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Teddiursa Build-A-Bear

It’s been a few months since the last Build-A-Bear Pokemon, but a new one appears to be inbound as leaks have revealed that Teddiursa is next up. While we’re waiting on the official announcement, we’ll apparently be seeing it very soon.

Teddiursa will be sold both in-store and online. Fans can head to stores to customize the plush. If they opt for the online version, it’ll be a package that also contains a hoodie, sleepwear, and 5-in-1 sound.

Pokemon nuzlocke

Original (9/18): Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang, the two former hosts of Nintendo Minute who also previously worked for many years at Nintendo PR, have given insight into The Pokemon Company’s views on nuzlocke. Apparently, it’s something that’s looked upon very negatively.

Ellis revealed during the latest episode of the Kit & Krysta Podcast that for an episode of Nintendo Minute, an idea was pitched to try a nuzlocke run. Unfortunately, the proposal was immediately shot down.

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Temtem Pokemon

As a creature-collection game, Temtem has seen a number of comparisons to Pokemon. Crema, the studio behind Temtem, has now weighed in on those comparisons.

In an interview with Nintendo Everything, Crema’s Lucía Prieto said that the team actually finds those comparisons “healthy to a degree.” However, the developer feels it’s necessary to say that “Temtem is not backed up by 25 years of learning, progressing and developing, and that we’re a much smaller IP who hasn’t branched out beyond game development.”

Best Nintendo brand crossovers merchandise

People love gaming crossovers – there’s something very satisfying about seeing characters interact from several beloved franchises. Games such as Super Smash Bros. are extremely popular due to this because Nintendo has some of the most iconic characters in the game industry. The company constantly leverages this popularity to feature their characters in other crossovers as well, including merchandise.

Nintendo has created merchandise with some of the biggest brands in various industries (such as apparel, food, and toys), and there is a lot out there to sift through. Luckily, we’ve pinpointed the biggest brands that the Big N has partnered with, and created a list of the top ten crossovers that can be bought today. Additionally, all of these featured items are available internationally, as Japan gets a lot of exclusive Nintendo brand crossovers.

So, without further ado, here is a list of the best 10 Nintendo crossover merchandise that can be purchased right now.

The Pokemon Company International has announced that it will donate $25 million across the next 5 years in support of non-profit organisations that support children and work to create equitable communities. The groups that it intends to support include Black Girls Code, Central Única das Favelas, and Stop AAPI Hate.

The company had this to say on the matter:

“We are dedicated to leveraging that unique ability and the support we’ve received from our broad community of trainers to be a positive force in the lives of children and create a more equitable, inclusive world in which all can flourish,”

The Pokemon Company reported record profits in 2021, and ranked fifth in the top global licensor rankings. Last year the franchise celebrated its 25th Anniversary, and the next games in the franchise, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, were announced earlier this year.


Pokemon: The Arceus Chronicles

Netflix will begin airing the animated special Pokemon: The Arceus Chronicles on September 23, 2022, The Pokemon Company announced today. This applies to most major regions excluding Asia.

Those attending the 2022 Pokemon World Championships in London can check out a premiere screening around 6 PM BST on August 19. It will be available on a first come first served basis. Everyone else can watch it the following month.


Pokemon Presents August 2022

A new Pokemon Presents presentation will air on August 3, 2022, it’s been announced. The presentation will cover updates on Pokemon apps and games, including Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. It should last about twenty minutes.

The August 2022 Pokemon Presents will air at the following times:

An interesting job listing has appeared for the position of an Archivist within The Pokémon Company International, whose role will be to create and help maintain a digital archive and museum on the Pokemon brand.

Build-A-Bear Pikachu 25th anniversary

Pikachu has been featured at Build-A-Bear previously, but two new variations have just appeared. There’s a male one with a winking face and another that’s specifically female.

Both are being offered in celebration of Build-A-Bear celebrating its 25th anniversary. Pikachu was specifically chosen as it was the first Pokemon sold by the retailer.

pokemon retail sales 2021

License Global recently published its annual report covering the top global licensors, and it includes some news about Pokemon.

The report is designed to highlight the most powerful brand licensing programs at retail from 2021. Pokemon made the list at #5, up from #8 the previous year. The company’s retail sales also increased from $5.1 billion to $8.5 billion year-over-year.

Here’s the full list:


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