日本のマーケット部分 The Giant Japanese Market Thread

I have to assume your family is in a metropolitan area in which case supermarkets don’t sell Pokémon cards. Sometimes you can buy packs in a convenience store if they have some stock. These days they don’t usually have. Big retailers can’t keep high demand sets on their shelves because they sell goods close to MSRP unlike third party sellers online who can charge whatever the market demands . The only sets they will typically have are ones you can buy online for close to retail price. If you go to independent card shops they might have Eevee Heroes but the price will be whatever the online rate is (20,000 yen ?)

Incoming tourists who haven’t been in Japan during the pandemic are going to be surprised how bad the retail situation is for Pokémon these days.

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battle region and S10 are underrated, theyre incredibly fun to open. Kinda unrelated but ill never miss an opportunity to shill my fav sets

You can get Vmax Climax from the Pokemon Centre in Yokohama, or at least you could at the weekend. No chance of Eevee Heroes though

Pokémon Center’s do usually have better stock than other places for sure although they don’t really put the good stuff out in the open anymore like they used to. I guess to prevent people buying out the whole store? They might even still be removing the shrinkwrap if that’s a problem. They usually have a sign up with their daily stock and then you have to ask for what you want at the counter. And there isn’t always one around though compared to like Ito Yokado, Book Off, Yodobashi Camera or Bic Camera. You don’t have much chance to get hot items there anymore. Before the pandemic you could basically get whatever you wanted.


The art on this new S12 card :pinched_fingers:

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Anyone know if the Lucario V full art got a Japanese release? Also does the Darkrai have a full art? Couldnt rly find a ton of clear info on it

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Half lotus, Or true enlightenment? :astonished:

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SR Darkrai V / HR Darkrai VSTAR don’t exist in either Japanese or English (yet)

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Rip. Hope darkrai FA gets a set release

Firstly, apologies if this is the wrong thread for me to post my question. But does anyone knows if there are any fake Japanese Crystal Pokemon cards in the market? If there are, how am I able to see any red flags from photos?

I am aware of the fake English Crystal cards, but not too sure about the Japanese side of things. Thank you.

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Feel free to post a link or photo of one in question and we can take a look!

That would be great!

Thank you in advance.

Edit: removed photos

Normally dont like HR cards but that’s really nice.

These look real to me, but you may only know for certain once you have them in your hand. If you are purchasing them on eBay, CGC will authenticate them if they’re selling for $250+. I imagine that this would reduce some of the anxiety around fakes.

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Thank you! Yeah, thought they look alright, will definitely verify them in person. I am just picking them up for my ungraded collection. Thanks again!

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Was fun.

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trying to purchase cards from a japanese store for the first time with a proxy… what are half-width numbers? it’s not accepting my credit card, saying “half-width numbers only.” presuming it’s because i’m using these babies “123,” can anyone help me?

Also, does anyone have any recommendations for japanese online card markets? currently trying to buy from card rush. thanks!

edit: Nvm, i don’t think they accept either of my card companies. they only accept japanese cards, despite them saying they accept mastercard and visa. does anyone have any experience buying from card rush japan? i don’t wanna use cash-on-delivery payment bc the additional fee would make the money im saving from buying from japan redundant

12334567890 < half-width
1234567890< full-width

If you have Windows IME installed you can change between these.

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Ah, i see thank you! So by default, my pleb canadian numbers are half-width? Does anyone who has experience with proxy services have any insight for payment methods on Japanese websites? Cheers

Ok, so some very nice individuals on the OKJluv discord helped me greatly. Turns out, you need 3D secure (some form of authentication) on your card for payment to work with most Japanese stores. My Canadian card does not have that, and apparently most don’t. So you can pay with Amazon Pay as a work around. Just an FYI to anyone whose wondering bc I had no clue wtf to do