Many of our adult male readers who work in jobs with a dress code, especially those who grew up playing Pokémon on the Game Boy (and those who never gave up playing it), don't likely have a chance to show their appreciation for the game in their workplace by wearing a Pikachu T-shirt, for example, or displaying any other piece of Pokémon apparel.

Thanks to an exciting collaboration between the Pokémon Company and Silicon Valley-based custom-made online dress shirt maker Original Stitch, however, that's all about to change.

Introducing Pokémon Shirts

With the Pokémon Shirts project, you'll be able to create customized dress shirts with your choice of any of the 151 Pokémon from the First Generation Red and Green, either in pre-designed prints or your original design featuring one or multiple Pokémon. If you select different prints for the base fabric, inner and outer collar, inner and outer cuffs, the pocket and the inner placket, you can theoretically even feature seven Pokémon in the same shirt.

In this promotional video, a former trainer from the First Generation, now working as a suited company employee, decides to order a shirt with Charmander on the pocket


Phase One: Limited Selection Featuring 20 Pokémon

In advance of the full service, scheduled to begin at the end of February, Pokémon Shirts will be offering a limited selection of pre-designed prints featuring 20 representative Pokémon between January 26th and 28th (JST).

Let's take a look at some of the pattern designs. For example, these three shirts feature the following patterns:




As you can see, you can create some very nice designs combining different collars and cuff patterns:

Some more of the pattern designs seen in the shirts above:






Limited Release Details

  • Duration: Reservations open between Jan. 26th (Sat.) 11:00 to Jan. 28th (Mon.) 11:00 JST
  • Varieties: 20 Pokémon out of 151
  • Price: 10,000 JPY (exc. tax and shipping)
  • URL:

Full Operation Details

  • Scheduled date: End of Febuary
  • Varieties: All 151 First Generation Pokémon from Pokémon Red and Green
  • Price: 10,000 JPY (exc. tax and shipping)
  • URL: Original Stitch website

Note: Shipping outside of Japan is not available at the current time but will be implemented in the future, so you'll need to use a forwarding service if you can't wait and want to reserve your shirt during the limited release.

By - Ben K.