February 2016

Update Timezone London GMT / EDT -5 / JST +9

Each article by Pokéshopper - Paul Ryan

Kyoto Ho-oh Pikachu Mascot

News

Magnetic Ash-Greninja Plush by TOMY

New Pokémon Ash-Greninja TOMY plush revealed/First Volcanion Moncolle figurine with movie 16' additions - 29/02/2016

Entry 18:40pm - 29/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

As we first revealed via our Official Twitter account, we have confirmation that on April 23rd, 2016 a brand new TOMY Plush of Ash-Greninja with magnetic arm/leg features will be released in Japan. The plush is listed on Amazon Japan at ¥ 3,218 and will be roughly around the 31cm size bracket.

 

Also, we on top of that posted that Shiny Gardevoir, Shiny Gengar and Volcanion are to be released in the Moncolle figurine series, and are all set for late April release dates. Most notable is the fact they all feature in the Movie 2016 poster, hinting that more merchandise for the Movie should be emerging around that time, hopefully bringing us the first look at Magearna merchandise.

 

Ash-Greninja TOMY Japanese Release Date : (Saturday) April 23rd, 2016.

Volcanion Moncolle Japanese Release Date : (Saturday) April 30th, 2016.

TOMY 20th Anniversary Plush

Pokémon Celebrations begin for 20th Anniversary - 27/02/2016

Entry 23:00pm - 27/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Today, Pokémon celebrates its 20th birthday, as Red and Green were first released in Japan on this day, in 1996. A massive amount of merchandise lines were introduced today in North America, and Japan which consisted of Retro merchandise, 3DS bundles, 2DS bundles, cover plates, VC games on the NNintendo eShop, Kanto Starte plush, preorders on the two new Nendoroids also. The Red Champion edition was sold out in just under 5 hours online, in both the Online PC and Amazon. Whether or not it will be restocked is debatable, but it is unlikely due to it being a 20th anniversary special item.

 

TOMY have officially launched their 20th anniversary dedicated site for Pokémon Mythical plush being released across the year (Ref: Picture above, also chart below). The day has been really difficult to keep on top of due to the NYC Pokémon Nintendo event, and the Toys R Us celebration where a poster with the original 151 Pokémon were given away between 12pm-2pm, along with two promos of Pikachu and Magikarp.

 

Centers across Japan were also celebrating, with the opening of the 2DS bundle release with the Pre-ordered book art of Kanto Pokémon. Also, the huge looking Kanto starter plush Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle were in high demand. And the preorders began for the Red and Green Nendoroid set with Mew, also met with a good amount of interest from buyers there. Europ saw the release of 2DS bundles also, along with the additional cover plates for 3DS and the worldwide release of VC games on eShop, made it a special day to remember indeed.

 

Happy 20th Birthday to Pokémon!

Mythical TOMY Plush US Information
Sun/Moon first imagery
Sun/Moon first imagery
Sun/Moon first imagery
Sun & Moon Logos

New Pokémon Direct reveals Sun & Moon as new main series games/Mystery bird teased - 26/02/2016

Entry 15:00pm - 26/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

The Direct was available to watch in the video above at Midnight Japanese time on the 27th of February, 2016, and is now replaced by the official trailer celebrating 20th anniversary, revealing tiny snipets of information/pictures for the upcoming games set for 2016 release.

 

  • Notice : Direct length is approximately 6 minutes long.
  • Edit : 15:05pm - Pokémon Sun & Moon confirmed as main games for holiday, 2016 release.
  • Edit : 15:10pm - Bird design on computer is said to be new Pokémon.
  • BANK to be compatible with Red, Blue, Green and Yellow to Sun & Moon games.

 

Official note : As we celebrate 20 years since the launch of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green in Japan, the next era of Pokémon games is being announced! Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are coming out for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family in holiday 2016, with a new world, new Pokémon, and new adventures to discover! Watch the first teaser for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon at the top of the page.

 

Using Pokémon Bank, you'll be able to transfer Pokémon you've caught in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow into your copy of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon. Pokémon from Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y can also be brought into Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon in the same way.

 

Pokémon Direct Date : (Friday) February 26th, 2016.

BANDAI Snorlax
Kuttari Set Four

New Snorlax Giant Plush revealed/Pokémon Official Update adds Kuttair Set 4 - 26/02/2016

Entry 06:20am - 26/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Today sees the reveal of the teased Snorlax plush, that was confirmed through our channel last Saturday. The Snorlax is 150cm by height, 130cm by width, and 60cm in depth, which makes it insanely huge. Preorders for the plush have now today begun in Japan, and the end date of the preorder entry is the 31st of March, 2016. It will be available for 52,000 yen.

 

Pokémon Snorlax BANDAI Plush Preorder Opening Date : (Friday) February 26th, 2016.

Pokémon Snorlax BANDAI Plush Preorder Ending Date : (Thursday) March 31st, 2016.

 

Also, following our leak last Saturday, we have official confirmation of the Kuttair plush set four being released in Japan. These will be sold at the usual 860 yen price tag. The set features Gardevoir, Victini, Pichu, Ampharos, Piplup, and Croagunk both awake and sleeping versions of each. These plush will again be sold across Japanese Pokémon Centers, and the newly opened Japanese online center.

 

Pokémon Kuttari Set Four Release Date : (Saturday) March 19th, 2016.

