Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Pokemon Donuts: Review-Pokehead or Pokebat?

Image: Lowell Bell

To commemorate the release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the Pokemon Company had a great idea. Partnership with Japanese company Donut And we will release a lineup of fried bread inspired by our favorite 4th generation Pokemon all over Japan. I don’t like donuts, so I can’t think of a better way to announce the release of a video game. Seriously – other franchises should ride on it. Metroid Dread EMMI Donuts? Shin Megami Tensei V’s Jack Frost Donut? Yes, please.

We deviate. To find out what these Pokemon donuts are, we marched to a local Mister Donut and purchased all five varieties with two types.Initially furimuki Donuts are roughly paraphrased in Japanese as “over the shoulder.” Since “over-the-shoulder donuts” is a bite, we will call them Pokebat donuts from now on.

The second type of donut, prioritizing the bodyless heads of Pikachu and Eevee, has abolished the traditional ring shape and is simply called “Pikachu and Eevee donuts” in Japanese. This is not interesting, so we call it Pokehead.

Only filthy captions could be considered for this, so it's best to keep them to yourself.
Only filthy captions could be considered for this, so it’s best to keep them to yourself. (Image: Lowell Bell)

Piplup, Pikachu and Eevee all received Pokebat treatment. As you can see from the picture above, Donut has cleverly designed it to match the back of each Pokemon, looking back at potential consumers (or malicious in the case of Eevee).

There were two types of piplup donuts, Glaceon and Pachirisu, but they tasted the same. This raises a confusing question as to whether all blue Pokemon taste the same, but maybe it’s a question that should be left unanswered.

I went only to Piplup, which is the mascot of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in Japan. I had already had to eat 5 donuts.

Pokebat Donut # 1-Piplup

Piplup donuts are donuts stuffed with simple whipped cream and sprinkled with sweet blue powder of suspected icing origin. Donut’s staff refused to answer whether the blue-colored Pokemon harmed the powdered sugar, claiming it had dyed the powdered sugar, but when we ate the first bite, we were skeptical. I kept holding it.

Immediately, the inner circle of whipped cream overwhelmed the flavor profile of the dough, blue powder and icing, making this donut quite monotonous. But who doesn’t like whipped cream?

Verdict: 7.8 / 10 (but too much cream)

Unpackaged donuts
Image: Lowell Bell

Pokebat Donut # 2-Eevee

The back of Eevee is a flavored melody mashed up together. Coconut-coated caramel icing is on top of the donut, sandwiched between the top and bottom halves is the inner and outer rings of chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

At first, I was overwhelmed by a bite of Eevee donuts, but in the second attempt, after mental preparation, the delicious varieties in it became apparent. Especially the bitter chocolate sauce and caramel icing went well together. It’s as if many flavors have come together in honor of how Eevee holds a myriad of possible evolutions.

Eevee cross section
Image: Lowell Bell

Verdict: 9/10

Pokebat Donut # 3-Pikachu

Despite being the world’s largest media franchise mascot, Pikachu behindFilled with both whipped cream and custard cream, you will be disappointed at some level.

Best of all, a few drops of chocolate yellow icing is primarily a tasteless waxy substance. Like Eevee donuts, whipped cream and custard cream weren’t as stimulating as they tasted very similar, but they have two filling rings inside.

Overall, it wasn’t terrible and was certainly edible, but the Pokemon poster child is still lacking in the form of Pokebat donuts.

Verdict: 6/10

Pokehead Donuts # 4 and # 5-Pikachu and Eevee

Pokemon head
Image: Lowell Bell

The heads of Pikachu and Eevee are functionally the same except for their appearance. Both donuts used milk chocolate in their eyes, but Pikachu has chocolate candies with rosy cheeks that resemble M & M, and Eevee’s ears are accented with dark chocolate.

Both donuts were covered with their almost tasteless waxy icing. This is a disappointment after the delicious caramel of other Eevee donuts. And both were filled with whipped cream, which could be mistaken for these two donuts for cream puffs. In fact, these two sweets didn’t look much like donuts. Perhaps it should have been sold by Mr. Creampuff instead.

Considering that the Pokehead donuts were sold at a premium of 250 yen compared to the 180 yen Pokebat, it’s quite a disappointment. Anyway, they were both adorable and delicious enough about what they were, except for the lack of icing and filling of both Mon’s ears.

Verdict: 7/10


Some highs, some lows, some creamy middles. Please let us know how to spell the word “doughnut” and the sweets that you think are suitable for a particular Pokemon.