Pokemon Center Eevee Poncho Limited Edition Goods

The Japan Pokemon Centers are releasing a bunch of new Eevee Poncho goods on October 7, 2017. The goods all feature Eevee with Eeveelution ponchos.

There are all 8 Eeveelution versions of plush toys and plush mascot keychains. After making many different poncho versions of Pikachu, it looks like the Pokemon Centers have moved on to Eevee. We got our first look at the Eevee ponchos with the limited edition Pokemon Store Okinawa Eevee Arcanine plush toy poncho. There were 2 different versions made (mouth open and mouth closed). Now the Pokemon Centers have decided to make all 8 Eeveelutions.

In addition to the plushies and mascots, there are several more items including Deck Sleeves, File Folders, Candy Tins, Ponchos, gashapon vending figures and more….

These will go on sale on October 7, 2017, in Japan, while supplies lasts. Of course you can buy them at Pokevault.com.

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2012 Japan Pokemon Center Eevee Collection Goods

Sorry for posting this so late, but there have been alot of wonderful “Eevee Collection” merchandise released at the Pokemon Centers in Japan. The Pokemon Centers are releasing merchandise in 4 different rounds. So far round one, two and three have been released with round four due out in early December.

 Some of the first merchandise to go on sale were the Takara Tomy eeveelution plushies. They released all 8 of the eeveelutions (Eevee, Espeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Leafeon, Umbreon and Vaporeon). These 8 plushies were sold almost exclusively at the Pokemon Centers in Japan. Amazon Japan sold the Eevee plush, but not any of the 7 others. There was a very very limited number of toy stores that also sold them. These plushies are in the sitting position.

They are very detailed and well made. Most of them are about 6-7″ tall (15-17cm).  They come with a new special re-designed Takara Tomy paper tag that features the Eeveelution on it. They are relatively soft but are nice and sturdy and well made.

Round two was a huge release of merchandise.  The Pokemon Center was absolutely crazy. People were pushing and shoving to grab any and everything that they could find. There was a “Pokemon Center” version of all 8 plush characters. This time it was a standing version. Like the Takara Tomy plushies, the Pokemon Center Eevee plushies also had newly designed very large paper tags in addition to a long white “Eevee Collection” tag. These plushies are slightly smaller than the Takara Tomy version, but are much softer and have better detail. They are very similar to the canvas plushies that were sold a couple years ago, but are bigger.

All 8 characters were also made into a set of a coaster and a placemat. These were highly sought after and sold out immediately. They are made of nice fabric. The coaster matches the placemat. Each eeveelution was also featured on plastic cups. These cups are awesome. They are made of melamin which is a type of hard plastic. They are very sturdy and the Eeveelution image seems to be printed or painted on the cup, so it will last a long time. There was also a bowl and plate set that also sold out within minutes.

One of the best items was the Eevee plush cushion. It is perfect to put on your bed or lay on when you watch tv. Its absolutely stunning. I really recommend it.

All 8 Eeveelution mini Pokedoll plush keychains also went on sale the same day. They are perfect to attach to your keyring, suitcase, purse or just about anywhere. Very cute small versions of the Pokedoll plushies that were sold a few years ago.

There was also a vanity bag and a mini pouch that featured all 8 Eeveelutions. One of the most popular items was the Eeveelution lap blanket. It was a small blanket made to put on your lap or for a very small child. It was made in very limited quantity and was gone within a matter of minutes.

Each of the 8 Eeveelutions was also featured on a clear file folder. Its been 3 years since the last Eeveelution file folders were released, so this was a nice surprise. The file folders are size A4 which is the same size as a normal 8.5 x 12 sheet of paper, so these are great to use at school.

There was also a limited edition cookie tin that came with Eeveelution shaped cookies, three different Nintendo 3DS cartridge cases and a Nintendo 3DSLL Eevee silicon cover.

The third round of goods from the Eevee Collection was Pokemon TCG card gaming supplies. There was an Eevee deck box featuring all the Eeveelution characters and three different sets of Eeveelution deck sleeves. The deck boxes and sleeves sold out in less than 15 minutes with hundreds of people grabbing as many as they could before they were gone.

There was also an Eevee Collection 3 ring hard cover type binder that you can store your cards in. The binder also came with 8 limited edition Eeveelution promo cards. The Eevee one is a holofoil and the other 7 are not.

The 9th card will be given away on December 14th with the release of the two new booster pack series.

Also, while supplies lasts, if you bought 2000 yen or more worth of Eeveelution items, you received a limited edition Eeveelution postcard.  Eevee, Espeon, Flareon, Glaceon, Leafeon, Umbreon and Vaporeon were all featured as well as a the mystery postcard which was a group shot featuring all 8 characters. These postcards are real postcards which can be used. Of course they require a stamp in order to be sent.