Sun & Moon Logos

Pokémon European Trademark of Sun & Moon : Unconfirmed - 25/02/2016

Entry 16:25pm - 25/02/2016. Edit : 21:00pm (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Pokémon Sun & Moon have been added to a European trademark site earlier today, setting off alarms of speculation that these might be the logos and names of the newest games of the series. This is 100% unconfirmed by Nintedo or anyone associated with the Pokémon Company, however, it is worth noting that Junichi Masuda earlier this month tweeted a picture on his profile of the moon while the sun was still out in the early evening of Japan. That is all we have until tomorrow, when the Pokémon Direct goes live at 3pm (UK), Midnight 27th (Japan), 10am (Washinton DC, USA). Join us here at that time for the official reveal.

 

Edit : New website domains have been registered by Nintendo of America and Europe for these names, making the reveal all the more solid. Be sure not to miss tomorrows news feed.

 

Pokémon Direct Date : (Friday) February 26th, 2016.

20th Anniversary Nanoblocks
20th Anniversary Nanoblocks

New High Quality Pokémon Nanoblock Pictures revealed for 20th Anniversary - 25/02/2016

Entry 16:00pm - 25/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Today, we finally had the official Daisuki update featuring the new upcoming 20th Anniversary nanoblocks, which are based on the Red, Green, Blue and Yellow starter mascots. They are RRP at ¥1,600 each and are based on the in game sprites from the original games. Each box is also based on the original Ken Sugimori artwork from the Japanese Games, and will inside will be 150 pieces of 4mm × 4mm bricks, that make up the finished products which can be seen above in picture one.

 

Japanese Release Date : (Saturday) February 27th, 2016.

PPP Steven & Cynthia

New Pokémon Perfect Posing Products Steven and Cynthia information revealed - 25/02/2016

Entry 15:40pm - 25/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

We can now confirm that the upcoming Steven Stone with Metagross and Cynthia with Garchomp figurines, will be sold for ¥7,344 via Amazon Japan. The figurines follow a long list of 2016 releases, with G.E.M Ash, Misty and Team Rocket figurines also released this year makes it an exciting one for merchandise lovers. The champion edition Perfect Posing Products are PVC handpainted and highly collectable with stands, along with their respective mascot.

 

Japanese Release Date : (Sunday) July 31st, 2016.

Eevee Plush Prize B
Eeveelution Prizes J

Eevee Twinkle 'Pikachu & Friends' Pokémon Kuji prizes - 23/02/2016

Entry 16:40pm - 23/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Banpresto’s Ichiban Kuji site updated us with news of the new line of prizes back in December, of a new Pikachu and Friends lottery themed “Eevee Twinkle Dream.” We recently revealed following last months leak, a better quality version of the leak, where we get a close up of the E prizes, along with a closer view of the plush prizes A-C along with the female version Pikachu (as circled in the left middle) in picture (Ref: Upcoming Section). We now have the first production pictures of prizes B, D, and J, but the rest are yet to be revealed. The Kuji scheduled for late April 2016 and the prize list is as follows:

A Prize: Pikachu Plush

B Prize: Sleeping Eevee Plush

C Prize: Lying Sylveon Plush

D Prize: Artwork Bath Towel

E Prize: Round Plush

F Prize: Towel

G Prize: Glassware

H Prize: Rhinestone Mirror

I Prize: Clear Mini Pouch

J Prize: Clear Rubber Strap

Last One Prize: Pikachu Plush (female version)

Double Chance Prize: Round Plush (set of four)

Japanese Release Date : (Saturday) April 23rd, 2016.

Fluffy Plush Bulbasaur
Fluffy Plush Charmander
Fluffy Plush Squirtle
Fluffy Plush Gengar

New Pokémon Fluffy Plush announced for April release in Japan - 22/02/2016

Entry 17:40pm - 22/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

We can now reveal the latest Pokémon Fluffy plush, set for release this April in Japan according to AmiAmi. This set follows Dedenne, Pikachu and Eevee from late 2015, and this time will be featuring Bulbsaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and Genger fluffy plush. Each Kanto starter will be available for a RRP of 2,800円, while the Gengar is 3,240円 due to size difference.

 

Bulbasaur plush - H17.5×W14×D19cm

Charmander plush - H19×W14.5×D17.5cm

Squirtle plush - H17.5×W15×D13cm

Gengar plush - H21×W23×D22cm

 

Japanese Release Date : (Saturday) April 16th, 2016.

Pikachu Pair 'Going To School'
Ditto Plush Campaign
Kuttari Set Four
Snorlax Plush of 150cm size

New Pokémon Goods have been confirmed for Easter/Kuttari Set 4/Ditto Campaign/Snorlax Super Size Plush - 20/02/2016

Entry 06:40am - Edit 07:32am 20/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

After the Monthly Pikachu campaign, this year it's Monthly Pair Pikachu plush, as we confirmed last month. From March 2016 to March 2017, a unique Pikachu Pair will be released every month in Centers across Japan. This is a set of Pikachu in school uniforms, (Picture One) and simply titled 'Pikachu Going to School' and will be released March 19th, 2016. (Purchase here!) image via @SunyshoreStore

 

Kororin Friends new series will begin and feature - big Charizard and Gengar. Also, Little Kororin Absol, Zorua, Venusaur, Charizard will be added once imagery has been leaked. However, we do have confirmation thanks to @SunyshoreStore that new additions of Kuttari 'Set number four' will feature this March 19th and a full set of plush have been revealed. The set features Victini, Piplup, Pichu, Chespin, Croagunk, Ampharos, and finally Gardevoir. (You can purchase them here!)

