From October 18 to November 15, 2019 the Pokémon Center will open its doors at the Shepherd’s Bush branch of Westfield in London. The news was announced on the official Pokémon UK Twitter feed by a rather dapper Pikachu sporting a bowler hat and a Psyduck umbrella.
It’s happening, Trainers!
Pokémon Center London
Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush
Popping up for a limited time only this October. Further details will be revealed in the coming months! pic.twitter.com/pp9fTg1d9d
— Pokémon UK (@PokemonNewsUK) August 5, 2019
You can check out a mock-up of how the store will look below:
There are multiple Pokémon Center stores across Japan, but a few have cropped up overseas, including a permanent site in New York. This is the first time one has opened in the UK, but as yet no official word has been made on pricing, opening times, and in-store activities.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be released worldwide on November 15, 2019 exclusively for Nintendo Switch. A new trailer has revealed further details on the games’ new Pokémon and gym leaders, while the developers recently confirmed they haven’t recycled old 3D models to cut down production costs.
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