Old and new Pokémon fans (or Pokéfans, if you will) alike are seeing a bit of a renaissance at the moment, and what better way to let the world know that you’re a die-hard Pokémon fan than to flaunt it as you go about your day-to-day life? Through the worldwide phenomenon of Pokémon GO, the Switch release of Pokken Tournament DX recent releases of Sun and Moon on 3DS, there’s never been a better time to get your Pokéfreak on. Keep reading for our top picks and the best and cheapest Pokémon gifts and merchandise deals.
Over the years Pokémon has grown to become a household name – even if it’s mostly mispronounced by those who are less experienced with it as a game or a cartoon series. There is absolutely no shortage of merchandise, gifts, toys, gadgets and branded electronics to reflect your love of every single one of the pocket-sized monsters. With the ubiquitous Pokémon Go still going strong a year after launch, there’s never been a better time to let your Pokéflag fly.
Now, with Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee on the way, there’s even more reason to be excited and showcase your Pokefandom.
Fans of the franchise who have been around since the beginning (or are just really big anime fans) will recognise this amazing Nendoroid figure based on Ash and his outside-the-Pokéball living Pikachu. Nendoroids, for those unaware, come with a litany of accessories and replaceable parts as well as a clear stand to make sure you can pose and display this figure in any way you like.
If Pokémon Go is your current addiction, you may want to invest in one of the officially created Pokémon Go Plus devices. These things strap to your wrist and vibrate when a nearby Pokémon has emerged, so you no longer have to constantly have your phone out while you’re out exploring the real world.
Yep, of course, there is a Pokémon themed edition of Monopoly. This version features die-cast metal pieces based on different starter monsters and a whole host of references to both the games and the anime, perfect if you’re still longing for the bright, heady days of Kanto!
In case you’ve ever wondered if there was an official Nintendo-licensed Pokémon Snapback cap out there in the world, the answer is a resounding “oh yes, absolutely there is.” Finally, the world can know you are a Pokémon trainer.
Everybody at some point in their lives will need a nice set of coasters. So why not try out these pastel-coloured official Nintendo Pokémon coasters with full-on face shots of Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur and, for some reason, Meowth (Meowth!).
Where’s the Pikachu coaster? Right over here, in the second set of official coasters, of course.
Let’s face it, if you’ve been a Pokéfan for a while, you’ve probably thought about how silly/awesome it would be to own a set of Pokémon Gym badges for real. Well, thanks to this neat little set here, you can. They’re even in a little presentation box. Aww. This set is £7.99 in the UK, or $10.59 in the US currently.
Pokémon socks! These are Pokémon socks! Little Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle and PsyDuck faces on your socks for all the hours you’ll be spending out on the street/in the woods/up that mountain in order to find just one more Pokébuddy to catch. A set of the four of them will cost you £10.50 in the UK or $11 but c’mon, just look at them. They’re too cute to resist.
On your journey to become the very best (like no one ever was), you may find this guide book useful. The Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook features up to date information on over 700 different Pokémon. As a Pokémon GO player, this book will have you covered in terms of any information you could possibly need to know about your newly discovered friends. It’s under £6 in the UK and under $8 in the US.
Of course, when you come home from a long day out on the Pokémon hunt (that sounds worse than it is), what you’ll need most is a nice warm drink. But if you’re going to drink, you may as well drink in style, with this giant Pokéball themed mug. I mean, look at it.
What home would be complete without the ability to lounge around it dressed as a Pokéball? That’s right, none. So set down $13 and pick up one of these weird and wonderful robes today. Sadly, this one seems to be available only in the States for now.
And of course, you should never go anywhere without your little buddy Pikachu trailing along behind you because he’s too stubborn to go inside his PokéBall.
This Bulbasaur-meets-Fairisle diorama is perfect for keeping the Poké-dream alive whilst still observing your work and family obligations during the festive season.
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