From Japan, With Love: Pokemon Lingerie Line Announced

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From Japan, With Love: Pokemon Lingerie Line Announced

So stunning, you might need paralyze heal.

The Pokemon Company has partnered with Japanese lingerie company Yummy Mart to create a line of Pokemon-inspired lingerie. Whether you want to cover your Jigglypuffs or let someone get a Pikachu, Yummy Mart has you covered. Items will go on sale April 20 - except for the amazing plush Pikachu bra, sadly that doesn't appear to be for sale - and include panties, a cape, and even a Poke Ball toiletry case.

The line appears to be the latest way The Pokemon Company is celebrating the franchise's 20th Anniversary - which The Escapist spent a week celebrating in February.

There's not much more I can say, especially since most of the puns I've thought up are borderline inappropriate, so here's a gallery.

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Wow, breasts and Pikachu. What's best in life now, Conan?

I rarely say this, but yeah. Okay. I'm on board. Anything that combines skinny hot asian chicks with...literally anything else, I'm okay with.

^What he says.

Pickachu I choose you! And that rather cute hoodie.

Wow those items are expensive. $55 + tax for the hoodie lookalike in the middle? $60 + tax for the undershirt and underpants? Yikes.

Is that the way the rule #36 would work outside the internet?

EndlessSporadic:
Wow those items are expensive. $55 + tax for the hoodie lookalike in the middle? $60 + tax for the undershirt and underpants? Yikes.

as the third law of women's clothing states, the less fabric the garment contains, the more expensive it becomes

the corollary is that it is always more expensive than the same product labelled for men or unisex

Isn't underwear with Pokemon on it common as hell? Like, turn on any camming site, look for the geeky girls and voila.

The lingerie company is called Yummy Mart.
That's golden.

Oh, I read the rest, yeah, I'm just focusing on one of the more important parts.
"More important than boobs and Pikachu?"
Hm, I'm not gay but I might be gay.

In future anime when the clumsy protagonist steals or falls face first into a line filled with panties it's gonna be okay; he can avoid a beating by swearing he just REALLLLLY wants to complete his Pok?mon collection!

This is now on my girlfriend's radar. Thanks Escapist. XD

Not as sexy as the official sailor moon underwear, prolly since they missed the golden opportunity for a pokeball bra. Pokeballs even look as thought they have nipples. Come on yummy mart!

This had so much potential. We saw Mega Charizard X and Y cosplayers at PAX and they looked sexy as hell. If a home made costume can beat a professional lingerie line, they are in trouble.

The thing that bothers me most is Pikachu's childish design in that format reeks of paedophilia.

The coat is probably the thing I have the most problem with. Simplistic childish design. The Pikachu Underwear, at least looks like an adult would wear it. The rest just looks like normal PJ's, which is also weird because you can get a lot of pokemon PJ stuff for adults anyway... and much much cheaper.

Here is how it should be done. Even a toned down version of this Umbreon outfit = actually sexy.

http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/pokemon.jpg

It's Japan. Weird things that people wouldn't expect in Western society is like Tuesday in Japan.

Redlin5:
This is now on my girlfriend's radar. Thanks Escapist. XD

Wait. Why are you complaining that lingerie is on her radar?

There's no bra with pokeball shaped cups! I'd have thought that would be the very first thing you'd come up with.

...also there's definitely some pokemon themed underwear already right? Isn't that on the standard merch cash-in list?

I think we all expected changes with Nintendo's new president, but I don't think anyone was expecting this.

While the idea itself is not a bad one, it's pretty apparent that they either,

1. Only have a license to make lingerie featuring Pikachu and Pokeballs

or

2. Have apparently 0 imagination. I've already seen at least 2 posters above me here that have posted some great ideas including Umbreon and Charizard X.

Actually kinda disappointed.

...it looks like they caught wild pikachu's and skinned them.

Which, admittedly, is still an aesthetic some people enjoy, it's just a... weird one to see, is all.

Oh, Japan. You glorious, wonderful weirdos. Never change.

Hehe I wonder what ran through the marketing department of Nintendo when they thought of this idea.

"How do we celebrate a 20th anniversary?"
"Well... our oldest Pokemon fans have grown up."

