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Pokémon Center opens its doors in London

Pop-up at Westfield London is open until November 15 and includes exclusive merchandise.

The Pokémon Center London pop-up has officially opened its doors today (Friday October 18) with a plethora of fans having queued for hours to be the first to enter the experience.

As the doors opened, fans were greeted by the London City Pikachu costume character, which is the official ‘face’ of the store.

Once inside, fans could browse a wide range of merchandise including several exclusive items only available at the pop-up.

The pop-up Pokémon Center London celebrates the highly anticipated launch of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games for Nintendo Switch. Visitors of the store will have the opportunity to play a demo of the games ahead of their release on November 15.

In addition, the Pokémon experience continues outside of the pop-up store, with fans able to catch more Pokémon in Pokémon GO thanks to increased appearances around Westfield London of Psyduck, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Combee and several other Pokémon.

The store is open through to Friday November 15 at Westfield London, Shepherds Bush.

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