Pokemon Center at the Nintendo World Store in New York City

The Pokémon Center stores, a common sight in the Japanese market, will be making the trek across the Atlantic and will launch an online store in North America later this summer.

The online store will launch on 6th August and will allow consumers to purchase a variety of merchandise ranging from Pokémon plushes and notebooks to iPhone cases and water bottles. The site held a soft launch earlier this week, providing certain outlets a glimpse at some of the various merchandise that will soon be available.

Pokemon Center Goodies Sent to Certain Outlets

The Pokémon Center chain of retailers is not a newcomer to the North American market; there are currently three brick and mortar Pokémon Center locations. Two are located in Washington State while the third is located in New York City at the Nintendo World Store. The Pokémon Center online store was also once available to North American consumers in the past — the store closed, however, on 1st February 2008 as The Pokémon Company wanted to focus more on its retail locations.

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[source polygon.com]