Now Osaka is getting a literal piece of the Pokémon pie!

After Japan’s first Pokémon Cafe opened up in Tokyo last year, next to the metropolis’ second Pokémon Center megastore, everyone who lives anywhere else but Tokyo cried a little, because the cute cafe and its Pokémon-themed food and special menus was, up until now, only available in the Kanto area.

But not anymore! Osaka is now getting its own branch, so Kansai-based Pokémon fans can rejoice! The new Pokémon Cafe, which will be coupled with a new Pokémon Center DX megastore, will be in Shinsaibashi, one of the biggest shopping areas in Osaka.

Though the Kansai metropolis already has a Pokémon Center adjacent to Osaka Station, it is not a megastore, so the new Pokémon Center DX will be bringing a different Pokémon experience to the area. Plus, these new stores are said to be on a different scale from the others; for one, visitors will be greeted by three giant statues of Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, the legendary bird Pokémon of the original games. The statues are apparently life-size and measure up to two meters (6.5 feet) in height, so they’re going to be a truly impressive sight!

So far, there isn’t a whole lot of information available about the new cafe or the new Pokémon Center yet, but we do know that they’ll be open and ready for business on September 20, and both will be on the ninth floor of the Daimaru Shinsaibashi shopping center. So, if you live in Osaka, start saving up, because you’re gonna want to go shopping as soon as it’s open! We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

Source: Nijimen, PR Times
Images: PR Times

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