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Pokémon Center logo
Alternative Pokémon Center and Pokémon Store logos

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.

Contents

Products

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

The following is a list of currently operating Pokémon Center stores.

Name Opening Date Address Contact Details Notes Logo
Sapporo March 6, 2009[1] Daimaru Sapporo 8F,
4-7, Kita 5 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo
Hokkaido 〒060-0005

Map

(+81) 011-232-3212

Website

Pokémon Center Sapporo logo Gen VIII.png
Tohoku June 30, 2017[3] PARCO Sendai 8F,
1−2−3, Central, Aoba Ward, Sendai
〒980-8484 Miyagi

Map

(+81) 022-716-6870

Website

Pokémon Center Touhoku logo Gen VIII.png
Skytree Town July 6, 2016 Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi East Yard 4F,
1−1−2, Oshiage, Sumida City
Tokyo 〒131-0045

Map

(+81) 03-6456-1221

Website

Pokémon Center Skytree Town logo.png
Mega Tokyo December 11, 2014[6][7] Sunshine City Alpa 2F,
3−1−2, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima City
Tokyo 〒170-6002

Map

(+81) 03-5927-9290

Website

Throughout December 2019-March 2020, the store was expanded, doubling the size of the store and including four extra facilities:

  • "Pokémon GO Lab" - A Pokémon GO dedicated store that also functions as a Gym.
  • "Pikachu Sweets" - A smaller Pokémon Cafe location focusing on take-away desserts.
  • "Pokemon Card Game" - A Pokémon Trading Card Game venue and store.
  • A small play area for young children.
Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo Gen VIII logo.png
Tokyo DX March 13, 2018[9] Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C. East Building 5F,
2−11−2, Nihonbashi, Chuo City
Tokyo 〒103-0027

Map

(+81) 03-6262-6452

Website

  • Located on the 5th floor of the Takashimaya Shopping Center[10]
  • The logo mascots are Pikachu and Mew
  • First Pokémon Center to include a Pokémon Cafe
Pokémon Center Tokyo DX logo.png
Shibuya November 22, 2019[11] PARCO Shibuya 6F,
15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo 〒150-8377

Map

Website Pokémon Center Shibuya logo.png
Tokyo Bay November 22, 2013 LaLaport Tokyo-Bay West Building 2F,
2-1-1, Hamacho, Funabashi City
Chiba 〒273-8530

Map

(+81) 047-421-7757

Website

Pokémon Center Tokyo Bay logo Gen VIII.png
Yokohama November 9, 2018[15] Marui City Yokohama 8F,
2−19−12, Takashima, Nishi Ward, Yokohama
Kanagawa 〒220-0011

Map

(+81) 045-453-3051

Website

Pokémon Center Yokohama logo Gen VIII.png
Nagoya March 20, 2013 Matsuzakaya Nagoya 5F,
3−16−1, Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya
Aichi 〒460-8430

Map

(+81) 052-264-2727

Website

Pokémon Center Nagoya logo Gen VIII.png
Kyoto March 16, 2019[18] SUINA Muromachi 2F,
78, Kankobokocho, Shimogyo Ward
Kyoto 〒600-8009

Map

(+81) 075-353-0250

Website

  • Located on the 2nd floor of the SUINA Muromachi mall[19]
  • The logo mascots are Ho-Oh and Pikachu
Pokémon Center Kyoto logo.png
Osaka November 26, 2010 Daimaru Umeda 13F,
3−1−1, Umeda, Kita Ward
Osaka 〒530-8202

Map

(+81) 06-6346-6002

Website

Pokémon Center Osaka Gen VIII logo.png
Osaka DX September 20, 2019[21] Daimaru Shinsaibashi 9F
1-7-1, Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward,
Osaka, 〒542-8501

Map

(+81) 06-4256-1125

Website

  • Located on the 9th floor of the Daimaru department store[22]
  • The logo mascots are Grookey, Pikachu and Meowth
  • Includes a Pokémon Cafe
Pokémon Center Osaka DX logo.png
Hiroshima June 26, 2015 SOGO Hiroshima 6F,
6-27, Motomachi, Naka Ward
Hiroshima 〒730-8501

Map

(+81) 082-846-5093

Website

Pokémon Center Hiroshima logo.png
Fukuoka March 3, 2011 JR Hakata City AMU 8F,
1-1 Hakataekichuogai, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka
Fukuoka 〒812-0012

Map

(+81) 092-413-5185

Website

Pokémon Center Fukuoka logo Gen VII.png

Singapore

Name Opening Date Address Contact Details Notes Logo
Singapore April 11, 2019[25] 78 Airport Boulevard,
#04-201 & 202, Jewel Changi Airport,
Singapore 819666

Map

Website
  • First Pokémon Center in Asia (outside of Japan)
  • Located on the 4th floor of the Jewel mall at Changi Airport[26]
  • The logo mascots are Lapras, Pikachu and Celebi
Pokémon Center Singapore logo.png

Previous stores

Exterior of the old Tokyo Pokémon Center

The following is a list of permanently closed Pokémon Center stores.