 

Brand New Pokémon goods have been revealed. In our first part of this huge report we see that new Ditto goods have appeared, set for March 26th release, and will be of the Kanto starters Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle plush keychains. The plush are dedicated to Clefairy and Pikachu. The keychains are set for a price of 864 yen, while the plush are priced at 1296 yen each.

 

We can confirm that a super size 150cm / approx 60inch Snorlax plush will be added to the XY & Z BANDAI series, and be revealed on February 26th, a day before the big anniversary day. Please stay tuned as we reveal the plush on that day, be sure to check back on this day to our news feed.

 

Pikachu Pair Monthly Release Date : (Saturday) March 19th, 2016.

Kuttari Set Four Release Date : (Saturday) March 19th, 2016.

Ditto Campaign Release Date : (Saturday) March 26th, 2016.

BANDAI Snorlax Preorders Date : (Friday) February 26th, 2016.

Ho-Oh Golden Shiny Event
Kyoto Exclusive Shopping Bags
Kyoto Merchandise
Kyoto Mascots Ho-Oh & Lugia

New Pokémon Center Ho-Oh Golden Event/Kyoto Goods revealed/XY Promo - 19/02/2016

Entry 06:00am - 19/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

A brand new Ho-Oh shiny event has been confirmed for Japan nationwide release in Centers, running from March 16, 2016 (Wed) and ends April 24, 2016 (Sun). It is available to claim through Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire only. It is said that the Kyoto center is themed around the Johto region with images, store design has been decorated to fit the legendary silver and gold Pokémon "Lugia" and "Ho-Oh". The store is also flowing with music from "Pokemon Heart Gold Soul Silver". Open the day beforehand March 15 (Tuesday) at 15:00 to 19:00, certain people whom apply can attend a pre-open sneak preview!

 

Also, it is confirmed that a special TCG promo card (221/XY-P) will be distributed if 5 packs of TCG card are purchased at the center as a special gift. which will feature the store logo on the left hand side of the card (Stock limited).

 

Brand New Pokémon merchandise has also been revealed for the store opening including a special Kyoto pin logo (630 yen), metal charm set (500 yen), mascot Pikachu set of two (630 yen), trump card set (1,250 yen), and A4 clear file (500 yen). A pair of special bag designs will be distributed at new center also. The Kyoto center will also see the appearance of two lifesize poncho Pikachu, of the Lugia and Ho-oh Crossover (March 19th (Sat) to April 24th (Sun) weekends and holidays during the period).

 

2 free gifts will be issued at the Center of Kyoto :

  • Gift for your visit "Gorgeous illustrations card to commemorate the store opening"!
  • For each purchase of 4,000 yen (including tax), you're presented with the "wooden strap!" It features Lugia and Ho-Oh crossover Pikachu design.

 

Kyoto Center Opening Date : (Wednesday) March 16th, 2016.

Steven Stone 3DS Theme
XY Heroine 3DS Theme

New Pokémon 3DS themes confirmed for Japan/Steven Stone for Europe and U.S - 18/02/2016

Entry 19:40pm - 18/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Brand New Pokémon themes hit Japan yesterday featuring the Hoenn champion and also XY Heroine. You can see the Pokémon: Steven Stone theme and other Pokémon designs in the Theme Shop on your Nintendo 3DS system. Select the HOME Menu Settings in the top-left corner, and then select Change Theme to see your currently installed themes and to visit the Theme Shop. Pokémon 3DS Theme cost : 200円, $1.99, £1.79 each.

 

Japanese Release Date : (Wednesday) February 17th, 2016.

North America Release Date : (Thursday) February 18th, 2016.

European Release Date : (Friday) February 19th, 2016.

Red & Green Super CD Collection

New Pokémon 20th Anniversary Red and Green Super Music collection - 18/02/2016

Entry 09:40am - 18/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Recently, it was revealed that plans for a New Pokémon 4 DISC original music collection was scheduled for release in Japan this April. We can now reveal that it is confirmed that the special collection will feature four discs containing the original game scores by none other than GameFreak director, Junichi Masuda. The entirety of the collection will be 3 hours and 55 minutes worth of glorious remastered sound, and will also feature the GBA soundtrack of FireRed and LeafGreen. The collection will contain a luxury 24 page booklet.

 

Pokémon Red and Green Super Music collection : 2,700円

 

Japanese Release Date : (Wednesday) April 27th, 2016.

Nendoroid Champion Edition
Nendoroid Champion Venusaur
Nendoroid Champion Contents
Nendoroid Champion Charizard
Nendoroid Champion Contents
Nendoroid Champion Blastoise
Nendoroid Champion Box

New Pokémon Red Nendoroid Champion Edition Gallery Added - 17/02/2016

Entry 07:40am - 17/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Following our confirmation last Thursday, we now have a high quality gallery to tease the upcoming Red: Champion Version Nendoroid. It features the Three Evolved Original Pokémon from the Kanto region. You can change Red's expression—and pose him with 3 powerful Pokémon! Each Pokémon includes battle effects that show off a signature move: Blast Burn for Charizard, Frenzy Plant for Venusaur, and Hydro Cannon for Blastoise!

