Pokémon Center (store)

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Pokémon Center and Pokémon Store logos
Exterior of the old Tokyo Pokémon Center

A Pokémon Center (Japanese: ポケモンセンター Pokémon Center) is a retail store that sells 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.


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The Pokémon Center online store also has a series of collections that have been released over time.

Collection Release Date
Charizard Pokémon Center promotion (2010) April 2010
Blooming Flowers Pokémon Center promotion (2010) May 2010
Sleeping Pikachu Collection June 14, 2014
Back to School Collection August 2014
Charizard Charcoal Collection August 2014
Fall Fennekin Collection September 2014
Chillin' With Lucario Collection October 2014
Eevee Essences Collection March 2015
Ditto Collection March 26, 2016
January 30, 2017
Johto Cuties Collection June 2, 2016
Bellossom Tropics Collection July 20, 2016
Silhouette Sync Collection September 28, 2016
Gengar Smirk Collection October 5, 2016
Mythical Mania Collection November 16, 2016
Lapras Surf Collection February 15, 2017
Brushwork Pikachu Collection March 15, 2017
Rotom Mystery Room Collection April 12, 2017
Alolan Raichu Collection April 27, 2017
Charizard Firestorm Collection May 31, 2017
Mimikyu Collection June 14, 2017
Dragonite Sighting Collection June 21, 2017
Lavender Town Collection August 29, 2018
Team Rocket Collection March 27, 2019

Current stores


From east to west:


Pokémon Center Sapporo logo.png
  • Opened March 6, 2009
  • Sapporo ESTA 9F, Kita 5 jo 2 chome Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, 060-0005
  • Phone: 011-232-3200


Pokémon Center Tohoku logo.png
  • Opened December 4, 2011
  • Shop and Wander AER, 3F, 3-1, Chuo 1-chome, Aoba, Sendai,980-6103
  • Opened as a part of the Pokémon with You campaign
  • Phone: 022-716-6870

Skytree Town

Pokémon Center Skytree Town logo.png
  • Opened July 6, 2016
  • Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi East Yard 4F, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 131-0045
  • Phone: 03-6456-1221

Mega Tokyo

Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo logo.png
  • Opened December 11, 2014
  • Sunshine City alpa 2F, 3-1-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-6002
  • Phone: 03-5927-9290

Tokyo Bay

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  • Opened November 22, 2013
  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport TOKYO-BAY West Wing 2F, 2-1-1 Hama-cho, Funabashi, Chiba 273-8530
  • Phone: 047-421-7757

Tokyo DX

  • Opened March 13, 2018
  • Nihombashi 2-11-2, Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C. East Building (5th Floor), Chuo, Tokyo
  • Includes a Pokemon-themed Cafe
  • Phone: 81 3-6262-6452


Pokémon Center Yokohama logo.png
  • Opened March 5, 2005
  • Landmark Plaza 4F, 2-2-1 Minato Mirai Nishi ku, Yokohama, 220-8172
  • Phone: 045-222-5533


Pokémon Center Nagoya logo.png
  • Opened March 20, 2013
  • Matsuzakaya Main Building 5F, 3-16-1, Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, 460-8430
  • Phone: 052-264-2727


Pokémon Center Kyoto logo.png
  • Opened March 16, 2016
  • Takashimaya Kyoto Store 5F, 52 Nishiiru Shincho, Kawaramachi, Shijodori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8520
  • Phone: 075-254-8001


Pokémon Center Osaka logo.png
  • Opened November 26, 2010
  • Daimaru Umeda Store 13F, 3-1-1, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, 530-8202
  • Phone: 06-6346-6002


Pokémon Center Hiroshima logo.png
  • Opened June 26, 2015
  • Sogo Hiroshima main building 6F, 6-27, Moto-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, 730-8501
  • Phone: 082-846-5093


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  • Opened March 3, 2011
  • Amu Plaza, JR Hakata City 8F, 1-1, Hakataekichuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, 812-0012
  • Phone: 092-413-5185



Pokémon Center Singapore logo.png
  • Opened April 17, 2019
  • 78 Airport Boulevard, #04-201 & 202, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666

United States

Seattle, Washington

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

Northgate Mall
Pokémon Center kiosk in the Northgate Mall in October 2010
  • 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 ten types of Poké Dolls, several Monster Collection figures, trading cards, and pins. It also features interactive games and a Pokédex for visitors to play with. The tags on the Pokédolls from this machine have unique North-West tags that are yellow, blue, and square in shape.

