As the Pokémon franchise celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year, one can’t help but wonder how this series has wowed fans over generations and continues to do so even today, with elan. Right from its debut as Pokémon Red and Blue game series for Nintendo Game Boy, there have been umpteen titles, spin-offs, and upgrades to the video game universe. TV shows and movies followed quickly and so did an ocean of Pokémon merchandise for its die-hard fans.
It’s a fact! The craze of Pokémon has not faded a bit and you would still find someone in your group raving about how great a game Pokémon Go is or slipping away into nostalgia with tales of victory in Pokémon trading cards. So whether it’s the cutesy Pikachu or the mighty Arceus, we have got you covered with an eclectic collection of Pokémon gift products that will save you tons of time and confusion.
Are you ready to Catch ‘Em All?
27 Best Gift Ideas for Pokémon Fans
For ease of choice, we have categorized these gift items. Go ahead and take your pick!
Monopoly: Pokemon Kanto Edition
Monopoly never goes out of trend. And with the Pokémon edition of this board game, it’s a literal “Gotta Catch ‘em all”. The game can involve up to 6 players and instead of properties/cities/hotels, the fans need to own their favorite characters from the Kanto region like Pikachu, Pichu, Chikorita, etc. For the fans who are short on time, there are even instructions included for fast power play lasting a quick 60-90 minutes.
Pokemon Trainer Guess
An entertaining game for avid Pokémon followers! It’s pretty simple to play and features different game versions basis the sub-region selected by you. (Hoenn/Johto/Kanto). The player needs to think of a Pokémon and answer few questions. The Trainer Guess will then try and guess the Pokémon you had in mind using voice recognition. For those who are new to this world of pocket monsters, there is even a field guide that helps to learn and guess all Pokémon characters belonging to a region.
Poké Ball Plus (Nintendo Switch)
Every Pokémon fan would have wished to hold the Poke ball and catch their most liked monster character inside it. With Poke Ball Plus from Nintendo, you can gift the fans an opportunity to feel and become a Pokémon trainer. They can transfer the on-screen experience into a live AR environment. The device is compatible with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu, Evee, and Pokémon Go games.
Pokémon Super Deluxe Essential Handbook
An ardent follower of Pokémon would always like to remain on top of their game. To help them ace this feat, gift this bestselling Super Deluxe Essential Handbook, that includes all-new Pokémon (from Sun & Moon video games) – listing over 800 characters across its 496 pages. Not limited to the kids, this illustrated fact-stat book is a must-have for any passionate Pokémon fan, their age notwithstanding.
Figure – Blastoise
The version mascot for Pokémon Blue, Blastoise – a mega evolved bipedal tortoise is a water Pokémon that can instantly delight both old and new fans of the hit series. The officially licensed action figure is 4.5 inches and showcases Blastoise in all its battle glory with water shooting out from the canons in his shell. A fun addition to a study or work desk, the real joy is watching Blastoise squirt out the hydro canons on pressing down its tail.
Pokémon Bluetooth Speaker
Surprise a Pokémon connoisseur with a gift that they will truly treasure. The Poké ball shaped Bluetooth Speaker can wirelessly stream music from any device like Computer, Tablet, Phone or Mp3 player. The package comes with built in rechargeable battery, and a charging cable. With the high quality and decently loud sound of speakers, the users can enjoy immersive experience while watching their favourite Pokémon show or when playing its video game.
Pokémon Battle 8-Figure Pack
“Gotta Catch ‘Em All” becomes a reality with 8 Pokémon figures from the famous franchise to keep the loyal fans some company. The pack includes 6 figures measuring 2” each and 2 figures measuring 3” each. The battle figures have animated poses and feature some of the most loved characters from the Pokémon anime world like Pikachu, Marowak, Ditto, Evee, Totodile, Chikorita, Cydaquil, and Haunter.