 

This special limited-edition Red: Champion Ver. posable figure includes: 1 body, 2 faces, 4 arms, 2 legs, 2 Poké Balls including Ultra Ball and Great Ball, a base with stand, and 3 Pokémon—Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise plus their battle effects! Use the different face parts and different arms to customize Red and get the look you want. Note that this Red figure is hand-painted. There may be slight variations between products. The Red: Champion Ver. figure does not stand on its own. Use the included stand. Pictures are of prototypes, and the final released figure may differ slightly from the form pictured here.

 

Nendoroid collectible figure :

  • A famous figure from the Pokémon world in Nendoroid style!
  • Nendoroid and Pokémon quality
  • Red: Champion Ver. figure is hand-painted. There may be slight variations between products.
  • Includes 3 Pokémon figures with battle effects!

 

Recommended Age: 12 years and up

Country of Origin: Made in China.

Material Type: ABS / PVC

Item Weight: 0.13 pounds

Item Dimensions:

2.00 inches (W)

4.25 inches (H)

2.25 inches (L)

 

Price yet to be decided.

Nendoroid Online Center Release Date : (Saturday) February 27th, 2016.

Pikachu Campaign Plush
Pikachu Campaign Mugs

Pokémon Center Online opens in Japan/New Kanto Starters Plush confirmed/Pikachu Campaign - 16/02/2016

Entry 06:30am - 16/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Today the online Japanese Pokémon center has opened. And as we reported a few days ago through advertisements at PC's in Japan, it was advertised that new Kanto Starters (50cm Large) plush will be released on Pokémon day, the 27th of February 2016. Bulbasaur is 7800円, whereas Charmander and Squirtle are 5500円 due to size difference. This release will also coincide with 2DS bundles, RED & GREEN Nendoroids preorders, Kanto Retro merchandise in Japanese centers (Ref: Upcoming Section). If more is to follow, which we anticipate there is we will of course update you as soon as news develops.

 

The celebration Surfing / Flying Pikachu event has started also, and we can confirm that a Pikachu Campaign will begin March 19th, and will feature a huge laying Pikachu Plush, every monthly Pikachu from 2015-16 calendar, as well as three exclusive mugs designs. (Pictures ref above).

 

An enormous amount of goods have been added, none of which are outstandingly new however - but the product range is quite varied and organised. The Center will sell Nendoroids, 2DS console bundles, games, plush, and general merchandise. Exclusive goods are also available on preorder, most notably the Kanto Gym Luxury framed set which comes in at a whopping ¥ 19,440, available for preorder (2016/2/16 10:00am - 2016/3/18 23:59pm). Note : [Badge] diameter of about 2.5 ~ 3cm [Frame] 267㎜ × 267㎜.

 

Japanese Online Center Opening Date : (Tuesday) February 16th, 2016.

Kanto Starter Plush Japanese Release Date : (Saturday) February 27th, 2016.

Pikachu Online Campaign Japanese Release Date : (Saturday) March 19th, 2016.

Magearna Official Artwork

New Official Pokémon Announcement reveals Magearna - 15/02/2016

Entry 06:40am - 15/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Magiana has now been officially revealed as a new Pokémon. This announcement follows the CoroCoro leaks made early Wednesday morning, that a new man-made Pokémon will be added to the series. A series of speculation has followed, whether the new addition will be part of the Generation 6 or 7 calendar, but no information on this reveal has materialised. We can now however confirm the official English name is Magearna, but its typing is yet to be confirmed. It is also confirmed that it is indeed, a Mythical Legendary.

 

Official XY & Z Movie teaser "In this latest cinematic adventure, Ash meets the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it crashes down from the sky, creating a cloud of dust —and a mysterious force binds the two of them together! Volcanion despises humans and tries to get away, but it's forced to drag Ash along as it continues its rescue mission. 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!"

XY10 Boxart
XY10 Packart
Zygarde Complete Battle Box
M Audino Battle Box

XY10 TCG 'Awakening of Psychic King' confirmed/Moltres and 10% Zygarde on boxart - 15/02/2016

Entry 07:00am - 15/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Following our Coro comic leak a few days ago, we saw the first reveals of LugiaBREAK, M AlakazamEX and several other cards. However, we uploaded via our Twitter account that Moltres and Zygarde 10% forme appear on the boxart, in the high quality images, which basically confirms their existence within the set. Any further images will be added to the site promptly, as and when the high quality scans appear. Also, we have high quality images of the Zygarde Complete and M Audino Perfect Battle deck boxes as we reported on late last year.

 

Note : Cost per Battle box in Japan - 1,556 yen + tax. 150 yen per pack of XY10 (5 cards per pack).

 

XY10 TCG & Battle Box Japanese Release Date : (Friday) March 18th, 2016.

