With the current resurgence of Pokémania due to the Pokémon GO craze that started back in 2016, popular streetwear imprint 10.Deep found a special way to celebrate the upcoming international “Pokémon Day” (February 27) by dropping an official collaboration featuring some of our favorite characters from the anime series. Yes, Pikachu included.
Aside from our favorite pint-size yellow rodent, the capsule collection also features Team Rocket — that’s Jessie, James and infamously chatty-patty Pokémon Meowth for those of you out of the Pokéloop — featured in silhouette form and via a red-based graphic print. Meowth in particular gets his own bejeweled hoodie (seen above), meanwhile “Pika Pika” pops up on two shirts and the back of a hoodie as well. For those that remember the classic Team Rocket slogan, there’s also a standout shirt that has “Surrender now or prepare to fight!” etched on the back to give you all the nostalgic feels. Here’s a quick recap of their debut intro to the series in case you forgot:
While Pokémon cards won’t be included, although that would be a pretty sick add-on, each piece is cool enough to make you look less like a manchild that refuses to grow up and more like a diehard fan of a series that will never truly go out of style. In the words of Meowth, “That’s right!”
The 10.Deep x Pokémon capsule collection drops online and via the brand’s NYC pop-up (62 Kenmare Street) starting February 27 aka Pokémon Day. See the full lookbook below: