Pokémon friends are no strangers to marketing crossovers. After all, we just saw a Pikachu-themed electric car at Gamescom. Two sets of Pokémon Crocs have just been announced, but there’s a clear design flaw in the squishy shoes.
We’re not here to diss Crocs – wear what you want to wear – but take a look at the announcement tweet from UK Pokémon Account and see if you can spot the problem. The orange and black Crocs are all about Pikachu, while the white pair feature images of the electric mouse and the other Gen 1 starters: Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. Neither of these are Crocodile-type Pokemon, so what are there? Why is The Pokémon Company so ignoring Totodile and Sandile?
Obviously we’re joking here (although responses to the announcement also call The Pokémon Company about the “oversight”). The crocodile designs are beautiful as they are, and they look like another great way for Pokémon fans to showcase the beloved series. No release date or price has been announced for the shoes, but Crocs are usually on the cheaper end of the shoe.
The shoes might not be scarlet and purple, but the upcoming Gen 9 Pokémon game already has some merch of its own. A Nintendo Switch OLED model will be available on November 4th, around two weeks before the games launch. The Joy-Cons are appropriately colored scarlet and purple, with designs for starters like Sprigatito, Quaxley, and Fuecoco on the back. The same trio can be seen on the back of the Switch itself, while the dock features images of the new Legendary Pokemon Koraidon and Miraidon. The special console costs $359.99.
As for Scarlet and Violet themselves, the next Pokémon games are coming out on Friday November 18th. Pre-orders for both versions are open now, but you can also opt for a Double Back that includes both. Get one of these before February 28, 2023 to receive a Tera-Type Flying Pikachu via a Mystery Gift.
https://www.gamepur.com/news/pokemon-crocs-are-a-thing-now-but-they-dont-include-any-crocodile-pokemon Pokemon Crocodiles are now a thing, but they don’t include Crocodile-type Pokémon