The final prize has reached the Pokémon Centers in Japan. Bright versions (alternate colors) of the Suicune, Entei and Raikou plush dolls. These three Legendary Beast Pokémon plushies are absolutely gorgeous. They are different colored versions of the original Pokedolls. Suicune has a light blue main color instead of purple, Entei is brown instead of red, and Raikou is orange with a yellow mane instead of yellow with a purple mane. They have a different colored shiny label and they are absolutely gorgeous.
Now the bad news. These three beautiful plush toys are not for sale. They are the 2010 Pokémon Center lottery jackpot. There are 400 colored marbles found in a bingo style machine. When you spend 2,500 yen (about $ 30) at the Pokémon Center between now and mid-July, you will get a chance to win them. The top prize is a set of the 3 Legendary Beast Pokémon pokedolls.
The lottery consists of 4 marbles of different colors. White, yellow, red and blue Red is the jackpot for the set of 3 pokedolls and there is only 1 red marble out of 400. Therefore, your odds of winning are 1 in 400. The blue marble is second place and you win. Lets win choose 1 of the 3 Pokedolls. I’m not sure how many, but I think less than 5 out of 400. The third prize is the yellow marble and it gives you a set of shiny legendary beast charms (alternate colors). I’m not sure how many of these are in the group, but I think less than 10. The last place prize is the white marble and it gives you a shiny sticker of a legendary beast. The colors of the marbles vary from Pokémon Center to Pokémon Center, but the prizes are the same.
I’ve heard reports that only 250 of the Suicune, Entei, and Raikou plushies were made. This would seem to be in line with the amounts that have been coming out. Personally, I spent $ 2000 and had over 80 lottery attempts and got 80 stickers. No stuffed animals, no charms, nothing but stickers. It is very frustrating trying to win these beautiful prizes.
I’ve only seen a couple of stuffed animals go on sale. Expect to pay nearly $ 500 for the set of 3, and the price is likely to continue to rise as they become increasingly difficult to find. Considering the demand for these, you will have to be very lucky to get your hands on a set of them.