How To Buy From The Pokemon Center Japan Online (2021)

Are you a fan of Pokemon and want the latest releases before anyone else?

Then you’ve come to the right place!

A lot of Pokemon products are only ever released in Japan and sometimes exclusively sold on the official Japanese website.

This includes seasonal and limited-edition plush toys, smartphone cases, bags, trading cards, clothing, video games, stationery, and almost everything else you can think of. They even sell Pokemon food!

The Official Japanese Pokemon Center Store

There’s no need to travel all the way to Pokemon center Tokyo or Sunshine City anymore!

With our service, you can buy any Pokemon item your heart desires (as long as it isn’t a prohibited item) and get it delivered anywhere in the world.

If you’re worried about the cost of shipping, don’t panic, the domestic shipping (from the Pokemon store to our warehouse) only costs 540 JPY for purchases under 6000 JPY. If you spend over 6000 JPY domestic shipping will be free!

Please note that we will calculate the cost of international shipping when your items reach our warehouse. To find more about how our system works, please read our “How To Use ZenMarket” tutorial here.

How to buy from Japan with ZenMarket

As the site is entirely in Japanese, it may be hard for those who do not understand Japanese, and that’s why we are here to help you. Here is our quick guide of how to find products on the official Japanese Pokemon Center online store.

Homepage top tabs

This is the homepage. You should be able to see 5 tabs located near the top of the page left of a Pokeball logo. From left to right the tabs say:

1. “New Releases”
2. “Search By Campaign
3. “Search By Category
4. “Search by Pokemon
5. “Top Sellers

Click on the tab that interests you the most, then click on the banner or product that you would like to take a closer look at.

If you click or hover over “Search By Category” you will see 14 different categories appear. Going from left to right here are the translations of each category, please refer to the image below to see what Japanese word it corresponds with.

Pokemon Online Store Categories

  1. Plushies & Other Toys
  2. Video Games
  3. Trading Cards
  4. Stationery
  5. Daily Necessities
  6. Kitchen Goods
  7. Smartphone/PC Goods
  8. Trinkets & Accessories
  9. Bags, pouches & wallets
  10. Clothing
  11. CD/DVD
  12. Tickets (sadly as a Japanese proxy we are unable to sell these)
  13. Food
  14. Books

Once you have found an item that takes your fancy, click on the product and the item’s page will appear.

Item page on Pokemon Online Store Japan

In the above example, you can see that we have highlighted two bits of the item’s description, the price and the number of purchases per customer.

Some rare items on the Pokemon Online Store are limited to one person per account, so we will be able only to buy one piece of this product.

If another customer has already purchased the same item then sadly we will not be able to buy it again.

As this item totals to 4,860 JPY, you will need to spend just 1,140 JPY more to qualify for free domestic shipping to our warehouse. 

To roughly calculate the cost of international shipping fees you can take a note of the weight and dimensions of the item/s you are going to order.

weight and dimensions of item

To place your order, you do not need to register on the Pokemon Center online site or add any of the products into your cart. All you have to do is copy the item’s URL and paste it into ZenMarket’s search bar like down below.

Adding an item from other shops to ZenMarket

You will then see a window pop up. If you are planning to purchase an item that has several different sizes, colors, or models, please write a description of the item that you would like. This will save time when purchasing your item. When your item has been checked, you will receive a notification via email, explaining the next process of adding funds to your cart. Once your funds have been added to your cart, you can click pay from “My Account” to pay for your items.

If you have never bought with a proxy service before and unsure about the complete process, please read our tutorial blog here.

We hope this guide was helpful to you. If you have any other questions, feel free to send us a message via the user panel of your account.

Happy shopping and catch them all!

Pikachu gif


About ZenMarket Japan

Most Japanese online retailers don’t ship internationally, but we solve this problem. We buy, consolidate and ship Japanese goods to your address. Our goal is to make buying Japanese goods online as smooth as possible. We have integrated the biggest Japanese online shopping websites: Rakuten, Amazon, and Yahoo! Auctions. You can also make purchases from any other Japanese online shop or auction with us. Just add an item URL from the desired product page to the cart and place the order. 

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Article| 12/02/2019 | TutorialToysAnime