Pokémon Regional Championships

You can battle in Pokémon TCG, video game, 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.

  • Up to $50,000 in prizes, scholarships, and gift cards (based on attendance; up to $65,000 when Pokémon GO is also held)

  • No qualifications or residency restrictions to enter TCG or video game events

  • Some qualifications and residency restrictions apply to Pokémon GO, including for early registration, which is linked to performance in GO Battle League and acceptance of terms—see the Pokémon GO Championship Series page for details.

Pokémon TCG players need to bring their own legal 60-card deck for the Standard format. Pokémon video game players must bring their own game system, their own Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game, and a legal Pokémon team. Pokémon GO players must have a legal Pokémon team on their Pokémon 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.


2022 Pokémon Regional Championships Schedule

All Pokémon TCG Regional Championships will use the Standard format, though some may have Expanded side events. Pokémon Video Game Championship Series events will be played on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for the whole 2022 season. Pokémon GO events will use the Great League format.

Most Regional Championships have both Pokémon TCG and video game competitions, and some also feature Pokémon GO. Some events may be exclusive to Pokémon TCG players or VGC players. 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 pending COVID regulations, and some event dates may move or be canceled outright. Please check with the Tournament Organizer for the most up-to-date information. We will do our best to give players as much notice as we can if an event is canceled, but that information may be available through the Tournament Organizer for that event first.


US and Canada Regional Championships Schedule

DateLocationGame(s)
March 18–20, 2022Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S W Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
TCG
VG
April 1–3, 2022Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
TCG
VG
Pokémon GO
May 6–8, 2022Indiana Convention Center
100 South Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225
TCG
VG
May 20–22, 2022Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Dr
Secaucus, NJ 07094
TCG
VG
May 27–29, 2022Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
TCG
VG
Pokémon GO
June 17–19, 2022Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
TCG
VG
Pokémon GO

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

DateLocationGame(s)
March 26–27, 2022Exhibition Centre Liverpool
King's Dock, Port of Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4FP, United Kingdom
TCG
VG
Pokémon GO
May 2022Germany (TBA)TCG
VG
Pokémon GO

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


Latin America Regional Championships Schedule

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


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 and Video Game Regional Championships, the format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the Regionals prizes for the 2022 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 video game participants will receive 3 Play! Points. All TCG, video game, 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

Placement1–24 players25–100 players101–200 players201+ 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 Video Game Regionals Prize Table

Placement1–24 players25–100 players101–200 players201+ 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 Pokémon video game 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

Placement1–24 players25–100 players101–200 players201+ players
1$500$1,000$2,000$3,000
2$250$500$1,000$2,000
3$250$500$1,000
4$150$350$750
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

2022 Pokémon TCG Regionals Championship Points

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

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
12000
21600
3–41300
5–81000
9–168048
17–3260100
33–6450200
65–12840400
129–25630800

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


2022 Pokémon VG Regionals Championship Points

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon VG Regional Championships is as follows.

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
12000
21600
3–41300
5–81000
9–168048
17–3260100
33–6450200
65–12840400
129–25630800

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

Championship Series Events

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