Ask a random stranger on the street to name a Pocket Monster and there's a good chance that a certain yellow mouse will be the Pokémon that passes their lips (assuming they can name one at all). Sure, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Eevee have their fans – and there are a handful of post-Gen I Pokémon that might pop up in conversation – but #25 has been the poster-'mon of the crew since forever. He's the best, the beautiful, the only Pikachu.
Assuming your love for Ash Ketchum's #1 pal is strong (and you don't insist that Metapod is superior just to be contrary), you'll probably love the look of this incoming dual wave of Pikachu-branded accessories and swag for Switch and Switch Lite as much as we do.
Not to be confused with the recently announced Pikachu Joy-Con grip (my word, #25 sure does get around, doesn't he?), the following items comprise the officially licenced Pikachu-COOL and Pikachu-POP collections:
- Wireless Horipad
- High-grade headset
- In-ear headset
- Hybrid pouch for Nintendo Switch
- Semi-hard cover for Switch Lite
The above items will be released into the wild on 16th July. In fact, one week prior to that (so, on 9th July), Hori is launching a Mini controller in the Pikachu-POP style. No version with the Pikachu-COOL style seems to exist, but we'll be keeping an eye out, that's for sure.
These tempting Poké-treats are up for pre-order now, and below we've collected together a bunch of links for your perusal.
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Like the look of any of these? Let us know below if you picked up any of the above.