What is cuter than Pikachu? Pikachu on a Keychain. These amazing looking Pokémon keychains can be an ultimate gift option for friends and family. The sleek finish, natural looking paint and a handy Pokémon name tag attached to the ring add overall charm to the keychain, impressing even the most tough to please Pokémon fans.
Pokémon Over-The-Ear Headphones
If your Pokémon fan happens to be a music lover too, it’s a win-win! The Pokémon Over-The-Ear Wired Headphones carry the iconic poke ball print on the earpieces along with a classic red headband. The 40 mm drivers of these headphones deliver powerful acoustic experience and come complete with a built in microphone. The slim profile with padded ear cushions and adjustable headband make these headphones comfortable to wear for extended hours.
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Paint the Pokémon fans with a happy yellow of curious and friendly Pikachu with this fun costume hoodie. Made with a blend of cotton and polyester, the officially licenced sweatshirt hoodie boasts of a super soft front closure zipper and is safe for machine wash. Not leaving the flash behind, the backside print features lightning bolt and a smiling Pikachu print on the hood.
Fashionable and Functional! The Pikachu pattern backpack works for kids and adults, and for any set up – be it work or pleasure. Made from durable oxford cloth, the bag is lightweight and can be used for multiple purposes, even charging devices through a USB Port. With lots of pockets and zipper sections combined with the comfort and cool vibe of this universal use backpack, Pokémon enthusiasts won’t be able to thank you enough.
Ash Ketchum Cosplay Hat
Pokémon anime and game buffs dream of becoming a great trainer like Ash Ketchum, the main human protagonist of the franchise. Give them their moment of command, with this cosplay hat worn by Ash in the cult series. The hat comes with snap-back closure and features a high-profile flat bill in red. The print is lined impeccably and the hat offers great comfort to the wearer.
A unisex style cotton shirt featuring fan-favorite Pikachu can never go wrong. This t-shirt is available in sizes XS to 5XL. What makes it ideal for gifting? The assurance that its high quality, sweat-absorbent, doesn’t shrink or deform and highlights fine printing. Pokémon fans can flaunt this t-shirt at home, travel, running/gymming, group gatherings, and fan conferences.
Sun-Staches Pokémon Sunglasses
Let the Pokémon followers channel their inner Pikachu and while at it, protect their eyes from the sun too. The Pokémon sunglasses from Sun-Staches lend a snazzy fan vibe, provide 100% UV400 protection, and include impact-resistant lenses. What’s more! These officially licensed sunglasses were featured on Shark Tank and are perfect as a comfortable party accessory.
Sterling Silver Pendant – Gengar
If you want to gift something edgy and not cute, go for a sterling silver pendant featuring Gengar – the shadow Pokémon that exudes devilish vibes. The ghostly poison Pokémon has golden coloured eyes set inside the silver oxidized frame, lending a trendy hip hop feel to its wearer.
Pikachu Big Face Laplander Yellow Hat
Perfect for keeping warm and ideal for Cosplay parties, the Pikachu acrylic beanie in Peruvian style is a definite stunner! It is made for teenager/adult heads and has a head circumference of 56 cm (22 inches) in its unstretched form. The hat is officially licensed merchandise that boasts great quality, comfort, and stretch. With a subtle touch of Poke Ball pom-poms, this beanie hat is a total treat for the Pokémon fraternity.
Snorlax Stuffed Toy
Age is no bar for Pokémon fans. They would love to cuddle and snore away with Snorlax stuffed plush, that stands tall at 8” and is super adorable. The huge, bipedal Pokémon has a velvety belly to snuggle and the fur is smooth to touch. A gift worth clasping by your friends who swear by Pokémon universe.
Pikachu Face Molded Yellow Coffee Mug
Imagine your loved ones who adore Pokémon, sipping their everyday beverage from the happy yellow face of Pikachu. Amazing! Right? The premium quality ceramic mug has been manufactured with patented procedures that ensure durability and a distinct finish. Fans can use it as a collectible or to actually drink coffee, the choice is flexible. The unique and vivid mug is sure to draw the attention and envy of other fellow fans.
