Pokemon Shop London is a pop-up store featuring exclusive merchandise and products from the Pokemon brand. It will open in Westfield London in October, and is available for a limited time only. The store will feature products from the Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield games, as well as a special area for demos of the game’s Galar region.
The Pokemon Company has a long history of creating pop-up stores for its popular video games. They’re known as “Pokemon Centers,” and they typically attract large numbers of players and fans, who can buy original products that cannot be purchased elsewhere.
These shops are normally found in Japan, but they have a growing presence overseas. They’re a great place to get a sneak peek at new products and to meet other fans.
Last year, the UK hosted a Pokemon Center during Pokemon Sword and Shield’s launch, and the store was incredibly busy. The queue was so long that it stretched all the way from the train station to the store, and people were willing to wait for hours before entering the building.
Unfortunately, the Pokemon Company was not able to manage the crowds as efficiently as it would have liked, and it had to reduce its opening hours to cope with demand. It also imposed purchase limits to prevent overspending and ensure everyone who tried to enter got the same chance at shopping.
However, the Pokemon Company has now revealed that a pop-up store will return in London next week, and it’s available to book timeslots ahead of time online. The store will open alongside the 2023 Pokemon European International Championships in ExCeL London, and reservations can be made for up to four people.
The store will have a range of products, including exclusive World Championships-exclusive merchandise, photo opportunities and new product releases. It will also offer advance timeslot reservations, a virtual queuing system for walk-ups and a selection of themed areas.
You can expect to see a wide range of items, from TCGs and VGCs to Pokemon GO and Pokemon UNITE, and there will be plenty of competitions going on. There will be high Championship Point payouts, as well as thousands of dollars in prizes, spread between the various Pokemon competitions.
There’ll also be plenty of merch to buy, from t-shirts and hats to bags and backpacks, as well as a variety of toys that are perfect for playing or collecting. There are even some items that are ideal for gifting, so you can pick out something that will suit your loved one’s taste.
As always, we’ll be posting updates from the Pokemon Shop London on our Twitter feed throughout the event so be sure to follow us for more information as it becomes available!
It’s been three years since the first Pokemon Pop-Up store made its debut in London, and it’s back for a second visit. This time it’ll be launching alongside the Pokemon World Championships at ExCeL London in August, and will include new product releases and photo opportunities.