Pokemon Air is a Pikachu toy you can ride, not unlike a Space Hopper, and it’s set to go on sale in Japan on October 1.
On the official Pokemon Air website (opens in new tab), you can see that big Pikachu sits on all fours, and can be used like a Space Hopper or inflatable Rody Horse by using his ears as handles to grip onto. While it does have a target age of three and up, the description says the Electric-type mouse can withstand 100 Kg / 200 lbs of weight, so adults can ride it too.
Of course, you don’t have to ride on it at all. As the site demonstrates, Pikachu can be used for all your leaning needs and act as a floor rest for you to lean against. It can also be used as an adorable decorative Pikachu that will give your home an extra helping of cuteness.
Pokémon Air will debut with Pikachu—its very similar to Rody horse. It can withstand up to 220 lbs, so even adult fans can keep one around to rest on. It will go on sale in Japan on Oct 1 for roughly $70. Advertised as smelling like a forest🌲 https://t.co/k4oiQ7XkM5 pic.twitter.com/upsTMMCMMgSeptember 15, 2020
Set to be up for preorder from a Japanese store for ¥7,500, there’s no word yet on an international release, but you can see some adorable pictures on the store listing (opens in new tab) showing Pikachu climbing some stairs and chilling out in a garden. You can also check out the diagram below on how to inflate Pikachu... that's sure to raise some eyebrows.
Interestingly, the toy is also made with a “slight forest scent”, and I’m already trying to imagine what that would smell like. Pikachu is the debut model for Pokemon Air, and while we don’t know if there’ll be more Pokemon in future, we can hold out hope that there will be.
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