The Pokemon Company revealed that it will produce a replica of the Bicycle from Pokemon Red and Blue in real life. It will hand over the replica to a lucky winner in Japan through a sweepstake. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
On the webpage’s fine print, the company noted that this replica is only a model. The eventual owner of the bicycle won’t be able to actually use it for riding. However, the bicycle will have special designs etched on its wheels, and the rims will feature icons inspired by Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. The tires will also have a pattern based on the Poke Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, and Master Ball.
In the first Pokemon titles on the Game Boy and in their Game Boy Advance remakes, the Bicycle was known to be sold for one million Pokemon Dollars. However, the player could eventually obtain the bike for free by obtaining a voucher.
The Pokemon Company will emulate that method in real life by giving away this bicycle replica through a sweepstake. A lucky person residing in Japan can win the item by following the Poke Times account on Twitter and posting a tweet with the specified Japanese hashtag by August 3, 2021. This sweepstake also coincides with the official account reaching one million followers.
The original Pokemon Red and Blue are currently available digitally on the Nintendo 3DS. The newest games based in the Kanto region, Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee for Nintendo Switch, did not feature the bicycle as it was replaced with rideable Pokemon.