Pokémon Center x Bear Walker Series 2 sells out within an hour, more stock coming Sept. 29th, 2020


Looks like Pokemon Co. has another hit on their hands. The Pokémon Center x Bear Walker Series 2 of skateboard decks launched today, and they all sold out within an hour. Thankfully, those who missed out already have a date they can look forward to for a second chance. Pokemon Co. has confirmed that another wave of stock is set to launch on Sept. 29th, 2020. That round is sure to go quickly as well, so make sure you lock in that pre-order next week.

Official Super Mario and Pokemon Halloween costumes and toys revealed

That Mario Kart costume is genius

Halloween is going to be a little bit different his year, but that doesn't mean you can't dress up and still have tons of fun! There are a number of different official Nintendo costumes out there to enjoy, and they come in both kids and adult sizes. Along with that, there's even some Halloween toys from Jakks Pacific! Check out the complete rundown below.

Mario Kart Inflatable Child and Adult Costume

SRP: $39.99-$59.99 | Child and Adult | Available: Now

• You will feel like you are a part of the game in this Mario Kart Inflatable costume!
• It's super easy to inflate, just add batteries and turn on the air pump!
• Wear it with our full Mario costume or pair it with something more casual like jeans and a t-shirt.
• Costume, shirt and batteries not included, requires 2 "AA" batteries.
• Available Sizes: One Size Child, One Size Adult

Luigi Kart Inflatable Adult Costume

SRP: $59.99 | Adult | Available: Now

• This Luigi Kart is super easy to inflate, just add batteries and turn on the air pump!
• Dress it up with our full Luigi adult costume or keep it casual with jeans and a t-shirt.
• Costume, shirt and batteries not included, requires 2 "AA" batteries.
• Available Sizes: One Size Adult

Princess Peach Deluxe Adult

SRP: $59.99 | Adult | Available: Now

• Be the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom and escape from Bowser in this Princess Peach Deluxe Adult costume!
• This sweet costume includes a beautiful pink satin dress with puff sleeves, peplum skirt, and glittery pink petticoat.
• A Princess Peach amulet decorates the neckline.
• Costume includes a Princess Peach crown headband.
• Available Sizes: Adult 4-6, 8-10, 12-14, 18-20

It’s-A Me, Mario!

SRP: $49.99 | 3+ years | Available: Fall 2020

• The ultimate Mario figure!
• 12” tall MarioTM figure
• 15 points of articulation and fabric overalls
• Features over 30 souds effects and phrases from the various Super Mario video games, including the voice of Mario himself
• Pose Mario to unlock 5 songs from the game
• Trigger points on Mario’s hands, feet and hat activate sound effects and phrases

Treats at Home Halloween

SRP: $39.99 | 3+ years | Available: Fall 2020

• Super Mario Treats at Home Halloween
• Call Family and Friends - Invite friends and family to a trick or treating video call on Halloween.
• Open Doors - Keep the excitement of trick or treating going from home with each visit by opening a door in Boo's Mansion
to reveal a Super Mario surprise.
• 10 Super Mario postcard invitations to send to friends and family for Halloween
• 10 Super Mario 2.5” figures and accessory Treats to Reveal!
• Includes Boo Mansion themed pop up environment with 10 doors to reveal and display your treats, 10 Super Mario post card invitations, 8 Super Mario figures and 2 Super Mario

Deluxe Boo Mansion Playset - TARGET EXCLUSIVE

SRP: $29.99 | 3+ years | Available: Fall 2020

• Kids can play this memorable level from the Super MarioTM video games!
• Explore Boo’s Mansion with feature mechanisms
• Includes a two and a half inch Fire Mario figure
• Interact with the lift by moving it up/down and side to side
• Four functioning doors that the Mario figure can enter through
• Trick door to reveal a Boo and a King Boo that sways side to side

