Pokemon Face Masks are Here and Available in 151 Different Patterns

Pokemon masks are here just in time for the holidays and in 151 gorgeous patterns styled after the original Kanto Pokemon.

November 28, 2020

What products can’t the franchise juggernaut Pokemon churn out? Because now we have another example of how flexible this billion dollar brand is with the reveal of official Pokemon-themed face masks. Available in 151 unique and absolutely stunning patterns styled after the original Kanto critters, they’re sure to please most:

According to the Original Stitch site, you first choose a pattern and then the color of the mesh material that goes underneath. It comes in two sizes, medium and small, and will ship in approximately 5-6 weeks from the order date. Currently masks only ship to the following regions: Japan, United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. You can order your own mask here.

In recent news, the official Pokemon Twitter account announced that the franchise will hold some sort of “celebration” in 2021 to mark the series’ 25 year anniversary. And until November 30th, as part of the Crown Tundra promotional event, players can still obtain Pikachu wearing the original, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola, and Partner caps by using different codes.

Two new expansion packs for the mainline games, called Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra, both released this year. The former launched in June 2020 and the latter launched on October 22nd. A remake of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch also released in March — you can read our review here.

According to Nintendo’s recent financial results, Pokemon Sword and Shield are now the third best selling Pokemon games of all time. The pair have now sold 18.22 million copies in just nine months and sit just behind Gold and Silver in the lifetime sales chart. And if you’re one of those buyers, reading up on our guide on how to train Pokemon EVs and breed perfect IVs for competitive play is a great way to learn how to strengthen your team.

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From Nintendo’s nine-month earnings report, it was revealed that Sword and Shield has sold more than 16 million copies since its November release, becoming the biggest highlight in an already strong fiscal year for the company. The latest NPD data, the latest installment in the long running series has the highest launch month dollar sales in Pokemon franchise history. And for the month of November, Sword was the third best selling game, the double pack including both titles ranking at fourth place, and Shield being in fifth place. However, if you combined those sales then total it would bring them to the number two spot.

Pokemon Sword and Shield released for Nintendo Switch on November 15th, 2019. Meanwhile check out our in-depth review for the game here, in which the News Editor states that “Sword and Shield are a lot of fun, even if the series is experiencing growing pains with the transition to home consoles.” You can purchase Sword here and Shield here.

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