Missed the Pokemon Centre London this year? A new one is opening in 2020

The London pop-up Pokemon centre may have shut its doors on November 15, but news of a second store arriving next year has been announced on Twitter (opens in new tab) as part of plans for the 2020 Pokemon World Championships.

While details of the new centre’s location and opening dates are yet to be revealed, this will come as cause for celebration for many, as over 30,000 visitors attended the Pokémon Center London pop up store at Westfield London during its four-week opening, becoming so popular that hour-long queues (opens in new tab) began to become an expected part of the experience.

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Some fans even started a petition (opens in new tab) to make the pop-up store a permanent part of Westfield London, and while The Pokemon Company isn’t fulfilling that pipe dream just yet, the announcement of this second centre for 2020 is an acknowledgement of the fact that not everyone got the chance to attend the first time round. 

The Pokemon World Championships are described as “the premier tournament for Pokémon video games and the Pokemon Trading Card Game”, and will be held in London for the first time in 2020. Meanwhile, Pokemon Sword and Shield (opens in new tab) is selling like hot cakes across the globe, while details of the Pokemon Go community day (opens in new tab) for the December have already been announced. 

In short, the Pokemania continues. 

For more, check out all the biggest Black Friday game deals (opens in new tab) to expect later this month, or watch our latest episode of Dialogue Options below. 

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