Pokémon Lip Cream & iPhone Accessories Make for Perfect Gifts From Japan
Japan has a lot of Pokémon merchandise, and they keep adding to the stock. Check out these brand new items being released this month!
iPhone Cable Bite
This cable bite series is an accessory for iPhone charging cables. They’re a popular trend right now and are used as decoration made to look like they’re chomping down on your phone. These six designs go on sale from August 10.
They also prevent your iPhone cable from falling out. The six designs include Pikachu, Eevee, Piplup, Psyduck, Meowth, and Munchlax.
These lip creams are the second product in a series of Pokémon themed cosmetics. Available in four designs, they go on sale from August 7 at Pokémon Center stores and ITS’DEMO stores in Japan.
The first product in the series was the Pokémon Face Masks. Close to 40,000 shipped within the first month.
The new lip creams are made with numerous beautifying ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil. Not only do they look good in design, they keep your lips moist and ensure they do not dry out.
Pokémon Virtual Fest Virtual Theme Park to Open in Japan
The Pokémon Company has announced the opening of a virtual theme park―Pokémon Virtual Fest―in Japan which will open from August 12 to 31 this year.
Pokémon Virtual Fest will be accessible via the ‘cluster’ app on mobile or PC. Pokémon Trainers can look forward to jumping into a fully-realised Pokémon world with themed attractions, events, and much more. Let’s take a look at just some of the content players can look forward to experiencing.
The first place that users will come to when entering Pokémon Virtual Fest is the Entrance. Just like a real theme park, Pokémon Virtual Fest has its own proper entrance too, beckoning players to the fun that is to be had. This first virtual area will feature holograms of Pikachu, Polygon, and other Pokémon. At the centre of the entrance is a board which displays the results of players’ who have completed missions in the park.
Choose your own avatar from Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble. More avatars are in the works to be added to the roster. Users can take photos in the virtual space too. Find an ideal spot and snap some pictures with friends.
The missions are in the style of an escape game. Created by escape game specialists SCRAP, players must figure out how to escape the room which will earn them a clear. There is the “Maze Mission” where you must navigate through twists and turns while answering questions, the “Word Puzzle Mission” where you must collect letters scattered around the room to solve the puzzle, and the “Riddle Missions” where you must decipher codes to figure out the riddle.
When players approach the gate, they are welcomed by an enormous Pikachu. As they walk around the park, checking every nook and cranny, they may even find Pokémon hidden here and there.
Since this is a theme park, you’ve got to have attractions. At Pokémon Virtual Fest, there is a Pokémon Ferris Wheel, the Galarian Weezing Train which gives players a tour of the park, and many more.
Numerous shops will line the park where players can get themselves a range of virtual souvenirs, ice cream, and other fun summertime things.
There’s even a beautiful beach in the park. Players are invited to listen to the sounds of the waves while doing some beach athletics on the water with friends, take photos, and make some great summer memories.
Sat underneath the giant Pikachu monument is a stage where a flurry of exciting events will take place. Players can watch Pokémon Sword and Shield Pokémon battles amongst other things. And from August 29 to 31, a special event will take place which includes a Pikachu dance show, fireworks, and more.
Pokémon Virtual Fest will open from August 12 to 31 in Japan.
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*Photos are of a product still in development
Pokémon Virtual Fest
Running: August 12, 2020 – August 31, 2020
Compatible Devices: Smartphone (iOS/Android), PC (Win/Mac), VR HTC VIVE/VIVE Pro, Oculus Rift/RiftS)
How to Acess: Create a free account on the ‘cluster’ app. The app must be installed on your device. For full details, visit the Pokémon Virtual Fest website below.
Pokémon Virtual Fest: https://pokemon2020.cluster.mu/
*Information and content subject to change without notice.
*Time slots are allocated, and so there may be restrictions on the number of people who can enter at once.
*Please note that it is possible for devices (smartphone, PC or VR device) may overheat if you play for long periods of time. If you are concerned about this occurring, you are encouraged to close the ‘cluster’ app and let your device cool down for a while before playing again.
