From July 25th, 2021 until August 29th, 2021, the Shiraberu-kun and the Pokémon Center Pika Pika Big Investigation! (しらべる君とポケモンセンターピカピカ大調査！) will be held at Pokémon Centers nationwide! It is a collaboration project with "Let's Go Shiraberu-kun!" from the variety show Pokénchi. There are lots of fun plans, including gifts for shopping! More information will be announced on Pokénchi and on the official Pokemon website. Be sure to check it out!
During this period, patrons of the Pokémon Centers in Japan will receive a Pikachu mask sticker when they make a purchase at any Pokémon Center nationwide. Put it on your mask and decorate it to look like Pikachu's cheeks!
Only one present will be given per checkout.
The number of gifts is limited. The campaign will end as soon as they are gone, even during the campaign period.
Please note that the contents of the gift are subject to change.
The gifts are not for sale.
The image is for reference only. Please note that the actual image may differ.
The present can be used as a regular sticker.
The present is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Please be aware of this in advance.
The 51st Next-Generation World Hobby Fair was held online for the first time ever. Exhibitors from Shogakukan's Corocoro Comics, Shonen Sunday, Chao and other magazines gathered together to present games, hobbies, character bios and the latest information from various franchises.
Pokémon Stage by Pokénchi (ポケモンステージ by ポケモンの家あつまる？)
The Pokémon Stage by Pokénchi panel featured Pokénchi hosts Shoko-tan, Rinka and Abareru-kun and they were joined by MC Kajisac Onashas. Hyadain was not in attendance.
To promote the Pokémon the Movie Coco, they started off by introducing the Coco TV Commercial (Theme Song Collection) which began being broadcast on Japanese television just before the movies premiere in December 2020.
It is available on YouTube on the official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel as of December 24th, 2020.
YouTube Clip - Official Pokémon the Movie Coco TV Commercial (Theme Song Collection)
Abareru-kun then transitioned to promoting the Pocket Monsters 2019 anime by showing the latest trailer for the series that showcased upcoming scenes in 2021. The VTR video didn't play exactly on cue, which got him a laugh as he kept repeating himself for the video to start. The trailer originally aired as part of Pocket Monsters Christmas Special: "Battling & Getting! Mewtwo Comes Back" special on December 25th, 2020.
The stage show featured two Get a Flash of Inspiration! Let's PokéRiddle quizes which Abareru-kun presented and Shoko-tan, Rinka and Kajisac tried to solve along with the viewers watching the stream. The first hint to the puzzle was to use Flamethrower 「かえんほうしゃ」を使おう！ After a few seconds to figure out the hint, it was revealed that by melting the ice letters with Flamethrower and reading the remaining letters as they fell like Tetris pieces, it would reveal the answer. (「かえんほうしゃ」で氷の文字を溶かして残った文字を読んでみましょう)
The second puzzle was more difficult than the first one and they were given a board to write their answers down. Read the letters in order from the top left and follow the instructions to read the letters there. (左上から順番に文字を読んで指示に従いそこに書かれた文字を読もう). The Pokémon is hidden in the box third from the right, first from the top. (みぎからみっつめうえからひとつめにかくされているポケモンがにたえ).
They then switched over to games where they announced that New Pokémon Snap would be available in Japan on April 30th, 2021. They showed the latest trailer to highlight their talking points. This trailer was also available on the official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel as of January 14th, 2021.
To finish off the stage show, they highlighted the ICHIGEKI Master and RENGEKI Master TCG set and played a brief game to highlight the new Single Strike Style and Rapid Strike Style Battle Styles gameplay mechanic that will debut in the set.
Pokémon Mezastar Special Live Stage
Viewers on this event got a first-hand look at the Pokémon Mezasta Set 3 and got to hear Naomi Tamura (田村直美) and Tomohiro Hatano (幡野智宏) sing "Visit! Pokémon Mezastar! (見参!ポケモンメザスタ!!)" in a special live performance! The four Mezastar Navigators: Masato (マサト), Sakura (サクラ), Ai (アイ) and J where the hosts of the event which took place on January 16th, 2021 from 11:00 to 11:30.
During POKENCHI 256, which aired on Sunday, September 27th, 2020, Taiiku Okazaki was on the show to promote the theme song for the upcoming movie Pocket Monsters the Movie: Coco and he showed off a dance which is choreographed by Koki. The cast of Pokénchi and Taiiku recorded a dance video to help those at home learn the dance moves. A supplementary video was also posted on the official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel which features the Pokémon Kids 2019 doing the dance.
The movie is now scheduled to be in theaters in Japan on Friday, December 25th, 2020, and the theme song is called Song of the Law (掟の歌). It is produced by Taiiku Okazaki. It is played during a key scene in the film and has been handed down from long ago by the Zarude troops.
Theme Song: Song of the Law (掟の歌) featuring vocals by SiNRiN
Lyrics: Tetsuo Yajima (矢嶋哲生)
Composed and arranged by: Taiiku Okazaki (岡崎体育)
Choreography: Koki Azuma (皇希)
YouTube Clip - Song of the Law - 4 Pokenchi Cast Members and Taiiku Okazaki Dance
Starting on December 8th, 2019, Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores nationwide in Japan will be distributing a Completely Understanding the New Pocket Monsters Anime Book (新アニメ「ポケットモンスター」まるわかりブック) at the checkouts. The book comes with a serial code for 100 Monster Balls which can be used with Pocket Monsters Sword or Shield.
The book features the Pokénchi members thoroughly introducing the charm of the new anime series! Get a complete picture of the adventure, including info on the characters and Pokémon from the new series!
The Limited Edition CD's also come with a Pikachu Pokémon TCG card featuring cgi artwork of Pikachu and Satoshi from the new movie as well as a mmts Pokémon Clear Pouch produced by Shoko Nakagawa and BEAMS. There are 5 different pouches and one is selected at random.
Those that buy a CD from a participating retailer can recieve a Postcard featuring the artwork of the cd cover. All Pokémon Centers, Pokémon Stores and the Pokémon Center Online will also be distributing an A4 sized Clear File on a first-come, first-served basis which also features the cover artwork.
"Kaze to Issho ni" Release Party Tour - Shoko Nakagawa's "Pokénd Tour" Schedule Updated
Shoko Nakagawa is traveling around Japan as part of her "Pokénd Tour" for promote the release of "Kaze to Issho ni". New tour dates have been announced.
Mori Town Akishima MOVIX, Front Garden Stage (Pikachu will also appear!)
Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at 5:00pm
SHIBUYA TSUTAYA 2F, Special venue
Sunday, July 7th, 2019 at 11:30am
Ario Ueda, first floor, Sun Court
Sunday, July 7th, 2019 at 3:30pm
Ario Fukaya, first floor, Center Court
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 5:30pm
Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo, Ikebukuro Sunshine City Fountain Square (Pikachu and Eievui will also appear!)
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 5:30pm
Tower Records Shibuya B1F CUTUP STUDIO
Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at 5:00pm
SHIBUYA TSUTAYA 2F, Special venue
Sunday, July 14th, 2019 at 11:30am
Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Yokohama Central Garden KiLaLa
Sunday, July 14th, 2019 at 4:30am
Mitsui Shopping Park Lazona Kawasaki 2F Roof Plaza Grand Stage (Sachiko Kobayashi, Pokémon Kids 2019, Pikachu, Mewtwo will also appear!)
On August 18th, 2019, Shoko Nakagawa's first children's event "Shoko Nakagawa Family Concert 2019 〜Ehon Tana no Sekai〜" will be held at the Koshigaya Sun City Hall Small Hall. The event was realized as "providing an opportunity for children to dream". She will read her original books and sing songs popular with children.
The official Pocket Monsters Sun and Moon anime website has announced that there will be a Pokémon booth at the Next Generation World Hobby Fair Winter 2019. Some of the voice actors from Pocket Monsters Sun and Moon will be in attendance for a Pokémon Anime Special Live and Talk Stage (ポケモンアニメスペシャルライブ＆トークステージ) event at the booth. There will be special theme song performances by Rica Matsumoto and Okazaki Taiiku. A limited Next Generation World Hobby Fair Sun and Moon multi-stand will also be distributed.
Furthermore, the cast of Pokénchi will be in attendance at the booth on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall location in Tokyo.
Locations and Dates:
Place: Nagoya Dome
Date and time: January 19th, 2019 - 10:30~11:00/14:00~14:30
Cast: Rica Matsumoto (Satoshi), Kaito Ishikawa (Kaki), Fumiko Takekuma (Māmane), Pokémon Club Member JP
Date and time: Sunday, January 20th, 2019 - 10:30~11:00/14:00~14:30
Cast: Rica Matsumoto (Satoshi), Fumiko Takekuma (Māmane), Pokémon Club Member JP
Place: Makuhari Messe, Tokyo
Date and time: January 26th, 2019 - 10:30~11:00/14:00~14:30
Cast: Rica Matsumoto (Satoshi), Okazaki Taiiku (Theme song artist), Sunshine Ikezaki, Pokémon Club Member JP
Date and time: January 27th, 2019 - 10:30-11:00/12:00-12:30/14:00-14:30
Cast: Nakagawa Shoko, Hyadain, Abareru, Rinka Otani
Place: Kyocera Dome Osaka
Date and time: February 17th, 2019 - 10:30~11:00/14:00~14: 30
Cast: Rica Matsumoto (Satoshi), Fumiko Takekuma (Māmane), Okazaki Taiiku (Theme song artist)
The official Japanese Pokémon Card Game website has revealed the Pokémon Card Game x Pokénchi - Great Reveal of Abareru-kun's Deck! "Let's become stronger together!". The deck features cards selected the: Night Unison (ナイトユニゾン) SM9A, Tag Bolt (タッグボルト) SM9, Dark Order (ダークオーダー) SM8A and Thunders GX Starter (雷のサンダースGX) SMI sets. The deck is built around 2 x Pikachu and Zekrom GX Tag Team 031/095 SM9 cards.
Press Release - Secret Techniques, Exclusive Moves, and More Revealed in Latest Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Announcement
The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced new details about exclusive Pokémon moves, Secret Techniques, and much more in the highly anticipated Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games, releasing on November 16 on the Nintendo Switch system. Both games are designed for players taking their first steps into the Pokémon video game world as well as for longtime fans wanting a new way to play Pokémon.
Clear the Way: Secret Techniques
Pikachu or Eevee can help players overcome obstacles they encounter and make travel easier in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! by learning Secret Techniques. These special skills can be used by the player’s partner Pokémon outside of battle to clear away trees (Chop Down), glide across water (Sea Skim), and quickly revisit towns and cities that have already been explored (Sky Dash).
Powerful Partner-Exclusive Moves
The player’s partner Pikachu or Eevee can use exclusive moves that no other Pokémon can use. These exclusive moves will help players face any challenge during their adventures in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! And once the player’s relationship with their partner reaches a certain level, the partner Pokémon will occasionally send a sign during battle that its partner power (one of its exclusive moves) can be used. Even if the partner Pokémon is not in the battle, it may still send a sign. If the player responds, the partner will bolster the Pokémon in battle by boosting its stats.
Two of Pikachu’s exclusive moves are Pika Papow and Splishy Splash. Pika Papow is also a partner power, so it’s performed when the partner sign appears during battle. The power of Pika Papow can increase depending on how strong the player’s bond is with their partner Pikachu. The Water-type move Splishy Splash can paralyze opponents.
Eevee’s exclusive moves include the partner power Veevee Volley as well as Bouncy Bubble, Buzzy Buzz, and Sizzly Slide. When Eevee uses Veevee Volley, its power can increase depending on Eevee’s relationship with the player. Bouncy Bubble, a Water-type move, will heal Eevee for half the damage dealt to the opponent. The Electric-type move Buzzy Buzz paralyzes the opponent. An opponent will always be left with the burned status condition if it is hit with Eevee’s Fire-type move, Sizzly Slide.
