Gowell releases new Pokémon-themed travel item series perfect for Golden Week!

25.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Travel goods brand “gowell” is releasing a new Pokémon-themed travel series to make travelling more fun!

The new lineup of goods includes a Pokémon travel organiser pouch with a Pikachu design. Put your valuables in here to carry them around easily!


Pokémon luggage strap ¥1,800 + tax

This cute travel belt comes with a name tag and is essential for any trip! 


The series was created with the intention of creating the opportunity for people to spend time exploring with Eevee, Pikachu and other favourite Pokémon friends. You can really feel the active spirit of Pikachu from the designs. They’re cute, eye-catching and overflowing with fun!

Pokémon luggage support strap ¥1,400 + tax

Keep an eye out for the cute Eevee designs too!

Pokémon suitcase nametag ¥1,200 + tax each (two designs)


As this Golden Week holiday is going to be particularly long, you’re sure to be travelling a lot! So make sure you stop by the Pokémon centre first!


  • Charge Your iPhone With These Pokémon Cable Huggers

    23.June.2018 | ANIME&GAME

    The second line in the series of Pokémon cable covers will be released on July 5. They’ll be available to purchase at capsule machines. It costs ¥300 for one go and there’s six to get.


    A common problem iPhone users face is their phone cable disconnecting so they can’t charge. This cable figure series was develop to tackle this issue.

    Not only do they prevent disconnection, they look cute too, adding a whole new experience to your charging experience. And all the familiar faces are making an appearance in this second line which fans are sure to love. Let’s take a look at the line-up.

    Of course we have to have Pikachu, whose electric type skill set is sure to benefit the speed of your charge.

    Eevee is a popular Pokémon with fans of across all the generations. Simply cute, but it can be difficult choosing which Evolution stone to give it.

    Let’s hope Squirtle doesn’t get the cable wet!

    Bulbasaur ensures your cable won’t fall out as he uses his vines for extra grip.

    Charmander pose is precious as he gazes this way.

    Don’t lick that, Gengar!


    And there you have it! Try to catch your favourite, or if you’re a true Pokémon master, then try to catch ’em all!


    Pokémon Gyutto Dakitsuki Cable Covers

    Release Date: July 5, 2018 (*May differ between regions in Japan)

    Price: ¥300 per go

    Designs: 6

    Webpage: http://kitan.jp/products/ccm_pokemon


  • Giant Pokémon Lapras Cushion Available at Premium Bandai!

    26.March.2018 | FASHION

    Over on the “Gashadepa” section of Bandai’s official shopping site Premium Bandai, they are selling their second in a series of giant-sized Pokémon cushions. The product, dubbed “A Lapras You’ll Definitely Want to Ride,” is now available for pre-order at ¥79,400.





    Lapras is a loving and amiable when it comes to humans, and it likes to let them sit on its back as it swims across the water. Even adults will be able to enjoy riding Lapras thanks to its size: Height 1.2m x Width 2m x Length 2m). Make your childhood dream come true!




    Every part of the cushion has been recreated to look just like water/ice type sea creature, including its blue colour, long neck, and shell which Ash rode. Even the large eyes, angle of the head and round ears look just like you see in the series.



    This Lapras is fluffy to touch, and that’s thanks to being made from boa, meaning you’ll be running to give your Pokémon hug without even thinking.


    Catch your very own Lapras cushion and ride on its back just like in the anime!



    A Lapras You’ll Definitely Want to Ride (絶対にのりたいラプラス)

    Price: ¥79,400 (includes tax and shipping fee but not handling fee)

    Ships: July 2018

    Age Range: For 6-year-olds and above

    Bandai Premium: http://p-bandai.jp/?rt=pr

    Product Page: http://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000124269/?rt=pr


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    *For the latest information and details, please check the product selling page.
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    *The product and associated sales details are subject to change without notice.
    *Photos are of the product still currently in development. The actual product may differ once complete.
    *May be sold at other places besides Premium Bandai.


  • Saga Prefecture is collecting ten million people who want to become the members of the evil group, “Rocket Dan!” in Pocket Monster

    30.October.2017 | SPOT

    Saga Prefecture started a new project “Nyasu Kikyu Saga Raisyu! ~Kikyu no Machi de Sagase! Rocket Danin 1000 Mannin!!~” in commemoration of the fact that the number of broadcasting of the TV animation “Pocket Monster” counts 1,000 times.