Pokémon – Poké Ball Inflatable Child or Adult

SRP: $45.99 - $55.00 | 6 years to Adult| Available: Now

• Be the coolest part of the family’s Pokémon Halloween theme in this inflatable Poké Ball costume!
• You can wear this super cool costume with your arms out or close the opening together to keep your arms inside.
• A battery operated built-in fan keeps you cool and inflated for the Halloween festivities.
• 4 “AA” batteries required (not included)
• Available in One Size for Child and One Size for Adult

Pokémon – Jigglypuff

SRP: $29.99 | 4 – 12 years| Available: Now

• Who's that Pokémon? It's Jigglypuff! Become your favorite Fairy-Type Pokémon and sing your heart out in this Jigglypuff Costume!
• This cute costume includes a pink dress with soft pink bodice, attached satin bow and belt, glitter print puff sleeves and skirt overlay with music note print.
• The headpiece has soft dimensional ears and Jiggly Puff bangs.
• What Jigglypuff would be complete with a microphone? This included faux microphone is the ultimate accessory for this look.
• Available Sizes: Child 4-6x, 7-8, 10-12

Pokémon – Pikachu Deluxe

SRP: $29.99 | 4 – 12 years| Available: Now

• The family costume statement wouldn’t be complete without Pikachu!
• The soft minky jumpsuit has hook and loop closure on the back and comes with an attached tail.
• A separate Pikachu headpiece features quality details such as built-out ears, embroidered eyes, nose and mouth and cheek
appliques that are embroidered on.
• Available Sizes: Child 4-6, 7-8, 10-12

Enjoy Even More Mega September Fun with Your Mega-Evolved Buddy Pokémon in Pokémon GO

September fun for Pokemon GO!

Mega Evolution made quite a splash when it debuted in the world of Pokémon GO at the end of August. Since then, Trainers have battled in Mega Raids, collected Mega Energy to Mega Evolve select Pokémon, and battled with their Mega-Evolved Pokémon. Next, from Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, September 28, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time, Trainers will be able to participate in the Mega Buddy Challenge!

For the duration of the Mega Buddy Challenge, Mega-Evolved Pokémon will stay in their Mega-Evolved form for three times longer, increasing from four hours to 12 hours. The duration of Poffins will also be extended, doubling from six hours to 12 hours. Be sure to give your buddy treats to have it appear on the map, where you'll be able to compare it to large Pokémon that'll be appearing more frequently in the wild during this event, including Doduo, Alolan Exeggutor, Pinsir, Lapras, Snorlax, Furret, Wobbuffet, Mantine, and Skarmory. You may even encounter a Shiny Doduo!

You'll be able to complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks to receive Mega Energy for Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, and Beedrill. The Mega Buddy Challenge will also feature Timed Research—complete this Timed Research to unlock more Timed Research during this year's Halloween event, which will feature Mega Gengar for the first time in Pokémon GO!

Have fun spending some quality time with your Mega-Evolved Buddy Pokémon, Trainers!

Mew, Umbreon, Togepi, Rayquaza, and Toxtricity Bear Walker Boards now available on Pokemon Center website

Pokemon GO Mega Buddy Challenge event kicking off, Meowth balloons appearing more often

More fun for trainers

Two more tidbits of news for Pokemon GO players to make note of today. First up, the Mega Buddy Challenge event is now starting to roll out globally. This event runs until Sept. 28th, 2020 and features various spawns, along with the addition of Shiny Doduo and Dodrio. There is also special Timed Research, and if you complete it, you'll get access to research during Halloween for Mega Gengar.

The next bit of info is tied to the Meowth balloon featuring Jessie & James. This balloon will now appear more often from Rocket Balloons. You'll have from now until September 30th to take advantage of the increased appearances. After that, they will no longer appear/

Pokemon the Movie: Coco getting an official companion podcast

A behind-the-scenes look at the film

The Pokemon Co. has announced that there will be an official companion podcast for Pokemon the Movie: Coco. This podcast is going to be hosted by Hisanori Yoshida, and it will feature behind-the-scenes details and secrets on the upcoming movie. The first episode is scheduled for Friday, October 9th, and the second comes October 16th, 2020. Guests slated for the podcast includes the movie’s director, Tetsuo Yajima, and longtime Pokémon voice actress, Shoko Nakagawa.

