Adidas’ pop culture tie-in sneaker releases have been unrelenting this year, from Game of Thrones to Star Wars, and if there’s been one thing they’ve all had in common, it’s that they’ve been a little underwhelming.

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This was also the case with the company’s first two shoes in a new Pokémon collaboration, but these new Adidas Advantages are OK!

I’m not sure as a grown-ass adult whether the pixellated Pikachu is something I could successfully pull off, but otherwise this is a nice clean shoe where the only other branding comes from a Pokémon logo on the tongue and an inner lining full of sprites representing other first-gen Pokémon like Bulbasaur, Charmander and Mewtwo.

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It’s coming soon.

UPDATE: There’s another one with Pokemon on the midsole, and it’s pretty nice as well!

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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