Pokémon fans in Japan have been able to visit Pokémon Center stores for years now, and the United States used to have one of its very own (that’s now Nintendo NY) and a fresh branch just opened in Singapore. But those of us living in Europe haven’t really had the chance to experience the merchandise hotspots. Back in 2014, those visiting Paris could have visited a pop-up store, but that’s about it. Until now, that is.
As announced via the Pokémon Company’s official social media pages, a pop-up Pokémon Center is heading to the Westfield London shopping center in Shepherd’s Bush, from October 18th to November 15th.
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
More information is promised to land in the coming months, but here’s hoping Sword & Shield will be playable!