A new Pokemon movie just released in Japan, and the hype surrounding it is as huge as you may expect.
At 7 Eleven stores here, there are a few cool promotions going on. One is this flyer you can pick up:
It seems that the stamps available change over time:
You peel off a tab on the back and are given a code. Show the code to the clerk and you’ll be given the choice of a prize. My wife did this, and chose this pikachu:
Another promotion for the movie is The Band of Thieves and 1000 Pokemon, a digital 3DS title. The download is free, and a link to it showed up via SpotPass on my Japanese 3DS. You begin by choosing one of the three starter Pokemon from X & Y:
…and then do battle with other Pokemon!
This simple game relies heavily on StreetPass for acquiring Pokemon into your Poke-army, so I need to go out and get some ‘Passes before I can really see what the game has to offer.
Probably the biggest Pokemon-related highlight of our trip so far is the Pokemon Store in Kansai Airport.
This little store was packed full of exclusive Pokemon goods. If you buy three items you get a free Pokemon store sticker, so naturally Lindsey and I each made a trip in to purchase a trifecta of Poke-stuffs. Our collective haul:
Our Japan Pokemon adventure is just getting started though- later this week, we’re going to be going to Tokyo, so we’ll be hitting the Pokemon Store there, and hopefully the Pikachu Cafe!