Pokémon Shirts Original Stitch Collection Gets Overhaul
Back in February, American custom shirt brand Original Stitch, which offers over one billion design customisations, launched a collaboration with the Pokémon franchise. That very same Pokémon Shirts collection has received a product overhaul
The line-up offers two options: either a shirt featuring one of the original 151 Pokémon, or a plain shirt which you can fully customise. Orders are made online and delivered to your home.
The collection is launching in the US this time around. To celebrate and help promote the collaboration, you’ll find four Pokémon Shirts designs in the Pokémon GO style shop: Snorlax, Vileplume, Lickitung, and Magikarp.
There are three styles of this short-sleeved shirts to choose from just as before: the Dress Shirt, Casual Shirt, and Relax Shirt. To ensure that each shirt matches any occasion, all the patterns for each style have been revamped.
Made to fit the body line, the dress shirt is made for the business scene. It works best as an inner to a suit or other formal dress. The shirt retains the same high level of quality as before, with the bust line and space around the arm length being altered. Its revision has made it so it caters to more people’s needs.
The casual shirt is of course made for everyday wear. The waist line has no shape and the shirt has been made more roomy to create a more overall loose fit. By wearing the shirt untucked you can create an even more stylish silhouette. The collar is also now more compact.
The relax shirt has more of a box silhouette than the casual shirt, as well as an open collar. This style is perfect for trips and travel. The body line has been made more loose and they have gotten rid of the waist line shape. The lining of the collar has been changed too, resulting in a more relaxed look.
Larger sizes have also been added to the collection including 3XL, 5XL, and 7XL. Full details can be found on the Original Stitch Support Centre page.
There are also now 10 colours to choose from, including colours from before as well as redesigned ones, meaning there’s plenty of customisable options.
Even the buttons have been improved. They are still as colourful as ever but have been made into more of a pop style to match what you’d expect from a Pokémon shirt. There are 11 colours to choose from, but for an extra ¥500 you can get one of 8 marble buttons as pictured in the lower row above.
Try designing your very own Pokémon shirt!
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Types: Men’s / Women’s
Styles: Dress Style / Casual Style / Relax Style
Customisable Parts: Body/Collar/Back Collar/Cuffs/Back Cuffs/Pockets
*Crest customisation no longer available in line with revamp
Price: From ¥10,000 (Does not include shipping charges)
Orders: 151 Pokémon Shirts + 10 Plain Shirts
Available Countries: Japan/Us/Hong Kong/Taiwan/Singapore/Malaysia/Philippines/India/Indonesia
Official Website/Orders: https://ja-jp.originalstitch.com/pokemon/
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
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
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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
SAMANTHAVEGA’s Pokémon Bag and Accessory Collection Kits Out Pokémon Trainers
Japanese clothing and accessory brand SAMANTHAVEGA, which is popular amongst girls in Japan, has teamed up with Pokémon to release a very special collection which is sure to please all you female Pokémon Trainers out there.
The theme of the cute and fun collection is “cute//mode” and captures the essence of Tokyo-born Japanese pop culture as well as the world of Pokémon.
The collection features a line-up of bags—from shoulder bags to backpacks, tote bags and more—as well as T-shirts, bag charms, and iPhone cases. Pikachu, Eevee, Gengar, and Team Rocket are the focus of the designs.
Modelling the collection in the photos is Japanese model and actress Tina Tamashiro who also produces SAMANTHAVEGA’s bags.
Limited Edition Shopper Bag
Pokémon Series Eco Tote Bag
Those who purchase anything from the collection in Japan will receive a limited-edition shopper bag—or the eco tote bag if they spend over ¥15,000. Both are limited in stock so customers will want to grab something quick.
SAMANTHAVEGA meets Pokémon Collection
Pokémon will also take over the Samantha Thavasa Omotesando GATES pop-up digital store from July 9, 2020.
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SAMANTHAVEGA meets Pokémon collection
June 23, 2020 @ SAMANTHAVEGA Online Shop (Pre-Sale)
July 15, 2020 @ SAMANTHAVEGA Stores (Japan)
Special Pop-Up Shop
July 9, 2020 @ Samantha Thavasa Omotesando GATES Pop Up Digital Store
August 12-18, 2020 @ Hankyu Umeda
Official Website: http://www.samantha.co.jp/