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Pokémon Official Japanese site updates/Tomy Moncolle Sun & Moon figures teased - 26/08/2016
Entry 06:04am. Plush reveals 06:06am. Moncolle note 06:30am. Upcoming Merchandise 07:00am - 26/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
Pokémon updates have now gone live on the official Japanese website. The first reveal of new plush has been scheduled for the 17th of Spetember, and will feature Ghost types (see above). Chandelure is most expensive, probably due to size difference and will be available at Centers for 2,000円, while Banette, Litwick and Drifloon will be available for 1,200円 each.
Also, on the same day for release, sees the official confirmation through the site of the next Duo Pikachu Monthly plush which was revealed at Centers last week. The plush are available for the standard price of 2,600円. (See 7th Pikachu Duo Plush).
New Sun & Moon Moncolle GET figures have been teased on the Takara Tomy Japanese website, in which they have been slated for December release. They will be sold for 300円 per figurine, and features to this point Litten, Popplio, Rowlet, Bewear, Turtonator, Salandit, Bounsweet and Togedemaru. (See Takara Tomy Moncolle GET Figures Teaser image).
A new luxury line collaboration of Chan Luu x Pokémon Center bracelets will be released and feature Pikachu, Mew, Umbreon and Espeon. The bracelets will be available for preorder September 3rd, and estimated shipping will be December, while second opportunity will be October 1st, and estimated shipping will be February. The bracelets feature Silver or Gold Swarovski, as well as genuine leather, and brilliant finished stones. The single editions are to be sold for 15,000円, while the more luxurious triple bracelets will be 25,000円 per braclet. (See Chann Luu x PC Bracelets).
Pokémon Bandai Eevee PC Plush announced/Online U.S Center adds Mega Campaign merchandise - 25/08/2016
PC Note 00:02am. Eevee Entry 02:52am - 25/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
A brand new Pokémon Bandai PC plush will be released of Eevee, which follows the Pikachu version from earlier this year. Reservations have already started in Japan for the plush (August 25th, 2016 13:00pm), and preorders will close on October 23rd this year. It will be distributed sometime in November, 2016. The measure of the plush comes in at around 50cm×52cm×34cm, so quite the sizable plush, and will be sold for a RRP of 5,616円, the same as the Pikachu edition plush. The keyboard acts as a rest for your wrists, for all you busy computer users.
New Pikazard X & Y version ponchos have been released for the first time outside of Japan, and are available at the online U.S Center for $39.99 each. Along with these, sees the first Mega Campaign plush available for $17.99 per plush, and features Mega Charizard Y, X, Mega Altaria, Mega Slowbro, Mega Sableye, and Mega Audino Pikachu crossovers. (See New Releases)
Pokémon Moncolle-EX Sun & Moon collection leaked - 22/08/2016
Entry 23:32pm - 22/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
The first Sun & Moon Pokémon Moncolle have now been leaked. Interesting to note that this series will begin November with the Alola starters to be sold at 450円 each. Solgaleo and Lunala will also be released in this first batch of releases and be available for 1,800円 each. The second batch sheet brings us the first Rotom Dex & Togedemaru figure, along with a Mimikyu figurine also. Three mysterious figurines are also yet to be showcased, and could potentially be a big reveal. EMC_05 Rockruff is the same figurine we leaked last month. The final sheet brings us more November releases, with Topu Koko Moncolle-EX EHP_06 figurine leaked, and alongside Snorlax will be 1,200円 each. See the sheets below :
Pokémon World Championships 2016 - 21/08/2016
Entry 23:52pm - 21/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
The Pokémon World Championships 2016 in San Francisco has now ended. Many congratulations to the winners of each category. The winners are as follows :
Notice at 00:14am 22/08/2016 - Pokémon World Championships 2017 to be held in Anaheim.
