Tokyo is getting a permanent Pokémon Cafe next year. The Pokémon Company International announced that the titled “DX” Pokémon Center will make its debut in Takashimaya Nihombashi, a high-end department store in Japan. The new retail store will house the Pokemon Cafe restaurant, which will serve Pokemon-themed dishes to patrons.
Pokemon Center stores sell any and all Poké-related merch imaginable, but they only pop-up for a few months at a time. This location will be permanent and is expected to be a major tourist attraction. Tokyo already has threePokémon Center locations, including the massive “Mega Tokyo” in Sunshine City Alpa. The Pokemon Center DX will be the twelfth Pokemon Center store in Japan, each possessing its own mascot and exclusive items. The Pokemon Center and Cafe will open on March 14, 2018.