Pikachu Ice Lollies and Frappe to Arrive at Tokyo’s Pokémon Cafe This Summer
The Pokémon Cafe in Ikebukuro, Tokyo is introducing some refreshing Pikachu sweet treats to its menu this summer, beginning on August 1.
Pikachu Pineapple Ice Bar | ¥650 (Before Tax)
First up on the is the tropical pineapple flavoured ice bar which comes with four different variations of Pikachu’s adorable face. There’s also two different packaging designs which come in blue or pink.
Pikachu Tail Chocolate Banana Frappe | ¥700 (Before Tax)
Drink Sleeve | ¥550 (Before Tax)
For drinks, the Pokémon Cafe is serving up a chocolate banana frappe topped with Pikachu’s tail made from chocolate. The drink comes with a free sleeve of Pikachu’s chubby face.
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Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Cafe
Address: Sunshine City Alpa 2F, 3-1-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
Official Website: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/pikachu_sweets/
*Opening hours subject to change. Please check the official website before travelling.
*Duration of these limited-time menu items subject to change without notice.
*Available while supplies last.
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Actual products may differ in colour and design.
CASETiFY Releases Pokémon Smartphone Cover Collection Worldwide
CASETiFY is releasing another new collection of Pokémon smartphone covers which will be available to purchase online worldwide this summer.
CASETiFY is a global lifestyle brand established in LA that has enjoyed hugely popularity with celebrities and influences around the world for their services that enable you to customise your digital devices from smartphones to Apple Watches and more.
The company has teamed up with Pokémon on numerous occasion, the last being in collaboration with New York and London-based artist duo Craig & Karl.
Featuring original designs, CASETiFY’s new Pokémon collection was made in their own CASETiFY studio. Set to be a series featuring multiple collections, the first will drop on August 12, 2020 at 17:00 (JST) on their official website. Users can now sign up to their Pokémon Waitlist for early pre-sales.
CASETiFY & Pokémon Collection 1: ¥2,700~¥13,200
The first collection is inspired by the themes “Past, Present, Future,” and takes on 90’s themed designs like checkerboard and tie-dye.
Designs include familiar Pokémon faces like Pikachu, Squirtle, Magikarp, Cubone, and more.
Other items in the collection include iPhone cases, AirPod ring cases, Apple Watch bands, iPad cases, MacBook cases, and more. Browse CASETiFY online to see their full stock.
CASETiFY & Pokémon Collaboration
Pre-Sales: July 27, 2020
General Release: August 12, 2020
Product Page: https://www.casetify.com/ja_JP/pokemon
Tokyo & Osaka’s Pokémon Cafés Reveal New ‘Pokémon Café Mix’ Menu
The Tokyo and Osaka branches of Pokémon Café have revealed a new limited-time menu they are introducing which is inspired by the free-to-play puzzle video game Pokémon Café. It will be served from August 8 to November 23.
Vulpix’s Burnt Caramel Sundae: ¥1,298 (Tax Included)
This gateau chocolate, vanilla ice cream, and fruit-filled sundae is drizzled in burnt caramel that has been scorched by Vulpix’s Ember.
Gossifleur’s Salad Plate: ¥1,848 (Tax Included)
Salad, soup, and plenty of veg fill this healthy late.
Sneasel’s Pickle Burger: ¥1,848 (Tax Included)
The combination of the tartar sauce, teriyaki chicken, and cheddar cheese is pure perfection. Served with pickles and a side of salad, this makes for a healthy and filling meal.
Additionally, if customers own the Pokémon Café Mix and show their in-game meal list on their console screen to the staff, they can receive the following special menu items.
Buneary’s Nutty Frappe: ¥1,188 (Tax Included)
Exclusive to those who have cleared up to Order 21.
Yamper’s Hide & Seek Bolognese: ¥1,848 (Tax Included)
Exclusive to those who have cleared up to Order 31.
The more orders you clear in-game, the more special and exclusive menu items you can receive.
