This autumn, The Pokémon Company will be bringing the first ever Pokémon Center to the UK. Along with an adorably spiffing Pikachu!
The pop-up store, which will be situated in London’s Westfield Shopping Centre, will open for business on October 18th and will close its doors on November 15th – the release date for Pokémon Sword and Shield on Nintendo Switch. The decision to open a Pokémon Center in the UK was made to celebrate the UK-inspired Galar region – the setting for the upcoming generation of Pokémon games.
Pokémon Centers sell an absolute tonne of Pokémon merchandise, with some items being exclusive to each individual store, and The Pokémon Company has said that the UK pop-up store will be no exception. So if you’re a big fan of the franchise or just looking to make an investment, get yourself down to Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd’s Bush this October for a chance to grab some of that sweet exclusive merch!