The official Japanese Pokémon website has announced that there will be temporary closures of Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores in areas under an Emergency Declaration for COVID-19. Our list of COVID-19 canceled Pokémon Events has been updated with this announcement.

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Temporary Closures of Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores

For the time being, the following Pokémon Centers, Pokémon Stores, Pokémon Cafes, and Pikachu Sweets in the areas under an Emergency Declaration will be temporarily closed from Saturday, August 28th, 2021, in light of the current situation of the spread of the coronavirus.

During the temporary closure period, customers who have been selected in the lottery to purchase TCG items and for customers who have made reservations at the Pokémon Café will be unable to visit the Pokémon Centers that are closed to get their products or have their reservation fulfilled.

The delivery period for the affected stores will be extended for two weeks from the date the stores reopen. The reopening date of each store will be announced on the staff voice page. Reservations made at the Pokémon Store Kansai Airport will be accepted at Pokémon Center Osaka and Pokémon Center Osaka DX for an additional two weeks from the reopening date.

Closures as of 20:30, Thursday, August 26, 2021

  • Pokémon Center Sapporo
  • Pokémon Center Tohoku
  • Pokémon Center Tokyo DX & Pokémon Cafe
  • Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo & Pikachu Sweets
  • Pokémon Center Shibuya
  • Pokémon Center Skytree Town
  • Pokémon Center Tokyo Bay
  • Pokémon Center Yokohama
  • Pokémon Center Nagoya
  • Pokémon Center Kyoto
  • Pokémon Center Osaka DX & Pokémon Cafe
  • Pokémon Center Osaka
  • Pokémon Center Hiroshima
  • Pokémon Center Fukuoka
  • Pokémon Store New Chitose Airport
  • Pokémon Store Tokyo Station
  • Pokémon Store Outlet Kisarazu
  • Pokémon Store Narita Airport
  • Pokémon Store Gotemba
  • Pokémon Store Kansai Airport will be closed on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
  • Pokémon Store AEON MALL Okinawa Rycom Shop

Due to the above closures, the Shiraberu-kun and the Pokémon Center Pika Pika Big Investigation! campaign will end on August 27th, 2021 instead of August 29th, 2021.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections, they will continue to work with the public health center and other related organizations to ensure that employees take precautions such as taking their temperature before work, wearing masks, and disinfecting their hands with alcohol disinfectant.

Source: https://voice.pokemon.co.jp/stv/zenten/2021/08/post-11367.html