The Pokemon Company is really going all out lately. This past week, The Pokemon Company (or TPCi for short) officially opened PokemonCenter.com, selling plushies, apparel and other goods for Pokefans everywhere. This is great news: official Pokemon and Nintendo merchandise has been historically difficult to come by, but with the Center open for business it will be easier than ever to find just the Poke-gear you’re looking for. As part of the celebration, TPCi is also giving away a free ‘Poke Ball’ patterned Vivillion though the ‘Mystery Gift’ function. But that’s not all that’s going on this month – if Pokemon is your thing, you’re gonna have a lot to be excited about.
The Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions Tour is kicking off next weekend in Washington, D.C. and will be featuring arrangements from all over the Pokemon pantheon. For now, the tour is only stopping in two places – the aforementioned Washington D.C. from August 15-16 and Philadelphia September 19. If all goes well, however, it’s likely we will see more dates added to that list.
The D.C. concert also happens to be the precursor to this year’s Pokemon World Championships, which will be streamed on Twitch August 16-17. Check out the streaming schedule here. For those lucky enough to attend the event in person, TPCi will be giving away an Aegislash with Wide Guard, a move that can only be taught through a long and arduous breeding cycle. If you’re not going to the World Championships (and let’s be real, most of us aren’t) fret not – there are still giveaways to take advantage of. Starting August 13, Heracross and Pinsir will be available on the Nintendo Network for Pokemon X and Y, respectively. And if you go to your local Gamestop, you’ll even be able to pick up Mega Stones for your newly downloaded ‘mons.
TPCi has a lot on its plate in the coming weeks. Though most people don’t think of Nintendo when they think of digital content and online promotions, the Pokemon brand is really stepping up their game. Do you want to see more content like this out of TPCi or Nintendo? Excited for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in November? Make your voice heard in the comments below!