Samsung is now joining forces with Gamefreak for a limited Pokémon Edition Galaxy Z Flip 3. This latest collaboration pairs the powers of Pokémon and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 with a number of cute accessories and extras that you likely won’t find anywhere else. It’s effectively a standard Galaxy Z Flip 3 with a number of accessories adorned with classic protagonists of the video game and anime franchise.
Trainers across the globe will be envious of the Korea-exclusive device, which comes in a special presentation box that contains a number of Pokémon-themed accessories and extras. There is a Pokédex carry pouch along with a Pokéball pop socket, a Pikachu-tail key ring, and a customizable clear case for the Z Flip 3. The smartphone packaging even looks like a Pokéball to match the rest of the adjustments.
This case includes inserts for the three main starters from Gen 1—Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle—plus Pikachu, Snorlax, and Mew. Each case insert includes the Pokédex listing and number, which means you can switch up the Galaxy Z Flip 3 on the fly.
As for the Galaxy Z Flip 3, it comes in the standard matte black color but is pre-loaded with a number of software tweaks, including Pokémon ringtones, wallpapers, and device themes. It’s unclear if these will be made available via the Galaxy Store at a later date or not, but we are hopeful those of us in global regions will be able to get a taste of these limited extras.
Elsewhere, it’s the same old Galaxy Z Flip 3 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128 or 256GB of storage, but we’d wager the maximum will be used here as this is a limited option after all. There’s a dual 12-megapixel camera on the outside, with a 10-megapixel centrally placed punch-hole inside.
One confusing aspect of the entire limited edition is that Samsung isn’t offering a Galaxy Z Fold 3 that is themed like a Pokédex – now that certainly would be something. If you happen to live in Korea, you can sign up for pre-order notifications directly on the official Galaxy Z Flip 3 Pokémon Edition microsite.