Stay tuned for part 4 of the Eeveelution merchandise.

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Espeon The Psychic Pokemon

By Anonymous

Eevee is by far one of the most popular Pokemon in the, well, Pokemon World of course! This is because of the simple fact of Eevee having over seven different evolutions. Eevee is just a normal type Pokemon, Jolteon is just an electric type Pokemon, Flareon is just a fire type Pokemon, Vaporeon is just a water type Pokemon, Umbreon is just a dark type Pokemon, Espeon is just a psychic type Pokemon, Leafeon is just a grass type Pokemon, and Glaceon is just an ice type Pokemon. What do all these have in common? Eevee! They all evolve through Eevee with an evolution stone, friendship or level up by a special rock. One of these Pokemon we’re going to take a look at is Espeon.

Espeon has four legs, much like a bigger for of Eevee, but has a lavender color. It has a red circle on it’s forehead which most likely symbolizes it’s psychic Power. Espeon also has a long fork tail, sort of like a reptile’s tongue. Espeon’s eyes are just a light purple, a bit darker then the lavender color on it’s body. Espeon has long ears, sort of like Pichu, but they are lavender and light purple on the inside. That is just a basic idea of what an Espeon looks like. Espeon is also fairly popular in battle because it has the strongest special attack stat of all the Eevee evolutions, except for maybe Glaceon who has high speciall attack as well. But Espeon has a bit more speed then Glaceon so it even outs.
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My Perfect Pokemon Partners

By Becca Mander

An integral part of the Pokemon adventure is the team you carry with you, to support you and share your journey. I should think that at some point, most enthusiasts will have thought about their perfect Pokemon team – for video game competitors, it’s all about the ‘sweepers’, the ‘leaders’, the ‘walls’; basically the reduction of your team into key cogs in a well-oiled, efficient machine. A gamer might play Chandelure for his awesome special attack stat… but he may in reality hate the sight of Chandelure.

Card gamers want three things: consistency, consistency and, of course, consistency. This leads them to play multiple copies of the same card. In a Resiboar deck, your ‘team’ of six may end up consisting of two Reshiram, an Emboar, a Cleffa and two Ninetales. Wait, don’t I remember reading that Reshiram is a unique Pokemon? So how come two exist in this trainer’s party? And there really seems to be a fiery theme happening here – what happens if an opposing trainer lets loose with a devastating Hydro Cannon during a spontaneous battle? While these problems are unlikely to cause any stress in the card game, if Pokemon were real, they are things I would certainly consider before selecting my trusty team of six.

So, disliking the reification of the video game, and the lopsided parties of the card game, I ask myself, and everyone else: ‘If Pokemon were real, who would make the cut for your team?’ Here’s mine.
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The Amazing Evolutions Of Eevee Part 2

By Jo

Growing up, I was fascinated by the Eevee. The tiny little bundle of determination could really pack some power away and had the most variety of evolutions. And as time passed, there just became more and more evolutions.

When the second generation of Pokemon came out, so did two more Eeveelutions. Espeon was one of them. Espeon has very feline features, from slim legs and tiny paws to a slender, forked tail. The scarlet gem on its forehead it meant to symbolize its abilities, though it often leads to Espeon being mistaken for being related to Persian. Espeon is the only Pokemon Eeveelution not to have a type advantage against another. According to its pokedex entries, Espeon can read the currents in the air and predict its enemy’s actions. During this time, its forked tail quivers. It can also read the air currents to predict the weather. Apparently, Espeon is extremely loyal to any trainer it deems worthy and has a great deal of love and trust for them as well. It is said to have developed psychic powers in order to protect its trainer from harm. Espeon’s name comes from ESP, or extra-sensory perception, which is a branch of psychic abilities. Like all the other Eeveelutions, its name ends in the suffix ‘eon’ (which is short for “evolution”) Eevee is able to evolve into Espeon when it reaches a certain amount of happiness during the day.
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Unexpected Favorites Of Unova: Part 3

By Jo

One of my favorite things about the Pokemon games is that with every new region, you’re introduced to a bunch of new pokes that you eventually become really attached to. The only thing is, sometimes you don’t expect to become fond of some Pokemon that actually end up becoming your favorites.

