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Pokemon Center to open in the UK

The UK are getting a Pokemon Center in London for a limited time this autumn. The one-stop shop for all things ‘Pokemon’ will be coming to Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush for a limited time this October. A tweet from official Pokemon News UK reads: “It’s happening, Trainers! “Pokémon Center London “Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush […]

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The UK are getting a Pokemon Center in London for a limited time this autumn.

The one-stop shop for all things ‘Pokemon’ will be coming to Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush for a limited time this October.

A tweet from official Pokemon News UK reads:

“It’s happening, Trainers!

“Pokémon Center London

“Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush

“Popping up for a limited time only this October. Further details will be revealed in the coming months! (sic)”

It’s major news, as the 11 Pokémon Centers in the world are all in Japan.

New York had won temporarily but it was refitted as a Nintendo Store.

Fans of the franchise will have between October 18 to November 15, 2019 to enjoy the facility.

In other Pokemon related news, ‘Detective Pikachu’ recently surpassed ‘Warcraft’ as the highest-grossing video game film of all time.

Rob Letterman’s blockbuster – which stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular yellow Pokemon – has made over $436 million worldwide at the box office.

The 2016 CGI flick by Duncan Jones, which is based on Blizzard Entertainment ‘s fantasy franchise previously held the title when it beat ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ with $433.

So it’s no surprise that a new ‘Detective Pikachu’ game is coming to Nintendo Switch.

A spin-off title based on the Pokémon franchise, in which the player works with a talking Pikachu to solve various mysteries, was launched for the Nintendo 3DS in 2016 and now a brand new game is coming to the brand’s other portable console.

Although details are being kept a secret for the time being, fans can expect a slew of “clues” to appear in the lead up to its release.

The Pokemon Company announced:

“Can’t wait to keep sleuthing with [‘Detective Pikachu’]? Plans are under way to bring this crime-solving Pikachu to Nintendo Switch! The details of this game are still a mystery…so keep checking back here for more clues.”