Osaka DX Grand Opening

Pokemon Center Osaka DX Opening

A small promo will go on sale at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan September 20th (Friday) celebrating the grand opening of the Osaka DX Pokemon Center and Cafe in Shinsaibashi, Osaka.

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Of note are the two Pikachus dressed in blue suits. They are representative of a traditional Japanese stand-up comedy style, Manzai, which is associated with Osaka and the Kansai region.

A Manzai skit involves two performers – a straight man and a funny man, who trade jokes usually around misunderstandings, double-talk, puns, or verbal gags.

Name: Osaka DX Grand Opening
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: September 20th (Friday)

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Items & Prices

A4 3 Pocket Clearfile – 388 yen
Hand Towel – 540 yen
Dice Bag – 648 yen
TCG Card Sleeves – 777 yen
PET Stickers – 540 yen
Washi Tape – 648 yen
Acrylic Charm Collection – 540 yen each
※ 10 designs total
Eco Tote-Bag – 1,296
Pocket Croquis Sketchbook – 432 yen
2Way Tote-Bag – 3,240 yen
Pouch – 1,296 yen
Pikachu Pin Set – 1,360 yen
Logo Pin – 680 yen


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Osaka DX Opening Billiken x Pikachu Collaboration

Pokemon Center Osaka DX Billiken

September 20th (Friday) marks the grand opening of the Osaka DX Pokemon Center on the 9th floor of the Dai Maru department store in Shinsaibashi Osaka.

To celebrate, the Osaka and Osaka DX stores will be selling an exclusive line of Pikachu merchandise in collaboration with the famous Billiken statue, affectionately referred to as “Billiken Pikachu”.

What is Billiken?

The Billiken Doll is similar appearance to a troll or kewpie doll and was created by Florence Pretz, an American art teacher and illustrator, in Kansas City, Missouri. Buying a doll is said to give the purchaser good luck, but receiving a doll as a gift brings even better luck. Although not as popular or well known in the United States anymore, one statue became a fixture in Osaka and is synonymous with the city along with other things like a popular comedian style and the Glico “Running Man”. Touching the soles of the statue’s feet is said to bring luck to the person who touches them.

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The Osaka Billiken statue made a trip to Shibuya in 2005 to help promote traditional Osaka culture, and in return, Shibuya sent a replica of the famous Hachiko dog statue to Osaka.

Pokemon Center Osaka Billiken Pikachu

Along with plush, towels, and phone cases, there will also be a 24 karat gold Billiken Pikachu statue available for special order exclusively through the Osaka DX store. Manufactured by Ginza Tanaka, the figure comes with a special display case. This statue will surely bring good luck and fortune to anyone who owns one!

Pokemon Center Osaka DX

A special collaboration between a famous pineapple candy company based in Osaka and the Pokemon Center will be available for purchase at all Pokemon Centers & Stores around Japan.

Name: Billiken Pikachu
Where: Osaka DX / Osaka Pokemon Center
Date: September 20th (Friday)

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Items & Prices

[All Pokemon Centers]
Pokemon Pineapple Candy – 248 yen

[Osaka DX]

K24 Billiken Pikachu Statue – 432,000 yen
※ This is a special order item

[Osaka DX / Osaka Pokemon Center]

Billiken Pikachu Plush – 2,160 yen
Billiken Pikachu Mascot Plush – 1,512 yen
TCG Deck Case – 2,160 yen
TCG Card Sleeve – 777 yen
Flip Phone Case – 3,240 yen
iPhone Soft Shell Case (6, 6s, 7, 8) – 2,030 yen
Magic Ink Set – 2,160 yen
Set of 3 Hand Towels w/ Box – 3,564 yen


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Osaka DX Cafe Opening

Pokemon Center Cafe Osaka

A couple new items will be added to the official Pokemon Center Cafe’s gift shop on September 20th (Friday) alongside the grand opening of both the Osaka DX Pokemon Center and Cafe in Shinsaibashi, Osaka.

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There will be three plush (Pikachu, Squirtle, and Meowth) decked out in Pokemon Cafe uniforms

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And two different clearfile sets, with 3 designs in each set.

Pokemon Center Cafe Osaka

A third set of clearfiles will be added to the list of items customers can buy when reserving a seat at the cafe. This set will not be sold at the cafe store and can only be bought when placing a reservation. This set will start distribution from October 1st. The option to choose it will unlock from September 1st.

Name: Pokemon Center Cafe – New Items
Where: The Pokemon Center Cafe in Nihonbashi (Tokyo) and Shinsaibashi (Osaka)
Date: September 20th (Friday) – Clearfile reservation item from October 1st (Tuesday)

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Items & Prices

Plush (Pikachu, Meowth, Squirtle) – 2,160 yen each
Clearfile Set (A/B) – 756 yen each

Reservation Clearfile Set – 770 yen


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