Food Review: Detective Pikachu & ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY Collaboration
Hi, everyone. I’m Midori from MMN’s editorial department. The upcoming live-action film Detective Pikachu is drawing a lot of hype right now. It will be released first in Japan on May 3 and worldwide on May 10.
As we wait impatiently here in Japan for the release, Harajuku’s hugely popular ice cream shop ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY has announced a collaboration with the movie. They are selling a limited-edition Detective Pikachu ice cream so I headed straight there to try it!
ROLL ICE CREAM FACTORY opened in Harajuku two years ago and to this day business continues to flourish with lines of people waiting outside.
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Roll ice cream is made by pouring liquid ice cream onto a freezing cold plate. It is then scraped off and scooped into a roll shape.
Once they take your order the staff begin making your ice cream right in front of you. It’s fun to watch!
As part of the collaboration, the Omotesando (Harajuku) and Shinkyogoku (Kyoto) branches of the store have their own Pokémon photo spots. Find your favourite Pokémon and snap some photos!
The staff were all wearing Detective Pikachu t-shirts. They looked so cute!
For this collaboration you can pick between strawberry and chocolate as your ice cream base.
I went for strawberry. The staff began by spreading out the strawberry ice cream onto the cold plate.
They then scooped it up into a round roll! It looks really difficult to do.
After adding lots of colourful toppings my ice cream was ready!
This one here has the chocolate base.
You can get a cute photo if you sit your ice cream next to the Pikachu in the Omotesando shop. If you look really closely you can see that the marshmallows have Pikachu printed on them. It seems a waste to eat something so adorable!
After taking my fill of pictures it was time to taste! I found that the sweetness of the yellow peaches and mango sauce go perfect with the sourness of the strawberries. It’s an easy dessert to eat that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids alike.
My mouth was filled with all kinds of textures as I worked through my ice cream. I felt a crackling sensation and it turns out that the whipped cream is topped with popping candy! I definitely wasn’t prepared for that. This is the perfect Pikachu ice cream, it’s really fun to eat.
This ice cream is available until May 10. If you aim to go there during Golden Week you shouldn’t have to line up too much, so I recommend visiting then♡
Treat yourself to some Detective Pikachu ice cream and enjoy the film when it’s released!
Detective Pikachu Roll Ice Cream
Available: April 24, 2019 – May 10, 2019
Pikachu & Poké Ball Doughnuts Released by Mister Donuts
Mister Donuts joined hands with the upcoming video games Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! on October 12 for an ongoing 5-month collaboration where they are released a range of products and merchandise. Two new Pokémon themed doughnuts are hitting the popular doughnut chain on November 16.
Pikachu Doughnuts: ¥216 (Tax Included)
These cute Pikachu doughnuts have a fluffy dough texture and are coated in banana flavoured chocolate. The black ears, red cheeks and black and white eyes are also made of chocolate.
Poké Ball Doughnuts: ¥216 (Tax Included)
The top half of these fluffy-textured doughnuts are coated with a strawberry glaze while the bottom half is made from white chocolate. It looks just like a Poké Ball!
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! will be released worldwide on November 16, so be sure to pick up some Pokémon themed treats to enjoy while you play!
Poké Ball Doughnuts
Running: November 16, 2018 to Late December 2018販
Available: At most Mister Donut branches across Japan
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Limited Edition Detective Pikachu Ice Cream by Roll Ice Cream Factory
17.April.2019 | ANIME&GAME
Roll Ice Cream Factory is celebrating the upcoming release of Detective Pikachu with cute collaborative Pikachu ice cream which is set to hit the menu on April 24.
The ice cream is inspired by Pikachu’s electric type move set through a mix of yellow peaches, strawberries and whipped cream. It’s topped with a cute neon sign and a Pikachu marshmallow.
The ice cream comes in two flavours: chocolate and strawberry. And while it’s on sale, the Omotesando and Shinkyogoku branches of Roll Ice Cream Factory will be decked out with promotional material for the film and staff will wear Detective Pikachu t-shirts. There will also be a photo spot for you to take a picture with your ice cream.
Detective Pikachu Roll Ice
Running: April 24, 2019 – May 10, 2019
Price: ¥1,000 (Tax Included)
Pokémon cafe celebrates release of new Pokémon movie Detective Pikachu with new limited menu!
