Based in Japan
- Run by Gin, who offers the occasional translation to the site and is good friends with Serebii. Very trustworthy and does a lot of physical Pokemon Center runs for her orders. Prices usually reasonable, but sometimes go higher for more popular/larger items.
- Run by Brian. Prices tend to be very high, resulting in an aggregate of a lot of older merchandise that takes a long time to sell. Only a good site if you are desperate for an item you can't find elsewhere and the ramped-up cost doesn't matter to you. He does make videos of the new merch that comes in - useful for getting a good look at what you're thinking of buying, sometimes not even non-stock photos can show them off in a good light.
- Good for Tomy/Moncollé figures and Plamo, but backordered items could take months and months to come into stock, if they do at all. You don't have to pay anything until they do. You have the option of keeping the items that do come in in a warehouse and control how you want it all shipped, though!
Amazon.jp Pokemon store
- This sells most Pokemon Center goods online about a week after their store release. Amazon.jp does ship most
items internationally but only takes credit card as payment, and shipping prices are a bit iffy. You might be best buying through someone living in Japan (I believe they get free shipping, so they would order for you and charge you price+commission+more reasonable international shipping) and letting them ship it to you for an easier time and a better price.
- Run by a British person living in Japan with their partner, they do the occasional Pokecen run but the vast majority of their sales are done to-order from the Amazon store. They are very trustworthy and often the cheapest, only charging a little extra on top of the item price, and it helps support them until they find work! Not restricted to Pokemon merch, they can buy other things for you too if they are available to them. ***As it's a tumblr blog, you'll probably need to make an account if you don't have one to ease communication, but it may not be necessary as long as you email them
Good eBay sellers who sell legit merchandise:
- among the cheapest, seems to get their stock from the Amazon store
Based in the US
- They take preorders for non-Pokemon Center merch such as capsule-machine and arcade game items.
Based in the UK
- They import legit Eeveelution-based merch and some other things from time to time, and have a physical store in Newcastle.