Tenth Pokemon Center Opening in Kyoto!

Pokemon Center KyotoThe official Japanese Pokemon website has revealed that Japan’s tenth Pokemon Center will be opening in Kyoto on March 16th! Its mascot will be Ho-Oh. It will be located within the Takashimaya department store.

This past summer, Pokemon also opened a Pokemon Center in Hiroshima with Red Gyarados as the mascot. The other eight Pokemon Centers are located in Tokyo (opened in 1998, moved in 2007, and then moved again in 2014 and renamed “Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo”), in Nagoya (2002), in Fukuoka (2003), in Sapporo (2005), in Yokohama (2005), in Osaka (2010), in Tohoku (2011), and in Tokyo Bay (2013).

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  1. Shishigami Aspiring Trainer
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    Makes sense that such a beautiful city has mascot with one of the most beautiful and luxurious of all the legendaries. Well at least one of my favourites anyway at least...
     
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  2. SovietToaster14 Aspiring Trainer
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    Is that how big the entire store is? Or is that only 1 side of a store or....? I have no idea what a 'normal' size is for a Pokemon Center
     
  3. thewileycoyote Aspiring Trainer
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    That would be about half the size of a store, maybe less, at least based on Yokohama and Mega Tokyo stores.

    I wonder if they are going to have exclusive Ho-Oh items for the grand opening?

    Why are they opening on March 16th? Was thinking I could maybe visit the store if they had exclusive items, probably be sold out by Saturday if they do.
     
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  4. Pangoro#1999 Fear the bear
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    Yet Europe hasn't even gotten Pokemoncenter.com :( hugh, import from Japan I geuss....
     
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  5. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
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    Yup, Ho-oh is the best choice. Ecruteak City is based on Kyoto, after all.
     
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  6. Ace Trainer Red Aspiring Trainer
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    Hmm... Why are there no Pokemon Centers here, but there are TEN in Japan? I understand that Nintendo is based out of Japan, but I think we should at least have a couple of them...
     
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  7. Electricbluewolf Ditto Hoarder
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    Import costs are mainly why they're not outside of Japan, customers are the reasons why there won't be one in the UK. Apparently encourages people to spend within the country, but if you can't get the item in the UK what so ever what are you meant to do?

    They'll be releasing limited Ho-Oh products at the store, most likely Ho-Oh poncho pikachu merchandise as well.
     
  8. Skyleaf2000 the URS deserved better
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    Oh my word, when I first read this I thought it meant that this was the tenth store to open in Kyoto... Glad I read these comments. @[email protected]
     
  9. Rawrenross Pika!
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    They should update that there will be a Maiko Pikachu as an exclusive design for this Center

    from what I can read, it seems that it will be a plushy as well as other merchandise, representing a Maiko. It is an apprentice Geiko in Kyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen or the koto for visitors during feasts. So this design is supposed to represent an important part of Kyoto

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