Espeon/Umbreon Support
Magneton/Quagsire Support
Cubone/Diglett Support

New Pokkén Tournament Support Characters Added - 15/02/2016

Entry 08:00am - 15/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New support characters have been revealed for Pokkén Tournament. Espeon, Umbreon, Magneton, Guagsire, Cubone and Diglett have been confirmed, and all have different roles in the game due for release in March on Wii U. Here is the moves and effects of each new support :

 

  • Espeon - Morning Sun removes status conditions & gives heals HP. (The less time on the clock, the more it raises.)
  • Umbreon - Snarl which sucks up the opponent's Resonance Gauge and prevents them being able to land critical hits.
  • Magneton - Tri Attack lowers opponents' Speed & Attack and is good against jumping opponents.
  • Quagsire - Mud Bomb is effective on players on the ground and damages even if guarded against.
  • Cubone - Bonemerang is a quick long range attack that hits multiple times and brings opponents to you.
  • Diglett - Dig makes it easy to land combos when the opponent has been hit.
Kanto Large 20th Plush

New Kanto Starters Plush confirmed for 20th Anniversary - 13/02/2016

Entry 07:30am - 13/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Today across Japanese Pokémon centers, it is advertised that new Kanto Starters (50cm Large) plush will be released on Pokémon day, the 27th of February 2016. Bulbasaur is 7800円, whereas Charmander and Squirtle are 5500円 due to size difference. This release will also coincide with 2DS bundles, RED & GREEN Nendoroids preorders, Kanto Retro merchandise in Japanese centers (Ref: Upcoming Section). If more is to follow, which we anticipate there is we will of course update you as soon as news develops.

 

Release Date : (Saturday) February 27th, 2016.

XY10 Coro leak

New Pokémon CoroCoro leaks of XY10 TCG - 12/02/2016

Entry 22:30pm - 12/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

A new high quality Pokémon TCG XY10 scan has emerged, we can reveal. XY10 will feature Alakazam and M Alakazam EX, and will release on March 18th in Japan. The set contains 78 cards plus secret rares. It is the 10th XY expansion overall and the 3rd XY BREAK era set. In the scan we see the pack artwork, LugiaBREAK, and Zygarde artwork also, and card of fighting-type complete Zygarde Forme. Notable cards confirmed for the set include:

 

Alakazam EX

M Alakazam EX

Umbreon EX

LugiaBREAK

 

Japanese Release Date : (Friday) March 18th, 2016.

Splatoon Design with Red
Splatoon Design with Red
Splatoon Design with Green
Splatoon Design with Green

New SplatoonxPokémon festival t-shirts revealed/Splatfest confirmed for 20th Anniversary - 12/02/2016

Entry 02:40am - 12/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New Pokémon 20th anniversary Splatoon merchandise has been announced, to coincide the video game Splatfest event, Splatoon on Wii U. The Splatfest sees teams pick between Pokémon Red & Green in Japan or Pokémon Red & Blue in North America and Europe. This Splatfest runs in Japan, Europe and the US from February 20th to the 21st. European details to follow shortly. The official t-shirts will be based on Red and Green also, and will be sold in Japanese Centers.

 

Splatoon×Pokémon T-Shirt S ・M ・L - 3,800円

Splatoon×Pokémon T-Shirt (Kids) - 3,200円

 

Splatoon×Pokémon T-Shirts Release Date : (Saturday) February 20th, 2016.

Kanto Starters Mario Costumes
Pikachu 20th Anniversary Event

New Pokémon Mario Maker costumes added/Pikachu Special Event announced - 12/02/2016

Entry 03:00am - 12/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

On top of that, Nintendo have announced for the Pokémon 20th anniversary that, three new costumes have been added to Super Mario Maker via event courses. The Kanto starters Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle are now available, where you can repeat the stages of each three times in order to get the three costumes. These costumes include special sound effects for the Kanto Pokémon starters.

 

We can confirm also, to celebrate the opening of the Pokémon Center Online service in Japan, a special Pikachu is to be distributed via Serial Code to customers making their first order on the site from February 16th through May 22nd. Pikachu knows the moves Surf, Fly, Agility and Celebrate.

 

Mario Maker Costumes Release Date : (Friday) February 12th, 2016.

20th Anniversary Pikachu Online Center Event : (Begins) February 16th - (Ends) May 22nd, 2016.

Volcanion & the Mechanical Magiana Poster

New Pokémon Magiana in CoroCoro leaked Movie Poster - 11/02/2016

Entry - Poster leak 03:35am - HQ Scan of Magiana 03:36am - 11/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New Pokémon CoroCoro Scans are still surfacing, and we can reveal a new Movie Poster for later this summer. It features the newly revealed Magiana (see below the replaced HQ scan). It also showcases Volcanion, alongside Ash-Greninja, Shiny Mega Gengar, Shiny Mega Gardevoir, and Mega Alakazam.

 

The movie summary has been translated from Japanese and states "As Ash and his friends continue their journey, Volcanion drops down from the sky in front of them. Volcanion's object is to recover Magiana, who has been abducted by the "Azoth Kingdom", a city of super-machinery. However, Volcanion and Ash have become linked together by a strange (?????). Will the two of them manage to work together and save Magiana?"

US CharizardEX Box
US Red Nendoroid Champion Edition

New Pokémon U.S Online Center information revealed - 11/02/2016

Entry 13:30pm - 11/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

The U.S. online Pokémon website has revealed the Charizard EX Generations box featuring the new figurine. The official note stated is as follows "Charizard turns up the heat in the first Pokémon TCG: Red & Blue Collection! In each collection, you’ll find a figure of the classic Pokémon and a full-art Charizard-EX card. Plus, you’ll get four Pokémon TCG: Generations booster packs and a Pokémon TCG Online code card."

