September Merchandise Releases


[TCG] “Alter Genesis” Booster Pack
[TCG] Alter Genesis Pokemon Center exclusive box set
[TCG] Pokemon Center Card Sleeves: Arceus + Dialga + Palkia, Oricorio, Damage Count 10, Damage Count 50, Damage Count 100, Damage Count Party, Kanto 151
[TCG] Deck Case (Arceus + Dialga + Palkia)
[TCG] Rubber Play Mat (Arceus + Dialga + Palkia


[Pokemon Center] Halloween Festival
[Pokemon Center Campaign] 1 of 2 Halloween Lucario mini art boards distributed for every 4,000 yen spent at Pokemon Centers and Stores (link)
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Halloween menu items start


[Banpresto] I Love Gengar – Extra Large Cushion Plush


[Banpresto] Pokemon Focus “Legendary Pokemon” – Extra Large Lugia Plush
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Halloween Plush (Pikachu Witch, Pikachu Pumpkin, Raichu Witch, Pichu Witch)
[Banpresto] Gura-burarin Plush (Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle)
[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru Colorful Series – Large Plush (Eevee, Cubone, Hitmonlee)


[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center Plush (Scorbunny, Grookey, Sobble)
[Pokemon Center] Berry Forest Ghost Castle


[Re-Ment] Atsumete Kasanete Pokemon Forest Volume 3 (Pikachu & Mimikyu, Murkrow, Ditto & Cubone, Pumpkaboo & Litwick, Shuppet & Piplup, Mew)


[Banpresto] Mogu Mogu Time – Extra Large Slowpoke Plush
[Banpresto] Poke Dakko – Large Plush (Vulpix, Piplup)
[Banpresto] Poke Gyutto – Large Plush (Vulpix, Piplup)


[Pokemon Center] Osaka DX Opening Promo
[Osaka DX Center] Grand opening exclusive merchandise
[Pokemon Center Cafe] New cafe plush (Pikachu, Squirtle, Meowth) and clearfiles
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Meowth Chirashi dish starts exclusively at the Osaka DX Cafe


[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper Volume 3 (Pikachu, Metapod, Alolan Vulpix, Bewear, Charmander, Swablu, Dedenne, Lotad)


[Banpresto] Mogu Mogu Time – Plush (Raichu, Meowth, Gengar, Ditto)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Mini Plush Pouch (Pikachu x 3, Pokeball)


[San-ei] Big-More Charizard large plush


[Nanoblock] Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Halloween 2018 (Team Treat & Team Trick)

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Halloween 2018 (Team Treat & Team Trick)

Hello everyone!

The main (possibly the only) Pokemon Center promotional release for Halloween went on sale this past weekend (September 8th) to much fanfare.

The highlight for the morning was the Pokemon Center’s on-line store mis-listing the blind packaged acrylic and metal charms. Whoever is suddenly in charge of listing items on the on-line store doesn’t seem to know what they’re doing as I’ve noticed at least one major item with multiple mistakes (price, pre-order time period, release date) but at least in those cases, the item wasn’t yet available for actual pre-order. In this case… they listed both the single charms and the complete set of charms for the same price: 540 yen. The boxes of charms should have been listed at a little under 5000 yen, which is kind of a big mistake. Both sets sold out by the 2 minute mark.

I’m not sure if the Pokemon Center honored those orders or not, but they were quickly relisted under the right yen amounts. If people did manage to score boxes of charms for 540 yen, then nice job to the ones who scored big!

The main highlights for this release were the plush and mascot plush.

Halloween Team Treat Plush

Team Treat featured Pikachu, Sylveon, and Ampharos

Halloween Team Trick Plush

Team Trick featured Mimikyu, Gengar, and Pumpkaboo

Halloween Team Treat Mascot

Mascot plush are smaller sized stuffed animals, usually about 6 inches, that include a clip, chain, or loop so you can attach them to bags. They make great travel companions!

Team Treat mascot plush included Umbreon and Dedenne

Halloween Team Trick Mascot

Team Trick mascot plush included Banette and Sableye

Halloween 2018 Mugs

Bonus! This year’s Halloween promotion had not one but two mugs!

Team Treat had a cute mug featuring the main promotional artwork and a lid with a tiny ceramic Joltik.

Team Trick had a mug that looks dark and plain at first, but the main artwork is revealed when the mug is filled with a hot beverage (I love heat changing mugs!)

Pokemon Center Skytree Halloween 2018 Team Treat Team Trick

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center Report.

