Pokémon Video Game Championship Points

Information subject to change. Last updated: 7/26/2017.

Video Game Championship Points are awarded to players based on their finish standings at each Play! Pokémon Championship Series event.

VGC events that award Championship Points include:

About the Championship Points System

All Championship Series events award Championship Points to players who finish at first place in their age division. Players finishing below first place earn points only if the attendance at a specific event and in their age division reaches a specific threshold. The awarding of additional Championship Points at an event based on attendance is called a Kicker.

Each Championship Series event has a Best Finish Limit. This is the maximum number of scores that can count for that series, with higher-scoring placements replacing lower scores.

To be eligible for Championship Points and Play! Points, players must have a registered Player ID attached to their Pokémon Trainer Club account and must opt in to the Play! Pokémon program.

VG Championship Points Tables

Championship Points will be used to determine various awards during the 2018 season, including Pokémon World Championships invitations.

VGC Premier Challenge

Best Finish Limit: 2 per series
Play! Points: 1

Autumn Series: September 1 – October 31, 2017

Winter Series: November 1 – January 31, 2018

Spring Series: February 1 – April 30, 2018

Summer Series: May 1 – June 30, 2018

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
1150
2120
3-4100
5-8824
9-16648
17-324100

VGC Midseason Showdowns

Best Finish Limit: 2 per series
Play! Points: 2

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
1500
2400
3-4320
5-82524
9-162048
17-3216100
33-6413200

Select Online Competitions

Best Finish Limit: No Limit
Play! Points: 1

PlacementChampionship Points
150
245
3-440
5-835
9-1630
17-3225
33-6420
65-12810
129-2565
257-5122
513-10241

Regional Championships & Special Events

Best Finish Limit: No Limit
Play! Points: 3

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
12000
21600
3-41300
5-81000
9-168048
17-3260100
33-6450200
65-12840400
129-25630800

VGC International Championships

Best Finish Limit: 4
Play! Points: 5

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
15000
24000
3-43200
5-82500
9-1620048
17-32160100
33-64130200
65-128100400
129-25680800
257-512601600

Special Events

Special Events take place in addition to standard Championship Series events. Most of these occur either as side events at major Championship Series tournaments or as standalone events scheduled at gaming conventions. The format and prizes at special events may vary.

Championship Series Events

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