The Pokemon Company is releasing a set of evil Pikachu.
Earlier today, the Pokemon Company announced a new line of "Secret Teams" merchandise focusing on the evil antagonists of the Pokemon games. From Archie to Lysandre and every big bad evil guy in between, this new line puts the spotlight back on the villains behind the main storyline of every Pokemon game.
The highlight of the new merchandise line is a set of plushes featuring Pikachu dressed up as each one of the evil team leaders.You'd think that a Pikachu cosplaying as Giovanni couldn't be both adorable and utterly terrifying, but these plushes beg to differ. You can check out all of the plushes in the gallery below (courtesy of Pokeshopper):
The new line is in honor of the "Rainbow Rocket" postgame storyline that takes place in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. After players beat the main game, they discover that the Aether Foundation employee Faba has summoned a group of evil Team leaders from different alternate dimensions to conquer the Alola region once and for all.
The new line of merchandise will also include a set of promo TCG cards, each of which features a different evil Pikachu. The cards will be distributed to anyone who buys at least five Pokemon TCG packs in Pokemon Center retail stores in Japan.
Sadly, these plushes will only initially be available in Japan. However, we're guessing it won't be too long before this batch of villainous Pikachu also invade the United States and beyond!