Zavvi Gen 1 Pokemon
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Zavvi has launched many an exclusive Nintendo-related clothing line over the years, some featuring incredibly colourful designs, others relatively understated. The online retailer's latest line — the Pokémon Kanji Clothing Collection — looks to be one of the 'quietest' we've seen in some time, which might suit the more casual Pokéfan. You know, someone who wants to advertise their affection for the 'mons, but without inadvertently causing traffic accidents or blinding onlookers with the eye-searing radiance of their garments.

As you can see, this monochrome collection features the evergreen Gen 1 starters — Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur — on black and white T-shirt and hoodies, with designs featuring kanji [Update: as noted by several readers, the designs actually feature katakana not kanji] and manga-style illustrations of the fire-, water- and grass-type Pokémon. Not a primary colour to be seen, though.

Zavvi Pokémon Kanji Collection
Image: Zavvi

Classy, cool, understated. You'll still be turned away from black tie events if you roll up in a Charmander hoodie, but if you're looking to blend into a crowd of skaters, they're considerably less conspicuous than a bright yellow Pikachu jumper.

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Let us know if you like the look of any of these designs with a comment below. We'd choose Squirtle, personally, although Bulbasaur is a close second. Charmander can get in the sea.