The Pokemon Trading Card Game is immensely popular right now, with many collectors struggling to get their hands on new card packs. Walmart is one of the most common physical stores for fans to purchase Pokemon TCG booster packs at, so, naturally, people are waiting on a restock. But, when does Walmart restock Pokemon cards? Here’s the need-to-know on when Walmart stores should have the most Pokemon trading cards available.
When is the Walmart Pokemon cards restock?
Right now, Pokemon cards are out of stock in most places. Their rise in popularity and resulting scarcity is mostly down to a trend of coverage from YouTube influencers. While another Pokemon boom period is great, especially when it coincides with the series’ 25th anniversary, average collectors are struggling to find packs. Lots of small retailers don’t have stock, but more surprisingly, even giants like Walmart are selling out of Pokemon cards.
Walmart is most likely to restock Pokemon cards overnight when stores aren’t open. Many retailers focus on replenishing large amounts of stock late at night and early in the morning because there are no customers to serve.
The best time to find Pokemon cards in stock at Walmart is 7 am, right when the store opens. Additionally, shopping on a weekday can improve Pokemon TCG availability; increased footfall on weekends means more custom and lower stock availability as a result.
Of course, there are many potential variables that may mean different rules apply to different stores. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Walmart may have staff shortages and/or assign staff to priority grocery departments. As a result, the availability of Pokemon Trading Card Game products will understandably be impacted.
The global situation could also be slowing the production of new Pokemon cards. Decreased supply would, unfortunately, meet increased demand to cause widespread stock shortages in Walmart stores. This situation would be unavoidable, meaning that collectors must simply wait for the current situation to normalize.
Limited-edition Pokemon TCG 25th anniversary packs are sure to be a hot commodity, so check out the release dates.