Pokémon Shirts

Pokémon Shirts
ホーンテッドナイト ゴシック
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Generation Generation VII
Release date February 27, 2019 (Japan)
October 4, 2019 (United States)
Region Japan, United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
Example of a Pokémon Shirt in Magikarp pattern base fabric and Gyarados collar and sleeve lining

Pokémon Shirts is a line of Pokémon-themed shirts created by Original Stitch (a subsidiary of World Co.[1]) in collaboration with The Pokémon Company. They were first announced on January 18, 2019, and launched in Japan on February 27, 2019 (Pokémon Day), and in the United States on October 4, 2019.

The range consists of a selection of different styles of shirts for men, women and children that can be customised with a range of fabrics featuring patterns inspired by Pokémon. Initially there were 151 different fabric patterns based on the Kanto Pokémon from Generation I. On Pokémon Day 2020, it was announced that the range would be extended to include patterns featuring the 100 Johto Pokémon from Generation II.

History

On January 18, 2019 Pokémon Shirts was announced in Japan and pre-orders for shirts began, although during this period only 20 of the patterns were available[2]. Those that preordered also received a free a buttonhole handkerchief made of a randomly selected fabric. From February 21 to February 24, 2019 a pop-up store opened in Harajuku, Tokyo offering visitors an oppertunity to buy shirts with exclusive fabric patterns from four guest designers, as well as previews of the 151 fabrics that would be available to order online from February 27, 2019[3].

Following the launch in Japan, on May 24, 2019 Ohta Publishing released issue 59 of Continue magazine which contained a special feature detailing all 151 fabrics available[4][5]. Following this, from June 7 to June 10, 2019 an exhibition was held at HMV & Books Shibuya that featured the original fabric samples for each design, along with a display of Pikachu plushies wearing different Pokémon Shirts. There was an exclusive poster for sale and visitors who brought along the volume of Continue received an exclusive sticker; those who had brought a copy at HMV & Books Shibuya received a sticker and a badge[6].

At the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference it was announced that Pokémon Shirts would be making its way to the United States and Europe[7] and on October 4, 2019 they began shipping in the United States. To promote the launch, Hawaiian-style short-sleeve Snorlax, Vileplume, Lickitung and Magikarp shirts were added to Pokémon GO[8] and a pop-up shop opened on October 5 & 6, 2019 in New York City. Visitors could purchase Snorlax, Vileplume, Lickitung, Magikarp and Pikachu Hawaiian style short sleeve shirts and those who made purchases in to store, or online while stocks lasted, received a free bag made of the Pokémon Shirts fabric. All visitors to the store also got a free magnet[9].

On December 18, 2019 it was announced that shipping would begin to the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand[10].

On February 27, 2020 it was announced that 100 new patterns had been created based on the Pokémon found in Pokémon Gold and Silver, and that 20 of them would be available for purchase in a three-day pre-order event starting that day. Again, a handkerchief was offered to those who preordered a shirt[11]. On the same day it was announced that shirts in children's sizes were now available (up until then there were only adult sizes)[11]. On April 3, 2020 casual-style long-sleeved Ledyba, Skiploom, Unown, and Smoochum shirts were added to Pokémon GO[12].

Fabric patterns

Generation I

Bulbasaur
 
Design by Misaki Yoshikawa
Ivysaur
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Venusaur
 
Design by Keiko Okawa
of The Pokémon Company
Charmander
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Charmeleon
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Charizard
 
Design by Ryota Yoshihama
of The Pokémon Company
Squirtle
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
Wartortle
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Blastoise
 
Design by Etsuya Hattori
of The Pokémon Company
Caterpie
 
Design by Kotoko Machida
Metapod
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Butterfree
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Weedle
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Kakuna
 
Design by Daisuke Takami
of The Pokémon Company
Beedrill
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Pidgey
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Pidgeotto
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Pidgeot
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Rattata
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
Raticate
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Spearow
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Fearow
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Ekans
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Arbok
 