Pokémon Cafe (Nihombashi, Tokyo)
Address: Nihombashi Takashimaya SC East Bldg. 5F, 2-1-2 Nihombashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Business Hours: 10:30-22:00
No Fixed Holidays (Except when Nihombashi Takashimaya SC is closed)
Pokémon Cafe (Shinsaibashi, Osaka)
Address: Daimaru Shinsaibashi Honkan 9F, 1-7-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Business Hours: 10:00-21:30
No Fixed Holidays (Except when Daimaru Shinsaibashi is closed)
Japanese clothing brand HIPSHOP released its new “Pokémon Series” line of underwear online and in-store in Japan on July 23.
The collection features HIPSHOP’s iconic full-face designs. Each pair is packaged in its own special Pokémon packaging, and there’s even a special gift box available for those who buy the complete set.
6 Designs / Sizes: Medium, Large, LL
The underwear is made from polyester which ensures elasticity and is quick to dry.
Get your hands on this new Pokémon collection this summer.
Release Date: July 23, 2020
Available: HIPSHOP Online / HIPSHOP Stores
Product Page: https://www.hipshop.jp/fs/hipshop/c/pokemon2
Beautiful and Exclusive Pokémon Merchandise Collection to be Released by ITS’DEMO
Fashion variety store ITS’DEMO will begin rolling out its exclusive new Pokémon merchandise collection “POKÉMON LOVE ITS’DEMO” over on its official website on July 28, 2020. The items will be released in-store at ITS’DEMO in Japan on August 4, 2020.
This will be ITS’DEMO’s ninth Pokémon collection which it releases every year to huge popularity with fans. This time around, they have two beautiful pieces of art as pictured above which will adorn the merchandise.
The left design is called “Star Hunt!” which will be released on July 28 and sees the Pokémon playing amongst a summery star-filled sky. The right design is “Sweet Dream” which will be released on August 18 and features the Pokémon in cute, deep slumbers. Both collections are so precious you’ll want any of the items with you all day.
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POKÉMON LOVE ITS’DEMO
Online Release: July 28, 2020
In-Store Release: August 4, 2020
Official Website: http://itsdemo.jp
Pokémon Hat Collection ‘Find POCKET MONSTERS’ by CA4LA Released
Japanese hat brand CA4LA has teamed up with Pokémon to release an all-new, made in Japan, hat collection called “CA4LA Find POCKET MONSTERS” which released on July 22.
There is a Pokémon hat for every Trainer out there to wear while they’re out there catching Pokémon, whether it be the felt “PIKACHU FACE HAT,” a hat with all of the original 151 Kanto region Pokémon on it, hats with embroidered Pokémon on them like Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander and Pikachu, and more.
PIKACHU FACE HAT: ¥55,000 (Tax Included)
The “PIKACHU FACE HAT” is exactly what it says on the tin. Made from felt, it’s a detailed recreation of Pikachu’s adorable face by CA4LA FACTORY. Each and every hat is handmade individually, ensuring a consistent Japanese quality. These hats are made to order only and are limited to the first 50 people who order them on a first-come, first-served basis, making it a limited edition item. CA4LA has a sample of the hat at their Daikanyama branch in Shibuya, Tokyo.
FIND YOUR POKEMON HAT: ¥10,340 (Tax Included)
The “FIND YOUR POKEMON CAP & HAT” has every single Kanto region Pokémon on it, so you can have fun finding your favourite Pokémon from the original 151. It also comes with a detachable rubber Poké Ball pin.
RUBBER WAPPEN CAP: ¥11,880 (Tax Included)
The “RUBBER WAPPEN CAP & HAT” features embroidery of not only the three original starter Pokémon—Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander—but Pikachu and a Poké Ball too. They can be detached and placed wherever you like.
PIKACHU HAT: ¥9,350 (Tax Included)
The “PIKACHU CAP & HAT” includes an embroidered Pikachu and Poké Ball, as well as Pikachu’s cute tail.
