Bandai Corporation has released a new series of Pokemon Kids figures that is a total blast from the past…..
This retro reprint series features some of the oldest Pokemon characters in their original forms. You can see what the Pokemon characters actually looked like 20 years ago when they first came out.
This set was originally made back in 1996. Bandai has re-released the set in its original form and original boxes. Each box comes with one figure, one random mini collector card and a piece of gum. So you have to open the box to find out which Pokemon you get….
There is 10 figures plus 1 secret rare figure in the set. I wont tell you who the secret figure is until the end (spoiler alert).
Here they are in their 1996 form. You will notice they look alot different than they did 20 years ago.
And the secret rare figure in the set is……. drum roll…….
more drum roll……
more drum roll……
more drum roll…..
An absolutely awesome set for those of you who werent able to get this set back in 1996. Its a must have.
And to top it off, the figures come inside a retro box with a game boy pictured on it. There are 5 different colors as well.
A total blast from the past…..
These figures were only sold in Japan for a very limited time, but don’t worry. You can still get them on Pokevault while supplies lasts.
Tags: Charizard, Eevee, Figures, Gengar, Jigglypuff, Lapras, Magnemite, Metapod, Mew, Mewtwo, Pikachu, Raichu
The Japan Pokemon Center will be releasing 9 new Pokemon GX starter theme decks on July 13, 2018.
Grass Deck (Lurantis)
Fire Deck (Charizard)
Water Deck (Lapras)
Lightning Deck (Raichu)
Psychic Deck (Mewtwo)
Fighting Deck (Lycanroc)
Dark Deck (Yveltal)
Metal Deck (Metagross)
Fairy Deck (Xerneas)
Each deck will contain:
60 Cards (Including 1 GX holofoil card)
25 Paper Damage Counters/2 Markers
1 GX Marker
These will be available in Japan, starting on July 13th. You will be able to purchase these on Pokevault as soon as they are released.
Tags: Cards, Charizard, Lapras, Lycanroc, Metagross, Metapod, Mewtwo, Raichu, Xerneas, Yveltal
San-Ei company has just released 20 new Pokemon plush toys.
This time its Chimchar, Piplup, Turtwig, Banette, Slowpoke, Drifloon, Wooper, Charmeleon, Wartortle, Ivysaur, Sewaddle, Budew, Machop, Lapras, Raichu, Chandelure, Flaaffy, Absol and large versions of Piloswine and Magikarp. San-Ei plushies are high quality plush toys that are sold in the Pokemon Centers and a few toy stores in Japan. They are very detailed and very nicely made. You can get these plushies at Pokevault.com while supplies lasts.
Tags: Absol, Banette, Budew, Chandelure, Charmeleon, Chimchar, Drifloon, Flaaffy, Ivysaur, Lapras, Machop, Piplup, Plush, Raichu, Sewaddle, Slowpoke, Turtwig, Wartortle, Wooper
Everyone knows the most popular Pokemon, Pikachu. It is a mouse Pokemon, but somehow, something ticks my head off, and it’s about Pikachu’s name and species. See, a pika is actually a lagomorphs, not a mouse, which gives confusion about Pikachu being a mouse but named after a rabbit. An American pika also has short, round ears, unlike most bunnies, while Pikachu has long ears. So, the question here is; was Pikachu originally intended to be a rabbit? These questions will most likely remains unanswered, but let’s go on some information about a pika rabbit. They are quite small, and you could hold one in your hand. Like domestic rabbits, pikas can also eat hamster’s or guinea pig’s food. Mice, on their own, eat almost anything, and like cheese, of course. They sometimes gnaw electric cords like most rodents would do. They breed very quickly but their life span is very short. Does Pikachu have all of these features? Well, I don’t think so, as Pikachu seems more like a cross between a mouse and a pika. I don’t know why, but I’m sure this was intended, as many Pokemon are based on various animals. Pikachu also moves like a rabbit, not like a mouse. Watch closely and you’ll notice. The Anime is the best example to see a moving Pikachu. There are also various other things that Pikachu might have that doesn’t match a mouse’s way to live, but another animal’s way to live.
Pikachu is known ever since Pokemon has begun in Japan in 1995, and its popularity is still growing today. In fact, during the Pokemon craze in 1999, when someone heard the word ‘Pokemon’, they instantly thought of Pikachu. This was the case at elementary school, where Pokemon was the frenzy for all children in there. I even remember wearing a Raichu costume during Halloween, but I lost it in a fire long, long ago.
Continue reading “Pikachu, Mouse Or Rabbit?”
Tags: Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu, Rattata, Sandshrew
How many electric rodents are there? It has been a tradition ever since Pikachu to have an electric rodent. There is one every region. In the Kanto region you will see a Pikachu which is a furry electric mouse with red cheeks, yellow body, a lighting bolt like tail, pointy ears with black on the tips. Why am I describing what Pikachu looks like? Everyone, and I mean everyone should know what Pikachu looks like.
In the Kanto region you will also see Raichu. Raichu has a white belly and an orange body. The same tale as pikachu except it is thin and black and longer and ends with a lighting bolt. The two seem related don’t the they? Pikachu evolves into Raichu with a Thunderstone. In the Johto region you will see a Pichu. Pichu has a pale yellow body and pink cheeks. His ears a flat and black and it has a little black tail that looks like a small lightning bolt it is the pre-evolved form of Pikachu. To get it to evolve into a Pikachu it must have friendship with it’s trainer. A Soothe Bell usually helps out in making it trust you faster.
In the Hoenn region you will see Plusle, it looks like a Pichu but it’s body is a creamy color and it has red ears and tail, it has red cheeks with the plus sign in the middle which is tan, seems pretty cool? It was a rough description. There is another electric rodent, known as a Minun. Minun looks the same as Plusle with a tan body, a blue tail, and blue ears. It has blue cheeks with the minus symbol in the middle in tan. They are actually related, these two. They have the abilities Plus and Minus which will power up the two if they are together. I think this is because Plusle and Minun came in the third generation which is the same generation where double battles were created.
So Plusle and Minun have their power up abilities for us in a double battle. There is also a move called Helping Hand that also powers up the user’s other Pokemon. Plusle and Minun are both cute additions to electric type Pokemon, don’t you think they are?
Tags: Hoenn Region, Kanto region, Minun, Pichu, Pikachu, Plusle, Raichu
Even before I was a Quilava fan, the very first Pokemon I knew of was Raichu. That’s because when I was young, I remember going to an event hosted by my dad’s company. I was about 7 (or younger) and there were games you could play to get tickets. I saw a Raichu plush, and it stood out of the other prizes.
We had a whole day to do whatever we wanted, and so I was finally able to get the Raichu, thus making my love in Pokemon even stronger. Even though it’s only about 5 inches tall, it’s huggable and soft, and I bet in a few decades, it will become a collector’s item. Raichu, like Pikachu, is a Mouse Pokemon, and its ability is Static, which can cause paralysis (30% chance) to the opponent when Raichu gets hit by a physical attack. If you’re lucky enough to find it in the Pokemon Dream World, its new ability will be Lightningrod, which is sort of like Follow Me, but only with Electric-type moves. It won’t take any damage; it will take these attacks and raise its Special Attack by one stage.
Continue reading “A Teenager’s View On Raichu”
Tags: Nintendo DS, Pichu, Pikachu, Pokemon Black & White, Raichu