Until next time (and very early Happy Halloween~)

Merchandise Overview – September


[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Mimikyu)
[Bapresto] I Love Snorlax – Large Face Cushion


[TCG] Ultra Explosion Impact Booster Pack (SM8)
[TCG] Ultra Explosion Impact Pokemon Center Exclusive Set
[TCG] Card Sleeves (Lugia, Suicune, Blacephalon, Lusamine Family)
[TCG] Lugia Rubber Playmat
[TCG] Lugia Deck Case
[TCG] Collection File (Alola All-Stars, Eevee & Pikachu)


[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Center 2018 Halloween Promotion (Team Treat & Team Trick)
[Pokemon Center] Halloween clear card campaign starts (receive 1 of 2 random Halloween themed clear cards for every 2,500 yen spent)
[Pokemon Center Cafe] Seasonal Halloween menu starts


[Banpresto] I Love Snorlax – Plush Tote-bag


[Pokemon Center On-Line] Pre-order starts for Let’s Go Nintendo Switch Set


[Pokemon Center] Finger Puppets Volume 1 (Pikachu, Eevee, Vulpix, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Gengar, Magikarp, Ditto, Snorlax, Pokemon Center)
[Pokemon Center] Pokedoll Mascot Plush (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander)
[Pokemon Center On-line] Pre-orders start for life-size Zeraora plush
[MonColle] Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Umbreon, Ultra Necrozma
[Takara Tomy] Ultra Get! Dex Rotom Figure


[Re-Ment] Floral Cup Collection (Pikachu, Eevee, Dewgong, Ivysaur, Vulpix, Mew)
[Re-Ment] Cord Keeper – Pokemon Quest (Pikachu, Eevee, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, Magikarp, Slowpoke, Snorlax)


[Gacha] Ghost Type Magnets (Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus, Duskull)
[Nintendo 3DS] 3DS Pokemon Themes (Pokemon Boss Cosplay Pikachu, Pikachu & Lapras Journeys)


[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Large Plush (Jigglypuff, Togepi)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Tsuretette – Plush (Cleffa, Munchlax, Pichu)


[U-Treasure] Flareon necklace orders start


[Pokemon Center] Fan of Pikachu & Eevee
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon Black & White Large Can Badge
[Ichiban Kuji] Mimikyu’s Circus


[Re-Ment] Petite Fleur (Pikachu, Eevee, Alola Vulpix, Butterfree, Leafeon, Sylveon)


[Banpresto] Korotto Manmaru – Large Plush (Charizard, Pidgey, Farfetch’d)
[Banpresto] Pokemon Sun & Moon – Extra Large Plush (Dragonite)


[Premium Bandai] Pre-order starts for Mimikyu keyboard cushion plush


[Pokemon Center] Kuttari Plush (Litten, Popplio, Rowlet, Dusk Lycanroc, Alolan Vulpix, Wimpod, Buzzwole)
[Pokemon Center] Yurutto Figure Collection Vol 1 (Pikachu, Rowlet, Dedenne, Ludicolo, Croagunk, Bewear)
[Pokemon Center] Pokemon With You Can Badge (Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chikorita, Snorlax, Mew, Dragonite, Lapras, Slowpoke)
[Pokemon Center] 2019 Schedule Books (151 Collection, Pikachu & Eevee)


[Nanoblock] Pikachu DX Set
[Nanoblock] Pokemon Quest (Pikachu, Eevee, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Magikarp)

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pikachu Halloween 2018 + Pokemon Time Vol 11

Friday Pokemon Announcements – Pikachu Halloween 2018 + Pokemon Time Vol 11

Hello everyone!

As I expected, the Pokemon Center finally gave us the official merchandise list for this year’s Halloween promotion… but not many pictures yet again. Although at least we did get pictures of all the plush and a couple extras (unlike when Pokemon Time was originally announced…)

Pokemon Center Pikachu Halloween Party 2018

As mentioned previously, the Halloween promotion will drop September 8th (Saturday) at all Pokemon Centers and Stores in Japan.

Halloween 2018 Plush

This year’s promotion doesn’t have quite as extensive a selection as past years however on the other hand we have 6 plush and 4 mascot plush, which is a lot for a Pokemon Center promotion.

The Halloween promotion is divided into two parts: Team Treat (with Pikachu) and Team Trick (with Mimikyu).

The three main plush for Team Treat are Pikachu, Ampharos, and Sylveon. The three main plush for Team Trick are Mimikyu, Pumpkaboo, and Gengar.
Each plush will cost 1,944 yen including tax.

The two mascot plush for Team Treat are Umbreon and Dedenne. The two mascot plush for Team Trick are Banette and Sableye.
Each mascot plush will cost 1,296 yen including tax.

Pokemon Center Pikachu Halloween Party 2018

Along with the plush, there will also be two sets of A4 size clearfiles, with 3 designs per set (410 yen including tax per set).

Pokemon Center Pikachu Halloween Party 2018

Cookie tins, with one design for Team Treat and one for Team Trick (972 yen including tax per tin)

Halloween 2018 Cookies

Each tin comes with print cookies – cookies with Pokemon printed on them. As probably assumed, the Team Trick cookie tin will have cookies featuring Team Trick Pokemon, and same for Team Treat.

Halloween 2018 Charms

There will be two types of blind packaged charms – each will cost 540 yen including tax for a single charm.

Team Treat is acrylic charms and has 9 charm designs in total (Banette, Sableye, Gengar, Bewear, Pumpkaboo, Misdreavus, Mimikyu, Rotom)

Team Trick is metal charms and has 8 charm designs in total (Eevee, Vulpix Pair, Swirlix/Whimsicott/Vanillite, Espeon, Umbreon, Sylveon, Ampharos, Pikachu, Dedenne)

Not Pictured

B6 Double Ringed Notebook (Team Treat | Team Trick) – 702 yen each
B7 Assorted Memo Sheets (Team Treat | Team Trick) – 432 yen each
Assorted Stickers (Team Treat | Team Trick) – 540 yen each
Dice Bag (Team Treat | Team Trick) – 648 yen each

Mug w/ Lid (Team Treat) – 1,512 yen
Heat Changing Mug (Team Trick) – 1,512 yen

The final photos for the Pokemon Time Vol 11 release coming out tomorrow (Saturday August 25th) surfaced so better late than never!

Pokemon Time Vol 11 Pokemon Center Plush

First up: three surprise plush!

For the first time in Pokemon Time history, the Pokemon Center is selling human plush.

Pre-orders for Acerola, Lillie, and Moon will start August 25th (Saturday) at 10 am and close September 30th (Sunday) at 11:59 pm JP time.
Plush are scheduled to ship out January 2019.

Each plush costs 4,104 yen with tax.

Pokemon Time Vol 11 Pokemon Center Gacha Figures

Along with plush, the three trainers will join their companion Pokemon (Cosmog, Rowlet, and Mimikyu) for the Pokemon Time gacha, making two more firsts for the Pokemon Time series.

Pokemon Time Vol 11 Pokemon Center Plush

As I sort of expected, the three main Pokemon Time plush look pretty much the same as their mascot plush counter parts… simply bigger.

Pokemon Time Vol 11 Pokemon Center Skajan Hats

We also finally can see the very original skajan inspired hats from the skajan portion of the Pokemon Time release!

That wraps up this week’s Pokemon Center announcements.
All items mentioned in this post can be pre-ordered through so check them out if you’re interested!

Until next time~

Pikachu Halloween Party 2018
Pikachu Halloween Party 2018 – Daisuki Club

Pokemon Center Report – Pokemon Halloween Circus + Pastel Petits

The main Pokemon Center Halloween promotion for 2016, Pokemon Halloween Circus, was released last weekend, and everything was just as cute as one could hope for!


There were two parts to this promotion, with the first being the Circus Parade themed items, with the highlight being the plush. There were two types of larger sized plush, one being Pikachu dressed as a juggler


And Eevee dressed as a ghostie pirate.


Both Pikachu


And Eevee were available in smaller mascot plush size as well, along with


Espeon and Umbreon


Plusle, Minun, and Drifloon (looking extra grumpy and extra adorable with his little bat wings and ears). It’s a little hard to see in this picture, but Plusle and Minun are sold separately and not together.


Along with plush, there were other cute Halloween themed items including a logo pin


Two different metal charm sets (the other set has Eevee, Umbreon/Espeon, and Drifloon)


Here is the display for the blind packaged item for this promo. The set had 10 possible designs (Pikachu, Eevee, Plusle/Minun, Pumpkaboo, Drifloon, Umbreon, Espeon, Electrode, Joltik, Meloetta) and does not include a secret Pokemon.


The second half of the 2016 Halloween promotion included a bunch of spooky Pikachu jack-o-lanterns!