Pokémon Bridal Fair Offers a New Kind of Wedding Plan With Pikachu
Bridal service company ESCRIT INC is now taking reservations for a new Pokémon themed wedding plan: the Pokémon Bridal Fair which offers free wedding consultation.
The plan comes with an original Pokémon wedding registration sheet and paper bag. Newly wed couples will also be gifted Pikachu Welcome Boards for signing their marriage contract.
Other goodies include a Pikachu wedding cake, French full course, a range of decorative paper items, a baumkuchen cake, green tea, and best of all – a visit from two Pikachus. There will also be wedding gifts for guests.
Enjoy a very special and memorable wedding together with Pikachu.
Pokémon Collaborates With Online Custom Shirt Brand Original Stitch
American custom shirt brand Original Stitch, which offers over one billion design customisations, is teaming up with Pokémon to release a line of Pokémon themed shirts from February 27, 2019 at 11:00am (JST).
This collaboration will see the release of Original Stitch’s first shirts for women. The Pokémon shirts are created with a new open-neck style with all 151 of the original Pokémon available for the designs.
Women’s Shirt Example
Open-Necked Shirt Example
Each design of the 151 Pokémon features an original illustration. The idea was forged as a way for adults, who were and still are, captivated by the Pokémon games and anime as children.
The shirts went on pre-sale for three days at the end of January and sold out completely, even blowing up on Japanese social media.
Open-Necked Shirt (Brown)
Customise your 151 Pokémon with a checkered design, paisley design and more. The open-necked shirt makes for a super fun vacation look.
Express your love of Pokémon in style with the new line of shirts from Original Stitch.
Release Date: February 27, 2019 at 11:00am (JST)
Price: ¥10,000 (Before Tax / Separate Shipping Fees Apply)
Designs: Original 151 Pokémon
Product Page: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/shirts/
*The page will go live once the shirts are released.
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Pokémon Themed Clothing Releasing From Japanese Brand Glamb
Glamb is a Japanese brand whose concept “Grunge for Luxury” centres on elegant rock fashion. Pokémon fans will be excited to see their new line-up of 27 original clothing items.
The line-up includes sneakers and knitwear that incorporates elements of Pokémon into their designs, t-shirts and iPhone cases with illustrated graphics on them and more. Each item is a combination of fashion and culture that caters up and down the generational lineage of Pokémon fans for both kids and adults to enjoy.
GB0119/PK20 Pikachu Sneakers: ¥27,000 (Tax Included) – Late May 2019
Sizes: Men’s – 25.5cm, 26.5cm, 27.5cm, 28.5cm / Women’s 22.5cm, 23.5cm, 24.5cm
Pikachu fanatics won’t be able to resist these shark sole sneakers. Fusing Pikachu parts from the ears, tail and colouring, this pika-pair is made with soft high-quality material reminiscent of plush toys.
GB0119/PK15 Pikachu Knit & PK16 Jigglypuff Knit: ¥18,360 Each (Tax Included) – Late April 2019
Sizes: Adult 0-4 / Children’s 90-120 (¥9,720)
These iconic knitted jumpers are a 360° encapsulation of Pikachu and Jigglypuff. Coming in both adult and children’s sizes, both versions are made from nylon fibre, making them extremely soft to touch.
GB0119/PK05 Pikachu T: ¥7,452 (Tax Included) – Late March 2019
Sizes: Adult 0-4 / Children’s 90-120 (¥3,780)
This t-shirt features fan favourite Pikachu drawn in a classical watercolour style. Glamb excels at design – their name is synonymous with drip painting, graffiti and stencil.
GB0119/PK06 Eevee Pocket T: ¥7,452 (Tax Included) – Late March 2019
Sizes: Adult 0-4
Also in the line-up is this t-shirt with Eevee peeping out of the pocket. The design also includes its name written in a classical font to give the t-shirt a sophisticated touch.
There are plenty of other items to get your hands on too including jeans, a long t-shirt, iPhone case and more. Check Glamb’s official website for more.
Pokémon GO is an augmented reality mobile game which was released in July 2016. It has gone on to receive over 800 million downloads worldwide. A new TV commercial showcasing a new feature in the popular game is now airing in Japan and has also been uploaded to YouTube.
Pokémon GO – “Futari de Battle Version”（30 seconds）
Pokémon GO – “Futari de Battle Version”（15 seconds）
Japanese actors Sato Ken and Kamiki Ryunosuke who are featured in this commercial can be seen enjoying a battle in a world based on the world of Pokémon GO. The new “Trailer Battle” enables players to enjoy one-on-one battles.
Pokémon GO – “Futari de Battle Version” off-shot video
In the new feature users can choose three Pokémon to make a team before enjoying fighting against another team leader of Pokémon GO or other trainers. Simply scan bar codes with a nearby trainer and start your battle.
You can also battle with players living faraway if your friendship level is above “Best Friend.” The feature also contains three kinds of Battle Leagues (Super League – up to CP 1,500, Hyper League up to CP 2,500 and Master League – no CP limitation) allowing players to enjoy fair battles. After the battle finishes, both trainers will obtain a reward. Occasionally a reward contains will contain the Sinnoh Stone, a crucial item to evolve certain Pokémon.
Start your game up and enjoy battling friends with your favorite Pokémon!
*Please note that certain tablets and OS versions do not accept this service
Price: Free (Some items will charge a fee)
Pokémon GO Official Website：https://www.pokemongo.jp
Pokémon GO Niantic, Inc. Official Website：https://pokemongolive.com/ja/
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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)
Rilakkuma Themed Wedding Ceremonies Now Available in Japan
26.July.2020 | FASHION
Japanese bridal company ESCRIT INC. launched its new “Rilakkuma Bridal Fair” on July 22, 2020 in collaboration with Sun-X’s popular character Rilakkuma. This will be the first ever wedding service produced in collaboration with the beloved relaxed bear.
All who join the service will receive a free “Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma Ring Pillow.” Moreover, all brides and grooms who get married through this bridal fair will also receive a welcome board, cake topper, decorative stickers, soup with a design of San-X’s Kiiroitori character, and a Rilakkuma dessert—all specially prepared for and exclusive to this service. There is also a “Greeting Plan” whereby Rilakkuma and Korilakuma will visit your wedding service on the day of the wedding to celebrate with everyone. This is a dream come true for any fan of Rilakkuma.
If you’re planning to get married in Japan, and love Rilakkuma, then how about it?
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Rilakkuma Bridal Fair
Official Website: https://rilakkuma-wedding.escrit.jp/
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
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/
Mew and Snorlax Charge Your iPhone With These Pokémon Cable Bites
27.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Two new Mew and Snorlax “Cable Bites” have been added to the popular iPhone accessory series and will be released in Japan in late June.
A common problem iPhone users face is their phone cable disconnecting so they can’t charge. The Cable Bite series was developed to tackle this issue. Leave it to your Pokémon to look after your cable and look super cute while doing it.
Cable Bite Pokémon Mew: ¥680 (Before Tax)
Cable Bite Pokémon Snorlax: ¥680 (Before Tax)
Take your Pokémon with your wherever you go with the Pokémon Cable Bite series.
Cable Bite Pokémon Mew / Snorlax
Available: Japan (Pokémon Center / Village Vanguard / KIDDYLAND / LOFT)
Dreams Online Shop: https://www.dreams6-shop.com/SHOP/169886/173911/list.html