GX Artwork with logo/Pokémon Center announces Halloween 'Masquerade Party' merchandise - 20/08/2016
New releases 02:00am. Entry 13:22pm - 20/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
New GX Artwork has been teased via the official Japanese TCG website, and here we see the brand new Sun & Moon logo along with high quality artwork of Solgaleo and Lunala. This announcement follows yesterdays reveal at Worlds 2016 of the upcoming TCG series GX, set for early 2017 release. (See Logo / GX Artwork / TCG Artwork)
Pokémon Centers across Japan have advertised the newly announced Halloween merchandise as revealed on the site yesterday, however most notably is the appearance of a new 'Masquerdae Party' teaser at the bottom of the posters. It features artwork with Mega Gallade and Gardevoir, Chandelure, Mega Lopunny, Lucario, Crobat, Frillish and more. This merchandise line will be secondary to other main line, and will be released two weeks after the Halloween Circus, to be released on (Saturday) 17th of September. It looks to be a luxury line, and teases a Mega Gardevoir/Gallade pocket watch (5,000円), and a luxury bag (3,500円). We will bring you more as news develops. (See first teaser)
Pokémon World Championships 2016 live stream/GX TCG for Sun & Moon/New Sun & Moon updates - 19/08/2016
Entry 17:22pm. GX TCG Update 17:35pm. Masuda reveals Crabrawler 17:37pm. Official reveals 17:45pm - 19/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
The Pokémon World Championships 2016 stream has begun, if anything is revealed during the grand opening ceremony, we will of course keep this section updated. If you wish to watch the Championships live, you can right here (Official Twitch stream live).
Sun & Moon TCG GX Introduction
Sun & Moon Updates
New Pokémon Collection 1996 > 2016 Kuji prizes for Sun & Moon - 19/08/2016
Entry 14:32pm - 19/08/2016 (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
A new series of Kuji has been announced on the official Banpresto website. Coming early December will be brand new Rowlet, Litten and Popplio cushions, as well as male and female Pikachu plush toys to celebrate 20 years of Pokémon. It will cost 620円 per prize, which is won at random as with all Kuji prizes. The production images haven't been released as of yet, however a list of prizes is revealed below :
✶ Double chance campaign is confirmed to be planned.
New Pokémon Official Japanse site updates/Halloween Circus goods/Petit mascots/With You charms - 19/08/2016
Live 06:04am. Added image batch 06:32am - 19/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
New lines of merchandise have been revealed, and most notably a new line of Halloween goods will be officially available at Pokémon Centers across Japan next month. (Worldwide preorders are now live via Sunyshore) Here is what has been revealed :
Pikachu and Eevee plush - 1,800円 each
Pikachu Pumpkin plush - 1,800円 each
Pikachu Pumpkin t-shirt (sizes S/M/L) - 3,000円 each
Pokémon Halloween Circus mascot plush - 1,200円 each
Pikachu Pumpkin mascot plush passcase - 1,300円 each
Pikachu Pumpkin mascot plush pouch - 730円 each
Pikachu Pumpkin socks - 500円
Pokémon Halloween Circus blind rubber straps - 500円 each
Metal Charm Set of Three (2 Different sets) - 650円 each set of 3
Earrings set of 2 - 600円
New Pokémon Sun & Moon demo footage revealed at Gamescom - 18/08/2016
Live GMT UK 16:00pm. Edit begins 16:10pm. Tortunator revealed 16:55pm - 18/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
Game Freak game designer and programmer Shigeki Morimoto is due to make an appearance today, via a live special broadcast at Gamescom. The show will present a live gameplay demo of Pokémon Sun & Moon. All translations will be made over the course of the live show, and we will add/edit several sections of our Sun & Moon pages, dependant on whether we get new reveals. Be sure to stay tuned, and enjoy the stream linked above.
Edit : Stream has now gone live!
16:36pm : Sun/Moon discussion begins with Morimoto
16:49pm : Battle Royal 4 player example shown
16:55pm : Tortunator revealed as new Pokémon in video trailer. Note : Tortunator is Fire/Dragon type with Shell Armor ability.
17:01pm : Official Pokémon Trailer added
17:21pm : High quality artwork added
New Pokémon Card Game Art Collection announced/Added products to U.S Online Center - 17/08/2016
TCG Entry 11:32am. Online Center update 12:31pm - 17/08/2016 (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
It has been announced that on September 16th, Japan will be getting a new “Pokémon Card Game Art Collection” book. The book itself features many interviews with the artist illustrators, as well as TCG card illustrations, how-to-draw guides, and a large section dedicated to every single Pikachu card printed. The book also includes a special Charizard-EX promo that mirrors the artwork of cover (See Charizard-EX Promo), along with special (TCG Deck Sleeves), to be made for Centers, Stores and Online JP Center. The book is currently available at Amazon Japan for preorder at 2,700円.
