Pokefans went abuzz after it was announced that a real-life Pokemon gym was being built in Osaka. Thanks to Japanese media website, Gigazine, who recently visited Osaka’s Pokemon EXPO Gym, we get to take a sneak peek inside the upcoming attraction.
Kids can get to enjoy several different attractions, including Charizard’s Battle Colosseum, which for 600 yen, they can have a battle against a trainer and her Charizard. The other attractions include Smeargle’s Studio, Zoroark’s Evil Dojo, Machamp’s Aid Center, and even a bowling attraction with Pokemon Battle Bowling!
And of course, there are merchandise shops selling exclusive Pokemon-themed merchandise, as well as food shops selling exclusive Pokemon-themed food and beverages.
The gym is scheduled to open its doors to aspiring Pokemon trainers on 19 November 2015, and can be found in Osaka’s EXPOCITY, next to the Osaka Expo Memorial Park Station. The Pokemon EXPO Gym has been dubbed as a “hands-on edutainment facility” which kids can not only enjoy themselves, but learn as well. Admission is at 500 yen and patrons will get a free membership pass/IC Card, or a Pokepera translator as it will be called.