A new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Ichiban Kuji prize lottery launches, bringing a series of charming Pokemon accessories and decor.
A Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Ichiban Kuji prize game has been announced, offering the potential to win charming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet prizes for a low cost. The lottery system often celebrates popular games and anime, producing a series of merchandise that players can try and win.
Ichiban Kuji is a type of lottery prize system in Japan that guarantees the player will win something with every entry. Varying tiers of prizes are available, with higher-tier rewards being more limited. There are generally also rewards for the last ticket sold of a lottery, making it one of the rarest prizes to collect.
With Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s release right around the corner, Bandai has revealed that a new Ichiban Kuji is starting to celebrate the game’s release. There are a total of nine different types of prizes available, mostly centering on themes of home decor and tableware, like dishes, cups, blankets, and plush toys.
The full prize list is as follows:
- A Prize: Poke Ball Cushion with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Starters
- B Prize: Pikachu Plush
- C Prize: Eevee Plush
- D Prize: Towel Blanket
- E Prize: Plate Collection
- F Prize: Cup Collection
- G Prize: Tableware
- H Prize: Towel Collection
- Last Ticket Prize: Pikachu Cushion
Interested fans in Japan can find this Ichiban Kuji at participating 7-11 and Ito Yokado locations, as well as Pokemon Centers, and a ticket can be purchased for 680 yen, roughly $4.80 USD. Fans of Pokemon who aren’t in the area can generally acquire Ichiban Kuji prizes on the second-hand market through auction sites like eBay, or by purchasing a ticket though an online Ichiban Kuji retailer. However, buying it from anyone other than a direct retailer will likely result in a significant mark-up.
It seems that fans of Nintendo properties really enjoy Ichiban Kuji prizes, as this is far from the first time that the company has seen its games celebrated. Fans of Kirby and Animal Crossing have also been able to pick up some charming prizes in the recent past, and there have been prior Pokemon collaborations, as well.
Pokemon remains as popular as ever, though the series recently saw itself dethroned for the best-selling video game to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The series manages to command the attention and appreciation of adults and kids alike, which has led to many products being produced that are more appropriate for grown-ups to collect than things like toys and figurines. Many of these products come at a fairly high price, so for anyone who is interested in Pokemon decor for their home, picking up a ticket or two from this Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Ichiban Kuji might yield some inexpensive and unique treasures.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet releases on November 18 for Nintendo Switch.
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