The latest addition to the Japanese Pokemon card Sun & Moon series is scheduled for release in Japan, on January 19, 2018. This set is called SM5+ Ultra Force.
This set will have some additions that previous sets have not had. Sinnoh’s water-type gym leader Wake will make an appearance, as well as some new trainer cards, Ultra Space, Steel Frying Pan and Ultra Recon Squad. Buzzwole will also have a brand new card.
In addition, there will be several cards that have an alternate type. Empoleon (originally a water type) will be reprinted as a metal type, Magnezone (originally a lightning type) will be a metal type, Abomasnow (originally a water type) will be a grass type, Infernape (originally a fire type) will be a fighting type, Palkia GX (originally a dragon type) will be a water type, Torterra (originally a grass type) will be a fighting type and possibly more to come. These will of course be available on Pokevault on January 19th as soon as they are released.
The Pokemon Centers in Japan will be releasing 7 Rainbow Rocket Pikachu plushies on January 20th, 2018.
Each of the 7 Pikachu plushies is dressed up like a Pokemon Trainer. There will be Archie, Cyrus, Ghetsis, Giovanni, Guzma, Lysandre, & Maxie representing Team Aqua, Galactic, Plasma, Rocket, Skull, Flare & Magma. Come check out Pokevault on January 20th to get yours. These will surely be popular, so they will go fast. More Rainbow Rocket merchandise will also be available.
The Japan Pokemon Centers will be releasing more goodies. This time the campaign is called “Oteire Please”.
It features new plushies, mascot plushies, cups, keychains, figures, towels, socks and more.
The items will be released on January 1st, 2018 at the Pokemon Centers in Japan. You can get em at Pokevault after January 1st. These are release on one of the busiest shopping days of the year in Japan and will be very popular, so supplies will be limited.
The Japan Pokemon Centers will be releasing a “Lucky Bag” on January 1st, 2018.
Each bag will contain 1 of 3 random mini size plushies in a backpack (Rowlet, Pikachu or Alolan Vulpix). Each bag also comes with several other random goodies. The fun is that you wont know what you will get until you open the bag. The bags will only be available at the Pokemon Centers in Japan for a VERY limited time. “Lucky Bags” are really popular in Japan and usually sell out within minutes. Either the full bag or the plushies will be available in very limited quantity on Pokevault after January 1, 2018.
This is the first look at the trailer for the 21st Pokemon movie, set to release in Japan on July 13, 2018.
Although the full title has not been revealed, it should live up to its full potential. From the looks of the trailer, there will be a new female character (name currently unknown). Ash is sporting the same hat as in the 20th movie, but this movie has a new, great twist. The movie has changed directors!!! This time instead of Kunihiko Yuyama, who has directed all 20 of the previous movies, this time Tetsuo Yajima will be the director. It should add a breath of fresh air to the Pokemon movie franchise. There should be all kinds of movie goods available on Pokevault around June, as soon as the movie nears the release date. Stay tuned for more information.
The 5th addition in the Japanese Sun & Moon Pokemon card series is set to be released on December 8, 2017. The series will be called SM5 “Ultra Sun & Moon”.
The series will feature some of the classic characters as well as the Alolan Pokemon characters. As in previous series, there will be several full art cards including Dialga GX, Palkia GX, Gardenia, Mars & more. As well as prism star cards. These will be available for purchase on Pokevault as soon as they are released.
Lana Nendoroid is the newest Nendoroid to be released in Japan. It is available now on Pokevault for pre-order and will be available in June, 2018.
The special Japan Pokemon Center version comes with a Dive Ball and the GoodSmile version comes with a Water Z crystal motif stand. For those of you who are not familiar with Nendoroid figures, they are figures with interchangeable facial expressions, body parts and props. Lana comes with a fishing rod, dive ball and Wishiwashi film sheet. Be sure to visit Pokevault for more pictures and details.