Japan

Name Opening Date Date Closed Address Notes Logo
Tohoku December 4, 2011[27] June 18, 2017[3] Shop and Wander AER 3F,
1-3-1 Chuo, Aoba,
Sendai 〒980-6103
Pokémon Center Tohoku logo old.png
Tokyo

(First)

April 25, 1998 July 16, 2007[29] Kawasaki Teitoku Building Annex 1F,
3-2-5 Nihombashi, Chūō Ward,
Tokyo
  • First ever Pokémon Center location
  • Closed to relocate to the second Tokyo location
  • The logo mascots were: Poliwhirl, Pikachu and Charmander
Pokémon Center Tokyo logo old.png
Tokyo

(Second)

July 16, 2007 [29] December 7, 2014 [6][7] Shiodome-Shiba Rikyū Building 2F,
1-2-3, Kaigan, Minato Ward,
Tokyo
Pokémon Center Tokyo logo old 2.png
Yokohama March 5, 2005 October 28, 2018[15] Landmark Plaza 4F,
2-2-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi ku,
Yokohama 〒220-8172
Pokémon Center Yokohama logo old.png
Nagoya October 11, 2002 March 16, 2013 Oasis 21 B1F,
1-11-1 Higashi-Sakura, Higashi Ward,
Nagoya 〒461-0005
Pokémon Center Nagoya logo old.png
Kyoto March 16, 2016[30] February 17, 2019[18] Takashimaya Kyoto Store 5F,
52 Nishiiru Shincho,
Kawaramachi, Shijodori, Shimogyo-ku,
Kyoto 〒600-8520
  • Closed to relocate to current location
  • The logo mascots of Ho-Oh and Pikachu remained unchanged
Pokémon Center Kyoto logo.png
Osaka November 14, 1998 November 23, 2010 Umeda Center Building B1F,
2-4-12 Nakazaki-Nishi, Kita Ward,
Ōsaka
Pokémon Center Osaka logo old.png
Fukuoka November 1, 2003 February 25, 2011 Canal City OPA B1F
1-2-22 Labūn, Sumiyoshi, Hakata Ward,
Fukuoka
Pokémon Center Fukuoka logo old.png

United States

Name Opening Date Date Closed Address Notes Logo
New York November 16, 2001 January 2005 10 Rockefeller Plaza,
New York,
NY 10020
  • The first Pokémon Center to open outside of Japan
  • Closed to became Nintendo World, a general Nintendo merchandise store.
    Nintendo World was open May 14, 2005 - January 19, 2016 and reopened as Nintendo New York on February 19, 2016
Pokémon Center New York logo.png

Temporary stores

Occasionally pop-up Pokémon Center stores are opened, often in conjunction with a special event or location, for a limited time only. The following is a list of these temporary stores.

Japan

Name Opening Date Date Closed Address Notes Logo
Sapporo July 1, 2005

November 17, 2005

July 1, 2006

October 2, 2005

April 9, 2006

October 29, 2006

Sapporo ANA Hotel 1F,
1-2-9 West, Kita-3-jō, Chūō Ward,
Sapporo
  • Originally a temporary location. Eventually opened as a permanent store in a different location
Logo
Chūbu Centrair International Airport

(First)

December 26, 2011 January 5, 2012 Chūbu Centrair International Airport 4F,
Tokoname, Aichi
  • This store sold original Pokémon merchandise and bingo games to play.
Pokémon Center Centrair logo.png
Chūbu Centrair International Airport

(Second)

December 28, 2013 January 7, 2014 Chubu Centrair International Airport 4F,
Tokoname, Aichi
Logo
Tokyo Character Street October 10, 2012 November 5, 2012 Number One Plaza,
First Avenue Tokyo Station, Chiyoda and Chūō,
Tokyo
Pokémon Center Tokyo Character Street logo.png
Haneda International Airport International Terminal August 4, 2012 August 19, 2012 International Terminal,
Haneda International Airport, Ōta,
Tokyo
  • This store sold original Pokémon merchandise and bingo games to play.
Pokémon Center Haneda International Airport Terminal logo.png
Pokémon Game Show August 17, 2013 August 18, 2013 Tokyo Big Sight,
Odaiba, Tokyo Bay,
Tokyo
  • 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 temporary logo.png

France

Name Opening Date Date Closed Address Notes Logo
Paris June 4, 2014[31] June 21, 2014[31] Crémerie de Paris (Hôtel de Villeroy),
11-15, rue des Halles – angle 9,
rue des Déchargeurs 75001,
Paris
  • The first Pokémon Center in Europe
  • Opened almost a year after the release of Pokémon X and Y; the Kalos region in these games is based on France.[32]
  • Featured an exhibition of illustrations from the Pokémon games and interactive events for fans
  • Sold a selection of merchandise brought over from the Japanese Pokémon Center stores
Pokémon Center Paris logo.png

