Secretlab's Pokémon Collection recruits Pikachu and Charizard for maximum nostalgia
Be still, my Thundershocked heart.
What you need to know
- Secretlab's latest high-profile collaboration is with Pokémon.
- The Pokémon collection stars two new gaming chair designs featuring Charizard and Pikachu.
- The collection is launching first in Japan, but you can register interest for its debut elsewhere now.
Secretlab is no stranger to collabrations with popular gaming and pop culture franchises, but its latest may just take the cake. Or should I say poffin? Just in time for the 25th anniversary of Pokémon, Secretlab has teamed up with the long-running cultural behemoth to launch the Secretlab Pokémon Collection (opens in new tab), adding some Kanto-inspired flavor to some of the best gaming chairs out there.
Based on Secretlab's latest TITAN Evo 2022 chair, the new collection recruits Pokémon's two most well-known masctos: Pikachu and Charizard. Aside from the characters stitched into the chairs, the two designs ooze Pokémon flavor, from the Pokéballs and Pokédex numbers sewn into the shoulders to the type symbols on the back. If you look closely, Pikachu and Charizard's evolution line even feature as monochrome accents around the edge of each chair.
The Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 is the company's latest design, available in small, regular, and XL sizes. An evolution of the Secretlab 2020 Series, the latest iteration makes several changes while keeping what worked well with its predecessor. That includes extreme adjustability, from the 4D armwrests to lumbar support, a comfortable and sturdy base, and durable build.
New with the 2022 series is an embrace of magnetic accessories, letting you quickly swap the armrests out between a couple of different styles. The head pillow also attaches to the headrest by way of magnets, so there's no need to worry about a strap coming loose. The base of the chair has also been refined with a more subtle curve on the sides, leaving more room to spread out.
This is just the latest in high-profile collaborations for Secretlab. So far, we've seen everything from World of Warcraft to Minecraft, Harry Potter, and The Witcher get the gaming chair treatment. Given how well the company's chairs have been reviewed at Windows Central, you can expect quality with the Pokémon collab.
As for when you can get your hands on one, it might be a while. Secretlab says the collection will "launch first in Japan" in limited quantities in small and regular sizes. However, for those of us outside of Japan, you can currently sign up to be notified (opens in new tab) when and if the chairs are available elsewhere.
As for me, I'm sensing a return to Kanto is in my near future.
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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl.