Pokémon Regional Championships

You can battle in Pokémon TCG, Video Game Championship (VGC), and Pokémon GO Regional Championships, which take place all over the world. After the Pokémon International Championships, the Pokémon Regional Championships are the largest events in terms of both attendance and Championship Point payouts. They also award direct invitations to the World Championships for Pokémon GO.

  • Up to $65,000 in prizes, scholarships, and gift cards (based on attendance)

  • No qualifications or residency restrictions to enter TCG or VGC events

Pokémon TCG players need to bring their own legal 60-card deck for the Standard format. Pokémon VGC players must bring their own game system and a legal Pokémon team. Pokémon GO players must have a legal Pokémon team on their GO account.

In order to participate, players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account; be in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program; and comply with current COVID-19 requirements for large Pokémon events.

Registration for these events is handled by the Tournament Organizer, and an entry fee may be charged at their discretion. Many Regional Championships require online registration, and events may sell out. Please check the Event Locator for details about each event, including information regarding registration.


2023 Pokémon Regional Championships Formats

All the Pokémon TCG Regional Championships will use the Standard format, though some may have Expanded side events. Pokémon VGC Championship Series events will begin in January 2023 and be played in the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games for Nintendo Switch for the whole 2023 season. Pokémon GO events will use the Great League format.


2023 Pokémon Regional Championships Schedule

Most Regional Championships have both Pokémon TCG and Pokémon GO, and from January 2023 onward also feature VGC events. Some events may be exclusive to players of one game. See the table below for more details.

Regional Championships main events take place on Saturday and Sunday. Event listings that include a Friday date feature side events and smaller competitions on that day.

The below event schedule is subject to change.


US and Canada Regional Championships Schedule

Date Location Game(s)
Sept. 16–18, 2022 Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
TCG
GO
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2022 Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL 61602, USA
TCG
GO
Oct. 14–16, 2022 Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S W Temple St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
TCG
GO
Dec. 2–4, 2022 The Enercare Centre
100 Princes' Blvd Unit 1, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada
TCG
GO
Dec. 16–18, 2022 Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011, USA
TCG
GO
Jan. 6–8, 2023 San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101, USA
TCG
GO
VG
Feb. 3–5, 2023 Orange County Convention Center
9400 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819, USA
TCG
GO
VG
Feb. 24–26, 2023 Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley St
Knoxville, TN 37902, USA
TCG
GO
VG
Mar. 10–12, 2023 Vancouver Convention Center
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada
TCG
GO
VG
Mar. 24–26, 2023 Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
TCG
GO
VG
Mar. 31 – Apr 2, 2023 Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46802, USA
TCG
GO
VG
May 5–7, 2023 Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232, USA
TCG
GO
VG
May 19–21, 2023 Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103, USA
TCG
GO
VG
June 2–4, 2023 The Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA
TCG
GO
VG

Dates, locations, and formats subject to change. More events may be added at a later date.


Europe Regional Championships Schedule

See also: Europe Special Events Schedule

Date Location Game(s)
Oct. 22–23, 2022 Lille Grand Palais
1 Bd des Cités Unies, 59777 Lille, France
TCG
GO
Nov. 12–13, 2022Expo XXI
Ignacego Prądzyńskiego 12/14, 01-222 Warsaw, Poland
TCG
GO
Dec. 3–4, 2022 ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart
Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, Messepiazza 1, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany
TCG
GO
Jan. 21–22, 2023 ACC Liverpool
King's Dock, Port of Liverpool, Kings Dock St, Liverpool L3 4FP, UK
TCG
GO
VG
Feb. 25–26, 2023 RuhrCongress Bochum
Stadionring 20, 44791 Bochum, Germany
TCG
GO
VG
May 20–21, 2023 MalmöMässan Exhibition & Congress Center
Mässgatan 6, 215 32 Malmö, Sweden
TCG
GO
VG

Dates, locations, and formats subject to change. More events may be added at a later date.


