Metal charms are popular everywhere. America, Japan, Europe, Australia, everywhere! But what happens when you make Pokemon charms? Madness that's what! For the release of the remakes of Pokemon Gold & Silver, the Pokemon Center released the promo HeartGold & SoulSilver Johto Dex Charms.
They were hugely popular, with people fighting each other to get to them when they first came out! Charm fever had begun. So what makes them so special? Well, they are in fact, super addictive to collect. The nifty black packaging, and the shiny plastic make you want to pick them up, and then the charms themselves are beautifully made. Every Pokemon obtainable in the HeartGold & SoulSilver Johto dex got the honor of getting a charm. The more popular Pokemon got snatched up very quickly. The Eeveelutions were sold in a big set, containing all of them but Leafeon and Glaceon. That set today is worth a pretty penny. The Johto and Kanto starters themselves also sold out very quickly.
Each charm has a hook to clip onto things such as backpacks, key rings, bracelets, cases, pants, cell phones, etc. On the back of each charm is the number of where it is found in the Pokedex out of 256. These charms are very fun to look at, and even more fun to collect. Pokemon with evolutions are sold together, while Pokemon who cannot evolve are sold alone. Single charms are the cheapest, followed by double sets, triple sets, and special sets containing more than 3 charms being the most expensive. Though they have stopped production for them, you can still find them about, and I definitely recommend picking a set up! They are one of, if not my favorite promotion the Pokemon Center has done, and I hope they do it again in the future.
If you are looking for more recent charms, the center just released 5 generation dream world charms.