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Kotobukiya shows off ARTFX J Cynthia and Garchomp prototype figurine, confirms May and Torchic figurine in the works

The ARTFX J series is set to expand

Kotobukiya has given fans an update on their upcoming Pokemon figurines that are part of the ARTFX J series. First up, we've gotten a new look at the previously revealed ARTFX J Cynthia & Garchomp figure. We saw the art before, but now we can take a look at the unpainted prototype.

Along with that, the company revealed that the ARTFX J series will expand with a May & Torchic figure. There's no prototype image for that yet, but you can see artwork for what to expect above.

Re-Ment reveals Pokemon Stained Glass collection

Now this is real art

Re-Ment has had a long line of Nintendo-related merch, and the collaboration continues with a Pokemon Stained Glass Collection. The series features Pokemon doing their signature moves, displayed on stain glass backgrounds. There are six different designs, and they feature Pikachu, Mew, Umbreon, Ho-oh, Lugia, and Gardevoir. Each one comes in a blind box for roughly $10, and they launch in Japan today.

GameSpot Video - Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Vs. Diamond and Pearl comparison

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl have officially been revealed! To celebrate we go back and compare the newly revealed footage in the trailers to the original Diamond & Pearl gameplay in this side by side comparison video!

Pokemon Co. reveals Easter merch lineup

All the pastels you could want

Pokemon Co. has cooked up a line of Easter merch that's going to launch in Pokemon Centers on March 13th, 2021. You can see a complete rundown of the merch below.

Pikachu plush 1,760 yen (★)
Scorbunny Plush 1,760 yen (★)
Wooloo Mascot 1,320 yen (★)
Rowlet Mascot 1,320 yen (★)
Natu Mascot 1,320 yen (★)
Torchic Mascot 1,320 yen (★)
Tissue Box Cover 3,740 yen (★)
Pouch with wet tissue case 1,980 yen (★)
Brush & Drawstring Set 1,320 yen (★)
Eco Bag 1,980 yen (★)
Charm Mirror 1,650 yen (★)
Necklace 1,430 yen (★)
Bracelet 1,320 yen (★)
Earrings 1,430 yen (★)
Ear Piercing 1,430 yen (★)
Accessory case 2,750 yen (★)
Hand towel 660 yen (★)
Hand towel (Wooloo) 660 yen (★)
Hair Scrunchie (Blue) 1,320 (★)
Hair Scrunchie (Yellow) 1,320 (★)
A4 Clear File 5P 506 yen (★)
Masking tape (2 pcs set) 880 yen (★) )
Frame memo 715 yen (★)
Sticky sticker with box 825 yen (★)
Metal charm set (Pikachu) 880 yen (★)
Metal charm set (Scorbunny) 880 yen (★)
Acrylic charm collection with egg case Happy Easter Basket 715 yen
8 types in total. You cannot choose the pattern.
Chocolate pie Happy Easter Basket 1,296 yen

*Items marked with (★) will be available from Amazon Japan at a later date.

Pokemon Cafe and Kirby Cafe locations update with new items

So thirsty

There's some new sweet treats available at the Pokemon Cafe/Pikachu Sweets and Kirby Cafe/Store locations in Japan! Check out details on what's been added below.

Pokemon Cafe/Pikachu Sweets

- 141 extra latte art designs being added as of today
- this makes for 419 designs
- all four forms of Castform and Deoxys will appear on different days depending on local weather conditions

Kirby Café Store

- four new Kirby drinks
- $6 per drink, or $9 with the Kirby straw included
- drink lineup is as follows:

Rainbow Resort – grape jelly, pineapple, pink star-shaped nata de coco in lemonade
Grass Land – white grape juice, grapefruit, star-shaped nata de coco, melon jelly
Friendly Fields – tea, pink star-shaped nata de coco, passion fruit, lemon jelly
Bubbly Clouds – yogurt, blue star-shaped nata de coco, mango

Each drink will be about $6, or a little over $9 if you’d like to add Kirby to your straw (which you absolutely should do at least once). They should all be available once the permanent Kirby Café Store opens on March 12th.

Original Stitch and Pokémon Co. celebrate Pokémon's 25th anniversary with 34 new patterns from Ruby and Sapphire

Looking VERY good!

Original Stitch and Pokemon Co. continue their collaboration with yet another line of special Pokemon-related designs, this time featuring content from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Get full details on this new lineup in the press release below.

Original Stitch and The Pokémon Company today announced the launch of new apparel, allowing fashion-forward fans of the Pokémon brand to choose designs from 34 patterns of Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, as seen in the classic 2002 video games, Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.