Design by Kotoko Machida
Pikachu
 
Design by Yasuko Takahashi
of The Pokémon Company
Raichu
 
Design by Misaki Yoshikawa
Sandshrew
 
Design by Naoto Yukawa of Buraian
Sandslash
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Nidoran♀
 
Design by The Pokémon Company
Nidorina
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Nidoqueen
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Nidoran♂
 
Design by The Pokémon Company
Nidorino
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Nidoking
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Clefairy
 
Design by Misaki Yoshikawa
Clefable
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Vulpix
 
Design by Naoko Hayashida
of The Pokémon Company
Ninetales
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
Jigglypuff
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Wigglytuff
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
Zubat
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Golbat
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Oddish
 
Design by Misaki Yoshikawa
Gloom
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Vileplume
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Paras
 
Design by Misaki Yoshikawa
Parasect
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Venonat
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Venomoth
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Diglett
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Dugtrio
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Meowth
 
Design by Naoto Yukawa
of Buraian
Persian
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Psyduck
 
Design by Kotoko Machida
Golduck
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Mankey
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
Primeape
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Growlithe
 
Design by Misaki Yoshikawa
Arcanine
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Poliwag
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Poliwhirl
 
Design by Kotoko Machida
Poliwrath
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Abra
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Kadabra
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Alakazam
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Machop
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
Machoke
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Machamp
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Bellsprout
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
Weepinbell
 
Design by Kotoko Machida
Victreebel
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Tentacool
 
Design by Kotoko Machida
Tentacruel
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Geodude
 
Design by Satoko Nakayama
of The Pokémon Company
Graveler
 
Design by Naoto Yukawa
of Buraian
Golem
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Ponyta
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Rapidash
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Slowpoke
 
Design by Naoko Hayashida
of The Pokémon Company
Slowbro
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Magnemite
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Magneton
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Farfetch'd
 
Design by Wakana Kobayashi
of The Pokémon Company
Doduo
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Dodrio
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Seel
 
Design by Misaki Yoshikawa
Dewgong
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Grimer
 
Design by Kotoko Machida
Muk
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Shellder
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
Cloyster
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Gastly
 
Design by Misaki Yoshikawa
Haunter
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Gengar
 
Design by Kotoko Machida
Onix
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Drowzee
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Hypno
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Krabby
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Kingler
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Voltorb
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Electrode
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Exeggcute
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Exeggutor
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Cubone
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Marowak
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Hitmonlee
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Hitmonchan
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Lickitung
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Koffing
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Weezing
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Rhyhorn
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Rhydon
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Chansey
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Tangela
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Kangaskhan
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Horsea
 
Design by Misaki Yoshikawa
Seadra
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Goldeen
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Seaking
 
Design by Naoto Yukawa
of Buraian
Staryu
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
Starmie
 
Design by Misaki Yoshikawa
Mr. Mime
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Scyther
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Jynx
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Electabuzz
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Magmar
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Pinsir
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Tauros
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Magikarp
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Gyarados
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Lapras
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Ditto
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Eevee
 
Design by Yasuko Takahashi
of The Pokémon Company
Vaporeon
 
Design by Mio Mishima
of The Pokémon Company
Jolteon
 
Design by Wakana Kobayashi
of The Pokémon Company
Flareon
 
Design by Etsuya Hattori
of The Pokémon Company
Porygon
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Omanyte
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
Omastar
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Kabuto
 
Design by Kotoko Machida
Kabutops
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Aerodactyl
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Snorlax
 
Design by Naoto Yukawa
of Buraian
Articuno
 
Design by D
Zapdos
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Moltres
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Dratini
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Dragonair
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Dragonite
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Mewtwo
 
Design by Game Freak, Inc.
Mew
 
Design by Tabito Mizuo
of BEAMS

Generation II

Chikorita
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Bayleef
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Meganium
 
Design by Naoto Yukawa
of Buraian
Cyndaquil
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Quilava
 
Design by Naoto Yukawa
of Buraian
Typhlosion
 
Design by Naoto Yukawa
of Buraian
Totodile
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Croconaw
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Feraligatr
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Sentret
 
Design by Yumie Kambayashi
of The Pokémon Company
Furret
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Hoothoot
 