Westfield Southcenter
  • Opened December 2010
  • 2800 Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA 98188, USA

Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Mall
  • Opened ???
  • 4502 S Steele St # 1177, Tacoma, WA 98409

This shop is located in the mall common area. It features one vending machine, offering a selection of up to ten Poké Dolls, the five Nintendo DS Pokémon games, thirteen miniature Monster Collection figures, seven different packs of trading cards, and five full decks of trading cards. The stand also includes two large displays of Poké Dolls, varying in sizes from 6" to 12", as well as a variety of other Pokémon merchandise. The machine is also equipped with several interactive games as well as a touch-screen Pokédex for visitors to enjoy. The stand is no longer watched and operated by The Pokémon Company International employees (who helped make sure the machines were running alright, answered questions, and rang up the sales of merchandise located outside of the vending machines). The tags on the Pokédolls from this machine have unique North-West tags that are yellow, blue, and square in shape.

New York, New York

Pokémon Center New York logo.png
New York (Nintendo New York)
  • 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. On January 19, 2016, the Nintendo World Store closed for remodeling and reopened as Nintendo New York on February 19, 2016.

After Pokémon Center New York closed in January 2005, it has not been a Pokémon-exclusive store. However, there is a section on the ground floor devoted to the franchise, where there is a large selection of Pokémon video games, trading cards, dolls (which are either imports from Japan or old dolls from the old Pokémon Center), figures, DVDs, clothes and apparel, and other merchandise. Sometimes there might be Pokémon candies or edible foods available. On December 19, 2010, near Christmas time, there was a larger selection of Poké Dolls and other collectibles. An event was held at the Nintendo World Store to celebrate the releases of Pokémon Black and White Versions. It also had Pokémon Black and White pre-orders available.

On the floor above is the merchandise of other Nintendo franchises; such as Mario, Kirby, and the Legend of Zelda; including t-shirts and exclusive Nintendo World collectibles. The store also sells video game strategy guides and, previously, issues of Nintendo Power. There are game stations where visitors may demo Wii, DS, and 3DS games, including demos of some of the Pokémon games.

Previous stores


Tokyo (first)

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  • Opened April 25, 1998
  • Closed July 16, 2007
  • 1F Kawasaki Teitoku Building Annex, 3-2-5 Nihombashi, Chūō Ward, Tōkyō Metropolis
  • Phone: 03-5200-0707

Tokyo (second)

Pokémon Center Tokyo logo.png
  • Opened July 16, 2007
  • Closed December 7, 2014
  • 2F Shiodome-Shiba Rikyū building, Kaigan 1-2-3, Minato Ward, Tokyo City, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto Region


Pokémon Center Osaka logo old.png
  • Opened November 14, 1998
  • Closed November 23, 2010
  • B1F Umeda Center Building, 2-4-12 Nakazaki-Nishi, Kita Ward, Ōsaka City, Ōsaka Prefecture
  • Phone: 06-6373-8080


Pokémon Center Nagoya logo old.png
  • Opened October 11, 2002
  • Closed March 16, 2013
  • Oasis 21 B1F, 1-11-1 Higashi-Sakura, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Chubu Region, 461-0005
  • Phone: 052-950-0758


Pokémon Center Fukuoka logo old.png
  • Opened November 1, 2003
  • Closed February 25, 2011
  • Canal City OPA B1F Labūn, 1-2-22 Sumiyoshi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Phone: 092-282-7733