The launch coincides with February 27—better known as Pokémon Day. The new apparel lineup includes shirts, masks, and bandanas from Pokémon Shirts, a customized shirt service from Original Stitch, in collaboration with The Pokémon Company, which first released in February 2019.

“This year is such an important milestone for the Pokémon community,” said Marina Carroll, Marketing Manager at Original Stitch. “For this launch, we chose Pokémon Day, both as a way of marking how far we’ve come and allowing us to celebrate Pokémon’s 25th anniversary year-round. Getting this moment right—for us and the community—is essential, which is why we spent so much time transforming these designs into must-have fashion items for 2021.”

Choose from 34 new fabrics of Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region!

The new apparel collection introduces fan-favorite Pokémon like Treecko, Grovyle, and Sceptile—these are just a few of the 34 Pokémon that inspired the new line of patterns, all based on the classic 2002 video games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire.

“The addition of these patterns allows fans of the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire games to show support for their favorite Pokémon and join the 25th anniversary celebration with their own signature look, whether they favor custom shirts, masks, or bandanas, or any combination of these items to get this year-long party started right”

Check out the lineup here

Watch Ash’s Musical Adventures in Episodes on Pokémon TV

Watch out for Jigglypuff!

Pokemon Co. is highlighting another series of classic Pokemon episodes on the Pokemon TV app. This week's episodes are musical-themed, and you can read the explanation as to why below.

The exciting celebration of 25 years of Pokémon has kicked off, and one of the most exciting aspects of the festivities is the P25 Music program, which will feature new music from superstar artists like Katy Perry. This is far from the first time that music has played an important role in the world of Pokémon. Throughout the years, Ash, Pikachu, and their friends have had several melodic adventures in Pokémon the Series, and you can relive some of these classic journeys now on Pokémon TV.

You'll see musical performances, dancing, and even a battle against the punk rock-loving Gym Leader Roxie. And of course, Ash is bound to run into Jigglypuff and its somniferous song. Get into the groove over the next two weeks by “tuning” in to Pokémon TV here on watch.pokemon.com or using the Pokémon TV mobile app.

Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Vs. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Graphics Comparison

We've come a long way!

The revamped graphics in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are looking great! But how much better do they really look on Nintendo Switch compared to the Nintendo DS originals? Find out in our head-to-head graphics comparison!

Recap of everything announced in the Pokémon Presents 2.26.2021 presentation (Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl), official websites featuring artwork, screenshots, and details now live

It's a great day to be a Pokémon trainer!

The Pokémon Day festivities kicked off a day early with a news-filled Pokémon Presents event. Hosted by The Pokémon Company's president, Tsunekazu Ishihara, the special presentation started with an incredible video showcasing the 25-year history of Pokémon. Pokémon Day marks the date that Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green were first launched in Japan in 1996, starting a legacy that continues to grow to this day.

After the 25th celebration video, we got to see more of New Pokémon Snap, arriving on April 30 on Nintendo Switch. You can get a closer look at what was revealed at the New Pokémon Snap official site.

Next up was a preview of the in-game events happening on Pokémon Day, including encounters with Gigantamax Pikachu in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Plus, Galar Champion Leon has recently made his appearance in Pokémon Masters EX alongside his partner Charizard. And Pokémon Café Mix keeps serving up fun by giving players 2,500 bonus golden acorns when they log in.

Then, new games were unveiled, all for Nintendo Switch and all set in the Sinnoh region: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, as well as Pokémon Legends: Arceus. These games may be set in the same region, but they offer distinct gameplay experiences.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Trainers will get the chance to explore the Sinnoh region in a new way—by traveling to the past in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Set long before the events of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, this game will allow players to travel across Sinnoh to discover wild Pokémon and complete the region's very first Pokédex. And while Mount Coronet towering over the region makes it clear that you're in Sinnoh, the Pokémon you encounter in this era may be different from the ones you remember catching in other games set in this same region. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is planned to launch on Nintendo Switch early next year.

Visit the Pokémon Legends: Arceus official site for more details.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl

Trainers will also get the chance to visit Sinnoh in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, faithful remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, which originally came out on the Nintendo DS system. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are planned to launch on Nintendo Switch later this year.

Get a closer look at these games at the official site.

New Pokémon Snap "Get the latest from the Lental region" gameplay overview trailer

Photo scores, Illumina orbs, a new rival, and more—let’s zoom in on what you’ll discover in New Pokemon Snap​!

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