1. Forkball

    Forkball
    Member OP

    On 3/14, Pokemon Center DX and Pokemon Cafe open in Tokyo. While there have been small Pokemon-themed cafes every now and then, this is the first permanent establishment. We've known about these for a few months, it seems that today the Pokemon Cafe site updated with a lot of new information.

    https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/

    Starting on Monday, March 5th at 6PM, reservations will open. You can reserve up to April 5th. YOU NEED A RESERVATION TO ENTER THE POKEMON CAFE. Later on I suppose they might open it up to first come first serve, but for now you have to register on the website. So if you are going to be in Tokyo in the next few weeks and wanted to drop by, be sure to stake your spot. You can reserve a seat, or reserve a seat and exclusive merchandise. Also every customer needs to order at least two items so take out a loan now.

    The website also showcases some pictures of the interior. It looks quite nice.
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    Here is a sampling of the menu. Sorry for the low quality pics, but you can see everything in more detail at the site. Who WOULDN'T want to pay $20 for an Eevee burger?

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    In addition to food there will also be some merchandise. It is also expensive believe it or not.

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS
     
  2. Aprikurt

    Aprikurt
    Member

    I’m taking this as implying you’re eating Pokemon. How horrific. Parents will riot. Pokemon is done as a franchise.
     
  3. Ikon

    Ikon
    Member

    It scares me that I will take my family there eventually even after seeing those prices.
     
  4. linkman26

    linkman26
    Member

    A Gengar smoothie?! I'll take it!
     
  5. Knight613

    Knight613
    Member

    Past Pokemon popup cafes have had pretty bad food. Curious how this one will compare.
     
  6. mopinks

    mopinks
    Member

    didn't expect the new eeveelution to be a Food-type
     
  7. Krvavi Abadas

    Krvavi Abadas
    Member

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    Why on earth would i want to eat Pikachu's ass?
     
  8. diablogg

    diablogg
    Member

    For some reason I thought this had to do with an unreleased Pokemon Wii U game. Wasn't the Wii U original code name Project Cafe?
     
  9. FF Seraphim

    FF Seraphim
    Member

    Totally will gojustfor the experience
     
  10. Trace

    Trace
    Member

    Those prices... good lord.
     
  11. Phendrift

    Phendrift
    Member

    Yall better reserve, this is the only place they’re revealing Pokemon Switch at!
     
  12. Jiggy

    Jiggy
    Member

    I've always wanted to eat Pikachu's face off Pikachu's face
     
  13. oscar

    oscar
    Developer at PlayStation Verafied

    Wow I'm literally gonna be in Tokyo for the next couple of weeks. This seems dope; hope I can get a reservation.
     
  14. I wonder if they let you keep the plates and mugs or if you can at least buy them. I need that Eevee mug.
     
  15. lvl 99 Pixel

    lvl 99 Pixel
    Member

    I dont know how to feel about eating things that look like actual pokemon
     
  16. dani_dc

    dani_dc
    Member

    kubus Not as cute as the kirby pancakes, but still quite cute on it's own right.
    Seems like you can buy them when ordering the drink, cost a extra 980 yen to keep the mug.

    Doesn't seem like there's any way to buy them without ordering the drink though.
     
  17. TheIlliterati

    TheIlliterati
    Member

    Tossed salad anyone?
     
  18. Flutter

    Flutter
    Member

    I've had that, it was pretty good!
     
  19. Soul Unison

    Soul Unison
    Banned Member

    I appreciate that the entire place is of minimalist design with light colors and an emphasis on squares/rectangles and all the seating and furniture arranged on a grid.

    It's like a real attempt to recreate a space from a Game Boy game.
     
  20. ResetGreyWolf

    ResetGreyWolf
    Member

    To be fair, it's only $16 :b

    And it looks pretty cool too :3
     
  21. MetalKnick

    MetalKnick
    Member

    I'll just wait til after they close for the Leftovers.
     
  22. 8bit

    8bit
    Member

    Jiggypuff ice cream! That Mimiku pancake looks kind of disturbing though.
     
  23. so1337

    so1337
    Member

    It looks beautiful. And it's in Nihonbashi which is a pretty expensive part of town.
    Someone has to.
     
  24. Razorrin

    Razorrin
    Member

    is that a snorlax shepherds pie?

    aww, it's a snorlax shepherds pie!

    this is neat, I'm hoping it ends up being a nice place to eat!
     
  25. Amalthea

    Amalthea
    Member

    Eevee burger and Gengar smoothie for me, thanks.
     
  26. Clov

    Clov
    Member

    That's... really expensive. Seems even more expensive than the other anime cafes I've been to. Still, I might make a reservation. I'd like to at least see how it is.
     
  27. Here’s a rough translation of the menu:

    -Pikachu’s Greedy Plate (this kind of “greedy plate” is common at character cafes)
    -Hide and Seek Pikachu’s Carbonara
    -Pikachu and Assorted Fruit Pudding a la Mode
    -Vitality-packed Pikachu Curry
    -Eevee’s Teriyaki Chicken Burger
    -Even Snorlax is Full! Hamburg Doria
    -Lapras’s Surfing Marine Parfait
    -Pikachu Latte
    -Mimikyu’s Choco-Banana Crepe
    -Eevee’s Sweet Chocolate Parfait
    -Pokémon Cafe Fruit Pancakes
    -Jigglypuff Sings ♪ Cheesecake
    -Eevee Latte
    -Ditto’s Transforming Fruit Tea
    -Fluttery (?) Mix Ole: Berry
    -Fluttery (?) Mix Ole: Chocolate
    -Fluttery (?) Mix Ole: Fruit
    -Gengar’s Confuse Ray Smoothie
    -Float Drink: Vaporeon
    -Coffee with Pikachu Tail Cookie
    -Float Drink: Jolteon
    -Float Drink: Flareon
    -Drink in Original Cup (Pokémon Cafe/Pikachu)
     
  28. MikeHattsu

    MikeHattsu
    Member

    Lets all go when I'm in Tokyo later this month ;P
     
  29. Vegeto

    Vegeto
    Member

    I want to go there. Pokemon Café you will be mine in May!
     
  30. GKSilKamina

    GKSilKamina
    Member

    1080 yen for some Miltank milkshake mix thing? These prices are highway robbery.

    ...I would still totally go, though.
     
  31. Bishop89

    Bishop89
    Member

    Looks pretty cool, like the interior
     
  32. BioXCrisis

    BioXCrisis
    Member

    ill have a -Float Drink: Vaporeon
     
  33. Niko Amii

    Niko Amii
    Member

    The building is perfection, hope these become worldwide
     
  34. JigglesBunny

    JigglesBunny
    Member

    The Pokémon Company just shot themselves in the foot.

    I don't know how much the rest of you know about Japanese culture (I'm an expert), but honor and shame are huge parts of it. It's not like it is in America where you can become successful by cooking animals. If you cook and consume a Pokémon over in Japan, you bring shame to yourself, and the only way to get rid of that shame is repentance.

    What this means is the japanese public, after hearing about this, is not going to want to purchase any Pokémon merchandise, nor will they purchase any of Game Freaks games. This is HUGE. You can laugh all you want, but The Pokémon Company has alienated an entire market with this move.

    Pokémon Company, publicly apologize and cancel the opening of this cafe or you can kiss your business goodbye.
     
  35. Blade24070

    Blade24070
    Member

    this ancient stupid ass extinct meme did not need to be revived for this

    the gengar drink looks cute
     
  36. Mariip

    Mariip
    Member

    But is the food as good as Eorzea's?(if you're in japan go to eorzea cafe. It's amazing.Both of them.)
     
  37. scare_crow

    scare_crow
    Member

    Yeah... I doubt that's what they were going for, ha.

    Do people go to these things on a regular basis or is it more of a curiosity? Like, you go once and that's it?
     
  38. Lump

    Lump
    Member

    Imagine you’re a localizer if this cafe ever came to America, and you label it Pikachu Tossed Salad. I wonder if the executives would catch it.
     
  39. Dice

    Dice
    Member

    loool Almost looks like it says 'Pokémen"
    EDIT: No sorry just a pokeball inside the 'O' haha. I am keeping that handsome dugtrio picture up there

    Looks super awesome though, wish North America was this much fun celebrating hobbies. <3
     
  40. Brucey

    Brucey
    Member

    The interior looks slick but doesn’t give off many pokemon vibes which is a real bummer.
     
  41. Milennia

    Milennia
    Community Resetter Member

    Came here for this, the pikachu ass will be their top seller, I know Pokémon fans

    On the real the Lapras desert and the vaporeon drink look interesting
     
  42. Aktlys

    Aktlys
    Member

    The interior design is really boring and has no personality
     
  43. MrKlaw

    MrKlaw
    Member

    so its overpriced kids bento? Is that pikachu basically omelette rice?

    Although my daughter will want to go and we're there at the end of the month. If you really can't buy the Evee or Pikachu mugs unless you also buy that particular drink its evil but hilarious
     
  44. Aiustis

    Aiustis
    Member

    Slowpoke tails is all I need
     
  45. Zeno

    Zeno
    Member

    Where's the Magikarp?
     
  46. Clov

    Clov
    Member

    Oh, if I'm free at the time that would be fun!
     
  47. chronic_archaic

    chronic_archaic
    Banned Member

    Not worth these theme restaurants they're are time limited - or maybe this doesn't go away after two days or so?
     
  48. woopWOOP

    woopWOOP
    Member

    That Eevee burger is cracking me up
     
  49. carlosrox

    carlosrox
    Member

    When Metroid cafe?

    They could have Baby Burgers.
     
  50. NotLiquid

    NotLiquid
    Member

    This is a pop-up café right? So just like the Kirby Café it'll only be around for the better year?