Pokémon is a franchise that just lends itself to cool merchandise and gifts. Loved by people of all ages, there is plenty of material for manufacturers and designers to work with to create something that the Pokémon fan in your life will love.


Thanks to the release of Pokémon: Scarlet and Violet it's never been a better time to be a Pokémon fan.

With Pokémon Go still doing its thing too, there's a lot on offer for fans and the amount of merchandise and gifts that you can buy continues to grow.

From puzzles, to hyper-realistic Ultra Ball replicas, Pokémon cards, and everything in-between, there is a load of Pokémon merchandise and gifts that someone you know will love to receive (or you can treat yourself, we won't tell).

Read on for the best Pokémon merchandise and gifts, including t-shirts, mugs, toys, and more.

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Best merchandise and gifts for Pokémon fans

Pokémon Backpack

Best for: Carrying stuff around in style

Sure it says that this is for kids, but we are strongly considering whether it would be big enough for us to use to take everything we need into work.

If you have children who are Pokémon fans, then it's extremely likely they'll enjoy rocking up to school with this on their back.

Buy the Pokémon backpack at Amazon for £17.99

Pokémon TGC: Shining Fates Elite Trainer Box

Best for: Scratching that shiny itch

Shiny Pokémon are an elusive breed and you could spend an endless amount of time trying to track one down - we still aren't over finally catching a shiny Machamp in Pokémon Go.

If you and someone else are into the shiny side of the world, this trainer box should be a great addition as it features many gorgeous Pokémon cards - but all of them are of the shiny variant!

Buy the Pokémon TGC: Shining Fates Elite Trainer Box from Amazon for £59.58

Pokémon heat changing mug

Best for: Sipping tea while looking like a true Pokémon fan.

It doesn't matter how old we get, the novelty of a heat-changing mug is never lost on us - we have more in our collection than we would care to admit.

So imagine our excitement at seeing one that is not only Pokémon-related, but one that features the legend that is Pikachu no less!

Buy the Pokémon heat changing mug from Amazon for £15.99

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Xhwykzz Trading Pokémon Cards Binder Carrying Case

Best for: Keeping all your Pokémon cards safe in one place.

Collecting Pokémon cards has been a thing for many a year now, which means the amount of them out there is countless.

So keeping all the ones in your collection safely stored away is a must - and you'll find no better place to put them than this Trading Pokémon Cards Binder Carrying Case.

Buy the Trading Pokémon Cards Binder Carrying Case from Amazon for £12.89

Walking Along The Waterfront T-Shirt

Best for: Those who love Pokémon and walks in equal measure.

With all the key Pokémon from its first generation involved, this is the perfect t-shirt for those with a love of retro Pokémon.

Who doesn't want to share their love of Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Pikachu, and Eevee with the world? A great gift for fans of the series.

Buy the Walking Along the Waterfront t-shirt from Zavvi for £17.99 (it's in two for £20, too, so you might find something else you like)

Pokémon Monopoly

Best for: Those who are able to play Monopoly without losing their cool.

This version of Monopoly, that takes place in the Kanto region of Pokémon, is a great set and a brilliant purchase for anyone who likes to collect things from the world of the 'mon - or a collector of the many Monopoly sets that now exist.

Word of warning, Monopoly is a game with the power to destroy friendships and family relationships, so play it with caution and a clear head - we're speaking from personal experience here.

Buy Pokemon Monopoly from Amazon for £41.95

Pokémon Charizard Plush

Best for: Those who love their plush collection.

We can't have a list of merchandise for something and not include a plush where we can - we love them and will fight anyone who says they aren't things all ages can own.

Here we have a fancy Charizard plush that will look right at home on any shelf - no matter how old the person is who owns it.

Buy Pokémon Charizard Plush from Amazon for £39.80

Pokémon Carry Case Playset

Best for: Those who never want to leave their Pokémon at home.

Take Pokémon on the road with you with this Pokémon Carry Case Playset.

The playset is scaled for any 2-inch Pokémon figure and when your adventures are complete it all folds up easily into Ash’s iconic Kanto Region backpack - so it looks as cool as it is to actually play with!

Buy the Pokémon Carry Case Playset from Smyths for £29.99

Pokémon Surprise Attack Game

Best for: Those who think they are the ultimate Pokémon trainer.

Think that you are the best Pokémon trainer out there? Well, put that to the test with the Pokémon Surprise Attack Game.

The game is a simple one to play as you just choose the Pokémon you want to battle with, choose an attack disk, load both into the Surprise Attack Poké Ball, and slam down on the button to spin the Poké Ball and reveal your Pokémon and its attack!

Buy the Pokémon Surprise Attack Game from Amazon

Ravensburger Pokémon - 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Best for: Young children who want to start out in the jigsaw puzzle world.

Sometimes it's great to turn the telly off and gather around as a family to complete a puzzle. Well, here is a great one for introducing the little ones to jigsaws, as it designed for them to pick up the process.

Pieces are extra large, much easier to see, and there are only 100 pieces here, which helps to keep it on the simple side.

Buy Ravensburger Pokémon - 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle from Amazon for £12.92

The Pokémon Poké Ball Mug

Best for: Anyone who loves Pokémon - and tea.

The Poké Ball is one of the most recognisable things from the franchise - so this mug is a must for anyone who loves Pokémon and appreciates a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee.

The curved design of the mug ensures that this piece of Pokémon merch will be instantly spotted and appreciated by any fellow fans that pop round for a brew. Good times!

Buy The Pokemon Poké Ball Mug from Amazon for £11.92

Wand Company Pokémon Die-Cast Ultra Ball Replica

Best for: The sophisticated collector

This die-cast replica of the Ultra Ball is sleek and will make any gaming shelf or wall display that much more refined.

It's got an illuminated button with proximity-sensing technology that changes colour (batteries included), a display case, and a stainless steel ring with it that lets you balance the Ultra Ball wherever you'd like. It's detailed and uniquely-numbered. For the true collector.

Buy the Wand Company Pokémon Die-Cast Ultra Ball Replica on Zavvi for £69.99

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