Converse has just announced its upcoming Pokémon Collection to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary and we already want to catch them all.
If you’re a Poké-maniac, what an absolute wonderful time to be alive. Thanks to the ever-popular franchise continuing to celebrate its 25th anniversary, we’ve had Poke-themed McDonald’s meals, cereal and even Oreos. But now things are stepping up a notch with Converse announcing a new range of nostalgia-filled footwear, apparel and accessories.
The news comes via Converse’s own website which just made the following announcement:
“Converse joins the 25th anniversary celebration of Pokémon with the debut of a full range of Pokémon-inspired footwear, apparel, and accessories to round out every fan’s collection. Throwing it back to the Kanto region, where Trainers first began exploring the Pokémon world, an original class of Pokémon are interpreted on Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star icon.
The beloved Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Jigglypuff and Pikachu come to life through the lens of heavy metal tour merch –– underscoring Pokémon’s duality of cuteness and edginess. Melding two pop culture classics, the Converse collection is prepped to outfit Pokémon Trainers of any age.”
While the Converse x Pokémon First Partners Chuck Taylor All Star are obviously the main star of the show, that’s only the tip of the iceberg for the collection. Other highlights include the adorable Easy-On Chuck Taylor All Star Ox – designed for tiny fans with a bright yellow Pikachu-inspired exterior – the Camp Cap and Go 2 Backpack, Jigglypuff Sherpa Crew Neck Sweater and Pokémon 25th Celebration Hoodie.
According to the website, the Converse x Pokémon Collection will be available online at converse.com.au and in-store at Converse Flagship locations on Friday December 10. We can only imagine it’s going to be a popular line-up, so we suggest getting in early if you want to catch em’ all.