Design by Masami Fukumoto
of The Pokémon Company
Noctowl
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Ledyba
 
Design by Kameyama Tsuruko
Ledian
 
Design by Keiko Okawa
of The Pokémon Company
Spinarak
 
Design by Ryota Yoshihama
of The Pokémon Company
Ariados
 
Design by Daisuke Takami
Crobat
 
Design by Daisuke Takami
Chinchou
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Lanturn
 
Design by Eri Kamei
Pichu
 
Design by Yasuko Takahashi
of The Pokémon Company
Cleffa
 
Design by Yumie Kambayashi
of The Pokémon Company
Igglybuff
 
Design by Yuko Okunuki
of The Pokémon Company
Togepi
 
Design by Yasuko Takahashi
of The Pokémon Company
Togetic
 
Design by Minami Kitamura
Natu
 
Design by Kameyama Tsuruko
Xatu
 
Design by Kotoko Machida
of The Pokémon Company
Mareep
 
Design by Naoko Hayashida
of The Pokémon Company
Flaaffy
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Ampharos
 
Design by Satoko Nakayama
of The Pokémon Company
Bellossom
 
Design by Eri Kamei
Marill
 
Design by Naoko Hayashida
of The Pokémon Company
Azumarill
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Sudowoodo
 
Design by Minami Kitamura
Politoed
 
Design by Ryota Yoshihama
of The Pokémon Company
Hoppip
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Skiploom
 
Design by Stacy Tan
of Collega Inc
Jumpluff
 
Design by Mio Mishima
of The Pokémon Company
Aipom
 
Design by Stacy Tan
of Collega Inc
Sunkern
 
Design by Yuko Okunuki
of The Pokémon Company
Sunflora
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Yanma
 
Design by Stacy Tan
of Collega Inc
Wooper
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
of The Pokémon Company
Quagsire
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Espeon
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Umbreon
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Murkrow
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Slowking
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Misdreavus
 
Design by Etsuya Hattori
of The Pokémon Company
Unown
 
Design by Wakana Kobayashi
of The Pokémon Company
Wobbuffet
 
Design by Etsuya Hattori
of The Pokémon Company
Girafarig
 
Design by Wakana Kobayashi
of The Pokémon Company
Pineco
 
Design by Daisuke Takami
Forretress
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Dunsparce
 
Design by Stacy Tan
of Collega Inc
Gligar
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Steelix
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Snubbull
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Granbull
 
Design by Stacy Tan
of Collega Inc
Qwilfish
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Scizor
 
Design by Satoko Nakayama
of The Pokémon Company
Shuckle
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
of The Pokémon Company
Heracross
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Sneasel
 
Design by Eri Kamei
Teddiursa
 
Design by Mio Mishima
of The Pokémon Company
Ursaring
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Slugma
 
Design by Daisuke Takami
Magcargo
 
Design by Daisuke Takami
Swinub
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Piloswine
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Corsola
 
Design by Keiko Okawa
of The Pokémon Company
Remoraid
 
Design by Kameyama Tsuruko
Octillery
 
Design by Naoko Hayashida
of The Pokémon Company
Delibird
 
Design by Eri Kamei
Mantine
 
Design by Kameyama Tsuruko
Skarmory
 
Design by Misaki Yoshikawa
of The Pokémon Company
Houndour
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Houndoom
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Kingdra
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Phanpy
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Donphan
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Porygon2
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Stantler
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Smeargle
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Tyrogue
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Hitmontop
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Smoochum
 
Design by Masami Fukumoto
of The Pokémon Company
Elekid
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Magby
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Miltank
 
Design by Eri Kamei
Blissey
 
Design by Minami Kitamura
Raikou
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Entei
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Suicune
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Larvitar
 
Design by Minami Kitamura
Pupitar
 
Design by Daisuke Takami
Tyranitar
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Lugia
 
Design by Kameyama Tsuruko
Ho-Oh
 
Design by Kameyama Tsuruko
Celebi
 
Design by Misaki Yoshikawa
of The Pokémon Company

Shiny (Generation II)

