In the video games and anime, the Pokémon Gym is where you take your pet monsters to exercise. In (real life) Japan, the Pokémon Gym is now where you go to buy Pokémon merch. Something seems a bit lost in translation here; when you build a store to sell real animals, you call it a “pet store”, not “the dog park”.
Anyway…Nintendo has recently opened the Pokémon Expo Gym in Osaka. In addition to merchandise, it’s also got a bunch of (minimally athletic) Pokémon games and Pokémon-themed burger joint. Japanese website site Gigazine took some nice photos:
As for where to go in America if you want to exercise your pocket monster? Well, if Jay Leno worked for Otaku USA, he’d probably tell you that Paul Reubens has the best answer to that question. Badum-ching!
If all else fails, there is always the White House.
Man in Pokemon Outfit Jumps White House Fence
It’s not very effective
A bizarre bit of news hit the net a few days ago when a man decked out in Pikachu T-shirt and hat and carrying a stuffed Pikachu decided to jump the fence…
Your Favorite Anime is Secretly Horrifying: Pokémon
*Cue depressing Peanuts music*
This week we’re looking at one of the most popular anime franchises of all time. If we don’t ruin this show for you then we just aren’t doing our jobs…
Pokemon Cafe Opens in Tokyo
Voice actress Rika Adachi stops by, serves food
Apparently a complete takeover of the city of Yokohama was not enough for Pikachu, as the electric-type Pokemon has also moved into the…