You can now eat Pokeballs in Japan to celebrate the release of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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Pokeballs can be delicious in Japan

Today marks the release of the highly anticipated Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and Japan is celebrating as Japan does.

One thing that’s very common in the Rising Sun Archipelago is food brand collaborations, and this launch is no exception.

Hugely popular convenience store chain 7-eleven has just launched a new introduction of Poke Ball Onigiri, including the classic Poke Ball, the Great Ball, and the Ultra Ball (referred to in Japan as the Monster Ball, Super Ball, and Hyper ball known).

If you’re unfamiliar with onigiri, they are basically pressed rice balls, often wrapped in nori (dried seaweed) and flavored with toppings or sauce. They are very popular and are considered a cheap and filling snack.

The special ones dedicated to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sound pretty tasty. The Poke Ball has pork sausage, garlic flavor and mayonnaise and costs about 172 yen including tax (US$1.23 at the current exchange rate), the Great Ball includes an omelette, chicken and ketchup (priced at 162 yen or US$1.16). Ultra Ball comes with pork, boiled egg, and soy sauce and costs 151 yen (about $1.08).

Interestingly, this is actually related to a campaign that allows you to earn points in the 7-Eleven app and use them to get codes for Poke Balls, Great Balls, Ultra Balls and even a Premier Ball in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

This is certainly not the first collaboration between 7-Eleven and Nintendo. For example, we just had one dedicated to Splatoon, which you covered a few months ago.

Below is a video showing the articles courtesy of YouTube user Japan On.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are currently exclusive to Nintendo Switch.

https://twinfinite.net/2022/11/pokemon-scarlet-violet-poke-ball-onigiri-japan/ You can now eat Pokeballs in Japan to celebrate the release of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Isaiah Colbert

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