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Pop Team Epic Creator Designed Pokemon Goods Featuring Pikachu Idol Group

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The Pokemon Center has revealed new Pokemon merchandise designed by Pop Team Epic creator Bkub Okawa, which will release on August 5, 2021. The goods include various t-shirts, mugs, keychains, and stickers that feature Pikachu, Dedenne, and Greedent in a Pikachu-themed idol group. Additionally, the goods will also be available at the Pokemon Center in Tokyo, starting August 7, 2021. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

It’s undeniable that Pikachu has become the mascot of the Pokemon franchise since its inception over two decades ago. The collaboration merchandise further plays on this fact by creating a fictional Pikachu-themed idol group managed by Meowth, in which Pikachu begrudgingly participates. The members of the group, titled the “ピカちゅうず” (Pikachus), are the main characters in the products with keychains and mugs portraying short scenarios through manga panels drawn in Okawa’s signature style.

Below is a list of all of the products included in the Pikachus collaboration series:

  • 2 Piece Clear File Set – ¥506
  • 3 Piece Masking Tape Set – ¥880
  • Audible Plushie Pen (Pikachu, Dedenne, or Greedent) – ¥1430
  • Character Face Memo Pad – ¥1100
  • Double-sided Keychain (Pikachu, Dedenne, Greedent, Meowth, or “Group Formation/Split”) – ¥660
  • Hand Towel – ¥660
  • Makeup Pouch (Pikachu, Dedenne, or Greedent) – ¥1320
  • Mascot Keychain (Pikachu, Dedenne, or Greedent) – ¥1760
  • Mug cup – ¥1650
  • Pokemon Card Game Damage Counter Case – ¥330
  • Pokemon Card Game Deck Case – ¥398
  • Pokemon Card Game Deck Shield – ¥792
  • Pokemon Card Game Mini Card File – ¥524
  • Postcard Set (1 and 2) – ¥660
  • Reversible T-Shirt (Pikachu, Dedenne, or Greedent) – ¥3300
  • Rubber Clip Collection – ¥715
  • Short Socks (Pikachu, Dedenne, or Greedent) – ¥1100 (3 pairs), ¥440 (1 pair)
  • Sketch Booklet – ¥583
  • Stickers (Pikachu, Dedenne, Greedent, Meowth, or “Group Formation/Split”) – ¥495

You can also check out photos of the official collaboration goods below:

The Pokemon goods created by Pop Team Epic creator Bkub Okawa will release via the Pokemon Center Online shop starting August 5, 2021. The physical Pokemon Center store will sell the goods later starting August 7, 2021.

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