Japan Now Has Pokémon Vending Machines

Screenshot: Inside

Japan loves Pokémon, and it loves vending machines. It was only a matter of time before they merged.

Behold, the Pokémon Stand. These vending machines sell Pokémon Center merchandise and are located at Narita Airport, Aqua City Odaiba, Ebina service area in Kanagawa and Ashigara service area in Shizuoka.


As you can see in these images from Inside, the vending machines support Japanese, Korean, Chinese and English.

Image: Inside
Image: Inside

Here are photos of machines out in the wild!


And a clip of one in action.


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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.