Since starting out with "Pokemon Red and Green" in 1996, the Pokemon video game series has had nine full-fledged sequels, and the structure of Japanese TV broadcasts means the Pokemon anime has also gone through several name changes and completed story arcs since its 1997 beginning. So it was, really, inevitable that we’d see a sequel to the Pokemon/Yoshinoya tie-up.
The Pokemori (mori being a Japanese word meaning “a serving of food”) is a Yoshinoya beef or curry rice bowl served not in the chain’s usual bowls, but in special vessels that look like Poke Balls, each of which has one of seven Pocket Monster species waiting at the bottom of the bowl underneath the rice.
In the Pokemori Set you also get one of seven figures, with the possibilities being Eelektross, Rhydon, Donphan, Numel, Honchkrow, Rhyperior, and Hippowdon. That might seem like a random grouping, but it’s because the Japanese-version names of all seven (Shibirudon, Saidon, Donfan, Donkarasu, Dosaidon, and Kabarudon) all contain “don,” which sounds just like don, the Japanese word for “bowl.”
▼ The Pokemori Set also gets you a Pikachu mixed fruits juice box.
The Pokemori Set with a beef bowl is priced at 498 yen, while the kids-size beef bowl and kids’ curry rice sets are 448 yen. If you’re looking to cut down the bill, there are also 328-yen non-set Pokemori that don’t include the juice or figure, though you’ll have to decide if saving 120 yen is worth the risk of earning your child’s resentment.
There’s also a take-out Pokemori Set. The paper bowls for these are less fancy, but on the plus side they’re yours to keep, since eat-in customers have to give their bowls back when they’re done. However, if you’d like to own your own ceramic Pokemori bowl, there is a way, or two ways, actually. The first is to follow Yoshnoya’s official Twitter account and retweet the tweet below, which enters you into a drawing to receive one of 30 Pokemori bowls.
The other way is to follow Yoshinoya, purchase any Pokemori item, and then direct message the Yoshinoya account with a photo of your receipt. 1,000 people who do will win one Pokemori bowl, and 100 extra lucky entrants will get a complete set of all seven designs.
The Pokemori Round 2 promotion runs until Aug 23.
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