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Merchandise revealed for Alolan Vulpix and Snow Miku collaboration

Time to buy a plane ticket to Hokkaido

The unexpected collaboration between Pokemon's Alolan Vulpix and Snow Miku will be taking place in Hokkaido, Japan starting February 4th. Images of the products being offered have been added to the official website for the campaign. Disappointingly, none of the merchandise will be available online, and must be purchased at the event. Check out what will be offered in the gallery below, including key-chains, a beautiful t-shirt, a throw blanket, and much more!

Japanese hardware/software sales for Jan. 13th to Jan. 19th, 2020, Pokemon Sword and Shield has been dethroned

Pokemon says goodbye to the #1 spot

Since launch, Pokemon Sword and Shield has amazingly kept the #1 sales position in Japan. After 10 weeks on the market, it's finally been dethroned, and is now placed in a respectable third on the charts. It's been quite a while since PlayStation 4 exclusives took the top of the charts, but with the launch of Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Dragon Ball Z: Kararot, they've taken the first two spots. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore had a bit of a slow opening week, while making it to #6, the game sold only 18,797 copies in Japan. In terms of hardware, the Nintendo Switch was the best selling console by far. 96,458 more Switch units have been sold between the Switch and Switch Lite, which is even more than last year during the same time period. Check out the full Japanese sales data below for the week of January 13th!

01./00. [PS4] Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Sega) {2020.01.16} (¥8.390) - 156.993 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai Namco Games) {2020.01.16} (¥7.600) - 89.537 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield # (Pokemon Co.) {2019.11.15} (¥5.980) - 55.604 / 3.312.358 (-22%)
04./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 35.860 / 583.429 (+67%)
05./00. [PS4] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 14 # (Koei Tecmo) {2020.01.16} (¥8.800) - 20.095 / NEW
06./00. [NSW] Tokyo Mirage Session FE Encore (Nintendo) {2020.01.17} (¥6.700) - 18.797 / NEW
07./04. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo) {2019.12.27} (¥3.480) - 15.790 / 107.698 (+0%)
08./03. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 13.919 / 1.222.666 (-12%)
09./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 12.370 / 2.737.674 (-12%)
10./05. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 12.347 / 3.522.802 (-13%)

Pokemon Co. announces end date for Pokemon Sword and Shield's latest Wild Area events

Don't miss your chance!

Pokemon Co. has announced the end date for the current Wild Area events in Pokemon Sword and Shield. If you want to get in on the Gigamax Alcremie event, you have until Jan. 31st, 2020 to do so. As for all other Gigamax Pokemon tied to events, get ready for them to make their way out on Feb. 7th, 2020.

Nintendo Dream includes a two-sided Pokemon poster

Make room on the bedroom wall

The latest issue of Nintendo Dream includes an extra goody for Pokemon Sword and Shield fans. The magazine comes packed with a two-sided poster for Pokemon Sword and Shield, with one side featuring the gym leaders and champion, and the other featuring the main characters.

Japanese retailer discusses age ranges buying Pokemon Sword and Shield

We're all kids at heart

Tsutaya, a major retailer in Japan, has put out some details on the audience picking up Pokemon Sword and Shield. According to their data, a number of players in their 20s were snatching up the games as soon as they launched. Then, as we moved into the holiday season, the audience started to get a bit younger.

Slightly before Christmas and leading through to today, children seem to be the audience really going all in on Pokemon Sword and Shield. Tsutaya says that children seem to gravitate more towards Pokemon Sword over Shield.

Pokémon TCG: Collector Chest (Spring 2020) due out April 3rd, 2020

Now there's a cool school lunchbox

Prepare for a trip to the Galar region in the Pokémon Trading Card Game with a Collector Chest that contains a variety of cool goodies fans will love. This Pokémon TCG: Collector Chest includes three foil promo cards highlighting each of the Galar region's first partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. It also comes with five Pokémon TCG booster packs to add to your collection and a mini portfolio that can hold your favorite cards. Additional items like sticker sheets, a Pokémon notepad, and a coin featuring the first partner trio add to the fun. To top it off, everything comes packed in a sturdy metal case decorated with images of the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta.

The Pokémon TCG: Collector Chest (Spring 2020) includes:

5 Pokémon TCG booster packs
3 foil promo cards featuring Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble
A cool Pokémon coin featuring Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble
4 colorful sticker sheets
A mini portfolio to store your favorite cards
A Pokémon notepad featuring Zacian and Zamazenta
A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

The Pokémon TCG: Collector Chest (Spring 2020) will be available on April 3, 2020, in the Pokémon Center and where Pokémon TCG products are sold.

Pokemon 'Dallas Regional Championships' Day 2 Livestream

Day 2 beatdowns underway

It's day two at the Pokemon Dallas Regional Championships, and the action has been fast-and-furious. Hop in on the official live-stream for the event above, and catch some of the battles for yourself!

Pokemon Regional Championships in Dallas, Texas kick off today at 10:30 AM ET

Time to put up or shut up!

It's going to be an exciting day, trainers! The Pokémon Regional Championships in Dallas, Texas kick off today, and they're the first North American Regional that run on Pokémon Sword & Shield. Attendance for this event has been super popular, making it the biggest VGC event for Pokemon in years. You can check out all the action at these regional championships via the official live-stream above, which kicks off at 10:30 AM ET.

Pokemon Sword and Shield take the #1 spot on Famitsu sales charts for the 9th consecutive week, marking a new record

9 weeks and counting!

Pokemon Sword and Shield were once again the #1 selling software in Japan this past week. It's no surprise to see a Pokemon title hanging onto the top spot for awhile, but it turns out Pokemon Sword and Shield's time at the top is worthy of a new record.

Famitsu's software sales charts date back to 1995, and the record-holder for most consecutive #1 placements on the weekly sales charts was Pokemon Diamond and Pearl with 8 weeks the top. I say was because Pokemon has now been dethroned by...Pokemon. Pokemon Sword and Shield just took their 9th consecutive week at the #1 position, marking a new record.

Of course, the real question is, just how long will Pokemon Sword and Shield be able to stay at #1? Anyone care to venture a guess?

Pokemon Sword and Shield 'Explore the Wild Area' 30-second spot

Go wild!

Check out the natural beauty of the wild area and explore the untamed wilderness!

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