It’s been a busy week for Pokémon fans. Last Friday’s announcements of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus were epic enough, but that hasn’t stopped The Pokémon Company from bringing us even more unusual merchandise.
Having previously announced the Gengar “sleeping companion”, a 5ft long Meowth, and “Diamond Variant” Funko Pops, The Pokémon Company’s latest venture includes a crossover with DUO Japan to bring us Pokémon-themed fishing lures, based around Kyogre and Pikachu.
Being sold in Japan via the Backdoor Project, Pikachu costs ¥2,480 and is a jitterbug type, using three hooks with a removable tail. Kyogre goes for ¥4,980 and is a crawler type, utilising durable duralumin wings, and two blue feather hooks for a better catch.
Buying both gives owners a sticker of each lure, alongside a cleaning cloth. While fishing has been a long-standing mechanic within Pokémon games, we can’t say this is an area of merchandise we ever expected to see.
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