Pokémon Throw Blanket
Now the Pokémon are no longer limited to the pockets. A true blue follower can tuck inside this extremely soft, warm, and comfortable blanket from Franco. Made from 100% Polyester, the throw blanket features the famous quadruple – Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle in vibrant colors and quality print. Kids would especially be pleased with this pick of surprise.
Wooden Key Holder
Sometimes all you need for a perfect Pokémon gift, is a tastefully crafted key holder with its cute take-me-with-you Pokémon key rings. Made from beautiful birch plywood, the key holder features NES Console with fan-favourite Pokémon from the blue, green, red and yellow versions. To make things special, the key holder can be customized with your personalized message/ logo/ text, making this an ideal gifting option for any occasion.
Oven Mitts /Gloves
Scouting something to gift to a huge Evee fan? Look no further! The endearing Pokémon adorns a pair of long oven gloves in a refreshing blue hue. These handmade oven mitts would add a magical touch to any fan’s kitchen and is lined with Insulbright – a material that offers heat resistance up to 500 degrees. These Pokémon mitts will protect their fans from nasty arm burns and make for a great gift option.
Bulbasaur Planter Pot Succulent
All Pokémon lovers swear by the courage and “eager-to-battle” attitude of Bulbasaur. Giving rest to his raging self, the cutesy succulent planter shows the brave Pokémon with a smug smile. Made from high temperature glazed ceramic, the flowerpot comes with a drain hole at the bottom and can hold picturesque succulents on its back. To notch things up, you can even do some DIY acrylic painting to make the Bulbasaur pot look lifelike.
Official Pokémon Pokeball Molded Mug
Get the Pokémon admirers stoked with this officially licensed Nintendo Coffee Mug, molded as a replica of Poke ball. The top-quality finish with iconic red and white colors of the Poke ball would remind the followers of the fun times of Pokémon video/card games or even its movies. This mug is must-have merchandise for a fan to catch their favorite beverage.
Bath Bombs Gift Set
Gift the Pokémon enthusiasts some Poke balls to keep them company during their bathing time. A 3 piece set of Bath Bombs from The Island Bath and Body, will give a relaxing twist to the Pokémon fandom. The bath bomb fizzy explodes with fragrance and nourishment with its cruelty-free ingredients and relieves stress in the most fun way. Not to forget, an adorable figure surprise placed inside each of the bath bombs.
Poke Ball Lunch Bag
Let avid aficionados show off their love for the Pokémon universe even in their lunchroom. The delectable-looking Lunch Tote shaped like a Poke Ball has a diameter of 9 inches, which is enough to stuff in food essentials and the insulating material keeps the food warm/cold. The neutral color scheme goes great as a gift choice for boys and girls, letting them stand out in a crowd. The double zip closure and good quality construct make this lunch bag a durable item to last one whole academic year.
3D LED Night Light
Want to gift something unique to the Pokémon fans? Let their favorite Pokémon watch over them as they sleep. The LED night lamp offers customization in terms of name and character and comes with an infrared remote control to switch light settings. One can change the lighting hues to 16 different colors and transition among flash, strobe, fade, and smooth modes. Even the brightness can be lowered or increased basis the light levels in the room.
Pokémon Shower Curtains
Make the shower time of your loved ones interesting with Pokémon Shower Curtains available in 6 different styles. Made from waterproof Polyester material, the curtains are available in 3 different sizes (S/M/L) and come with 12 button hooks for easy installation. The curtains with their exquisite hemming and water repellent coating will withstand wear and tear for a long time. Of course, Pokémon fans are not complaining.
Each of the gift items listed in our best-of-best list is a great pick for all demographics – age & gender, no bar!
Fans or No-Fans. Everyone knows Pokémon and Pikachu! We are sure while browsing the roundup of these amazing gifting options, you would like to own a couple of these.
Last Word – The list is curated keeping in mind the cult legacy of this Japanese franchise. Pick any gift. It will still be an awesome surprise to a legit Pokémon fan!