The Most Popular Pokemon Shops 2022
Pokemon is one of the most popular Japanese games and anime worldwide throughout the years. Up to now, the popularity of Pokemon still shows no sign of abating. Anime series and Pokemon games are still very popular and new releases are constantly being made. Because of that popularity, more and more Pokemon themed shopping and attractions are opening, especially in Japan. Pokemon Center and Pokemon Store - the place are considered a mecca for Pokemon fans. In this article, Japan-Figure will introduce you to the 6 best Pokemon Centers and Pokemon Stores in Japan. Let's see how many places you've been to.
JAPAN - THE PARADISE OF POKEMON
Pokemon - Famous cartoon characters
Those who are fans of pokemon cartoons are sure to know the famous characters of this movie. Incoming Pokemon includes many different characters and has many unique shapes and unique powers.
Pokemon also known as a pocket monster is a trademark managed by the pokemon corporation. These characters are associated with the famous animated film of the same name in Japan for a time and are loved by many audiences throughout Japan as well as around the world.
These pokemon characters are designed with special images and new creations about the powers of this character. There are a lot of pokemon characters designed, some characters live alongside humans and some live in nature.
The attraction of Pokemon forms Pokemon Center
Since the appearance of the famous cartoon Pokemon, these characters have developed a brand new image and special features with their characters. The characters in the movie became famous in Japan and spread all over the world.
The huge appeal of the animated film has created a large wave of fans. The audience of this movie very much loves the newness of these pokemon characters and the shape of the characters as well as the powers that these characters possess.
Each character has a unique design as well as a power. The characters' shapes are cute with the typical images of Japanese cartoon design. This has brought the love of many audiences from all over the world. And to serve the needs of fans, Pokemon Center and Pokemon Store were born.
WHAT IS POKEMON CENTER - POKEMON STORE
1. Pokemon Center
The Pokemon centre is a shopping and entertainment centre built around this famous pokemon theme. This shopping and entertainment centre has a large construction area with many stalls selling famous pokemon products as well as pokemon games.
A lot of people visit and shop here, especially children. They can see famous pokemon characters in comics and cartoons in real life up close.
2. Pokemon Store
Pokemon stores are stores that sell these cute pokemon-themed products. Although they sell fewer products than pokemon centres, these stores have many unique products and many popular products here.
Pikachu characters of various sizes always attract many shoppers as well as images of these characters dressed up as station staff are also popular and chosen by many tourists.
TOP OF THE MOST POPULAR POKEMON CENTERS AND POKEMON STORES IN JAPAN
1. Pokemon Center TOKYO DX & Pokemon Cafe
Pokemon Center TOKYO DX & Pokemon Cafe opened in March 2018, on the 5th floor of Nihonbashi Takashimaya SC, one of the oldest department stores in Tokyo. The store's front entrance has a large statue of Snorlax lying on his back with Pikachu and Mew resting on his shoulders. Numerous cute character decorations are on display in Pokemon Center TOKYO DX, and some of the items are exclusive that you can only find here.
One of the highlights of Pokemon Center TOKYO DX is the Pokemon Cafe located right next door. The Pokemon-themed cafe serves a variety of food and drinks related to Pokemon characters. In particular, you can get special items such as mugs or enjoy dishes that are only sold here.
- 10:30 - 21:00 (Pokemon Center TOKYO DX)
- 10:30 - 22:00 (Pokemon Cafe)
2. Pokemon Center SHIBUYA
A brand new Pokemon Center branch has just opened in Shibuya, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Tokyo. Pokemon Center SHIBUYA is located at the popular shopping complex Shibuya Parco, the same venue as Nintendo Tokyo, the official store directly operated by Nintendo that offers video games, gaming experiences, and events. The special thing about Pokemon Center SHIBUYA is the image of a Mewtwo immersed in a test tube at the entrance, followed by the graffiti art space on the walls running along the entrance. And one more thing you can't miss when coming here is the statue of Pikachu in the centre which is treated with graffiti, creating a new and unique feeling. Come and enjoy the Pokemon world with cutting edge technology at Pokemon Center SHIBUYA!
Opening hours: 10:00 - 21:00
3. Pokemon Center MEGA TOKYO
Pokemon Center MEGA TOKYO, which opened in December 2014, is located on the 2nd floor of the Sunshine City shopping district in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The iconic characters of Pokemon Center MEGA TOKYO are Mega Charizard Y and Pikachu. It displays a wide range of Pokemon products from the very first games to the newest games on the market. A Pikachu with Charizard is a limited item here that you can't buy it anywhere else except Pokemon Center MEGA TOKYO.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 20:00
4. Pokemon Center SKYTREE TOWN
Pokemon Center SKYTREE TOWN is located in Solamachi, a shopping complex at the bottom of Japan's tallest (634 meters) Tokyo Skytree. Because of this, Rayquaza - the symbol of Pokemon Center SKYTREE TOWN - is considered extremely suitable for this Pokemon Center because, in the games, this Pokemon lives in the sky. There are more than 2,500 types of Pokemon products here, including exclusive items. The image of Pikachu next to Rayquaza (both green and black) is a great souvenir you should buy at the store.
Opening hours: 10:00 - 21:00
5. Pokemon Center TOKYO-BAY
Pokemon Center TOKYO-BAY is in Chiba Prefecture instead of Tokyo. The most notable character at this Pokemon Center is the familiar Rowlet, Litten and Popplio images from the Pokemon Sun & Moon game. Like other places, this place sells a variety of toys, video games and cute products. In addition, there is a Pokemon Trading Station right next door, which will be a favourite spot for Pokemon card collecting.
- 10:00 - 20:00 (Monday - Thursday)
- 10:00 - 21:00 (Friday - Sunday and public holidays)
6. Pokemon Store Tokyo Station
Pokemon Store Tokyo Station, located at Tokyo Character Street in Tokyo Station, is the only Pokemon store in Tokyo. Pokemon stores usually offer fewer products than Pokemon Centers. However, the items here are often the best-selling products that are very popular with customers. A large statue of Pikachu wearing a blue hat dressed as a station attendant greeting customers is the highlight here which is also an exclusive item at the Pokemon Store Tokyo Station. If you're visiting Tokyo, you'll probably stop by Tokyo Station several times, so don't miss your chance to visit the Pokemon Store here!
Opening hours: 10:00–20:30
SPECIAL EVENTS AT POKEMON CENTER AND POKEMON STORE
In addition to selling Pokemon products, the store also often organizes events such as Bingo games, Pokemon competitions as well as downloading games from Nintendo. Currently, the latest game is Pokken, one of the collaboration products between Pokemon and Tekken.
There is the Pokemon With You charity fund, which supports children who were victims of the great earthquakes in Western Japan.
Visitors love this store for its rare limited-edition items. Also, this is a Japan-only store and cannot be ordered online. The staff here are quite friendly and there are a few people who can speak English to help you with advice.
Shopping at the Pokemon Center or the official Pokemon Store is simple. However, you may have a geographical problem if you want to experience products and services here but in another country. Japan-Figure will give you a tip that can be purchased online at the official Pokemon Center site. Besides, you can also shop or pre-order at e-commerce sites that offer genuine products from Pokemon Center.
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