Their store is now a soup and hamburg steak restaurant called Dda Soup.
Did you grow up with Pokemon as a child? I did.
In 1997, my family and I started watching Pokemon in Japanese, and then eventually watched it in English as well. Ever since we started watching the animation series, we got the new Pokemon game cartridges, cards, stamps, toys, backpacks, eating utensils, and stuffed dolls. We visited the Pokemon Center in Tokyo, and also had a birthday cake with a Pikachu picture.
And of course, this summer, I played Pokemon Go in Tokyo. I miss playing it… because Korea doesn’t have Pokemon Go due to some national security issues 😦 *Except for Sokcho, which happened to be outside the “Korean map” when the map was divided into rhombuses.
But now, I found a place where I can “catch” Pokemon in Seoul, Korea! 24 hours after my friend posted this picture of Bulbasaur sleeping next to a Pokeball, I was at this cafe to catch my own Pokemon.
There is a total of 5 sleeping Pokemons that could be in this Pokeball, according to the cafe’s official instagram.
I went there on Saturday at around noon… and it was there!
Now to wait until this buzzer rings…
짜잔~~ My pokeballs! I got greedy and got two of them…
Now time to open it in half with a fork and a knife…
Pikachu!!!! My favorite ❤ The figurine was wrapped in plastic.
It’s a Bulbasaur!! 이상씨(isangsshi) in Korean
and フシギダネ(fushigidane) in Japanese.
But they’re mine now 😀
From Hongik University Station exit 9, go straight. Turn left at McDonald’s, and go up a slight hill on the main street. When you see KEB-Hana Bank on your left, turn left. Turn left on the next small street, turn right on the next street, and then you should see the pink store on your left.
The second floor is a cosmetics store.
Seoul Mapo-gu Wawoo-san-ro 29-ga-gil 84
서울특별시 마포구 와우산로29가길 84
11:30 AM – 10:30 PM