Mega Pokemon Center Tokyo, I Choose You!

pokemon center tokyo ikebukuro entrance

There’s a reason it’s called the Mega Pokemon Center. If there’s ever a one-stop shop for Pokemon stuff, this is it. When it opened early this month, the world’s largest Pokemon Center was swamped with fans eager to get their hands on the plush Pikachu cosplaying as Charizard, an exclusive to commemorate the launch in Sunshine City mall Ikebukuro.
pokemon center tokyo ikebukuro exclusive pikachu plush

Much to the dismay of the hundreds of fans waiting in line, some early opportunists snapped up almost all of them – spending millions of Yen – to put the plushies up on online auction sites like Yahoo and eBay for ridiculous prices. It caused quite a stir in the Japanese Twittersphere, but the jokes on the scalpers – they’ve been restocked with plenty to spare. Justice!
pokemon center tokyo ikebukuro charizard pikachu statue

pokemon center tokyo ikebukuro shop

At the entrance you’re greeted by a giant Pokeball which you totally have to take a picture with, naturally. Once inside you’ll find practically everything Pokemon, from Pokemon toys, Pokemon gifts, Pokemon games to cute Pokemon socks. You’re probably going to need a very deep wallet to catch ’em all.
plush pokemon

pokemon stuff

Some of the highlights are the life-size statues of Charizard, Pikachu and Mewtwo. They’re incredibly detailed and probably as close as you’re going to get to a real Pokemon.
tokyo pokemon center

pikachu statue

Needless to say, if you’re a Pokemon fan, this is one of your must-visit Tokyo attractions.


Go ahead and catch the super cute plush of Pikcachu cosplaying as Charizard, it’s a Pokemon Center Ikebukuro exclusive!


Sunshine City Alpa 2F
3-1-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-6002

Get there

  • Ikebukuro Station (JR Yamanote, JR Saikyo, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin, Tokyo Metro Yurakucho, Tobu Tojo Seibu Ikebukuro lines)
  • Higashi Ikebukuro Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line)


10.00am – 8.00pm daily