Didn't Get a Sprint Pokemon Badge? Show Off With This Trainer Merch Instead!

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All across America, select Sprint stores have been offering level badges to Pokemon Go players. Ranging from Level 10 to Level 40, these badges are a promotional way for trainers to show off their skills and flaunt how much progress they've made in the game. 

But unfortunately, a lot of Sprint stores either aren't participating in the promotion, or have completely run out of badges already. If this is true for the Sprint store(s) in your area, don't fret! You might not get a level badge, but there are plenty of other ways you can show off your Pokemon prowess. 

In the following slides, we've collected some of the coolest Pokemon merchandise you can pick up in lieu of a Sprint badge. Check it out!

Bulbasaur Backpack 

Price: $45.00 (plus S+H)

One piece of Pokemon merch you can get is this Bulbasaur bulb backpack from Etsy. The backpack is made to order, and you can pick one of nine materials for the inside of the bag.

If you chose Bulbasaur as your companion in the original Red and Blue games, or if you're just a big fan of Grass Pokemon, this is an excellent way to show off your fandom.

Get this backpack on Etsy.

Alola Shirt 

Price: $29.50

If you know where to look, you can find many Pokemon-themed shirts both online and in stores. And Redbubble is one awesome site to visit if you're looking for shirts like the one above. This specific shirt features the Pokemon Solgaleo, Lunala, Rowlett, Litten, and Popplio -- iconic Alolan Pokemon from the recent Sun and Moon games. 

But if this shirt isn't quite your style, Redbubble has hundreds upon hundreds of other awesome Pokemon shirts -- so do some browsing until you find the one that's perfect for you! 

Get this shirt on Redbubble.

Starters Hoodie

Price: $45.00

If shirts aren't your thing, why not try a hoodie? This Pokemon hoodie comes from the website TeeFury, which boasts a large array of t-shirts and hoodies you can look through. For this hoodie in particular, you can choose one of four colors and pick whether you want the design on the front or the back. 

Get this hoodie on TeeFury.

Team Skull Grunt Pikachu Plush 

Price: $19.99

There are many places you can purchase Pokemon plushies -- including the official online Pokemon Center store. This site is where most exclusive Pokemon plushies are sold. And if you like Pikachu, you'll find plenty of soft plush toys to your liking. 

Whether it's Pikachu dressed up as another Pokemon or a villainous grunt (like the Team Skull Grunt Plush above), there's plenty of Pikachus and other plushes for you to pick up. 

Get this plush on The Pokemon Center website.

Let's Find Pokemon Book 

Price: $16.99

If you are looking for a gift for a young child, the Let's Find Pokemon! book series is a great choice. I read these when I was young, and I loved them.

It's similar to Where's Waldo, but with Pokemon. Every page offers a new scene where children can hunt down the different Pokemon. Additionally, every book has two hidden stories you can follow as you go through the different scenes. 

Get this book on ThinkGeek.

Z-Ring Toy 

Price: $47.96

If you want merch that comes straight out of Pokemon Sun and Moon, this Z Ring is a great choice. It can connect with the Sun and Moon games, so that pressing the gem in the actual ring will activate a Z-Move in-game. 

This ring can also be used to make a costume based on the game's main characters, who adventure all over the Alola region in an effort to catch 'em all. Though you'll often find this product in brick-and-mortar stores like Toys-R-Us, they don't always come with the full set of Z Crystals. So ordering online is likely your best bet.

Find this on TOMY's official website.

Pokemon Go! Bracelet 

Price: $34.99

If you want to truly show your love for Pokemon Go specifically, consider picking up these PGO bracelets. This bracelet can connect with the app via Bluetooth, and allows you to play the game even when the app isn't active on your phone. 

When you come near a Pokemon, the button in the middle of the bracelet will glow. And when you press it, the watch will try to catch the Pokemon. You won't be able to do any spinning Pokeball tricks, but you will be able to discreetly catch 'em all without gluing your face to your phone. 

Get this bracelet on Amazon.

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Did you get one of the exclusive trainer badges from the Sprint promotion? Or would you rather show off your love for the franchise with pieces of Pokemon merchandise like the one's we've collected in this list? Got any other suggestions for products that weren't included in this list? Let us know down in the comments!

Published Aug. 23rd 2017

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