24.April.2019 | FOOD
The Pokémon cafe is celebrating the release of the new movie Pokémon: Detective Pikachu with the release of a limited menu only available from Saturday 27th April to Sunday 30th June!
The movie is based on the Nintendo 3DS game Detective Pikachu, which is focussed around Pikachu, who is loved across the world and across generations of people. The film is the first ever live action Hollywood Pikachu film! Pikachu is voiced by Ryan Reynolds, who starred in the American hit film Deadpool. Justice Smith, who starred in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom plays the role of Pikachu’s partner Tim, and the role of Detective Yoshida is played by Ken Watanabe.
Detective Pikachu & Psyduck collaboration ¥2,570 (price after tax)
Psyduck from the movie stands by Pikachu!
Detective Pikachu Thunderbolt!? Float drink ¥1,274 (price after tax)
There’s popping candy inside! What a shocking surprise!
Detective Pikachu: Choose your Pokémon latte! ¥756 each (price after tax)
The Pokémon from the movie make a comeback in latte form and their designs look so accurate!
For every drink you order, you will receive an original Pokémon cafe clear coaster! The limited edition designs are only available from Saturday 27th April ー Friday 31st May. You can either pick a limited edition design or be given one in a lottery draw!
Celebrate the release of the film during this special time at the Pokémon cafe!
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Address: Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C. East Building (5th floor) 2-11-2 Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Opening hours: 10:30 ー 22:00
Closed according to Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C. East Building hours.
Official website (where you can make reservations): https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie official website: https://meitantei-pikachu.jp/
Online hanko store Hankos released a new collection of stamps in its “Pokémon PON” stamp line on May 30 which are based on 107 Pokémon from the Sinnoh region. Hanko are a type of stamp or seal traditionally used in place of signatures in Japan. They are crafted with people’s names and unique symbols.
Pokémon PON are made-to-order hanko stamps which feature a Pokémon of your choice and a name in Japanese writing. The Sinnoh region stamps follow the release of the Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn region themed stamps.
The 107 designs include the Sinnoh starter Pokémon Turtwig, Piplup, and Chimchar, as well as the Legendary Pokémon Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina, and Mythical Pokémon Shaymin, Darkrai, and Arceus.
When ordering your stamp you pick your favourite Pokémon and give your name to be written on it. This can be your actual name, surname, pen name, social media name and so on. Keep in mind though that there is a character limit: three Kanji, five Hiragana or Katakana, and up to six alphabet letters.
There are three different fonts and several types of hanko. One type produces ink by itself meaning you don’t have to buy an ink pad. The wooden type can also be used with most banking facilities in Japan.
Pokémon PON stamps are packaged in an exclusive Pikachu and Eevee box.
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Pokémon Camping Items Released in Collaboration With Pokémon Center and LOGOS
01.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME
Outdoor brand LOGOS has teamed up with the official Pokémon shop, the Pokémon Center, for the first time to release a new collection of Pokémon-themed camping gear. The items went on sale at Pokémon Center and its website in Japan on May 30, 2020.
The 10 items feature cute retro designs of familiar Pokémon and can be used for outdoor life and everyday use.
The line-up includes a sun shade that can be easily assembled by just taking it out of the bag and opening it, two types of chairs for adults and children, a lightweight cushion, two different floor blankets, a compact and foldable basket, a drinks cooler, a food cooler, and a mini table. The two-person LOGOS pop shade will be released on August 8.
Enjoy a Pokémon picnic or camping trip with this cute new collection from LOGOS and Pokémon Center!
Tropical Flavoured Pikachu Puré Gummies Dropping This Summer
Japanese confectionery company Kanro has revealed its new limited-edition, tropical flavoured Pikachu gummies which it developed in collaboration with Pokémon for its Puré gummy range. They will be released in Japan on June 2, 2020.
The sweet and chewy tropical gummies are made with pineapple juice which is the main flavour, mango juice, and banana juice. They also added a soda flavour for that Pikachu thunderbolt kick (and to balance the flavours!)
They come in limited-edition Pikachu shapes
A packet of these gummies includes the classic heart-shaped Puré gummy sweets as well as Pikachu-shaped ones. There are also four packet designs all featuring original and exclusive Pikachu illustrations.
Additionally, for a limited time, the regular lemon, grape, and muscat grape Puré gummy packaging feature Pikachu’s paw prints on the front and back. There are even hidden Pikachu-shaped gummies inside these regular packets.
