Maybe it’s been decades since you dreamed of setting off on your own to wander the planet and capture little pocket monsters in search of glory. Or maybe your parents introduced it to you just a few weeks ago. But whoever you are, or whatever generation you might be, there is no denying that Pokemon Go is changing the culture of video games, getting you off the couch and out into the world, hunting for the glory that you’ve long dreamed of. The new Augmented Reality game is still young, but the characters littering your familiar landscape are old and familiar. There is no better time to renew your friendship with the world of Pokemon, and these top 10 collectibles are sure to do just that.
10. Pokémon Kanto Edition Monopoly
Monopoly game takes the first generation of Pokemon characters and turns them into real estate. The familiar gameplay has a new level of excitement in the Pokemon Universe. The collectible tokens—or playing pieces—are richly detailed and very cute. It only comes in at number 10 because it keeps you in your house and away from the wild Pokemon that surround you!
9. Pokémon Iconic Peel and Stick Wall Decals
These fun decals also bring back the original age of Pokemon. They range in size from 2-inches wide to 10-inches wide and can easily stick to most walls, windows, or mirrors. Plus, they can be used again and again!
8. Pokémon Visual Companion Hardcover Book
Once you’ve bagged a few Pokemon of your own, take a breather and read about them! The Pokemon Go app is light on the details, but a 208-page book like this can provide insight, information, and details about your favorite new captives. You’ll be able to trace Ash’s journey, even as you are busy marking out your own. This is a must-have reference book for any true Pokemon fans.
7. Pokémon Meowth Team Rocket R and Pokeball Stud Earrings 3-Pack
This pack of earrings suggests that you just might be playing for the other side. Few antagonists in pop culture history are quite as fun as Team Rocket. While they said their schtick over and over, it never got old—only better. Sporting Meowth makes a bold statement, while the Team Rocket R is slightly more subtle. Of course, you can mix and match which ones you wear!
6. Pokémon Bulbasaur Head Stainless Steel Stud Earrings
The only thing better than wearing Team Rocket around on your ears has got to be wearing Bulbasaur. These Bulbasaur earrings are absolutely adorable, and the perfect touch for any Pokemon hunter.
5. Pokémon Charmander 17-Inch Plush Backpack
Load your gear into this amazing plush Charmander and hit the road to find a few of your favorite Pokestops. This is one backpack that will never go out of style.
4. Pokémon Pikachu 3-D Molded Backpack
If the Charmander Backpack doesn’t have enough space for everything you need, this Pikachu backpack sure will! With just as much style as the above backpack, this Pikachu molded backpack has tons of storage and is the slightly more sane choice for going to school.
3. Pokémon X and Y Fennekin 9-Inch Plush
Entertainment Earth carries a wide variety of plush Pokemon, so why stop at the most familiar characters? Fennekin may be a relative newcomer to the Pokemon Universe, it is just as cute and exciting as any Pokemon that has been around since the 90s.
2. Pokémon Pokeball Molded Mug
Take a coffee break from all that walking! This Pokeball mug is absolutely iconic and a real treat to behold. Plus, it can easily be used at the home or office, so that your coworkers can ask you which gyms you control.
1. Pokémon Pikachu Hooded Costume
This isn’t just a costume that you wear at Halloween, it’s a flat-out hoodie that you can wear at any time of the year. This is our number one collectible, not only because it is so awesome, but because it can be worn any day that the weather drops below, say, 70-degrees, depending on how desperate you are to wear it. It’s fabulously gender-neutral (just like Pikachu itself) and comes in three sizes.
Whatever kind of Pokemon player you are, these collectibles are sure to enhance your lifestyle. So load up, get walking, and stay safe out there!