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Pokemon News Round-Up: Pikachu mascot stumbles, second Sword & Shield launch event in Japan detailed, EZ-Link charms, Sword and Shield pre-order bonus in Hong Kong

The world of Pokemon keeps on growing

Pikachu mascot almost takes a tumble

- Pikachu mascots were used to celebrate the launch of the official Pikachu Razer PC accessories in China
- the Pikachu mascots had a hard time walking up the stairs

Second official launch event for Pokemon Sword and Shield in Japan

- Junichi Masuda will not be attending
- held from Nov. 15th to 17th, 2019 at the 4th floor sky garden of Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens in Hyogo, Japan
- includes a Pikachu Dance Stage Show, a Pikachu, Grookey, Scorbunny, Sobble Meet and Greet, a Quiz Rally, and a Play Corner

Pokemon EZ-Link charms

- used to tap in and out on the public transport system in Singapore
- four charms including Vulpix, Jigglypuff, Eevee, and Snorlax
- SGD14.90 each

Pokemon Sword and Shield exclusive pre-order bonus in Hong Kong

- Rotom Phone pass case for your credit card or any kind of PVC card

Ninja JaJaMaru Collection Utage Set announced for Japan

City Connection has announced plans to release a Ninja JaJaMaru Collection Utage Set in Japan on December 12th, 2019, which is priced at ¥9,999 ($92). This set includes the game card, original soundtrack, secret book, ramen donburi bowl & renge spoon, rubber strap, and the additional character Mikado-chan. You can check out more pics here.

Resident Evil Revelations Collection seeing 'Best Price' release in Japan

Just a moment!

The Resident Evil Revelations Collection, which includes two games in one package, is going to see a 'Best Price' release in Japan. The new deal goes live on Dec. 13th, 2019, and nets you Resident Evil Revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2 for just $40. Remember, the first game is on a game card, and the second is a code.

‘A Cool New Friend’ Pikachu Figure from Funko at the Pokémon Center

Isn't he cool?

The latest figure in Funko's A Day with Pikachu collection—dubbed A Cool New Friend—is almost here. It features Pikachu decked out in a festive Delibird cap while taking a romp in the snow on a cold winter day. But what's this? The little Pokémon has encountered a small, powdery doppelgänger! From the look on Pikachu's face, however, it seems a bit skeptical as to this snowman's true identity. That snowy smile is a bit wide, and those eyes are a bit beady. Hmm…we wonder…

Seriously, though, how cute is Pikachu's incredulous smirk here? This charming figure will make a cool-as-ice addition to your Pokémon collection. It will arrive at the Pokémon Center later this month, so remember to subscribe to the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter to stay up to date and learn when A Cool New Friend will be available for purchase.

Switch eShop deals for Nov. 10th, 2019

Some deals are too good to pass up!

As always, there's plenty of amazing deals going on at the Switch eShop. So many great games for so little! Check out what's up for grabs below.

ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury – $3.99 (was $7.99)
ACA NeoGeo Fatal Fury Special – $3.99 (was $7.99)
ACA NeoGeo Garou: Mark of the Wolves – $3.99 (was $7.99)
ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’95 – $3.99 (was $7.99)
ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’97 – $3.99 (was $7.99)
ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters 2000 – $3.99 (was $7.99)
Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise – $8.99 (was $14.99)
Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition – $12.49 (was $24.99)
Ape Out – $7.49 (was $14.99)
Aragami: Shadow Edition – $14.99 (was $29.99)
Bleed – $3.59 (was $11.99)
Bleed 2 – $4.49 (was $14.99)
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King – $9.99 (was $14.99)
Crypt of the NecroDancer: Nintendo Switch Edition – $3.99 (was $19.99)
Defunct – $0.49 (was $14.99)
Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2 – $1.00 (was $6.99)
Graceful Explosion Machine – $7.79 (was $12.99)
HoPiKo – $1.99 (was $9.99)
Hotline Miami Collection – $12.49 (was $24.99)
Human: Fall Flat – $7.49 (was $14.99)
Inversus Deluxe – $4.94 (was $14.99)
Katana Zero – $10.04 (was $14.99)
Light Fingers – $12.99 (was $19.99)
Miles & Kilo – $1.59 (was $7.99)
Mother Russia Bleeds – $7.49 (was $14.99)
My Brother Rabbit – $1.49 (was $14.99)
Nefarious – $4.49 (was $14.99)
Neon Chrome – $4.49 (was $14.99)
Nine Parchments – $5.99 (was $19.99)
Not a Hero: Super Snazzy Edition – $6.49 (was $12.99)
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas – $9.99 (was $14.99)
Party Golf – $3.75 (was $15.00)
Phantom Doctrine – $6.79 (was $17.99)
Pinstripe – $4.49 (was $14.99)
Pode – $12.49 (was $24.99)
Riot: Civil Unrest – $4.99 (was $19.99)
Saboteur! – $0.08 (was $8.00)
Saboteur II: Avenging Angel – $0.08 (was $8.00)
Solo: Islands of the Heart – $7.99 (was $19.99)
Subsurface Circular – $4.79 (was $5.99)
Super Blood Hockey – $8.99 (was $14.99)
Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan – $9.99 (was $19.99)
The Coma: Recut – $5.99 (was $19.99)
The Count Lucanor – $2.99 (was $14.99)
The Long Reach – $1.49 (was $14.99)
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle – $9.99 (was $19.99)
Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure – $5.99 (was $29.99)
Vaporum – $12.49 (was $24.99)

Nintendo to sell Super Mario Family Life goods at Nintendo TOKYO

I need ALL of them!

Nintendo TOKYO is going to be the absolute mecca for Nintendo merch. There have been so many items revealed so far, and now we know that a variety of Super Mario Family Life goods will be there as well. The lineup includes melamine plates, melamine bowls, a melamine mini plate set, a stacking cup set, chopsticks set, placemats, and a die-cut cushion.

“Good Night Kirby – Always Kirby” picture book announced for Japan

Sweet dreams, Kirby

Kirby fans in Japan will have yet another book to pick up in the near future. Japanese publisher Shogakukan has announced plans to release a picture book called “Good Night Kirby – Always Kirby” in Japan on Dec. 6th, 2019. The book is aimed at children, and includes an 18-page story that's meant to be read before bed.

Amazon vendors selling bootleg copies of Iconoclasts

Careful what you buy...

Here's something to be on the lookout for when buying a Switch game from an Amazon vendor, and not through Amazon themselves. Apparently some vendors, knowingly or not, are selling bootleg copies of games. You can see an example of a bootleg title above, which is a knock-off of Limited Run Games' retail release of Iconoclasts. Sadly, the game doesn't even work.

Whether the vendors know their games are bootlegs is unclear. Unfortunately, I'm sure some do, but it's also likely a few others have been swindled just like the customers who snatch these games up.

Some Walmart locations selling the Nintendo Labo Robot Kit for $9

You've got to be kitting me!

If I remember correctly, the Nintendo Labo Robot Kit was $80 when it launched, and some people found that price absolutely astronomical. If you were among those people, perhaps today's price info will sway you to make a purchase. Some customers have found the Robot Kit in stock at their local Walmart for just $9. That's the full kit with everything included, and brand-new. Now that's a steal!

New round of Ace Attorney merch releasing in Japan

Looking Ace

Capcom continues to pump out merch for their biggest brands, and the Ace Attorney series is about to get a new wave of goodies. The new lineup, which is set to launch on Nov. 11th, 2019, includes a smartphone case, can badges, keychains, a tape dispenser, and badge holders.

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