Pansear was one of those pleasant surprises that I never guessed I would end up liking. When I received mine from a generous trainer (who just happened to have a Pokemon they were willing to part with that would have a type advantage against the gym leader I’d be battling) I thought, “Great! Now I’ll use him for the first gym and never touch him ever again. Just another poke to fill up my pokedex, and then a box”. Pansear did end up helping me through the first gym, though somewhere around my third gym I realized that he was actually more useful than I’d first thought. It turned out that he ended up staying in my main party until I reached my fourth gym and even now I still have a soft spot for that little red monkey with the crazy looking hair and silly attitude.
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Pokemon Umbreon

By Anonymous

You have heard of an Eevee, that I’m sure of. Eevee is a nice Pokemon, resembles a dog, well sort of. Did you know that Eevee has seven different evolutions? I’m sure you have. There were three evolution known as Flareon, Jolteon and Vaporeon in the Kanto region. In Johto there is Umbreon and Espeon. There are no new Eevee evolutions in Hoenn, and in Sinnoh there is Leafeon and Glaceon. The one that we’ll take a look at is Umbreon.

Umbreon is a favorite among most people when it comes down to Eevee evolutions. Mainly because Umbreon has red eyes and is black colored, he really looks like a Pokemon you can hug and cuddle next to. Umbreon has some yellow rings throughout it’s body, I believe they glow. Umbreon is not much of a powerful fighter, he does however have defense stats that most legendaries would have. He would be a great defensive Pokemon. Now, what am I doing explaining Umbreon when you don’t even know how you can get one? By evolving Eevee of course!
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Pokemon Coliseum – The Storyline

By Matt

You’ve always heard me rant about Pokemon Coliseum in past articles. Maybe this time, I can clear things up about it. This game is like most Pokemon games: you catch Pokemon, and level them up high enough to become a Champion. (Well, in this game, not really a Champion…) The game starts out when you, the hero (whose default name is Wes) steals a mysterious machine from Team Snagem (the antagonists of this game) and flees (with his ATV) to an outpost in the desert. Also, this game takes place in Orre, a mysterious new region where wild Pokemon are very rare, explaining why you do not come upon them at all.

Your starters are Espeon and Umbreon, both of which are level 25. What’s new about this game (compared to others past) is that instead of Single Battles, you will always be in Double Battles. You will start out in the Desert Outpost, where you have money to buy items and battle a few trainers with your newfound starters. When you go into the next town, you will find some shady people of Team Snagem kidnapping someone. To find out who it is, you will have to battle both of them with your Eons and defeat them. Of course, this is a very simple battle, but now you can get accustomed to the standards of Double Battle.
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Pokemon “Eeveelutions” In-Depth

By Matt

Last time, I covered the strange mystery that is an Eevee. I will be more specific on how you can get Eevee’s “Eeveelutions” through various games. Through the classic games, a Water Stone would turn Eevee into Vaporeon, the one with lots of HP. A Thunderstone will turn Eevee into Jolteon, and a Fire Stone, into Flareon. To turn Eevee into Espeon or Umbreon, you need to increase its happiness. Before time-based Pokemon games came out (time is the deciding factor for this evolution), you would need a Sun Stone for it to turn into Espeon, the sly, powerful, Psychic-type, or Umbreon, the well-rounded Dark-type.

In games like Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, you would need a Solar or Lunar Ribbon, and of course, feed your Eevee some gummies for its IQ to increase. More specifically, in games (starting from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Versions) you would need to evolve Eevee between 12pm and 12am; this is considered daytime in Pokemon. On the other hand, 12am to 12pm is considered night time; it’s required you get your Eevee happy enough to turn it into Umbreon. To get the two recent forms, Leafeon and Glaceon, you would need to also make it happy, but you must be near certain stones. Since there are no places with stones in Johto/Kanto (Heart Gold and Soul Silver Versions), it’s impossible to get a Leafeon or Glaceon there; you may need to trade it from Diamond or Pearl version.
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A Teenager’s View On Eevee

By Matt

Eevee is regarded by many as cute, adorable, but most of all, popular. I find myself a liking to Eevee too, since it is definitely one of a kind. Eevee, the Normal-type Evolution Pokemon, can evolve into seven different forms, each with its own strength and element. It all started with the first three:  Vaporeon, the Water-type, Jolteon, the Electric-type, and Flareon, the Fire-type. In fact, I remember seeing these on the actual TV show. Team Rocket (the original antagonists) stole Eevee, as well as its evolved companions. Ash and his group were able to catch them and send them blasting off again. Since I was pretty young, I didn’t know what they were until I heard their names.

Another encounter was when I first started playing Pokemon Coliseum. As the hero, you will start off with Espeon and Umbreon, the Psychic- and Dark-type evolutions of Eevee. The Sinnoh region is currently the most recent one to feature the last evolutions of Eevee: Leafeon and Glaceon, the Grass- and Ice-type. In the game, Eevee is very rare to come upon.
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