Pokémon has dedicated shops in Japan. This popular video game license from Nintendo and Game Freaks regularly releases new derivative products featuring the little monsters of Kanto, Johto and other Pokémon regions.
Although there are several Pokémon official online shops around the world, some goodies from these video game series are only available on the Japanese version of the Pokémon Center. For this reason, Many Pokémon fans are browsing the pages of the Pokémon Center Japan website to see products they couldn't find on the sites in their area.
The official Pokemon Online Store in Japan doesn't ship overseas. If you wish to purchase Pokémon goodies, you will need to use a proxy shopping service, such as White Rabbit Express.
In this part, I explain how to buy products on Pokemon Center Online Japan without moving from home. You'll need to use White Rabbit Express, our Japan proxy purchase service to get your items shipped to your address abroad.
You can access the Pokémon Center Japan online store here: pokemoncenter-online.com
The homepage can be confusing if you can't read Japanese. The primary means of navigation are:
By scrolling the home page down, you will see new products, personalized recommendations as well as the best-selling items, and finally the product categories.
You can use the two navigation methods we mentionned in the previous part to find Pokémon products that might interest you.
You can enter your keywords, and then search for products, using the search bar on the left of the site header. You'll arrive on a search page listing the products that match your keywords.
You can refine your search by clicking on the "更に詳しく探す" button. That will open a drop-down menu. There, you'll find several parameters that will improve your search and reduce the number of results on the page. Here are translations of some of these settings:
Once you have selected all the criteria of your choice, you'll be able to click on the big gray button to lessen the size of the displayed items list. You just have to browse and choose the products that interest you by clicking on them. You'll then arrive on their product page.
The main menu of the Pokemon Center site has five links:
You can select any of these links to access products on the site. Once you have found an item that interests you, click on it to access its product page.
Once you are sure you want to buy a product, all you have to do is go to the White Rabbit Express app. Then, you just have to copy the URLs of the products you are interested in one by one in the "Product Link" field.
To copy a URL, you need to have the product page opens. Click on the address bar of your browser, then press Ctrl+A at the same time to select the entire URL. Finally, copy the address by clicking Ctrl+C at the same time.
After copying all the products links you want to buy, all you have to do is validate your order. Our team will purchase the products for you. You will receive a notification when we'll collect your package at our office in Tokyo.
From this moment, you will be able to choose your international shipping method. Then, all you have to do is wait until your package arrives at your place.
It is often cheaper to go through a proxy shopping service than to use more well-known marketplaces to buy Pokemon by-products from Japan. By choosing a proxy-buyer, you will reduce the number of intermediaries between you and Pokémon Center Japan Online.
By using a proxy purchase service, there is only the proxy-buyer between you and the online store on which you buy the products. White Rabbit Express pricing is transparent, so you know exactly what you'll pay before we validate your order.
Pokémon is one of the franchises with the most derivative items in the world. Most of them are available at Pokemon Center stores in Japan. Thus, you can easily find these products on the Japanese Pokémon Center online store, including the following goodies categories.
The Pokémon Center sells many stuffed toys of all sizes: from "real-size" Lokhlass to Bulbasaur keychains. There are always new plushies that celebrate the first generation Pokémon as well as the newest ones. Indeed, the shop releases a new collection every month.
Pikachu is the uncontested rockstar of this store. The electric rodent is featured on a soft toy with a different costume every months. This will allow you to build a large fluff collection of the world's favorite Pokémon.
As with soft toys, there is always a new t-shirts collection based on the video games or the anime. These Pokémon clothes are suitable for men and women. You can even buy baby clothes on this Japanese online store!
You might also want to read: Japanese clothing sizes guide
You can find all Japanese versions of Pokémon TCG (Trading Card Game) items on Pokémon Center Japan Online. Many Pokémon card collectors buy Japanese versions in addition to their local cards to have the most complete collection possible.
Game Freaks declines its pocket monsters in many accessories sold on the online store Pokémon Center Japan. For example, if you have an iPhone, you can choose from a wide selection of cases.