The official Pokémon website has announced the details of the Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Prime Collection which will be exclusively available through Amazon in the 4th quarter of 2021.
Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Prime Collection
Celebrate 25 years of Pokémon with a collection that features many of the different, special kinds of Pokémon that have appeared in the Pokémon TCG over the years. Embrace the stealthy power of Pokémon Prime with Dragapult Prime, step into the light with Light Toxtricity, and go against type with Mimikyu δ—all appearing as gigantic oversize cards that are perfect to display! The Prime Collection includes a set of Pokémon TCG: Celebrations boosters, as well as additional booster packs, a Collector Chest, and more.
The Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Prime Collection includes:
1 special promo card of Dragapult Prime
4 oversize cards of Light Toxtricity, Hydreigon C, Mimikyu δ, and Dragapult Prime
A Pokémon 25 logo Collector Chest with a dozen additional treasures!
3 Pokémon TCG: Celebrations 4-card booster packs
2 additional Pokémon TCG booster packs
A 4-pocket Pokémon TCG binder to store your collection
An oversize card binder to store your biggest cards
1 metallic Pokémon coin
A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online
The Pokémon TCG: Celebrations Prime Collection will be available Q4 2021, exclusively at Amazon.
Amazon has announced that those who pre-purchase the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Double Pack, will receive a download code for an exclusive in-game Gold Studded Leather Case for their Pokémon Trainer. The offer expires November 14th, 2019 and the download codes will be emailed starting on November 15th, 2019.
Both Detective Pikachu and the second wave of DLC for Pokkén Tournament DX launch today, March 23rd, 2018.
Detective Pikachu opens his casebook on Nintendo 3DS systems, and Blastoise surfs onto the battlefield in Pokkén Tournament DX on Nintendo Switch
Get ready to embark on an epic action-adventure game like no other with a very special Pikachu and his good friend Tim. Join the unlikely duo as they work to uncover the mysteries of Ryme City and find Tim’s missing father in Detective Pikachu. The game is out now, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Detective Pikachu features:
The ultimate crime-busting duo – Team up with self-proclaimed great Detective Pikachu. You have never seen or heard a Pikachu like this one before.
An incredible Pokémon metropolis – Venture among the people and Pokémon that fill the streets of Ryme City as you search high and low for clues.
Opportunities to investigate Pokémon mysteries – Become the ultimate detective with Pikachu and search crime scenes, solve puzzles, talk to witnesses and find evidence to crack the case.
Get help from Pikachu with Easy mode – New to sleuthing or need help uncovering evidence? Don’t worry, Detective Pikachu features an Easy Mode where Pikachu will provide handy hints.
A special extra-large Detective Pikachu amiibo is also available now. The amiibo allows players to view all the Pika Prompts (short video clips) from chapters they have completed, including ones they missed finding earlier. These clips feature Pikachu’s quips and antics—and may even contain a hint.
To celebrate the launch of Detective Pikachu, a free Pikachu iMessage sticker set is available now on iOS. The sticker set includes eight stickers featuring Detective Pikachu in various poses. Fans who want to know more about the story of the game can check out the illustrated prequel story, “Detective Pikachu: Episode 0—Eevee’s Case.” Taking place before Detective Pikachu teams up with Tim, the short story sets the scene for the video game. “Detective Pikachu: Episode 0—Eevee’s Case” is available to download at no charge on Apple iBooks Store and Amazon’s Kindle Store now for a limited time.
Also available today is the second wave of new content for the Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack DLC exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system. Prepare to wash away the competition as this wave of DLC unleashes the Water-type Battle Pokémon Blastoise, brand-new avatar items, new Trainer titles and two new Support Pokémon—the Mythical Pokémon Mew and Celebi. The Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack DLC is available now for £13.49. The Battle Pack includes this wave of content as well as the initial wave, which includes the Battle Pokémon Aegislash and Support Pokémon Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Players who have already purchased the Battle Pack DLC will be able to simply download an update containing this second wave of characters.
YouTube Promo - Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack Wave 2 - Available Now - Nintendo Switch
February 27th, 2018 is Pokémon Day for 2018 and a number of festivities and promotions occurred to celebrate the World of Pokémon.
CELEBRATIONS UNVEILED FOR POKÉMON DAY 2018
Fan-Focused Introductions, New Snapchat Lenses, and More, Debut for the Annual Celebration of all Things Pokémon on February 27
Pokémon Day, every Trainer’s favourite pop-culture holiday, returns today with a number of exciting new offerings from The Pokémon Company International. To help fans celebrate, Pokémon Trainers can now join Pokémon Day celebrations on social media with all-new Snapchat Lenses featuring the original first partner Pokémon—Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle—while also enjoying new opportunities to watch iconic Pokémon animation, and the chance to catch a special Pikachu in Pokémon GO.
On February 27, 1996, the first Pokémon video games, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green, launched in Japan, kicking off a global phenomenon that would grow to be one of the most popular and influential entertainment brands in the world for more than 20 years. Each year, The Pokémon Company International commemorates this date with new products and promotions that give Pokémon fans around the world new ways to interact with the Pokémon brand.
“Pokémon Day is not only a celebration of the franchise, but also of Pokémon’s incredible fan community,” said J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “This year we’re offering social media activations and more across the brand to help Trainers around the world express their love of all things Pokémon.”
The following are highlights of happenings this Pokémon Day from The Pokémon Company International.
New Snapchat Lenses: Starting today and for a limited time, three new Snapchat Lenses featuring the first partner Pokémon from the Kanto region will start to roll out around the world, beginning with Bulbasaur. Charmander will arrive later, followed by Squirtle.
Animation: Beginning today, the latest animated feature-length Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, will be available on Pokémon TV for the first time. The hit movie will be available to view on the app, available for iOS and Android, and on Pokémon.com for a week.
Pokémon GO: When exploring their world in search of wild Pokémon, Pokémon GO Trainers can keep an eye out for a special Pikachu wearing a festive striped purple hat. For Pokémon Day 2018, this Pikachu will know the move Present and will give players triple the usual Stardust when caught. Trainers can look for Pikachu wearing a party hat through February 28 at 9 p.m. GMT.
Social Media: In addition to the Snapchat festivities, fans are invited to join the conversation online with #PokemonDay. Fans who use this hashtag might have their posts featured on the official Pokémon Day hub at https://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-day/ where more information about the day’s fan-focused festivities can be found.
Pikachu Talk - Have a Chat with Pikachu!
You and Pikachu will have a lot to discuss when you start the Pikachu Talk skill for Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
Haven't you always wondered what it would be like to have a Pokémon friend of your very own? Think of the adventures you would go on, the battles you would face, and the conversations you would have.
Wait…conversations? Yes, indeed! With the Pikachu Talk skill for Amazon Alexa or Google Home devices, you can now experience the joy of chatting with the famous Pokémon. You can talk to Pikachu about anything, and you're sure to hear all sorts of wonderful and charming responses. What good is having a partner if you can't shoot the breeze with them every once in a while?
Ask Pikachu to “use Thunderbolt,” and hear if it's in the mood to use its electrifying move! Say “tell me a funny story,” and Pikachu will spin a yarn as only it can. If it's your special day, just ask Pikachu to sing “Happy Birthday to You.” Even something silly like “say ‘pizza' 10 times” will get Pikachu chatting!
There's plenty more for you and Pikachu to talk about—to get started, say “Open Pikachu Talk!”
The Pokémon Company Ltd. will release an original AI Speaker application called Pikachu Talk (ピカチュウトーク) in Japan during 2018 for AI speakers such as Google Home, Google Home Mini and Amazon Alexa. Those that have a compatible AI speaker can enjoy a conversation with the popular character Pikachu through Pikachu Talk.
Kei Ogawa (小川氏) (Left) and Takayuki Shindo (新藤氏) (Right)
Takayuki Shindo and Kei Ogawa of The Pokémon Company discussed the development of the device with Watch Impress. Kei Ogawa is also in-charge of developing the Pokémon GO Plus peripheral for the smartphone application Pokémon GO.
Since smart speakers are just in their infancy, the development team focused on simple functions such as a having a basic conversation with Pikachu so that anyone could enjoy it.
Akihito Toda (戸田昭吾) also worked with the development team. Mr. Toda is best known for his work on the Pocket Monsters anime doing numerous lyrics of opening songs and ending songs. Mr. Toda helped with the script to make it seem more natural. Since there are many different scenarios, it was neccessary for Pikachu voice actress Ikue Ōtani (大谷育江) to record more than 100 different voice patterns.
The Pikachu in Pikachu Talk is not Satoshi's Pikachu that we all know from the anime, despite Ikue Ōtani doing the voice acting. If you say the name "Satoshi" or the name of other Pokémon Trainers from the animation, it will not recognize or react differently.
Amazon and Amazon Canada have revealed the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Steelbook Dual Pack. The Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon Steelbook contains both Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon games in addition to a collectible Steelbook case. The outer art features Legendary Pokemon, Solgaleo and Lunala while the inner art features the line art of the two Legendary Pokémon on a gold background. It can be pre-ordered for $99.99 CND with Free Shipping and it will be released on November 17th, 2017. Images of the Steelbook have been added to an Imageboard thread.
The Pokémon Company International announced that the first 52 episodes from Indigo League are now available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Individual episodes cost $2.99 USD / £2.49 or $21.99 USD / £19.99 for the whole season.
Press Release - Original Pokémon Episodes Now Available in HD
Pokémon: Indigo League, the first season of the classic Pokémon animation, is now available for digital purchase in HD. This marks the first time fans can catch season one in its entirety, as well as individual episodes, on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
The long-running Pokémon the Series follows Ash, a boy who sets out on a journey to become a Pokémon Trainer on his 10th birthday. Ash is thrown for a loop when his first Pokémon turns out to be the now-iconic Pikachu, but they work together with the help of their friends Brock and Misty to become “the very best, like no one ever was.” The first season of Pokémon animation originally aired in Japan in 1997 and in the United States in 1998.
Individual episodes can be purchased for the approximate price of £2.49, and the full season is available for the approximate price of £19.99.
