Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and Game Freak have filed a fresh new patent for the names “Pokemon” and “Pikachu” in Japan under the classification of “toys, dolls, entertainment equipment”. While they are not directly related to video games, the trio likely filed the patent to protect its existing line of Pokemon merchandises.
The Pokemon Company’s chief mascot, Pikachu is a cute and bubbly yellow electric mouse. However, did you know that Pikachu nearly had a more vicious looking second evolution after Raichu?
Having appeared in Tokyo 2020 Olympics promotion, you would think that Mario is hot stuff. Alongside him, Pikachu should also be synonymous with Pokemon fans worlds wide. So when the question came and Japanese netizens had to rank Japan’s most iconic characters, it would only be natural that the duo to be placed somewhere within the ranks.
The Singapore Police Force and The Pokemon Company jointly kicked off a Crime Prevention Campaign last week. Part of the plan was to spread the awareness of crime prevention, so what better way to draw everyone’s attention than a whole squad of dancing Pikachus.
With the Lunar New Year coming in just 2 weeks, The Pokemon Company has partnered with KFC China to bring you Lunar New Year themed Pikachu’s Toys.
With all the Pikachu fanfare in the past few hours, one may think that that’s about it for the day, but Nintendo has one more little thing up its sleeves.
It is not every day you see Pikachu balloons, especially within other Pikachu balloons, being hung up as decoration. But if from now to 14 January 2018, a 4.5m x 5.1m x3.5m big Pikachu balloon hangs within the Yomiuri Shimbun building in Tokyo.
The world famous electric mouse, Pikachu, has inspired many products, performances, arts, and now two impressive world records.