"Pokemon Centers" Coming to US GameStop Stores

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    Ahhh the Pokemon Center, that wonderful free health care building where you can take your battered Pokemon and heal 'em up for more battles, all for free! If only the real world had that...annnnd we do, kinda. GameStop has announced the arrival of Pokemon Centers in various GameStop/ThinkGeek locations around the US. These Pokemon Centers will cater to the hardcore Pokemon fans, offering various Pokemon collectibles and exclusive items that can't be found elsewhere. If you don't have a GameStop near you, or if your's is too lame to introduce it, you can also occasionally find some of the items online at GameStop's online store. Items range from figurines and pins to journals and clothing items, as well as the ever popular TCG boxes.

    You can check out some of the items available in stores via this link: https://www.gamestop.com/collection/pokemon-center

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    Maybe now we'll get some of those Japan exclusive Pokemon events :D
     
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    huh that's cool. I love all the exclusive crap the pokecenters had. I ordered a bunch of the cosplay pikachu boxes
     
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    WHA? Kanto cap pikachu plushie for $50? thats outragious, well the Litten one may be cool AND i can use it at the next anime convention next november
     
  5. chartube12

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    not even the biggest pokemon price hike at gamestop. they are selling the 19' snorlax for 150. however it can be bought directly from nintendo by ordering at the offical pokemon center website for 50.00.
     
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    EB Games here in Canada has had the same thing for ages. It's a small overpriced section with garbage. Hopefully it's better in the U.S.
     
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    I just want those sweet exclusive 'mon, like the Wish 'mon. Hope they give DLs for HA gen 7 starters.
     
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    the $150 is the beanbag chair, not the plush.
     
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    Well I wanted to save money for the holidays. (There goes that idea)
     
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    It's Gamestop, it won't be better over here.
     
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    from the wonderful store that brought you xenoblade chronicles at a reasonable price
     
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    can you buy retro stuff in poke centers? like old consoles and games?
     
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    In the two Japanese ones I've been in (Osaka/Umeda and Tokyo skytree), nope - it's 60% plushies, 20% other toys (love that Blastoise nanoblock (lego clone) kit I bought), 5% current Pokemon arcade machines, 5% a giant statue usually tied into the newest mainline games (was a Mega Rayquaza and some form of Charizard in august 2016), only a very small space for current generation games and "limited" edition consoles
     
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    The Pokemon Centers used to be in the US as well. In Lynnwood, Washington there was one about three years ago.
     
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    the store near me just has a section on the wall that normally has Pokemon stuff on it. now, it has the same stuff, but with "pokemon center" section banners, and one or two more items.

    it's gamestop folks, don't expect too much.
     
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    Real Pokemon Centers exist in Japan. I've always wanted to go visit one, not these watered down versions
     
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    and I thought, I would never live long enough to walk into a pokemon center irl... and now I kinda can live the dream... thank you gamestop... you have brought back in some faith I had in you...
     
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    Oh, I remember these! They set up these "Pokemon Center" stores at big gaming conventions and sell a bunch of merchandise. Now they're in GameStop? Well okay, all the GameStops I know barely have floor space for all the things they've got (so much is literally overflowing onto the ground), I don't know where they'll have space for this. It's also very expensive, sure, but they're generally very good quality. Since it's for "hardcore" fans, you and I both well know that people will lap this up... including me e.e
     
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