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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Halloween Festival

Pokemon Center Halloween Festival 2019

The first part to this year’s official Pokemon Center Halloween promotion has been announced with a release date of September 7th (Saturday) and will feature a plethora of cute merchandise of Pokemon dressed up for a Halloween parade.

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The release includes three main plush (Pikachu, Celebi, and Lucario) plus four mascot plush (Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander, and Zorua), each dressed in their own unique Halloween costume.

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Other items of note are: a plush pouch with Halloween candy, glow in the dark acrylic charms, a Lucario hoodie, and a rubber strap collection which seems to be a staple of every Halloween Pokemon Center promo.

Name: Halloween Festival!
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: September 7th (Saturday)

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Items & Prices

Plush (Pikachu, Celebi, Lucario) – 2,160 yen each
Mascot Plush (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Zorua) – 1,296 yen each

Plush Pouch w/ Candy – 1,620 yen
Rubber Strap Collection – 540 yen each
※ 7 designs total
Acrylic Charm (Pikachu, Celebi, Lucario) – 1,080 yen each

A4 4 Pocket Clearfile – 432 yen
A4 Clearfile | Set of 3 – 756 yen
A4 Clearfile | Set of 2 – 497 yen

Mini Bath Towel – 2,160 yen
Hand Towel (Pikachu, Kanto Starters, Lucario) – 540 yen each
Pouch (Pikachu, Celebi, Lucario) – 1,296 yen
PET Stickers – 648 yen

T-Shirt (Pikachu, Lucario, Group | Small, Medium, Large) – 3,240 yen each
Lucario Hoodie (Medium, Large) – 6,048 yen each

Logo Pin – 648 yen
Mug – 1,404 yen
Dice Bag – 756 yen


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Pokemon Cafe Halloween Menu Items

Pokemon Center Cafe Halloween

Three Halloween themed menu items will be added to the official Pokemon Center Cafe for a limited time starting September 7th (Saturday)!

Pokemon Center Cafe Halloween

Pikachu’s Halloween Feast 2019 – 1,706 yen
Pikachu’s Halloween Feast 2019 w/ Plate – 2,894 yen

Comes with a pumpkin salad for extra satisfaction!

Pokemon Center Cafe Halloween

Ilex Forest’s Genovese Pasta – 1,706 yen

This Celebi influenced dish is chock full of vegetables and basil flavored pasta.

Pokemon Center Cafe Halloween

Zorua’s Halloween Roast Beef Burger – 1,706 yen

Lots of delicious roast beef make this dish extra tasty!

Pokemon Center Cafe Halloween

Starting September 7th, the drink coaster designs will change to Pikachu/Pichu, Umbreon, Espeon, Tyranitar, Scizor, or mystery design. Customers get 1 random coaster with every drink order.

Pokemon Center Cafe Halloween

The table placemats will also temporarily be replaced with the Halloween Festival promotional artwork. These placemats can be taken home as souvenirs, so don’t get them messy while eating!

The new menu items will be available until October 31st (Thursday).

Name: Halloween themed cafe items
Where: Official Pokemon Cafe in Nihonbashi
Date: September 7th (Saturday) until October 31st (Thursday)

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Pokemon Researcher

Pokemon Center Pokemon Researcher

A new Pokemon Center promotion with a scientific Pokemon research theme! Scheduled for release August 24th at all Pokemon Centers & Stores across Japan, the merchandise line-up features a variety of items featuring beautiful antique style illustrations, as would be pictured in a scientist’s observational journal.

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With a wide variety of items, from phone cases to towels, bags, a thermos, and cushions, these items make great gifts.

Pokemon Center Pokemon Researcher

Of special note is the wafer roll cookies, which come in a gorgeous cookie tin.

Pokemon Center Pokemon Researcher

There is also a blind packaged metal charm collection featuring charm versions of all the featured Pokemon from this promotion.

Name: Pokemon Researcher
Where: All Pokemon Centers & Stores in Japan
Date: August 24th (Saturday)

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Items & Prices

Flip Phone Case (Pikachu / Vulpix / Legendary Birds) – 3,240 yen each
iPhone Soft Shell Case 6, 6s, 7, 8 (Pikachu / Vulpix / Legendary Birds) – 2,030 yen each
Thermos – 2,700 yen
Set of 3 A4 Clearfiles – 756 yen
Hard Cover Notebook (Pikachu / Vulpix / Legendary Birds) – 1,080 yen each
Cushion (Pikachu / Vulpix / Legendary Birds) – 2,160 yen each

Chocolate Wafer Cookie – 1,080 yen

Washi Tape Set (Pikachu / Vulpix / Legendary Birds) – 648 yen each
Flat Pouch (Pikachu / Vulpix / Legendary Birds) – 1,080 yen each
Pass Case w/ Reel (Pikachu / Vulpix / Legendary Birds) – 1,296 yen each
Hand Mirror (Pikachu / Vulpix / Legendary Birds) – 864 yen each

T-Shirt (Pikachu / Vulpix / Legendary Birds) – 3,240 yen each
Hand Towel (Pikachu / Vulpix / Legendary Birds) – 540 yen each
Tote-Bag (Pikachu / Vulpix / Legendary Birds) – 1,620 yen each

Metal Charm Collection – 540 yen each
※ 10 designs in total.


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