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Jul 11

Pokémon Center Yokohama is Relocating to Marui City Yokohama in the Fall of 2018

Posted by Sunain | July 11th 2018 at 08:36 AM EDT
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced that the Pokémon Center Yokohama will be relocating from its current location at the Yokohama Landmark Plaza to a new location at Marui City Yokohama near the east exit of Yokohama Station. The new store will feature a design that combines Yokohama's "Port District" sea style with Pokémon's style. The new union room will make playing Pokémon games more enjoyable than ever! Be sure to look forward to products and campaigns celebrating the relocation!

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The current Pokémon Center Yokohama location will close on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 at 18:00JST. The new Pokémon Center Yokohama location will open on Friday, November 9th, 2018 on the 8th Floor of Marui City Yokohama.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2018/07/180711_p01.html

Article edited on 2018-07-11 08:38:38 by Sunain
Jul 07

Pocket Monsters Let's Go - Pokémon Center Pre-Order Gifts

Posted by Sunain | July 7th 2018 at 10:06 PM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Center
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced that those that pre-order Pocket Monsters Let's Go, Pikachu! or Eievui! at a Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store or the Pokémon Center Online will receive an exclusive original figure set. In addition, those that pre-order both games can receive an an original art book.

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Prices:

■ "Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu" 5,980 yen (excluding tax)
■ "Pocket monsters Let's Go! Eievui" 5,980 yen (excluding tax)
■ "Monster Ball Plus" 4,980 yen (excluding tax)
■ "Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Pikachu Monster Ball Plus Set" 9,980 yen (excluding tax)
■ "Pocket Monsters Let's Go! Eievui Monster Ball Plus Set" 9,980 yen (excluding tax)

1. Pre-order Gifts for Game Purchases - Pokémon Center Original Figure Sets

Those that purchase Pocket Monsters: Let's Go, Pikachu! will receive the Pokémon Center Original Figure Partner and Pikachu Set and those that purchase Pocket Monsters: Let's Go, Eievui! will receive the Pokémon Center Original Figure Partner and Eievui Set.

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2. Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!・Pokémon: Let's Go, Eievui! ART Book

The art book features drawings by GAME FREAK artists for the games which were used during the development process.

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3. Pokémon Center Original Pouch

Those that purchase the Monster Ball Plus will receive a Pokémon Center Original Pouch.

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4. Pre-order Gift Legend

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2018/07/180706_p01.html

Article edited on 2018-07-07 10:13:20 by Sunain
Jul 06

Pokémon fit - Palm Sized Plush Series

Posted by Sunain | July 6th 2018 at 08:54 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Center, Toys, Plushies
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Starting on July 13th, 2018, the first Pokémon in the Pokémon fit palm sized plush toy lineup will be available to purchase at the Pokémon Centers in Japan. The first 30 Pokémon will be available in July but by November 2018, the remaining 121 Pokémon will become available. 151 Kanto Pokémon to be available to buy and collect as part of this Pokémon fit series. Each plush toy costs 1100yen.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2018/07/180706_p02.html

Article edited on 2018-07-06 08:58:20 by Sunain
Jul 05

Pokémon Center Big Midsummer PikaPika Strategy

Posted by Sunain | July 5th 2018 at 12:35 PM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Center, Pokémon Store, Pokémon Ga-Olé
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The Pokémon Center Big Midsummer PikaPika Strategy (ポケモンセンター 真夏のピカピカ大作戦) will take place at the Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores in Japan from July 21st, 2018 until September 2nd, 2018. There are fun attractions and promotions taking place throughout the summer as people come and shop at the Pokémon Centers!

1. Let Play Some Mini Attractions

Mini attractions will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday's during the campaign period! Three kinds of new mini attractions will be showcased during this time. Depending on the store, the mini attractions are different. The type of mini attraction changes every week, so please look forward to them. If you play the mini attractions, you can get the original Pokémon Center goods depending on your game results!

Furthermore, each time you play with a mini attraction, you can have one stamp pressed on a stamp card! You can choose from two types of stamp cards: Pikachu Course and Eievee Course. Gather 3 stamps during the course, you will receive a Pokémon Center Original minibox tissue, depending on the course stamps collected. Also, those who are Pokémon Center online members can log in and display the screen to a staff member and get 1 stamp.

