipated release of new plush from the popular Pokemon Dolls or “Pokedoll” series, as well as a bunch of other non-plush items with a Pokedoll theme.
Disclaimer: my personal thoughts.
I’ve been excited for this release since the Pokemon Centers put up their teaser posters in their stores. I love Pokedolls (as do a lot of people) and based on those stock preview images, they looked really cute. I love Mew, and as a collector, I was looking forward to this new plush to add to my collection.
And then I saw a non-stock photo and my dreams were crushed. It might be just me, but the nose looked a little weird and some of the faces looked unevenly stuffed, so some looked like chipmunks or Mews that had recent dental surgery. I’ll probably wait and see if there are any in stock when I visit Japan near the end of the year, at which point I’ll be able to spend as long as it takes to see if I can find a Mew face that looks acceptable to me, but for now, just disappointment.
But! Again that’s just my opinion. The other plush (of course) are all adorable! Especially that Snorlax. Everyone who takes naps needs one as a nap time buddy.
Perhaps the most confusing item from this promotion is this… “cushion” or so it’s called. It’s actually closer to a mat that you can roll up and carry around and then sit on, like during a picnic, so I’m not sure why they called it a cushion. It also seems kind of small? I guess as long as you have a small butt, it should be okay.
Pokedoll Promo 1
There was actually quite a lot of interesting items from this promotion, off the beaten Pokemon Center path.
Among the line-up were individual keychain charms of each Pokedoll (plus Pikachu), sticker sets, and clear plastic pouch sets (each set came with a larger pouch and a smaller one).
Of course, we also got dice bags in two designs, because what is a Pokemon Center promotion without a dice bag.
Another neat item: these boxes! You can stack them or put them next to each other or put them far away from each other. They’re small enough to easily fit on a desk. One box can hold a Pokedoll, for size reference.
Pokedoll Part 2
More neat things!
Can cases in two designs~ They’re pretty big so if you have a lot of markers or pens and pencils and erasers and need an easy way to cart them around, the Pokemon Center has your back.
Lunch bags~ When you want to take your lunch to work and look cute at the same time.
A thermos! To keep your drinks at the right temperature.
A card case! Keep your cards in order and out of your wallet.
Memo pads! When a notebook is too big.
More cute stuff! These are actually cookie tins, but look like old-fashioned lunch boxes.
Last but not least… phone cases!
This is the first official Pokemon Center phone case for the iPhone X, so iPhone X users rejoice. More is coming on the horizon!
That wraps up today’s Pokemon Center Report. What were you looking forward to?
Until next time!
To make up for last week’s complete lack of update, the Pokemon Center dumped two large up-coming promotions on us in one night, along with some smaller announcements.
So let’s start off with the most exciting news…
Pokedolls return once again! It seems every time, the Pokemon Center re-invents the Pokedoll line just a little, with a new design and new tags, there is super hype, they come out with a bunch of plush, and then it fizzles out… only to return! Well, we’ve started over once again, except this time not only do we get plush, but we get Pokedoll themed items as well.
This promotion will hit Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan on May 26th (Saturday).
Pokedoll Plush (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Poliwhirl, Gengar, Snorlax, Mew) – 1,296 yen each
Pokedoll Part 1
2-Sided Keychain (Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Poliwhirl, Gengar, Snorlax, Mew) – 648 yen each
Socks (Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Poliwhirl, Gengar, Snorlax, Mew) – 1,080 yen for 3 pairs
SARASA Pens (Pikachu | Black, Bulbasaur | Green, Charmander | Red-Orange, Squirtle | Light Blue, Poliwhirl | Blue, Gengar | Purple, Snorlax | Black-Blue, Mew | Pink) – 194 yen each
Soft Shell Case For iPhone 8/7/6s/6 – 2,030 yen
Soft Shell Case For iPhone X – 2,160 yen
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Set of 2 Mini Storage Boxes – 1,620 yen
Clear Tumbler – 1,512 yen
Plastic Umbrella – 1,620 yen
Foldable Cushion – 1,296 yen
Set of 2 A4 Clearfiles – 497 yen
Cookie Tin w/ Pokeball Print Cookies – 1,054 yen
Pokedoll Part 2
Set of 2 Stickers (Pikachu & Squirtle, Bulbasaur & Snorlax, Charmander & Gengar, Poliwhirl & Mew) – 432 yen each
Foldable Mirror – 1,080 yen
Lunch Tote Bag (Pikachu / Pokedoll Print) – 2,160 yen each
Bento Box – 1,836 yen
Set of 2 Tupperware Containers – 1,080 yen
Pen Case (Pikachu / Mew) – 810 yen each
Set of 5 Campus Notebooks – 864 yen
Memo Pad (Pikachu / Kanto Starters) – 418 yen each
Sticky Note Set – 648 yen
Set of 2 Flat Pouches (Pikachu / Mew) – 1,728 yen each
Mini Dice Bag (Pikachu / Mew) – 702 yen each
Deco Tape – 648 yen
Card Case – 1,404 yen
Next up – Saiko Soda! This original Pokemon Center promotion is a summer themed collaboration between Pokemon and F*Kaori, a graphic designer and animator who works with animation and fashion.