 

We have also revealed via our social media, the new upcoming TCG Generation boxes which previously weren't revealed. These included Meloetta, Victini, Genesect, Keldeo, and Arceus. This reveal follows last months batch of news from the online site, which promoted the Pokémon 20 website with newly announced products celebrating Pokémons' birthday.

 

Also, it has been confirmed that Champion edition Red Nendoroid will be available at the online center February 27th, 2016.

 

Nendoroid Online Center Release Date : (Saturday) February 27th, 2016.

HQ First Image of Magiana

New Pokémon Magiana in CoroCoro leaks/Movie Title revealed - 10/02/2016

Entry - Cover leak 10:50am - Badges 12:00pm - Scans 13:25pm - 10/02/2016.

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New Pokémon CoroCoro Scans have now been added. A new Pokémon called Magiana マギアナ is confirmed to be the latest addition to the 20 year series. What we know of Magiana so far, is that it is a mechanically made Pokémon. And that the new titled Movie will be : Volcanion and the Mechanical Magiana. Its typing is currently unknown, but will be updated in this section once the information is leaked. It is a man-made Pokémon and is said to be over 500 years old.

 

Two weeks ago it must be noted, that new badges were confirmed for release featuring Volcanion as XY & Z 2016 Movie merchandise. However, what is most outstanding is the ??? reveal to the bottom right corner next to Zygarde Complete Forme. This section will be updated as soon as confirmation comes, if this is the first Magiana merchandise.

Volcanion and the Mechanical Magiana
Coro Cover confirms Magiana
XY & Z Badges
Eevee Twinkle Collection

Eevee Twinkle 'Pikachu & Friends' Pokémon Kuji prizes breakdown - 09/02/2016

Entry 13:50pm - 09/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Banpresto’s Ichiban Kuji site updated us with news of the new line of prizes back in December, of a new Pikachu and Friends lottery themed “Eevee Twinkle Dream.” We can now reveal following last months leak, a better quality version of the leak, where we get a close up of the E prizes, along with a closer view of the plush prizes A-C along with the female version Pikachu (as circled in the left middle). We are still awaiting the production pictures, but that will be updated as soon as the official site updates. The Kuji scheduled for late April 2016 and the prize list is as follows:

 

A Prize: Pikachu Plush

B Prize: Sleeping Eevee Plush

C Prize: Lying Sylveon Plush

D Prize: Artwork Bath Towel

E Prize: Round Plush

F Prize: Towel

G Prize: Glassware

H Prize: Rhinestone Mirror

I Prize: Clear Mini Pouch

J Prize: Clear Rubber Strap

 

Last One Prize: Pikachu Plush (female version)

Double Chance Prize: Round Plush (set of four)

 

Japanese Release Date : (Saturday) April 23rd, 2016.

Kuttari Plush Set Three

New Pokémon Kuttari Set Three now available at Online Center - 09/02/2016

Entry 14:00pm - 09/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New Pokémon Center Kuttari Set Three have been now been added to the online center for those of you in the U.S. The Kuttari plush are similar to Tsum Tsums and have been hugely popular since the release in Japanese centers. This particular series features Sylveon, Glaceon, Leafeon, Lucario, Cyndaquil and Mew. Each plush has been given the price of $9.99. (Purchase here)

 

Online Center Release Date : (Tuesday) February 9th, 2016.

Super Bowl 50 showcases New Pokémon Trailer - 08/02/2016

Entry 01:50am - Added 30 second spot 08/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Tonight, the new Pokémon trailer with the TRAIN ON trademark has been aired to the World at Super Bowl 50. The ad, shot in Rio de Janeiro, celebrates the millions of Pokémon fans around the world, encourages them to enjoy the Pokémon references hidden in the ad and Train On. A 30-second version of the ad will be aired at the beginning of the third quarter of Super Bowl 50. The extended version is in the video above. The ad is part of a yearlong campaign celebrating 20 years of Pokémon. First introduced in Japan in 1996 with the video games Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green for the Nintendo Game Boy system, Pokémon has delighted fans of all ages around the world for two decades.

 

Super Bowl 50 : (Sunday) February 7th, 2016.

Red Figurine Artwork
PERFECT POSING PRODUCT Cynthia
Red & Green Nendoroid
PERFECT POSING PRODUCT Steven

New Pokémon Trainer RED with Pikachu Artwork Unveiled/Nendoroids and Perfect Posing Figurines Teased - 07/02/2016

Entry 04:00am - 07/02/2016. Edit : 04:34am (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

A New ARTFX J Pokémon Trainer Red figurine has been showcased at todays "Wonder Festival 2016 Winter". The event has been held 10:00 to 17:00 at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, Japan. No information is known about the size, or cost of the figurine, but following last weeks teaser, the artwork above is now the finished piece. Please check back to this section as news develops of product image, price and further details. It is guaranteed however, to be released for 2016.

 

Manufacturer : Kotobukiya

Series : ARTFX J

Illustration : Hitoshi Ariga

Release Date : 2016

 

Also, the event showcased example images and the product Nendoroids of Red and Green with Mew, as we reported about on Friday. For full details on the Nendoroids please scroll down to news report of the 5th of February. And on top of that, the upcoming Perfect Posing Products have been teased in full colour, of the Cynthia and Steven figurines we teased last month.

 

Wonder Festival Date : (Sunday) February 7th, 2016.