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2. Let Play Pokémon Ga-Olé

A special course for Pokémon Ga-Olé - Ultra Legend Set 1 called Full Eievei Course (いっぱイーブイコース), which is limited to the Pokémon Centers Pokémon Ga-Olé machines, will be available from July 5th, 2018 until September 12th, 2018. Also, during the campaign period, the first 100 primary school or younger people that arrive can play the Getting started with Ga-Olé! Course course as a free trial. Players of the Eievei Course have a chance to get 1 of 4 special disks: Eievui, Showers, Thunders and Booster.

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Source: https://pokemongaole.com/event/e180628_2/

3. Gifts for Shopping!

For each purchase of 2000yen (tax included) at a Pokémon Center or Pokémon Store nationwide in Japan, patrons will receive 1 Pokémon Center Original Reproduction Clear Card at random. For each purchase of 4,000 yen (tax included), shoppers will receive a Pokémon Center Original Walking Bag.

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4. Pokémon Summer Life Goods

Starting on July 13th, 2018, a new line of merchandise called the Pokémon Summer Life will be available to purchase at the Pokémon Centers.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2018/06/180622_p01.html

5. Pikachu and Eievui Appear!

Pikachu and Eievui will appear at Pokémon Center and Pokémon Stores nationwide. Below is a chart listing the locations and times that they will be appearing.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2018/06/180622_p04.html

Article edited on 2018-07-05 12:39:33 by Sunain
Jun 29

2018 Pokémon World Championships - Details

Posted by Sunain | June 29th 2018 at 03:19 PM EDT
Tags: TCG, Games, Press Release, Pokémon Center, Pokémon World Championships, Pokkén Tournament DX
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The official Pokémon website has announced the details for the 2018 Pokémon World Championships in Nashville, Tennessee. The registration fee for spectators of all ages is $10. Registration fees are nonrefundable. All spectators will receive two booster packs when they pick up their badges.

2018 Pokémon World Championships - Details

The 2018 Pokémon World Championships are coming to Nashville, Tennessee, from August 24–26. The best players from all over the world will compete for the title of Pokémon TCG, Video Game, or Pokkén Tournament World Champion, and for a combined prize pool worth more than $500,000 in prizes!

The Pokémon World Championships are an invitation-only event. Players have been battling throughout the 2018 Championship Series season to earn a seat at this prestigious competition.

Spectators are invited to come watch the action all weekend long. Come see all the battles in person and participate in side events throughout the three-day event. There is a small fee for a spectator badge, which also includes two Pokémon TCG booster packs. The spectator badge is good for all three days of the event.

Event location:
Nashville Music City Center, Halls C & D
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

Play for all divisions for both the Pokémon TCG and video game competitions will begin on Friday, August 24. Top players who qualified for a Day Two invitation will join the field on Saturday, August 25. These tournaments will conclude with the final rounds on Sunday, August 26.

The Pokkén Tournament World Championships will take place entirely on Saturday, August 25, with a Last Chance Qualifier occurring on Friday, August 24.

Badges and Registration

Entry to this event will require a badge for all attendees, including competitors in the main event as well as spectators. Children age 5 and under will be given a wristband at no charge to allow entry into the event space.

Registration for competitors and spectators must be completed online. Get complete details on how to register to attend.

Competitors can pick up their badges and welcome kits on Thursday, August 23, at the Terrace outside Halls C & D at the Nashville Music City Center.

Side Events

Side events will take place throughout the weekend (Friday through Sunday). Only attendees with an event badge (including competitors and spectators) will be able to participate in side events.

Nashville Open

Attendees can battle in the Nashville Open, a marquee side event for both Pokémon TCG and video game players. The Nashville Open will award Championship Points equivalent to a Pokémon Regional Championships event, applicable to the 2019 Championship Series season. Details on the 2019 Championship Series are coming in late July.

Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier

Battle for the remaining few spots in the Pokkén Tournament World Championships at the Last Chance Qualifier on Friday, August 24! Registration for the Last Chance Qualifier includes a spectator badge for entry into the Pokémon World Championships hall for the whole weekend.

Streaming

Follow the action on Twitch.tv/team/Pokemon all weekend long! There will be four live streams for the event: a Pokémon TCG stream, a VGC stream, a Pokkén Tournament DX stream, and the Main Stage stream. The Main Stage stream will include the opening ceremonies on Friday at 9 a.m., as well as the Pokkén Tournament DX finals on Saturday. Then, don't miss the Pokémon TCG and VGC finals on Sunday. The weekend will conclude with the closing ceremonies late Sunday afternoon.

