Fuecoco, Bulbasaur, Charizard? For the uninitiated in Pokemon culture, the list of characters may be as hard to learn as a foreign language. And picking out an appropriate gift for a Pokemon hunter, aka trainer, may be even more of a head scratcher.
Now 26 years old, the franchise has over 900 characters to track down. And devoted fans are out to “catch ’em all” or bust their thumbs trying. So where do you start the hunt for a present when Pikachu sounds like a sneeze to you?
Not to worry. We’ve scoured the Pokemon universe for the coolest gifts around so that you don’t have to do the legwork. Ranging from cards and games, gadgets, clothing, housewares, plushies and more, there’s something for every level of fan at every age.
Let’s get this adventure started!
Games and Cards
What better place to start than with Pokemon games and card gift ideas?
1 & 2. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Switch
Released in November of this year, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Switch are two of the latest video games in the Pokemon series and will wow your trainer with new graphics, adventures and at least seventeen characters that include two new Legendaries. And if you don’t know what those are, don’t worry. Your favorite trainer will!
Just be aware that these games are exclusive to Nintendo Switch.
If your favorite Pokemon fan is a serious collector, these cards featuring hard to find characters will make an ultra cool gift. The laser-engraved gold metal makes them super durable, and they also come with their own protective case where your trainer can lovingly store them.
Sometimes you don’t have to choose the latest releases to make a Pokemon fan happy. This Nintendo Switch game came out in 2019 but will give your trainer 100 levels to get through and tons of Pokemon to catch.
If you know a Pokemon trainer who’s still learning the ropes when it comes to trading cards, this game that comes with pre-made decks is a great introduction. They can use it to learn how to play the Pokemon Trading Card Game or just bust it out for a game night with family or friends.
Soon they’ll be trading cards like a master!
If you’re looking to surprise a hardcore trainer, this 2020 remake of a 1999 collector set will blow them away. Including Slowbro and Mewtwo cards and booster packs, it’s definitely pricey. But if you want to make the Pokemon dreams of an experienced fan come true, this is the way to go!
Advanced traders will appreciate this card set that combines the Pokemon Trading Card Game and Pokemon GO! The set includes 10 booster packs, 45 energy cards, card sleeves, damage-counter dice, acrylic status markers and more.
If you want to get the whole family in on the fun, this twist on the board game Labyrinth requires you to collect Pokemon instead of treasures in order to win.
Pokemon Plushies and Figures
If your Pokemon lover has all the latest games, here are some great plushies and figurines to add to their collection.
If you have a new or younger fan in your life, the universally adored character of Pikachu always makes a great gift. He’s so adorbs that it’s hard to stop squishing him!
Almost any Pokemon fan will appreciate a Funko Pop figure. And if you want to make it extra special, try to find a rare one. Not sure which one those are? Check the bottom of a trading card. If it has a star on it, it means the character is considered to be rare!
Give your trainer a hands-on challenge with these nanoblocks that they can build into characters from the Pokemon series. The great thing about them is that they also fit every budget.
12. Slakoth Plush
This Slakoth plush is the perfect little buddy for young fans to cuddle up and take a nap with. It also comes in a sleeping Pikachu version.
Your Pokemon fan can unleash the power of Charizard with this deluxe figure that shoots fireballs from his throat. And to up the fun, it also comes with a Pikachu figure and launcher for a double team attack!
This interactive figure brings Charmander to life with 50 different reactions to your touch and voice and 20 sound effects and expressions. It’s the next best thing to having a real, live pokemon!
Pokemon Gadgets & Accessories
What do you get the Pokemon fan that has everything? A handy Pokemon gadget, of course.
This AirPod case will make any fan feel like an expert trainer, no matter where they roam or what they’re listening to.
If your trainer already has a Nintendo Switch, you can gift them a Pokemon-themed controller to use it with. Popular company PowerA has tons of fun designs to choose from, including this one featuring Snorlax and Pikachu.
Help your trainer get organized with this case that holds up to 16 Switch game cards and 16 micro sd cards. The soft silicon lining will protect them from scratches, and you can choose from seven fun designs.
This die-cast Pokeball looks like the real thing and features lights that react when you place your hands near it. Is it basically just a fancy desk ornament? Yes, but a high quality one that every serious fan will appreciate.
Young Pokemon fans will get a kick out of this digital watch that features lights that spin around the bezel when you press a button on the side. Oh yeah, and they can also tell the time on it. Choose from 13 different designs!
20. Mewtwo Incubator
Help your trainer capture the power of one of the fiercest Pokemon in the universe with this light-up incubator inspired by the movie Mewtwo Strikes Back.
