Pokémon merchandise thrills fans and newbies

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A selection of Pokémon merchandise recently arrived on South African soil, to the joy of fans all over the country. From plush backpacks and pencil cases to drawstring bags and books, the highly anticipated products are both true to the Pokémon characters and functional.

Philip Galliford, spokesperson for Solarpop, distributors of Pokémon, explains that the franchise continues to grow in popularity. “Over almost three decades, the list of Pokémon has grown steadily with each new game release, to over 1000 monsters. This means that every fan has their favourites. With the new line of merchandise, fans and newbies alike can enjoy the Pokémon universe, bringing it into their everyday lives. For fans who enjoy the trading cards and for those who are gamers, the range will not disappoint,” says Galliford.

The plush backpacks, laptop cases, character backpacks, pencils, pencil cases, books, drawstring bags, and pen sets have been designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards so that they are true to the much-loved Pokémon characters.

The Pokémon merchandise range is ideal for children and adults. Pokémon is an evergreen brand, and it not only doesn’t shed its appeal but grows and gains new fans as the years go by.

So popular is the merchandise that an entire Twitter feed – @ReviewsPokemon – has been dedicated to it, with fans posting witty, wholesome, and downright outrageous comments.

South African gamer and influencer – Enricoh Alfonzo has been a fan since childhood. His favourite character is Charmander, a cuddly orange and yellow Pokémon species born with a flame at the end of its tail. “Charmander is my OG starter, and I wholeheartedly love the plush backpack. It is delightfully themed, with quality stitching with the character likeness I’ve been longing for. The depth and adorableness in the eyes really pull at the heart strings!” explains Alfonzo.

Below are the key lines in the range:

Pokémon Plush Backpack

Pokémon plush backpacks are made with super soft materials. Adjustable and removable handles make it easy to use and a must-have accessory. Zips shut to safely carry everything you need.

Pokémon School Backpack

Design and functionality come together in this stylised Pokémon backpack. It is practical and comfortable with several large-capacity compartments.

Pokémon Graffiti Laptop Case

The sturdy laptop sleeve provides full protection against bumps and scratches. It features a lightweight and slim design, so it is easy to carry and ready to go at any time.

Pokémon Ball Pen

A high-quality ballpoint pen featuring a character design. Its medium tip and black ink colour make for a smooth writing experience.  It features a twist-action opening and a stainless-steel clip. The refill is universal. Ideal as a gift. 

Pokémon Round Pencil Case

This stylish Pokémon pencil case is an essential addition to a school or work bag. The design features a large-capacity cylindrical shape with a highly resistant rope handle.

Pokémon Stationery Set

A complete stationery set that is a must-have for any Pokémon fan. The gift pack consists of a pencil case, two pencils, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener.

Pokémon A4 Spiral Notebook

This hard-cover spiral notebook contains 80 pages. The continuous spiral makes it easy to open the notebook flat and turn it all the way around and avoid snags. The perfect notebook for schoolwork, journaling, and making notes.  


Pokémon 22cm Drawstring Bag

This stylish Pokémon drawstring backpack is made from 100% high-quality polyester. The straps are adjustable so that children and adults alike can wear it comfortably.

For more information, visit https://www.solarpop.co.za/Pokemon-Merchandise