Pokémon Center A Pokémon Center store will be on site, giving players and fans a chance to buy Pokémon merchandise they won't find anywhere else, including special World Championships products. Badges will not be required to visit the Pokémon Center. The Pokémon Center will be in Hall A1.

Checking In

Day One players must check in Thursday at the Nashville Music City Center. If, due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays or missed connections, a player is unable to check in Thursday, that player should report to the check-in desk as early as possible Friday (during check-in hours at the Nashville Music City Center, starting at 8 a.m.) and notify a staff member. All Day One players are required to be checked in and seated for their age division's player meeting Friday morning.

Good luck to all competitors at the 2018 Pokémon World Championships!

2018 Worlds Event Registration

Registration for the World Championships will take place entirely online.

A badge is required to enter the event space at all times. Badges must be visibly worn while within the event space.

Badges can only be purchased online using a credit or debit card, and can only be picked up on site at the event. Cash or check payments for badges will not be accepted.

Competitors and spectators can check in and pick up their badges at the Nashville Music City Center, at the Terrace outside Halls C & D, at the following times:

Thursday, August 23, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Proof of age may be requested during check-in. Failure to provide proof of age may result in the player being denied participation in the tournament, at the organizer's discretion.

Registration for Main Event Competitors

Qualified competitors who have received invitations are highly encouraged to RSVP via the online registration system. Players can begin to RSVP in mid-July, after the conclusion of the 2018 season. There is no registration fee for competitors.

All competitors will receive one competitor badge and Worlds lanyard, plus one spectator badge for a guest or parent/guardian. This spectator badge will not include any other items. Any additional spectator badges must be purchased online. All competitors who RSVP online will also be guaranteed to receive a welcome kit. Items will be distributed on site at the event. Substitute product may be provided if necessary. Players who do not RSVP in advance will still be allowed to play, but may not be guaranteed to receive a welcome kit.

Competitors will be required to provide their name, player ID number, and some form of ID to pick up their competitor badge. Junior and Senior Division competitors must also have a guardian present to pick up their competitor badge.

Registration for Pokkén Tournament DX LCQ Competitors

Players who would like to battle in the Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier will also need to register online prior to the start of the competition. The entry fee for the Pokkén Tournament DX LCQ is $30 for all players. Registration for the LCQ includes a spectator badge to the Pokémon World Championships for the entrant. Players under age 18 will receive one additional spectator badge and lanyard at no charge for a parent or guardian. Additionally, all registrants will receive six Pokémon TCG booster packs. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Registration for Spectators

Spectator registration will also be entirely online, and is limited. Spectator registration will be open until badges sell out. Until that time, they will continue to be available (for online purchase only) throughout the event weekend, until 1 p.m. Sunday, August 26.

The registration fee for spectators of all ages is $10. Registration fees are nonrefundable. All spectators will receive two booster packs when they pick up their badges.

A registration confirmation email (sent after spectator registration is completed via the registration website) will be required to pick up spectator badges. A maximum of six spectator badges can be purchased at one time.

Children age 5 and under do not need to be registered in advance, and will instead be given wristbands on site at the event. Children age 5 and under do not receive any additional items.

Sources: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2018/registration/ and https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2018/about/

Article edited on 2018-06-29 03:31:02 by Sunain
Jun 11

Pokémon Stand - Pokémon Center Vending Machine

Posted by Sunain | June 11th 2018 at 09:06 AM EDT
Tags: Pokémon Center, Plushies, Pokémon GO, Pokémon Stand
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The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced the Pokémon Stand (ポケモンスタンド), a vending machine that sells popular items from the Pokémon Centers. Many people in Japan had been tweeting about this new vending machine as it was placed and operational before its official announcement. Pikachu greets patrons on the front panel screen. They have currently been placed at: Haneda Airport International Terminal, Aqua City Odaiba, the Ebina Service Area and the Ashigara Service Area. At the Haneda Airport International Terminal Pokémon Stand, Pilot and CA Pikachu plushies and mascot key chains are available for purchase.

Starting on June 15th, 2018, the Pokémon Stand will be a gym for the cellphone game Pokémon GO and will allow Gym Battles and Raid Battles. Those that shop at the Pokémon Stand can get a serial code for Rotom Powers for use in Pokémon Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon.

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2018/06/180608_p04.html

Article edited on 2018-06-11 02:00:39 by Sunain
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