Note : Also, on the same day of release will be 4 new (TCG sleeve sets) each available for 362円 per pack.
New Pokémon products have been added to the Online U.S Center, and feature some new badges, as well as a new spinning keychain. Here is what has been added (New Products here) :
New Pokémon Ichiban Kuji Pikachu and Friends 'Sleepy Time' range released - 13/08/2016
Entry 15:32pm. New Releases 15:33pm - 13/08/2016 (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
Today saw the release of the highly anticipated Kuji prize range of 'Sleepy Time' Pikachu & Friends merchandise. In this series of prizes, there is 25 prizes plus a secret last chance Gengar plush. The Pikachu plush hold a Mareep pillow, as well as wearing a Ditto night hat, with a super soft finish, all of which made of fluffy material. The entire range is listed below, along with high quality images by Daisuki, so you get an idea of what is available :
New Pokémon Sun & Moon merchandise leaked/First Moncolle sets for Sun & Moon/First Tomy plush - 11/08/2016
Entry 23:32pm - 11/08/2016 (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
The following plush as seen above are to be released by Tomy, however they are listed for November release, but the pictures in the scans say September 30th. We have no confirmation on which will be the release date, but we will of course stay on top of developments. There is one plush which is yet to be revealed, as well as secrets in Moncolle sets which can be seen below :
New Pokémon Sun & Moon Japanese trailer released/Information published day early - 11/08/2016
Entry 10:32am. English Trailer 14:02pm. New Alola Forms 14:32pm - 11/08/2016 (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
Following a series of leaked images and videos, the official Pokémon Japanese YouTube channel responded by releasing the video a day earlier than scheduled. We were well aware of the leaks from 4chan, however, we wanted to wait for official information to avoid any spoilers or chance of false information. Here the trailer confirms :
New Pokémon Center Online merchandise available in U.S - 10/08/2016
Entry 17:32pm - 10/08/2016 (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
New Pokémon merchandise has been added to the official center online in the U.S. The recently released Shiny Mega Gardevoir plush has become available, along with the School Uniform Duo Pikachu plush. (New releases available here) See the full list as follows :
New Pokémon appear in CoroCoro scans/Marowak & Meowth Alolan forms revealed - 09/08/2016
Entry 08:32am - 09/08/2016. Added Namakobushi 07:56am - 10/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
Please await further updates as translations develop. CoroCoro has a way of adding extra bits, and we will do our best to keep you updated if any developments come.
Edit : The first information of the antagonist team has been revealed, and they will be known as Team Skull (Bottom right scan). The main boss is called Guzuma, and the main female in Team Skull is called Burumeri.
The scans also reveal that next month's issue will feature a poster of Rockruff's secret Evolution.
10/08/2016 : New Pokémon called Namakobushi discovered in leaks. We are currently awaiting details on typing, and other details such as measurements etc.
New Pokémon SAN-EI Plush series 4 announced with Cushions - 09/08/2016
Entry 16:21pm. HQ scans 16:29pm - 09/08/2016. Official measurements 07:49am 10/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
A new wave of Pokémon SAN-EI plush have been revealed via Amazon Japan. Axew is yet to be pictured, however 17 other plush have been revealed, along with an additional 3 cushions. The entire range will be available November 12th, 2016. Here are the full lists as follows :
New Pokémon Sun & Moon Banpresto leaks - 08/08/2016
Leak 14:05pm. Entry 20:32pm - 08/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
The next wave of Sun & Moon Banpresto plush have been leaked, and here we see the next set of Alola Starter plush. This follows the batch we revealed last month, of which are larger plush with different poses. These exclusive Japanese versions of Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio will be approximately 12cm each plush, and will all be released in December. We estimate more Sun & Moon plush will be leaked over the course of the next few months, with official announcements coming this October. Stay tuned for more information as we get it. (Reference our Sun & Moon Merchandise section).