I appreciate being catered to, even if it's in a strange way.

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Raioken18:

Here is how it should be done. Even a toned down version of this Umbreon outfit = actually sexy.

http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/pokemon.jpg

That's.... gorgeous. I have some costume ideas now. Thank you for sharing.

i only looked at one thing. thats ehm, the underwear...why should i look at these hot japanese ladies?

Well, I suppose that's one way of making a new generation of Pokemon fans.

No Gardevoir? Then they obviously puthe minimal possible effort into it. Thats the Pokemon that everybody wants fuck besides Machoke.

Yeah, this is pretty disappointing stuff. At the very least they could have done something good with color, there are plenty of pokemon with awesome colors that would have worked great for sexy lingerie. I mean, they could have at least gone for a Gardevoir colored babydoll or something. Or if their intention is, as it appears, silly and funny they could have at least gone for the pokeball bra.

This is just underwear with Pikachu pasted all over it. An astounding lack of creativity when you got a license like pokemon to work with.

Just messaged my girl friend about this and... Oh yh. Now I realise why I'm single.

A bit of a wrong title there isn't it. It's clearly not pokemon themed lingerie, but Pikachu themed lingerie.

MarsAtlas:
No Gardevoir? Then they obviously puthe minimal possible effort into it. Thats the Pokemon that everybody wants fuck besides Machoke.

Also Lopunny, which is probably even easier to pull off.

Devieus:
A bit of a wrong title there isn't it. It's clearly not pokemon themed lingerie, but Pikachu themed lingerie.

MarsAtlas:
No Gardevoir? Then they obviously puthe minimal possible effort into it. Thats the Pokemon that everybody wants fuck besides Machoke.

Also Lopunny, which is probably even easier to pull off.

See even Gardevoir and Lopunny are lazy, the transferral from those feminine form pokemon doesn't quite work IRL. You'd get way better looking pokemon choosing based on the actual design themes. Off the top of my head:

Umbreon, nice sheer black lines with gold trim and oval framing.

Hydregion, purple fur scarf, built in vertical lines, nice colouring.

Absol, white fir scarf, black trim. Asymmetrical, maybe a single long black glove.

Altaria, more of a puffy design with that nice blue trim or body.

If you want more of a jeweled look Starmie and Staryu could make pretty good themes.

Venomoth, nice colour for lingerie, ruffled bottoms and a big see through scarf with the wing patterns.

Lucario could pretty easily be themed for a corset, I would probably change the colour pallet around a bit though.

See, it's not even that hard or creative, you just de-construct it into basic elements then try to figure out what items would work well with them. Even with Pikachu they could have done a lot more by being subtle. But maybe that subtleness is just a western thing...

Raioken18:
This had so much potential. We saw Mega Charizard X and Y cosplayers at PAX and they looked sexy as hell. If a home made costume can beat a professional lingerie line, they are in trouble.

The thing that bothers me most is Pikachu's childish design in that format reeks of paedophilia.

The coat is probably the thing I have the most problem with. Simplistic childish design. The Pikachu Underwear, at least looks like an adult would wear it. The rest just looks like normal PJ's, which is also weird because you can get a lot of pokemon PJ stuff for adults anyway... and much much cheaper.

Here is how it should be done. Even a toned down version of this Umbreon outfit = actually sexy.

http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/pokemon.jpg

Man, if I knew nothing about Pokemon that would still be gorgeous. It's got this wonderful themepark mystic quality to it. Also is that Jessica Nigri?

Gordon_4:
Man, if I knew nothing about Pokemon that would still be gorgeous. It's got this wonderful themepark mystic quality to it. Also is that Jessica Nigri?

Yeah it's her, amazing cosplayer, makes almost anything sexy. But I really do think that would make awesome lingerie, where as some other pokemon would only work for her. i.e.

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/12244682_10154036082557533_2913983913300887174_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9

Raioken18:

Devieus:
A bit of a wrong title there isn't it. It's clearly not pokemon themed lingerie, but Pikachu themed lingerie.

MarsAtlas:
No Gardevoir? Then they obviously puthe minimal possible effort into it. Thats the Pokemon that everybody wants fuck besides Machoke.

Also Lopunny, which is probably even easier to pull off.