Pikachu online promotion
The product is being promoted over on the official Puré Twitter page. Pikachu is set to take over the page this June with promotional videos.
Puré Gummy Pokémon Dengeki Tropical Flavour
Release Date: June 2, 2020
Official Website: https://www.kanro.jp/pure/
Pokémon 1/20 Figures to be Released as Part of ‘Pokémon Scale World Galar Region’ Collection
21.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME
A new series of 1/20 size Pokémon figures are set to be released featuring Pokémon from Pokémon Sword and Shield. The series includes the “Pokémon Scale World Galar Region,” “Pokémon Scale World Galar Region Set,” and “Pokémon Scale World Galar Rillaboom,” all of which are set to drop in September 2020.
What is Pokémon Scale World?
Pokémon Scale World is a series of detailed 1/20 scale figures of Pokémon and Pokémon Trainers by Bandai. For their fourth release, they are releasing Pokémon and Pokémon Trainers from the Galar Region, with both small figurines that can fit in the palm of your hand to bigger ones.
Pokémon Scale World Galar Region
Pokémon Scale World Galar Region: ¥500 Each / ¥3,500 Whole Set (Before Tax)
12 Pokémon and 1 Pokémon Trainer from Pokémon Sword and Shield arrive for the new collection. This includes Gloria, the three starter Pokémon (Grooky, Scorbunny, and Sobble) and their evolution, and more.
Pokémon Scale World Galar Rillaboom: ¥3,600 (Before Tax)
You can also get your hands on Rillaboom, the final evolution of Grooky. At 10.5cm tall, he stands above the rest of the collection.
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Pokémon Scale World Galar Region
Pokémon Scale World Galar Region Set
Pokémon Scale World Galar Region Rillaboom
Release Date: September 2020
Product Details: https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/products/2020/4549660504153000.htm
Pokémon the Movie: Coco Promoted With Merchandise Prize Campaign
FIRST BAKING CO., LTD. launched a campaign in Japan last Friday where Pokémon Trainers can win an assortment of fun and exciting merchandise for the upcoming Pokémon movie Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco which is set for release on July 10, 2020.
To enter, you must collect five serial codes featured on select Pokémon bread packaging from FIRST BREAD which bears the campaign logo. You can then enter via the campaign’s official website for a chance to win a variety of merchandise includes a Pokémon card folder, tote bag, and tumblers with straws.
How to Enter
Collect five serial codes from Pokémon bread at FIRST BREAD and then enter via the official website. There are three tiers of prizes.
Only Pokémon bread with “対象商品” written on it counts for the competition.
Applications: May 1, 2020 at 00:00 (JST) to July 3, 2020 at 23:59 (JST)
Campaign Logo Period: May 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020
Prizes & No. of People
A Prize: Original Large Pokémon Card Folder (2,500 Available)
B Prize: Original Parent & Child Tote Bags (1,000 Available)
Runner Up Prize: Set of 3 Tumblers w/ Straws (100 People)
*Photos are for illustrative purposes only
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Pokémon Clothing Collection Releasing This Spring From GiRLS by PEACH JOHN
GiRLS by PEACH JOHN has revealed its new Pokémon collection which is set to release on their official website and in select stores on May 7, 2020. Items include Peasy wireless bras, bra sets, lounge wear and more with cute Pokémon designs from familiar faces such as Pikachu, Eevee, Jigglypuff, Sylveon, and more.
Peasy 001 – ¥2,280 (Before Tax) | Sizes: S, M, L
Pikachu Print Panties – ¥1,480 (Before Tax) | Sizes: M only
The Peasy wireless bra and underwear features an adorable Pikachu print design with the popular Pokémon’s many different expressions.
Rirakore Sylveon Lace Bralette Set – ¥2,980 (Before Tax) | Sizes: M, L
Feel as beautiful as Sylveon with this lady-like bralette set.
Morikore Flowers & Eevee Bra Set – ¥3,980 (Before Tax) | Sizes: Bra = B-F/65/70/75
Eevee is embroidered into this cute bra set which is sure to please any girl.
Jigglypuff’s Sleepy Pyjamas – ¥3,980 (Before Tax) | Sizes: M only
Jigglypuff will help lull you sleep with this comfy pyjama set.
Pokémon Icon Thermal Pyjamas – ¥3,980 (Before Tax) | Sizes: M only
Snug thermal pyjamas that are comfy even on hot summer days. The set features tiny adorable Poké Balls.
