Andrea Hinojosa

Pokemon Center

Find all your favourite Pokemons here!

Andrea Hinojosa
Andrew C   - 2 min read

Do you want to be the best? Like no one ever was? Dive into the world of the Pokemon Center and discover all the surprises that are ahead of you.

It's a dream come true for all fans of this popular TV show and game series, and home to all kinds of items and characters from the series.

On the shelves, you can find stuffed animals of your favourite Pokemon (Pikachu obviously stands out above all others). There are also keychains, school supplies (backpacks, pens, notebooks, folders), chopsticks, and even cutlery sets for Japanese children to use with their bento boxes. They even have the same cup noodles that Pikachu ate in the show. Entertainment-wise there are a variety of toys and action figures from across the Pokemon character range, as well as cards to play with and collect. There are socks and shirts, a variety of decorative items and accessories for your electronics, such as adaptors and phone cases.

You will certainly come across many types of the main Pokemon characters–Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, plus many others. In addition, each month a new "Pokemon of the Month" is chosen, leading to additional exclusive merchandise available.

Besides the show and the games, the store also includes many video games, electronics, and accessories for these devices. Find the life-sized Pokemon sculptures and take pictures with them too!

Something that makes the store a unique experience is a raffle for visitors, who can participate in order to win big prizes. Be sure to visit on your birthday as you'll get a special crown, card, and even a Pokemon download if you've brought your handheld (at participating stores), not to mention a 5% discount coupon.

There are many venues throughout Japan, so you have no excuse not to visit a Pokemon Center. You can visit branches in many prefectures in Japan, including Tokyo's Shibuya and Ikebukuro, and Tokyo; Osaka, Sapporo, Kyoto, Tohoku, Yokohama, Nagoya, Hiroshima and Fukuoka. Be on the lookout for limited merchandise at the many locati

Come and catch 'em all!

Andrew C

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