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Jun 29

Pokémon VISA Credit Cards and Pokémon VISA Prepaid Cards

Posted by Sunain | June 29th 2015 at 06:04 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon Center
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Sumitomo Mitsui President Ken Kubo was on-hand at a press conference on June 26th, 2015 to announce a collaboration with the Pokémon Company International to issue Pokémon VISA Credit Cards and Pokémon VISA Prepaid Cards. 3 different cards will be available featuring Pikachu as the cards artwork.

Prepaid cards feature Pikachu holding a gift and the other card features Pikachu and Hoopa and is branded as a Movie 18 The Archdjinni of Rings: Hoopa card. They are available to purchase on the WEB for 3000 to 29000yen each with an issuing fee of 540yen and a postage fee of 440yen including tax. They will also be sold in Pokémon Centers with fixed values of 5000yen, 10000yen and 15000yen with an issuing fee of 540yen.

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The Pokémon Visa Credit card has up to 5 years expiration dates but have an annual fee. The first year is free of charge but each additional year cost 1250yen plus tax. The credit limit is between 100,000 and 800,000 yen with an interest rate of 15.0%. It is available starting on June 26th, 2015.


Shoko-tan and Little Glee Monster were also in attendance at the press conference to promote the Pokémon VISA Cards. Shoko-tan noted that people needed to be "Level 18" in order to get the credit card and she also explained that she had reached "Level 30" just last month.

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Little Glee Monster performed Gaogao All Stars, the theme song to the short "Pikachu and the Pokémon Musicians" and the current ending theme for the Pocket Monsters XY anime.


Sources: http://www.smbc-card.com/mem/company/news/news0001092.jsp and http://www.smbc-card.com/camp/lp14942/index.html

Article edited on 2015-06-30 02:40:01 by Sunain
Jun 04

POKKÉN TOURNAMENT Arcade Release - July 2015 / Pokémon Center Test Locations in June 2015

Posted by Sunain | June 4th 2015 at 03:23 PM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Center, POKKÉN TOURNAMENT
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Bandai Namco Entertainment's official website has announced that POKKÉN TOURNAMENT will be released to arcades in Japan throughout July of 2015. The official POKKÉN TOURNAMENT website also announced another round of test locations. This time they will be at the Pokémon Centers. Our test locations page has been updated with the new information.

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The Pokémon Centers host test locations: From June 13th, 2015 until June 14th, 2015 from 10:00~19:00 at Pokémon Center Tohoku, from June 20th, 2015 until June 21st, 2015 from 10:10~19:00 at Pokémon Center Nagoya and from June 27th, 2015 until June 28th, 2015 from 10:00~20:00 at Pokémon Center Fukuoka.

Sources: http://bandainamcoent.co.jp/am/bnaf11ls.php and http://pokkentournament.jp/#2

Article edited on 2015-06-04 03:23:58 by Sunain
May 29

Eevee Collection Necklaces

Posted by Sunain | May 29th 2015 at 04:08 AM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Pokémon Center
Comments: 0
Jewelry brand K.uno (ケイ・ウノ) has partnered with The Pokémon Company in Japan to release an Eevee Collection Necklace line through the Pokémon Centers. There is 9 different designs, each based on Eevee and its evolutions. Each design also comes in three different metal types: Silver, 10karat Yellow Gold and 18karat Pink Gold. Silver necklaces retail for 15000yen each, 10karat Yellow Gold necklaces retail for 49000yen and 18karat Pink Gold necklaces retail for 65000yen each.

The Pokémon Centers will be taking reservations from June 6th, 2015 until July 12th, 2015 and the necklaces will be shipped for free. The necklaces make a perfect gift for that special someone that is also an adult fan of Pokémon. The images below are the silver versions.

