As one of gaming’s leading franchises, it’s no surprise that Pokémon has enjoyed some eye-catching crossover collaborations over the years – and now we’ve got another.
To mark the 25th anniversary of its Baby-G watch range, Casio has created a limited edition watch which focuses on the 25th Pokémon in the Pokédex, Pikachu. It’s a woman’s watch, but we dare say a great many male Pokémon fans will find this hard to resist (and hard to fit on their wrists, to boot).
The watch – model BGD-560PKC-1, in case you were wondering – “incorporates the style of the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green video games released in Japan in 1996 in a fun and ingenious way”, with a sprite-based Pikachu appearing when watch’s backlight is turned on. On the back of the case, you’ll find Pikachu’s silhouette, and to cap it all off, the watch comes in a special Pokéball tin.
Outside of the branding, the watch offers the usual Baby-G benefits, such as 200-meter water resistance, shock resistance, a world time mode, stopwatch and alarm functions. It’s a strictly limited edition affair and costs £99.90 direct from Casio. Let us know if you’ll be buying one (either for yourself or a close relation) by posting a comment below.