The Pokémon Company International has revealed new details about the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. Read on below to learn more:
2022 Pokémon World Championships Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store Reservations Available
Make the most of your experience in London by skipping the lines for exclusive products and designs.
Excitement and activities abound at the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, which will take place August 18–21 in London, England. Fans who want to access the Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store’s exclusive Pokémon treasures can now make a reservation to shop. In addition to exclusive designs, the Pop-Up Store is offering exciting Pokémon surprises that you’ll have to see to believe! Best of all, making a reservation is free of cost.
To schedule your reservation to shop Pokémon Center’s themed and exclusive products at the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, visit the appointment manager and then select your preferred shopping date and time. Appointment confirmations and reminders will be sent via SMS or email, depending on your preference. During the event, go to the Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store at the appropriate date and time, check in via the SMS link to enter the virtual queue, and wait until you receive a notification that it’s your turn to shop.
Preregistration is not required. Fans who aren’t able to make a reservation before the Championships can do so while in attendance.
Starting August 17 and lasting through the rest of the event, the Pokémon Center’s Pop-Up Store will be open at ExCeL London during the following hours:
- Wednesday: 12–7 p.m. BST
- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m. BST
- Sunday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m. BST
If exclusive new Pokémon products weren’t exciting enough, the Pop-Up Store is also a PokéStop! Play Pokémon GO while waiting for your scheduled shopping experience, and spin the PokéStop for Field Research and to obtain unique in-game postcards.
For additional details regarding the Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store, please check the FAQ.
POKÉMON CENTER POP-UP AT THE POKÉMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FAQ
How do I shop at the Pokémon Center Pop-Up?
Fans who are excited to plan their trip to the Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store can visit during the store’s open hours from Wednesday, August 17 through Sunday, August 21, 2022. Fans may access the Pop-Up by making a reservation ahead of time or by joining the virtual queue at the event.
Pre-Registering for a Reservation
- To access the Pokémon Center Pop-Up, you can register for a reservation by visiting the appointment manager and then selecting your preferred shopping date and time.
- Reservations are limited and once filled, we cannot accommodate requests. We plan on having plenty of space and merchandise, so everyone is welcomed, with or without a prior reservation.
- Expect to receive confirmation of your reservation via email or text message.
- If reservations are closed, please see below for information about the on-site virtual queue.
Virtual Queue at Event
- At the event, you can join a virtual queue to access the Pokémon Center Pop-Up. A virtual queue allows you to walk around and enjoy other experiences while you wait.
- There will be signs with instructions on how to join the virtual queue via smartphone or on-site kiosks. If you have further questions, please see staff at the event.
- This virtual queue is limited and operates on a first come, first served basis.
Can I change my reservation?
Reservations cannot be changed. You may cancel your reservation and join the virtual queue at the event.
Can I reserve multiple time slots?
You can book up to one reservation per day. If you have a reservation and want to come back the same day, you can join the virtual queue
How many people can I add to my reservation?
Up to four individuals may be added to each reservation. You may also add up to four individuals to a single spot in the virtual queue.
Can I transfer my reservation to someone else?
Reservations cannot be transferred.
If I am late to my reservation time window, can I make a new reservation?
If you are late to your reservation time window, you can join the virtual queue to access the Pokémon Center Pop-Up.
What payment methods are accepted at the Pokémon Center Pop-Up?
The Pokémon Center Pop-Up does not accept cash. You can pay by cash card (debit card) or most credit cards.
What are the Pokémon Center Pop-Up hours?
Wednesday, August 17, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Thursday, August 18 – Saturday, August 20, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Sunday, August 21, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
As a competitor, spectator, or staff, how do I get into the Pokémon Center Pop-Up?
Follow the same instructions as above by making a reservation or using the virtual queue.
Can I check my bag?
Yes, there will be a bag check located at the Coat Check outside of the Pokémon Center Pop-Up. If you have a large bag, you will need to use the complimentary bag check prior to entering the Pokémon Center Pop-Up.
Is my bag too large?
Bags larger than 9” x 14” x 22” (23cm x 36cm x 56cm) must be checked. If an airline would not classify the bag as a carry-on, then it is too big to enter the Pokémon Center Pop-Up.
What are the directions to get to the ExCel Center?
For parking, maps, and directions, see: https://www.excel.london/visitor/getting-here.
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