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Getting your hands on the latest Pokemon card set can often be a challenge – especially if there’s a lot of hype around the release.

In this article I’m going to share with you my top places to pre-order Pokemon cards, depending on your location. 

Remember, these retailers often put limits on the number of items you can buy, so use multiple stores to help you get the products you want.

QUICK TIP – My strategy has always been to buy 3 of each product:

The Best Place to Pre-Order Pokemon Cards

In my opinion, the best place to pre-order Pokemon cards is at source – directly from the Pokemon Center website

This is because of a few simple reasons:

  • There are sometimes exclusive cards, giveaways or promos that you can only get directly from the Pokemon Center
  • The range of Pokemon products beyond cards are just awesome, and I often like to bundle in other purchases to my order!

Where to Pre-Order Pokemon Cards in the US

1. Gamestop

2. Collector’s Cache

3. Best Buy 

4. Hobbiesville

5. Pokenerds

6. Zulu’s Games 

7. Core TCG

Where to Pre-Order Pokemon Cards in the UK

1. Magic Madhouse

2. Chaos Cards

3. Total Cards


5. Smyths Toys

6. Wayland Games

7. Meeples Corner

Where to Pre-Order Japanese Pokemon Cards

1. Poke Japan

2. Zen Market

Final Thoughts

The list above is a work in progress, and I’ll be adding to it over time. If you’ve had a positive experience pre-ordering Pokemon cards from retailers not mentioned on this list, I’d love to hear from you. Simply drop me an email via the contact page.