Fans of Pokemon will now have something extra to look forward to. Sanoyas Interaction, a Japanese company, has announced that they are opening a real-life Pokemon EXPO Gym in Osaka on Nov. 19, offering a wide range of Pokemon-related activities to its patrons.
The Pokemon EXPO Gym is the first hands-on entertainment facility for the global phenomenon in the country. It aims to provide fans with advance on Pokemon, tips on using abilities and to give kids a great way to communicate with each other as they participate in activities around the gym, according to Silicon Era.
Japanese popstar Mirin Furukawa from the pop group Dempagumi.inc has shared some photos inside the gym from her Twitter account. From the images, it does seem like the gym will be one unforgettable experience for Pokemon fans.
昨日は大阪に11月オープンの 「ポケモンEXPOジム」に一足お先に遊びに行ってきました！リザードンとお喋りしてきました！夢のような時間だった( ´･ヮ･') リザードンとマオちゃんとぱしゃり pic.twitter.com/KK8rWpH3i3
— 古川未鈴 (@FurukawaMirin) October 21, 2015
The gym's main draws include Charizard's Battle Colosseum and Gardevoir's Control Score. Pikachu, the franchise's most popular Pokemon, is also featured prominently in the gym. Attendees in the gym will also be given a number of perks, including rewards that can be used for their Pokemon X, Y, Alpha Sapphire, Omega and Ruby games, reports The Mirror.
Apart from the activities, a dedicated app will also be made available, showing gym stats for each attendee.
Tickets for the gym are available for pre-order starting Oct. 31 at the Pokemon Center in Osaka. While waiting for the highly-anticipated Pokemon Go release next year, fans can rest assured that somewhere in Japan lies the first Pokemon gym in the world.
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