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When Does Walmart Restock Pokémon Cards?

When Does Walmart Restock Pokemon Cards
Dustin Otterspoor

Sr. Writer & Editor


Does Walmart Sell Pokémon Cards?

Like many others, you may be wondering when the best time to buy Pokémon cards at Walmart is. In order to buy in time, you’ll need to know exactly when Walmart restocks its cards to beat out the scalpers.

If you don’t want to wait around your local Walmart all day to watch for a restock, read our article to learn if Walmart still carries Pokémon cards, and when the best days and times are to make sure you leave with cards in hand.

Let’s find out when Walmart restocks their Pokémon cards!

When Does Walmart Restock Pokémon Cards?

Based on our experience with multiple stores throughout different states, and other collector’s experiences across the US, Walmart overstocks at night and if possible, when stores are closed. This makes going to the store bright and early upon opening (7 A.M. in most states) is your best bet to find freshly stocked Pokémon cards at Walmart.

What Day Does Walmart Restock Pokémon Cards?

Walmart tends to restock Pokémon cards close to the weekend on Thursdays and Fridays. Every local store is different depending on their distribution agreement and delivery schedule set up with MJ Holdings – the distributor that brings and stocks Pokémon cards for Walmart.

That being said – many actual Walmart employees have stated that stocking simply happens when inventory arrives. In this case, since Walmart is not directly stocking the inventory, the schedule is truly dependent on each local store.

You can call or go into your local Walmart and simply ask any manager when they restock Pokémon cards as well and you may get an answer.

What Time Does Walmart Restock Pokémon Cards?

Walmart tends to restock Pokémon cards late at night, or early in the morning during low-volume foot traffic in the store.

How Do I Know When Walmart Will Restock?

If you like to shop online, you can find Pokémon cards on Walmart’s website that are out of stock and et up custom alerts when they become available or in-stock at your store. Once you receive this alert, you can either purchase online and pick it up in-store, or run to the store and hope what has been stocked is still available.

Did Walmart Stop Selling Pokémon Cards?

Back during the chaos of Pokémon scalpers and in-store violence during 2021, Target decided to stop selling Pokémon cards and made an official statement, although Walmart did not ever officially stop selling cards. CNET reported back in May of 2021 that customers were seeing signs at local Walmart stores suspending the sale of cards due to “inappropriate customer behavior”.

The Verge later reported and confirmed with Walmart directly that they did not suspend the sale of any trading cards, including Pokémon cards.

Where Are The Pokémon Cards At Walmart?

The Pokémon cards at Walmart are usually found at the front of the store, closest to the registers. There is almost always a display wall of trading cards close to the registers so that the area can be easily monitored.

If there is no area for cards near the registers, make your way to the games and kids section of the store to find your Pokémon cards.

Best Pokémon Packs To Buy At Walmart

Unfortunately, you will be tied to what is in stock at your local Walmart when determining what to buy in-store. Walmart usually stocks the most recent booster packs, trainer boxes, and more. If you are looking for older or vintage sets, you will have to turn to shopping online.


We hope you have learned a bit more about when Walmart restocks Pokémon cards in this guide. If you have any personal experiences with when Walmart restocks Pokémon cards, don’t forget to leave a comment below to help your fellow collectors!





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