Pokémon × Kogei: Playful Encounters of Art and Japanese Craft exhibit debuts in Japan

A brand new art exhibit has debuted in the Japanese National Crafts Museum in Kanagawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. The Pokémon × Kogei: Playful Encounters of Art and Japanese Craft exhibit features the work of 20 individuals, from living national treasures to young rising stars, taking shape as pottery, attire, metalwork, and other Japanese crafts. The exhibit runs from March 21st until June 11th, 2023, excluding Mondays. There are about 70 works, featuring Pokémon from Generations 1-8.
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Funko expands its Pokémon lineup with new Pearlescent Pikachu figure, more Pokémon Pop! vinyl figures to be released throughout the rest of this year

Funko, in collaboration with The Pokémon Company International, has officially released a new pearlescent variant of the 353 Pikachu figure from the Pop! Games subset of Funko's Pop! line of vinyl figures. The figure is the first in a line dedicated to the pearlescent design, all of which will be available exclusively via the Pokémon Center online store in the US, Canada, and UK.
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Pokémon recognised by NPD as Global Top Toy Property of the Year for 2022 at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair

The massive success of the Pokémon franchise has been recognised once again by NPD, with The Pokémon Company International receiving multiple awards last month at Spielwarenmesse, the Nuremberg International Toy Fair. In addition to winning Global Top Toy Property of the Year, Pokémon also won the Europe’s Top Gaining Property Total Toys and Europe’s Top Gaining Property Games & Puzzles awards.
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Live stream for Japan's Pokémon TCG Champions League reveals ex starter set featuring Pikachu and Pawmot, plus plushie Pikachu deck case

As part of today's live stream for the Japanese Pokémon Trading Card Game Champion's League, a new ex Starter Set based on Pikachu and Pawmot was announced for the first time. What arguably stole the show however wasn't reveals of new cards from this set, but the appearance of a unique new Pikachu plush deck case. The starter set and deck box will be released together in Japan on March 24th, and can be purchased either separately, for 1,800円 and 1595円 respectively, or together in a special bundle for 3,580円.
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Additional Poké Ball Replica designs to be released throughout 2023 - Love Ball available now from Pokémon Center, from other retailers in February

Continuing their collaboration with The Pokémon Company International, The Wand Company has announced four new Poké Ball varities that will be coming to their range of Poké Ball replicas in 2023. In addition to the Love Ball, fans this year will also be able to get their hands on replicas of the Dive Ball, Net Ball, and Luxury Ball. All of The Wand Company's Die-Cast Poké Ball Replicas feature proximity and motion-sensing, making the balls glow with multicolored lights when they are picked up, and include a stainless steel ring for display. Each ball is also packaged in it's own uniquely numbered presentation case.
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POKÉMOOOVE! stickers now available on the LINE app for users in Japan

The Pokémon Company has launched a new set of animated stickers for the LINE app titled "POKÉMOOOVE!". The set can be purchased from the LINE Store for 250¥, or 100 LINE coins, for users in Japan only. The set features the Paldea First-Partner Pokémon Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly, alongside a variety of different Pokémon including Pikachu, Magnemite, and Rowlet.
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Pokémon partners with Ed Sheeran for Celestial, a special music track for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet - Available now for download and streaming

The Pokémon Company International and internationally renowned singer-songwriter and musician Ed Sheeran have announced a special collaboration for a new song that will be featured in-game in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games. Celestial is available for download now from the iTunes Store, and for streaming via Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and Amazon Music.
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Universal Music Japan launches Pokémon Music Collective project with first single「うたう」by imase available to download from September 14th

Universal Music Japan will tomorrow launch their new Pokémon Music Collective project with the release of 「うたう」 ("utau", meaning "sing"), a new single from popular young TikTok artist imase. From midnight Wednesday, the song will be available for download from the iTunes Store, and for streaming via Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, and Soundcloud.
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McDonald's Singapore expands Pokémon Collaboration menu with launch of new Pikachu Carrier

McDonald's stores in Singapore have partnered with The Pokémon Company International to release several food items with Pokémon packaging during September. The latest addition to this collaboration is a special Pikachu Carrier, which can be purchased at participating stores for SGD$12.90 when purchased together with a Family Meal, a Feast Meal, an Extra Value Meal, or with two Value Meals.
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Pokémon Centers across Japan celebrate Tsukimi with Clefairy code distribution, plus live stream to watch the moon together with Clefairy

As part of a celebration of the Japanese Tsukimi (月見 "moon viewing") festival, Pokémon Center stores in Japan are distributing code cards to redeem Clefairy in-game. To receive a code card, one have to do a "Clefairy Fingers Dance" to the store staff. Additionally, a "Mid-Autumn Full Moon Special Program" will be broadcast live on Weathernews LiVE on September 10th, from 9pm to 10pm (JST). During the program, viewers will watch the moon together with the host and Clefairy. Those watching the broadcast will be able to submit images featuring the moon and Clefairy via the "Weather Report" in the "Weather News" app, with 20 winners receiving Clefairy goods.
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McDonald's Singapore relaunches McPepper in collaboration with The Pokémon Company, alongside other Pokémon themed menu items

Alongside their ongoing Pokémon Happy Meal promotion, McDonalds in Singapore have partnered with The Pokémon Company International to release several food items with Pokémon packaging during September. This includes a re-release of the popular McPepper, which disappeared from the fast food chain’s menu last September, less than a month after it was first launched.
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Pokémon Air Adventures launches new Pikachu Jet TR with Singapore's Scoot, Pikachu Weekend in Singapore event announced for November 18th-20th

The Pokémon Company has announced that it will be launching a special Pokémon-themed plane this September in collaboration with the Singapore-based airline Scoot. The Pikachu Jet TR is scheduled for its inaugural flight from Singapore to Tokyo, Japan this September 9th. It will operate mainly on routes between destinations in Asia, including flights between Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul.
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McDonald's Pokémon TCG Match Battle Happy Meal toys and cards will become available and are available now in several different countries

McDonald’s Happy Meals will and currently have Pokémon toys such as a spinner, Pokémon coin and Pokémon TCG cards until the end of September 2022 in a set of Happy Meal toys called Pokémon TCG: Match Battle in Britain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and North America. Australia and New Zealand are the only countries where the Pokémon TCG: Match Battle McDonald's Happy Meals are coming soon while the promotion is currently still happening in all of the other countries.
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Exclusive TCG coin and marker sets to be available at 2022 Pokémon World Championships Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store

As previously announced, a special Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store will be opening at the 2022 Pokémon World Championships at ExCeL London from August 17th, with a range of Pokémon Center-branded products being available exclusively at the event. The Pokémon Company International today revealed the latest of those exclusive products, with four different coin and marker sets for the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
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