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Necklace EIFIE×SUN / Necklace BLACKY×MOON

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/05/150529_p01.html

Article edited on 2015-05-29 04:14:17 by Sunain
May 22


Posted by Sunain | May 22nd 2015 at 05:23 AM EDT
Tags: TCG, Merchandise, Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store
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Starting on June 6th, 2015, a new pokémon time EIEVUI COLLECTION collaborative line of products by play set products will be available for purchase at the Pokémon Centers. As the title explains, the products will all feature Eievui and its evolutions.


pokémon time EIEVUI COLLECTION Products

Mascot (マスコット) - 860 yen each
Strap (ストラップ) - 560 yen each
A4 Clear File (A4クリアファイル) - 240 yen each
Die cut masking tape (ダイカットマスキングテープ) - 600 yen
Neck strap with card case (カードケース付ネックストラップ) - 1500 yen
Sketchbook S (クロッキーブックS) - 680 yen
Round Soft Jacket iPhone 6 Case (ラウンドソフトジャケット iPhone 6) - 1880 yen
Rubber Strap Collection (ラバーストラップコレクション) - 500 yen
Muffler Towel (マフラータオル) - 800 yen
Cotton Blanket (タオルケット) - 6800 yen
Hoodie (パーカー) - 5530 yen each
Room Pants (ルームパンツ) - 2800 yen each
T-shirt Collection (Tシャツコレクション) - 1000 yen
Bed cover three piece set (ベッドカバー3点セット) - 8500 yen
Headphones (ヘッドフォン) - 7000 yen
OUTDOOR Daypack (OUTDOOR デイパック) - 8200 yen
OUTDOOR Shoulder Bag (OUTDOOR ショルダーバッグ) - 7800 yen

Nymphia Promo Card

To celebrate the launch of the pokémon time EIEVUI COLLECTION, from June 6th, 2015 until supplies last, those that spend at least 1000 yen at a Pokémon Center or Pokémon Store can receive a Pokémon Center Nymphia promo card. Details of this promo card have been added to our TCG dex.



Those that purchase 10000yen worth of products between June 6th, 2015 and June 14th, 2015 at a Pokémon Center can receive a pokémon time EIEVUI COLLECTION tote bag as a gift. It can fit A4 sized paper, can be used as a shopping bag, worn as a shawl and easily folds up for storage.

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Sources: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/04/150424_p02.html, http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/05/150522_p02.html and http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/05/150522_p03.html

Article edited on 2015-05-22 05:25:52 by Sunain
May 22

Further Details of Pokémon Center Hiroshima Opening

Posted by Sunain | May 22nd 2015 at 04:21 AM EDT
Tags: Event, Merchandise, Pokémon Center, X and Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Plushies
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As we reported in April of 2015, Pokémon Center Hiroshima (ポケモンセンターヒロシマ) will be the 9th Pokémon Center to open in Japan and it will have its Grand Opening on Friday June 26th, 2015. New details about the exclusive Koiking and alternate-colored Gyarados distributions and some of the exclusive merchandise have been announced by the official Pokémon website.

A Koiking and an alternate-colored Gyarados will be available for player of Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire from June 26th, 2015 until August 31st, 2015 at all Pokémon Center and Pokémon Store locations. This will be the first event distribution for Pokémon Store locations. No specific details were revealed but will be announced closer to the opening date.


Three Pikachu plushies will be available for 2000yen each: Pikachu Pretending to be Koiking (コイキングごっこピカチュウ), Pikachu Pretending to be Gyarados (ギャラドスごっこピカチュウ) and Pikachu Pretending to be Red Gyarados - Limited Pokémon Center Hiroshima (ギャラドスごっこピカチュウ 赤いギャラドスver. ポケモンセンターヒロシマ限定)

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pokecen_hiroshima/

Article edited on 2015-05-22 04:39:36 by Sunain
Apr 24

Monthly Pikachu Plush Dolls - April and May 2015

Posted by Sunain | April 24th 2015 at 03:01 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Center, Plushies
Comments: 0
The official Japanese Pokémon website has revealed the Monthly Pikachu Plush Dolls (マンスリーピカチュウぬいぐるみ) for April 2015 and May 2015. To celebrate Golden Week, a Pikachu plushie with a Koiking Koinobori will be available from April 11th, 2015 to May 15th, 2015. From May 16th, 2015 until June 19th, 2015, a Pikachu plushie with a raincoat and umbrella will be for sale. Both plushies cost 1600yen each and are available at all the Pokémon Centers.

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Sources: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/03/150327_p02.html and http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2015/04/150424_p01.html

Article edited on 2015-04-24 03:05:12 by Sunain

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