Pokemon Go is the surprise trend of the year. Pokemon Go gifts will be extremely popular this Holiday shopping season. Find below the best Pokemon Go gifts in our Pokemon Go gift guide.
Pokemon Go is played by about 100 million users world-wide. The Pokemon hype is back with a vengeance. The Pokemon Company is busy handing out licenses to its properties to merchants making Pokemon themed products in anticipation for the Holiday shopping season 2016. There are already some Pokemon Go items on the market, but the selection is going to dramatically increase this fall.
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Our Pokemon Go Gift Guide is therefore a work in progress. We will add new Pokemon products as they become available or get announced. The number one Pokemon Go gift is hands down the Nintendo made Pokemon Go Plus Bluetooth bracelet. It is the ideal Pokemon Go gadget gift. It is useful and signals that the wearer is trainer.
The Pokemon Go Plus bracelet will go on sale latest by September 30. The $34.99 gadget is going to be a hard to find item getting closer to the Holiday shopping season. Grab it as early as possible to not end up paying a hefty premium on eBay. Update 08/24: The Pokemon Go Plus is available for pre-order at select European countries at Media Markt stores. The price of Pokemon Go Plus has increased.
Another popular gift category for Pokemon trainers is apparel. Pokemon trainers love Pokemon themed caps like the one Ash wears in the Pokemon franchise. Other popular caps feature the logos of the three teams: Instinct (yellow), mystic (blue) and valor (red). The decorative logos of the Pokemon teams are also looking great on T-Shirts. Amazon carries are large selection of Pokemon Go caps starting at $5.26.
Pokemon T-shirts start at $1.28 on Amazon. These Pokemon gifts are easy on your budget.
There are several Pokemon themed backpacks available, but only one really stands out. The Pokemon Pokeball Hardside Backpack looks like half of a Pokeball. GameStop sells this cool Pokemon Backpack for $34.99.
Pokemon toys have been around since decades. They get renewed popularity now because of Pokemon Go. Tomy offers Poke balls with little Pokemon figurines inside as well as plush Pokemon including the must have plush Pikachu. This plush Pikachu is already the #1 plush toy sold on Amazon.
Another category of great Pokemon Go gifts do not bear any Pokemon branding. These are just useful items for trainers when they are outside catching Pokemon. Useful items include Power Banks to keep smartphone batteries running longer. There is a Poke ball shaped Power Bank, if you have to stick to the theme, but there are more many more Power Banks for the same money that are more practical.
Trainers are often hunting Pokemon at night. Protective clothing and reflectors are a great gift to increase safety and comfort of Pokemon fans.
Pokemon jewelry is another great gift idea for Pokemon Go trainers. Pokemon necklaces, pendants, rings and wristbands are available in many styles on Amazon.
Pokemon can not just be played on smartphones with Pokemon Go app, but also on the Nintendo 3DS with Pokemon Sun and other games. Tomy offers the Pokemon Z-Ring set that works with Pokemon Sun and Moon games. Coming in November this interactive bracelet is a great gift for kids.
The hype around Pokemon Go brings also back the interest into Pokemon Trading cards, making sets of cards another great gift for Pokemon trainers of any age.
Geek store Think Geek also jumped on the Pokemon hype. The store offers an awesome Pokemon Snorlax Bean Bag Chair for pre-order. Think Geek still has to get the approval from the The Pokemon company to actually sell this cuddly giant Pokemon.
Fans of self-made gifts can find Pokemon Go gifts on Etsy. The marketplace is full with Pokemon stickers, jewelry, 3D printed Pokemon, Pokemon dolls, Pokemon iPhone cases, Pokemon T-Shifts and many more Pokemon accessories and novelties.
A great novelty Pokemon gift are Mini Pokemon Gashapon Vending Machines (Cachapoke). These very Japanese vending machines have been first released by toy maker Tomy in 2004. The Pokemon vending machine come with a selection of Pokeballs. You can find different models of the Pokemon Gashapon vending machines on eBay starting at $12.99.
Pokemon trainers will appreciate for sure any form of cash to buy Poke Coins. An iTunes gift card or a Google Play card are available with a selection of credits to make in-app purchases.
Halloween 2016 is on October 31, but Pokemon Go Halloween costumes are already selling out now. Pokemon Halloween Costumes will be huge this year. The Pokemon Go game has been downloaded 500 million times around the world. There more than 100 million Americans catch Pokemon. It is the biggest pop culture thing of 2016. It is clear that it will be that 2016 will be Pokemon Halloween.
The Pokemon Halloween Costume line-up on sale on Amazon.com include Pikachu, Charizard, Ash, Eevee, Squirtle and Bulbasaur. Most Pokemon Halloween costumes are for kids. To find great Pokemon Go Halloween costumes is more difficult. There are some Pikachu jumpsuits, but nothing much else. We spotted some more interesting Pokemon Halloween costumes for adults on Aliexpress. The Chinese store offers for instance Pokemon Trainer outfits in different colors and blow-up Pikachu costumes.
Now Pokeballs arrive from toy maker. Tomy launched a series of different Poke Ball toys. The Pokemon Throw 'N' Catch are a set of three soft Poke Balls. The Tomy Throw 'N' Pop come with a Pokemon figure. Shop for the Tomy Poke Balls on Amazon.com.
Just in time for Christmas, Pokemon Christmas Tree ornaments show up. The PokeBalls for your Christmas tree sell in various sizes and prize points on eBay and Amazon.com. The Pokeball Christmas tree ornaments are a novelty and prices for a 3-inch ornament are starting at $19, but the should sell for much less based on what other Christmas tree spheres sell for. You could also make a Pokemon Christmas ornament yourself. Plastic Pokeballs sell for a couple Dollars. Just drill a hole and attach an ornament hook.
Last but not least we recommend as gift the awesome Japanese Pokemon Noodle soup.
Top Pokemon Go Gifts
As said above, we will continue to look for great Pokemon Holiday gifts and add them to this gift guide. If you stumble upon a great Pokemon Go gift or are the maker of one, please email us. Read the latest Pokemon Go News.