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Join a Pokémon League!
A Pokémon League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun. Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.
Even if you don’t know all the rules of the game, at a League you can learn game basics and, in no time, perfect your strategy! Joining a League is the best way to hone your skills to compete in Pokémon tournaments, from League Challenges all the way up to the World Championships. Leagues are held in safe public locations, such as game stores, community centers, or libraries, and are run by official League organizers.
2014 League Cycle: XY Challenge
The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks and represents Pokémon featured in the new Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games! Most Leagues meet once a week for three to four hours.
When each season begins, you’ll receive a score card. As you participate in League events, you’ll use this card to keep track of your League matches. If you play in enough matches and track them on your scorecard, you’ll earn special code cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! And, if you meet more specific goals, you can even earn exclusive awards!
Participation includes playing Pokémon TCG games, playing Pokémon video game matches, completing activities, and trading cards.
Need more information? Visit our League FAQ.
Check back to get a glimpse of the XY Challenge Cycle scorecards as they become available!
Just getting started?
The first step to participating in Play! Pokémon events like League is to set up a Pokémon Trainer Club account! Once you have set up your Pokémon Trainer Club account, you will be able to track the events you are attending and earn Player Rewards, Championship Points, and Play! Points.
Do you want to be more involved?
If you are interested in becoming a League Owner, register for a Pokémon Trainer Club account and read our Pokémon League instructions. Once you are familiar with what is required to be a good League Leader, fill out a Pokémon League application. If you already have a Pokémon Trainer Club account, you will need to sign in before you can fill out the application.