Uniqlo brings Pokemon T-shirts to the Philippines

Imagine the Pokemon universe in the year 3020. It’s mind-blowing to leap forward 1,000 years from now, but American artist Daniel Arsham was able to bring this future to fruition in collaboration with Uniqlo. The brand’s new line of Pokemon T-shirts depicts crystallized versions of popular Pokemon characters, courtesy of Arsham.

After a long wait, Filipino Pokemon trainers can finally get their hands on the shirts as Uniqlo Philippines has launched the collection in local stores.  

Uniqlo Philippines x Pokemon
Image credit: Uniqlo Philippines 

Pokémon characters as sculptures 1,000 years from now

The t-shirts are inspired by Arsham’s sculptural collection of Pokemon titled Relics of Kanto Through Time. The collection features the characters decaying and fossilizing, and these relics were translated onto the Uniqlo shirts as sketches. 

crystallized Pikachu
Image credit: @danielarsham  

T-shirts for men, women, and children

Uniqlo Cystallized Pikachu black for men
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For men, there are five designs to choose from. The Pikachu version is printed onto a plain black tee. Unlike other tees in the collection, this one features Pikachu as a sculpture, not a sketch. It’s available in four sizes – small, medium, large, and extra large. Each tee is priced at P790 (~USD15.86).

Uniqlo Pokemon logo whire
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There’s also a version emblazoned with a sketch of a crystallized Pokemon logo. The t-shirt is available in white, with sizes ranging from small to extra large.

Uniqlo x Pokemon Jigglypuff
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Women can choose from two designs Pikachu and Jigglypuff. Sizes range from small to extra large and also cost P790 (~USD15.86) each. 

Uniqlo x Pokemon Mewtwo
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There are three designs available for kids. Besides the Pokemon logo and Pikachu, kids can also have a sketch of Mewtwo’s crystallized form printed on their shirts. Sizes range from 110 cm to 150 cm. Each t-shirt goes for P390 (~USD7.82).

Shop the Uniqlo x Pokemon collection

For Filipinos who have followed Ash and Pikachu’s adventure, these shirts from Uniqlo are an interesting take on familiar characters in a futuristic setting. 

The shirts are now available in all Uniqlo Philippines stores. As most of us are still under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ), contact a store near you to confirm their opening hours before heading out in search of your trainer shirts. 

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Cover image adapted from: Uniqlo Philippines

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