London’s restricted-time Pokemon Center has opened now, and will retain its doors open till November 18. We got to have an early appear about the pop-up and, additional importantly, verify out all the exclusive British-themed PokeMerch on sale there.For these of you questioning, yes, you can obtain a plushie of that Pikachu in a bowler hat. Verify out the merch beneath:
Pokemon Center London – The Exclusive Merch
The shop itself is set more than two levels. The ground floor is committed to merchandise, with a complete section set aside for the London exclusives, as nicely as a Switch location, a Detective Pikachu section and most of the standard themed merch we’ve noticed in Pokemon
Centers around the world.
Upstairs is dedicated entirely to Pokemon Sword and Shield, the upcoming Switch games that draw much of their visual influences from Britain. Demo pods – with both handheld and docked mode available – include a timed demo that takes the player through a water-type gym, and up against its leader, Nessa in a stadium (with the ability to Dynamax your party members, which include all three of the new starters).
Take a look at the store itself in the gallery below:
27 Images of the London Pokemon Center
If you want to visit for yourself, head down to the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd’s Bush before November 18 – just be prepared to queue. We’d suggest taking a Switch along to keep you entertained.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK Deputy Editor, and you know he bought some of those exclusive socks. Follow him on Twitter.