(I don't know if it's come up in discussion over the last month, but...)

Have any of you out there checked the official Japanese Online store recently? If not--you should. https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/

Don't freak if the page suddenly starts glitching out.

From here, you can either (1) allow a special movie to play (with or without sound) or (2) skip it (the small clear button) and continue to the frontpage.


Have you ever seen a more magnificent marketing stunt pulled by Game Freak/The Pokemon Company? Yes sir: it's nothing but a front they're using to promote the "Evil Pokemon Organizations" campaign.


But there's more to this criminal makeover than an opportunity to stare at Giovanni's handsome mug (you ought to give clicking it a try instead). The crisp, bold professionalism of the organization-themed accessories currently being offered are a welcome departure from the unending "gentle and cute" character merchandise.


You can't argue with grade-A swag. (Me, I'm practically keening over this baby: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com...pecialcase6845)