It’s been 25 years since Pokémon first launched and changed the animation universe as we know it. Between intense storytelling, video games, and gotta-have-’em characters, Pokémon has remained an influential entity that spans across cultures. The Pokémon x Converse 25th Anniversary Collection celebrates the franchise’s legacy with a lineup of sneakers and apparel that features the series’ original characters from the Kanto region.
For the footwear options, fans will be able to choose a Converse Chuck Taylor All Star with their favorite Kanto character. The “First Partners” iteration has a black canvas upper with printed mages of Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, Meowth, and Jigglypuff. The “Poké Ball” option has a white upper with black outlines of the first partners and a giant Poké Ball near the ankle collar. This collection also comes complete with two kids options that pay homage to Jigglypuff and Pikachu.
For those looking to be a top trainer, the limited-edition Pokémon 25th Celebration Hoodie is exactly what you need. The hoodie comes printed with an “electrified” Converse logo and Pokémon graphics. The back of the hoodie has “tour stops” from the Pokémon universe. Other apparel options include a sherpa-lined Jigglypuff crewneck, Pokémon Team and Pikachu tees, a backpack, and more.
The Pokémon x Converse 25th Anniversary Collection will be available on December 10, 2021. You’ll be able to purchase these sneakers and the entire collection from Converse.com, as well as select retailers. The prices are unknown. For more Converse releases and updates on all your favorite shoes, check out our Sneaker Release Dates page.
Pokémon x Converse 25th Anniversary Collection