In addition to the regular events in the Championship Series schedule such as Regional and International Championships, Pokémon Special Events give Pokémon TCG and video game players more chances to earn Championship Points. Prizes are often awarded also, at the discretion of the event organizer.
All players in good standing are welcome to participate—there are no qualifications or residency restrictions at any Special Event. Pokémon TCG players need to bring their own 60-card deck that matches the format listed below. Pokémon video game players must bring their own game, system in the Nintendo 3DS family, and a legal team.
2017 Championship Series Special Events
Pokémon TCG Special Events may use either the Standard or Expanded format. On the video game side, competitors will use the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, following the tournament format of the 2017 Championship Series season. Keep checking Pokemon.com for more information on this format and for the announcement of more Pokémon Special Events.
Most Special Events have both Pokémon TCG and video game competitions, although some events may be exclusive to one or the other. Please check the Event Locator for more information about events.
North American Special Events Schedule
Please check back for information on upcoming North American Special Events.
European Special Events Schedule
|10/15/16–10/16/16||SPIEL Fair, Essen, Germany (Pokémon TCG Only)||Standard|
|1/7/17–1/8/17||Op Eigen Wieken, Leiden, Netherlands||Standard|
|4/22/17–4/23/17||Cité Centre de Congrès de Lyon, Lyon, France||Standard|
|4/29/17–4/30/17||Lillerødhallerne, Banevang 7, 3450 Allerød, Denmark||Standard|
|5/6/17–5/7/17||Best Western Premier BHR Treviso Hotel, via Postumia Castellana 2, 31055 Quinto di Treviso TV, Italy ||Standard|
|5/20/17–5/21/17||Casa dei Giochi, Via Sant'Uguzzone 8, 20126 Milan, Italy||Standard|
|5/27/17||Hotel Mercure Wien Westbahnhof, Felberstraße 4, 1150 Vienna, Austria||Standard|
|6/24/17–6/25/17||Pabellón Satélite, Casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain||Standard|
Oceania Special Events Schedule
Please check back for information on upcoming Oceania Special Events.
South American Special Events Schedule
Please check back for information on upcoming South American Special Events.
Russian Special Events Schedule
Please check back for information on upcoming Russian Special Events.
South African Special Events Schedule
|6/17/2017||ICON - Comics and Gaming Convention 2017, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg (Pokémon TCG Only)||Standard|
|6/18/2017||ICON - Comics and Gaming Convention 2017, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg (Pokémon VG Only)|
2017 Pokémon TCG Special Events Championship Points
Best Finish Limit: 8
Play! Points: 3
|Placement||Championship Points||Kicker (# of participants)|
2017 Pokémon VG Special Events Championship Points
Best Finish Limit: 4, shared with Regional Championships
Play! Points: 3
Last Updated May 4, 2017