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    Default Photos of Pokemon Center NYC

    As some of you may know, I was in New York a few weeks ago. And it goes without saying that as passionate Pokemon veteran I visited the Pokemon Center NYC as well.

    Also, I promised to post pictures and here they are!
    But guys, let me get that clear: Please don't raise your expectations too high!

    My personal opinion:
    I'd already heard so much about the Pokemon Center in NYC that I was totally excited when I was on my way to it. I expected to see a great shop, dedicated to one of the greatest things in the world. But I would soon be disappointed! When I arrived there, my excitement turned into disappointment pretty soon.
    First of all, the Pokemon "Center" is NO LONGER a center, it's just an ordinary Nintendo store with a really small(!) area on the ground floor dedicated to Pokemon. And the selection of products you can find there was pretty underwhelming as well. The store basically concentrates on the games, the TCG and plastic/plush figures. I know it must sound hard, but that's it. That's what is left of the old "glory" of the famous Pokemon Center NYC.
    Unfortunately, they didn't even sell Garchomp (plush) figures and so, as a Pokemon fan and above all, as arguably the greatest Cynthia fan in the world, I decided not to buy anything there, because there was hardly anything that I could have needed. Sad, but true.

    Anyways, I could at least say afterwards that I was there, and I hope you'll enjoy the many photos I took nevertheless.
    !!If you want to use my photos for bulbapedia or other websites, just contact me via PM!!

    OK, enough of words! Here we go:


    The store at night


    The store at daytime


    The entrance area


    This is basically the whole Pokemon area


    All kinds of merchandise


    Commercials for Pokemon HGSS


    A table where you can play Pokemon games on the Nintendo DS


    Turtwig and Piplup plush figures


    All kinds of plastic action figures (but NO GARCHOMP!!)


    Pikachu says "Hi!"


    Could it be her??? No, just a pretty girl who is busy with fierce battles


    TCG part1


    TCG part2


    Nintendo DS equipment in Pokemon style


    Guide books, games and TCG


    Well, "center" is a bit too optimistic if you ask me


    The "center" from another perspective


    Finally, I found my Queen...if only on a pack for trading cards


    Cynthia with fantastic Pokemon



    I couldn't find a Garchomp figure or anything else but got a souvenir after all! When I told a nice sales clerk that I'd traveled all the way to New York and had been looking forward to seeing the center for weeks, he gave me this backpack/shopping bag with an awesome Pokemon HGSS print:



    I'm looking forward to your comments and hope you liked my photos

    EDIT: I could actually post many more photos, but obviously you mustn't post more than 20. What a pity! Maybe a mod could change that, because anybody would profit from those pictures.
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    Huh, they changed their posters in the windows. I never got to go in so thanks for this.

    It's smaller than I thought.

    Oh SURE, they WOULD have Espeon figurines. *grumbles*


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    I've been there once before, the people I talked to had no idea I was a tourist.
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    Additional photos:

    First floor:








    This flying Pikachu can be found at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C.
    It seems Pokemon has finally gone down in history
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    Were they selling Red hats?

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    I've never been there. I would have liked to when it was the Pokemon Center, but I don't think I was advertising my fandom at that point. Alas.

    I'm sorry you couldn't find your Garchomp, but in that same picture, I spy Charmeleon, and Altaria, and DRAGONAIR. Do they purposely stock my favorites?

    I must get there. Somehow. :-\

    EDIT: I see Dragonite too! This store is taunting me!
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    I go there every so often when I'm home. I wish I went there when it was truly The Pokemon Center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryuutakesh! View Post
    Were they selling Red hats?
    No, as far as I can remember they only sold games, guide books, trading cards and lots of plastic and plush figures. That's it
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    What are attractive people doing there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen Cynthia View Post
    No, as far as I can remember they only sold games, guide books, trading cards and lots of plastic and plush figures. That's it
    Oh, they fail... I want one of those hats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedo View Post
    What are attractive people doing there?
    You mean that girl playing WII? LOL, I treated her to a cup of coffee afterwards...

    Nooo, just joking :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedo View Post
    What are attractive people doing there?
    This.

    I went there in the summer. Got a bunch of stuff, but I forgot where I saved the pics. Decent store, despite the prices.

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    Neato! Although only a section of it is Pokemon, I would still like to go.

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    Despite the fact I live a reasonable distance from NYC (from my dorm I could hop on a train up, and my college is only about an hour away from my home) I haven't been to the Pokémon center, even when it was the Pokémon Center [NYC]. Though a friend of mine did give me this cute Pichu cellphone charm she got when it was a Pokémon Center. I've been tempted to turning it into a Gizamimi Pichu (as well as fixing the paint on its face, some of it chipped off). xD

    Maybe the next trip to NYC I make I'll stop there, I'm kind of hoping to go to NYAF, so maybe I should stop by in my Kotone cosplay for kicks. 8D If not, there's always the fact I plan to study abroad in Japan in a few years. xD Though a friend said Pocchama/Piplup is currently filling the one in Tokyo, with not even much Pikachu to be found!
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    I've been there once, a ways back when it really was the Pokemon Center. These days it's just more of a Nintendo World Store with a Pokemon section, isn't it? I wanted to go to the Platinum launch party they held there (I heard there some fishy things going on at that event too, lol; would've been funny to be there), but didn't get the time to drive down.

    Personally, I think Toronto needs a Nintendo Store (even better, a true Pokemon Center)... though sadly I don't see it happening.

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