Last year, a black-colored “Fragment Pikachu” was produced for specific promotional use in Japan and not intended for commercial release. However, black Pikachu will now become an official mascot, purchasable as a plush available at select Dover Street Market locations worldwide this April.
The plush will first release at the Ginza location on April 6, followed by a rollout to London, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, and Beijing later in the month. An ability to order it online is expected to follow.
This Pikachu is one freakin’ cool piece of Pokémon merchandise. Not only will he sit nicely on a shelf beside a Blacula DVD or a Black Santa doll, but he is the perfect edition to a Pikachu lover’s collection. Regardless, I want one! Do you?
In the meantime, don’t forget that Pokémon Sword and Shield are currently up for preorder.