Sinistea teacups and Polteageist teapots soon to be sold at Pokemon Cafe/Pikachu Sweets locations

Host a spooky tea party!

Earlier in the year, we got a look at Sinistea teacups and Polteageist teapots that were being used at Pokemon Cafe locations. They were part of a special meal you could get at those locations, but soon enough, customers will be able to take these items home.

Pokemon Co. has announced that both the Sinistea teacups and Polteageist teapots will be sold at Pokemon Cafes and Pikachu Sweets locations starting Dec. 5th, 2020. The Sinistea teacup will cost 1,980 yen, while the Polteageist teapot is priced at 3,960 yen.

Pokemon Shirts releases facemasks with patterns featuring the 151 Kanto region Pokemon

Buying 'em all will cost you a pretty PokéCoin...

What should immediately be noted is that the official website states "This mask is intended to be used as a fashion item and is not intended to prevent infectious diseases." Although this likely just means the masks haven't been legally tested or approved for medical purposes. Stay safe out there, trainers!

With 151 patterns of fabric featuring Kanto region Pokémon to choose from, Pokémon Shirts has released a facemask line of fashion products. The options for the fabric color on the backside are; white, black, pink, or blue. Priced at $18 each, shipping will cost you an extra $15 (unless you order 5+ mask/bandanna OR 2+ shirts/polo, then shipping is free). The masks will begin shipping in around 5-6 weeks, and are now available for purchase in the following countries; Japan, United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.

Pokemon "Fluffy Hugging" plush line releasing in Japan

Don't you just want to snuggle up with them?!

The Pokemon Co. always has new plush dolls in the works, and the next entry in their series is a "Fluffy Hugging" theme. The lineup includes Larvitar, Dedenne, Skwovet, Toxel, and the substitute doll. These will be at Pokemon Center locations in Japan starting Dec. 12th, 2020. Each plush is priced at 3,960 yen.

U-Treasure reveals Alolan Vulpix/Ninetales necklace series

Nice ice

Pokemon Co. and U-Treasure must be really happy with how previous Pokemon-related jewelry has sold, because the collaborations keep coming. This time around, the two companies have teamed up for Alolan Vulpix/Ninetales necklaces. The necklaces ship out in April 2021, and come in three different versions.

- Alola Vulpix/Ninetales (Silver) ¥ 17,600
- Alola Vulpix/Ninetales (K18 White Gold) ¥ 132,000
- Alola Vulpix/Ninetales (Platinum 950) ¥ 143,000

Pokemon GO updated to Ver. 0.193.1 (Android) / Ver. 1.159.1 (iOS)

Pokémon GO has been updated to Version 0.193.1 (Android) / Ver. 1.159.1 (iOS). As usual, Niantic is very quite on patch notes here. The only details we have are that this update includes bug fixes, but no specific bugs were mentioned.

Pokemon GO Mega Raids change taking place on Dec. 1st, 2020

Mega mixing it up

Niantic has announced that the next Pokemon GO Mega Raids swap is taking place on Dec. 1st, 2020. On that date, Mega Charizard Y, Mega Houndoom and Mega Pidgeot will be yanked from Mega Raids in. In their place, players will get to go up against Mega Charizard X, Mega Gengar and Mega Abomasnow.

Zavvi launching a new line of Pokemon clothing on Nov. 30th, 2020

T-shirts, hoodies, and more

Zavvi has featured a number of different Nintendo-related collaborations over the years, and now another lineup is in the works. Starting Nov. 30th, 2020, Pokemon fans will have a new range of apparel to look forward to. The line includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, shoes, and hoodies, and they'll feature Pokemon like Pikachu, Snorlax and Squirtle. The shoes are going to be extremely limited, with just 300 pair to go around. We'll make sure to link to the full lineup when it goes live.

Japan’s Niigata prefecture gets Magikarp manhole covers

True works of art

Over the last few years, Pokemon Co. has been releasing a series of custom Pokemon manhole covers as part of a beautification process. The latest entry in the series features Magikarp, and there are now four different designs installed in Japan’s Niigata prefecture. Magikarp was chosen due to Ojiya City’s reputation for cultivating Koi fish.

Pokemon Co. working on a bug fix for Pokemon GO to Pokemon HOME transfers

Fixing up your Pokemon

Pokemon Co. has announced that they're working on a fix for Pokemon that were affected by a bug that crops up during the transfer from Pokemon GO to Pokemon HOME. With Alolan Form and Galarian Form Pokemon, some people went through the transfer to find that the Pokemon were moved over with moves from their original form. Pokemon Co. is going to fix this automatically, so you don't have to worry about downloading anything. The fixes will be sent out in waves, so hang in there while Pokemon Co. works through the issue.

Pikachu appears in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a special dance

The Pokemon Company International has regularly participated in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and this year, they showcased a special Pikachu dance. They also teased their new 25th Anniversary logo just before all of the performers left the stage. Nice moves, Pikachu!


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