Pokémon Store closing down gives fans big old Poké-tears with heart-melting receipt message

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

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Okayama branch has more to say than just goodbye.

Running a Pokémon specialty shop in Japan seems like about the surest recipe for success you could come up with, and over the years fans have made a lot of happy memories at the Pokémon Store in Okayama City’s Aeon Mall. Sure, it may not be as big as the Pokémon Center megastores in Japan’s largest cities, but the Okayama Pokémon Store is still packed full of plushies, pins, stationary, and all sorts of other Poké-merch. There’s even an adorable statue of Pikachu, dressed as local folk hero Momotaro/Peach

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