As with their past collaborations, each skateboard deck from this series features a built-in textured surface, with natural wood accents complementing backgrounds matching each Pokémon’s type. Each skateboard deck also ships with a decorative numbered card, along with two wall mounts for ease of display.
Bear Walker said:“I loved the Johto region as a child for how it expanded the Pokémon world on from the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue games and introduced so many fun and interesting Pokémon As Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver were so important to me, I wanted to do something fresh and exciting for this collection. We have completely reworked the entire board, right down to the shape and handles, while still having the focus of the design being on the Pokémon themselves to let them shine.”
The Pokémon Company International and Bear Walker launched their first collaboration back in February 2020, with Series 1 featuring iconic first generation Pokémon including Charizard, Gengar, Gyarados, Mewtwo, and Pikachu. As of writing, the latest series has only been announced for Pokémon Center UK, and it's not clear when or if these 2023 models will ever make it to North America. The previous series, with skateboard decks featuring Pichu, Pikachu, and Raichu, was also released exclusively at Pokémon Center UK in March this year. While the UK store does not appear to have any skateboards from series before 2023 remaining in stock, the US and Canadian Pokémon Center stores do have a wide range of past models still available for purchase.
About Bear Walker
Bear Walker Industries, LLC designs and crafts premium skateboards using patent-pending techniques to combine pop culture with skate culture in the form of functional artwork. Founded in 2016, Bear Walker boards have eliminated the need for grip tape and continue use the latest in technology to push the boundaries of what a skateboard can be. Visit bearwalker.com to meet the team and browse their collection of boards and accessories.