It’s Pokemon Day today! The first Pokemon games were released in Japan on February 27, 1996 – 24 years ago. Who’s feeling old? (Me). Here’s some fun ways to celebrate with things to buy, cute DIYs and a new movie.
I always check JapanStuffs (Japan) first as they have all the new Pokemon Center releases for pre-order and ship worldwide. This super cute new Motchiri Manmaru collection is all about round Pokemon including Rowlet, Wooloo and Drifloon. I need those stickers.
Japan Haul by TokyoTreat (Japan) also has some rare Pokemon items including lots of very kawaii stickers and these Punitto Friends toys of Pikachu and Eevee. Add batteries and they talk and wiggle around!
If you prefer to make your own plush, Sew Desu Ne? have free sewing patterns for Eeveelution Blob Plush that look very round and cuddly.
I love this Bulbasaur self-watering planter tutorial at Cute Life Hacks. It uses a Japanese bakeable clay but you could use polymer clay instead.
These DIY Pokemon mini notebooks at Red Ted Art are very colourful, and super easy too.
If that’s all too much effort, get yourself on the sofa and celebrate Pokemon Day with the new Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution movie, which drops on Netflix worldwide today. It’s a CGI remake of the first Pokemon animated film so sure to be very nostalgic.
Check our Pokemon tag for more crafts and shopping, plus our visit to the Pokemon Cafe in Tokyo.
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.