Whether you collected the cards or watched the anime, Pokémon has played a massive role in all of our lives in some way, shape, or form. As it celebrates its 25th birthday this year, the Satoshi Tajiri-created franchise has teamed up with PUMA for a full sneaker collection. Featuring Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and of course, Pikachu, the Pokémon x PUMA collaboration is a must-own, especially for hardcore fans of Pocket Monsters.
Inspired by the three starter Pokémon that you can acquire as well as Ash Ketchum's Pikachu, the collection takes on five of PUMA's most iconic silhouettes. Bulbasaur's Rider FV is painted in an all-green color scheme as a nod to his Grass type and features a leafy symbol around the back. Charmander takes on the Slipstream Lo 1987 basketball shoes in a fiery orange color scheme, while Squirtle's Suedes cool things down this an all-blue palette.
Pikachu, being the cultural icon that he is, gets two models including the Rider FV and the RS-X. Decorated with an electrifying array of lightning bolts and thunderstorm graphics, these are the perfect sneakers to pay homage to the cute, mouse-like creature. Each pair features their respective Pokémon on the tongue, insoles, and hangtags, and they also come with an extra set of laces straight out of the box so you can customize your pair to your heart's content.
The Pokémon x PUMA collection will release on November 12th just before the launch of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on the Nintendo Switch. Let us know which colorway you'll be catching, and if you take a L make sure you keep it locked at Ox Street's dedicated PUMA page so you can capture them with your Pokéball within the coming weeks.