Japan Saw Its Second Largest Pokémon Center Open This Week

By Eugene . November 23, 2013 . 12:30pm



Pokémon-mania continues, opening a new Pokémon Centre in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture’s Mitsui Lalaport Shopping Park. Called “Pokémon Centre Tokyo Bay” it opened yesterday, but media and select people got a sneak peek in early.  4Gamer have provided a large number of photographs of the place.


You can check some of the photos out below, including the special Eevee section you can see above which sees the limited edition Eevee 3DS XL from some time ago. As part of its opening, there’s a limited edition shopping bag if you pick out goods like the zounds of Pikachu’s and a jumbo card in the bag as well.


The shop is apparently the second largest Pokémonstore after the one in Osaka and has Inkay as one of its main mascots since the store’s pretty close to the ocean. More images are available over at the 4Gamer report, linked to above.


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  • 3PointDecoupage

    If I had one of those where I live Id be homeless sleeping on the streets covered in pokedolls.

    • Shady Shariest

      Combine that with an IKEA nearby = Cheap Food.

  • EX+

    Japan gets all the cool stuff.

  • Ticktockman

    That’s the second biggest pokémon center I’ve ever seen!

  • Riseabovethesky

    It’s kind of crazy (in a good way) to have shops dedicated only to Pokémon merchandises.

    • PreyMantis

      Not unless it’s one of the biggest franchises in the world.

  • DemonKingAsura

    *Hums Pokemon Center theme*

  • Sentsuizan_93

    *sees Pikachu costume*
    …And all of a sudden I’m reminded of the detective game with Pikachu. ._.

  • Shady Shariest

    Ohh…Boy…The reputation…
    “Come here! We are the *cough* second *cough* largest Pokemon Center!”

  • riceisnice

    But where do you heal your pokemon?

  • Suicunesol

    No Nurse Joy at the front desk, huh?

    Cosplay opportunity lost. :(

    • EX+

      Oh yeah, I’d like that… she’d give me joy!

    • Was wondering if the Centre also plays the game’s Pokemon Center theme.

      • Krisi92

        I was in the Tokyo Pokémon Center, and it mostly played Pokémon X/Y commenrials, as i went there the day before they came out :D

  • AuraGuyChris

    The closest thing we have to that is the sub-par Pokemon figurines we only get.

    You’ll never see a Victini plushie.

  • Espoir

    Why can’t the rest of the world be this fun?

  • icecoffemix
    • Neophoton

      Was hoping I wouldn’t see that image of Pikachu again.

      • icecoffemix

        You won’t ever be free of Pika Curse

        …S’long as siliconera “read more stories” about Pikachu link to that article. :P

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Ahh,would be nice to be young again and go to a place such as this.

    Full of Digital devil children

  • heartless141

    They are also handing out a special Inkay there <

  • Kitestwinblades

    Plushie/Figurine Arrangement Skill Over 9000
    It REALLY makes me wonder what it looks behind the staff doors. A regular old break room with stock, or something Grand *w* …Teleporters!

  • Kuromadou

    look at all those plushies huaaaaaa

  • Krisi92

    I’ve only been at the Tokyo Pokémon Center, but it was awesome as well.

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