It’s Pokemon Day on Sunday so here’s some cute news, products and collaborations. Look out for shopping offers over the weekend too.
UK fans have been horribly neglected but a Pokemon Centre UK shop finally opened quietly late last year. It started out pretty empty but now has a great range of plush, pins, clothing and more. You can even find limited editions that previously had to be imported from Japan, or are long sold out in other countries. There’s seasonal plush like Pikachu & Eevee in a basket of sweets and Intern Pikachu, plus lots of cosy winter accessories.
We had an amazing time at the Pokemon Cafe in Tokyo and now you can get some of the most popular menu items in miniature form! This seems to be a special release as it’s not available from the usual miniatures stockists but you can get a random one at Meccha Japan (JP) or Asakura Japan (JP) will let you pick your favourite.
Just released this week is a new Pokemon Center x OMOCAT t-shirt collaboration (UK/US). These are all so cool and it’s going to be tough to choose your team. I’m surprised to feel like I’d have to go with Team Poison.
Pokemon plush collectors are probably already well aware of the Sitting Cuties range (UK/US) and it really is extremely cute. With over 500 available, you can get your most obscure favourite, even multiple Unown letters! Many of the most popular are sold out but the UK site still has a huge range in stock.
Over at the Pokemon Center Japan (requires forwarding service), there’s a very colourful new range of Pikachu stationery that includes memo pads, notebooks, pens, stickers and more. I’m always a fan of Pikachu hugging ketchup!
Who’s playing Pokémon Legends: Arceus? I’m tempted to pick up a copy soon.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.