Pikachu Pouch – ¥1,980 (Before Tax) | Sizes: One Size
A pouch plump like Pikachu which you can find many uses for.
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Pokémon Shirts Expands Range With 100 More Silver and Gold Pokémon
Pokémon Shirts added yet another 100 Pokémon from the Pokémon Gold and Silver series to its range on April 17. All Pokémon Trainers out there can now customise their shirts using any of the 251 Pokémon from the Gold and Silver video games.
Pokémon Shirts was launched back in February 2019 by American custom shirt brand Original Stitch, which offers over one billion design customisations, and the Pokémon franchise.
100 New Shirt Designs From Pokémon Gold and Silver
Customisation Examples (From Left): Flaaffy x Smeargle / Bellossom / Croconaw x Blastoise
Earlier this year between February 29 and March 1, Pokémon Shirts held limited online pre-sales for 20 of its new Pokémon Gold and Silver shirts, all of which sold out and sparked excitement on Japanese social media. Now, in addition to all 151 of the original Pokémon from Pokémon Red and Blue, fans can get their hands on Pokémon shirt designs from the first two generations of Pokémon.
Left: Togetic flying through fluffy clouds / Right: In Alola, Vikavolt is Heracross’s greatest enemy
Fans can create some super creative designs on Pokémon Shirts with the new entries.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, as Pokémon Shirts has added more shirt patterns which can be used as virtual wallpapers for online meetings to add a dash of fun to the meetings.
Shipping: Japan, US, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Phillippines, India, Indonesia
Official Website: https://pokemon.originalstitch.com/en/
Catch This Awesome Pokémon Clothing Collection Releasing in Collaboration with GU
Japanese clothing company GU is teaming up with Pokémon for the first time to release a special new collection which will release via their online store on April 24 and at GU stores in Japan on April 29.
Ash’s famous phrase “I Choose You” is the concept of the collaboration. 39 Pokémon make up the collection of 51 women’s, men’s, and kid’s clothing items. Who will you choose?
Baby White Big TS) POKEMON2 – ¥1,490 (Before Tax)
W One Piece (S) POKEMON 1CY1★ – ¥1,990 (Before Tax)
Some of the items feature a “Hide And Seek” design with Pokémon peeking from outside the pockets, or sitting on the cuffs. The casual designs make them easy to incorporate into outfits that can be worn in a variety of settings.
Cotton bigTS)POKEMON ICY – ¥2,990 (Before Tax)
Items can also be categorised by character. The main design for the men’s selection is Pokémon who journey with Ash on his adventures. For women it’s the adorable Eevee, and for kid’s it’s the rare and elusive Mew.
Lounge Set (S) POKEMON – ¥1,990 (Before Tax)
“Sleep” is the theme of the loungewear sets, which feature designs of sleepy Pokémon like Snorlax, Jigglypuff putting other Pokémon to sleep, and more.
Choose your favourite Pokémon item from this special new collection.
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Release Date: Online – April 24, 2020 / In Store – April 29, 2020
Product Page: https://www.gu-japan.com/jp/feature/pokemon/
Pikachu Caddy Bag Released in Pokémon Golf Merchandise Series
Japanese company MIND have created a Pokémon lightweight caddy bag that was released on the Enjoy Caddy Bag store in Japan on Monday.
Lightweight Pikachu caddy bag, I choose you!
Pokémon Lightweight Caddy Bag – ¥39,800 (Before Tax)
The bag’s design features a range of different Pikachu prints and embroideries that will delight both Pokémon Trainers and golf players alike. Never has a golfer been able to look this cute.
Equipped with the functionalities of a great caddy bag
The bag is light, clocking in at around 2.9kg. It also has various pockets and pouches for food and other uses, making it not just a cute gimmick item but the real deal.
Driver Head Cover ¥6,300 / Iron Cover ¥4,200 / Putter Cover ¥4,000 / Golf Multi Pouch ¥1,800 / Travel Cover ¥9,000 (all prices are pre-tax)
A variety of other Pokémon golf-related merchandise will also be released in the series.
Pokémon Caddy Bag
Pre-Orders: Opened March 23, 2020
Delivery: From Late April 2020
*Delivery dates subject to change pending the condition of the coronavirus
Limited Edition Bonus Item: Pokémon Travel Cover
Sandshrew & Alola Sandshrew Pokémon Manholes to Arrive in Japan’s Tottori Prefecture
The Pokémon Company is set to start placing Sandshrew and Alola Sandshrew manholes in Tottori Prefecture as part of Japan’s ongoing Poké Lid project to place Pokémon manholes around the country.