Blastoise Nanoblock
Venusaur Nanoblock

New Pokémon Blastoise and Venusaur Nanoblock coming to Japan - 06/02/2016

Entry 19:00pm - 06/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New Pokémon Nanoblocks were confirmed for release earlier today, but no imagery had been released with the product information. However, we have managed to get two high quality production pictures of the pair of Nanoblocks scheduled for Japanese release later this year. Each Nanoblock will be prices via Amazon JP for ¥ 1,598. Venusaur (NBPM-018) and Blastoise (NBPM-019) follow four of the Starters from Kanto (Yellow vers Pikachu included) Nanoblock specials which are released March 4th, 2016.

 

Blastoise and Venusaur Japanese Release Date : (Thursday) June 30th, 2016.

Red and Green Nendoroid
Red and Green Nendoroid
Red and Green Nendoroid

New Pokémon 20th Anniversary Nendoroids of RED & GREEN coming to Japan - 05/02/2016

Entry 06:00am - 05/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New Pokémon Nendoroid announcement comes, and adds it's fourth following, Red, Cynthia and Trainer N. This line up will consist of Trainers RED AND GREEN for the 20th Anniversary of the franchise! Nendoroids are cute and customizable figures with articulation, made by Good Smile Company. Trainer Red comes with two face parts, five arm parts, four hand parts, and two leg parts. Trainer Green comes with two face parts, six arm parts, and 2 leg parts. Also a Mew figure is included (Pictured far right). Cost of figurine set is 7,500 yen.

 

 

  • Preorders Start : (Saturday) February 27th, 2016.
  • Preorders End : (Thursday) March 31th, 2016.

 

Final Japanese Release Date : (Saturday) July 9th, 2016.

Pokémon 20th Retro Goods
Pokémon 20th Retro Goods
Pokémon 20th Retro Goods
Pokémon 20th Retro Goods
Pokémon 20th Retro Goods
Pokémon 20th Retro Goods

New Pokémon Center Retro Merchandise to be Released for Anniversary - 05/02/2016

Entry 08:00am - 05/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New Pokémon Center merchandise will be released to celebrate the birthday of Pokémon in Japan later this month. We see that in the official production teasers, that new cushions, t-shirts, pen cases, hand towels and acrylic keychains will be released. The designs are based on original sprites from the games Red and Green. Price list as follows :

 

Cushions of Pikachu, Charizard, Lapras - 2,500 yen

Clear File Set - 280 yen

Container pen case dot Pikachu - 800 yen

Hand towel dot pattern - 400 yen

Muffler towel dot pattern - 1,000 yen

NEW ERA 59FIFTY cap dot Pikachu 7 3/8 - 5,900 yen

Backpack OUTDOOR dot pattern - 8,200 yen

Boston (small) OUTDOOR dot pattern - 6,800 yen

Acrylic key chain collection dot - 450 yen each

T-shirt collection dot - 1,500 yen

 

Japanese Release Date : (Saturday) February 27th, 2016.

Pokémon Center online artwork
Pokémon Center online artwork
Pokémon Center online artwork

New Pokémon Online Center for Japan Opening February 16th - 05/02/2016

Entry 07:00am - 05/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New Pokémon Center online artwork has been teased, with the notice of a new campaign called 'Pokémon Red and Blue' - held period: February 16th, (Tuesday) 10:00am to March 18th (gold) 23:59pm. The first teased merchandise is a luxurious collection of Kanto Gym badges framed, and will be a special edition collectable (Cost : 19,440 yen). Also, in the second product we see three A4 size document folders with each design of the artwork pictured above on the folders, which will be sold at 5,000 yen per document holder.

 

Japanese Opening Date : 10:00am (Tuesday) February 16th, 2016.

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Kanto Gym badges Collection
Pokémon Little Tales
Pokémon Little Tales
Pokémon Little Tales
Pokémon Little Tales

New Pokémon Little Tales merchandise released tomorrow in Japan - 04/02/2016

Entry 16:00pm - 04/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

New Pokémon Little Tails merchandise will be released tomorrow in Japanese Centers, and will feature brand new plush keychains, mascots, plush, phone cases, pass cases and more. The Pikachu plush mascot will be priced at 2,400 yen, and the figure straps will be 1,300 yen. The keychain plush mascots will be extremely unique, and feature at least two mascots which include Ditto, Ponyta, Blitzle, Mime Jr, Girafarig and of course Pikachu. Prices per keychain plush is 1,400 yen.

 

Japanese Release Date : (Saturday) February 6th, 2016.

'I LOVE PIKACHU' Plush in 2016
'I LOVE PIKACHU' Pichu Large
'I LOVE PIKACHU' Raichu Large

New Pokémon XY & Z Banpresto 'I LOVE PIKACHU' line of plush leaked - 04/02/2016

Entry 07:30am - 04/02/2016. Pichu Large added 14:30pm (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

We can now reveal exclusively, brand new plush to be released by Banpresto. Thanks to Gin (Sunyshore.com), for the pictures of this exciting reveal of new I LOVE PIKACHU plush, which consist of a large 25cm Raichu, and on the right hand side, we can see a series of Pikachu evolution line (13cm in height per plush) set for release. The Pichu and Raichu have the same posture, with arms spread wide. While, the Pikachu will be laying like the large Raichu pictured to the left hand side. Whether more of this line will be released is yet to be known, however we will of course update the site if any news leaks.