United Kingdom

Name Opening Date Date Closed Address Notes Logo
London October 18, 2019[33][34] November 15, 2019[33][34] Westfield London,
Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush,
London W12 7GF

Website - Twitter

  • Opened in conjunction with the release of the Pokémon Sword and Shield games; the Galar region in the games in based on the United Kingdom[35]
  • The store had a demo area for with a 10-minute preview of the games.
  • The store sold an exclusive range of merchandise based on the store's mascot, London City Pikachu, as well as other Pokémon merchandise including collections from PokémonCenter.com, various Trading Card Game items and a range of Nintendo Switch consoles, accessories and Pokémon video games
Pokémon Center London logo.png


Vending Machines

Rendering of a Pokémon Stand vending machine
Main article: Pokémon vending machines

Pokémon Center goods are also sold from vending machines in the United States and Japan.

In the United States a series of Pokémon Center branded machines are maintained by The Pokémon Company International and have been present in shopping malls in and around the Seattle area since 2010. They sell a variety of goods including plush, video games, figures, Trading Card Game items, and charms.

In 2018, The Pokémon Company launched vending machines in Japan under the name Pokémon Stand. These also sell Pokémon Center goods, including (in some locations) exclusive Pikachu plushies.

Online

Pokémon Center Online logo.png

Japan

In Japan Pokémon Center goods are available from Pokémon Center Online and The Pokémon Store at Amazon.co.jp.

A desktop online store was originally available in Japan from March 21, 2001 and a store accessible via mobile phones was available from September 29, 2003. Both of these closed on November 30, 2006.

The Amazon.co.jp store opened on October 18, 2012 and uses the Pokémon Store brand and name. On February 16, 2016 the current pokemoncenter-online.com website reopened for customers in Japan.

United States

US site logo

In the United States Pokémon Center goods are available from PokémonCenter.com.

Original website

The old US site the day before closing

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.

New 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 available 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.

Collections

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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

Trivia

See also

External links

References

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  2. Daimaru Sapporo floor guide (accessed October 31, 2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pokémon Center Tohoku to move to new location - Blubanews (accessed November 2, 2019)
  4. PARCO Sendai store listing (Japanese) (accessed October 31, 2019)
  5. Tokyo Solamachi store listing (Japanese) (accessed October 31, 2019)
  6. 6.0 6.1 「ポケモンセンターメガトウキョー」が、池袋サンシャインシティ アルパ 2F にオープンするよ! - Pokemon.co.jp (accessed November 2, 2019)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Pokémon Center Tokyo moving and reopening as Mega Tokyo - Bulbanews (accessed November 2, 2019)
  8. Sunshine City store listing (accessed October 31, 2019)
  9. 「ポケモンセンタートウキョーDX & ポケモンカフェ」、日本橋髙島屋S.C.東館5階にオープン! - Pokemon.co.jp (Japanese) (Accessed November 2, 2019)
  10. Nihombashi Takashimaya Shopping Center floor guide (accessed October 31, 2019)
  11. ポケモンセンターシブヤが、渋谷PARCO6Fにオープンするよ! | Pokemon.co.jp (Japanese) (accessed November 1, 2019)
  12. PARCO Shibuya store guide (accessed November 1, 2019)
  13. Japan's first official Nintendo store to open in Tokyo on November 22 | TimeOut (accessed November 1, 2019)
  14. LaLaport Tokyo-Bay store listing (accessed October 31, 2019)
  15. 15.0 15.1 ポケモンセンターヨコハマが今秋、「マルイシティ横浜」に移転決定! | Pokemon.co.jp (Japanese) (accessed October 31, 2019)
  16. Marui City Yokohama store listing (accessed October 31, 2019)
  17. Matsuzakaya Nagoya mall floor guide (accessed October 31, 2019)
  18. 18.0 18.1 ポケモンセンターキョウトが、3月に「京都経済センター SUINA室町」に移転を決定! - Pokemon.co.jp (Japanese) (accessed November 2, 2019)
  19. SUINA Muromachi mall floor guide (Japanese) (accessed October 31, 2019)
  20. Daimaru Umeda floor guide (accessed October 31, 2019)
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  22. Daimaru Shinsaibashi store listing (accessed November 1, 2019)
  23. SOGO Hiroshima store listing (accessed November 1, 2019)
  24. JR Hakata City store listing (accessed November 1, 2019)
  25. Pokemon Center Singapore a monster hit at Jewel Changi Airport - CNA Lifestyle (accessed November 2, 2019)
  26. Jewel Changi Airport store listing (accessed November 1, 2019)
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  30. New Pokémon Center store to open in Kyoto - Bulbanews (accessed November 2, 2019)
  31. 31.0 31.1 Temporary Pokémon Center to open in Paris - Bulbanews (accessed November 2, 2019)
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