Latin America Regional Championships Schedule

Date Location Game(s)
Sept. 17–18, 2022 FIERGS Events Center
Av. Assis Brasil, 8787 - Sarandi, Porto Alegre - RS, 91140-001, Brazil
TCG
GO

Oceania Regional Championships Schedule

There are currently no announced Regional Championships for this region. Check back later for more events in this region.


Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each age division. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and awards.

For the Pokémon TCG, VGC and Pokémon GO Regional Championships, the format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the Regionals prizes for the 2023 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season.

18 years of age and older:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or cash

  • Awards under $5,000: Cash

Under 18 years of age:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card

  • Awards under $5,000: Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card

Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

All TCG and VGC participants will receive 3 Play! Points. All TCG, VGC, and Pokémon GO players will also receive a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing! Other participation rewards may also be offered and may vary by event.

Prizes are based on attendance per age division. Unless otherwise specified, all prizes are paid in US dollars and are subject to applicable tax withholding. Prize winners should consult a qualified tax professional regarding their tax obligations.


Pokémon TCG Regionals Prize Table

Placement 1–24 players 25–100 players 101–200 players 201+ players
1 $500 $1,500 $2,500 $5,000
2 $250 $750 $1,500 $2,500
3–4 $- $500 $750 $1,500
5–8 $- $250 $500 $750
9–16 $- $- $250 $500
17–32 $- $- $- $250

Subject to change.

Additionally, in eligible markets, the top 64 Pokémon TCG players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.

  • 1st–8th place: 108 booster packs

  • 9th–16th place: 72 booster packs

  • 17th–32nd place: 36 booster packs

  • 33rd–64th place: 18 booster packs


Pokémon VGC Regionals Prize Table

Placement 1–24 players 25–100 players 101–200 players 201+ players
1 $500 $1,000 $2,000 $3,000
2 $250 $500 $1,000 $2,000
3–4 $- $250 $500 $1,000
5–8 $- $- $250 $500
9–16 $- $- $- $250

Subject to change.

Additionally, in eligible markets, the top 16 VGC players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.

  • 1st–2nd place: 72 booster packs

  • 3rd–4th place: 36 booster packs

  • 5th–8th place: 18 booster packs

  • 9th–16th place: 9 booster packs


Pokémon GO Regionals Prize Table

Placement 1–24 players 25–100 players 101–200 players 201+ players
1 $500 $1,000 $2,000 $3,000
2 $250 $500 $1,000 $2,000
3 $- $250 $500 $1,000
4 $- $150 $350 $75
T-5 $- $- $250 $500
T-7 $- $- $150 $350
T-9 $- $- $- $250
T-13 $- $- $- $150

Subject to change.

Additionally, in eligible markets, the top 16 Pokémon GO players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.

  • 1st–2nd place: 72 booster packs

  • 3rd–4th place: 36 booster packs

  • 5th–8th place: 18 booster packs

  • 9th–16th place: 9 booster packs


2023 Pokémon TCG Regionals Championship Points

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon TCG Regional Championships is as follows:

Placement Championship Points Kicker (# of participants)
1 200 0
2 160 0
3–4 130 0
5–8 100 0
9–16 80 48
17–32 60 100
33–64 50 200
65–128 40 400
129–256 30 800

Notes:
Best Finish Limit: 6 (Shared with Special Events)
Championship Point values subject to change.


2023 Pokémon VGC Regionals Championship Points

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon VGC Regional Championships is as follows:

Placement Championship Points Kicker (# of participants)
1 200 0
2 160 0
3–4 130 0
5–8 100 0
9–16 80 48
17–32 60 100
33–64 50 200
65–128 40 400
129–256 30 800

Notes:
Best Finish Limit: 6 (Shared with Special Events)
Championship Point values subject to change.


2023 Pokémon GO Invites from Regional Championships

Top Pokémon GO players at these events will win an invitation to the 2023 Pokémon World Championships, and some will earn a Travel Award to Worlds, too! Worlds invites will be distributed at each Regional Championships as follows.

Placement Invite Awarded
1 Worlds invite + Travel Award
2 Worlds invite
3–4 -

Championship Series Events

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