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.
Find a Pokémon League near you and start playing!
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, as well as earn Championship Points and Play! Points.
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!