New Pokémon releases at Centers across Japan - 06/08/2016
Update 02:00am. Ditto Note 09:02am - 06/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
The Japanese online Center and standard Centers have released the latest Ditto Campaign plush and mascots. The release also coincides with the debut release of 'Pikachu of the World' series one merchandise line, marking an outstandingly busy day. As we reported previously, the Super size Ditto plush was also made available at the online Center, which has now sold out (Approximately 09:02am local UK time/17:02pm JST).
Notice : Ditto Super size online Japanese exclusive plush were restocked the following day, it is unknown the quantity in production to this point.
Ditto Campaign begins/New Pokémon 'IT'S DEMO' Goods/Confirmation of Pikachu duo/Kanto Badge Collection - 05/08/2016
Official update 06:04am. IT'S DEMO note 09:45am. Ditto Campaign begins 16:00pm - 05/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
The Japanese Online Center will be running a new Ditto Campaign starting tomorrow in Japan (6th of August). This coincides with the Super size Ditto plush, and Ditto Transform campaign series no.3 releases. Customers will get a random Ditto Transform clearfile with new designs coming each week, three weeks in a row. Distribution only for every 2,000 yen spent at the Online Japanese Center. (See Week One Clearfiles / Week Two / Week Three).
It's Demo mascot Sylveon and Eevee plush are to be released for 1,600円 on August 6th in Japan. They follow the recently released Umbreon and Espeon pair. Also, on the same day will be the release of new Espeon and Sylveon slippers, which will be available in Japan for 1,600円 per pair. Whether more feature in the wave remains to be seen, as they are secretive about releases. We will keep you notified of any developments.
The latest Pikachu duo plush will be released on August 20th and has now officially been revealed. As always, they will be available at regular Centers across Japan for RRP of the standard 2,600円.
A new series of Kanto badges were also revealed on the Japanese website today, of which will have 17 different dedicated designs. Sold as blind packaged goods for 300円 per badge. A special binder to store badges, as well as general keychains and other small goods will be coming on the same day for 800円 (See badges collection) (See special Binder).
New Pokémon Banpresto plush leaks for December/Sun & Moon 3DS LL goods revealed - 04/08/2016
Entry 14:20pm. Upcoming Section 15:19pm. Sun & Moon Notes 16:04pm - 04/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
Six brand new leaks have emerged of new upcoming Banpresto plush, scheduled for December 2016 release. The leaks unfortunately do not feature any new Pokémon from Sun & Moon, but it does however bring Rotom Dex plush. The rest are as follows :
Brand new Sun & Moon 3DS LL merchandise has been added via AmiAmi. Following the previous three covers revealed on Amazon Japan, a fourth will be added and feature the Alola starters, and Pikachu under a palm tree on the back. The product is (80×D15×W165mm) in size, and will be available for 2,138円, and released November 18th. Also, two legendary pouches are to be made available on the same day, featuring Solgaleo and Lunala and will be available for the same price as the cover. (See Sun & Moon Merchandise)
New Pokémon Movie : Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel Trailer revealed/Volcanion Event Confirmed - 03/08/2016
Entry 16:41pm - 03/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, has been confirmed to debut later this year in some North American and European markets. (See Official Logo)
Summary : "In this latest cinematic adventure, Ash meets the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion! They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt minister has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. He plans to use its mysterious power to take control of this mechanical kingdom! Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!"
For the U.S and UK this October, it has been confirmed you can receive a code card to get the Event Mythical Pokémon Volcanion in Pokémon ORAS/XY games. The Steam Pokémon is the first Fire/Water-type Pokémon, and it arrives at Lv. 70 with four powerful moves. Code cards will be available at GameStop (U.S) stores this October. UK awaiting store distribution confirmation.
