A Pikachu-themed Nintendo Switch controller is being released for Pokémon's 25th anniversary

Powera Pikachu 25 Years Of Pokemon Controller
Powera Pikachu 25 Years Of Pokemon Controller (Image credit: PowerA)

What you need to know

  • PowerA is releasing a Pikachu-themed Nintendo Switch wireless controller.
  • The enhanced wireless controller will feature button-mapping, 30-hour battery life and Bluetooth 5.0.
  • The controller will be available from February 21st, 2021.

The renowned gaming accessories manufacturer, PowerA, will be releasing a new enhanced wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch with a Pikachu theme. The controller is currently available for pre-order and will be released on February 21st, one week ahead of Pokémon's 25th anniversary. The sleek black design with yellow buttons and accents make this controller perfect for a new playthrough of Pokémon Sword and Shield, which is getting its own 25th anniversary content, such as a Pikachu that can sing.

PowerA's enhanced wireless controllers feature Bluetooth 5.0, mappable buttons and even some extra buttons on the back of the controller. Like the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, there are LED lights to indicate each player, and a rechargeable battery, with the PowerA controller lasting for around 30 hours.

Unfortunately, the PowerA controller does not feature rumble, nor does it have an NFC reader, which means players won't be able to scan in their amiibo during gameplay. However, it is a good budget pick for the features it boasts and is cheaper than the official Switch Pro Controller. For those who need more information to decide what to buy, check out our guide here.

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.