Krispy Kreme Pokemon Donuts

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Pokémon donuts arrive at Krispy Kreme in South Korea, leaving American fans jealous

Two legendary franchises have once again combined forces.


Mike Hadge

Pop Culture

Posted on May 2, 2024   Updated on May 2, 2024, 3:47 pm CDT

Is there anything Pikachu can’t do? It was announced this week that the donut masters at Krispy Kreme are teaming up with the good creatures at Pokémon on the ultimate collab: new Pokémon donuts. 

Fans of both franchises are sure to Pokémon Go nuts for these Pokémon donuts, shaped like franchise stalwarts Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Ditto, Diglett and Psyduck.

Available now—in South Korea

For those of you scream-crying “where’s Squirtle?!”, this actually won’t be the first instance of the two properties working together. In 2021, Krispy Kreme produced a line of donuts honoring Pokémon’s 25th anniversary featuring Bulbasaur, Charmander, Pikachu, a Poké Ball, and, yes, Squirtle.

However, that initial batch only featured characters placed on donuts, rather than characters as the donuts themselves. Nor is this the first animated property Krispy Kreme has worked with, having previously collaborated with Scooby-Doo, Minions, and Rick and Morty. 

Americans react online

Ready to Pokemon Go…to your nearest Krispy Kreme (sorry, last time that pun will be used)? Well, unless you’re in South Korea, you may have to wait a bit, as that’s currently the only location where the line is currently being offered.

Obviously, this has depressed and angered many: 

That being said, it may be a worthwhile effort to reach out to Krispy Kreme and insist that we want to eat these little guys stateside.

What the Pokemon Krispy Kreme donuts actually look like

Fortunately, some lucky South Korean residents have been able to witness these delectable delights IRL: 

Just look at these things. You know you gotta catch ‘em all…in your belly!

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*First Published: May 2, 2024, 3:46 pm CDT