Gotta Catch & # 39; Em All! Thousands of Pokémon fans are in line for up to nine hours to open a temporary pop-up store in London while being maintained by Pokemon Go character spawnings.
- Europe's only Pokémon Center has opened in Westfield in West London  Fans queued to snap up exclusive UK-inspired toys and try out the new Sword and Shield games
- The area also became a hot spot for Pokemon Go! character spawnings
- The store closes in November the same day as the new game is released
Thousands of shoppers have flocked to a London shopping center when the doors open at the UK's ever Pokémon Center – but it's only open for a month.  Queues, which reportedly last for nine hours, extend down to the Westfield main field in Shepherd's Bush and out the door, with fans of the video game franchise waiting excitedly to grab exclusive merchandise.
The store is the only official Pokémon Center in Europe and opened to celebrate the launch of the new Pokémon Sword and Shield games, which uses a game map inspired by the UK.
An earlier game had been inspired by France, which is the only other time the Pokémon Center has come to Europe.
Thousands of shoppers have flocked Westfield London shopping center when doors open at the UK's ever Pokémon Center
The store is the only official Pokémon Center in Europe and opened to celebrate the launch of the new Pokémon Sword and the Pokémon Shield game, which uses a game map inspired by Britain  Queues of up to nine hours have been formed at the west London shopping center, with the line flowing down the main office and out the door. ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
Queues of up to nine hours have been formed in the shopping center in west London, with the line going down to headquarters and out the door
The Anchor Pokemon has grown a worldwide fan bases since the first game, Pokémon Red and Blue, were released in 1996
When the doors opened, fans were greeted by the bowler hat-wearing Pikachu suit, the store's official "face" and one of the huge variety of products that quickly went up from the shelves.
There were oddly few articles that were actually related to Shield and Sword games except for some hoodies emblazoned with new Pokémon Sobble, Grookey and Scorbunny.
the store had also created an upstairs area where the visitor could demonstrate each of the new games.
Some guests – in line for hours – dressed up as their favorite Pokémon pocket monsters, while others noticed an increased play of Pokémon Go characters, including Psyduck, Vaporeon and Jolteon in the area.
Pokémon's Westfield Center is open from today through November 15, when the new sword and shield games become available  Fan was seen leaving the store with London-inspired Pikachu bags filled with goodies ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
The fan was seen leaving the store with London-inspired Pikachu bags filled with goods 19659037] Pokémon Centers raise serious attention when they open, with some claiming that the Paris pop-up store sold out all of its goods within five days ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />