Catch This Pikachu Yellow Nintendo 3DS XL At Pokémon Center In Japan

By Spencer . August 17, 2012 . 12:24am

pikachu3Nintendo is about to release a Pikachu themed Nintendo 3DS XL, but you won’t find this system anywhere. First, you have to reserve it . Then you have to visit a Pokémon Center store in Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Tohoku or Sapporo to pick it up. The Pokémon Company says they won’t sell the Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL over the counter.


The system is yellow on the outside and white when you open it up. You can purchase the Pokémon Center Original Pikachu Yellow Nintendo 3DS XL for 18,900 yen ($239).


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  • XypherCode

    Pika Pii! :))
    Now I’m wanting a Zelda themed XL :P

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      According to Bulbapedia “Pikapi” (which you spelled here Pika Pii, though doesn’t matter) Pikachu usually says this referring to Ash (Satoshi)
      I have no clue why I looked this up lol

  • CirnoLakes

    Well it’s a good thing I’m rich and I can afford to buy tempting new versions of handhelds I already own all the time.

    Oh wait… ;_;

    Well, at least my regular size, Japanese pink 3DS is adorable and plays my Japanese version of Tales of the Abyss beautifully.

  • Barrylocke89

    Curse you America and your reluctance to release themed handhelds…

    *Is still drooling a little over that Fire Emblem 3DS*

  • MrGlitters

    If only the cropped a bit less then pikachu would have some nipples.

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    • Aoshi00

      Yeah, so cute.. but this would be expensive in Jpn.. hope we would get some nice limited editions in the US later so it would be worthy to double dip on an XL.. Gamestop’s taking trade-ins for 3DS for $100, but don’t feel like selling my Zelda one..

  • Anime10121

    It is kinda funny though, I kinda thought they’d wait until, well you know, they actually HAD a Pokemon game for the 3DS before they’d release a special edition like this.  I mean even releasing it with Black 2 and White 2 would have made sense, but this just seems kinda random.

    That said, it does look quite awesome and hopefully they surprise us wit this LE when Black 2 and White 2 come to America, much like they did the Zelda LE (which we didnt know was coming until a couple weeks before Zelda OoT 3D came out).

    Edit: and its hilarious how you have to get this thing in Japan, its almost like you’re buying drugs or something. Calling in advance to set up a meeting, then going to the store to pick up something people dont even know you sell, freking hilarious!!

    • Herok♞

       To be fair they have 2 games and one app for 3ds, They have rumble blast which is stupid fun and dream radar and then they have the pokedex 3d app.

      • Anime10121

         True, but aren’t all of those already released in Japan?  The point I was trying to make was that I figured they’d release a Pokemon 3DS day and date with a Pokemon game set to hit the system.

  • Aww man its like when i got my Pikachu 64 when i brought Hey You Pikachu when i was a kid. OWWW…childhood~ (sadly it didn’t work anymore so i just have a normal one)

  • Ben Sylvia

    This would go nice with my Pikachu Yellow GameBoy Color that no longer works because I stepped on the screen and I cried manly tears.

    If I could go to Japan.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    it should come with pokemon yellow on it as a game 

  • Mister_Nep

    I’m not the only one that thinks those Pikachu pictures are NSFW, right?

    • MrRobbyM

      Leave it to Siliconerians to ruin things I really want(ed).

      I’m just kidding. But I definitely can’t unsee it now lol.

  • MrRobbyM

    Just last night I was considering purchasing a pikachu GBA SP. I wanted to replay Pokemon Crystal with a backlight, of course. Emulation is doable but nothing beats the feeling of playing on the real thing.
    My money just might go towards this instead if it makes it outside Japan. Darn you, Nintendo and your mostly nonsensical region locking. I wouldn’t mind if the games themselves were region locked but the systems? That’s sad.

    The GBA SP Pikachu edition was done much better than this if you ask me.

  • I want this so bad now…..

  • If the 3DS wasn’t region locked I’d buy one of these babies :(

  • Anesia Hunter

    too bad it doesn’t come with pokemon yellow pre-loaded on it. D:


    • LynxAmali

       If only.

      If only it did.

  • Zetsomaru

    Looks nice. Though I feel like it would look better without the white hinge. 

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Considering it has an electric mouse on it, I wonder if it will have an increased battery life as well…

  • Hinataharem

    Shocking news

  • Ugh, the Pokemon I HATE most on the ugliest portable system I’ve ever seen. It looks okay without a sickening color, but this, THIS is the visual equivalent of being raped by the sun. So yellow and ugly, ugh.

  • $36598391

    great….. another product that won’t be released outside of Japan

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