February Merchandise Releases


[Pokemon Center] Earl Grey Cookies


[Banpresto] Pokemon Large Face Cushion (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)


[Banpresto] Gura-Burarin Plush (Charmander, Machop, Ditto, Teddiursa)


[Pokemon TCG] Booster Pack “V Max Rising”
[Pokemon TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves (Cinderace + Rillaboom + Inteleon / Gigantamax Snorlax / Gigantamax Lapras)
[Pokemon TCG] Deck Case (Gigantamax Snorlax / Gigantamax Lapras)


[Pokemon Center] Shibuya Center exclusive skateboard decks
[Pokemon Center] Nonbiri Life


[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Large Plush (Charizard, Dragonite)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Extra Large Plush (Squirtle)


[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Exclusive Plush (Alcremie, Duraludon, Yamper)


[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Plush (Clefairy, Togepi, Munchlax)


[Banpresto] Hope-Pita Plush (Pikachu, Psyduck, Munchlax, Espurr)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Extra Large Plush (Mew)


[Pokemon Center] Mocchiri-Manmaru Collection


[Ensky] Pokemon Paper Theater Cube (Pikachu, Eevee, Snorlax)


[Banpresto] Hokkori Iyasare – Large Plush (Pichu, Luvdisc)


[San-ei] Big More Plush (Tyranitar)
[Maruyoshi] Pokemon Plush Face Pouch (Pikachu, Eevee, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Mew)

November Merchandise Releases


[Nintendo] Zacien & Zamazenta Nintendo Switch Lite Console
[Pokemon TCG] Card Sleeves (Psyduck Eye, Koffing Eye, Magikarp Eye, Porygon Maker, Pokemon Items, Espeon, Umbreon, Pokemon Comic Style, Pokemon World Market, Gengar)
[Pokemon TCG] Deck Case (Umbreon / Espeon, Pokemon World Market, Gengar, Pokemon Comic Style)
[Pokemon TCG] Rubber Playmat (Umbreon / Espeon, Pokemon Comic Style, Pokemon World Market, Gengar)


[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Frosty Christmas


[Bandai Candy] Pokemon Get Collection – Our Friends [Bokura no Nakama-tachi] (Lapras, Pikachu, Grookey, Scorbunny, Sobble, Meltan, Greninja, Latios, Latias, Gengar)
[Re-Ment] Eevee & Friends Dreaming Case Volume 2 (Eevee, Sylveon, Umbreon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceon)


[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Large Plush (Sylveon, Jolteon)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Large Plush (Vaporeon, Flareon)
[Banpresto] I Love Eevee – Extra Large Eevee Cushion


[Re-Ment] Pittori Collection (Pikachu, Eevee, Rowlet, Ditto, Slowpoke, Squirtle, Charmander, Mimikyu)


[Banpresto] Extra Large Christmas Plush – Pikachu


[Banpresto] Pokemon – Large Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Banpresto] Kororin Friends – Mini Plush (Charmander, Absol, Gengar, Chikorita)


[Game Freak] Pokemon Sword & Shield
[Pokemon Center] Galar Pokemon League
[Pokemon Center] Plush (Zamazenta, Zacien)
[Pokemon Center] 1:1 Size Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon Center] Mascot Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[San-ei] Plush Shoulder Pouch (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[San-ei] Mochi-Fuwa Plush Cushion (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble menu items start


[Takara Tomy] Pikachu Plush, Eevee Plush
[Takara Tomy] Scorbunny Plush, Grookey Plush, Sobble Plush
[MonColle] Monster Collection Figure Case (Zacien Ver., Zamazenta Ver.)
[MonColle] Dusk Mane Necrozma, Dawn Wings Necrozma, Ultra Necrozma, Kyogre, Groudon, Pikachu, Eevee, Mew, Mewtwo, Squirtle, Meltan, Melmetal, Gyarados, Snorlax, Zeraora, Charizard, White Kyurem, Black Kyurem, Reshiram, Zekrom, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zoroark, Greninja, Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Takara Tomy] Mini Pokemon Gacha Machine (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble, Zacian, Zamazenta, Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard)
[San-ei] All-Star Collection Volume 12 (Gyarados, Geodude, Smoochum, Ho-oh, Lugia, Elekid, Dragonair, Happiny, Whimsicott, Joltik, Sableye, Caterpie)
[San-ei] All-Star Mochi-Fuwa Cushion Plush (Goomy, Quagsire)


[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Large Plush (Jigglypuff, Lapras)
[Banpresto] Kutsurogi Time – Extra Large Plush (Dragonite)


[Takara Tomy] Kuta-Kuta Plush | Small (Eevee, Snorlax, Mew, Pikachu)
[Takara Tomy] Kuta-Kuta Plush | Medium (Eevee, Snorlax, Mew)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Elastic Band Mascot Plush (Vulpix, Psyduck, Geodude, Cubone)


[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Shibuya grand opening
[Pokemon Center] Graffiti Art
[Pokemon Center] Nintendo Store / Pokemon Center collaboration collection
[Pokemon Center] Swarovski collaboration


[Kiri-e Series] Acrylic Keychain (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)


[Pokemon TCG] Starter Set (Fighting, Electric, Water, Fire, Grass)


[Pokemon Center] Ceramic Ornaments (Raichu, Pikachu & Marill, Pikachu, Squirtle)
[POLYGLO] Pokemon Mini Collection (Pikachu, Slowpoke, Gengar, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur)
[Bandai Candy] Pokemon Kids Figures – New Pokemon Get! Ver. [Shin Pokemon Get Da Ze!] (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble, Lucario, Braviary, Greninja, Meltan, Melmetal, Naganadel)
[Nanoblock] Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble

August Banpresto Pokemon Prize Overview

It might be closing in on the end of summer and beginning of fall but the releases from Banpresto are not slowing down for the month of August.

The surprise non-plush releases for August are smaller plastic figures. Otherwise, everything else is pretty standard for Banpresto and Pokemon with new stuff coming from Pokemon Tsuretette, Korotto Manmaru, Pikachu & Mimikyu Mania, the general Pokemon Sun & Moon series, and more from I Love Gengar (or as they write it in Japanese, I Love Gangar)

What is Banpresto?

Banpresto is a company that manufactures plush, figures, towels, glasses, and other items to be used as prizes for claw machines in game centers as well as kuji prizes. None of these items are designed to be sold directly through stores and cannot be found in Pokemon Centers. Note that the exception to this are Pokemon kujis, however even in this case, you have to win the prizes; you can’t buy the prize you want directly. Typically, you can find these prize items in game centers or sold second hand through auction sites, amazon, or other similar stores.

Most Pokemon releases from Banpresto drop on Tuesday or Thursday, with occasional releases on Friday. Ichiban Kuji generally goes on sale on Saturdays.

Some of the bigger name game centers in Japan include: Adores, Sega, Round 1, Namco, and Taito Station. Keep in mind, not all game center locations stock all prizes.

Pokemon Banpresto Mimikyu Pikachu Mania

Pikachu and Mimikyu Mania prizes continue into August. Both releases come out August 9th (Friday), which is about halfway through the Pikachu Outbreak event held annually in Yokohama. Win a cute plush and bring it with you to watch the Pikachu parades!

The two face cushions (Pikachu and Mimikyu) measure about 33 cm across.

The four smaller Pikachu plush measure about 12 cm high.

Pokemon Tsuretette Banpresto

The Pokemon Tsuretette (Pokemon Pal) series continues into August with two releases.

Larger sized plush of Squirtle and Snorlax (each measuring about 26 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 22nd (Thursday).

Smaller sized plush of Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Growlithe, and Togepi (each measuring about 14 cm) will also start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 22nd (Thursday).

Pokemon Banpresto Korotto Manmaru I Love Gengar

From the I Love Gengar (Gangar) series comes two larger sized Gengar plush (each measuring about 20 cm – he is a chunky boi) which will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 22nd (Thursday).

Continuing the Colorful mini series from Korotto Manmaru, black themed larger plush (Umbreon, Starly, and Banette – each measuring about 23 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 22nd (Thursday).

Pokemon Sun & Moon Banpresto XL Plush Pikachu Pichu

The two XL size plush coming out for August are Witch Hat Pikachu (getting ready for Halloween early) and Pichu from the Mogu-Mogu Time (Snack Time) series.

Pichu (measuring about 30 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 8th (Thursday).

Pikachu (measuring about 31 cm) will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 20th (Tuesday).

Pokemon Sun & Moon Banpresto

Last but not least – from the general Pokemon Sun & Moon Banpresto series:

A collection of smaller sized plastic figures of Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Pikachu, and Eevee (each measuring about 4 cm), will start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 8th (Thursday).

