Today, NintendoSoup has a special report to share with those waiting for Pokemon Center Singapore, the first overseas Pokemon Center location opening at Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport.
Thanks to NintendoSoup reader Yoyu we have our very first look at the Pokemon Center Singapore retail mockup, giving us a rough idea of how the store looks like and how it really is.
Here is the official artist’s impression:
As you can tell, Pokemon Center Singapore has the same look-and-feel as the Pokemon Center locations in Japan. Greeting visitors at the entrance is a giant statue of Lapras, Pikachu, and Celebi, the Pokemon featured on Pokemon Center Singapore’s official logo.
In order to give Pokemon Center Singapore a special touch, the wallpaper has been made green and visitors will find bamboo and wood decorations around the store. The reason behind this is because of the lush greenery in Jewel Changi Airport, home to thousands of trees. This has never been seen before at any Pokemon Center location in Japan, past or present.
Besides these visual details, multiple sources have told NintendoSoup a few interesting pieces of information. Similar to all Pokemon Center locations in Japan, there will be a space allocated for events at Pokemon Center Singapore. Although we do not know what sort of events are planned at this time, these may include Pikachu and Eevee meet-and-greets, video game tournaments, and Pokemon TCG tournaments.
We’ve also learned, based on data provided by two different sources, that Pokemon Center Singapore is expected to be smaller or the same size as Pokemon Center Kyoto, currently one of the smallest Pokemon Center locations in recent history in Japan.
At this time, Jewel Changi Airport is scheduled to open in the first half of 2019. We also understand, based on what The Pokemon Company has previously told NintendoSoup, that Pokemon Center Singapore is planned to open the same time as Jewel Changi Airport.
A retail source told NintendoSoup that Jewel Changi Airport will most likely open by the end of April 2019, but this is subject to change so please keep that in mind.
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