The Pokemon Company has recently partnered up once again with renowned Tokyo treat, Tokyo Banana, to release “Eevee Tokyo Banana!” This is the second Pokemon to ever be featured on the tasty cake-like snack.
With its first wave of releases on January 2nd at Japanese 7-Elevens, it’s currently available in several prefectures. However, if you live in Japan or have a friend or shipping service to hook you up, you’re going to need to be quick — quantities are limited and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
The Eevee Tokyo Banana is baked with a cute Eevee pattern and has a caramel macchiato-flavored sponge with a happy “fluffy” theme, and a custard banana cream center.
Eevee Designs: Expectation & Reality
The cakes come packaged in pairs, with two randomly-selected designs from among 6 Eevee patterns.
The design concepts are Inquisitive Eevee, Smiling Eevee, Suprised Eevee, Winking Eevee, Sad Eevee, and Hello Eevee. All of them are irresistibly cute, which makes them hard to eat!
The most notable and rare design is the “Love Tail” with its heart pattern. The female Eevee in-game has this special pattern on her tail. If you get one of these in your Tokyo Banana package, it’s said you’ll have good luck!
Each individual “Eevee Tokyo Banana” is packaged in a Pokeball wrapper with your random Eevee peeking through. In typical Japanese style, there’s even a tray inside the wrapper to help Eevee keep its shape. Japan is always great about the presentation of its food, even snack food!
You can pick these guys up in packs of 2 for 291 yen, but if you’re a fantatic you can buy a cute box with 4 packs (that’s 8 cakes), too!
In addition to 7-Elevens in Japan, they’re are sold at Pokemon Centers and a special stand at Tokyo Station. Here’s what the Pikachu display looked like when it was released last year:
Where & When To Get Them
Just like Pikachu, the Eevee Tokyo Banana is being released on different days for different parts of the country. They only just came out here in Tochigi!
January 2, 2021 Release
Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama
January 16, 2021 Release
Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Akita, Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Niigata, Fuji, Ishikawa, Fukui
January 23, 2021 Release
Yamanashi, Nagano, Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu, Mie, Okayama, Hiroshima, Tottori, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Kochi
January 30, 2021
Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Shiga, Nara, Wakayama, Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Oita, Kumamoyo, Miyazaki, Kagoshima
So I bought some and got the Hello, Smiling, and Winking designs.
I am no stranger to the banana cream flavor of Tokyo Banana, but this was quite something. First you get that hit of caramel macchiato and think that’s all you’re going to get, but wait a few seconds and the banana flavor in the cream comes through.
They have a unique flavor combination that somehow goes together really well!
Again, these are only available in Japan, but if you do get the chance to cop some I highly recommend it!
The Pokemon Tokyo Banana Lineup
You may remember, but we actually did a video when the Pikachu Tokyo Banana was released, because we were so excited —
We don’t know for sure, but we’re really hoping that we get more Pokemon, and flavors, in the lineup soon. Gotta try ’em all, right?
Personally, I want Togepi. What Pokemon & flavor combinations do you guys want to see? Let us know in the comments, we’re really curious!
Though you can’t get Tokyo Banana at HLJ, you can get some pretty cool Pokemon goods for your collection, like figures or miniatures. Be sure to check us out!