Looking for some Pokémon merchandise? Pop by a Pokémon Stand!

For Pokémon fans, it really does not get any better than the Pokémon Center. With locations all around Japan just bursting with tons of great merchandise and cool features like a hologram Pokédex, fans of the cute, cool, and pretty creatures will think they’ve died and gone to heaven on their first visit.

For some, though, it might be challenging to get to a Pokémon Center because they’re busy with work or family obligations, or, in the case of travelers, because they just couldn’t squeeze it in during their trip. But worry no more: you might be able to get your Pokémon goods fix if you pass by one of the new Pokémon Stands, now placed in various locations in the (real) Kanto region!

The Pokémon Stands are vending machines that sell a selection of the most popular Pokémon toys and memorabilia from the Pokémon Centers. They’re oases for Pokémon fans in various ways; not only can you get some sweet stuff, but they will also serve as Pokémon Go gyms from June 15, which means you can conduct raid battles and gym battles while you choose which delightful Pokémon plushie you want to buy!

The menu is operated by a touch screen panel that features an interactive Pikachu, which calls to people as they pass by to get their attention, and appears to participate in the selection process. The menu is also available in four languages: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and English, so that lots of people can take advantage of this cute vending machine.

Those who purchase something from one of these Pokémon Stands will also get a gift code for a surprise Rotom Power that can be used in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon! Who knows what you’ll get, but it might be something good!

▼ Take a look at the vending machine in action below:

These new Pokémon Stands are currently available in four locations: Haneda Airport International Terminal general area, fifth floor; Odaiba Aqua City third floor; and the Ashigara highway service area in Shizuoka and the Ebina highway service area in Kanagawa. There hasn’t been an official announcement about whether there will be more, but with the popularity of Pokémon, we wouldn’t be surprised if they start popping up everywhere.

If you want the real experience, though, we recommend you check out one of the Pokémon Centers. Each one has its own exclusive goods, so if you have the time, you’ll want to check out as many as you can! Why not start with the newest Pokémon Center in Nihonbashi, Tokyo? It’s right next to the brand new Pokémon Cafe, so you can have a whole afternoon dedicated to Pokémon.

Source, Images: Press Release Times