Japanese Pokémon Cards - Official Pokémon TCG from Japan

No matter where you live in the world, you can get official Japanese Pokémon cards. They might not be the easiest or the cheapest to find. But hey, you “Gotta catch ‘em all”, right? Ichiba Japan makes it very easy to shop your favorite Japanese Pokémon Cards and have them delivered all over the world! In addition to the must-have Battle & Theme Decks, useful booster packs, and big booster box, our Pokémon TCG products collection is full of a variety of Pokémon cards Sets. While you're at it, consider getting a Pokémon card holder to store your cards in or a TCG playmat! Here is a list of all the Japanese Pokémon cards for sale at Ichiba Japan:

Japanese Pokémon TCG illustration


About Pokémon

Pokémon are fictional creatures of all shapes and sizes that live in the wild or alongside humans. Most of the time, Pokémon do not speak, except to pronounce their names. Pokémon are caught, raised and trained by their owners (called "trainers"), to battle each other for sport. As the Pokémon grow and gain experience, they occasionally evolve into stronger Pokémon. There are currently over 700 creatures in the Pokémon universe.

Pokémon (Japanese: ポケモン) is a media franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995. The franchise is run by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures. The copyright of the franchise is shared by the three companies, but Nintendo is the sole owner of the trademark.

Pokémon began with two Game Boy (the original) video games, developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. It now extends to video games, trading card games, television shows and animated films, comic books and toys like Pokémon Figures and Pokémon Plush.


A word from the Pokémon team

“For more than 15 years, kids all over the world have been discovering the enchanting world of Pokémon. Today, the Pokémon family of products includes video games, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon animated TV series, movies, toys, and much more. The games encourage strategic thinking and, in many cases, basic math skills. Pokémon puts a strong emphasis on good sportsmanship and respect for other players, as well. And many parents feel that the Pokémon TCG and Pokémon video games encourage their children to learn to read, since reading is required in most Pokémon games.” - The Pokémon Company.


What is Pokémon Trading Card Game

In the Pokémon Trading Card Game, players build decks around their favorite Pokémon and then play against each other, sending their Pokémon into battle to prove who the best Pokémon Trainer is.

Players can begin with theme decks—preconstructed decks designed to cover the basics of the game. Then, they can augment their card collections with booster packs that provide more cards, letting players develop more diverse decks. With thousands of cards to choose from, the game is never the same twice.

The Pokémon Company releases approximately four sets of cards, called “expansions”, each year, so the game continues to evolve and expand for both players and collectors. You can check them all on the official Pokémon website.


Pokémon TCG, more than a game

Originally released in Japan in the 1990s to complement the Pokémon video games, the Pokémon trading card game has become one of the most popular collectible card games of all time, and while the surrounding excitement has risen and fallen, it's never gone away.

Rare cards - expensive, valuable, unique or irreplaceable cards - have been a huge part of that. From the legendary allure of the shiny Charizard to cards that are only given to the greatest players, some Pokémon cards are worth more than you might imagine. Due to the franchise's tremendous popularity, some of the most expensive Pokémon cards can sell for six figures...

This may seem shocking at first, but since Pokémon is a worldwide phenomenon, there is a large base of avid collectors around the world just waiting to get their hands on these highly valued cards.


Where to buy Japanese Pokémon TCG

The principle of the collectible card game is to trade them with other players in order to expand your collection. However, it is not always easy to find the cards you want, especially if you are looking for original Japanese Pokémon cards outside of Japan. Fortunately, you are leaving in an era where the Internet can remove many limitations.

There are online marketplaces or stores where you can order Japanese card games, but be careful with your choice, you don't want to spend your precious money to receive fake cards or even never receive them at all because the sender doesn't know how to handle international customs controls properly.

And even when you find a legitimate online store that sells Japanese Pokémon cards, it's often messy, not up-to-date and poorly translated, so you're not always sure what you're buying. But worry no more, Ichiba Japan is born to help you avoid this kind of things.


Get your Authentic Japanese Pokémon Cards

Whether you’re a casual Pokémon TCG player, an already experienced Pokémon Trainer, or an avid collector searching for your next treasure, if you're looking for authentic Japanese Pokémon cards, you’ve come to the right place.

At Ichiba Japan, we offer all the latest Japanese Pokémon cards, including some very rare ones that you will hardly find anywhere else! Buy today to strengthen your game with the most powerful Pokémon in the Pokéverse. Shop the game's latest Pokémon TCG Expansions, like Sword & Shield—Evolving Skies, Chilling Reign or Battle Styles. Check out our pre-order packs, as well as the packs you can buy now to add to your collection.

We are always up-to-date with the latest exclusive Japanese Pokémon cards, Ichiba Japan picks up your favorite Pokémon TCG directly from the Pokémon Center in Japan and delivers it to your door. Themed Decks, Booster Packs, Booster Box, Case, Sleeve and everything you need to be the best Pokémon Trainer!


Ichiba Japan, real experts in TCG

A large part of our team is made up of what we like to call “Ninja Shoppers”. They are Japanese anime fans, who have dedicated their lives, both personally and professionally, to their love of Japanese anime. Collectors and TCG players themselves, they are true experts in Pokémon cards. As such, they will make sure to collect the best items for you. You won’t find a better selection of official Japanese Pokémon cards, directly shipped from Japan to allover the world, especially not at these extremely competitive prices.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach to our friendly and helpful support staff by email at hello@ichiba-japan.com.

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