"Pokemon Centers" Coming to US GameStop Stores

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  1. TheDarkGreninja

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    Still nothing comparable in the UK :sad:
     
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    I feel with you brother
     
  3. HaloEliteLegend

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    I was gonna say try the website, but then I saw that they only ship to US territories. Not even Japan, which is surprising. That sucks, man :(
     
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    Are you serious? When is it coming to Australia!? It doesn't even ship here! What assholes..
     
  6. Foxi4

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    I'm okay with Pokemon fans getting nickel and dimed, they're clearly suckers if they keep buying the same game over and over again, often times two or three versions each.
     
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    Unfortunately, this.

    Gamestop as a company is in dire trouble. They've closed down most their stores, tried a few bad campaigns to drum up business to make up for most consoles going digital. First it was phone carriers, now it's this. I mean, in an alternate universe where Pokemon Go wasn't botched from update after update, this might have been their saving grace. But in our universe that trend died out too much for this to work.
     
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    I know right! The Liquid Voice Primarina would be awesome!
     
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    time to waste all my money
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    Will they sell those Mario/Luigi Pikachu plushes? They should. Those are the first ever doll-like merchandise I want to buy.
     
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    If there was any plushie I would like to own is the aloha region raichu :)
     
  12. Xzi

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    Anyone who buys more than 1 version per generation is being stupid, you can spoof or trade for any Pokemon. I haven't bought a game since Silver though, didn't get back into the Pokemon games until much later (3DS), by which time it was way easier to gotta download 'em all. I don't feel bad about it with how much money I've given Nintendo overall, and I'll definitely buy Pokemon Switch, but FFS I hope it's not forced story-heavy like Sun/Moon just because those sold well. Worst of the game series IMO.

    It's cute, but I definitely prefer Raichu's sharp edges. Was one of my favorites in gen1. Raichu is basically a thunder god like Raiden or Thor.
     
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    Every GAME store now has a dedicated Pokemon bay, the bigger the store the more merchandise.
    >Pokemon
    >Story

    Pick one. :^)
     
  14. Xzi

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    My point exactly. I play for the party-RPG elements, not to read forced cutscene conversations for half a game.
     
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    Wow, great news. I've really been looking for an outlet to waste more money on worthless crap. GameStop needs to be able to match Best Buy's GCU program and deals or they are toast.
     
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    except they are the same dam item! Beanbag chairs are called plushies in Japan. Same design and everything. hell, even the same pic is used with the girl sitting on them.

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    Best Buy no longer sells video games and home videos. yup my local best buys have been hit with the phase out best buy started in 2015. By end of 2018, all best buys will be back to selling electronics only.
     
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    No, they aren't. You said the Snorlax from JP was 19', the bean bag chair is a 4ft tall bean bag chair. Last I checked, 19' =/= 4ft.
     
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    ma plushes <3
     
  19. Xzi

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    Oh damn, I want that bean bag chair. Only problem is my cats would shred it in no time.
     
  20. SG854

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    Story wise the sun and moon games made some minor tweaks to the formula, but is still largely the same. In Pokemon games the biggest changes are in the competitive battling as the game changes when they change/add mechanics, add new attacks, add new Pokemon every new generation.

    2nd gen made one of the biggest changes with the special stat splitting to 2 separate stats, special attack and special defense. They also added Steel and Dark types that gen. 6th gen introduced Fairy types which downgraded Dragon types a bit. 3rd gen introduced poke abilities. So you have to readjust, change your strategy, and learn the new changes every new gen.

    The Pokemon Tauros was once a top tier threat in 1st gen but now isn't as used as much in top tier teams because it just can't keep up with the newer Pokemon nowadays. This is just an example how the game changes over time.

    I do think the Pokemon series needs a revamp. Something that pleases old fans but enough changes to make it different enough from older games, especially the story. I mean look at BOTW. That game was a huge revamp from traditional formula and yet that game was highly praised. So they can pull it off if done right.
     
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