Pokémon 151

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POKéMON 151
ホーンテッドナイト ゴシック
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Generation Generation IV
Release date June 26, 2008 (Japan)
November 9, 2016 (United States)
Region Japan, United States

POKéMON 151 is an adult-oriented Pokémon clothing line of T-shirts, featuring stylized graphic designs of Generation I and Generation II Pokémon by the Japanese design studio POLYGRAPH. It takes its name from the 151 Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

The line was first released in Japan on June 26, 2008 through the Pokémon Center and the line's official website. The line was released in the United States on November 9, 2016 exclusively through the U.S. Pokémon Center Online.

The line consists of ten graphic T-shirt designs featuring Kakuna, Graveler, Hypno, Cubone, Tangela, Articuno, Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, and Ho-Oh. In Japan, each shirt can be found in two variants, with either a red or green neck tag. In the United States, each shirt instead has a small "151" tag on the left sleeve hem. In Japan, they are available in sizes small, medium, large, and extra-large, and are priced at ¥4,530. In the United States, they are also available in 2x-large and 3x-large, and are priced at $49.95.

The line was initially designed to appeal to older or previous Pokémon fans who prefer or are nostalgic about the first generation of Pokémon. It is a tribute to the first two games released in Japan on February 27, 1996, which was shown by "19960227" in the URLs of the official site. The line added second generation Pokémon in September 2009.

Releases

The first four designs—the Hypno and Cubone designs on gray shirts, the Articuno design on a navy blue shirt, and the Mewtwo design on a white shirt—were released on June 26, 2008 through Pokémon Center retail stores and the line's official website and online shop. The Kakuna design on a black shirt was released two months later on August 8. On November 21, it was announced that the website and online shop would close later that year on December 31.

On March 18, 2009, the next three designs—the Graveler design on a gray shirt, the Tangela design on a navy blue shirt, and the Mew design on a pink and a black shirt—were released, and the Mewtwo design saw a second release on a gray shirt.

On September 12, 2009, coinciding with the launch of HeartGold and SoulSilver the following day, the Lugia design on a navy blue T-shirt and the Ho-Oh design on a black T-shirt were released. This released marked the inclusion of Pokémon not a part of the first 151 introduced.

On November 9, 2016, all of the designs except for the Hypno one were released in the United States exclusively through the U.S. Pokémon Center Online. Each design was released on a single shirt color, with only the white Mewtwo shirt and Black Mew shirt being released. In addition, the Tangela, Articuno, and Lugia designs were released on black shirts instead of navy blue ones.

Designs

Each design has a stylized representation of the Pokémon it features and its Pokédex number. Four of the designs also include one of the featured Pokémon's Pokédex entries. Half of the designs incorporate the featured Pokémon's Japanese name. All of the designs except for the Graveler, Hypno, and Mew ones have the "POKéMON 151" logo along the bottom of the back of the shirt.

Kakuna

The Kakuna design features a Kakuna framed by greenery, with its Pokédex number above, and the Japanese word sanagi (meaning pupa or chrysalis, and likely a reference to it being the Pupa Pokémon in Japanese) and its Diamond and Pearl Pokédex entry below. The Pokédex entry reads, "While awaiting evolution, it hides from predators under leaves and in nooks of branches."

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Graveler

The Graveler design features roads signs depicting a rolling Graveler, its Pokédex number, and its Red and Blue Pokédex entry. Graveler's Japanese name, its Pokédex number again, and its Pokémon LeafGreen Pokédex entry appear near the top. The Pokédex entry on the sign reads, "Rolls down slopes to move. It rolls over any obstacle without slowing or changing its direction." The Pokédex entry near the top reads, "Be careful while hiking on mountain trails. Golone may come rolling down the path without slowing."

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Hypno

The Hypno design features Hypno's Japanese name and its Pokédex number near the top, with its pendulum depicting the round shape in the "9". Starting along the bottom of the shirt and wrapping around the side to the back are silhouettes of a Hypno leading two, presumably hypnotized, children by the hand. This design was likely inspired by Hypno's Pokémon FireRed Pokédex entry, which reads, "It carries a pendulum-like device. There once was an incident in which it took away a child it hypnotized."

This is the only design not released in the United States.

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Cubone

The Cubone design features a Cubone-worn skull in a skull and crossbones design, with its Pokédex number on the top of the skull, and the Japanese word kodoku (meaning loneliness or solitude, and likely a reference to it being the Lonely Pokémon) in a speech scroll that wraps around the bones.

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Tangela

The Tangela design features a Tangela holding green numbers that make up its Pokédex number. The back of the shirt depicts one of its vines grabbing the first "1" in "POKéMON 151".

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Articuno

The Articuno design features an Articuno in a heraldic style. The shield across its front includes its Japanese name, its Pokédex number, and snowflakes (likely a reference to it being the Freeze Pokémon).

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Mewtwo

The Mewtwo design features two crowned Mewtwo as supporters in a coat of arms. The shield includes a DNA strand (likely a reference to it being the Genetic Pokémon) and its Pokédex number. Above the shield, the crest is depicted as a Poké Ball-topped crown; below, Mewtwo's name is depicted as the motto in a banderole.

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Mew

The Mew design features thin stripes forming a Mew silhouette. Mew's Pokédex number, its name, and half of its Pokémon Emerald Pokédex entry appear near the bottom. The Pokédex entry portion reads, "A Mew is said to possess the genes of all Pokémon." Mew's name and Pokédex entry are crossed out, giving the "151" dual meaning as Mew's Pokédex number and as the name of the clothing line.

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Lugia

The Lugia design features a Lugia with a large crown floating above it and its wings wrapped around a shield that includes waves (likely a reference to it being the Diving Pokémon) and its Pokédex number. Bubbles stream from its mouth, giving it the impression of being underwater.

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Ho-Oh

The Ho-Oh design features a Ho-Oh whose feather color patterns are broken up by feathers of different colors (likely a reference to it being the Rainbow Pokémon). Its wings arc behind itself, encircling its Pokédex number and its Pokémon Gold Pokédex entry, which reads, "Legends claim this Pokémon flies the world's skies continuously on its magnificent seven-colored wings."

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