Play in 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.

Find a Pokémon League near you and start playing!

2015 League Cycle: Hoenn Gym Challenge

The League cycle is divided into eight seasons, each of which lasts about five weeks with a theme matching the Gyms featured in the new Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Most Leagues meet once a week for three to four hours. When each season begins, you'll receive a card like the one below:

League scorecard

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.

Get a glimpse of the Hoenn Gym Challenge Cycle scorecards as they become available below.

The Hoenn Gym Challenge Cycle

Rustboro Gym Season

Rustboro Gym scorecard

Dewford Gym Season

Dewford Gym scorecard

Mauville Gym Season

Mauville Gym scorecard

Lavaridge Gym Season

Xerneas scorecard

Petalburg Gym Season

Fortree Gym Season

Mossdeep Gym Season

Sootopolis Gym Season

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!

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