Squishy Pokeballs, each measuring about 9 cm, will also start appearing in game centers around Japan from August 8th (Thursday).

That wraps up all the Banpresto releases for the month of August.

We should start seeing more Halloween themed stuff in September, so get hyped (if you’re into Halloween!)

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August Merchandise Releases


[TCG] “Dream League” Booster Pack
[TCG] Card Sleeves – Lillie Flute, N
[TCG] Collection File – Old Book Design
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Trainers
[Pokemon Center On-Line] 1:1 Mareep Plush pre-orders start


[Takara Tomy] Nee, Uchi Pika (Talky Pikachu Figure)


[Event] Pikachu Outbreak event starts in Yokohama
[Event] Pop-up Cafe & Drink Stand starts in Yokohama


[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Soft Figures (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Pikachu, Eevee)
[Banpresto] Mogu-Mogu Time – Extra Large Plush (Pichu)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Squeezy Pokeballs (Pokeball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Masterball)


[Banpresto] Pikachu Mania – Plush (Pikachu x 4 designs)
[Banpresto] Pikachu & Mimikyu Mania – Face Cushions (Pikachu, Mimikyu)


[Pokemon Center] Spooky Gengar
[Pokemon Center Cafe] New menu items: Snorlax Naptime Lunch Plate / Pokeball Dessert Bowl


[Pokemon Center] Anna Sui Collaboration


[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Witch Hat Pikachu)


[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Large Plush (Happy, Sleeping)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series – Black – Large Plush (Umbreon, Starly, Banette)
[Banpresto] Tsuretette – Large Plush (Squirtle, Snorlax)
[Banpresto] Tsuretette – Plush (Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Growlithe, Togepi)


[Pokemon BigMore] Lapras Plush


[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Researcher


[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Trainers (iPhone Cases + Plush)
[Pokemon Center On-Line] Kotobukiya Elesa figure pre-order starts
[Eskei] Pokemon Shiny Jewel Rubber Mascot (Pikachu, Eevee, Piplup, Flaaffy, Plusle & Minun, Espurr, Whimsicott)
[Eskei] Pikachu & Sweets Charm Collection (Ice Cream, Donuts, Chocolate, Macarons, Pudding, Lollipop, Cupcake)

Spooky Gengar

Pokemon Center Gengar De Hiyari

Cute Gengar themed merchandise designed to keep you cool in the summer will hit Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan August 10th (Saturday).

Gengar wants to scare all the other Pokemon. Everyone acts surprised and spooked, so perhaps Gengar was successful? But Ditto turned the tables on him and spooked him back!

This original promotion is designed for Gengar fans and includes tons of cute illustrations of Gengar trying his best to be spooky. The merchandise line-up includes tons of items for everyday use, such as clearfiles and lunch bags, as well as a popsicle / candy mold to make Gengar shaped treats!

Gengar De Hiyari

Name: ゲンガーdeヒヤリ?! (Spooky Gengar)
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores
Date: August 10th (Saturday)

Official JP Pokemon Center News Site

Items & Prices

Gengar Plush – 1,620 yen
Gengar Mascot Plush – 1,080 yen

Acrylic Charm Collection – 540 yen each
※ 6 Designs | Blind Packaged

Flip Phone Case – 3,456 yen
iPhone Soft Shell Case (6/6s/7/8) – 2,030 yen
iPhone Soft Shell Case (X/Xs) – 2,030 yen

Cold Pack Lunch Bag – 2,592 yen
Popsicle Mold – 1,836 yen
Clear Pouch – 1,728 yen
Clear Flat Pouch – 1,728 yen

Hooded Towel – 3,240 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Face Towel – 1,080 yen

3 Pairs of Socks for 1,080 yen
(Pikachu, Vanillish, Psyduck, Goomy, Sylveon, Ditto | 23 – 25 cm)

A4 Clearfile – 260 yen
B6 Ring Notebook – 648 yen
Die-Cut Washi Tape – 648 yen
Sticky Note Set – 972 yen
PET Stickers – 648 yen

Metal Keyholder Charm – 648 yen
Dice Pouch – 702 yen
Bottle Holder – 1,620
Thermos – 2,700 yen
Plastic Cup – 648 yen
T-Shirt (Medium / Large) – 3,780 yen
Hoodie (Medium / Large) – 6,480 yen

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