Pokemon is an entertainment franchise that is adored and popular all over the world. The franchise has crossed generational and global borders, so much so that one player unexpectedly helped name his nephew Zacian, after the legendary sword-wielding Pokemon in Sword and Shield. Therefore, it is not shocking to find a Pokemon-themed announcement in almost every aspect of a gamer’s life, whether it be in fashion, food, and technology.
Fans of the Pokemon franchise have an interesting partnership to look forward to this Christmas season as The Pokemon Company has announced a collaboration with famous eyewear fashion brand, JINS Eyewear. Working together to create and design eyeglasses and accessories inspired by Pokemon, hopeful fans can select their favorite starters and legendaries to wear on their faces.
Beginning today, up to 50 various frame models are ready for purchase at the JINS website. The team behind the JINS Pokemon Model line provided fans these many choices to reflect how the fans are able to select their first Pokemon at the start of each mainline game.
Available now! Wild Pokémon appeared at JINS! https://t.co/cwNQAvMnWt Pokémon, beloved by fans all over the world, will become the "JINS Pokémon Model" glasses that children and adults will want to wear, and will be on sale at JINS online store* from 12/21. *Stores coming soon pic.twitter.com/7YRtcC4COL
— JINS (@jinseyewear) December 21, 2020
All currently available glasses are divided into four unique models – Kids Model, Johto Region Model, Kanto Region Model, and the Flagship Model. Each of these models will come in its own unique set of accessories including decorative stickers, cleaning cloth, and eyeglass case. Some of these designs are remodels of existing JINS frames but give a unique design or shape that focuses on a Pokemon’s famous character trait.
The Flagship Model features a few of the most famous Pokemon in the franchise such as Mew, Snorlax, Eevee, and Pikachu. Costing $140, each frame comes with a brown leather case and a cleaning cloth embossed with Poke Ball designs.
For enthusiastic Gen 1 fans, the Kanto Region Model has the designs of Squirtle, Charmander, and Bulbasaur in one arm of the frame and Pikachu in the other. They will come in a grey case and the cleaning cloth is designed with all the 151 Pokemon from the first region.
The Johto Region Model boasts of Gen 2 starter Pokemon: Totodile, Cyndaquil, Chikorita with legendaries Ho-Oh and Lugia. The white frame case and silver/gold cleaning cloth were outlined to pay respect to the mainline games, Pokemon Gold and Silver.
Meanwhile, the Kids Model has more Pokeball-themed features that tie in with the shadows of Mew, Eevee, and Pikachu. Accessories include a Pokeball frame case with a Rotom cleaning cloth. Frames from both the Johto and Kanto region costs $120 while glasses from the Kids Model are at $100.