Play in 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!

2014 League Cycle: XY Challenge

Chesnuaght League charmThe 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! The scorecard will look like this:

League scorecard

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 XY Challenge Cycle scorecards as they become available below.

Chespin Season

Chespin scorecard

Fennekin Season

Fennekin scorecard

Froakie Season

Froakie scorecard

Xerneas Season

Xerneas scorecard

Yveltal Season

Chesnaught Season

Delphox 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 and earn Player Rewards, 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!

Video game Premier Challenges

Between April 21 and June 23, 2014, select Pokémon Leagues may operate Premier Challenges for the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games. Premier Challenge tournaments will award Championship Points and give players the opportunity to boost their standing. Organizers who are approved to operate Premier Challenge tournaments may hold only two during this time frame.

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