Toy Insider Senior Editor/Toy Book Deputy Editor James Zahn joined The List to talk about the best new toys to celebrate Pokémon’s 25th anniversary. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.
Kids can build classic 6 Pokémon, including Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Togepi, and Magikarp. Each miniature Mega Construx construction set comes with a buildable and poseable figure and its own Poké Ball, with prongs on top so kids can display their Pokémon.
Celebrate 25 years of Pokémon with this Celebration Pikachu construction set. This Electric-type Pokémon stands over 4-inches tall and can create a number of heroic stances when you pose it in different battle-ready positions. Available exclusively at Target.
For the first time ever, Pokémon fanatics can collect Die-Cast Poké Ball Replicas, including the iconic Poké Ball, the Great Ball, the Ultra Ball, and the Premier Ball. These styles (sold separately) will launch throughout next year. If that wasn’t enough, an additional replica will launch exclusively on Pokémon Center, the e-commerce sector of The Pokémon Co. International.
In the Pokémon Trading Card Game, players build decks around their favorite Pokémon and then play against each other, sending their Pokémon into battle. Players can begin with preconstructed, themed decks that cover the game's basics, then add on the booster packs to develop diverse decks and so the game is never the same twice.
This fall, families can celebrate 25 years of Pokémon with a full album full of fresh tracks from Post Malone, Katy Perry, J. Balvin, and many other artists yet to be announced. A virtual concert featuring Post Malone performing Hootie and the Blowfish's 1994 hit, "I Only Wanna Be With You" can be viewed on YouTube.
This new game brings the gameplay from the 1999 Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo 64 system to life on the Nintendo Switch system with unknown islands to discover and different Pokémon to photograph. Players can explore the Lental region, where some of the Pokémon and vegetation there appear to have a special glow. Research these Pokémon alongside Professor Mirror and explore dense jungles, vast deserts, and more.