Whether you live in Japan and have access to merch there or you’re an avid Pokémon collector here in the US (or elsewhere), this tidbit of news may interest you: Special themed Pokémon GO Google Play cards have been announced for release in Japan — and boy, are they adorable! Featuring none other than the lovable face of Pokémon, Pikachu dons the cards alongside a clever mashup of the Google Play logo and the very recognizable Poké Ball.

Two cards will be available, one offering 5,000 yen and the other giving buyers the freedom to choose a yen amount between 1,500 and 50,000. It looks as though the only notable difference between the two cards is the yen amount located in the top right corner of the cards; other than that, the design remains the same.


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