Play in a League

Join a Pokémon League!

Pokémon Leagues are regular local events where you can get together with other Pokémon fans to have fun! Bring your own Pokémon TCG deck or video game to play, trade cards and Pokémon, and even earn cool prizes with other Pokémon players just like you!

You’ll use a card to keep track of your Pokémon League matches. As you play matches and track your participation on your scorecard, you’ll have the chance to earn rewards throughout the season! Because fun and participation are the focus of a Pokémon League, players earn the same stamps and awards no matter whether they win or lose the games they play.

Leagues are held in safe public locations, such as game stores, community centers, or libraries, and are run by official League Leaders. Most Leagues meet once a week for three to four hours. The League Leader schedules and advertises meeting times, duration, and location of each League.

Find a Pokémon League near you and start playing!

Host a Pokémon League!

If there is no League in your area, contact your local hobby or game store about hosting a League. Many stores use a volunteer to help coordinate their Pokémon League events. If you are interested in becoming a League Leader, register for a Pokémon Trainer Club account and read our Pokémon League instructions. Then, apply to start a Pokémon League today!

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