Play! Pokémon Event Hosting Requirements

The requirements to host Play! Pokémon events differ by the type of event. Become an official Play! Pokémon Store for the Pokémon Trading Card Game in order to get access to the following events.


Pokémon League

The Pokémon League is the entry point for the Play! Pokémon Grassroots Program in your store.

  • Your store must meet the criteria listed here in order to participate in this program. All applications will be reviewed for eligibility.

  • Only one League may exist per venue, and attempts to create a Pokémon League in a location that already hosts one will be denied.

  • Should a League already exist in your store, please contact us to take official ownership over the sanctioned Pokémon activities in your store.

Prerelease Tournament

Pokémon Prerelease tournaments are available to Play! Pokémon Store organizers once you run a Pokémon League and maintain consistent reporting from League events.

To be eligible to host your first Prerelease tournament:

  • Your League must have Season Active status.

  • You must have ordered League materials for the current Season.

To maintain eligibility:

  • Your League must have Season Active status.

  • You must have successfully reported on the most recent prior Prerelease.

  • You must have reported accurately for 2 of the 3 most recent consecutive League Seasons.

  • You must have ordered League materials for the current Season.

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League Challenge

These events will not resume for the 2022 Season. We look forward to sharing more information on these events with the community in the future.


League Cup

These events will not resume for the 2022 Season. We look forward to sharing more information on these events with the community in the future.


This information applies to the United States and Canada only. Eligibility criteria may vary based on geographic region. This information is subject to change at any time. Please check back regularly for updates.

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