Have fun with the Longchamp x Pokémon collaboration, arriving soon in stores and in Pokémon GO!

Oh so stylish!

In celebration of the exciting accessories coming out of the collaboration between The Pokémon Company and Longchamp Paris, as well as the beginning of Paris Fashion Week, we’re proud to announce that a new avatar backpack accessory item will be available in Pokémon GO. That’s not all—some fashionable Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, challenging Trainers in raids, and hatching from Eggs, too!

Date + Time

Friday, October 2, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


Special Pokémon wearing costumes will be appearing during the event!

Smoochum that hatch from 7 km Eggs during this time will appear wearing a bow!

Kirlia wearing a top hat will be appearing in raids! They’ll also know the move Draining Kiss.

Shinx wearing a top hat will be appearing in raids!

Croagunk wearing a backwards cap will appear in GO Snapshot as a surprise encounter! They may also rarely appear in the wild.

The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild: Mareep, Skitty, Roselia, Kricketot, Croagunk wearing a backward cap, Blitzle, Cottonee, Minccino, Gothita, and more!

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Kricketot!

Enjoy exclusive Field Research for the duration of the event.

Dress up for fashion week—in person and in-game! Be sure to head to the shop for a free Longchamp avatar item in Pokémon GO. Then, you can match with your Trainer avatar by picking up the same Longchamp item in stores. For more information on availability, please visit the official Longchamp website.

It’s time for you and your Pokémon to show the world your style. Let’s GO!

Pokemon Sword and Shield Max Raid Battle Event update for Sept. 21st, 2020

Grass and Electric types return

The Pokemon Sword and Shield Max Raid Battle Event has been updated once again. Now Max Raid Battle Events have reverted back to Electric and Grass-types. From now until September 30th, 2020, Grass or Electric-type Pokémon including Gigantamax Flapple, Appletun and Toxtricity will appear in Max Raid Battles.

Reminder: Porygon Pokemon GO Community Day starts today

Porygon did nothing wrong

Thanks for all your efforts campaigning and voting for the Pokémon you wanted to be featured in the September and October Community Day events. We’re thrilled to announce that Porygon, the Virtual Pokémon, will be the featured Pokémon this month! Maybe it was programmed to be popular! More details about September Community Day can be found below, and stay tuned for more information on October Community Day.

Date + Time

Sunday, September 20, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time


Porygon will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Evolve Porygon2 (the evolved form of Porygon) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Porygon-Z that knows Tri Attack. This will be the first time this attack will be available in Pokémon GO. In Trainer Battles, Tri Attack has a chance of lowering the opposing Pokémon’s Attack and Defense.

Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!

There’ll be a special one-time-purchase September Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring an Elite Fast TM, three Incense, six Lucky Eggs, and 30 Ultra Balls.

For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the September Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Decoding Porygon. Work alongside Professor Willow as he learns all about Porygon—a Pokémon made completely out of programming code—and its subsequent Evolutions. Stay tuned for when tickets for the Decoding Porygon Special Research story go live! Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.


3× Catch XP
Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
Earn items needed to evolve Porygon and Porygon2!

Leading up to and during September Community Day, be on the lookout for the following opportunities to earn the items needed to evolve Porygon and Porygon2.

During the Mega Battle Challenge event week from Friday, September 11, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time, all Trainers can earn an Upgrade and a Sinnoh Stone by completing the event’s Timed Research.
On September 20, all Trainers can earn up to three Upgrades and three Sinnoh Stones by completing Timed Research tasks.
Trainers who purchase a ticket for the September Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Decoding Porygon, can earn an Upgrade and a Sinnoh Stone by completing that Special Research.

Let’s GO, Porygon fans!

Pokemon Waku Waku Birthday Gift service getting revamped

Let the celebrations continue!

The Pokemon Company has announced that their Waku Waku Birthday Gift Service offered at Pokemon Center locations in Japan is about to get a makeover. The current service is set to end on Oct. 31st, 2020, but don't fret. A new service is kicking off the very next day. Details on what this service has to offer will be shared in the near future.


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