Now, official Poké-merchandise is hardly a rarity, but this? This is a thing of beauty, right here. What do you buy for the Pokémon fan who has it all and has caught ‘em all? This snazzy phone case.
You’ve probably heard, but Nintendo Switch has been hurtling along with impressive momentum lately. The little hybrid handheld that could continues to defy all sorts of snarky expectations, arriving in the wake of the failure that was Wii U. Much of its success can be attributed to huge exclusives like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and another is going to join the fray soon. That’s right, friends, Pokémon Sword and Shield will touch down on November 15.
Needless to say, Pokémon, like all big IPs, is a franchise that inspires passionate feelings in gamers. Sword and Shield are going to prove crucial to the series’ ongoing success, with a tremendous weight of expectation on its shoulders. After all, many fans turned their noses up at Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee, which was more of a stopgap. The Generation Eight Switch debut we’ve been clamoring for is yet to come, but it’s drawing close now.
In the meantime, let’s dive into something else that most of us feel super, super passionately about: our cell phones. In this day and age, it’s hard to spend more than five minutes away from them. It’s a little frightening how reliant on them we’ve become. The silver lining, though, is that you can indulge both your love for Pokémon and for your cell phone with this neat new phone case from Premium Bandai.
Long-time Pokémaniacs will probably remember owning all manner of electronic paraphernalia based on the iconic Pokédex, but things have come a long way since then. Feast your eyes on this incredible, nostalgic and incredibly nostalgic phone case.
What iPhone X user wouldn’t want to snap up this Kanto-tastic case? It’s due for release in March 2020, but international pre-orders are available right now on Nintendo Soup’s online store. It’ll set you back $69.99, ships from Japan, and is not compatible with iPhone 11. iPhone 6, 7, and 8 are compatible, but the store warns that those models’ flashlights and microphones will be obscured by the case.