Pikachu Makes Everything Better, Even Casio Watches

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Image: ©2020 Pokémon. ©1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.

Casio’s line of Baby-G watches are great. Know how to make the timepieces even better? Add Pikachu, that’s how.

The iconic Pocket Monster is once again joining forces with Casio for the Baby-G Pokémon. (Back in 2019, Casio and Pikachu teamed up to mark 25 years of Baby-G.) The latest watch doesn’t just have Pikachu slapped on the wristband, but has actually modeled the hour and minute hands after the electric rodent’s iconic ears.

Illustration for article titled Pikachu Makes Everything Better, Even Casio Watches
Image: ©2020 Pokémon. ©1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc. /GAME FREAK inc.
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Wonderful, no? Check out the short promo clip below:

Here is Casio’s official description:

Its camouflage pattern is based on a silhouette of Pikachu, complete with a heart at the tip of the tail. The band ring is decorated with an image of Pikachu’s heart-shaped tail, and the back cover is also engraved with the image of Pikachu. The special package of this watch is also done in a monster ball motif.

There’s more info on the watch’s English language site.

Update 1/20/20 - 8:23 am: An earlier version said the first collaboration celebrated 25 years of Pokémon. That is incorrect, and the article has since been updated.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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The band designs would be perfect for smartwatch and iWatch custom bands. The face... much less so.