Celebi
 
Design by Stacy Tan
of Collega Inc

Generation III

Treecko
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Grovyle
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Torchic
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Combusken
 
Design by Naoto Yukawa
of Buraian
Mudkip
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Marshtomp
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Swampert
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Poochyena
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Mightyena
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Zigzagoon
 
Design by Masami Fukumoto
Linoone
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Wurmple
 
Design by Kotoko Machida
of The Pokémon Company
Silcoon
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Beautifly
 
Design by Mio Mishima
of The Pokémon Company
Cascoon
 
Design by Kameyama Tsuruko
Dustox
 
Design by Daisuke Takami
Seedot
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Nuzleaf
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Shiftry
 
Design by Keiko Okamura
of Buraian
Shroomish
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Breloom
 
Design by Yumie Kambayashi
of The Pokémon Company
Slakoth
 
Design by Wakana Kobayashi
of The Pokémon Company
Vigoroth
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Slaking
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Whismur
 
Design by Yumie Kambayashi
of The Pokémon Company
Loudred
 
Design by Masami Fukumoto
Exploud
 
Design by Daisuke Takami
Makuhita
 
Design by Satoko Nakayama
of The Pokémon Company
Hariyama
 
Design by Satoko Nakayama
of The Pokémon Company
Nosepass
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Skitty
 
Design by Masami Fukumoto
Delcatty
 
Design by Shinya Saitoh
of The Pokémon Company
Aron
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Lairon
 
Design by Kameyama Tsuruko
Aggron
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Plusle
 
Design by Minami Kitamura
Minun
 
Design by Minami Kitamura
Volbeat
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Illumise
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Roselia
 
Design by Eri Kamei
Gulpin
 
Design by Keiko Okawa
of The Pokémon Company
Swalot
 
Design by Kameyama Tsuruko
Numel
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Camerupt
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Torkoal
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Spinda
 
Design by Etsuya Hattori
of The Pokémon Company
Trapinch
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Vibrava
 
Design by Kameyama Tsuruko
Flygon
 
Design by Keiko Okawa
of The Pokémon Company
Cacnea
 
Design by Eri Kamei
Cacturne
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Zangoose
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Seviper
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Lunatone
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Solrock
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Baltoy
 
Design by Ryota Yoshihama
of The Pokémon Company
Claydol
 
Design by Misato Takahashi
of The Pokémon Company
Lileep
 
Design by Kameyama Tsuruko
Cradily
 
Design by Eri Kamei
Anorith
 
Design by Manami Fuda
Armaldo
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Absol
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Beldum
 
Design by Kameyama Tsuruko
Metang
 
Design by NASU Co., Ltd.
Metagross
 
Design by Naoyuki Okamura
of Buraian
Groudon
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian

Generation VIII

Grookey
 
Design by Minami Kitamura
Scorbunny
 
Design by Minami Kitamura
Sobble
 
Design by Minami Kitamura
Skwovet
 
Design by Minami Kitamura
Cramorant
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian
Zarude
 
Design by Saki Okamura
of Buraian

Embroideries

Generation I

Bulbasaur
 

Buttons

Poké Ball
 
Great Ball
 
Ultra Ball
 

Pokémon GO

Main article: Style (GO)

To promote each release of Pokémon Shirts, four patterns from each generation have been added to the Style Shop in Pokémon GO. From the Kanto patterns, Hawaiian-style short-sleeve Snorlax, Vileplume, Lickitung and Magikarp shirts were added and from the Johto patterns casual-style long-sleeved Ledyba, Skiploom, Unown, and Smoochum shirts.

Generation I

Generation II

Trivia

  • When the Pokémon Shirts website announced that the 100 Johto fabric designs were available back in Pokémon Day 2020, the Celebi design was missing (which may be a reference to Celebi's ability to disappear). However, setting the device to November 21, 2020 allowed readers to find and purchase shirts with the Celebi pattern, a reference to Celebi's ability to travel through time[13].

External links

References


  This article is part of Project Merchandise, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on all Pokémon toys, dolls, books, and collectible merchandise.