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The Pokémon Company International is headquartered in [[wp:Bellevue, Washington|Bellevue]], a city that neighbors [[wp:Seattle, Washington|Seattle]].
The Pokémon Company International is headquartered in [[wp:Bellevue, Washington|Bellevue]], a city that neighbors [[wp:Seattle, Washington|Seattle]].
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* Opened summer 2010
* Opened summer 2010

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Exterior of the Tokyo Pokémon Center

Pokémon Centers are retail stores that sell official Pokémon merchandise. Japanese stores are operated by The Pokémon Company, while mall kiosks in the Seattle, Washington, area of the United States are run by The Pokémon Company International.


Pokémon Center stores sell many kinds of Pokémon merchandise. This includes Pokémon games, TCG cards, anime videos and DVDs, manga volumes, CDs, and a wide array of products such as clothes, accessories, bedding, sporting equipment, dishes, musical instruments, and toys. For a gallery of merchandise, see Bulbagarden Archives.

Current stores


From east to west:


  • Open:
    • July 1, 2005 - October 2, 2005
    • July 1, 2006 - October 29, 2006
    • from March 6, 2008
  • 北海道札幌市中央区北3条西1-2-9 札幌全日空ホテル内1階
  • Sapporo ANA Hotel 1F, West 1-2-9 Kita-3-jō, Chūō Ward, Sapporo City, Hokkaidō
  • Phone: 0120-049-725 (Pokémon Customer Support Center)


  • Opened July 16, 2007
  • 東京都港区海岸1-2-3 汐留芝離宮ビルディング2F
  • 2nd floor, Shiodome-Shiba Rikyū building, Kaigan 1-2-3, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to
  • Phone:


  • Opened March 5, 2005
  • 神奈川県横浜市西区みなとみらい2-2-1 ランドマークプラザ4F
  • Landmark Plaza 4F, 2-2-1 Minato-Mirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Phone: 045-222-5533


  • Opened October 22, 2002
  • 愛知県名古屋市東区東桜1丁目11番地1号 オアシス21
  • Oasis 21, 1-11-1 Higashi-Sakura, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
  • Phone: 052-950-0758


  • Opened November 14, 1998
  • 大阪府大阪市北区中崎西2-4-12 梅田センタービルB1F
  • Umeda Center Building B1F, 2-4-12 Nakazaki-Nishi, Kita Ward, Ōsaka City, Ōsaka Prefecture
  • Phone: 06-6373-8080


  • Opened November 1, 2003
  • 福岡県福岡市博多区住吉1-2-22 キャナルシティオーパB1Fラブーン
  • Canal City OPA B1F Labūn, 1-2-22 Sumiyoshi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Phone: 092-282-7733


Seattle, Washington

The Pokémon Company International is headquartered in Bellevue, a city that neighbors Seattle.

Pokémon Center Northgate.jpg
Northgate Mall
  • Opened summer 2010
  • 401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, Washington, 98125

This standalone kiosk in the mall's common area is a vending machine that sells five types of PokéDolls, several Monster Collection figures, trading cards, and Nintendo DS games. It also features interactive games and a PokéDex for visitors to play with.

Alderwood Mall
  • Opened November 2010
  • 3000 184th Street SW, Lynnwood, Washington, 98037

This shop is the larger of the two Seattle-area shops, but it is still in the mall common area and limited in size. It features a larger vending machine kiosk, a tower of PokéDolls and DX PokéDolls, and TPCI employees who answer questions and ring up sales.

New York (Nintendo World Store)

  • Opened November 16, 2001
  • 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, 10020
  • Phone: (212) 307-0900

In January 2005, Pokémon Center New York closed for remodeling. It reopened as a general Nintendo store called Nintendo World on May 14, 2005, no longer as a Pokémon-exclusive store. There is, however, a section in the ground floor devoted to the franchise.

Previous stores



  • Opened April 25, 1998
  • Closed July 16, 2007
  • 東京都中央区日本橋3-2-5 川崎定徳ビル別館1F
  • Kawasaki Teitoku Building Annex 1F, 3-2-5 Nihombashi, Chūō Ward, Tōkyō Metropolis
  • Phone: 03-5200-0707


The Pokémon Center North America site the day before closing

Online stores were available for Japan and North America, as well as an online store which is currently accessible via mobile phones in Japan. Around mid-January 2008, the Pokémon Center online store in North America displayed a closing message, encouraging shoppers to take advantage of closing sales, because the store would be closing at the end of the month. The store did close effective February 1st, but kept a Q & A site in place of the actual store. The reason given for the closing was: "Pokémon USA, Inc. (now part of The Pokémon Company International) has decided to sell Pokémon merchandise exclusively through its retail partners." The site continued to accept product returns that met their product return standards and were postmarked by February 21st of that year.