Pokemon is now making medical-grade masks

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The Pokémon Company partners with a local pharmaceutical brand to produce Pokémon-themed medical-grade masks in the country of Taiwan.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people live away from home. Many retail brands and entertainment areas have closed their physical locations, and video game development has slowed down quite a bit, simply because everyone is now more aware of how to stay safe and prefers to stay in their homes. To support their fans during these difficult times, The Pok√©mon Company recently released new themed medical-grade masks. Pok√©mon in Taiwan.

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The Pokémon Company is known for its marketing efforts to bring its beloved pocket monsters into the hearts and homes of its fans. In addition to producing new products to coincide with game releases periodically, it also promotes local tourism in various prefectures in Japan. In a way, The Pokémon Company seems like it strives to be visible everywhere, even if it's in something as simple as a face mask.

On the official Pokémon Taiwan website, the company announced that it has partnered with NCI Pharmatech, a local pharmaceutical brand in Taiwan, to produce Pokémon-themed face masks. This comes at a crucial time when many individuals are required to wear masks outside to protect themselves from exposure to the coronavirus. The masks are medical grade and cost NT$499 or $17 USD per box. They will be available from April 22, 2021.

Pokémon masks come in four designs, each with a different color. Pokémon found in each mask include the ever-popular Electric Pikachu, the flexible Normal Pokémon Eevee, and even others like Snorlax and Jigglypuff. Some of the mask designs also feature the starter Pokémon from the recent title, Pokémon Sword and Shield. These masks fit both adults and children, so adult fans will likely enjoy buying them and using them outdoors.

While Pokemon fans might be eager to try these masks out, they're only available in Taiwan. With the pandemic still ongoing and travel still banned in different countries, interested shoppers may have to find different ways to purchase these beautiful medical-grade face masks.

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