Mature Pokemon fans will love this laser-etched shifting knob that will take their driving experience to the next level. Gengar not their favorite character? You can also order it with Charmander, Pikachu, Squirtle, Umbreon and more!
If your trainer is feeling a little antsy, this fidget spinner will help to decrease their stress level and keep their hands busy.
Trainers can stream their favorite music on their Bluetooth enabled devices with this eye-catching replica of a Poke ball. It includes a built-in rechargeable battery and cable for when they want to catch all of their favorite tunes.
Made from non-toxic silicone, these Pokemon characters will help to keep cables from breaking at their weakest point (where the cable meets the charging plug). Not to mention, they’re super cute!
Trainers can carry their favorite Pokemon with them wherever they go with this 3D laser-engraved keychain that also lights up! And because there are 31 different ones to choose from, they also make a great collectible!
Pokemon Clothing and Gear
Top their wishlist off with some Pokemon swag they can wear anywhere.
Whether they rock it ironically or seriously, this Magikcarp hat definitely makes a statement!
Get your trainer ready to take their adventures on the road with this handy pack that fits a Switch console, a controller, games and more.
28. Pikachu Hat
This bright yellow hat with tassels and Pokeballs is the perfect way for any Pikachu fan to show their love for their favorite character.
29. Poke Ball Beanie
Is your trainer’s sense of fashion a little more dialed back? Then gift them this gray beanie featuring a poke ball logo to express their fandom without going OTT.
30. Pokeball Hoodie
This graphic hoodie will keep your trainer stylish and toasty while they’re out catching Pokemon.
This six-sock set features Pikachu, Snorlax, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Meowth and Squirtle. What better way to keep your feet warm and comfy while you’re out having adventures?
32. Ash Ketchum Hat
This cool, graphic hat is the perfect gift for fans of Sun and Moon and has an adjustable snapback closure.
Pokemon Gifts for the Home
These gifts are sure to create the ultimate Pokemon center right in your trainer’s home.
This Pokemon ramen bowl is too cool and also comes with a pair of chopsticks. It’s just the thing when a hungry trainer wants to chow down on some noodles.
Turn breakfast into an adventure for your trainer with this waffle maker that churns out edible poke balls. Eat ’em all!
Help your trainer find light in the darkest of times with this neon wall sign featuring Snorlax. It even comes in 7 different color combinations to match their bedroom.
Sometimes a trainer needs a shot of caffeine when they’re out catching Pokemon. BPA-free and lightweight, this travel mug is perfect for hitting the road when adventure calls.
True fans never tire of exploring all the different regions in search of Pokemon. Pay tribute to their sense of adventure with these high-quality posters that feature the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola and Galar regions.
Bulbasaur feels right at home in this LED terrarium that will light up your favorite trainer’s life.
Gotta Catch ‘Em All
The world of Pokemon is a wide world and growing bigger each year. Luckily, you don’t have to be well-versed in order to pick out the perfect gift. Whether your Pokemon lover is an experienced trainer or a total beginner, you’re sure to find something they’ll love.
Best Pokemon Gifts:
- Pokemon Scarlet
- Violet Switch
- Metal Plated Ultra Rare Cards
- Pokemon Shield
- Pokemon Battle Academy 2 Board Game
- Pokemon TCG XY Evolutions Kanto Power Collection Mewtwo
- Pokemon GO Elite Trainer Box
- Pokemon Labyrinth Game
- Pokemon Official Pikachu Plush
- Funko Pop! Games: Pokemon – Mewtwo
- Pokemon Nanoblocks Series
- Slakoth Plush
- Charizard Deluxe Feature Figure
- Pokemon Interactive Eevee
- Pokeball Airpod Case
- PowerA Switch Controllers
- Jingdu Switch Game Case Holder
- Die-cast Pokeball Replica
- Accutime Kids’ Ash & Pikachu Digital Watch
- Mewtwo Incubator
- Gengar Glowing Pokeball Shift Knob
- Pikachu Fidget Spinner
- Poke Ball Bluetooth Speaker
- Pokemon Cord Saver
- Pokemon Light Up Keychain
- Pokemon Magikarp Plush Hat
- Nintendo Switch Adventure Pack
- Pikachu Hat
- Poke Ball Beanie
- Pokeball Hoodie
- Pokemon Crew Socks
- Ash Ketchum Hat
- Pokemon Ramen Ball
- Uncanny Brands Pokemon Waffle Maker
- Snorlax LED Neon Light
- Pokemon Pikachu Travel Mug
- Pokemon Travel Poster Series
- Pobkemon Terrarium