Pokémon Center London: Day One

Anyone following Pokémon news on social media can be left in little doubt as to the biggest story of the day on Friday 18 October. To coincide with the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield versions for the Nintendo Switch, the Pokémon Company opened the doors of the one month-only Pokémon Center London at the … Read more

Weekly Wrap Up 11/27-12/3

Weekly Wrap Up is our end of the week digest of smaller news stories that are just as important, but didn’t get a dedicated post! If you’d like to get real time updates about what’s mentioned here you can follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Here’s what you missed from November 27th to December … Read more

PJN in JPN: Last Trip to Tokyo’s Old Pokémon Center

On December 12th, Tokyo’s new ‘Mega Pokémon Center’ will open in Ikebukuro. Unfortunately, the previous location will close its doors forever on December 7th. To say goodbye to the center I’ve been frequenting for the last 4 years while living in Tokyo I stopped by this weekend with a friend. Luckily since I bought stuff … Read more

Pokémon Center Online Store Opens!

After much anticipation, the online Pokémon Center store for fans outside of Japan has opened! There is a good selection of Pokémon goods, so go take a look through the catalog! There do seem to be some, ahem, technical difficulties and oversights, but it should be a huge boon to fans once all the kinks … Read more

Online Pokémon Center Store Opening in US

Some prolific Pokémon Twitter accounts were sent welcome packages inviting them to a special sneak preview of the upcoming online Pokémon Center store! The above image is from Aaron Zheng, a competitive battler known for his US Nationals victories. Below you can see his unboxing: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzb9mvE2fHg The online store, which is set to open to … Read more

Mega Evolution Giveaway coming to Pokémon Centers in Japan

A new promotion has been announced for Japanese Pokémon Centers. 6 level 50 Pokémon with Mega Evolutions will be given out from May to June. Below are the details: May 10 – 18th: Gyrados (Gyradosite) Waterfall Earthquake Ice Fang Dragon Dance May 19 – 25: Scizor (Scizorite) Bullet Punch Swords Dance Roost U-Turn May 26 – June 1: … Read more