Best of Friends: Befriending a Partner Pokémon
Players can interact with their partner Pokémon when they are not in battle by selecting the Pikachu or Eevee icon on the main menu. By petting and playing with their partner Pokémon, players will improve their relationship with Pikachu or Eevee and can receive in-game benefits such as presents. When the game is in handheld mode, players can use the touch screen to play directly with their partner Pokémon.
Explore the Kanto Region: Celadon City
Celadon City is one of the many interesting locations in the Kanto region that players can explore in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! This large city, known as the “City of Rainbow Dreams,” has an arcade and even a department store. Erika, sometimes called “the Nature-Loving Princess,” is the Gym Leader of the Celadon City Gym and specializes in Grass-type Pokémon.
Special Nintendo Switch Bundle
A special bundle that includes a Nintendo Switch system, Pikachu- and Eevee-themed Joy-Con controllers, a pre-installed copy of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and a Poké Ball Plus will be released on November 16. The front of the dock features Eevee and Pikachu, while the back of the console has silhouettes of both partner Pokémon.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018.
YouTube Trailer - Personalize Your Adventure in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
YouTube Trailer - Nintendo Switch Pikachu & Eevee Edition Trailer
Two Pokémon: Let's Go Nintendo Switch limited hardware bundles arrive on November 16th! They each include a Nintendo Switch Pikachu & Eevee Edition system, a copy of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, and the Poké Ball Plus accessory.
The official Pokémon movie website has updated. Translations follow:
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 - "Cinema ★ Cinema" PR Goods Present
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 - "TV LIFE" PR Goods Present
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 - "Weekly TV Guide" PR Goods Present
Thursday, July 12th, 2018 - "Yomiuri Kodomo Newspaper" Interview (Mana Ashida)
Friday, July 13th, 2018 - "Pokémon Newspaper" Interview (Mana Ashida, Rina Kawaei, Gaku Hamada)
Friday, July 13th, 2018 - "Pokémon Fan" Presentation of Goods
Saturday, July 14th, 2018 - "CoroCoro Comic" Presentation of Film News
Sunday, July 8th, 2018 - TV Tokyo - "Pokénchi" Pre-release feature
Monday, July 9th, 2018 - TV Tokyo - "Oha Suta" Pre-release feature
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 - TV Tokyo - "Oha Suta" Pre-release feature
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 - TV Tokyo - "Oha Suta" Pre-release feature
Thursday, July 12th, 2018 - TV Tokyo - "Oha Suta" Pre-release feature
Thursday, July 12th, 2018 - TV Tokyo - "Pokénchi 3 Hour Special!!" Broadcast of "Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!" · Movie Special Segments
Friday, July 13th, 2018 - TV Tokyo - "Oha Suta" Special Pre-release feature
Sunday, July 15th, 2018 - TV Tokyo - "Pokénchi" Release commemoration feature
*Note that these are the scheduled publication dates/air dates and as such are subject to change without notice.
*Broadcast dates will vary depending on where you live. (some areas exempt)
For details, please see the website of your local TV station.
Anisong World Matsuri and Anime Expo 2018 (AX) have announced the complete lineup of anisong artists for this year’s live concert series at downtown Los Angele’s Microsoft Theater. The three-day music festival will be held in conjunction with AX 2018, the largest celebration of Japanese pop culture in North America, held July 4th to July 8th, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Shoko Nakagawa, one of the hosts Pokénchi, will make a rare overseas performance.
Created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and other leading Japanese entertainment companies, Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2018 will present a powerful collection of fan-favorite performers including Aimer, AKB48 Team 8, THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS, i☆Ris, Yuki Kajiura, May’n, Shoko Nakagawa, and Sanketsu-girl Sayuri.
Japan Kawaii Live:
Saturday, July 7: AKB48 Team 8, THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS, i☆Ris, and Shoko Nakagawa
Doors Open 4:00 pm / Show Starts 5:30 pm
Ticket Pricing: VIP – $150 / Orchestra – $85 / Loge – $60