See even Gardevoir and Lopunny are lazy, the transferral from those feminine form pokemon doesn't quite work IRL. You'd get way better looking pokemon choosing based on the actual design themes. Off the top of my head:

Umbreon, nice sheer black lines with gold trim and oval framing.

Hydregion, purple fur scarf, built in vertical lines, nice colouring.

Absol, white fir scarf, black trim. Asymmetrical, maybe a single long black glove.

Altaria, more of a puffy design with that nice blue trim or body.

If you want more of a jeweled look Starmie and Staryu could make pretty good themes.

Venomoth, nice colour for lingerie, ruffled bottoms and a big see through scarf with the wing patterns.

Lucario could pretty easily be themed for a corset, I would probably change the colour pallet around a bit though.

See, it's not even that hard or creative, you just de-construct it into basic elements then try to figure out what items would work well with them. Even with Pikachu they could have done a lot more by being subtle. But maybe that subtleness is just a western thing...

For the Gardevoir babydoll I was thinking the bra part could be the green of her upper body with a red bow in the center and the drape part being long, flowing white.

I don't actually think the Lopunny would work very well. I mean, the obvious thing to do with it is to create a bunny girl outfit, but it is not a great color combination for that.

I think you are thinking exactly along the correct lines though.

ThatOtherGirl:

For the Gardevoir babydoll I was thinking the bra part could be the green of her upper body with a red bow in the center and the drape part being long, flowing white.

I don't actually think the Lopunny would work very well. I mean, the obvious thing to do with it is to create a bunny girl outfit, but it is not a great color combination for that.

I think you are thinking exactly along the correct lines though.

I was thinking something along these lines... Also, yeah Gardevoir would totally work that way.

image

Gardevoir, Absol, Venomoth, Hydreigon and Chandelure.

Raioken18:

ThatOtherGirl:

For the Gardevoir babydoll I was thinking the bra part could be the green of her upper body with a red bow in the center and the drape part being long, flowing white.

I don't actually think the Lopunny would work very well. I mean, the obvious thing to do with it is to create a bunny girl outfit, but it is not a great color combination for that.

I think you are thinking exactly along the correct lines though.

I was thinking something along these lines... Also, yeah Gardevoir would totally work that way.

image

Gardevoir, Absol, Venomoth, Hydreigon and Chandelure.

Yeah, that is what I am talking about. Good use of color, sexy, and fun. That's the sort of lingerie I would wear. I especially like the touch of the fishnets on the gardevoir set.

Raioken18:

Devieus:
A bit of a wrong title there isn't it. It's clearly not pokemon themed lingerie, but Pikachu themed lingerie.

MarsAtlas:
No Gardevoir? Then they obviously puthe minimal possible effort into it. Thats the Pokemon that everybody wants fuck besides Machoke.

Also Lopunny, which is probably even easier to pull off.

See even Gardevoir and Lopunny are lazy, the transferral from those feminine form pokemon doesn't quite work IRL. You'd get way better looking pokemon choosing based on the actual design themes. Off the top of my head:

Umbreon, nice sheer black lines with gold trim and oval framing.

Hydregion, purple fur scarf, built in vertical lines, nice colouring.

Absol, white fir scarf, black trim. Asymmetrical, maybe a single long black glove.

Altaria, more of a puffy design with that nice blue trim or body.

If you want more of a jeweled look Starmie and Staryu could make pretty good themes.

Venomoth, nice colour for lingerie, ruffled bottoms and a big see through scarf with the wing patterns.

Lucario could pretty easily be themed for a corset, I would probably change the colour pallet around a bit though.

See, it's not even that hard or creative, you just de-construct it into basic elements then try to figure out what items would work well with them. Even with Pikachu they could have done a lot more by being subtle. But maybe that subtleness is just a western thing...

That's stepping out of the boundaries of 1:1 translation of outfit vs source material, that is drawing inspiration from things, cherry-picking individual elements to tack onto a dress or a shirt.

Devieus:
That's stepping out of the boundaries of 1:1 translation of outfit vs source material, that is drawing inspiration from things, cherry-picking individual elements to tack onto a dress or a shirt.

That's why it's Pokemon "inspired" lingerie and not straight cosplay.

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