The Pokémon Company International has announced the Pokémon Day 2017 festivities for the United States. It should be an exciting day for all fans of the franchise. It was also revealed that a new line of Pokémon Gallery Figures will be heading exclusively to the United States Pokémon Center website on Pokémon Day. A special Pikachu will also be appearing in Pokémon Go wearing a party hat to celebrate Pokémon Day.
Celebrate Pokémon Day on February 27
Pokémon Day is February 27, commemorating the launch of the very first Pokémon games in Japan way back in 1996. To celebrate the milestone, several events and promotions are planned, leading up through the big day! The fun starts at the #PokemonDay social hub, where we will be updating a gallery of your Pokémon photo memories. Use the hashtag #PokemonDay to share your best Pokémon moments.
Pikachu is ready to lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. From February 26 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 6 at 1:00 p.m. PST, any Pikachu you encounter in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat! The Pikachu you catch during that time will keep its party hat forever, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild.
Pokémon Day marks the debut of the new Gallery Figures collection in the Pokémon Center. The first set includes awesome figures of Eevee, Mew, Magikarp, and Pikachu—each performing its signature attack. These figures were designed specifically for the Pokémon Center, so this is the first time anyone will be able to get their hands on them.
The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online is starting its Pokémon Day festivities early, with extra Trainer Tokens available on the Bonus Wheel for the entire week leading up to Pokémon Day. Then, be sure to log in to your game on Pokémon Day for an extra-special Daily Bonus. Remember that you can play the Pokémon TCG Online on your computer, iPad, or Android tablet. Battle today and through Pokémon Day for bigger rewards!
Don't forget that right now you can head to your local participating GameStop store to get a Bottle Cap for your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon video game. This item lets you boost the individual strength of one of your Pokémon's stats via Hyper Training, making the Pokémon even more ready for your next big battle! Bottle Cap codes will be available at GameStop until March 5.
Pikachu lends its brilliant features to the new Pikachu Yellow Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL. This limited-edition New Nintendo 3DS XL is launching just a couple of days before Pokémon Day, and it's sure to be popular, so check it out while you can. Visit
the product page on Nintendo.com for more details.
If you're looking for even more Pokémon animation fun for your Pokémon Day celebrations, you can find Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel on the iTunes Store, Google Play, and Amazon Video on February 27. Plus, check out a special Pokémon the Series: Gold & Silver TV episode bundle featuring Ash's adventures throughout the Johto region. With this collection of episodes and the latest Pokémon movie, you'll be ready to host the perfect Pokémon Day party!
Pokémon Day is a good reminder that big promotions are going on in Pokémon Shuffle, too. The popular Nintendo 3DS game
is celebrating two years of challenging fans with puzzle fun. Take a look at the in-game notifications to get more details on these upcoming opportunities.
Head to Twitch.tv/Pokemon for an all-day celebration of Pokémon competitions, showing many of the most memorable matches from the Pokémon TCG, video games, and Pokkén Tournament from the past several years. See your favorite players from around the globe as we broadcast epic Championship battles,
including some from recent Pokémon World Championships.
Keep your eye out for a special Pikachu wearing a party hat to celebrate Pokémon Day! Pikachu is ready to lead the Pokémon Day celebration in Pokémon GO. From February 26 at 1:00 p.m. PST to March 6 at 1:00 p.m. PST, any Pikachu you encounter in the wild will be wearing a festive party hat! The Pikachu you catch during that time will keep its party hat forever, so be sure to look for this special Pikachu during its short time in the wild.
The new Gallery Figures collection launches in the Pokémon Center on Pokémon Day.
Pokémon fans will definitely want to take a look at the new Gallery Figures collection coming to the Pokémon Center on Pokémon Day, February 27. These high-quality figures were created for the Pokémon Center in the United States, meaning this is the first time they have ever been available anywhere in the world.
The first four Gallery Figures depict some well-known Pokémon as they perform an attack: Mew using Psychic, Eevee using Swift, Magikarp using Splash, and Pikachu using its iconic Thunderbolt attack. Each figure is mounted on the same size base, making it easy to put them on display. Plus, this is only the first set of Gallery Figures planned for launch in the Pokémon Center—check back throughout the year for details on upcoming collectibles.
Check out the Pokémon Gallery Figures collection on February 27 in the Pokémon Center!
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Now Available as Digital Download and iBook
The Pokémon Company International is excited to announce that Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction is now available for digital download from iTunes and Amazon and Pokémon Super Story! Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, an interactive companion to the movie, is available on iTunes. The movie is also available on Google Play.
This animated adventure takes place in the underground Diamond Domain where the Mythical Pokémon Diancie rules over the Carbink. The land is beginning to fall apart and Diancie is not strong enough to stop the destruction. Ash and his friends must help Diancie discover its true power and save the Diamond Domain.
The 48-page, A Pokémon Super Story! Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction interactive iBook will contain 15 video clips from the movie and features a dynamic layout so fans can easily explore the book. It's the first Pokémon digital reader of its kind, with exciting animated action featured alongside the beautifully illustrated story. A Pokémon Super Story! Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction can be viewed on any device that supports iBooks, including Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction can be downloaded here: