Nendoroid (Japanese: ねんどろいど) is a series of pose-able figures produced by Good Smile Company. They depict popular characters from many different franchises in a particular style that gives them a cute appearance and exaggerated proportions. They feature exchangeable body parts and facial expressions, making it possible to create a plethora of situations and poses with each figure, and with other figures. All figures also come with a brace to hold up the figures in order to help create poses.
The Pokémon series has received a variety of figures based on characters and Pokémon from the games and anime. While all characters feature moveable parts, some smaller Pokémon are unable to move arms, legs, or other parts, depending on the set. Figures an be found in the Good Smile shop, in international partner shops, or the Pokémon Center retail or online site, exclusive to the Pokémon line.
Nendoroid Red (425)
The first set in the Pokémon line features Red based on his appearance from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. He has three facial expressions to choose from--standard, shouting, and smiling--as well as various parts to choose from, including his backpack, which can be attached to his back or can be left separately, an arm holding a Pokédex, and both a regular Poké Ball and a Master Ball. The set also comes with the three starter Pokémon from Kanto: Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.
Champion Ver. (Pokémon Center exclusive)
To coincide with Pokémon's 20th anniversary, Red was re-released for the Pokémon Center online shop with various changes and new Pokémon. While he keeps his facial expressions and backpack from the original version, he now has a Great Ball and Ultra Ball in place of the standard Poké and Master Balls. Red now also has the final evolutions of the Kanto starters, being Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise. Each Pokémon has moveable parts, and now also has special effect parts to perform their unique Hyper Beam variant: Venusaur gets parts for Frenzy Plant, Charizard gets Blast Burn, and Blastoise uses Hydro Cannon.
Because of the Pokémon Center exclusivity, this version of Red cannot be obtained in the Good Smile shop or with international partners.
Nendoroid Cynthia (507)
The Champion of the Sinnoh region, Cynthia is the second Nendoroid to be produced. She comes with both standard and smiling expressions, and a Poké Ball. Included in the set is Cynthia's trademark Pokémon, Garchomp, who like Champion Red's Pokémon, can move parts like the head, arms, and legs to bring more opportunities for poses between it and Cynthia.
Both Cynthia and Garchomp are currently the only characters to represent the Sinnoh region.
Nendoroid N (537)
N, the King of Team Plasma from Pokémon Black and White, is the next Nendoroid to be produced. Like Cynthia, only two facial expressions, both serious and smiling plates, and a Poké Ball, are included, alongside the Legendary Pokémon N uses in the finale of Pokémon Black Version, Reshiram, who can move its arms, legs, and head for more options to pose N.
N and Reshiram are the only characters in the Nendoroid line to come from the Unova region.
Nendoroid Red & Green (612)
The first and currently only set with two characters features Red and Blue, named Green in both promotional material and on packaging for the set. Their appearances are different from most other characters in the series, due to being based off the original artwork for Pokémon Red and Blue. The figures come with a backpack for Red, two Poké Balls, one for each figure, and the Mythical Pokémon Mew, who oddly enough can move and pose its head, legs, and tail, making it the first small Pokémon to do this. It also comes with its own stand to hold the Pokémon.
Unlike most sets in the series, this product is available exclusively at Pokémon Center Stores in Japan, the Pokémon Center Online for Japan, Amazon.co.jp's Pokémon Store, and the Good Smile or international shops located in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Nendoroid Lillie (780)
Lillie is the 5th Nendoroid, and the first one to come from the Alola region. She comes with three face plates, being standard, smiling, awkward expressions, as well as her hat and bag, which can both be removed. She also comes with Nebby, Lillie's Cosmog from Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Lillie is the first Nendoroid to include purchase bonuses depending on where the figure is bought from. Purchasing from Good Smile's online shop includes a Potion and an arm to attach to Lillie so she can hold the item. Purchasing from the Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store or Pokémon Center Online, however, gives you a Poké Doll.
Nendoroid More: Pokémon Face Parts Case (Pikachu)
The Nendoroid More line are used to add special parts or cases for use with existing figures. In order to commemorate Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, a face parts case of Pikachu was released, which can be used to store spare Nendoroid parts while acting as a "costume" for any character one may choose. This is currently the only Nendoroid More in the Pokémon line of figures.
Nendoroid Ash (800)
Another product meant to commemorate Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, a Nendoroid of Ash from the anime series was produced, based off his original outfit from the beginning of the series. He is included with smiling, happy, and serious face plates, his iconic hat, which can be worn both forwards and backwards, a Poké Ball, and his partner Pokémon, Pikachu. Pikachu comes with two face parts--a standard face and more serious face for battles--making it the only Pokémon in the line, save for Mewtwo, to receive this treatment. Pikachu is also able to move its hand and tail around, and comes with electric parts to use.
Similar to Red and Green, Ash is only available on the Good Smile shop and international partners in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore. Interestingly enough, Malaysia is excluded from this list of countries unlike Red & Green.
Nendoroid Lana (852)
Trial Captain Lana is the seventh figure in the line. She comes with standard, smiling, and blushing face plates, and has optional parts, including a Fishing Rod, complete with string that can be hung or wrapped around the pole, a Net Ball, and Wishiwashi, the Totem Pokémon featured in Lana's trial. Wishiwashi comes as a figure in its Solo form and as a plastic sheet in its School Form. Lana also comes with parts to pose for the Z-Move Hydro Vortex.
Like Lille, Lana also gets extra parts as purchase bonuses. Purchases from the Good Smile online shop grant a base with the icon of the Waterium Z crystal, and purchases from Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store, or Pokémon Center Online give a Dive Ball for Lana to use.
Currently, Lana is the only Trial Captain Nendoroid to be produced.
Nendoroid Giovanni & Mewtwo (875)
This set features Giovanni, the boss of Team Rocket and the Gym Leader of Viridian City. He comes with three face plates, including his standard expression, a mysterious shadowed expression, and a more realistic expression, all three of which are based off different artwork and appearances throughout the games. Giovanni also comes with a Poké Ball, and an extra "R" logo for his chest pocket, which can be swapped from the original logo to the one used for Team Rainbow Rocket from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. He lastly comes with Mewtwo, Giovanni's signature Pokémon in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, complete with moveable head, arms, legs, and tail, and even extra arms to use alongside its special effect part for the signature move Psystrike.
As purchase bonuses, Giovanni gets the Rainbow Rocket logo as a base if bought on Good Smile's shop, and a Beast Ball if bought on any of the official Pokémon Center shops.
Nendoroid Lively Lillie (934)
The only character to receive a second Nendoroid based on another appearance, this Lillie is based on her "Lively" or "Z-Powered" outfit that appeared in the second half of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. She comes with standard, upset, and smiling expressions, as well as options to pose her arms for a Z-Move. She also comes with her backpack, a Heal Ball, and her companion from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Clefairy.
Purchase bonuses include an Alola Photo Club Frame Set featuring the Rotom Pokédex for Good Smile purchasers, and the Legendary Pokémon Cosmoem for Pokémon Center purchasers. As such, the Pokémon Center bonus is the only one to be of another Pokémon.
Nendoroid Green (998)
The latest figure designed for the Pokémon series is Blue, based off his FireRed and LeafGreen appearance, and once again titled "Green" after his Japanese name. He comes with standard, battle, and smirking expressions, as well as a Poké Ball. He also has with him the middle evolutions of the Kanto starters, being Ivysaur, Charmeleon, and Wartortle, which can all move heads, arms, and legs similar to some of the later figures.
While he is available for purchase at Pokémon Center Stores in Japan and Pokémon Center Online (Japan), he is currently unable for purchase in any overseas market, save for unofficial purchase sites such as eBay.
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