Image: The Pokémon Company
Update [Fri 12th Aug, 2022 12:30 BST]: Online reservations have now opened for the Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store in London!
At the time of writing, you can reserve a slot for all five days that the Pokémon Center in London is officially open, and you can book for up to four people. If you’re interested in attending next week, you can book a timeslot right here.
You don’t need to make a reservation to visit the Pokémon Center in London next week, however, slots are limited and it’s expected to be very busy due to the shop popping up alongside the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. If you can’t book a reservation, or need to attend the shop at a different time, you can join the virtual queue at the Center at the ExCel.
FAQs for the Pop-Up store and the reservation system are listed on the official website.
The Pokémon Company has also reconfirmed that you do not need a World Championships ticket in order to visit the Pop-Up Store over on Twitter.
The store will be open on the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, 17th Aug – 12pm to 7pm BST
- Thursday 18th Aug – Saturday 10th Aug 8am to 8pm BST
- Sunday, 21st Aug – 8am to 4pm BST
Original Article [Wed 27th Jul, 2022 15:15 BST]: Three years after it made its first appearance in London, The Pokémon Center is finally returning!
Launching alongside the 2022 Pokémon World Championships at the ExCeL London, the next pop-up Pokémon Center opens on the 17th until the 21st August, and it promises to be the biggest store featured at a World Championships event yet.
What’s more, this Pokémon Center will feature exclusive World Championships merch, and you won’t even need to attend the show in order to shop there!
To attend, you can either reserve a slot online by registering for the Pop-Up, or you can just turn up on the day and join a virtual queue. New product releases and photo opportunities will feature at this second Pop-Up in London, so Pokémon fans won’t want to miss it.
The Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store is coming to the Pokémon World Championships at ExCeL London from August 17–21!
The store features exclusive merch, photo opportunities, themed areas, advance timeslot reservations and a virtual queuing system for walk-ups. pic.twitter.com/2jSyWnkSub
— Pokémon UK (@PokemonNewsUK) July 27, 2022
More details about the Pokémon Center Pop-Up, including how to register for a spot (if you want to book a slot), will be released on the official Pokémon UK Twitter.
Are you excited to see the Pokemon Center return to London? Will you be going and spending your hard-earned Poké Pounds? Share your thoughts below!
A previous version of this article stated that the Pokémon Center Pop-Up in London opened on 18th August. The store actually opens on 17th August. We have updated the story with the correct date, and apologise for any confusion this may have caused.