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CA4LA Find POCKET MONSTERS
Release Date: July 22, 2020
Product Page: https://www.ca4la.com/special/pokemon/
SCALP-D Collaborates With Pokémon to Release Pikachu Design Eyelash Serum
ANGFA will is collaborating with Pokémon to release Pikachu packaging in Japan for its SCALP-D Eyelash Serum on July 22, 2020.
This is the first time the brand has teamed up wit Pokémon, and sees both the packaging and bottles of the eye serums with cute Pikachu designs.
SCALP-D Beaute Pure Free Eyelash Serum Pokémon Design: ¥1,762 (Tax Included)
SCALP-D Beaute Pure Free Eyelash Serum Premium Pokémon Design: ¥3,524 (Tax Included)
The SCALP-D Eyelash Serum is a daily use product to make women’s eyes beautiful, healthy, and supple so that they don’t fall out as easy. The Pikachu collaboration concept is to make the user’s eyes “as cute as Pikachu.” There are two products to choose from: the regular eyelash serum and a premium version.
A social media campaign is also being held in Japan for 30 random people to win a bottle of the serum. All you need to do is follow SCALP-D on Twitter or Instagram and retweet/repost the following posts.
Campaign: July 13, 2020 @ 12:00 – July 20, 2020 @ 23:59 (JST)
SCALP-D Instagram: scalpd_eye
SCALP-D Twitter: @scalpd_eye
ANGFA is also selling sets of the serum with a limited-edition Pikachu towel. These are available while supplies last.
SCALP-D Beaute Pure Free Eyelash Serum Towel Set: ¥5,286 (Tax Included)
SCALP-D Beaute Pure Free Eyelash Serum Premium Towel Set: ¥7,048 (Tax Included)
Make your eyelashes Pika-Pika pretty with a cute bottle of Pikachu SCALP-D!
SCALP-D Beaute Pure Free Eyelash Serum Pokémon Design
SCALP-D Beaute Pure Free Eyelash Serum Premium Pokémon Design
Release Date: July 22, 2020 (While supplies last)
Product Page: https://scalpd-eye.angfa-store.jp/products/pokemon
Gaspard and Lisa Cosmetic Range Releases in Collaboration With Cosme Kitchen
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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of MASH Beauty Lab, a range of original and exclusive merchandise made in collaboration with popular French fictional characters Gaspard and Lisa and Cosme Kitchen will be released in limited quantities. Pre-sales opened at Cosme Kitchen’s web store on July 15 while in-store purchases will be available at 70 branches in Japan from July 17.
Cosme Kitchen is a shop whose first branch opened in Daikanyama, Tokyo. They stock specially selected natural and organic cosmetic products from around the world. Gaspard and Lisa are fictional characters that appear in a children’s book series of the same name by wife and husband Anne Gutman and Georg Hallensleben. The collaboration hopes to bring smiles to people’s faces around Japan with organic, sustainable, and cute products.
Gaspard and Lisa Sauvent la Planete: ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
A new children’s book has been created exclusively for this collaboration. It will be sold at Cosme Kitchen only.
Product Line-Up (Excerpt)
Cosme Kitchen Small Eco-Bag: ¥1,800 (Before Tax)
This sustainable eco-bag is made from 100% plastic waste from the ocean. Available while supplies last.
MAMA BUTTER Chamomile & Orange (40ml): ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
A hand cream which is gentle blend of organic chamomile and orange. The bottle features a cute illustration of Gaspard and Lisa.
nahrin Herb Oil 33+7 Roll-On (10ml): ¥2,300 (Before Tax)
This herb oil is based on a Swiss herb recipe made using a blend of 40 different herbs. A perfect choice for those necessary moments of self care.
made of Organics Manuka Honey & Chamomile Spray Strawberry (25ml): ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
An alcohol-free spray which can be used for anyone over the age of 2-years-old. It’s an organic blend of manuka honey and leatherwood honey.
WELEDA Bath Milk Mini Set (20ml x 5): ¥2,500 (Before Tax)
An assortment of five different bath milk fragrances. Choose a scent based on how you feel that day.
This is just a peek at the products that are on offer for the collaboration. To see more, visit the Cosme Kitchen Webstore at the link below.
