Back in October of 2023, it was announced that all merch tied to the Pokémon x Van Gogh Museum collaboration had completely sold out. This happened after people flooded the museum to pick up every bit of merch they could, which led to an absolutely chaotic scene. People were climbing over one another to snag any piece of the limited merch line they could, and scalpers swarmed in order to buy stock to turn into profit online.
Shortly after, the Van Gogh Museum has updated their Pokémon collaboration FAQ with a note on the “Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat.” The museum had made the decision to stop the distribution of the card at their location due to safety concerns following the reaction to its debut. Now, fans in one part of the world will finally have another chance to snag this collectible.
Those in the Netherlands can look forward to picking up the “Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat” promo card sometime in February 2024. Gaming stores local to the area will be receiving 100 of the cards to put up for sale, and the only way for customers to get these cards is to spend 30 Euros or more on Pokémon TCG merch.
At this point, it’s not known if the card will be made available at other retailers outside of the Netherlands. Should that happen, we’ll make sure to bring you the full details.