The Pokémon EXPO Gym (ポケモンEXPOジム)
is the first Pokémon themed interactive edutainment facility
in Japan. The 'Communication with Pokémon' (ポケモンとのコミュニケーション) is based on the world of Pokémon and is focused on developing the communication skills of children while still having fun. The biggest feature of the Pokémon EXPO Gym is that the visitors, Pokémon Trainers, can be training while talking to Pokémon in a realistic manner. You can learn techniques or get advice on Pokémon problems.
There are seven program, each with their own individual theme that is focused on growing as a Pokémon Trainers. The Pokémon EXPO Gym Gear (ポケモンEXPOジムギア)
app can be downloaded and players can register to check their skills as a trainer and to receive messages during training.
To talk with Pokémon in the Pokémon EXPO Gym requires the Pokémon Fluency Translator （ポケモンペラペラ翻訳機）
or Poképera (ポケペラ)
for short. It is a Apple iOS and Google Android app which can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play. The app can check records of the player and has other options and it will be available in early November 2015. It intergrates with the Membership Card (メンバーズカード) via IC which is required to particpate at the Pokémon EXPO Gym. The card costs 500 yen including tax and pre-sales will begin starting October 31st, 2015 at the Osaka Pokémon Center.
Pokémon EXPO Gym Information
Location: Suita, Osaka Prefecture Senri Banpaku-Koen 2-1 (Yubinbango 565-0826)
Access: EXPOCITY via the Osaka Monorail. 2 minute walk from the Expo Memorial Park Station
Date of opening: Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Hours: 11:00 to 18:00 (Normal day)
Official shop and drinks stand open until 21:00 (Busy Day 9:30 to 21:00)
Company: Sanoyas Interaction Ltd.
Planning Supervisor: Pokémon Company Communications
Event Pokémon Distribution for XY and ORAS
Those that played Lizardon's Battle Coliseum, Doble's Promo Studio, Kairiky's Aid Center and Zoroark's Slightly Evil Dojo could receive an event Pokémon as a present. Each program presented a serial code for the associated Pokémon from that program which could be used in Pokémon X, Pokémon Y
, Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Event Pokémon that were Distributed:
Lizardon's Battle Coliseum: Lizardon
Doble's Promo Studio: Doble
Kairiki's Aid Center: Kairiky
Zoroark's Slightly Evil Dojo: Zoroark
Oha Suta - October 22nd, 2015
On the October 22nd, 2015 episode of Oha Suta
, Mirin （みりん）
visited the Pokémon EXPO Gym and did a tour of the place for viewers to see.
Gathering in the Pokemon House? - Episode #9
Hyadain and Rinka-chan left Pokénchi to visit the Pokémon EXPO Gym that had just opened in Osaka during Gathering in the Pokemon House? - Episode #9
. They also showcased the Gym and also did a tour of the place for viewers to see.