Back in January we reported that a line of customisable, made-to-order Pokémon shirts were launching in Japan. It began with just 20 Pocket Monsters from the original Game Boy games and has now expanded to include all 151 from the Kanto Pokédex.
Sheer jealousy had us considering shipping some in from the east but fortunately we decided to wait; during the 2019 Pokémon Press Conference, President and CEO of The Pokémon Company Mr. Tsunekazu Ishihara announced that those Pokémon Shirts are coming to the US and Europe soon. Lovely!
If you head to the website, you'll see the range of fabrics available to customise your garment. Every part of the shirt can use a different pattern, so you're utterly free to be as classy or garish as you please. See below our own fetching design featuring a Lickitung body, Vileplume cuff and Magikarp pocket:
Being able to subtly show your Pokélove with an understated Bulbasaur inner cuff comes at a price, with the shirts going for around $100 / €90 if you buy from Japan. You'd hope that figure will drop when they launch officially in these new regions, but we'll have to wait and see.
Have you played around on the website and constructed your perfect shirt? Feel free to share your preferred combo below...