 

Also, it has been leaked that a Pichu laying plush will be released in this set. The plush is 23cm in width, still making it a substantial size and release, along with the large Raichu, and smaller plush as part of the Pikachu evolution line.

 

Japanese Release Date : June, 2016.

G.E.M. Ash & Misty Figurines

New upcoming Pokémon G.E.M Figurine details announced - 04/02/2016

Entry 06:00am - 04/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Following our news report back in January, we can update our news section with price structure and release date for the upcoming Ash (10cm PVC) and Misty (11cm PVC) Megahouse G.E.M figurines. They are priced at ¥5,800 per figurine, and will both be released on May 31st, 2016. The announcement lines up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the massive franchise, and will be highly saught after items. The Kanto retro style design will prove to be very popular, so expect the figurines to sell fast.

 

Japanese Release Date : (Tuesday) May 31st, 2016.

20th Anniversary Vinyl Soundtrack

Limited Edition Pokémon 20th Anniversary Red/Blue Soundtrack Vinyl released - 04/02/2016

Entry 01:00am - 04/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

We can now confirm that in celebration of Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, record collectors could purchase a limited edition Red & Blue soundtrack on vinyl. The record was priced at $49.95, but sold out immediately and will only be limited to 500 copies. The album has been produced by Moonshake records, and will feature each and every track from the original Pokémon games Red and Blue. Each song has been remastered from the original scores composed by GAME FREAK inc Director, Junichi Masuda. The Album Artwork concept is based on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - by the Beatles (Released: June 1st, 1967).

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BREAKpoint GyaradosEX Gold Card
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BREAKpoint M GyaradosEX
BREAKpoint DarkraiEX
BREAKpoint M ScizorEX
BREAKpoint Ho-OhEX
BREAKpoint ManaphyEX
BREAKpoint GyaradosEX

BREAKpoint Pokémon TCG in English Released tomorrow - 02/02/2016

Entry 10:15am - 02/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

The new TCG series - BREAKpoint will officially be released tomorrow for the first time outside of Japan. Rage of the Broken Sky was released in Japan late last year (December 11, 2015), and card leaks began to flood around twitter. However, we have high quality scans showcasing some Full Art cards above, just as a teaser to what features in the series. It is centered around the mascot Pokémon - Shiny Mega Gyarados.

 

BREAKpoint TCG will bring 11 new Pokémon-EX, including 2 Mega Evolution Pokémon, and 5 new Pokémon BREAK cards, most notably GreninjaBREAK. The XY series will be moving it's ninth part, with Awakening Psychic King XY10 coming into play next in Japan for release March 18, 2016. Also, to take note, Generations will also be released in English on February 22, 2016 to coincide with the 20th anniversary, making this an extremely busy time for TCG fans.

 

Products Introduced include:

 

  • XY9: BREAKpoint Booster Packs (10 cards per pack, plus TCGo code)
  • XY9: BREAKpoint Elite Trainer Box (8 Boosters, 65 Sleeves, Card Box, 45 Energy Cards, Instructions, Players starter kit)
  • XY9: ‘Wave Slasher’ And ‘Electric Eye’ TCG Theme Decks
  • XY9: ‘BREAKpoint’ 3-Pack Blister Boosters with Promo

 

English Release Date : (Wednesday) February 3rd, 2016.

GreninjaBREAK
20th Anniversary Keychains
20th Anniversary Keychains
20th Anniversary Keychains
20th Anniversary Keychains
20th Anniversary Keychains
20th Anniversary Keychains
20th Anniversary Keychains
20th Anniversary Keychains

New Pokémon Keychains to be released in Japan - 01/02/2016

Entry 10:00am - 01/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

A new set of special XY & Z BANDAI keychains have been announced for release in Japan, currently scheduled for mid-February release (Note: subject to change depending on stores). The release will conincide with the 20th anniversary later this month, and we estimate that more will follow of the same Kantoesque style. It is noted that the aesthetic feel is a retro appeal, and will be highly collectable to those on the hunt for Pikachu, Kanto starters, Eevee, Jigglypuff, Gengar and Mew. Priced at ¥300 per keychain.

New High Quality Pokkén Tournament Trailer featuring Chandelure Released - 01/02/2016

HQ Version added 01:18am - 01/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

A new trailer for Pokken Tournament has been released following the lastest GAME PARTY JAPAN stream via NicoNico. It has been confirmed that Chandelure will be available in Japanese arcades from February 9th, 2016. A better quality version has now been added to the site, as published above.

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Pokémon Month to celebrate the 20th Anniversary - 01/02/2016

Entry 08:00am - 01/02/2016. (Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for news updates and more.)

 

Pokémon will be later this month celebrating it's 20th anniversary of the franchise. On the 27th, it will mark 20 years to the day that the games Pokémon Red and Green were first released in Japan. And, we expect tons of new releases and announcments to come, so please stay tuned as this particular area of the site will be congested with information of upcoming new products to make this a very special time for fans.

 

We know that with the new VC games being released on eShop, Nintendo 2DS bundles for the UK, Japan, 3DS bundles for the US, new plush, TCG Generations & BREAKpoint, and Mew events, we think that this will be one of the biggest years since Pokémons' existence began, way back in 1996. Please enjoy this months updates.

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