  • Open:
    • July 1, 2005 - October 2, 2005
    • November 17, 2005 - April 9, 2006
    • July 1, 2006 - October 29, 2006
  • Sapporo ANA Hotel 1F, West 1-2-9 Kita-3-jō, Chūō Ward, Sapporo City, Hokkaidō

United States

Alderwood Mall
  • Opened November 2010
  • Closed July 2012
  • 3000 184th Street SW, Lynnwood, Washington, 98037

This shop was the larger of the two Seattle-area shops, but it was still in the mall common area and limited in size. It featured a larger vending machine kiosk, a tower of Poké Dolls and DX Poké Dolls, and The Pokémon Company International employees who answered questions and rang up sales. It closed in July 2012, due to leasing issues.

Temporary stores


Chūbu Centrair International Airport

Pokémon Center Centrair logo.png
  • Opened December 26, 2011
  • Closed January 5, 2012
  • 4F Chūbu Centrair International Airport, Tokoname, Aichi, Japan

This store sold original Pokémon merchandise and bingo games to play.

Tokyo Character Street

Pokémon Center Tokyo Character Street logo.png
  • Opened October 10, 2012
  • Closed November 5, 2012
  • Number One Plaza, First Avenue Tokyo Station, Chiyoda and Chūō, Tokyo Metropolis

Haneda International Airport International Terminal

Pokémon Center Haneda International Airport Terminal logo.png
  • Opened August 4, 2012
  • Closed August 19, 2012
  • International Terminal, Haneda International Airport, Ōta, Tokyo Metropolis

This store sold original Pokémon merchandise and bingo games to play.

Pokémon Game Show

Pokémon Center temporary logo.png
  • Opened August 17, 2013
  • Closed August 18, 2013
  • Tokyo Big Sight, Odaiba, Tokyo Bay, Tokyo Metropolis

This store was run at the Pokémon Game Show. It had a capsule-toy vending machine selling Pokémon Rumble U NFC figures; special Black Kyurem and White Kyurem figures exclusive to the event were available here.


Pokémon Center Paris

Pokémon Center Paris logo.png
  • Opened June 4, 2014
  • Closed after June 21, 2014
  • Crémerie de Paris (Hôtel de Villeroy), 11-15, rue des Halles – angle 9, rue des Déchargeurs 75001 Paris / France

A temporary Pokémon Center store was opened in Paris, France from June 4 through June 21, 2014. The store featured an exhibition of illustrations from the Pokémon games, interactive events for fans, and the opportunity to purchase merchandise brought over from the Japanese Pokémon Center shops.

United Kingdom

Pokémon Center London

Pokémon Center London logo.png
  • Opens October 18, 2019
  • Closes November 15, 2019
  • Westfield London, Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush W12 7GF

A pop-up Pokémon Center store will be opened in London, United Kingdom from October 18 through November 15, 2019.



Japanese site logo

An online store was available in Japan from March 21, 2001 to November 30, 2006, as well as a store which was accessible via mobile phones in Japan from September 29, 2003 to November 30, 2006.

An Amazon store that sold Pokémon Center goods opened at http://www.amazon.co.jp/b?node=2430277051 on October 18, 2012. On February 16, 2016, the Pokémon Center online store reopened for customers in Japan at pokemoncenter-online.com.

United States

The old site the day before closing
US site logo

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. If one visited pokemoncenter.com, it would redirect to the Pokémon website. On July 2, 2014, the website featured a countdown clock for the grand opening of the Pokémon Center online store and three different items avaliable for early-access purchase.

On August 6, 2014, the Pokémon Center online store reopened for customers in the United States at the same URL. Some fans were given advance access via mail, where they could access the Pokémon Center website starting July 2, 2014. These fans were given some special gifts from The Pokémon Company alongside the invitation: an iPhone 5 case, a notebook, a canteen, and a plush Special Delivery Pikachu.


See also

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