The ‘Pokemon’ franchise had an amazing 2016, the brand hit all-time high when ‘Pokemon Go’ released on mobile devices earlier this year, and new games from the franchise are being released this fall. The franchise has sold over 279 million Pokemon video-games since it was first created, and over 21.5 billion Pokémon Trading Cards have been sold in more than 74 countries. With all of this Pokemon buzz, two new releases are hitting stores, but they aren’t games, they are books.
‘The Pokemon Cookbook: Easy & Fun Recipes’ and the’Pokemon X Y Pocket Comics’ will be released this year, and will start shipping on December 6th.
Created by Maki Kudo, The Pokemon Cookbook: Easy & Fun Recipes offers fun and original recipes inspired by popular Pokémon characters. Santa Harukaze’s new POKÉMON X•Y POCKET COMICS release is a pocket-sized book packed with four-panel comic strips featuring favorite characters from the POKÉMON X•Y manga series along with additional Pokémon vital statistics, trivia, and fun quizzes. The cookbook will retail for $14.99, and offers dishes that look like your favorite Pokémon characters. These include everything from desserts to pizza with more than 35 fun, easy recipes. Recipes include making a Poké Ball sushi roll, Pikachu-style ramen, or “Meowth” mashed potatoes. The cookbook is available to pre-order from authorized retailers like Amazon.com.
The comics will retails for $10.99 and will feature new stories, quizzes and adventures. The Pokémon of the Kalos region are all gathered together in this hilarious collection starring Fennekin, Froakie, Chespin, and the rest of the new X•Y Pokémon, Mega-Evolved Pokémon and more.
VIZ Media is the official North American distributor for a wide variety of POKÉMON home media releases including animated series and films and also publishes a variety of POKÉMON manga graphic novel series including Pokémon Adventures, Pokémon Adventures: FireRed & LeafGreen, Pokémon Adventures: Emerald, Pokémon Adventures: Diamond & Pearl/PLATINUM, Pokémon Adventures: HeartGold & SoulSilver, Pokémon Adventures: Black & White, POKÉMON X•Y and POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE.