Press Release

New Pokémon Center Summer Collection, Featuring Apparel and Picnic Accessories Enticing Trainers to a ‘Lazy Summer,’ Available Now

Popular Pokémon Illustrator James Turner Creates Bright and Cheerful Retro-Inspired Designs for New Range

Bellevue, Wash. — May 2, 2024 — The Pokémon Company International unveiled the new Pokémon Lazy Summer collection, available starting today at Pokémon Center — the premier online destination for official Pokémon merchandise in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Trainers can enjoy the warm weather in style with apparel and picnic accessories featuring summer-themed illustrations by artist James Turner, who designed a number of Pokémon for the franchise and has contributed to various Pokémon video games since 2002.
Designed with vibrant pastel colors and inspired by cheerful retro artwork, the collection includes T-shirts, tanks, hoodies, hats and pins showcasing Pokémon from the Paldea region and other fan-favorite Pokémon enjoying summer activities in style. In addition, Trainers can get picnic-ready with blankets, cooler backpacks, tote bags, folding chairs, plates and cups, or share their vacation adventures with friends via the postcard set featuring Turner’s bright and colorful artwork.
“I like to draw ‘feel-good’ artwork — illustrations that bring a smile to your face or make you feel happy when you look at them,” Turner said. “With this artwork, I hope that the sunny summer setting and the depiction of Pokémon relaxing conveys that kind of feeling. I also enjoy retro artwork and added retro-inspired elements to the artwork, such as the tropical poolside scenes, the surfing Pikachu illustration and the dancing Ditto with boombox illustration.”
Trainers in the U.S. and Canada can also relax by the pool with new Pokémon Lazy Summer pool floats featuring Slowpoke, Ditto and Piplup, or bring their buddies to the beach with new Jigglypuff and Spheal beach balls.
Outside of the Pokémon Lazy Summer collection, Trainers can look forward to new additions coming soon to the Pokémon Tropical apparel line, including fresh designs for shirts, tanks, shorts and bucket hats featuring popular Pokémon like Charizard and Snorlax.
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