This promotion will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan May 19th (Saturday).
The items in this promo will mainly feature Pikachu and Eevee, however, supporting Pokemon include Litwick, Oddish, Swirlix, Vanillite, and Bounsweet.
Mascot Plush (Pikachu / Eevee) – 1,080 yen each
Salko Soda Part 1
Keyholder (Pikachu / Eevee) – 864 yen each
Earrings (Pikachu / Eevee) – 864 yen each
Socks (Pikachu / Eevee) – 864 yen each
T-Shirt (Pikachu / Eevee) – 3,240 yen each | free size
Plastic Glasses (Pikachu / Eevee) – 648 yen each
MEI Backpack – 8,640 yen
MEI Shoulder Purse – 5,832 yen
Salko Soda 2
Soft Shell Case For iPhone 8/7/6s/6 – 2,030 yen
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
Deco Tape Set – 648 yen
Sticker Sheet – 486 yen
Stickers (Pikachu / Eevee) – 324 yen each
Memo Pad – 540 yen
Pen Case w/ Ramune – 756 yen
Foldable Mirror – 1,080 yen
Salko Soda 3
Pass Case – 1,296 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Pouch – 1,620 yen
File Case – 1,944 yen
A4 Clearfile Set – 497 yen
New clothing from the Pikachu’s Closet line will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan May 19th (Saturday). June is notorious for being a rainy month, and so this set has a beginning of summer vibe to it.
Unlike previous releases, this time individual clothing pieces will be available for sale, as well as a set.
Raincoat Set – 4,104 yen
Argyle Shirt – 1,404 yen
Substitute Bag – 1,080 yen
Marill Bag – 1,080 yen
Last but not least!
New items from Shoko-tan x Beams line of clothing and items (mmts) are scheduled for release late spring / early summer. These items feature a Pokemon cat (plus Weavile) theme.
mmts summer part 1
T-Shirt (Pink / Blue) – 9,720 yen each
Hat (Pink / Blue) – 4,968 yen each
Bag (Pink / Blue) – 4,104 yen each
mmts part 2
Plate – 3,240 yen
Cup – 3,024 yen
That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center merchandise announcements!
Until next time~
Pokedolls (Daisuki Club)
Saiko Soda (Daisuki Club)
[Bandai] Pokemon Doll (Boy Pikachu, Girl Pikachu, Ditto Pikachu, Sailor Pikachu, King Pikachu, Mimikyu)
[Takara Tomy] Pop’n Step Figures (Eevee, Pikachu)
[TCG] Champion Road Booster Pack (SM6b)
[Pokemon Center] Zeraora Plush
[Pokemon Center] “Everyone’s Story” Movie Merchandise
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Rice Bowls (Pikachu, Snorlax)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Pikachu, Rowlet)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Slowpoke)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Leafeon, Glaceon)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Large Plush (Espeon, Umbreon)
[Pokemon Center] Saiko Soda
[Pokemon Center] Pikachu’s Closet – Raincoat Outfit, Argyle Outfit, Substitute Plush Look, Marine Look
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Series – Large Plush (Psyduck, Gyarados, Feebas)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Series – Large Plush (Milotic, Lapras, Magikarp)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Extra Large Plush (Eevee)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Life With Pikachu – Extra Large Face Cushion (Pikachu)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Dolls
[Pokemon Center] Oedo Part 3
[Ichiban Kuji] Pokemon Hey! Pikachu & Friends
[Takara Tomy] Ultra Guardians Plush (Pikachu, Dusk Lycanroc)
[Takara Tomy] Battle Action Plush (Lugia)
[MonColle] Pokeball Collection (Premium Ball, Dive Ball)
[MonColle] Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Groudon, Kyogre
[Bandai] Twinkle Dolly (Eevee, Pikachu, Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon)
[Ensky] Eevee Evolutions Part 2 Paper Theater