Play! Pokémon Professor Cups

Professor Cups are tournaments designed to celebrate the achievements and dedication of our wonderful Professor community! Each event has a specially designed tournament format and thematic, unpredictable rules that keep players on their toes and provide for a truly unique experience. It's a great opportunity to meet and network with Professors from all around your region.

2021 Season Professor Cups

Professor Cup Spring

Saturday, April 17, 2021, beginning at 8 a.m. PDT (with top cut on April 24, 2021)

Professor Cup Summer

Saturday, July 24, 2021, beginning at 11 a.m. PDT (with top cut on July 31, 2021)

Professor Cup Fall

Saturday, October 9, 2021, beginning at 4 p.m. PDT (with top cut on October 16, 2021)

Professor Cup Winter

Saturday, December 11, 2021, beginning at 3 a.m. PST


Everyone who competes in these online events will receive a special in-game set of card sleeves and a deck box for their Pokémon Trading Game Online account. The highest-placing Professors will also earn commemorative trophies and an exclusive messenger bag featuring the powerful Water-type Pokémon Blastoise. Other prizes, such as Professor-branded playmats, notebooks, and booster packs of the latest Pokémon TCG expansion, are also available to win.

Entry Requirements

The online Professor Cup tournaments are open to all Professors in good standing with Play! Pokémon who meet either of the following criteria:

  • Have a Stage 1 or Stage 2 certification

  • Have earned 50 or more Professor Points since:

    • January 1, 2021 (for Professor Cup Spring)

    • April 1, 2021 (for Professor Cup Summer)

    • July 1, 2021 (for Professor Cup Fall)

    • October 1, 2021 (for Professor Cup Winter)

Those who are interested in joining in the fun should keep an eye on the Professor Cup section of the Pokémon Organized Play forums for more details, to register for these special tournaments, and to find opportunities to earn Professor Points.

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