New gallery added of World Pikachu/Pokémon Merchandise added to U.S Online Center/Steam Siege XY11 TCG released in English - 03/08/2016
Pikachu of the World Gallery 12:30pm. US Center update 15:50pm - 03/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
A new high quality gallery has now been made available via the official Japanese website. These include the previously revealed Chinese, English, Japanese, Dutch and American version of Pikachu of the World Part one. You can see them up close below : (Preorder any PC plush from Sunyshore)
New Pokémon merchandise has now officially been made available at the U.S Online Center. A number of these releases center around the release of the latest TCG series, Steam Siege. New plush have also been added, along with brand new pins of the evolution Johto staters. They include the following items : (Purchase items here)
Pokémon Tomy Z-Ring Set listed at GameStop - 02/08/2016
Sun & Moon Acrylic Charms 13:45pm. Z-Ring at GS 18:00pm - 02/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
A new Z-Ring Set has been listed for $32.99. It has been slated for release on November 15th, 2016. Information of international release is yet to be seen, but this section of the site will be updated, along with our Sun & Moon Merchandise section also. (Preorders here)
Experience the world of Pokémon in a new way with the unique POKÉMON Z-RING and Z-CRYSTALS! Compatible with the latest video game titles in the POKÉMON series for Nintendo 3DS Family Systems: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, the Z-RING can interact and synchronize to enhance the game play experience with new Z-MOVES! In Nintendo 3DS/2DS Mode, Z-CRYSTALS are used in the Z-RING to react simultaneously to the devastating Z-MOVES in the video game with sounds, lights and vibrations! Each Z-CRYSTAL represents a different element type. When an Electric-type Z-CRYSTAL is inserted into the Z-RING, this exciting interactive feature enables players to feel the Electric-type Z-MOVE at the same time as it appears in the video game! Insert different type Z-CRYSTALS into the Z-RING to experience the colors, vibration and sound effects for each.
The POKÉMON Z-RING can be used without the video game in Role-Play mode! Bring the battle play to life by pressing the button on the Z-RING to experience the different colors, lights and vibration with each Z-CRYSTAL! The Z-RING can hold up to six additional Z-CRYSTALS with the active Z-CRYSTAL in place.
The POKÉMON Z-RING SET includes the Z-RING, 3 Z-CRYSTALS and a 2" Pikachu figure. Additional Z-CRYSTALS sold separately.
When synchronized in Nintendo 3DS/2DS Mode and with the Z-CRYSTAL element type matching the Z-MOVE type performed in the video game, the type based attack icon will appear automatically and players will be able to hear the dedicated type attack sound.
Pokémon Sun & Moon information reveals Alolan forms/Z-Ring confirmed/Z-Moves/New additions to Dex - 01/08/2016
Entry 14:00pm. Trailers added 14:03pm. Edit 14:05pm. Z-Moves 14:06pm. New Z-Ring Products 14:10pm - 01/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
New Pokémon Sun & Moon information has now been fully revealed. For full information you can refer to our Sun & Moon section. More Pokémon Sun & Moon information scheduled to come on August 12th, 10pm JST.
14:19pm : Sun & Moon Trailer section updated
14:41pm : Sun & Moon Pokédex section updated - HQ Artwork uploaded with Dex information
16:11pm : Sun & Moon Region section updated - HQ Artwork uploaded with added data
16:21pm : Sun & Moon Characters section updated - HQ Artwork uploaded with biography data
17:10pm : Sun & Moon Features section updated - added Z-Moves & Poké Ride
TOMY International will be releasing the Z-Ring for sale at participating retailers. When a player uses a Z-Move in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon, their real-life Z-Ring will light up, vibrate, and play sounds to go along with the video and sounds in the game. Note : Japanese TOMY lists the Z-Ring products to be released 18th of November, 2016. The standard Ring will be ¥2,600 while the specialist versions will be ¥4,490. 21:10pm : Sun & Moon Merchandise section updated.
New Pokémon Arceus TOMY 20th anniversary merchandise released this month - 01/08/2016
Entry 04:15am. Online Center 21:30pm - 01/08/2016. (Don't forget to Like our Facebook page and share your thoughts.)
Preorders will now begin opening this month for the Arceus 20th anniversary plush and figurine, which will be available for preorder shortly. Previously the releases were quite unorthodox and you were able to obtain certain releases early (eg Mew, Celebi etc), but it seems strict availability is now in place to make the release more in tune with the monthly timings. Some retailers have suggested that the Mythical TCG box will be released strictly on Wednesdays, due to new PCi rulings, however we will notify any alterations. Also, be sure to get your level 100 Mythical Arceus event via Code distribution, which is available to collect as a free gift (See events section).
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