The first series of Poké Lids were place in the city of Ibusuki in Kagoshima Prefecture back in December 2018. They were Eevee lids, and saw designs for all of the Pokémon’s evolutions. All of the Poké Lids feature completely original Pokémon designs making each individual one the only one in the world. To date, 87 have been placed across 7 prefectures in Japan, and more are set to roll out throughout 2020.
Sandshrew and Alola Sandshrew were chosen as official ambassadors of Tottori in December 2018 to help promote the wonders of the prefecture. Both of them event tourist sites around Tottori as well as perform at events. Sandshrew is of course a Pokémon that likes the sand, which is perfect as Tottori is home to the largest sand dune in Japan.
Poké Lids will be placed at 14 locations across Tottori, with designs featuring Sandshrew enjoying those places together with other Pokémon. Not only are all Poké Lid designs original, they are also scheduled to stay where they are for the foreseeable futureーtens of years.
The Pokémon Company also plans to make each one of them PokéStops for Pokémon GO in the future.
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Poké Lid Official Website: https://local.pokemon.jp/en/manhole/
Tokyo & Osaka’s Pokémon Cafes Reveal 3rd Line-Up Of Sword and Shield Themed Food
The Tokyo (Nihonbashi) and Osaka (Shinsaibashi) branches of the Pokémon Cafe are releasing their third line-up of menu items in collaboration with Pokémon Sword and Shield which will be served between March 20 and May 29 this year. The second line-up is still available and will be served until March 19.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the latest games in the Pokémon video game franchise and were released for the Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019. The new menu line-up sees appearances from familiar faces including Pikachu, Eevee, Yamper, Zigzagoon (Galar form), and Eiscue.
*Dish names are translated from Japanese
Gigantamax Pikachu’s Naughty Octopous Rice Plate – ¥2,178 (Tax Included)
This hearty portion of octopus rice is made in the image of Pikachu in his Gigantamax form.
Gigantamax Eevee’s Smiley Hamburger Stew Plate – ¥2,178 (Tax Included)
A hearty stew made in the image of Eevee in its Gigantamax form.
Yamper’s Happy Sandwich Picnic Plate – ¥1,848 (Tax Included)
This picnic-on-a-plate meal features the adorable Yamper, who is served with a tasty salad.
Galar Zigzagoon’s Crunchy Cookie Tiramisu – ¥1,738 (Tax Included)
This crunchy cookie tiramisu features a cute recreation of Zigzagoon in its Galar form.
Ice Face Eiscue’s Shivering Panna Cotta – ¥1,628 (Tax Included)
As you fork through this cute Eiscue panna cotta, you’ll discover a special and delicious treat inside.
Jump into the video game world of Pokémon Sword and Shield at the hugely popular Pokémon Cafes in Tokyo and Osaka.
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Pokémon Sword and Shield – 3rd Menu Line-Up
Running: March 20, 2020 – May 29, 2020
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)
*Reservations available online only. Telephone reservations not available.
Tokyo’s Pokémon Cafe Reveals Cherry Blossom Aloha Pikachu Cake & Latte
The Pokémon Cafe in Nihonbashi Tokyo is bringing two new “Sakura Aloha Pikachu” items to its menu this spring for a limited time. They will be served between March 14 and April 19.
The Pokémon Cafe previously served up a cherry blossom Aloha Pikachu-inspired dessert and latte last year too to celebrate one year since the cafe opened. This year, they’ve changed their designs.
Sakura Aloha Pikachu Fruit Sandwich Cake – ¥1,738 (Tax Included)
Sakura Aloha Pikachu Latte 2020 – ¥770 (Tax Included)
The fruit sandwich is filled with flurry strawberry cream and fruits, while the latte features cute latte art of Aloha Pikachu who has a fluffy cherry blossom afro.
Don’t miss these seasonal picks at Tokyo’s Pokémon Cafe this year.
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Pokémon Cafe (Nihonbashi, Tokyo)
Address: Nihonbashi Takashimaya SC East Bldg. 5F, Nihonbashi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:30-22:00
Closed: When Nihonbashi Takashimaya SC East Bldg. is closed
*Reservations can be made online only