Pokémon train pass released in Japan

JR East teams up with Nintendo to offer the Pokémon Suica card
Report error
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2006

551Sandile Dream.png
This local article reports on an event in a specific geographical location. It may not be relevant for all readers.

Japanese train company JR East has teamed up with Nintendo to offer the Pokémon Suica card. Standing for Super Urban Intelligent Card, Suica is a RFID e-money train pass. Commuters press Suica cards on the ticket wicket reader, and the train fare is charged to their accounts.

The Suica Pass.

To encourage children to use the cards in lieu of traditional magnetic train passes, a special Pokémon Suica card will be offered. The card can also be used for products at the Pokémon Center in Yokohama and to reach the JR Pokemon Stamp Rally.

The original Pokémon design Suica card will be unveiled this July.