“Gaspard and Lisa” x “Cosme Kitchen”
Pre-Sale: July 15, 2020
Release Date: July 17, 2020
Cosme Kitchen Webstore: https://www.cosmekitchen-webstore.jp/
Pikachu Snack Collaboration Launched For Kara Mucho & Suppa Mucho Potato Chips
Japanese snack food manufacturing company KOIKE-YA has collaborated with Pokémon to release two Pikachu-inspired flavours for its Kara Mucho and Suppa Mucho potato chips, two of the most popular potato snack products in Japan. The packages were released across Japan on July 13, 2020.
Kara Mucho was first launched in 1984. Over 35 years on, both the spicy Kara Mucho and sour Suppa Mucho have become two of Japan’s leading potato chip snacks. The new collaboration brings together the worlds of these nationally-loved snacks and Pokémon.
Pokémon Kara Mucho 10,000 Volt Pepper
10,000 volts of Pikachu strike your tongue with these hot potato chips which are sprinkled with electrifying kasho and kosho pepper.
Pokémon Suppa Mucho Denko Sekka Lemon
A sour, tangy combination of vinegar and lemon lend a refreshing bite to this flavour.
Both snacks also have their own unique packaging featuring a cute Pikachu. There is also a rare version of the packaging that people should be on the lookout for where a different Pokémon has taken on the appearance of Pikachu.
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Pokémon Kara Mucho 10,000 Volt Pepper
Pokémon Suppa Mucho Denko Sekka Lemon
Released: July 13, 2020
Official Website: https://koikeya.co.jp/news/detail/1118.html
Shockingly Cute Pikachu Designs Featured On Cola Flavoured Puré Gummies
Japanese confectionery company KANRO has joined pika-paws with Pikachu for the second time to feature the beloved Pokémon on the cola flavour their Puré gummies. They will be released in Japan from July 21, 2020 in limited quantities.
The collaboration brings together delicious Puré gummies, which are always by people’s sides in Japan to support them, and Pikachu, your cute Pokémon partner. It is their second collaboration, following the one back in June.
The flavour in question is the “Electric Tropica,” a mix of pineapple, mango and banana juice together with some Pikachu electricity which comes from the cola flavour. The combination of gelatin and pectin gives the gummies their satisfyingly chewy flavour. The candies themselves are Pikachu-shaped, while the packaging comes in four different Pikachu designs which scream summertime.
Additionally, the packaging of the regular lemon, grape, and muscat flavours of Puré will also feature Pikachu paw prints on them for a limited time.
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Puré Gummy Pokémon Electric Tropica 2
Release Date: July 21, 2020 (date may differ from store to store)
Price: ¥150 (Tax Included)
Special Site: https://www.kanro.jp/pure/pure_pika/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Features in Summer Promotional Poster For Shiseido Beauty Square in Harajuku
A new summer key visual was released on July 10, 2020 for Shiseido Beauty Square, a beauty facility in front of Harajuku Station, featuring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, who is an ambassador for the establishment.
Beauty Square’s concept aims to have people discovering their beauty, having fun, sharing experiences, and learning the latest in the scene. Visitors will be able to purchase cosmetics and makeup products, participate in interactive digital content, experience the salon where hair and makeup artists will beauty up customers, and more. Focused on younger customers, Beauty Square is a place to find your inner beauty, and what better place to do it than in Harajuku—Tokyo’s hub for youth fashion, beauty, and culture?
The new key visual conceives Harajuku’s night sky lit up by bright and vivid fireworks, with Kyary’s hair and makeup an expression of the balance and harmony of beauty. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu conveys the sense of beauty and transience of Japanese fireworks and a midsummer night’s dream. Kyary will continue to collaborate with “Beauty Diversity” focused company Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada on a variety of beauty projects that will stimulate people’s curiosity when it comes to beauty.
Opened: June 18, 2020
Address: WITH HARAJUKU Floor 1F, 1-14-30 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: https://beautysquare.tokyo/
*Website available in English, Japanese, and Chinese