    The vehicle that the evil group “Rocket Dan”uses which appears in the TV animation “Pocket Monster Sun & Moon,” “Nyasu Hot-air Balloon” will debut at the largest hot-air balloon convention in Asia which will be held from the 1st to the 5th of November, “Saga International Balloon Festa.”


    Saga Prefecture is collecting the members of Rocket Dan in accordance with the convention.

    Also, the design of the signboard of “Balloon Saga Station” will become Nyasu Hot-air Balloon while the convention is held. Nyasu himself will appear at the balloon festival which will be held from the 1st to the 3rd of November.

    The first magistrate will become a member of Rocket Dan!? A comment from the boss of Saga “Sagaki.”


    Hot-air balloons are the symbol of Saga and is something that Saga is proud of.

    I felt strongly that Saga must do something in accordance with this convention where Nyasu Hot-air Balloon which has been delivering excitement to kids in Japan for the past 20 years, will appear. I am the first magistrate of Saga Yoshinori Yamaguchi. Please call me “Sagaki.”

    I will become a member of Rocket Dan and try my best to collect members of the group for the boss of our group, Sakaki. Members of the group, let’s unite! We are waiting for your participation in this convention.

    Let’s participate in the stamp rally to become a member of Rocket Dan! “Rocket Dan’s Entrance Exam!”

    “Rocket Dan’s Entrance Exam” will be held as a member-collecting activity of Rocket Dan. You can get a member’s card by touring around Saga and answering the questions regarding the TV animation “Pocket Monster.” The exam will test your ability of answering listening tests and hide-and-seek tests. There are two courses available which are “Shitappa Danin” and “Kanbu Kohosei” so that both children and adults can enjoy the exam.


    You can also visit the photo spot where you can take photos with members of Rocket Dan. The photo spot will be installed on the 2F of the old-prefectural government which will be one of the stamp spots.


    Rocket Dan will fly over the night sky! A photo spot will be installed at Saga Light Fantasy.

    It is an illumination event held in the areas centering around Symbol Road. Let’s take a photo in front of the shinning “R” mark which is the symbol of Rocket Dan.


    In commemoration of the1,000th broadcast of the TV animation, 1,000 members of the group will make the human letters of Pikachu! The event will be held on the 26th of November which is the final day of the event at Yoshinogazato Rekishi Park. ※Detailed information will be revealed later on.



    You can become a member of the group by accessing the website! Let’s become the PR agent of Rocket Dan!

    At the event’s official site, a project called “Time Line Rocket Daninka Keikaku” will be held. Original T-shirts will be offered to 20 persons (lottery-basis) who upload photos to Twitter or Instagram with the hush tag “#ロケット団 #佐賀”

    Saga International Balloon Festa


    The largest hot-air balloon convention in Asia which is held every year. 100 balloons in total will appear at the convention and more than 800 thousand people visit the venue every year. You can also enjoy some big shaped fantasia balloons of animals and popular characters in addition to competition balloons.

    “Balloon Saga Station (JR)” will be opened inside the main venue and shuttle busses will be operated from the temporary parking lot beside the venue.

    Let’s become a member of Rocket Dan and participate in“Saga International Balloon Festa!”




    Nyasu Kikyu Saga Raisyu! ~Kikyu no Machi de Sagase! Rocket Danin 1,000 mannin!!~

    URL: http://sagaprise.jp/teamrocket/

    【Nyasu Fire Balloon】

    • Balloon Fantasia: 11,1 (Wed.) to 5 (Sun.) 9:00 to 10:30
    • La Montgolfier Nocturne: 11,4 (Sat.), 5 (Sun.) 18:30 to 19:15

    ※The event might be cancelled depending on weather condition

    ※The time might be changed depending on the situation

    ※Please note that the content of the event might be changed without notice

    Saga Light Fantasy

    Time: 210,31 (Tue.) to 2018,1,8 (Mon. holiday)

    Installed venue: Around Shirayama, Saga ※The venue might be changed

    Light up time: 17:00 to 24:00 ※The event date might be changed.


    Saga International Balloon Festa

    Date: 20178,11,01 (Wed.) to 05 (Mon.)